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Teen Suicide

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?"

Heartbreaking Story Ends With Suicide

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.12.2012 | Crime

Amanda Todd, a Vancouver-area teenager who posted a story to YouTube last month about being cyber-bullied, was found dead Wednesday night in Coquitlam...

A Gay Dad Sound Off On Bullying Prevention Awareness Month And Rescuing Bullied Teens

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I am calling for the formation of groups of "Rainbow Berets" within schools. These would be concerned peer groups that would stand up to the circumstances that inspire bullying. They would be visible in their schools and would serve as safe confidants.

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On National Suicide Prevention Day

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I'm not writing from the perspective of a dad. I'm writing from the perspective of having lived in my own personal hell as an early teen -- one of which no one was aware, but from which I could see no hope.

Just Because You Can't See It Doesn't Mean It's Not There

Daniel Wang | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Daniel Wang

The happiest, sprightliest person you know may be the one with the hidden mental illness. She may be the one who's too afraid of how people will react to tell the truth and seek help.

A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Tweeny-Vision and the Bully Playground

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Tweeny television contributes significantly to these values that allow bullying, and to the actions around them.

Take The Lead And Help Save A Life

Abbe Land | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbe Land

This September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when we should all learn steps we can take to prevent the tragedy of suicide and take action to reduce risk for all people. During this month of awareness, I urge the LGBT community to take a stand and lead the fight to end suicide.

All Hands on Deck: How We Can Help Someone Who's Suicidal

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking an "all hands on deck" approach to suicide prevention can truly save lives. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and the helper tasks that can prevent a suicide equips us with powerful tools for assisting those at risk.

Anti-Bullying Advocates Bullied By Church

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

When Carrol Grady received a phone call telling her that her organization was being disinvited from having a booth at this week's North American gathering of Seventh-day Adventist teachers, she was shocked and distressed.

Why We Can't 'Just Say No' to Bullying

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Debra Chasnoff

In our quick fix, short attention span culture, shaking a finger is not enough. Just like the much-parodied mantra of the '80s and '90s to "Just Say No" to drugs, simply saying "Stop Bullying" will never change deeply entrenched cultural attitudes.

Missing Student Found Lifeless In Philly River

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

A Drexel University student was found dead at around 5 p.m. Monday, when his body was discovered on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelp...

Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.

Brain-Damaged Florida Teen Was Victim Of Anti-Gay Bullying, Parents Say

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Florida teen is suffering from brain damage after attempting suicide a year ago -- a victim, his parents say, of being subjected to anti-gay bullyin...

How Our Society Has Manifested the Bullying Epidemic

Amy Weber | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home
Amy Weber

Bullying is a multi-layered epidemic. It's like a disease that cultivates and feeds off of the bloodline of social acceptance and like-minded opinion, fueled by fear and pain so deep, it is subconscious. But where exactly does bullying originate?

Gay Teen's Suicide Saddens Community: 'Words Hurt More Than Anything Else'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Minnesota teen who jumped to his death last Sunday after allegedly being tormented by classmates for bei...

A Letter To Any Teen Who's Thinking About Suicide

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

I want to give you a big hug and tell you that it gets better, because it actually does. Hang on. There are people you may not even know yet who are waiting for you with open arms, and they will love you unconditionally. Trust me.