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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide and Contagion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Greenberg

The idea of a teen committing suicide and of a young life being abbreviated is almost too painful to think about. A new study suggests that the phenomenom of "suicide contagion" is sadly alive and well among teens.

What Do I Do If My Teen Is Thinking About Suicide?

Christy Esposito-Smythers | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Christy Esposito-Smythers

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHow can parents and guardians help? We offer eight tips based on years of clinical work and research with families with teens who have thought about or actually tried to commit suicide.

Teen's Suicide After Attack Troubles Town

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. -- One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers...

Homophobia's Cruel Mother's Day

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

The Friday before Mother's Day, my work associate asked me for a favor. "I may need to work altered hours on Monday, if that is OK," she started. "I have a memorial service that I need to go to." And then, almost under her breath: "It was a suicide."

Face to Faith: How I Learned To Give Love And Never Lose Faith

Jesus Guillermo Vargas | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Jesus Guillermo Vargas

Tito's friendship showed me to give my love to everyone who deserves it before it's too late. I never had the chance to tell him just what a great human being he was.

After Parents File Claim, School Denies California Teen Reported Bullying

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 (Reuters) - A California couple who said their teenage daughter killed herself after classmat...

A Multi-Faceted Approach on How to Reduce Violence on School and College Campuses

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

A real effort is being made on most college campuses these days to stop violence before it happens. In some cases, that means making schools gun-free zones. In others, like ours, it's that and more.

My Sister Is Mentally Ill And I Can't Help Her

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

It Took Me 17 Years to Love Myself

Michaela Klembara | Posted 05.07.2013 | Teen
Michaela Klembara

I've realized that sometimes you are tempted to think that everyone is perfect except for you, but in reality, no one is, no matter how much we want them to be. I was never going to be perfect -- and I'm okay with that.

Dollars More Important Than Kids: Accidental Death, Suicide, Tragedies Highlight Safety Net Cuts

Steve Young | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Steve Young

Bucks County, home to such literary giants as James Michener and Pearl Buck, is also home to a school district that is crafting an embarrassing non-fiction story of financial irresponsibility and worse, child neglect.

Is It Time To Stop Covering Gay Youth Suicides?

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

I don't want to ignore or cover up the issue, but I also don't want the outpouring of love and support for these victims to inspire any other impressionable gay youth in the wrong way. I don't want any more fallen angels.

WATCH: Celebrity Makeup Artist Joe Hubrich Talks Coming Out

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marti Gould Cummings


Enough Is Enough: In Memory Of Giles Joslyn

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

If we are to save the lives of our youth, we must constantly, publicly, relentlessly challenge "Christian" teachings and the rituals that exclude so many.

My Message To Gay Teenagers: Please Don't Leave -- You Are Worth The Whole Tomato

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

When a gay teenager decides that life is not worth living, then I am the lesser for it, because your worth is my worth. Not so very long ago, I decided that I was worth the whole tomato. So are you.

High School Student Shoots Himself With This Gun While Handcuffed In Police Car

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 02.04.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — A student taken into custody for his own protection Wednesday at his Houston-area high school shot himself with a hidden gun while han...

Parents Say Intense Bullying Led To Gay Son's Death

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Parents of a gay Michigan teen who committed suicide last month say bullying is to blame for their son's death. Seventeen-year-old Josh Pacheco of...

Bullied Teen Shoots Himself Outside School In Front Of Peers, Parents

Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

More than 200 students and community members gathered Thursday night outside Bennion Junior High School in Taylorsville, Utah, to remember a 14-year-o...

One Direction Fans On Twitter Save Suicidal Teen (PHOTOS)

| Posted 12.05.2012 | Teen

By Aja Romano Editor's Note: To protect the privacy of the minor about whom this story was written, the HuffPost Teen editors have chosen to remov...

Teen Takes Own Life After Being 'Viciously Bullied'

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old girl took her own life over the weekend after enduring "vicious online bullying," reports say. According to the Irish Independent, Er...

Cyberbullying Rarely Sole Cause of Teen Suicide

Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents

By: Michael Gowan, TechNewsDaily contributor Published: 10/25/2012 08:37 AM EDT on TechNewsDaily When 15-year-old Amanda Todd committed suicide ...

Bullycide: A Father's Heart-Wrenching Letter to His Son's Tormentors

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

Six years ago, 13-year-old Steven Urry hanged himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies.

Missing Teen Couple Talked Of Suicide, Idaho Police Say

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.22.2012 | Crime

Police in Bannock County, Idaho, are on the lookout for a missing teen couple that, according to reports, talked of suicide. Investigators said Bre...

Mitt Romney: Tough on Bullying or Just Tough Bully?

Veronica Percia | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Veronica Percia

We need an administration that takes our children's lives and educations seriously, not just as a matter of proclaimed policy, painted in broad strokes and useful as a sound bite in a debate, but as an issue that is essentially and deeply personal, as much as it is political.

Amanda Todd Suicide: Schools Need Support Systems, Too

Eva Shang | Posted 12.17.2012 | Teen
Eva Shang

We can watch Perks of Being a Wallflower or read about Amanda Todd's death and shake our heads despairingly. Or we can collectively ensure that our youth have the guidance and support they need to thrive.

His Name Was Steven: A 13-Year-Old Victim of Bullycide

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

"We knew who beat him up. We knew who locked him in a cupboard. We knew who had held his head under water in a sink. So why hadn't we told anyone?"