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"Bitter's Kiss" Sends Mixed Messages

Bridget Fitzgerald | Posted 03.22.2017 | Entertainment
Bridget Fitzgerald

I'm conflicted on the debut album for "Bitter's Kiss" - but not more than the main singer. "Already Gone" is beautiful and unique - a lot of this is ...

Soul Sadness

Angie Viets, LCP | Posted 03.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Angie Viets, LCP

Soul sadness reminds me of the legend of Shadow Lake on Roosevelt Drive where I grew up. Lost are things and people into this bottomless lake never to be found -- or so they say. The brokenhearted reside there.

Loss Survivors and the Aftermath of Suicide

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

In our case, suicide was the result of a battle lost to mental illness. But I was unprepared to respond to this woman, whose judgment and stigma surrounding mental illness is sadly shared by so many.

Johns Hopkins Professor Endangers the Lives of Transgender Youth

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.21.2017 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This isn't just about academic freedom. It's about the reputation of the institution. It's about the moral obligation to do no harm. And if all of those things are meaningless to Johns Hopkins administration, it's also about liability.

Daddy, Why Don't You Love Me?

Tiffani Crenshaw | Posted 03.19.2017 | Black Voices
Tiffani Crenshaw

Daddy, why don't you love me? Imagine saying those words at 7 years old. I think I said them to myself 100 times. I never said them to him. Him, is my father. I called him "Him" for a long time until one day he told me never to say it again.

Dear Bernie: Our Mental Health Isn't A Punch Line For Your Jokes

Ellie Williams | Posted 03.19.2017 | College
Ellie Williams

Every day, Americans use mental illness as shorthand for bigotry, for stupidity, for violence. For sure, violence can be a part of some mental illness. But for those of us inside mental institutions hoping to get out, we are not given the luxury of being angry like Trump or bigoted like Cruz.

How to Expand Your International Day of Happiness All Year Long

Randy Taran | Posted 03.18.2017 | Good News
Randy Taran

This year, you have a choice. Though International Day of Happiness is a great excuse to celebrate happiness one day a year, why not use the day to kick-start your happiest year ever?

Let's Get Men Talking About Suicide

George Bell | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
George Bell

This isn't a problem that we can simply sweep under the rug and let it be dealt with by someone else.

Trading this Life for the Next Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 03.17.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

It's one of the main tenets of Christianity that doing good work in this life will bring us blessings in the next life. If we suffer for God here, if we are persecuted for righteousness' sake, or if we are meek or poor or lowly in heart, these things will help us to make it to heaven. Right?

Losing a Loved One: Creating a Space for Hope

Kristi Hugstad | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Kristi Hugstad

You may even find that there are gifts that come from your grief. You will discover that you are now capable of loving more deeply than you ever imagined possible. You will look at life -- and the whole world -- differently. The little things matter far less, and the people that are there for you become far more important.

Is the Robin Williams Tunnel Such a Great Idea?

Anna David | Posted 03.12.2017 | San Francisco
Anna David

The Bay Area loves rainbows, whether we're talking about the ones that appear in the sky with semi regularity, due to San Francisco's rainy-and-then-s...

We Need to Talk About... Suicide

Matthew Williams | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Matthew Williams

Blame and accusations cannot take away the pain, but maybe a greater understanding of what leads a person to that terrible place can go some way to helping them to learn to live with it.

"If Only..." and "What if...": A Conversation With Sue Klebold About Her Son

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2017 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In this conversation with Sue Klebold, I asked her to: Tell me about Dylan As you think of the past say what comes to your mind when you think, "If o...

When Death Seems the Only Escape

We Are Not Numbers | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home
We Are Not Numbers

There is a strong taboo against suicide in the Gaza Strip, where Islam is the predominant religion. But on February 9, Rezeq Abu Setta, 38 and a father of seven, joined a growing trend in the blockaded Palestinian territory. He attempted suicide.

Amy Ferris Takes on Depression in 'Shades of Blue'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

The desire to peel away the façade of cheerful wellness that so many people present while they suffer mightily brought Ferris to conceive and edit Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue.

What You Should Know About Suicide and African-American Children

Aysha Ives | Posted 03.09.2017 | Black Voices
Aysha Ives

Sadly, the number of Black youth taking their lives is on the rise. Here are two things that you need to know about Black children and suicide:

Missing Kentucky Mom An Apparent Suicide

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.01.2016 | Crime

WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority A Kentucky mom reported missing more than two weeks ago and found dead in a storage locke...

Italy, Bullying: When Another Young Girl Decides To Take Her LIfe

Christina Pacella | Posted 02.26.2017 | Education
Christina Pacella

Only a few weeks have gone by since Chiara, a twelve year old girl from Pordenone (Italy) decided to put an end to the bullying she had become a vict...

UPenn PhD Student is 10th Suicide in Three Years

David Cahn | Posted 03.01.2017 | College
David Cahn

Have you been mourning? I have, or at least I have tried to. It's hard, you know, in college. To mourn. To remember. To reflect. We're busy. There's so much going on. So we forget. It's easier that way.

It's Time We Start To Talk About Depression Like The Common Illness That It Is

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Eileen O'Connor

Depression is real. It can't be swept under the rug. We need to deal with it. Now. Before it's too late. Doctors should be screening everyone. Not just new moms. Depression can happen at any time. And it needs to be treated. Like the common illness it is.

The Trouble With Mental Health in Northern Ireland

Christopher Weir | Posted 02.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Christopher Weir

Some blame social and economic deprivation. More people appear to take their own lives in working class areas, where opportunities are rare and hope is scarce. Others point toward the mental legacy of the Troubles.

5 Ways To Be A Better Friend

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.19.2017 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

The word friend means many different things to different people. We have some friends who are in our inner circle and perhaps several or a few in our ...

Why I Came Out of the Mental Health Closet

George Bell | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
George Bell

I came out of the mental health closet a couple of weeks ago in some moment of lapse in conformity where I believed I needed to publicly talk about my...

8 Things I Learned Years After My Dad's Suicide

Becky Olson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Becky Olson

know these are just a few of the lessons I will continue to learn as I progress forward as a survivor. I'm so thankful that support groups for survivors exist and the wonderful survivor friends I have made over the years who have helped reveal some of these teachings to me. Being a survivor of suicide is a title I never expected I'd bear, but I'm finding my way through this grief journey little by little.

Eric Agyeman: from rock bottom to a book launch

Sarah Cannata | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Sarah Cannata

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." - Brian Tracy Fo...