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Joblessness And Hopelessness: The Link Between Unemployment And Suicide | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Kerri, a 57-year-old living near Seattle, says she lost her software sales job three years ago -- and that age discrimination has made her ongoing sea...

Distraught Mother Told Her Kids 'You're Going To Die With Me'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Angela Gilliam called the police at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. She was worried about her niece's well-being and said there was a domestic t...

Stop: There Is Life Beyond the Tracks

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

There is no glamor in death. There is nothing heroic about taking your own life. Stop, and look for help before doing anything that can be harmful, and not just to you, but also others.

Another Tragic Gun Death That Could Have Been Prevented

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

We all need to communicate to the young people in our lives the importance of speaking up about any threats of violence, whether someone is threatening to hurt themselves or others.

Nearly 15% Of Latina Teens Have Attempted Suicide, Says Study | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why. "It's a startling problem,...

Is Locking Up Pregnant Women the New Cure for State Financial Woes and Mental Health Problems?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

When a person suffering from mental illness happens to be a pregnant woman, she does not lose her right to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.

Marsha Ambrosius: Late Night Lessons in Love and Loss

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

Most of the tracks on Late Nights sound like deeply reflective, emotion-soaked remembrances, best listened to in the twilight hours (with maybe a little cognac on the side).

Panel to Examine Murder and Suicide Associated With Antidepressants

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Saturday morning April 9th of this year, a panel discussion will be held for the public and professionals on the theme of "Psychiatric Drug Tragedies: Personal, Legal and Medical Perspectives."

The President Gets a 'B' on Bullying -- Grading The White House Conference

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Debra Chasnoff

Here's my report card on what I heard on the live feed from the White House Thursday.

Joyce Carol Oates: A Widow's Derangement

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

A Widow's Story is called a memoir, but the word seems too slight for the grandeur of what Joyce Carol Oates does in this work of startling intimacy, humanity, humility, and wisdom.

Despite Dip, Japan Suicide Rate Still Among The World's Highest

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The number of Japanese who committed suicide declined last year, but remained above 30,000 for the 13th straight year with a sharp jump in de...

Student Debt Can Be Deadly

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bryce Covert

The country already came to the conclusion that we should restrict marketing tobacco products to minors because they can kill you. Debt can also be deadly. Why are we allowing them to take on so much so early on?

Death in Mississippi: Lynching or Suicide?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dexter Rogers

Slice the pie as you choose but an African-American hanging from a tree in Mississippi is a big deal. So, I humbly ask again, where is the media coverage?

Bernie Madoff: 'I'm A Good Person'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bernie Madoff's personal PR campaign has begun. The convicted Ponzi schemer made a series of calls from prison to writer Steve Fishman in hopes of...

The Church's Role In Understanding Depression And Faith

Barbara Crafton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Barbara Crafton

Witnessing is telling the story of how God came into your life. It must end with your accepting Christ, and then things are supposed to be all right with you. You're not supposed to be hopeless and want to die.

The Insider's Guide To Death

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

From his unique perspective on the "other side," my son has become our "inside man" in the afterlife. In the following channeling session with psychic medium Jamie Butler, Erik shares what death is like.

Should You Divorce Someone Who's Suicidal?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Recently, a popular Northern California high school teacher left a cryptic message for her students and then disappeared. She was found dead a few day...

Talking To A Teenager About Suicide

David Petrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Petrie

Depression can be a terminal illness. Some people never want to be stopped. But the living need to talk about suicide. It might be all we can do.

Chile Miners' Cannibalism, Suicide Claims Slammed

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chileans directly involved in saving 33 trapped miners last year rejected claims on Monday that the men seriously considered s...

If Only You Knew

Teresa Marchese | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Teresa Marchese

This morning, I saw a young man, hanging dead from a tree. To the family of the nameless one, I am sorry I could not speak his name. Please know he was carefully and lovingly tended to when he was found.

Ruth Madoff Was Turned Away At Her Son's Memorial

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ruth Madoff flew to Connecticut to be at her son's memorial service, but Mark Madoff's grieving widow would have none of it. A source tells People th...

Suicide Dreams

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Takahashi

I had the most incredible dream recently. It is rare for me to actually remember a dream. This one lasted for what seemed like hours, and I can still vividly recall details.

Closing the Hope Gap: President Obama as Psychoanalyst-in-Chief

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

President Obama's campaign to help military families in any and every way possible may just turn out to be more effective in stemming the tragic epidemic of military suicides than any psychotropic drug or psychotherapeutic intervention.

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Car Suicide Buried In Snow Discovered A Week Later

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last week's storm buried thousands of cars in more than a foot of snow. New Yorkers pass by dozens every day without thinking twice about them. But a...