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Depression and Me

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

There is only ONE you, YOU MATTER --so keep trying, keep your head up and keep choosing to live....because YOU ARE LOVED.

What Happened When I Stopped Pretending Everything Was Perfect

Jordan Reid | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Reid

I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.

What Does Flawless Prevention Look Like?

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Starting early with educating and empowering people with holistic tools and treatment to prevent drop out rates, suicide, unemployment, homelessness and most importantly human suffering - a challenge that I suspect everyone is up for taking on, no matter what side of any debate.

How to Talk About Suicide

Melissa McLaren | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa McLaren

Within the general population, the attempted suicide rate is 1.6 percent, but in the transgender and gender nonconforming population, the rate of attempted suicide is 41 percent. Trans Lifeline, has reported that calls have doubled since the passing of North Carolina's bill, HB2.

Grieving My Father's Suicide

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

When I was fifteen years old my paternal grandmother committed suicide. Over the next two decades I watched my beloved father come undone, and on October 17, 2006, my dad followed in his mother's footsteps and took his own life.

Death Sentence of Masculinity.

Henrietta M Ross | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Henrietta M Ross

I have been watching Grayson's Perry series, All Man for the last two weeks, a programme that looks at the cult of masculinity, what is this thing cal...

To The Wife Who Has Anxiety And Depression, From Your Husband

The Mighty | Posted 05.18.2016 | Weddings
The Mighty

When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.

"Love Is All You Need?" Tackles Bullying

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jeremy Bamidele

Photo: The cast of "Love Is All You Need?" Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele The world's gone topsy turvy, gay is straight and straight is gay, such i...

From Hurt to Healing: More LGBTQ Reclaiming Faith

E.C. Iwata | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

As we see the affiliated "none" numbers rise, religious shifts, from doctrinal reforms and latest church cultures, are criticized for their apparent hollowness. But what is to make of the other stat reports?

I Was Unfaithful To My Wife While She Fought for Her Life

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason MacKenzie

My grief appears when it needs to appear now that I am open to accepting it. I deal with it by writing and talking to my wife and kids. I also deal with it by trying to help others who are experiencing the incredible difficulties of coping with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Things are better now.

Dear Twitter: Your Platforms are Hurting People

Jennifer Grygiel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Media
Jennifer Grygiel

It's time for social media companies to form a self regulatory council. We need them to coordinate their efforts in order to improve moderation and reporting on their platforms.

My Brother Died From a Mental Illness. Let's Talk About It.

Brianna Zimmerman | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
Brianna Zimmerman

I wonder if things would have been different if my brother could have talked about his illness more instead of being shamed or stigmatized because, through absolutely no fault of his own, he was burdened with a terrible, terrible disease.

Live Stream Of Suicide Prompts Investigation

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have launched an inquiry after a young woman appeared to record her suicide on Periscope, the mobile web applicat...

Big Sexy Does the Impossible

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The possibility of peace will not occur unless we force it to occur, until then, we might as just watch Bart defy the impossible.

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

Making Mental Health an Everyday Conversation

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Nitzia Logothetis

At the Seleni Insitute, our main mission is to destigmatize mental health issues. Because when people suffer from them, the cost can be counted in lives. In my own family, we've lost people to mental illness, and the reverberations can still be felt three generations later.

Suicide Survivors Tell Their Stories on Reddit

ResearchGate | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact

To talk about the thread in more detail and discuss why the suicide rate in the U.S. is rising, we spoke to Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Canada Looks to Legalize Physician-assisted Suicide: Should the U.S. Follow Suit?

Amal Cheema | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Amal Cheema

he momentum for such a law has been building since the fall, when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down a criminal ban on the practice.

Why Does a Man Die of Suicide One Hour After Hospital Release?

Natasha Tracy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

I would indict these health care providers with a failure to provide actual health care. While no death by suicide is okay, this one was particularly egregious. I really hope that Young's death keeps the health care providers up at night, because it certainly has me.

Why You Should Be Wary Of Suicide Prevention Apps

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Smartphone apps designed to assist with suicide prevention may not necessarily get people in crisis the help they need or send the ...

The Antioch Review Demonstrates Why Mid-West Kills Queers From the Inside Out

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

People like Messrs. Fogarty and Harris are cowards: instead of doing us in yourselves, you do everything you can make us self-deport to the closet or die by our own hands.

Antidepressants Work, But Only For Really Depressed People

Allen Frances | Posted 05.07.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Disabling depression almost always requires an antidepressant, mild usually does not (watchful waiting or psychotherapy are better first choices). The decision to start an antidepressant is a serious one that should not be made lightly after a brief evaluation with a primary care doctor.

A Letter To My 15-Year-Old Self

Madison Clark | Posted 05.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Madison Clark

It doesn't matter how young or old you are; everyone has endured pain at least once in their life. Whenever these situations arise, it's important to remember that you aren't alone. At times, it may seem so easy to give up because it seems impossible to see outside the labyrinth when you are stuck inside, but the journey out of this maze is the most rewarding part.

I Should Never Have Tried to Run From Grief

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason MacKenzie

We will all face great loss in our life. It's one of the few things of which we can be certain. Every one of us will be forced to make choices abou...

Mental Health Is a Family Affair

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We were so pleased that the focus of the recent Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" event was on mental health in families. This is a topic that is usually on the top of family "secrets" list which made it all the more powerful to hear inspiring stories from celebrities and families who had benefitted from treatment.