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Rethinking the College Mental Health Crisis: Do Bubble Wrap and Special Snowflake Myths Prevent a Vision for Needed Change?

Kristen Lee | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Kristen Lee

This is Part One of a three-part series about Mitigating the College Mental Health Crisis. Every generation has its' own martyrdom anthems. Boomer...

One Year After San Bernardino

Judy Belk | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Judy Belk

On Friday, hundreds gathered to remember the victims of that horrific day when gun violence claimed 14 more lives and left 22 people with serious injuries.

"Wake the F**k Up, Marines"

Mariel DiDato | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Mariel DiDato

With the recent passing of Veteran's Day, I would like to use this platform to share a message from someone currently serving The United States. The f...

The Pastor Who Attempted Suicide

Steve Austin | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Steve Austin

Every September 21, I wonder where my notes went. The secrets they held, the deathbed confessions, the pain I was finally releasing. It was all on paper. But they are gone, and I am here, unsuccessful in my attempt to die.

Honoring National Coming Out Day

Peter C. Frank | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Peter C. Frank

Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day in the United States. Today, we also celebrate World Mental Health Day. My story touches upon both celebra...

Mental Health on Air: How Radio is Getting Teens Talking About Mental Health in Malawi and Tanzania

Kevin Perkins | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Kevin Perkins

Co-author: Heather Gilberds Currently completing a PhD in journalism and communication at Carleton University, Heather was the program manager of Farm...

I Never Understood Depression Until My Mother Died From It

Alexandra Owens | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Alexandra Owens

I want to hold your hand in silence. I want to scream at the world with you and rub your back as you weep. We both know your strong, we both know you can push past this; and if you need me to remind you of this I always will.

How Fuzzy Memories Can Be The Most Difficult To Forget

Laura Ward | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Laura Ward

It's strange how memory works. Mine isn't very good these days. Sometimes I seriously wonder if I should start talking with a doctor to find out if I ...

Preventing Suicide Takes a Public Health Approach

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Co-authored by: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services "Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off...

Real Talk: Why We Need To Continue The Conversation About Depression

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Lauren Santye

The stigma around depression and suicide needs to end now. Those who are in need of help should not have to feel weak or embarrassed just by asking for it.

Why We Should Talk About Mental Health And Suicide Prevention Now

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Written with Ellen Utley For so many young people and their families September is a time associated with the invigorating feeling of setting off for a...

What My Grandmother's Depression Taught Me About Suicide

Diana M. Raab | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Diana M. Raab

Many people view suicide as a selfish act and I can see that. I've been married 39 years, am a mother of three and grandmother of two. We're a close knit family and I'm sure my death would have a huge impact on my loved ones.

Suicide Prevention: Remembering A Dear Friend

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Mary Giliberti

Every person has value. That's why the loss of lives to suicide is a profound tragedy and why September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

5 Things We Can All Do To Help Stop Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Lisa Firestone

By accessing and sharing the essential information that is readily available on suicide, we can all do our part to help people get the help they need when they need it. We can end the stigma and help save lives from senselessly being lost to suicide.

A Note to Self: You Are Not Defined By Your Depression

Minaa B | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Minaa B

Keep fighting for that life of yours, yes you still struggle with depression till this day, but you are operating as your best self. You are healing. You are thriving. You are living in light, not being ashamed of your identity or hiding yourself from the world.

5 Lies Your Depression Tells You When You Are Suicidal

Amanda Redhead | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Amanda Redhead

Before you read this, I want you to know that I'm not just some do-gooder on the Internet that doesn't understand what it feels like to be immersed in...

Transmuting The Curse Of Suicide Into A Blessing

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

There are times when we all feel cursed by fate. A person who has experienced suicidal ideation knows this feeling well. That person often believes th...

17 Perfect Tweets To Read If You're Struggling With Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home

Mental illness has a way of sucking the color, vibrancy and excitement from life. It can cause crippling physical and emotional symptoms and, occasion...

Dodge Darts, Fila Sweaters and Suicide: The Danger of Facades

Bryan Behar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Bryan Behar

When I was ten, I once sobbed for three straight days. No relative had died. I hadn't been bullied for wearing unbearably tight tennis shorts (not thi...

Suicide Headaches Are Real and Awful - #NSPW2016

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Like all things linked to suicide, cluster headaches are something we should strive to talk about more. With more open dialogue people in need can get the empathy they need.

#StopSuicide -- Let's End The Silence

Erin Coriell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Erin Coriell

I tried to make sense of it, to find meaning in it all. I was unsuccessful. The only thing I could do was accept it and share her story with the world. My words today are a statement of love in memory of such a magnificent woman.

World Suicide Prevention Day: See You At The End Of The Tunnel

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Charmaine Belonio

Fight for the other walking wounds who are yet to hear your bold, bright, and beautiful story. You've got this. Choose to stick around. Hang on tight. See you at the end of the tunnel.

Preventing Violent Extremism 15 Years After 9/11

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Benjamin Orbach

In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

From Pastor To A Psych Ward: How A Suicide Attempt Saved My Life

Steve Austin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Steve Austin

They found me mid-morning, when I didn't show up for my out-of-town interpreting assignment. My clients were concerned. When they couldn't reach me, ...

A Suicide Survivor Shares His Story - #NSPW2016

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

As cliche as it sounds, by telling your story you'll realize you were never alone.