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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 02.02.2016 | Home
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.

You Are NOT A Burden

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Seth Adam Smith

In March of 2014, Ganel-Lyn Condie was shocked to learn that her sister, Meggan, had died by suicide. Since then, Ganel-Lyn--an author and speaker--...

Interview: If Yoga Can Save Me, It Can Save Anybody

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I got the chance to sit down with local donation-based yoga teacher Amanda Reh to talk about life before yoga, practice, vision and how her kind of ...

Lawrence Phillips' Suspected Suicide: Solitary Confinement Is Sometimes Underused

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The number of suicides in solitary confinement recently increased by one with the passing of former NFL star and college football champion Lawrence Ph...

When Your Knees Hit the Floor: Dealing With Guilt After a Suicide

Kelley Clink | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

The intent -- to decrease someone's suffering -- is pure, but the action robs survivors of the validation their grief needs. The most powerful, most helpful thing I know to do is to tell the truth, even when it isn't what I want it to be.

When Hope Fades

Sara Lindberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Lindberg

"I just can't take it anymore. The voices are getting stronger and I find that I can't pull myself away. It's getting too hard and I don't want to ...

Stories of Solidarity at the Gay/Christian Intersection

E.C. Iwata | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

"I didn't even know this was a thing that I could do--gay and Christian. From my own mother, I was told to hide it... Yesterday, one of the moms come ...

Obama Says "Being a Teenager is Tough"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Speaking of poverty and gun violence, Obama reflected on the plight of teenagers today in his talk with Andersen Cooper January 7th. He discussed not...

Four Mental Health Tips for the Back-to-School Season

Josh Rivedal | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

To have a successful transition back to school and to stay in one piece, you need to develop resources to live mentally healthy and to repair those metaphorical cracks in the brain when everything around you seems like its falling apart you feel like you might crumble.

Guns Make Anger and Despair Lethal

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

These new measures will not prevent every shooting that snuffs out the lives of nearly seven children to gun violence daily, but they will save many lives and help staunch the relentless plague of gun violence that terrorizes our nation's homes, schools and communities.

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

Washington Governor: 'We Are Not Afraid To Take Action' On Guns

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order aimed at curbing gun violence by improving data-sharing among governm...