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About Friends

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

My gang in college was comprised of ten or so guys, all slightly left of conventional. We banded together by striving to be a bit disrespectful (though not so much as to fail classes).

Julian Brave Noisecat

Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twic...

Saving Lives in the Bisexual Community

Ellyn Ruthstrom | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Ellyn Ruthstrom

We were standing at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston streets waiting for our Boston Pride contingent to march through the streets of the city. The two of us had just met and I asked him how he had found out about the bi community.

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.

End All Youth Detention and Torture at Rikers Island Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nobody of any age should be held in jail without a trial for three years. No child or adolescent should be held in an adult jail. Yet, a 16-year-old accused of stealing a backpack was kept in one of the most violent adult jails in the United States, Rikers Island in New York City, for three years without a trial. This was morally scandalous and inhumane. Even worse, he spent more than two years of that time in solitary confinement, locked up alone except to go to the shower, the recreation area, the visit room or the medical clinic. This was torture. The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder on June 6, barely two years after his release and return home, was the final horror in his tragic and brutal journey into the depths of the adult criminal justice system in New York.

Mental illness and Slow Death by Solitary Confinement

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 06.12.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

On June 7th, the American prison system took another life. Kalief Browder had not been confined behind the walls of a prison for several months, but the system remains largely responsible for his death nonetheless.

China Punishes Officials After 4 Abandoned Child Siblings Commit Suicide

AP | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Several local Chinese officials were fired or suspended following the suicides of four siblings, aged 5 to 13, who were abandoned by ...

The Power of Words: A Letter From the Psych Ward

Anna Lovind | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

The power of the written word was not new to me. Without books I'm not sure I would have survived those first 18 years of my life. Literature was my medicine, my escape, and my rest, all through growing up. But never did it matter more than during those days with Anna Karenina.

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.

Turning Ripples Into Tidal Waves for Flawless Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

The Kennedy Forum convenes policymakers, educators, researchers, providers, and people with the lived experience of mental health challenges to participate in discussions examining the future of mental health in the U.S. and abroad.

David Lohr

Pregnant Woman's Suicide A 'Setup,' Family And Friends Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Crime

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Five months ago, a young expectant mother here was found dead in a local river. A coroner's ruling that she took her own life sen...

What ESPN Got Wrong When Reporting About Madison Holleran

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Part of what makes the piece so compelling is a series of storytelling devices and disclosures that also make it, frankly, irresponsible. What most people don't realize is that ESPN's coverage of Holleran's death could potentially harm vulnerable individuals.

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...

Man Threatens Suicide, Police Kill Him

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

Justin Way was in bed with a knife. His girlfriend called a non-emergency number to try to get him into a hospital. Minutes later, cops shot him dead....

'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.

Enhancing Mental Health Awareness on Campuses and Beyond

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to cast a brighter spotlight on this issue and on t...

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.

How Eddie Redmayne Helped Remind Me That There's So Much To Live For

Camryn Garrett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Eddie Redmayne reminds me of everything that's bright and beautiful in this world. And whenever I feel like I can't make it anymore, I sing One Day More from Les Mis. I try to remind myself that, if I can stay one more day, I'll have the chance to be like Jane Villanueva.

Memorial Day & Veteran Suicides - Simply UNACCEPTABLE!!!

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

This year, as you prepare for Memorial Day by buying your burgers, beer and barbecue sauce, maybe throw one more purchase into the mix.

"Wait, Mom, Are Those Police or Isis?"...

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.

Messages From the Playground: Healing Homophobia Before it Begins and Preventing Bullying Before it Starts

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Tompkins

Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.

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.