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HP Live: Suicide Over ER Bills

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.29.2012 | Health and Fitness

It has been suggested on the campaign trail that poor Americans can simply go to the emergency room when sick and get care for which they will not hav...

How Mikayla Bragg and 31 Soldiers "Fell Through the Cracks"

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

After every debate, the Democrats and Republicans clamber to claim victory, but only one thing is for sure -- our veterans and their families lost. After 10 years of war, you heard more about Big Bird than you did about veterans.

Bullycide: A Father's Heart-Wrenching Letter to His Son's Tormentors

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

Six years ago, 13-year-old Steven Urry hanged himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies.

The Tragedy Behind My 30th Reunion

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When someone you believe you know, and think well of, is at the center of the most horrible act you can imagine, the pieces don't come together. There is no making sense of an incomprehensible action.

Mitt Romney: Tough on Bullying or Just Tough Bully?

Veronica Percia | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Veronica Percia

We need an administration that takes our children's lives and educations seriously, not just as a matter of proclaimed policy, painted in broad strokes and useful as a sound bite in a debate, but as an issue that is essentially and deeply personal, as much as it is political.

Embracing the Hole and War

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

If I wanted to be normal I would not have joined the Army in the first place, so why would I want it coming home?

His Name Was Steven: A 13-Year-Old Victim of Bullycide

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

"We knew who beat him up. We knew who locked him in a cupboard. We knew who had held his head under water in a sink. So why hadn't we told anyone?"

Losing Faith, Finding Hope: A Journey With Depression

Monica A. Coleman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Monica A. Coleman

Somewhere between my unanswered prayers and the realization that I could not worship myself into happiness, my faith died. I stopped believing that God only loved me if I was happy and peaceful.

Sgt Micah Turner: The Boy With the Green Hair

Sandi Bachom | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

In 1948, there was an odd film called "The Boy With the Green Hair." At the time, I really didn't know what it was about, or even what an allegory was, but I had a massive little girl crush on Dean Stockwell.

Man Plays Russian Roulette, Loses

Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime

Donnie McLendon tragically lost a game of Russian Roulette on Monday. Now he's fighting for his life in a Florida hospital after sustaining a gunshot ...

It's Time to Stand Up Against Military Suicides

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

With the heartbreaking suicide stories accumulating at an alarming rate, it's time to follow in the army's footsteps. There's never been a more critical time to stage our own suicide stand-down.

A Gun, a Girl and a Choice

Wendy Widom | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Wendy Widom

Your mind races back 22 years. You remember the first time you saw him, in the locked psych ward. She is there because you discovered her in bed at 5:40 p.m. She was supposed to pick you up after junior varsity basketball practice. There are two empty Advil bottles by her bed.

While the Army Stands Down, Suicide Rates Are Still Up

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the stakes this high, service members, veterans and their families deserve transparency and accountability.

Tragic Discovery About Body Parts Found On Trail

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.27.2012 | Los Angeles

When a human skull and "torso" were found on a Los Angeles hiking trail, the friends and family of David Goeser prayed it was not him. But tragical...

50 Cent Hires Private Investigator For Chris Lighty Case

Posted 09.26.2012 | Black Voices

In spite of Chris Lighty’s death being ruled as an official suicide by New York City medical examiners, friends of the mogul still have doubts about...

The Challenges of Preventing Campus Suicides

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Although we have made great strides in many areas of mental health over the past three decades, we have still not made sufficient progress in predicting and preventing suicide.

The Life Out Loud: Optimize for Joy

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2012 | Good News
MeiMei Fox

The amazing Mike Walsh somehow manages to be an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups, supporter of several charities, and devoted husband and father to two boys. Oh, and he's working on a film/book project on the side. How does he do it?

Suicides Now America's Leading Cause Of Death By Injury

Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Around the time of recession rocked the United States, its population experienced a disturbing shift: Today, suicide takes more American lives than an...

'Bitter Seeds' Film Tells Of Indian Farmer Suicides

Zester Daily | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

"Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself ..." This frightening fact is pointed out in "Bitter Seeds," the third documentary in "The Globalization Trilogy" directed by Micha Peled.

'Cruel' Bystanders Uploaded Footage Of Man Attempting Suicide Online

Posted 09.20.2012 | Technology

A man who attempted suicide has been hospitalized after "goading bystanders" encouraged him to jump off the roof of a building. Police say the onl...

The Epidemic of Suicide in the Military

Allen Frances | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The suicide problem is just the very tip of a much larger iceberg. That one active duty soldier per day is desperate enough to kill himself speaks volumes of the less obvious, but significant, distress experienced by many other soldiers and veterans.

Stopping the Surge of Military Suicides: How to Win This Preventable War

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This week's release of a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is an important step forward, but we must now invest the resources, develop innovative partnerships, and take the actions necessary across all sectors of society to prevent this silent wound of war and tragic loss of life among America's service men and women.

Psychological Wounds Take Toll on Post-9/11 Veterans

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Many of those who have served on behalf of our nation will need our help as they transition home to our communities. The mental health providers who work with service members and veterans across the country every day hear it firsthand.

Mitch Albom's 'The Time Keeper' Offers Wisdom For Days Of Awe

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Time is kept on our wrists and computer screens, on our cell phones and on the walls of our home, but Mitch Albom teaches us that being a time keeper is not the way to live.

Just Because You Can't See It Doesn't Mean It's Not There

Daniel Wang | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Daniel Wang

The happiest, sprightliest person you know may be the one with the hidden mental illness. She may be the one who's too afraid of how people will react to tell the truth and seek help.