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Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus

STAT | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living

By Judith Graham A sense of angst was rattling students at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. One of their peers had ta...

What Happened During My First Year On Testosterone

Henry Pickavet | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Henry Pickavet

My role, as defined by the virtue of my identities, is much larger than what fits in my syringe each week. I wear it on my body and express it on my tongue. And I do it for those who came long before me and for those voices who have yet to be, or can't be, heard.

7,300 Veterans Take Their Lives Every Year In USA, But Not Anymore Thanks To Ken Fisher

Liana Werner-Gray | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Liana Werner-Gray

It is understandable that veterans, service men and women, who go to war and experience trauma would take their lives. But now there is more support than ever.

In The Battle Against Mental Health, One Doctor Conquers Her Demons

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacquelyn Corley

Dr. Z met me at a coffee shop on a rainy day in San Francisco. We sat across from each other, sipping hot coffee as funky 70s music boomed from the speakers. It felt horribly out of place considering what our meeting was about: her suicide attempt.

8 Years Later, I Forgot To Remember My Dad's Suicide

Bryan Behar | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

Frankly, I'm still making it up as I go. But as forgetting the anniversary indicates, I feel like for the first time in a long time, I'm doing pretty well.

Some People Just Suck

Kevin Hines | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

Carefully maneuvering my way through the airport to grab the third plane of the day, I reached the line to board. Dressed in royal blue, the gate agen...

Is The Recent Rise In Utah Youth Suicides Really Such A Mystery?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that "Utah health officials are grappling with a rising youth suicide rate that's nearly tripled since 2007 an...

The Choice 2016

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Why The Most Common Type Of Gun Death Rarely Gets Mentioned

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After last month's massacre in Orlando, Democrats in Congress pushed legislation aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying guns...

We Are All Walking Wounds

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Charmaine Belonio

We can be each other's reason to be a better story even if good, better, and best are words that are way too strange from where we are right now.

Man Charged With Murder For Allegedly Driving His Partner To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Crime

For approximately 10 years, Minnesota authorities say, Jessica Haban was physically and emotionally abused by her partner. Long Vang, 34, allegedly sm...

Suicide: In Italy It's An Epidemic

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I'm Not Killing Myself Committee Where in the world could one find a committee called "I'm not killing myself"? A rather shocking title, to say the...

A Gun Law That Could Have Prevented The Orlando Massacre

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In the wake of our nation's worst mass shooting ever, state lawmakers have a golden opportunity to enact a policy that cannot only prevent tragedies like the one we witnessed in Orlando, but also prevent firearm suicides: the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO).

I Am Depression, Hear My Cry

Christina Romo | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Christina Romo

I am a person who is more than her mental illness--a person with so much to offer the world. I am a person who is asking you to fight with her and to not shy away from the conversation. I am a person who is asking you to take her hand and walk this journey with her--to see her as whole, and not broken.

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Samuel C. Spitale

In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...

Killing Yourself Too Late -- Rearranging The Psychic Furniture With Nihilist Emil Cioran

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall How does this thought hit you: "I live only because it is in my power to die whenever I want; without the idea of suicide...

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father's Day

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

With practice, we can honor the role of tough times in our lives and let the negative emotions go. Each stepping stone along the way, including the sharpest, most painful ones, shape us in positive ways if we stay open to learning the lessons.

3 Reasons Why Guns Are A Health Problem -- And 3 Things We Can Do About It

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Mass shootings lead to media narratives and political rhetoric about stopping "crazy evil monsters" from accessing guns, which increases stigma and makes inaccessible treatment even less utilized.

Before It's Too Late: An Open Letter to the Next Mass Shooter

Mark Olmsted | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I'm not going to ask you to change your ideology to my own, or ask you to understand my lifestyle or experience. You are contemplating treating your personal resentment and anger in a way that is so foreign to me that the gap between our thinking is unbridgeable.

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.

Gun Violence in America: Changing the Conversation to Gun Safety and Ending Resigned Silence and Inaction

Brian D. Johnson, PhD & Laurie Berdahl, MD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Brian D. Johnson, PhD & Laurie Berdahl, MD

Three years have passed since the massacre in Newtown Connecticut, where 20 Sandy Hook first graders, six staff members, and the perpetrator's mother ...

Survey Identifies 'Final Straw' Stressors That May Be Associated With Teen Suicide

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science

Anxieties such as acne and academic pressure could contribute to suicidal feelings in young people, suggests a new study of suicide cases among young ...

Bliss Out or Burnout

Chris Corbett | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Corbett

And if you are indeed in a situation where pressure comes from all sides then you must look for the center of the cyclone. That still point in the midst of this whirling storm called life so that you can maintain your personal peace and end up blissed out and not burned out.

Support for Families When A Suicide Attempt Hits Home | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

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.

Do College Students Care More About Mental Health Than Administrators?

Ross Szabo | Posted 05.30.2016 | College
Ross Szabo

Non-profit organizations have been created to help college administrations better respond to mental health challenges.