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World Suicide Prevention Day

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day: Here's What I've Learned Since My Brother's Suicide

Dave Ladetto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Dave Ladetto

As I boarded a plane for Texas, more thoughts raced through my head. I wondered why he would do something like this, and what the outcome might be.

Standing On My Brother's Shoulders

Tara Lal | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Lal

Nobody knew what had happened: Dad didn't, nor did the police. I knew, though. My body was screaming the truth at me, great waves of horror sweeping through it. And, as hard as my body screamed, my head fought against what was utterly inconceivable.

The Tremendous Power of an (Extra)ordinary Action

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

You are so worthy of life and of living it; sometimes it just takes someone else to help you realize that. Sometimes it is the small things you do too, that help someone else realize the same thing about themselves.

Saving Lives From Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark.

It's Brave to Help

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Rosenberg

Suicide prevention is all of our responsibility. As we work together with the Trevor Project and others to spread the message that it's okay to ask for help, let's not forget about the equally important message that it's okay to reach out with a helping hand even before someone works up the courage to ask for help.

Welcome to Midnight: Welcome to World Suicide Prevention Day

Jamie Tworkowski | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
Jamie Tworkowski

Welcome to Midnight. That's what we say when the ball drops and a new year begins. I like that moment because beyond the fireworks and resolutions, beyond the kisses and celebration, is the quiet hope that something can be new.

World Suicide Prevention Day: Let's Have A Conversation

H. Alan Scott | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
H. Alan Scott

Depression impacts all of us, even the funny ones. Including me. After chemo I didn't know what to do. I wasn't suicidal, but I also wasn't alive. After a couple near breakdowns (which often involved store security officers, I'm embarrassed to admit), I sought help.

My Friends Saved My Life

Fabrice Benichou | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
Fabrice Benichou

In the state I was in, I don't even know if it was day or night, but I was told later that the police came to find me after being alerted by a close friend who had seen the Facebook post on my timeline. When they arrived, I had a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand and a knife in the other.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Do you know someone who died by his or her hands, or tried (including perhaps you)? If you do, whether near or far from your heart, we hope you will join New York State and The Huffington Post in our campaign to help prevent deaths that need not happen.

Celebs Take The Trevor Project's "Talk To Me" Pledge For World Suicide Prevention Day

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

For World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2013, we teamed up with our friends at The Trevor Project to launch a star-studded suicide preventi...

Preventing Suicide Requires Help

Geoff Livingston | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Sometimes things get out of control, and we're beyond the point where basic self care can make a difference. Help is needed.

Rising Suicide Rates Spur Global Push On Prevention

Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 09/10/2013 09:47 AM EDT on LiveScience The stigma surrounding issues of mental health and suicid...

Reach Out to Stop Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

All of us can do our part to prevent suicide. Reaching out means: first, paying attention and noticing when people are showing signs that they could be at risk, and second, taking the time to let people know we care.