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Standing On My Brother's Shoulders

Tara Lal | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Lal

Nobody knew what had happened: Dad didn't, nor did the police. I knew, though. My body was screaming the truth at me, great waves of horror sweeping through it. And, as hard as my body screamed, my head fought against what was utterly inconceivable.

Suicide Prevention Month: Keep Fighting -- Together

Vanessa Berben | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Berben

I almost didn't make it for one of the greatest eras of my life. Right at this very moment, no career has been more rewarding, new friendships have never been so promising, and most importantly: I love someone more fiercely, more openly and honestly than I ever have before. And it almost never happened.

What a Friend's Suicide Taught Me About Death

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Campoamor

I learned that what one person considers selfish, another considers selfless. For some, they believe themselves such a strenuous burden on others that their absence from this world is considered a gift. And to others, that very absence is seen as a egocentric answer to problems usually unseen.

Impacted by Suicide, Our Foundation Opens Fund to Help

Jim Luce | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Death. We don't like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved her...

Pastor Outed In Ashley Madison Hack Commits Suicide

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology

John Gibson, a 56-year-old pastor who taught at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was found dead by his wife, Christi, on August 24 in thei...

Gone Too Soon: Black Males and Suicide

Bill Johnson II | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Johnson II

Little is written and even less is said about the prevalence of completed suicide among Black males, despite the alarming rates of fatal self-harm completed by Black males every year.

Breakups and Suicide

Aaron Anson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Aaron Anson

I feel compelled to write about a subject deemed taboo or emasculating for some men to talk about. I say that primarily because I too have been to the brink of suicide and debated whether to end my own life rather than suffer the humiliation and feelings of emasculation brought on in part by a skewed sense of what masculinity represents.

Grieving a Suicide

Kelley Clink | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

Approximately 40,000 people die by suicide in the US each year, and there are dozens of friends and family members in the wake of each loss.

Surrender: Your Only Guarantee in Life Is Uncertainty

Darah Zeledon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

As I write this, life today is still very much precarious and riddled with ambiguity. Yet despite bouts of anxiety, I've learned to submit to life's waves, buoying me up and down. Reality can change in a split second--this, I know.

11 Strategies For Dealing With A Bad Day

Joni Edelman | Posted 09.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Joni Edelman

There are many days I just need to get to tomorrow -- all I can do is put one foot in front of the other. If you're feeling this way, ever, you're not alone. Here are some quick actions you can take to help you get through the day -- or even just the minute.

The Last Thing I See: From the Shadows to the Sun

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Two years ago, I was suffering from anxiety/major depressive disorder not yet being properly treated, and landed under psych hold in a local, very ske...

5 Behaviors That Predict Higher Risk Of Suicide, According To Doctors

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Megan Brooks (Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doc...

Straight Educators for LGBT Students (#SE4LGBTS)

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

We can no longer be quiet on matters that involve the well-being of our students. Which is why we must openly support the LGBT cause in our classrooms, because it will save lives. I am asking -- pleading for my fellow educators [especially straight educators] to no longer be a silent supporter in this matter.

Some Promising News When It Comes To Mental Health Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

More people are starting to see mental health as a crucial part of staying well. Nearly 90 percent of American adults value mental and physical health...

Jail Suicide Is Not Justice

Jim Liske | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime
Jim Liske

The most dangerous thing in jail isn't a fight among prisoners or an officer using excessive force. It's not even cancer or heart disease. The leading cause of death in our nation's jails is suicide, and it's becoming more common.

Saving Lives From Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark.

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.