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It's Okay To Change: Mental Health Stigma, Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Among Military Personnel and Veterans

Dr.Craig J. Bryan | Posted 11.02.2013 | Impact
Dr.Craig J. Bryan

The good news is that we have very effective treatments for the full range of psychological injuries that lead to suicide. The bad news is that very few service members or veterans will receive them.

Huffington This Week: Just Ask

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, we launch "Invisible Casualties," a month-long series that examines the ever-growing -- but not widely discussed -- issue of suicide in the military.

David Wood

Military And Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts | David Wood | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The good news: most people with military service never consider suicide. Contrary to popular perception, there is no "epidemic" of milit...

Corporate Suicides Prompt Calls For Action

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business

By Clare Hutchison LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The suicides of two top executives in Switzerland has prompted calls for greater support...

Congresswoman Napolitano Fights the Good Fight for the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Legislators like Grace Napolitano deserve credit not only for helping at-risk children and teens blend in and succeed in life but also for conceptualizing and implementing creative ventures in spite of the gridlock in Washington.

New Study Points To Simple Test For Suicide Risk

| Emily Underwood | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

What if a psychiatrist could tell whether someone was about to commit suicide simply by taking a sample of their blood? That’s the promise of new re...

A Year's Journey: Getting Dumped, My Mom's Death 3 Days Later, Losing 35 Lbs

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce
Ana Beatriz Cholo

My boyfriend James and I were hiking up to the summit of Mount Baldy, elevation 10,064 feet a couple of weeks ago. The rocky knoll ahead of us seemed insurmountable.

Curing Isolation and Loneliness Through Hospitality

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

When people become part of a church they begin to develop relationships. Their number of confidants begins to increase. Their loneliness is replaced by friendship and they do not feel quite so isolated.

DSM-5's New Approach to Suicide Risk, Behavior

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

The increased emphasis on suicide throughout DSM-5 will lead to more effective recognition of individuals with symptoms and behaviors that put them at risk. With improved diagnosis and care, the nation may finally be able to turn the tide on this loss and grief.

Lebanese Suicide Video on YouTube Sets Off Media Ethics Debate

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The blurry suicide video clip was unnerving but a Lebanese TV station led its primetime evening newscast with it, in its entirety, without any warning...

Suicide: The Biggest Issue for New Veterans

Jason Hansman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jason Hansman

According to alarming results from a new survey of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 30 percent of members surveyed have considered taking their own life...

Why This Rabbi Went to Church Last Sunday

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Rabbis don't make it a practice to attend church. When I read that Rick and Kay Warren would be returning to Saddleback after their son Matthew's tragic suicide however, I resolved to go.

Prayer at the Funeral of Someone Who Committed Suicide

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

No prayers are adequate. In truth, there are no words for such a situation. And so we -- clergy, friends, and loved ones -- usually think, "What am I supposed to say?"

Kevin Hines Is Still Alive

San Francisco magazine | Posted 09.18.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Hines has experienced a lot of notoriety as a bridge-jump survivor. He was in the documentary film The Bridge. He sat across the interview table from Larry King on CNN. Every newspaper in town has written about him.

A Pill Popping Society

Allen Frances | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Our forty year war against the illegal drugs promoted by drug cartels has been a proven failure. If we devoted just a tenth of the effort to controlling the equally dangerous misuse of legal prescription drugs, we would most certainly succeed.

America Is Discussing: Is Today's Youth a Lost Generation?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Arzu Kaya Uranli

We believe each generation looks for new inventions, new innovation and new symbols because it considers itself to be brighter and luckier than the one before it. However, this view has been changing in the U.S.

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing ...

'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star Discusses Family Tragedy

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I think he wanted to say something to me then, [but] we didn't have time to say. The girls went off with him, and when they got out of the car, he said, "Bye, I love you." They said, "Bye, dad," and that was it. We never saw him again.

A Quiet American Epidemic

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Too many seem to believe that anyone who is serious enough about suicide to use a gun would find an equally effective means if a gun were not available. When it comes to guns and suicide, especially in young people, there are things we can do.

Ron Dicker

Suicide Help Line Connects WHERE? | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Desperation was calling. But help wasn't there. Because of an advertising mixup, callers dialing a suicide hotline in Singapore reached a posh New...

Losing My Religion

Julie Gray | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

Know that someone who is feeling suicidal is not thinking straight right now; their judgment is very impaired. They have a condition that medication and therapy can and will help and it won't take long until they begin to again feel hopeful.

Cesar Millan Opens Up About Depression, Suicide Attempt

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan recently opened up about his struggle with depression after his divorce. In 2010, Millan hit what he calls "rock b...

'He Was The One That Could See Me'

Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one individual'...

People Feel Really Awkward If You Bring This Up.. Especially If You've Tried It

Upworthy | Melinda Clark | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Wow. If life is hard before a suicide attempt, imagine how hard it must be after....

Jason Cherkis

'He Was Shot 18 To 21 Times' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In March, The Huffington Post set up a voicemail account for readers to share stories about how gun violence had touched their lives. Th...