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#Suicide

From California to Ohio

Justin McCoy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin McCoy

It's OK to ask for help. It's often a scary thing, especially in today's world where we sometimes get made fun of for needing help. But I should have asked for help a lot sooner, and it does get better.

Why Farmer Suicide Rates Are the Highest of Any Occupation

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terezia Farkas

The next time you're munching on that delicious corn or eating something that comes from a farm, think about this: Suicide rates in farmers are the highest of any occupation. That's an alarming statistic.

Military Suicides Up In 2014

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon of...

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

China's Internet Giants' Lottery Apps Linked to Spate of World Cup Suicides

Ryan McMorrow | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ryan McMorrow

While online betting on World Cup matches has resulted in enormous profits for the gambling platforms, and a windfall for the provincial sports lotteries, it has taken a toll on Chinese society.

The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers

Don McNay | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Don McNay

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.

Iraq: What They Died For

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A longer occupation, more troops, air strikes or anything else won't bring PFC Hutson back. He -- we -- will never know what he died for, but we can say with certainty what he did not die for. He did not die for freedom, he did not die for WMDs, he did not die for a politician's re-election.

Breaking the Code of Silence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.

Child Rape Case Leaves Mysteries

AP | MITCH WEISS and RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thum...

Will Safety Nets Ease Golden Gate Bridge's Suicide Problem?

Ravishly | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
Ravishly

The bridge has hosted about 1,600 suicides in its history, and an apparent upward trend -- including a record 46 suicides last year -- was enough to convince the board of the protective measure, which is planned to be in place by 2018.

Family Of Mississippi Tea Party Leader Who Committed Suicide Plans Legal Action

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

The family of Mississippi tea party leader Mark Mayfield, who committed suicide last week after facing charges for his alleged connection to the photo...

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

Art, Mental Illness and Frances Bean Cobain

Michael Darer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Michael Darer

To turn Kurt Cobain into a symbol of something -- to hold up his tragic passing as something other than personal tragedy -- robs his loved ones of their personal truths. It means that the discussion isn't about the fact that Frances Bean Cobain will never know her father but about some other capital-letter themes that become about art or figurehead outside humanity.

Book Excerpt: Post Mortem

Lynn Keane | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Lynn Keane

In writing Give Sorrow Words I wanted to invite readers to join me on my journey. My intention was to let our story unfold naturally, not be weighed down by statistics and research. However, it was also important that readers understand that there is never one reason in suicide.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Ohio Boy Finds Mummy Hanging Inside Abandoned House

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 06.23.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

According to the CNN, as a boy stepped into an abandoned house in Dayton, Ohio, on the morning of Sunday 15, he was terror-stricken to find a mummified corpse of a man hanging by the neck from a belt.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Benefits May Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment insurance may save your life. Researchers have long understood that higher unemployment rates correlate to higher suici...

Cultivating Compassion For Survivors

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 06.18.2014 | TED Weekends
Dese'Rae L. Stage

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAttempt survivors are not nameless, faceless statistics. We can't be stereotyped or huddled together under one big umbrella of "crazy." We are not selfish. We are real people with real problems, and we're in pain.

How Losing Our Gay, HIV-Positive Son to Suicide Turned Our Family Into Activists

Nancy Harrington | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Nancy Harrington

It hurts my heart beyond measure that my son, whom I loved so very much, didn't feel he could confide in me when he was most vulnerable. I want other parents to let their children know that regardless of their sexual orientation, their gender identity, and especially their HIV status, they are loved, supported, and valued.

Addressing The Elephant On The Bridge

Todd Hanson | Posted 06.13.2014 | TED Weekends
Todd Hanson

Along with all these multilayered personal responses, there was another, much less complicated reaction invoked as I listened to Sgt. Briggs' story, so I'll talk about that one instead. One that is direct, basic, and easy to say. The simple, pragmatic thought that, for me, as I listened, was the Elephant In The Room of this whole TED talk.

Alzheimer's Caregiving May Be Wrecking Your Health

Marie Marley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Not surprisingly, an article published in the American Journal of Nursing states that caring for someone with dementia is particularly challenging, causing "more severe negative health effects than other types of caregiving."

3 Things That Will Help You Live In Hope

Rev. Mary Robin Craig | Posted 06.13.2014 | TED Weekends
Rev. Mary Robin Craig

If you are one of the survivors, if you are one of those whose loved one completed the jump, or the hanging, or the overdose, or the shot to the head, I have three things to share with you. Three things which might help you yourself survive the days and weeks and years ahead. Three things I learned from the many people who have had the courage and compassion to accompany my family and me in one way or another since the death by suicide of our son and brother. Three things which might help you live in hope.

WATCH: This Ex-Officer's Haunting, Powerful Words About Suicide Could Save Someone's Life

TEDTalks | Posted 06.13.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

If you saw someone on the verge of suicide, would you know what to say? As a patrolman on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Briggs helped bring many people back from the brink. In this moving talk, he gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be thinking of taking their own lives.

Hope for USA Auties and Aspies From UK

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

As a joint blog answered commenter Russell's first question last week I'll just address his second question, which was, what do I mean by solve the au...

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Her friends will tell you, "She's a fantastic friend. Always there for you when you need her." Strangely enough, they don't seem to know what kind of deeper issues she might have.