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Black Metal: The Evolution of the Cult

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Black Metal is a dense and fascinating 500 pages. Chapters are dedicated to the bands and subgenres that had the most impact both to its musicians and on the national stage.

The 'Last Soldier to Die for a Mistake' in Iraq -- But More to Come?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

John Kerry famously asked, as a Vietnam vet leader while that war was still going, "Who will be the last U.S. soldier to die for that mistake?" In regard to the Iraq war, which began more than 11 Veterans Days ago, we knew the answer back in December 2011, but we've already forgotten.

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

I have written about dozens of sad, tragic, individual cases. But one of the saddest of all concerns a young soldier who died eleven years ago last month, appalled when ordered to take part in interrogations that, no doubt, involved what most would call torture.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

Community-Based Approach Necessary to Preventing Suicides Among Military Families

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Ron Avi Astor

After 12 years of war, our national policy and national mindset should move toward creating welcoming and supportive civilian communities that will be there for the long run.

On Suicide

Becky Cavender | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Cavender

Twenty-four years later, we still think of her. We still ask questions. There was no note. We have coffee, talk of her, and cry. We tell our children that sometimes life is hard, but it is -- in equal measure, at least -- splendid and captivating. We miss her. We love her.

Exxon: 25 Years of Tears in Alaska

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Shannyn Moore

Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel I'm looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.

European Small Business Crisis: Is America Next?

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Steve Mariotti

Perhaps the global economic downturn is in part because of excessive taxes on the entrepreneur as well as economic illiteracy?

As Suicide Rates Rise in the US

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It is about time we talked about suicide. If we pay attention to this serious issue, we can help people before they reach the point of feeling suicidal and provide greater support for family members who lose someone to suicide.

Faith-filled Responses to Suicide

Rev. Mary Robin Craig | Posted 05.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Rev. Mary Robin Craig

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf we are people of faith, we are called to embody the recklessly abundant love of a God from whom nothing can separate us. Not depression, not the consequences of mental illness, not death by suicide. We can do better for those who suffer.

SHOCKING: Suicide Rate Climbs For Middle-Aged Americans

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mort...

New Report Shows Staggering Veteran Suicide Rate

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of veterans who commit suicide each day is more than 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs has previously...

Rethinking How We Talk About the Bully: Defusing the Arch-Enemy of the Interconnected 21st Century

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.

The Ones We've Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
C. Cryn Johannsen

Suicide is the dark side of the student lending crisis and, despite all the media attention to the issue of student loans, it's been severely under-reported. I can't ignore it though.

Prescription Drug Addiction: A Medical Condition, Not a Moral Failure

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.30.2012 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Prescription drug addiction affects men and women, young and old, employed and unemployed, and those suffering from mental illness and those who don't. In short, no group is immune.

Nearly 20 Percent Of Taiwan's Gay Community Has Attempted Suicide: Report

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Taiwan may be considered relatively accepting of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents, but a new study suggests many in the com...

Katherine Bindley

The Dangerous Mistake We Make About Bullying | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents

Tyler Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate at Rutgers University filmed him kissing another man. Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old girl who m...

Gay Teen Filmmaker Succumbs To Suicide One Month After Producing 'It Gets Better' Video

Posted 01.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Just one month after filming an "It Gets Better" video in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, a California-based gay teen ...

15 Suicides An Hour In India

AP | By NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- Ram Babu's last days were typical in India's growing rash of suicides. The poor farmer's crop failed and he defaulted on the $6,000 loan...

David Lohr

British Tragedy: Two Brothers, Two Jails, Two Suicides | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2011 | Crime

A family in England is trying to raise awareness about the death of their son – a prison inmate who committed suicide behind bars eight years after ...

India's Farmers Suffer Wave Of Suicides As Crops Fail

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Loss of government subsidies, international competition and recently erratic climate patterns are all being blamed for a staggering number of Indian f...

Fort Hood Reports Record Number Of Suicides

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Fort Hood officials are investigating a rash of suicides in recent days, including what evidently was a murder-suicide involv...

Really, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show? Really?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Helmke

Did Jon Stewart really suggest on the Oprah Show that when it comes to the horrific experience of school shootings that it's not the guns that are the problem, but "crazy is the problem"?

Border Patrol Sees Spike In Suicides

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT HANCOCK, Texas — After a bad day on the job as a Border Patrol agent, Eddie DeLaCruz went home and began discussing with his wife how to ce...