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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.


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.

24 Hours of Suicide

Stacy Bare | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Starting at midnight tonight, and spacing out each suicide at intervals of 65 or 66 minutes, the timeline herein matches up with the number of veterans who will commit suicide over the next 24 hours.

What a Sick F'ing Joke...

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

What a sick f'ing joke. I am not sure what else to say about the state of Washington, D.C. and its wars. Just in Friday's reporting: - Senator Chu...

Is It Time To Stop Covering Gay Youth Suicides?

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

I don't want to ignore or cover up the issue, but I also don't want the outpouring of love and support for these victims to inspire any other impressionable gay youth in the wrong way. I don't want any more fallen angels.

Boy, 7, Writes Inspiring Messages On Post-It Notes To Help Suicidal Vets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2013 | Impact

When John Murray Jr. spotted the word “suicide” on a poster at an Army health center, a simple question turned into a big movement. Thinking t...

City Works To Prevent Deaths After Shooting Range Suicides

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.06.2013 | Detroit

After two individuals committed suicide and one person deliberately shot himself in the last five months using guns rented from a suburban Detroit sho...

In Psychiatric Emergencies, Emergency Rooms Not Always Safe

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Communities need specially-designed psychiatric emergency departments. Private insurance companies should provide more and better community care for persons with psychiatric problems, and more community alternative programs for persons in emotional distress should be developed.

Letter to a Young Man Named K

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

"I hope you read my short letter with an open heart and mind, even though you do not know me. I've heard about your situation and wanted to personally reach out to you, because I believe in you, and because I believe in the potential and possibilities of your life."

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Prompts Spike In U.S. Military Suicides, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins slammed the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community yet again, linking the controversial re...

Cop Killed Self Cause He Was Coerced Into Sex?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

NYPD cop Matthew Schindler was coerced into sex by his female boss at a Queens precinct and driven to suicide by the torment, his wife contends in a l...

Life Is Worth Fighting For

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

That's the moment I committed to life. That's the moment I promised myself that I would fight until I was free, confident and healthy. That's the moment when I made a pact with my future self to wait for me to heal. To heal, blossom and make a difference in this world.