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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 05.28.2015 | 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 the c...

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.

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Begins Drafting Policy Solutions To Heroin Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin's toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her policy team to dra...

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

How to Deal with Your Moody Teenager

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Show me a moody teenager and I'll show you someone who won't adapt to change, much less embrace change or accept that a change has happened. Before w...

The College Transition: Navigating the Deep End of the Pool

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

via Stockvault.net It's that time of year again. The universal reply date for colleges has just come and gone, so students are dealing with the afte...

Why Suicide Is Such a Hot Topic

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.17.2015 | Media
Tara Sonenshine

Suicide is not a happy topic but we need to hear about it and talk about. The truth is the media deserves credit for bringing the issue of suicide to light. Reducing the stigma of mental illness is half the battle. Removing taboos and encouraging open conversation is a positive step. We need more articles about depression, not less.

Widow Says Southwest Refused To Let Her Call Suicidal Husband

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

A Wisconsin woman says Southwest Airlines wouldn't allow her to make an emergency phone call last month, one that could have potentially saved the lif...

The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

Sioux Suicides

Martin Marty | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Most of us who live far from the reservation can turn the page and move on. But, given the history of the U.S. Government and the citizen record, one seeks "a spiritual victory" without much hope.

The Farewell Party: An Israeli Love Letter to Dr. Kevorkian

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Is the media suddenly realizing that there are people who were born before 1945 who are still very much alive? And that there's whole bunch of them? According to the 2010 census, if I read Wikipedia correctly, the figure clocks in at 28,282,721.

Treasured or Trampled?

Millie Grenough | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Credit: Paul Bloom Today's front-page headline in my New Haven Register announced: "Fewer suicides, but younger victims." The write-up continues: ...

Reliving and Reviving Memories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I continue to celebrate and honor my grandmother's life by following her passions for reading and writing. Both these pastimes are an integral part of my own life. This is my way of honoring her.

Burying the Stigma of Mental Illness

Heather Rorrer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Rorrer

When the death of a loved one is suicide, or any facet of mental illness is involved, there's a stage in the grieving process psychologists don't list: stigma. Survivors bear the stigma of survival. Even as friends gather to sympathize, you sense an unspoken undertone: Surely you knew something.

One Veteran's Passion and Commitment to Create Change by Engaging the Corporate World

Shad Meshad | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Shad Meshad

When published suicide statistics reached 22 veterans a day, Frank Spady said "Enough!" A decorated Vietnam combat Airborne ranger, Spady realized that vets in crisis couldn't wait for the VA or Congress to fix the system to address their needs. The problem didn't need more discussion, it needed action and that's something Spady knows about.

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.