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Suicide Prévention

Busting Through the Old Paradigm of Prevention

Laura DiMinno | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) In the month of September, I've written a series of blog posts in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month. They'v...

How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide

Richard Taite | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Richard Taite

It's splashed all over social and mainstream media. Another person in the public eye has passed away from suicide. Tomorrow, it will be someone els...

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.

How Millennials Achieve Their Dream of Making Theater Off Broadway In New York City

Tim Ranney | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Most children have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up, but as they face reality sometimes that dream isn't always attainable. Young adults often find that dreams become out of reach and day jobs must be attended to. That is unless you're Phil Blechman and his team of producers.

Into the Depths of Depression and the Journey Out: An Interview with Three Generations of African American Female Poets

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month the authors of Design of A Woman: LaTerra Wise, Lisa Wright, and Amanda Milbourne break the silence too often felt by women in faith communities, to share some of the experiences that have shaped their poems.

Why Our Approach to Suicide Prevention Needs to Change Now

Leah Harris | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

If we do not drastically change course on our suicide prevention strategies, we will keep having these National Suicide Prevention Weeks and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Months and fundraising walks into the darkness year after year, as the suicide rates continue to climb.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

We Are All Survivors

Kiley Smith | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

This article was originally posted via Cherry Blossoms The Blog Few moments of my life have brought so much pain to me that I struggle to br...

What It Really Feels Like After a Loved One Dies by Suicide

Kerry Turner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Turner

While there is tons of accessible information on the prevention of suicide, very little is said about what the people left behind go through after losing a loved one in this manner.

As Educators and Parents, What is Our Role In Suicide Prevention?

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Michele Nealon-Woods

This fall, more than 20 million college students will head back to school. Of this group, nearly six million will be vulnerable to experiencing feelings of hopelessness and anxiety. Some 200,000 (or 1 in 100 students) will attempt to take their own life.

Toward Preventing Adoption-Related Suicide

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.20.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

The best way to prevent adoptee suicide is to accept that your child comes into your family with an existing family and, very possibly, with grief over losing them. Honor her grief, encourage him to verbalize his anger, and embrace their kin despite your fear.

A Message of Light and Life During Suicide Prevention Month

Sarah McCartan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah McCartan

You are special. You are the only you. You have a story that is not yet finished. It's up to you to live it out. You have lives to impact. You have obstacles to overcome. You have heart to give.

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?

The 'Father Of Suicide Prevention' Dies On World Suicide Prevention Day

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Norman Farberow, one of the founding fathers of modern suicidology and suicide prevention, died last week of undisclosed causes. He was 97. The renow...

Why Aren't We Doing Anything About Gun Suicides?

Nathan Salminen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan Salminen

The number of gun deaths in the United States is out of control relative to the rest of the developed world. If we can't make headway on the problem of gun murders, and it seems that at present we cannot, then we need to shift focus to battles that are winnable. And ultimately, tackling the problem of gun suicides could save many more lives than strategies focused on reducing gun murders.

It Takes Bravery to Accept MentaI Illness, But It Is Worth It

Taylor Shaw | Posted 09.11.2015 | College
Taylor Shaw

Accepting my battle with depression was not easy. Sharing it was even harder. Letting it go took time. But choosing to be courageous and using my experience with depression to help other people was the best decision I have ever made.

Let's #StopSuicide NOW!

Janine Francolini | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Tara and Jim just lost their dear friend Ellie to suicide. They didn't know each other but were connected at the funeral through their friendship with...

How I Lost Faith in Myself and Found It Again

David Ahmad Threatt | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
David Ahmad Threatt

I woke up from a coma strapped to a hospital bed. Spent three days in the intensive care unit, and two weeks in psychiatric care. I knew then there was a purpose for me still being alive.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day: Here's What I've Learned Since My Brother's Suicide

Dave Ladetto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Dave Ladetto

As I boarded a plane for Texas, more thoughts raced through my head. I wondered why he would do something like this, and what the outcome might be.

Surviving Suicide: Life After Loss

Alex Moratto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Moratto

The Huffington Post is starting an initiative to encourage mental health for men. Though suicide affects all age groups and demographics, it is especially common among men who are, according to the AFSP, about four times as likely to die by suicide.

Standing On My Brother's Shoulders

Tara Lal | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Lal

Nobody knew what had happened: Dad didn't, nor did the police. I knew, though. My body was screaming the truth at me, great waves of horror sweeping through it. And, as hard as my body screamed, my head fought against what was utterly inconceivable.

Suicide Prevention Month: Keep Fighting -- Together

Vanessa Berben | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Berben

I almost didn't make it for one of the greatest eras of my life. Right at this very moment, no career has been more rewarding, new friendships have never been so promising, and most importantly: I love someone more fiercely, more openly and honestly than I ever have before. And it almost never happened.

Has The Summer of Hate Ended?

Jim Diamond | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime
Jim Diamond

Now that the "summer of hate" is over and a new season is upon us hopefully the American public, politicians, mass media and academia will all turn their attention to breaking the logjam. Maybe then, just maybe then Andy Parker will be able to rest. He deserves it.

What a Friend's Suicide Taught Me About Death

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Campoamor

I learned that what one person considers selfish, another considers selfless. For some, they believe themselves such a strenuous burden on others that their absence from this world is considered a gift. And to others, that very absence is seen as a egocentric answer to problems usually unseen.

The Tremendous Power of an (Extra)ordinary Action

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

You are so worthy of life and of living it; sometimes it just takes someone else to help you realize that. Sometimes it is the small things you do too, that help someone else realize the same thing about themselves.