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Suicide Prévention

Why I'm Increasingly Frustrated With Closeted Pro Athletes

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 09.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The ability to help other LGBT athletes -- to yes, actually save people's lives -- is the most powerful opportunity of all.

Jail Suicide Is Not Justice

Jim Liske | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime
Jim Liske

The most dangerous thing in jail isn't a fight among prisoners or an officer using excessive force. It's not even cancer or heart disease. The leading cause of death in our nation's jails is suicide, and it's becoming more common.

Saving Lives From Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

Why Dignity Is Our Destination

Eduardo Vega | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Eduardo Vega

Dignity is every human's birthright, one value that can cut across all cultures and situations. All too often, those of us with mental health challenges have experienced their dignity being taken , though, by stigma and discrimination, forceful, demeaning and negative treatment, by silencing and shame.

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

When Back-to-School Means Back to Being Scared for Kids With Disabilities

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Going back to school is always going to be a little nerve wracking. Kids will always worry about classes, friendships, and keeping up with the latest fads. But they should never have to worry for their safety.

Losing a Parent to Suicide

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

That can't be my dad. He was at my house two days earlier, bringing my daughter a present for her ninth birthday. You don't do that if you're about to end your life, do you? And he hugged me goodbye. Did he know then that was the last time he'd ever hug me? I sure didn't.

Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your Verse Be?

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 08.09.2015 | Impact
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Robin Williams was a kind man, noted for his good deeds and the joy he brought to so many of our lives. I think he would want us to grow from this loss, to take what we've learned, and to share it with our village.

LGBT Suicide: A Risk Reduction Strategy

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Stephanie Mott

I was highly honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference last week in Kansas City. There were many intimate discussions about what can be done to lessen the likelihood that people will choose to attempt to bring an end to their own lives.

Grateful to My PLN and Project Semicolon

Marty Keltz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

I began this post talking about how alone and isolated you can feel battling depression. Getting my own very first tattoo yesterday, just before my 71st birthday, is an important rite of passage, and another powerful example of how remarkable my Professional Learning Network (PLN) is.

Sandra Bland and the Dilemma of Mental Illness in the Black Community

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Even as the nation grapples with the sad case of Sandra Bland, there is a part of this story which is really being ignored. Official autopsy results have concluded that she died as the result of suicide. The family vehemently disagrees, as does much of the nation, but what if she did?

It's All About Acceptance

Holly Neiweem | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Neiweem

It's time for a more inclusive and compassionate society where we lift others up rather than diminish them. Even one suicide is too many and we can and should all be a part of the solution.

My Mother's Suicide

Derrell Jamison | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Derrell Jamison

Even still, talking about these things allows everyone to be on the same page. If I had known that my mother was actually suffering from a mental illness then I may have been better able to recognize the signs she was clearly showing before she took her life. I may not have been able to stop her, but I would have been given the opportunity to try.

A Presidential Debate on Science: Mental Illness and the Human Dimensions of Science

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Some people think science is dry or boring and has nothing to do with their lives. Still more believe that science has become so complex that politicians are incapable of talking about it, that no one but scientists can discuss it. But science is now so integral to every aspect of our lives that it has to be talked about by those who wield power.

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.