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The Shocking Reality Of Veteran Suicides

The New York Times | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

HERE’S a window into a tragedy within the American military: For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by t...

When Your Therapist Commits Suicide

Chuck Gomez | Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Chuck Gomez

Bob Bergeron was the golden boy of the Chelsea gay community. A handsome and charismatic motivational speaker. A budding author. A good friend. At just 49 he was on the cusp of what could have been his greatest success: an inspirational book for gay men.

Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Alexia Amvrazi

In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.

Death in Athens

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Diana Farr Louis

A Greek pensioner, aged 77, brought a dramatic end to his life in Syntagma Square recently and shocked the nation. At least, I hope he did, for that was his intention.

The Unthinkable

Jess Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime
Jess Wilson

When we speak in hyperbole about autism -- when we choose words meant to shock and scare and draw attention at all costs -- well, there IS a cost.

Did Aging Play A Role In Therapist's Tragic Death?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Therapist Bob Bergeron, who committed suicide in December, wrote about aging gracefully. But was he was another one of those people hitting 50, who truly felt an underlying dread of what comes next?

15-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Allegedly Being Bullied

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education

After Lennon Baldwin, a 15-year-old freshman at Morristown High School in Morristown, N.J., committed suicide last week, police are now investigating ...

PHOTOS: Japan's Haunted Forest

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

The dark, mythical past of Aokigahara extends to the present. Since the 1950s the woods have become a common place for Japanese salarymen, or corporate workers, to end their lives.

Filmmaker Seeks Answers In Simone Weil

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

By Jamie L. Manson National Catholic Reporter "What response does seeing human suffering demand of us?" This question, which opens the new docu...

When Pilots Go Postal

George Hobica | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Thousands of airplanes take off and touch down every day without incident, but every now and then -- as we were so vividly reminded this week with the story of the JetBlue pilot and his midair meltdown -- things can go spectacularly wrong.

Happiness Lost: When Kids Take Their Lives

Randy Taran | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

If we fail to offer the skills of self-awareness, self-mastery, and resilience to this generation, we are leaving them disadvantaged and ill-equipped, with some in a precarious position as they try to find their way in this increasingly high-stress world.

68-Year-Old Facing Eviction Fatally Shoot Himself, Wife

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

Millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes to the foreclosure crisis, and sadly some would rather face death than eviction. Robert T....

Dharun Ravi: Gay Rights Activists 'Going Overboard' With Clementi Case

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.23.2012 | College

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi says he "wasn't the one who caused" Tyler Clementi to jump off a bridge in his first televised interview...

Tackling One of the Biggest Threats to Our Children: Suicide

Richard Attias | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Attias

While I usually speak about economic issues or geopolitic or global issues, today I would like to discuss an issue that's about care for our kids, about the next generation and about a specific danger they are facing: suicide.

Teen Survives Getting Run Over By 33 Trains, Helps Suicidal People Cope

Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact

Kristen Anderson thought she had no reason to live. But when she survived getting run over by 33 freight trains, she started to reconsider her purpose...

New Yorkers, Like Everyone, More Prone To Suicide In Bad Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

It's not just bank accounts that hurt.when the economy flags. For the past 20 years, suicide rates among New York City residents have risen and fal...

Living With Autism: You Are Not Alone

Elaine Hall | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Raising any child with a disability or illness can be difficult to say the least. But for many reasons, and for many people, parenting a child with autism can be especially overwhelming.

Alternate Juror Disagrees With Hate Crime Verdict In Webcam Spy Trial

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Crime

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- An alternate juror in the trial of a former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying episode that ended in his g...

Guilty Verdict in Dharun Ravi Case Only Compounds Tyler Clementi Tragedy

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2012 | Crime
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Maybe it helps to make sense of Clementi's death by creating a narrative, a cause and effect. Maybe it helps to make sense of Clementi's death by fabricating a villian. But incarcerating and/or deporting Ravi only compounds this tragedy.

NJ Spycam Case Stirs Debate Over Hate Crime Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.17.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- There was a verdict in the wrenching Rutgers webcam spying case, but no resolution to a broader question that hovered over it: To what ext...

Hilary Tuttle

Woman Commits Suicide With Chainsaw | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 03.17.2012 | Crime

A Los Angeles woman committed suicide with a chainsaw in her Palms home, local police reported on Thursday. According to the Associated Press, Assi...

16-Year-Old Girl Kills Self After Forced Marriage To Rapist

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 03.15.2012 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- The case of a 16-year-old girl who killed herself after she was forced to marry her rapist has spurred outrage among Morocco's inter...

Girls' Deadly Time-Traveling Attempt

Posted 03.09.2012 | Teen

Two schoolgirls in China have committed suicide in an attempt to travel back in time. The girls decided to end their lives after one of them lost a...

David Wood

For Veterans In Crisis, A Helping Hand | David Wood | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- Hi, this is Tricia. Thank you for calling the Veterans Crisis Line. What’s going on tonight? Tricia, a crisis line operator,...

Cancer of the Spirit

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The extraordinary documentary On the Bridge bares the deep psychic wounds of America's returning vets.