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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Man Commits Suicide During Gun Safety Class

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2013 | Crime

Police in Bellevue, Wash., are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who apparently committed suicide on Sunday during a gun safety class. B...

Gay Porn's Bad Rap

Tom Judson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Queer Voices
Tom Judson

I was acquainted with all of the names that have been in the news recently and worked with several of them and -- to a man -- they were lovely people and it saddens me to learn how unhappy they must have been.

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

Force

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Amanda Magee

When a moment comes that knocks the wind out of you, no matter how badly it hurts, you have to get back up. You have to find a way to believe again.

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

13,000 More Names to the List

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The true measure of our society and the mark of who we are, not just as compassionate citizens but as responsible decision makers, is how we will choose to honor and remember those young men and women who have returned from overseas wars of our choosing broken, changed and sick.

Oscar Nominee Kirby Dick Speaks Out About Raped Female Soldiers

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Kirby Dick spoke with me about The Invisible War's success, the courage of the soldiers who shared their stories, and what it will take to make sure these victims are no longer invisible to the press, the public and those in power.

Using a New Measuring Stick for Veterans' Suicides

Shad Meshad | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

That the majority of Veteran suicides are 50 years of age or older shows us what we're looking at as we move into the future with the waves of Veterans currently returning to us.

The Real Mental Health Issue in Gun Violence

Kimberly Williams | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Williams

Let us use this opportunity to save lives by doing something about the most common way in which guns cause death in America. Reducing access to lethal means can be the difference between a loved one's darkest hour and their final hour.

What If Gay Kids Had A Church That Loved Them?

Derek Penwell | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

I wondered how life would be different if there were churches around that loved these kids for who God created them to be, instead of trying to change them from what church people fear they represent.

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.