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Teen Suicide

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...

Preventing Teen Suicide

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

We need to support connections beyond the peer group. And it's not enough to just 'encourage' these connections; let's rebuild our institutions so that they happen naturally.

Growing Up Without Bullying

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

How did that myth that "bullying is just a normal rite of passage" find roots? How did the idea that bullying is somehow justifiable gain purchase?

Disaster 101: Guns on College Campuses

Victor Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Schwartz

More students carrying guns at colleges and universities will lead to significantly more deaths than would be prevented by attempts to stop what are very rare mass attacks or even homicides.

Rally to Restore Sanity is Political. So Is Our National Insanity.

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The most inconvenient truths are the internal ones -- the ones that shake us up on the insides, the ones that alert us to a need to shift. To become more awake is to be honest about all that is in us.

See No Race, See No Gay

Kira Hudson Banks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kira Hudson Banks

Co-written with Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Pssst...... Refusing to acknowledge diffe...

New Data Finds 1 In 6 American Children Bullied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

According to new data, one in six American children report being bullied in school. The information was announced by the Olweus Bullying Prevention P...

New Poll Finds Bullying Is Parents' Greatest Fear: Goodbye Stranger Danger, Hello Facebook Friend

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

It's no wonder parents are worried, when national studies have found that an astonishing fifty percent of all students have either been victims of bullying or cyberbullying or were the bullies themselves.

WATCH: Clinton Tells Gay, Bullied Teens 'Tomorrow Gets Better'

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined the chorus of celebrities offering support to gay teenagers who are suffering ...

Response to "Grade Three: Rise of The Order": How You can Help

Erica Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Erica Solomon

Recent stories of teen suicides have brought this crisis of bullying to light. Now, finally, it's time for all of us to take action.

Charm School 101 for the College Student: "I Own You" Said the Bully!

Tracey D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tracey D. Smith

Shame on the bully that made you flinch, or brought fear into your happy heart without a hint of remorse. Shame on the bully that made you feel inade...

Responding To Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Whether you're an ally or LGBT yourself, wherever you find yourself, you can make a difference, bit by bit, like the force of water eroding a stone.

1975: Clela Rorex Issues America's First Same-Sex Marriage License (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

As a child of the turbulent sixties, I was convinced time promised a better tomorrow. Through assassinations and a bloody war, bold Americans lear...

How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

It's time for "tolerant" religious people to acknowledge the straight line between the official anti-gay theologies of their denominations and the deaths of young people around the country.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post's Capeheart Offers Support To Trevor Project (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you want a nice antidote to that time the Washington Post decided to treat the suicides of gay teenagers as a matter that had two equally valid pro...