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Teen Suicide

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Linked To Powerful Drop In Teen Suicide Rate

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living

Living in a community that recognizes gay marriage can improve the mental health of all teens, according to a new study. State marriage equality laws ...

Today's Youth Are Being Encouraged To Commit Suicide Through Social Media

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

For many youth who suffer from abuse, neglect, and depression, they often feel that they have no control of their lives. Indeed, the only place these children often can gain some sort of control is online, usually through the means of social networking.

Lessons in Non-Judgment

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ commanded us not to judge one another: Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you wi...

Mormon Church Leaders: There's An Easy Fix To Prevent Mormon LGBT Teen Suicides

Fred Karger | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

Come up with a new and welcoming policy for LGBT Mormons and present it at your General Conference in Salt Lake City next weekend.

Church, State and the Utah Problem

Justin Utley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Justin Utley

For years, the most common slogan on Utah license plates was simply, beautifully, "Greatest Snow on Earth." A few years ago, plates bearing the new S...

I Graduated High School with My Pug

Pavlina Osta | Posted 06.08.2016 | Teen
Pavlina Osta

It's high school graduation 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 626 seniors were lining up backstage at the Ocean Center and I am one of the graduati...

Survey Identifies 'Final Straw' Stressors That May Be Associated With Teen Suicide

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science

Anxieties such as acne and academic pressure could contribute to suicidal feelings in young people, suggests a new study of suicide cases among young ...

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.

A Father’s Painful Crusade To Help Bullied Teens 12 Years After His Son’s Suicide

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.06.2016 | OWN

According to his parents, Ryan Halligan started being picked on by classmates when he was in fifth grade. When Ryan alerted his father, John, to the h...

Insulting Utah, the Public Lands Debate

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Stacy Bare

We're not, as a state, currently doing well taking care of the existing state population and these men believe more roads would help us get more people, but would they also help us solve the major issues of our state?

A Mother Turns Tragedy Of Losing Son Into Gift For Others

Mike Bushman | Posted 03.15.2017 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A varsity football starter, 16-year-old Kyle Braid led naturally. A standout among his peers for an inclusive, inspirational attitude in addition to exceptional athletic ability, Kyle's positive presence created a deep, wide imprint at an early age.

U.S. Health Officials Are Finally Paying Attention To Palo Alto School Suicides

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching an investigation at Palo Alto's elite Henry M. Gunn High School after two separate cl...

Four Mental Health Tips for the Back-to-School Season

Josh Rivedal | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

To have a successful transition back to school and to stay in one piece, you need to develop resources to live mentally healthy and to repair those metaphorical cracks in the brain when everything around you seems like its falling apart you feel like you might crumble.

I Thought It Wouldn't Happen to My Family

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 01.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

They are our children, our boyfriends, our husbands, and our mothers and fathers. They are our co-workers, our friends, the dentist who cleans your teeth, and the teacher who tutors your child. They are our daughters and our sons.

The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 12.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.

Art and Advocacy: Uniting to Fight the Threat of Teen Suicide

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Michael D. Shaw

Art and advocacy need not be mutually exclusive pursuits, overrun by the fear that the latter will alienate fans of the former, resulting in a never-ending series of culture wars, political protests, boycotts and controversy.

Has The Summer of Hate Ended?

Jim Diamond | Posted 09.08.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

Now that the "summer of hate" is over and a new season is upon us hopefully the American public, politicians, mass media and academia will all turn their attention to breaking the logjam. Maybe then, just maybe then Andy Parker will be able to rest. He deserves it.

'It's Now Or Never,' Texted Teen Charged In Boyfriend's Suicide

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

Newly released text messages appear to detail how a Massachusetts teen encouraged her online boyfriend to kill himself. “Everyone will be sad for a...

A Presidential Debate on Science: Mental Illness and the Human Dimensions of Science

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Some people think science is dry or boring and has nothing to do with their lives. Still more believe that science has become so complex that politicians are incapable of talking about it, that no one but scientists can discuss it. But science is now so integral to every aspect of our lives that it has to be talked about by those who wield power.

Recovering From Suicide in Palo Alto: A Work In Progress

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Terry Connelly

Silicon Valley prides itself on recognizing unmet needs and satisfying them, even before we even realize them ourselves. But, like Tiger Woods the Elder, the Valley is not used to playing from behind, and not very good at it.

'Why I'll Tell My Son About My Suicide Attempt'

Kelley Clink | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

I've always known that I would tell my son the truth about his uncle -- both how he lived and how he died. I've always known I would tell him the truth about me. I want to tell him the truth about everything -- even the scary, complicated stuff. Especially the scary, complicated stuff.

How Eddie Redmayne Helped Remind Me That There's So Much To Live For

Camryn Garrett | Posted 05.22.2016 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Eddie Redmayne reminds me of everything that's bright and beautiful in this world. And whenever I feel like I can't make it anymore, I sing One Day More from Les Mis. I try to remind myself that, if I can stay one more day, I'll have the chance to be like Jane Villanueva.

Two Shots Fired (Los Disparos): Deadpan Hilarity in Argentina

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Brandon Judell

One of the more enjoyably offbeat features at last year's New York Film Festival that is only now seeing the light of day is Martin Rejtman's Two Shots Fired. This comic offering showcases Argentina as a land plagued by emotional neutrality. No smiles. No Howard Beale outbursts. No fidgety tots and no Lotharios aquiver.

Why Woman With Same Name As 12-Year-Old Suicide Victim Wants Case Reopened

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Twelve-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick (Becca) was found dead in September, 2013, and authorities ruled her death a suicide after what her family says wa...

Can Hope Be Taught? New Curriculum Aims to Prevent Youth Suicide

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

With the rise of bullying over the past several years, young people are having to grow up in an increasingly difficult world -- one full of discouragement and pain.