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Hauling a Man From a Bridge Railing

Daniel Forbes | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Daniel Forbes

Fantastical as it sounds, my intervention wasn't my first encounter with someone potentially suicidal that particular trek across Portland's Burnside Bridge, as my family and I headed for Sunday's Pride Parade.

Suicide and Trauma May Be Woven in DNA for Native Americans

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Annette Pember

According to researchers, high rates of addiction, suicide, mental illness, sexual violence and other ills among Native peoples might be, at least in part, influenced by historical trauma.

Amanda Terkel

Top Hillary Clinton Officials Hear From Substance Abuse Community In Iowa, New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's policy advisers held discussions last week with experts working to address substance abuse in Iowa and New Hampshire, ...

How Social Media Can Hide Signs Of Trouble Among Students

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

Madison Holleran's online persona depicted the life of a thriving college freshman, filled with friends, family and a love for running track. But behi...

'Why I'll Tell My Son About My Suicide Attempt'

Kelley Clink | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

I've always known that I would tell my son the truth about his uncle -- both how he lived and how he died. I've always known I would tell him the truth about me. I want to tell him the truth about everything -- even the scary, complicated stuff. Especially the scary, complicated stuff.

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Since the 1990s, suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled, while suicide rates among white children have fallen, accordin...

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!

Global Day for Hope Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Throughout the month of May, people of all ages are sharing messages of hope across social media, fueling the mission and inspiring a multitude of conversations promoting the importance of mental health care.

Marina Fang

Hillary Clinton Campaign Begins Drafting Policy Solutions To Heroin Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin's toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her policy team to dra...

How to Deal with Your Moody Teenager

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Show me a moody teenager and I'll show you someone who won't adapt to change, much less embrace change or accept that a change has happened. Before w...

The College Transition: Navigating the Deep End of the Pool

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

via Stockvault.net It's that time of year again. The universal reply date for colleges has just come and gone, so students are dealing with the afte...

Why Suicide Is Such a Hot Topic

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Media
Tara Sonenshine

Suicide is not a happy topic but we need to hear about it and talk about. The truth is the media deserves credit for bringing the issue of suicide to light. Reducing the stigma of mental illness is half the battle. Removing taboos and encouraging open conversation is a positive step. We need more articles about depression, not less.

Sioux Suicides

Martin Marty | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Most of us who live far from the reservation can turn the page and move on. But, given the history of the U.S. Government and the citizen record, one seeks "a spiritual victory" without much hope.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Mariel Hemingway on Mental Health Awareness

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The Academy Award-nominated actress and bestselling author is out with two new books that focus on mental health issues: Invisible Girl, written for teenaged readers, and her personal memoir titled Out Came the Sun.

May Means Hope for Mental Health!

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.

Choose This Day: Author Kathryn Craft on Healing with Fiction

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kathryn Craft is the author of The Art of Falling and the new release, The Far End of Happy, a fictionalized account of the day her first husband ch...

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

Standing Up for Pine Ridge: Because Every Child Is Ours

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

he Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located in Ogala Lakota County, South Dakota. A community entrenched in a historic and complex array of social and economic challenges. Tragically, recent events have sparked an ever-heightened sense of crisis and concern.

Facebook Has A New Suicide Prevention Feature. Will It Work?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In February, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a suicide prevention feature. Although the social media platform has given users the option to...

Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Two

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

As one might imagine, if you're black, LGBTQ and depressed, you're stumbling around with an even heavier, crushing burden on your shoulders. Before we delve deeper into that, it behooves us to first examine depression among the black community as a whole.

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

'Why do we need to be told which toys are appropriate for girls and boys?' and 'Why are toys even categorized according a child's gender?' But, there was still a more crucial question that even I, a life-long feminist, did not think to ask: "Are there really only two genders?"

Not One More: Protect and Empower Trans Youth

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

While trans visibility is increasing, and we're seeing more positive representations in the media, our youth remain vulnerable and mostly unheard.

Why Did Dr. Fredric Brandt Die?

Janet Carlson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Janet Carlson

I can't help thinking of the clash between notions of tolerance in our society, for which we so often pat ourselves on the back, and our compulsive fascination and heartless criticism of "misfits", aka the bravely idiosyncratic and original.