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Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

That Kind of Mother: Parenting With Depression

Kelley Clink | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Kelley Clink

The fear rises up every now and then. What if depression keeps me from being the mother I want to be? I answer the question with a question: What if depression makes me exactly the mother my son needs?

31 Powerful Robin Williams Movie Quotes

June Silny | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
June Silny

Recently I discovered there is profound wisdom in some of Robin Williams' movies. He made us stop and think about our own lives.

When You Realize What Matters Most

Jonathan Martin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Jonathan Martin

One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

One Man. Talking About His Life. And Wanting to End It.

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

"I'm ready to tell my story. It's time." That's what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness. A tall, muscular guy with a boisterous la...

Book Review: Dear Stephanie by Mandi Castle

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

There is a trend in writing these days that casts female protagonists as unlikable and not relatable. Frankly, I am not a fan of this trend. And so it goes that with Dear Stephanie, I had very low expectations.

Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

Why Dignity Is Our Destination

Eduardo Vega | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Eduardo Vega

Dignity is every human's birthright, one value that can cut across all cultures and situations. All too often, those of us with mental health challenges have experienced their dignity being taken , though, by stigma and discrimination, forceful, demeaning and negative treatment, by silencing and shame.

Man Falls To His Death Trying To Save Suicidal Teenager In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

A 24-year-old man fell 14 stories to his death Sunday while trying to stop a teenager from committing suicide, according to authorities.  Th...

I Had a Brief Encounter With Robin Williams Once

Sean Whitson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Whitson

Celebrities aren't generally the types to linger in the stacks. But that's exactly where I found Robin Williams one day, loitering in the fiction section for over an hour, never picking up a single book.

Man Dies Trying To Pull Distraught Teen From Ledge At Hawaii Dorm

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

HONOLULU (AP) — Students at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus were expected begin moving into dorms Tuesday, just days after a man fell t...

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

How Jane Fonda Uncovered The Truth About Her Mother's Death

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.17.2015 | OWN

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How I Survived 2 Suicides In My Family In A Year

Marlene Ireland | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Marlene Ireland

I met my husband when I was 12 and we married at 19. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him. Shortly after we married and I was pregnant with...

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

Suicide and Robin Williams

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since Robin Williams took his life. He brought so many of us joy and laughter, and yet he may have been ...

What It Feels Like to Lose a Friend to Suicide

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Campoamor

When you lose a friend to suicide you feel lost yourself. You begin to look inward, wondering what is wrong with you that you couldn't have seen such an insurmountable death coming. You contemplate your abilities as a friend. You wonder if they had tried to speak with you but you were too busy to really listen.

Robin Williams and the Never-Ending Battle Against Depression

Alana Saltz | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

Let's make sure we're there for people, that we advocate for better treatment and research, that we keep our eyes open to those who might be suffering and alone. Let's be kind to ourselves, be patient with our pain, and remember that it is possible to survive and overcome even the worst moments of sadness and depression.

Journey After a Near-Suicide to Educate, Remove Stigmas and Save Lives

S. L. Young | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

After learning about Robin Williams' death (8/11/14), I paused, reflected, and privately understood the types of demons that might have affected him. ...

Calling Robin Williams

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

So a year after leaving us, on my birthday, I reflect upon the talent of Robin Williams, whose sweet and gentle soul taught us that tied to our reality was a surreality of some of our worst excesses and darkest sides, while allowing us to come up for air with laughter. In the head-shaking incredulity of being alive today, I wish he was still around.

Remembering Robin Williams

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Over a month ago, I launched a campaign (#50til50) for the 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday. What started as something spontaneous without much ...

Losing a Parent to Suicide

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

That can't be my dad. He was at my house two days earlier, bringing my daughter a present for her ninth birthday. You don't do that if you're about to end your life, do you? And he hugged me goodbye. Did he know then that was the last time he'd ever hug me? I sure didn't.

Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your Verse Be?

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 08.09.2015 | Impact
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Robin Williams was a kind man, noted for his good deeds and the joy he brought to so many of our lives. I think he would want us to grow from this loss, to take what we've learned, and to share it with our village.

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Your vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along with technology and support.