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Teen Suicide

Mystery Man's Testimony Could Shed New Insight Into Tyler Clementi's Suicide Case

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter wit...

Let's Protect Our Children Against Bullying by Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces in Schools

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christine C. Quinn

I am proud that the New York City Council has crated the Respect for All (RFA) program in our public schools. RFA creates safe spaces for students by giving them a forum to celebrate their identity and diversity regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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...

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

Two Teens Save A Life Using Facebook!

Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

17-year-old Danny Manes from Pueblo, Colorado noticed something troubling while he was scrolling through the usual photos, links, status updates, and ...

Keke Palmer Addresses Suicide On Twitter

Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

While the entertainment world comes to grips with the apparent suicide of television pioneer Don Cornelius, the family and friends of 17-year-old Ashl...

Bullying in America: A National Crisis

Bruce Kluger | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Bruce Kluger

Although I have lived in New York City for 32 years, I have never been to Staten Island. It has been said, however, that this southernmost of New Yor...

Bullying Claims Another Victim... an Unexpected One

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I will not stand by and see other families destroyed. We must defeat bullying. Parents, teachers, grandparents, and -- most of all -- kids, must band together and stop this epidemic in our schools and on our playgrounds.

Elementary School Climates And Bullying Examined In New GLSEN Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Given that more and more youngsters are self-identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) at younger ages, a new report hopes to shed ...

Gay California Cheerleader Commits Suicide On New Year's Day

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The disturbing spate of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teen suicides continues with news that another California student has taken his ...

We Are The Real Bullies

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabeth Perle

Does it make us feel better about ourselves when we take down another teenage bully? It's time to pick on someone our own size.

Tyler Clementi's Bullying Suspect Rejects New Plea Deal

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man...

WATCH: Bullied Gay Teen's Poignant Video Series

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A bullied teen's poignant video has caught the eye of the blogosphere over three months after it was originally posted. The clip, simply titled "...

Teens Use Sweet 16 To Raise Money For Suicide Prevention

Patch | Bill Gilman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Traditionally, a "Sweet 16" party is a chance for a young girl to bask in the spotlight and for friends and family to recognize her passage into young...

Mother Files Suit Against School District, Alleges Bullying Drove Daughter To Attempt Suicide

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

A mother in Coral Springs, Fla. is filing a lawsuit against her school district after she says bullying led her daughter to the brink of suicide. B...

The Day My Friend Killed Himself

AAUW | Anonymous Senior, Langley High School, Virginia | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

This post originally appeared on AAUW’s blog 'AAUW Dialog' in conjunction with the release of AAUW’s latest research report, Crossing the Line: Se...

Why Didn't Someone Help Her?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

"I went to the bathroom and locked the door," 18-year-old Ashley Billasano tweeted. "I took apart a razor. I did what I had to do to forget. I swea...

Some Traditions Should Be Changed

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Maggie Lamond Simone

Bullying, some would argue, is also a tradition. It's been happening for generations, and is often even passed down within families. The weapons change through the years, but the victims tend to remain constant, kids who are different.

Stand Up, Speak Out: Despite Challenges, High School Students Confront Bullying

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Saumya Arya Haas

Gabe Aderhold, a student at Edina High School, talked about approaching conservative elected officials and asking if he, as a gay teen, deserved the same protection as other kids.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

Was That 'My Kid'?

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When the news reports another innocent child driven to take their own life because of homophobia and bullying, I wonder if that kid is one of the many who have written to me. And more than that, I wonder if it is "my kid."

Vinny From The Jersey Shore Talks Bullying | JESSICA BOOTH | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Okay, we'll be honest... when we met Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, we were expecting to meet a really tan, juiced-up gorilla dude. But maybe it ...

Carolyn Gregoire

I AM AN ARCHIE | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2012 | Home

When a Miami teenager -- inspired by a screening of the new movie Archie’s Final Project -- created a video announcing that he was “an Archie” a...

Jon Stewart and the Kids

Ming Holden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Jon Stewart came to Indiana for my birthday. Well, okay, on my birthday. When I was a college freshman in 2002, we used to gather in the basement o...

Jamey Rodemeyer's Suicide Sheds Spotlight, Caution For Teens

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting ...