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Suicide Prévention

Bullying Prevention Neglects The Full Needs of Victims

Scott Poland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Poland

While bullying prevention is certainly an important measure, it neglects the needs of potential victims of suicide. We need more programming to prevent suicide, which is quite clearly a risk factor for those who are bullied.

The Next Time You Feel Low, Read This Comic Book Writer's Incredible Advice

Posted 10.18.2013 | Good News

Matt Fraction -- an acclaimed comic book writer whose work includes "Iron Man" and "Hawkeye" -- has a Tumblr page. He updates it regularly with memes,...

Cyber-Bullying, Social Media, and Parental Responsibility

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

What role have the parents of bullies played in these cases? Why are parents giving young children smart phones with 24/7 access to social networks? More importantly, why are they not diligently monitoring their kids' online activity?

What the Hell Happened to Traditional Values Like Love?

Lydia Nibley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lydia Nibley

Real transformation within families, groups of friends, communities, corporations, institutions, governments, and communities of faith is an inside job. Change is found in the smallest choices we make every day about how we treat each other.

Suicide and the Art of Boxing

Gerry Gavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerry Gavin

When someone ends their own life, there may be a note, or a reason that is given -- but for everyone who cares for them there will always be that terrible thought in the back of your mind that maybe -- just maybe -- if I had just done...? The blanks that you fill in at the end of that sentence can be endless.

Molly O'Toole

Veteran Spared When Sheet Noose Ripped: 'I'm Glad It Didn't Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

On the last day Joey Smith walked, he confronted a few Afghan workers on his base in Afghanistan, confiscating a camera. When he turned his back, they...

Molly O'Toole

'It'll Hurt Less Than If I'm Alive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact

In just a year in the Army, Jessica Kenyon said she was sexually assaulted three different times, her trauma compounded by two botched rape investigat...

Molly O'Toole

A Job Kept This Iraq Veteran From Hanging Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

Promethazine, zolpidem, nortriptyline, morphine, divalproex, metoprolol, prazosin, ibuprofen, diazepam, quetiapine, meperidine, trazodone, mirtazapine...

Molly O'Toole

An Army Captain's Recurring Nightmare From Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact

"I'm gagged, I'm tied up, I can't speak. I'm in some sort of cave cell. And I see a girl in another corner of the cell, like a 7-year-old girl, and I ...

Listen -- You May Save Someone's Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.26.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I have a hole in my heart that will never close because the only person who can provide the answers to my questions is gone. I have nothing but memories and pictures to cherish, and I will never have more than that.

Molly O'Toole

Half Her Life Lost To Rape, But Still Serving

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact

Terri Odom looked out on the National Press Club room full of reporters, veterans, advocates and members of Congress where she had been invited to spe...

Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My youth was consumed by loneliness, feelings of not belonging, and thinking of ways to kill myself. I experienced many dark nights of the soul. And television saved me. Although I read a lot, I looked to TV for the noise to comfort me and make me feel less lonesome.

David Wood

Tragedy of Military Suicides Will 'Go On For Many Years,' Army Chief Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

A tragic milestone was reached last year, when 185 active-duty Army soldiers died by suicide, surpassing the 176 soldiers killed in battle in Afghanis...

Molly O'Toole

The Message That Saved A Military Sexual Assault Survivor's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact

When Jeremiah Arbogast entered the home of his former boss, a Marine staff sergeant, he was wearing a body wire hooked up by the Naval Criminal Invest...

David Wood

Military Suicide Leaves Survivors Struggling With Shame, Guilt, Social Stigma

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

The first thing that Shanette Booker had to do, when she awoke one dawn to find that her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker, had shot himself to de...

Looking for Tyler: How My Baby Brother's Legacy Is Helping Build a Better Culture for Vulnerable Youth

James Clementi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices
James Clementi

When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.

Molly O'Toole

When Your Job In War Is To Save Soldiers' Lives, You Never Really Come Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact

This article is part of a special Huffington Post series, "Invisible Casualties," in which we spotlight suicide-prevention efforts within the military...

David Wood

'I Am A Suicide Survivor ... And I Am Not Embarrassed By It'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

This article is part of a special Huffington Post series, "Invisible Casualties," in which we shine a spotlight on suicide-prevention efforts within t...

David Wood

A Desperate Last Act Haunted By Missed Opportunities

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.25.2013 | Impact

On the early evening of March 15, 2011, in the bedroom of a two-story red brick townhouse in Virginia Beach, Va., Navy Petty Officer Joshua Lipstein p...

We Can Save One Another

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Joe Peacock

We all need to rally around one another and push positivity. Turn off your fucking TVs and quit poisoning your emotions with tragedy and "reality" and start being a part of each others' lives.

Turning Loss Into Love: Dedicating My Life to Preventing Veteran Suicide

Kellie LaFave | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Kellie LaFave

My business card says Suicide Prevention Coordinator, but I consider myself a life preservationist. I connect people with the right benefits, a mental health counselor -- or I simply listen.

'My Grandmother Took Her Life At 61... In Less Than 2 Years I Will Be Her Age'

Diana M. Raab | Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

When I was 10 years old my grandmother committed suicide in her room next to mine. It was Labor Day weekend and my parents were at work. I knocked on her door and there was no answer. With a child's intuition I sensed that something was wrong so I phoned my parents at work.

A Brother's Pledge: Standing Up for Love

James Clementi | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
James Clementi

It is my hope that the future Tyler Clementis of the world will hear love and affirmation from the pulpit in all churches. While that day may still be a long way off, parents can make a world of difference by choosing a church family that will embrace all God's children with respect.

Surviving Suicide

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Perhaps the worst thing about suicide is the pain that it causes to those left behind. These people are known as the survivors. And telling our stories can help us to heal from the trauma of this experience.

Lawmakers Recognize 'Having Blinders On' Won't Help Prevent Suicides

Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...