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Teen Suicide

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.

Do Kids Cause Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

If you're divorced, you know all too well about the numerous studies of how divorce impacts kids; what we rarely hear about is how children impact th...

There Have Always Been Bullies

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

The authorities in education seem to feel bullying is an epidemic and "indicative of the violent times in which we live." They make it sound as if bullying is some new byproduct of the 21st century. It isn't.

Life or Death: Teen Suicide on American Indian Reservations

Jay Tavare | Posted 06.16.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

Traditions, language and spiritual beliefs of so many of the American Indian nations are almost completely extinguished. Is it any wonder that the youth find themselves in an identity crisis?

Influx Of On-Campus Suicide Calls Incites Treatment At Cal State-Long Beach

News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In light of a string of reported suicide attempts, Cal State Long Beach students may wish to know how they can prevent suicides on campus. Between ...

Florida Teens Charged With Bullying Fellow Student On Facebook

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ESTERO, Fla. — Two teenage girls have been charged under Florida's law against cyberbullying after authorities say they created a Facebook accou...

Boston Student Takes Action To Prevent Teen Suicide

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After a classmate took her own life in November last year, Kathleen Zhu, like many others at Belmont High School, was in disbelief. "I thought she ha...

Feds Investigate Bullying Case: Did School Fail To Protect Gay Student?

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy committed s...

No More Numbing Down: Fostering Love Over Suicide

Gerit Quealy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

Love fosters empathy, and empathy lessens bullying, and fewer bullies means more people working together in caring and kindness rather than calloused and cruel myrmidons, toward equality.

'Race To Nowhere': Documentary Film Explores School Pressure (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed by the intense sense of pressure her daughter felt to succeed in school, Vicki Abeles made a documentary film exploring students' stress. Abe...

The Palin Sisters: Cyberbullies Or Typical Teens?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the wake of Willow Palin's controversial Facebook slurs, commentators on all sides of the debate have weighed in on the impact of the 16-year-old's...

Remembering the Self-Violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pete Subkoviak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Pete Subkoviak

November 20th is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which pays homage to transgender individuals around the globe who are murdered for being who they were born to be.

Ohio High School Wants Bullying Lawsuit Dropped

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CLEVELAND — An Ohio school district being sued by two families who claim their children's deaths were caused by bullying has asked a federal jud...