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Montana Has The Highest Death Rate For White Americans -- And It's Rising

The Guardian | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

The death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999, but Montana officials wrestle to explain why the state has the highest ...

Helping Black Boys Survive: What A Difference A Smile Makes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Basic respect and human decency--just plain kindness--can go a long way in building self-esteem in our children and helping a young person in crisis make it to the next step.

A Tremendous Problem Facing The Trans Community

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

My brother died in a car crash when he was 18 and my family never really recovered from it. I can't begin to imagine the Prescott family's pain. We live in a world that makes it very, very difficult to be trans.

WHO Calls For Action To Reduce Global Suicide Rate Of 800,000 A Year

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people each year worldwide commit suicide - around one person every 40 s...

The Real Mental Health Issue in Gun Violence

Kimberly Williams | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Let us use this opportunity to save lives by doing something about the most common way in which guns cause death in America. Reducing access to lethal means can be the difference between a loved one's darkest hour and their final hour.

The Tragic Cost Of Recession

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply since the economic crisis took hold in 2007 and political leaders sh...

Suicides Now America's Leading Cause Of Death By Injury

Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Around the time of recession rocked the United States, its population experienced a disturbing shift: Today, suicide takes more American lives than an...

All Hands on Deck: How We Can Help Someone Who's Suicidal

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking an "all hands on deck" approach to suicide prevention can truly save lives. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and the helper tasks that can prevent a suicide equips us with powerful tools for assisting those at risk.

Preventing Suicide, One Step at a Time

Rae Abileah | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rae Abileah

For years I've been a "Bring Our Troops Home" banner waving leftist, attending anti-war marches and rallies more often than I ate ice cream. Now that our troops are actually coming home from Iraq, many are killing themselves. Why?

Addressing Adolescent Suicide

Marushka Mujic | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Marushka Mujic

Loneliness, fear, isolation, intermittent depression and inexplicable rage are frequently referenced as main contributors to young, risky behavior. But what about underestimation of adolescent ability?

How The Economy Affects Suicide Trends

Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

Suicides in the United States ebb and flow with the economy, rising in bad times and falling in good, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control a...

The Wonder of South Korea

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Takahashi

I've embarked on a world journey, perhaps my tenth, to learn more about Planet Earth and humanity. My first stop is Seoul, South Korea. I've been here at least annually over the past quarter century.

Early Data Suggest More Suicides In 2008; Rise Is Similar To Past Recessions

Wall Street Journal | SARA MURRAY and BETSY MCKAY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Early signs suggest the number of suicides in the U.S. crept up during the worst recession in decades, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of st...

What About The Boys? Male Issues Ignored in U.S. Culture

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Growing up is tough. But for boys, it may be even tougher. While both boys and girls face issues -- in school and out -- the problems affecting boys ...