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Suicide Prévention

Celebrities Offer Advice to LGBT Youth and Allies at TrevorLIVE

Lamar Dawson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Lamar Dawson

The entertainment and performing arts world came together last night to raise money for The Trevor Project at TrevorLIVE 2016. The semi-annual fundrai...

It'll Be Two Months... A Fight For Sobriety; A Fight For Redemption

Kevin Hines | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

I am so grateful that my hopeful story has inspired and moved Travis swiftly toward change. He knows that the strong network of people who have been where he's been before -- and overcame have guided his new path.

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman

Minaa B | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Self-care matters to me because one day I will raise a young black king or queen, and I want him or her to know that they are worthy, praised and powerful. Not because of the color of their skin, but because that is how they were created.

Support for Families When A Suicide Attempt Hits Home

USA.gov | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
USA.gov

USAGov and Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention share six areas where you can make a positive difference during chaotic, stressful events, for you and your family.

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.

Depression and Me

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

There is only ONE you, YOU MATTER --so keep trying, keep your head up and keep choosing to live....because YOU ARE LOVED.

What Does Flawless Prevention Look Like?

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Starting early with educating and empowering people with holistic tools and treatment to prevent drop out rates, suicide, unemployment, homelessness and most importantly human suffering - a challenge that I suspect everyone is up for taking on, no matter what side of any debate.

Grieving My Father's Suicide

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

When I was fifteen years old my paternal grandmother committed suicide. Over the next two decades I watched my beloved father come undone, and on October 17, 2006, my dad followed in his mother's footsteps and took his own life.

Death Sentence of Masculinity.

Henrietta M Ross | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Henrietta M Ross

I have been watching Grayson's Perry series, All Man for the last two weeks, a programme that looks at the cult of masculinity, what is this thing cal...

Dear Twitter: Your Platforms are Hurting People

Jennifer Grygiel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Media
Jennifer Grygiel

It's time for social media companies to form a self regulatory council. We need them to coordinate their efforts in order to improve moderation and reporting on their platforms.

My Brother Died From a Mental Illness. Let's Talk About It.

Brianna Zimmerman | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
Brianna Zimmerman

I wonder if things would have been different if my brother could have talked about his illness more instead of being shamed or stigmatized because, through absolutely no fault of his own, he was burdened with a terrible, terrible disease.

Live Stream Of Suicide Prompts Investigation

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have launched an inquiry after a young woman appeared to record her suicide on Periscope, the mobile web applicat...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

A Letter To My 15-Year-Old Self

Madison Clark | Posted 05.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Madison Clark

It doesn't matter how young or old you are; everyone has endured pain at least once in their life. Whenever these situations arise, it's important to remember that you aren't alone. At times, it may seem so easy to give up because it seems impossible to see outside the labyrinth when you are stuck inside, but the journey out of this maze is the most rewarding part.

You Are #NotAlone

Tim McDonald | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

As someone who has battled depression, I've seen firsthand the dark places it can lead to. I've also seen the opportunity that presents itself when we begin to open a dialogue about topics that so many prefer to change the subject on as soon as they are brought up.

A Radical New Direction for Suicide Prevention and Care

Leah Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

The recent findings from National Center for Health Statistics indicating that the suicide rate in America has reached a thirty-year high have prompte...

The Cultural Roots of Suicide in the U.S.

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

Girls and boys have been telling us for decades that American culture is to blame as to why we are seeing such high rates of suicide in the U.S.

Celebrating My Bipolar Diagnosis

Michael Weinberger | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

I am stronger today than I have ever been. I'm looking forward and am realistic about the fact that another episode may be lurking around the corner. It doesn't frighten me as I know I have the right support structure in place and stories like the one above to remind me that this too shall pass -- it always does!

Advice 12: Is My Boyfriend Suicidal?

Brent Stoller | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ****...

I Lived: On Rising Suicide Rates and Media Responsibility

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Ten years after my suicide attempt, I can say with confidence that life is good. It was worth sticking around for. I wish I could say that I was cured of the depression, the self-injury, or of the suicidal thoughts, but I'm not. They still pop up occasionally.

A Psychologist/Suicide Attempt Survivor Reacts to New U.S. Suicide Stats

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Bart Andrews has one of the most compelling stories of anyone I know in the suicide prevention arena. He's a gifted psychologist, an energetic advocate for suicide prevention and a suicide attempt survivor.

Muted Joy: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh Again

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Mom's hearty laugh and gentle voice didn't just lead me to the stage; it lead me back to love, life, and heart-healing laughter.

How Bullying Cost My Former Classmate His Life

Gloria DiFulvio | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Gloria DiFulvio

I think he knew better than to subject himself to his peers during those unattended morning hours. The schoolyard could be a dangerous place for all of us, especially if you were different.

Mental Health Takes a Hit at Boston University

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Ibrahim Rashid

I hesitantly stepped onto Boston University's campus in the fall of 2014. As someone with anxiety, I was apprehensive about the transition to a big school in an even bigger city, but I had not anticipated the hardships I would face.

Dear Person Contemplating Suicide: I Beg You to Read This

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Arlene Nisson Lassin

You are not a burden, and no one who loves you will be better off without you.