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Suicide Rates

Reminder: Suicides Don't Actually Increase Around The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Suicide rates are usually at their lowest during the month of December. But you wouldn’t know it based on stories in the media that link this time o...

Educating for Democracy: the "Inner Emigration"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: the "Inner Emigration" During the period in Germany and Austria when the Nazis were running the government of the two coun...

There's Been A Startling Rise In Suicide Rates In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living


The Sad Reason U.S. Life Expectancy Is Stalling

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday. A child born last year...

Government Made Our Middle Class: Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Yet, opposition to any government programs has hurt this segment of society the most, as they tend to be situated in the poorest red states that need and depend on government transfer payments -- such as social security, Medicare, Obamacare and food stamps.

The Urban-Rural Divide In Suicide Rates Is Big, And It's Growing

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

LARAMIE, WYO. — After her family moved from suburban New Hampshire to the wind-whipped plains of southeastern Wyoming, Monica Morin embraced small-t...

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...

The 'If Only' of Suicide

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

As we take in the tragedy of Robin Williams' passing, we should also reject the shambles that is mental health care for most Americans. If there is an "if only" that makes sense, it is a societal one.

Matt Ferner

Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Pot Legalization And Suicide Rates | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A team of economists' newly published report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests states that have legalized medical marijuana may see a ...

Rising Suicide Rates Spur Global Push On Prevention

Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 09/10/2013 09:47 AM EDT on LiveScience The stigma surrounding issues of mental health and suicid...

Suicide: What Contributes to It and What We Can Do About It

Tia Powell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

The CDC recently released new and disturbing data about an increase in suicide by Americans between the ages of 35 and 64; the new rate is 17.6 per 10...

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

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.

Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Individuals who are truly suicidal are oftentimes past the point of wanting (or being able) to ask for help. Therefore, it is up to others to recognize the various warning signs and intervene.

While the Army Stands Down, Suicide Rates Are Still Up

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the stakes this high, service members, veterans and their families deserve transparency and accountability.

10 Sure Signs America Is in Decline

David Macaray | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

Washington survived Valley Forge, Kennedy survived PT-109, Reagan survived a gun shot. And our commander-in-chief passes out from eating a pretzel. Who can deny that our best days are behind us?

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

New York Has The Lowest Suicide Rate, Yet Is Still 'Unhappy'

Posted 08.01.2015 | New York

New Yorkers may be be the least likely of Americans to commit suicide, but that doesn't mean they're the happiest. Researchers from Hamilton Colle...

Nearly 15% Of Latina Teens Have Attempted Suicide, Says Study | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why. "It's a startling problem,...

Band-Aids on Bullying Can't Stop Suicide

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Today kids get more pressure from their peers -- than anyone else -- to be cool, to fit in and to do whatever is necessary to prove that you do.

High Suicide Rate on Indian Reservation Near Epidemic Proportions

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Giago

With suicide rates soaring among young Native Americans, the Sweetgrass Project is feeling its way through small successes and foibles as it works to reduce suicides on a South Dakota reservation.