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Teen Suicide

'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.

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 learned...

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...

Anti-Gay Churches Are Not Holy

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Mirabella

Spiritual bullying is deadly. Children are listening when religious leaders call gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people sinners. And hate is not a holy virtue.

Bullying, Teen Suicides Out of the Shadows

Stuart Biegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stuart Biegel

The tragic story of Tyler Clementi has crystallized for many the complex harshness of peer mistreatment, the failure of education institutions to address the problem, and the brutal despair that too often results.

'A Prayer When I Feel Hated': Helping Prevent Gay Teen Suicide

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The Christian community must reach out more compassionately to gay and lesbian youths. Here is a prayer I composed for all who feel excluded, rejected, marginalized, shamed or made fun of, in any way or place, religious or otherwise.

A Survivor of Bullying Speaks Out

Tara Dublin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Dublin

There will always be bullies as long we give them the power to rule over us with fear. It's time we all stood up against the bullies in our society with our own national zero tolerance policy.

The Death of Privacy and the Death of Tyler Clementi

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Tyler Clementi isn't dead because he was gay. Yes, he had his personal life splashed all over the internet because was gay. But this doesn't explain why his tormentors felt no compunction about violating his privacy in such an egregious and cruel manner.

Whoops, Didn't Mean to Destroy Your Life

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeffrey Evans

People today -- including cyber bullies -- have an incredible power to post and share information with the entire world. But who is talking about the responsibility that comes with this power?

When will the homophobic bullying cease?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

When Sirdeaner L. Walker of Springfield spoke at a press conference in Massachusetts last year calling for effective and comprehensive anti-bullying l...

Teen Suicide Epidemic: How Could This Happen?

Sharon Stapel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Stapel

I get asked a lot about why there is a sudden spike in violence and my answer is: there is not. Instead there has been a sudden spike in attention about this violence.