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Controversial Military Conviction Reversed By Court

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military's highest court has reversed a discharged Marine's criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that rai...

Helping the Wounded Trial Warrior

Don McNay | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Trial lawyers have a unique caveat to their job. They are always making someone mad. Often times, like Atticus Finch's character in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, they can find that their entire community has turned against them.

Why We Cannot Be Part of the 54 Percent of Women Who Do Not Report Sexual Assault

Lisa Solod | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Lisa Solod

Rape has always been about power, not about sex, despite the myriad misunderstandings about the crime itself and the shaming of the victims. So I say we give up our privacy in the fight for justice, for education: in the quest to take back some of the power we have lost by being attacked.

Suicide Prevention Project Focuses On Gun Shops

AP | MORGAN TRUE | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Ralph Demicco has watched the surveillance footage of a man shopping around his store, leaning on the counter and calmly chatting wit...

Why Is Boomer Suicide on the Rise?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Boomer suicide and substance abuse rates are on the rise. Could it be that we did not face the kind of adversity growing up that creates successful coping skills? Were we raised to be too optimistic, and now find we cannot deal with how it all turned out?

The Machismo-Industrial Complex

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

To acknowledge what really threatens us is to upset two of the most guarded citadels in this country: the military and masculinity. But if you look at leading causes of death and injury for women, the terms "terrorist" and "husband" should perhaps be interchangeable.

House of Horrors

Erika Eichelberger | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Erika Eichelberger

Since the Newtown massacre, visions of unfathomable crazy mass killers and armed strangers in the night have colonized the American mind. But you're more likely to be hurt or killed by someone you know or love. And you'll probably be at home when it happens.

The Psychology of Social Media: Finding Balance in an Evolving Digital World

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
Michele Nealon-Woods

Who could argue that helping people to connect and communicate with each other regularly is not a good thing, especially in times of crisis and tragedy, when it allows each of us to quickly share life-saving information or respond to a national tragedy?

TRAGEDY: Man's Apparent Suicide Leaves Family Dead

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM and RON TODT | Posted 04.17.2013 | Crime

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. -- Friends and neighbors were stunned and saddened by the deaths of four family members who appear to have died of carbon monoxide fum...

The Warren Tragedy: Is This A Time For Cruelty?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

No matter your religion, your politics, your sexual orientation, your views on Rick Warren's views, please, be guided by the one value we all understand to be central to our lives: compassion.

Jaweed Kaleem

Matthew Warren Used Unregistered Gun Bought Online In Suicide | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

Matthew Warren, the son of evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren who committed suicide last week, killed himself with an unregistered gun he had b...

Care For Suicide Survivors

Rev. Mary Robin Craig | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Mary Robin Craig

What have I, as a mother and a pastor, learned about care for suicide survivors in the four years since my son's death? As with almost any other form of care for others, the true gift in "talking about suicide" is offered in the form of "listening about suicide."

In What World?

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime
Amanda Magee

Somehow, I can't imagine a world where we'd say, "You invited that robbery," or "You encouraged that break in." Yet, the fallback in cases of sexual assault seems to be that a woman's behavior is what sparked the episode. Episode, because most times it isn't even considered a crime.

An Open Letter to Pastor Rick Warren

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

Pastor Warren, the next time that you preach against LGBT equality, I hope you remember that it is helping to create a societal environment that causes LGBT youth to commit suicide.

Mental Illness, Gun Control and Matthew Warren

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I thought Rick Warren got it right when he called mental illness "torture." As a therapist, I've listened to many people speak about the depths of despair and depression and the lengths they were willing to go to find some relief.

Jaweed Kaleem

Rick Warren Responds To Critics After Son's Suicide | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion

As he mourns the death of his 27-year-old son who killed himself Friday, famed evangelical pastor and author Rick Warren is receiving an outpouring of...

Rick Warren's Grief: The Comfort And Cruelty Of Speculating On Suicide

Kristen Howerton | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

Unfortunately, over the past 24 hours I've seen both individuals and news outlets posting speculations about Rick Warren, his son and their relationship, with what I perceive to be an attempt at figuring out what went wrong. This is an awful but real human impulse.

'Dealing With My Son's Suicide' (Video)

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

There are many challenges a parent faces, but dealing with a child's suicide may be one of the most difficult. For many parents, moving past the devas...

Treating Depression With Psychiatry And Faith

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

I encourage patients to continue seeking spiritual support from their pastor or spiritual director and continue finding solace in the Scriptures. Spiritual exercises and practices are perfectly compatible with things like taking a medication and going to psychotherapy. They can all work hand in hand.

Prayers For Pastor Rick Warren And His Family

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Rick Warren's experience and words won't take away any of the heart break, but it will take away the shadow of stigma that mental illness and suicide still can hold in our society.

Jaweed Kaleem

Rick Warren's Son Commits Suicide | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion

In an emotional letter to his church members, pastor Rick Warren of Lake Forest, Calif.-based Saddleback Church told them that his youngest son commit...

Singling Out Students With Mental Illness Won't Make Schools Safer

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by Chantell Williams Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear. After the school s...

Fear Kills

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

We see fear's face everywhere, whether in a Congress debating assault weapons or in schools introducing lock-down drills. And for most species fear i...

Was Transgender Teacher Being Harassed Prior To Her Death?

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

New speculation is surrounding the death of a British primary school teacher who came out to her students as a transgender woman last year. Jane F...

How to Think Like a Winner When You Feel Like a Loser

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As entrepreneurs, we must constantly arm ourselves with the tools needed to maintain our sanity and thrive. We must constantly remind ourselves that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.