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Jacob George, Hillbilly Storyteller, Survives 3 Tours in Afghanistan But Not His Road Back Home

Geoff Millard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff Millard

On September 17, 2014, Jacob George, just 32 years old, took his own life. It was not an act of cowardice or selfishness on his part, but a failing on ours. We failed Jacob as a community of veterans and a country as a whole.

The Upside of Early Loss

Kristina Cowan | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Jim's tragedy seemed insulting to my already-injured family. Jim died on Sept. 5; my mom died on Sept. 7. She was 46 and I was 15. Jim was 47 and his oldest child was 15. History, cruel beast, had repeated herself in a mocking chorus of eerie parallels.

Functioning While Depressed

S. L. Young | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

Knowledge about these variations in the origin of depression is an important starting point to gain a better understanding and to make a quicker determination about an individual who might be affected by depression.

Woman Gouges Out Her Eyes With Pencils, Sues Hospital After Photo Goes Viral

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with p...

More Than 7 People In The Americas Die From Suicide Per Hour

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

More than seven people die from suicide every hour in the Americas, according to a new report released by the Pan American Health Organization. Us...

Don Young Delivers Striking Remarks On Suicide, Gay Marriage At High School

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) engaged in what will surely be a memorable question-and-answer session with students and faculty at a Wasilla, Alaska high s...

A Saturday, A Sister And The Library

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My older sister would take me to the library. She never came out and said we were going; it would just happen.

The Tragedy of Permanence -- Depression Myths Can Be Fatal

Patrick Corvington | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

Over the past 400 years, we've gone back and forth -- and still, we haven't settled on what is true -- depression is a treatable illness. And, in the absence of this more informed view, we're left asking ourselves, again and again, why kids slip into this tragic permanence.

Surviving Suicide: A Mother's Search for Meaning

Allen Frances | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

If a mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child, the unhappiest of mothers are those whose children have died, particularly when the death wa...

This Powerful PSA Challenges The Stigma That Comes With Suicide

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Meet Maximus Thor. He and his father, filmmaker Benny Wonka, have a message for those who are struggling with mental illness: You are brave. And you'r...

On Living With Depression, and the Dangers of Our Culture of Silence

Udoka Okafor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Udoka Okafor

We cannot continue down this path when it comes to understanding and responding to mental illness, depression, and suicide. We have to do better, for the sake of the people suffering from mental illnesses, and for the sake of society, as a whole.

Helping Someone Who Might Be Depressed

S. L. Young | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

Individuals who might be depressed could use: attention, support, a conversation, an outing, and more. However, something that isn't needed is for someone to say, "It could be much worse," "Some people can't get out of bed," or "People in third world countries don't have clean drinking water."

Do You Think You Are Out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

As a clinical psychiatrist and researcher, my goal is to uncover new treatments for people like John, who have tried standard treatments, but who continue to have severe symptoms. John has tried all of the research studies offered in our research clinic, and those offered in other academic settings in New York City. Now he is my office and at the end of his rope. Could he be a candidate for a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation, also called DBS?

Surviving Dangerous Work Through 'Soul Space'

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

What if, every day that you are at work, you face serious injury or death? Such work has many challenges, but often unexamined are the spiritual crises that dangerous work entails. It doesn't just threaten the body; it also threatens the soul.

An Actor, Writer, Law Student and Genius Award Recipient

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week so let's get to work on rewriting the script with a happier ending of a world with early detection, effective treatment, and open conversations about mental health.

Living in the Shadow of a Gun Crime: 14 Years Later

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Jumping at one's own shadow is a perfect metaphor for living with post-traumatic stress disorder. A darkness that sets up permanent camp in your peripheral vision and won't go away, no matter how much sage you burn, or how many gods you pray to.

Irish Medium Sandie Byrne Presents Her First New York City Event October 9

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.06.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Cara Price

As the "Blood Moon" comes to fruition later this week -- the second of two rare "Blood Moons" this year, the last one being in April -- New Yorkers wi...

My Brother's Keeper

Kristina Cowan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I begged him to stop and kept him on the line until he promised he wouldn't do it. "I'll call you back. I love you," he said, hanging up. I believed him. When I learned that he had died, the call haunted me.

Depression: It Happens!

S. L. Young | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

Depression is a legitimate medical concern that affects and also causes effects to the body. Therefore, depression symptoms should be identified, treated, and managed similar to any other medical condition that might impact anyone's ability to function and experience a fulfilled life.

Arthur Delaney

Researchers See Increasing Correlation Between Unemployment, Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

A new study suggests suicide and unemployment became more closely linked in the last two decades. Researchers have long investigated the relationsh...

Just One More Song: Raising Awareness of Suicide on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

When we reflect on beautiful souls like Robin Williams and Rabbi Joel Wasser, we are reminded of life's mystery and fragility. They were both complex and ironic men who suffered greatly inside even as they brought great joy to others.

Swimming in the Hudson: An Ode to Prevention

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

This is the 21st century. We need to apply our preventive focus to more than assuring we can swim in waters like the Hudson without it being a threat to our lives. We need this river to become a symbol of how we ended drowning and suicides, not a tragic reminder of the failure of prevention.

Food for Thought on Yom Kippur: Suicide and Mental Illness

Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne L. Harpel, M.Phil., J.D.

I'm often asked whether suicide is a "choice," and of course in some literal sense it is. Yet it's a decision profoundly influenced by the hopelessness, distorted thinking, and compromised decision-making that can result from serious mental illnesses.

The Loss of Panda

Richard J. Valenta | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard J. Valenta

Find your happiness. If you are not strong enough, reach out to people, and if you are strong enough, be someone that others can reach out to.

How to Make Sense of Suicide

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

"Gone" implies Lila went somewhere, like the word "departed." I'm a skeptic about religion, especially the afterlife, but death makes me believe in souls, because it's when I can feel their absence.