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Serbia's Ambassador To NATO Takes His Own Life

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- Serbia's ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a multistory parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly st...

The Mental and Emotional Stresses of an NFL Athlete

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Ronnie Cameron

The nature of the NFL doesn't allow athletes to show weakness or injury physically and definitely not mentally.

Culture Stigmatizing Mental Illness Must Change

Cristina Traina | Posted 01.30.2013 | College
Cristina Traina

A life -- yours or someone else's -- is worth whatever it takes to protect it, including changing a culture that can lead to despair and working to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness of any type. Our community needs every single one of you.

Dakota 38: Don't Miss This Seasonal Film of Reconciliation and Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Your dream was not a lonely nightmare, but a window into history -- the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest execution in United States history -- the hanging of 38 Dakota (Sioux) men.

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Suicide Malpractice Suit

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

A Syracuse, N.Y. jury has awarded a $1.5 million medical malpractice verdict to the family of a man who committed suicide. I was the medical expert for the family.

Grieving Mom: Military Suicides 'Out Of Control' | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact

CALLAWAY, Fla. — Libby Busbee pounded on the window of her son’s maroon Dodge Charger as he sat in the driveway of their home earlier this year. L...

A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

Son Of Madoff's Accountant Kills Himself In Ohio

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 11.18.2012 | Crime

-- The son of Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant, who himself pleaded guilty to securities fraud in the scandal centered on the disgraced financier...

The War Against Suicide

Tom Tarantino | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Tarantino

Shockingly, in the years since 9/11, about 3,000 military members have lost their lives to suicide. It's shocking but true: Almost as many military members have taken their life as have lost theirs to IEDs.

Florida Man, Upset Over Obama Win, Commits Suicide

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

A Florida tanning salon owner reportedly upset by President Barack Obama's reelection apparently committed suicide after scrawling "F*** Obama" across...

Yes, We Can Reduce Incidence of Suicide

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Individuals who are truly suicidal are oftentimes past the point of wanting (or being able) to ask for help. Therefore, it is up to others to recognize the various warning signs and intervene.

Why Heroes Kill Themselves

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

We know that traumatic brain injury increases rates of suicide and that it is the "signature injury" of the current wars. Yet it frequently goes undetected, or is misdiagnosed as PTSD or depression. Patients who are misdiagnosed, and therefore mistreated, are unlikely to recover. Instead, they are likely to despair.

Suicide Is More Common In Rich Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

It turns out keeping up with the joneses can take a harsh toll on your psychological well-being. A new study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve...

Deploy an Army of Mental Health Professionals to Serve Our Veterans

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

We need an army of mental health professionals deployed to serve active duty service members, veterans, their families and even their immediate communities. Professionals must specialize in the specific climate of the military and the population so they apply treatments that work.

Homeless, Jobless, Hopeful in Korea

Ed Shurna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

Last week I was privileged to speak at an International Convention in Seoul, Korea on the topic of community organizing, and as part of my week-long stay in Seoul, I visited homeless shelters and homeless organizations.

The Tragic Cost Of Recession

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply since the economic crisis took hold in 2007 and political leaders sh...

Creativity and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.

Student May Not Have Intended To Commit Suicide Following Rapist's Acquittal

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 10.31.2012 | College

Doctors are revisiting the case of Kayley Howson, a UK college student who committed suicide four years ago after learning her alleged rapist had been...

Suicide And The Search For Green Pastures

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

There are too many people in our communities who find themselves in the middle of a life journey that does not seem to lead them to places of peace and comfort. One of those persons was a former neighbor of mine who took her life a few weeks ago.

Do Anti-Marriage Equality Ads Just Teach Our Children to Bully?

Paul B. Tripp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul B. Tripp

The first time I remember contemplating suicide I was 9 years old. An awkward pre-teen raised in a small Montana town with a rough home life and an even rougher time at school -- I was a target of bullying in every aspect of my life.

Teen Takes Own Life After Being 'Viciously Bullied'

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old girl took her own life over the weekend after enduring "vicious online bullying," reports say. According to the Irish Independent, Er...

Teen Leaves Chilling Final Tweet Before Jumping In Front Of Train

Posted 10.26.2012 | Crime

A bullied teen's last tweet revealed her despair from relentless teasing two days before she jumped in front of a train in New York City. Felicia G...

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.