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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.

You Are #NotAlone

Tim McDonald | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

As someone who has battled depression, I've seen firsthand the dark places it can lead to. I've also seen the opportunity that presents itself when we begin to open a dialogue about topics that so many prefer to change the subject on as soon as they are brought up.

New Documentary 'Making A Killing' Shows How To Prevent Suicides By Gun

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA," documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald wanted to dig deep into our national gun debat...

Can You Hear Me?

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Karalyne Martinez

Be conscious in the present and concern yourself with the happiness of the pursuit rather than the pursuit of the happiness. Do things from the spiritual heart -- remove your animalistic qualities and save yourself and many of us.

I Want to Tell You About Being the Mom of Bullied Kids

Wendy Del Monte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Wendy Del Monte

I want to tell you how it feels when your heart breaks as your beautiful child looks up at you and asks, "Mom, what's wrong with me? Why doesn't anyone like me?"

Our Young Men Can't Afford to Wait

Richard L. Taylor Jr. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Richard L. Taylor Jr.

Now a national movement, Cities United is equipping cities with crucial tools and resources to build on and accelerate efforts to reduce violence and improve outcomes.

A Radical New Direction for Suicide Prevention and Care

Leah Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

The recent findings from National Center for Health Statistics indicating that the suicide rate in America has reached a thirty-year high have prompte...

The Five Most Important Things I've Learned About Mental Health

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

It's ‪#‎MentalHealthAwareness‬ month. Here are the five most important things I've learned.

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

Is Suicide Selfish? Or Are We?

Kristen Knepper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Knepper

I'm embarrassed to share the depth of the ugly, dark thoughts that my disease triggered. In the midst of contemplating death, I wasn't aware of a reality different from my own. I could not realize that I was well loved by many people. That I had worth. That my mere existence made a contribution in meaningful ways. I mattered. We all do.

The Cultural Roots of Suicide in the U.S.

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

Girls and boys have been telling us for decades that American culture is to blame as to why we are seeing such high rates of suicide in the U.S.

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Killing Queers in Indiana

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 04.27.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

In 1986 Robbie Palmer was murdered in rural Indiana, his body dumped in a farm field drainage ditch, left there to rot, a carcass for the turtles and wildlife to eat. His murder took place long before anyone knew the name Matthew Shepard.

The New Science of Afterlife Research and Its Benefits to Society

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions.

Advice 12: Is My Boyfriend Suicidal?

Brent Stoller | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ****...

The Shipwrecked Lives of the Great Recession

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

The disdain that the Amish faithful feel for family members who reject their all-encompassing religious worldview is such that they refuse to dine with them at the same table.

Female Firefighter’s Suspected Suicide Sparks Cyberbullying Probe

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 04.25.2016 | Crime

A few months before 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff was found dead last week in a suspected suicide, the Virginia firefighter was attacked in an online...

Why the Gun Industry Can't Talk About Suicide

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

It's an unbroken rule among the gun-nut fraternity/sorority that the only people whose lives are lost from the misuse of guns are law-abiding citizens who didn't use a gun to defend themselves against the You-Know-Who's.