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Eric Agyeman: from rock bottom to a book launch

Sarah Cannata | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Sarah Cannata

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." - Brian Tracy Fo...

Woman's Body Lay Undiscovered For Months In Walmart Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.11.2016 | Crime

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What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

Words Matter! Sensitivity Not Stigma in Diagnostic Description

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Do you ever feel you are screaming to the winds, and no one hears you? Or if they do, they choose to scoff, ignore your comments, or both? I think m...

Marshawn McCarrel, Black Lives Matter Activist, Dies At Age 23

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Marshawn McCarrel, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, died Monday outside of the Ohio statehouse. Authorities say the 23-year-old was pr...

Making Sports More LGBTQ Friendly

Thomas Hormby | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas Hormby

Being excluded from sports at a young age can have detrimental effects academically and mentally. Participation in team sports help LGBT youth's high school GPA and even help prevent depression and anxiety at a time they are especially susceptible.

Kalief Browder: Let Us Never Forget His Name

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Cheryl Carlesimo

Let's all keep Kalief Browder's name and sacrifice alive. As Black History month starts. Let's add Kalief Browder's name to the list of heroes who died so that others might live a better life.

When I Decided to Open Up About Suicide

Liv Raimonde | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

These thoughts are the result of an illness that we need to address, that we need to talk about. It is a conversation that our society needs to have, a scary conversation but that's what makes it even more important. It is a conversation that will save lives.

Canadian Arctic Territory Under Pressure To Tackle Suicide Crisis

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

Canada’s youngest Arctic territory has the highest suicide rate in the country – and also one of the highest in the world. Last fall, it...

Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret

The Establishment | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Despite the overwhelmingly negative statistics, there are ways that both mental health professionals and the LGBT community can be more inclusive to the bisexual community. The Bisexual Invisibility report lists several recommendations to improve bisexual inclusion.

Leading the March Towards Criminal Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.

One Simple Action Can Prevent Suicide

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

Whenever a well-known individual completes suicide, we often find ourselves engaged in a national conversation on the topic as we ask shake our collec...

Focus on the Family's LGBTQ Descendants: Executive's Gay Daughter Speaks Out

E.C. Iwata | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

When attempting to talk about Focus on the Family, it's particularly difficult not to plunge head first into the dark waters of "Us vs. Them" as one its LGBTQ descendants. However, Amber Cantorna, a Focus executive's daughter, inspires us to try.

From Suicide to Success

George Bell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
George Bell

I was told last week I was going to be a blogger for The Huffington Post and naturally I was ecstatic. It is one of the world's most read news sources...

To Be Asked for a Kiss

Poetry Foundation | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Jericho Brown Suicide's Note by Langston Hughes The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss. The desire to be dead and the d...

Death by Suicide in South Africa's Police Force Has Reached Epidemic Levels

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Body on the Line and Being Thankful for Our Precious Lives

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

I am once again on the train. It takes about 3.5 hours to transport my fellow passengers and me from Seattle to Portland. I love the train. Cup of tea or wine. My book club book and story writing time. Stare out the window time, daydreaming time. Drool on my blanket time.

You're not alone!

Brian R. King | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Brian R. King

When I was 15 years old, I attempted suicide. I've been plagued by anxiety for as long as I can remember. In many ways, it can be considered my defaul...

Why Common Sense Gun Reform Fails

Garrett Jennings | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Garrett Jennings

Republicans see even the slightest reform to gun policy as a slippery slope that could eventually lead to proposals to abolish the Second Amendment which is unfortunate when there is a credible middle ground to be reached.

New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

Mitch Mayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Today, the message to LGBT Mormon youth is clear, and it's a bleak Sophie's Choice: either resign yourself to life of celibacy, or be ejected from your church and family -- for all time and eternity. Regardless of which option Mormon youth choose, they lose.

This Powerful Video Proves Depression Isn't Always Obvious

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

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One Year Since a Layoff Reignited My Depression

Vanessa Berben | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Berben

And you know what? This year of trying something totally new has become one of the most rewarding of my life. This job, while hard and emotionally draining at times, is also the most satisfying thing I've ever done professionally.

An Open Letter to Young People Struggling, From a Suicide Survivor

Amanda Redhead | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Redhead

We, the survivors, understand that you are not living day to day, but moment by painful moment. We are holding space for you to reach that moment that is easier, the moment that is not full of pain. I know you will get there, if you simply keep moving forward. I am so very glad that I did.

Why You Should Care About Your Doctor's Health

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If we care about our health, we must address physician health. This can only happen with a shift in the culture of care and wellness of doctors. Self-care must become a core competency in medical training. Such radical change requires the involvement of all stakeholders, the doctors, the health policy makers and most importantly, the public.