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Deconstructing Stigma: Confronting the Reality of Suicides in the South Asian Culture

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conve...

Rust Belt Rout: The Forgotten Man (and Woman) Strikes Back

Stephen Seufert | Posted 12.13.2016 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

"These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power, for p...

Heart Problems Tied To Increased Risk Of Suicide

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

People with acute coronary syndrome caused by poor blood flow to the heart may be at an increased risk of suicide - especially in the six months follo...

The Bay Area Needs Crisis Text Line - Text 741741 and Share #BAYbrave to Save a Life

Sarah Granger | Posted 11.29.2016 | San Francisco
Sarah Granger

I wish I could say I've never been seriously suicidal, but it's not true. Twice friends helped me out. Twice I reached out for help to services that w...

Suicide And Stigma: It’s Complicated!

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

By Victor Schwartz M.D., Chief Medical Officer, JED and Dan Reidenberg Psy.D., Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education The issue of ...

"Wake the F**k Up, Marines"

Mariel DiDato | Posted 11.17.2016 | Impact
Mariel DiDato

With the recent passing of Veteran's Day, I would like to use this platform to share a message from someone currently serving The United States. The f...

Parents Of 25-Year-Old Who Died In Prison: ‘We Found Out That She Hung Herself On The News’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

When 25-year-old Amber Hilberling was found dead in her prison cell on October 24, 2016, her mom, Rhonda, and stepfather, Bryan, claim the prison left...

What Do We Do About This One?

Carly Israel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Parents
Carly Israel

I don't have a solution. But I do believe it is my responsibility as a parent to talk to my boys about this little girl, tonight.

Saluting our Sisters After Service

Paula Broadwell | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women
Paula Broadwell

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest milit...

How A Little-Known Tax Law Could Drive Down Our Suicide Rate

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Suicide is a pressing public health issue that deserves a thoughtful policy response. But we don’t often talk about regulating one of the biggest su...

More Middle School Students Die By Suicide Than Car Crashes

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living

The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters aged 10 to 14 ...

What Do We Do About This One?

Carly Israel | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents
Carly Israel

I can’t get this out of my mind. I can’t fathom the depth of this little girl’s pain. I don’t know what to do about this one. I don’t know w...

The First Year Home May Be Most Dangerous For Vets’ Mental Health

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.28.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Veterans may be more likely to die by suicide during the first year after they leave the military than after more time passes, a U....

‘My Dad’s Behavior Is The Reason My Brother Committed Suicide’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Pamela claims Pete abandoned her, their 17-year marriage and their two sons when she alleges he started an affair with Lori, in 2011. ‘I Felt Like A...

The Pastor Who Attempted Suicide

Steve Austin | Posted 10.21.2016 | Religion
Steve Austin

Every September 21, I wonder where my notes went. The secrets they held, the deathbed confessions, the pain I was finally releasing. It was all on paper. But they are gone, and I am here, unsuccessful in my attempt to die.

What You Need To Know About Sleeping Pills' Scariest Side Effect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Prescriptions sleeping pills are common. As many as four percent of U.S. adults ― that’s nearly 10 million people ― use them, according to a 201...

On Depression, Parenting, and...Cat Pee

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Dean Dauphinais

It’s been a difficult week in my world. On Tuesday, a Facebook friend of mine’s status update was, in fact, a suicide note. It started with “I b...

Mental Health on Air: How Radio is Getting Teens Talking About Mental Health in Malawi and Tanzania

Kevin Perkins | Posted 10.10.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Co-author: Heather Gilberds Currently completing a PhD in journalism and communication at Carleton University, Heather was the program manager of Farm...

I Never Understood Depression Until My Mother Died From It

Alexandra Owens | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

I want to hold your hand in silence. I want to scream at the world with you and rub your back as you weep. We both know your strong, we both know you can push past this; and if you need me to remind you of this I always will.

When Suicide Hits a Religious Community

Mica McGriggs | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion
Mica McGriggs

One myth that continues to circulate around many faith traditions is that suicide is a sin. But I can state as a professional and I can testify as a person of faith that it is not a sin but a symptom. It is the fatal symptom of some mental health conditions.

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.