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Teen Suicide

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 12.20.2011 | Gay 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 ...

What Should You Tell A Suicidal Teen?

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

As a parent, there are things you can do to help support your child, including opening lines of communication and establishing trust early, which can then help your child in times of crisis. Your love and support may help save a child's life.

Suicides In Movies Tripled From 1950-2006

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Depictions of explicit and graphic suicides in movies tripled from 1950 to 2006, according to an analysis of top-grossing films. ...

When Bullying Doesn't End

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.29.2011 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Bullying has become increasingly common in schools throughout the United States. This issue hit home when my daughter was in 7th grade. She even made the comment at one point, "I don't want to be here anymore," talking about life.

WATCH: Students Tackle Teen Suicide In Award-Winning Video

Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Students from Val Verde High School of Perris, California just won an international filmmaking competition with an short film combating teen suicide. ...

Bully Of Teen Who Hanged Herself: "I'm Not A Mean Person" [VIDEO]

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

Sharon Chanon Velazquez, one of six teens charged in the Massachusetts bullying case of a 15-year-old Irish immigrant who committed suicide last Janua...

I've Already Been Left Behind And Life Is Good

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Anyone who has lived through the death of a loved one by suicide knows it can be a daily challenge to remember that life is good. Team Life Is Good was created with suicide survivors in mind.

And The World Spins Madly On: Grieving Suicide

Julie Gray | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

At the end of the day, death cannot be fought, only accepted. Even suicide, which is the hardest.

Principal Investigated For Hypnotizing Suicide Victim

Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

When Wesley McKinley went to his principal George Kenney for help in becoming more focused and outgoing in school, Kenney performed the solution he ty...

2 Minn. School Bullying Victims Take Lives In Sleepover Suicide Pact

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

Family members admit that the signs were there. After repeatedly indicating that they were bullied and felt ostracized, Paige Moravetz and Haylee F...

Laura Gottesdiener

After Arizona Veto, Guns On Campus Legislation Still Pending In Other States | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

On Monday night, Hildy Saizow, President of Arizonans for Gun Safety, received very surprising news: Gov. Jan Brewer (R) had vetoed SB 1467, a bill th...

Take Action for Safer Schools

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Ari Solomon

On March 8, Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) reintroduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA), S. 506.

The President Gets a 'B' on Bullying -- Grading The White House Conference

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Debra Chasnoff

Here's my report card on what I heard on the live feed from the White House Thursday.

It Gets Better, Starting in Elementary School

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

And, so it was, that on a sun-soaked summer afternoon, 200 Nettelhorst families -- both gay and straight -- marched in the parade; in fact, we led it.