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Preventing Suicide Takes a Public Health Approach

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Co-authored by: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services "Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off...

Real Talk: Why We Need To Continue The Conversation About Depression

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Santye

The stigma around depression and suicide needs to end now. Those who are in need of help should not have to feel weak or embarrassed just by asking for it.

When The Courtroom Lets You Down: Conviction Tossed For Man Who Bullied Tyler Clementi

Jim Diamond | Posted 09.26.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

We expect a lot from the courts, and probably too much. They are asked to tackle complex raging social issues like race and abortion, resolve mammoth ...

What My Grandmother's Depression Taught Me About Suicide

Diana M. Raab | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Many people view suicide as a selfish act and I can see that. I've been married 39 years, am a mother of three and grandmother of two. We're a close knit family and I'm sure my death would have a huge impact on my loved ones.

Suicide Prevention: Remembering A Dear Friend

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Every person has value. That's why the loss of lives to suicide is a profound tragedy and why September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

5 Things We Can All Do To Help Stop Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By accessing and sharing the essential information that is readily available on suicide, we can all do our part to help people get the help they need when they need it. We can end the stigma and help save lives from senselessly being lost to suicide.

Student Killed Herself After University Mishandled Rape Report: Suit

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.17.2016 | Crime

A New Jersey student killed herself after her university failed to fully investigate her report that she was raped in a fraternity house at William Pa...

How to be a control freak and handle grief

Alexandra Owens | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

Catchy right? Let me tell you I googled this soon after my mother committed suicide. Seriously. Because I figured there had to be at least one other c...

5 Lies Your Depression Tells You When You Are Suicidal

Amanda Redhead | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Redhead

Before you read this, I want you to know that I'm not just some do-gooder on the Internet that doesn't understand what it feels like to be immersed in...

Transmuting The Curse Of Suicide Into A Blessing

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

There are times when we all feel cursed by fate. A person who has experienced suicidal ideation knows this feeling well. That person often believes th...

Dodge Darts, Fila Sweaters and Suicide: The Danger of Facades

Bryan Behar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

When I was ten, I once sobbed for three straight days. No relative had died. I hadn't been bullied for wearing unbearably tight tennis shorts (not thi...

Conviction Tossed For Ex-Rutgers Student In Case Of Roommate's Suicide

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.09.2016 | Crime

NEW YORK - A New Jersey appeals court on Friday threw out the conviction of a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to record his roomma...

Suicide Headaches Are Real and Awful - #NSPW2016

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Like all things linked to suicide, cluster headaches are something we should strive to talk about more. With more open dialogue people in need can get the empathy they need.

#StopSuicide -- Let's End The Silence

Erin Coriell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Erin Coriell

I tried to make sense of it, to find meaning in it all. I was unsuccessful. The only thing I could do was accept it and share her story with the world. My words today are a statement of love in memory of such a magnificent woman.

World Suicide Prevention Day: See You At The End Of The Tunnel

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Charmaine Belonio

Fight for the other walking wounds who are yet to hear your bold, bright, and beautiful story. You've got this. Choose to stick around. Hang on tight. See you at the end of the tunnel.

Angle of Descent, Part III -- The Tragic Fruits of Despair

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

(Introduction / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four) From Part II: Prosperity was not disappearing from the American landscape, but simply s...

What to Do When Stigma Strikes: Five Essential Tips for Stigma Management

Kevin Hogan | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Kevin Hogan

In my previous post "The Stigma Games: A Lose-Lose Proposition," I highlighted the noticeable rise of stigma in current events. But what I didn't disc...

Ending The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Is Everyone's Fight

Steve Peck | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Steve Peck

As difficult as it is, it is important that we think about this. Why? Because it is important that we gain a greater understanding of what this is, where this terrible cycle starts, and what we might do to stop it. It will not be easy.

A Suicide Survivor Shares His Story - #NSPW2016

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

As cliche as it sounds, by telling your story you'll realize you were never alone.

Suicide Is Not About Statistics. Here's My Story.

Michael Darer | Posted 09.07.2016 | College
Michael Darer

For me, especially, seeing fatal self-harm discussed purely as a disturbing wall of figures is disheartening, perhaps because I know I am among those statistics, as a survivor, and that I could have been as a casualty.

Breaking The Silence Around Suicide And Depression - #NSPW2016

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Together we must push past the physical barriers of depression and mental health issues in order to create a safe space for people who struggle quietly.

The Gun Industry's Latest PR Strategy? 'Suicide Prevention'

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In the environmental movement they call it greenwashing: A big polluter plants a few trees in the rainforest in hopes that they can get some good publicity they can leverage for their next bad move. It's a sham and everyone knows it.

Dalton Rapattoni & The Fight In Every Heart

Christine Horansky | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
Christine Horansky

Dalton Rapattoni sings for love at the School of Rock in Fort Washington, PA. Photo: Cami Liberty When American Idol's farewell season signed off thi...

Following Son's Suicide, The Bauer Fund Announces First Award Recipients

Jim Luce | Posted 09.05.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

Dr. Bill Bauer, vice president of The J. Luce Foundation, announced today the first recipients of the foundation's Bauer Fund. "My family is delighted to inform our first three beneficiaries that we are honoring them with grants in honor and memory of our son and Grant who passed away from suicide in 2014," Bill stated.

The Indispensable Cornerman

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Alaina Baker

In boxing, one of the fundamental necessities of the sport is the presence of a good cornerman. In an article written a few years ago providing insight into and describing the sine qua non of the cornerman, the author declared, "he [the cornerman] must be a psychologist, able to assist the fighter through the emotional minefield that is the preparation for combat.