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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?

What Is The Bullies Message?

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

The recent spate of bullying-induced suicides - below are the names Asher Brown, 13, Cypress, Texas Seth Walsh, 13, Tehachapi, California Justin Aab...

We're Too Proud of Our Anger

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

The suicide of the student at Rutgers is a tragedy that has everyone examining cyberbullying and homophobia. Those are good things to be examining, but it misses the heart of the matter.

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.

Suffering in Silence

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin DeSoto

I challenge the world to start calling "bullying" what it really is: abuse.

Gay Student Suicides and the Need for Empathy

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maureen Costello

A few months ago, researchers issued a study reporting that today's college students display significantly less empathy than their peers from 30 years ago. I did not want to believe the study. But I wonder.

Chicago Stands Up Against Anti-Gay Bullying & LGBT Suicide

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

Statistically, a member of the gay community will attempt suicide every five hours -- with most suicides and attempts resulting because of intolerance, harassment, and bullying. This isn't just a problem, this is an epidemic.

Bullied to death -- and How the Power of Pink (and YOU) Could Thwart Suicide

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Think about what you, your friends and -- your children could do to help save someone's dignity -- to save someone's life.

Not Everything Is Our Business

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andrea Lyon

We need to talk about the ubiquitous invasion of our private lives -- by law enforcement, the media and each other. Since when is it okay to secretly tape private behavior and broadcast it?

An Open Letter to the Gay Youth of America

Natalie Bencivenga | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalie Bencivenga

High school is not a real representation of the world outside. Those who are ostracized for being unique or different (for whatever reason) are often the people that go on to have interesting and fulfilling lives.

Soldier Suicides And The Dumbing Down Of Military Mental Health Care

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration need to take steps to hirecompetent, well trained mental health professionals to treat the soldiers and veterans suffering from military related illnesses.

The War on LGBT Teachers

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

It's easy to focus on big-ticket LGBT legislation as the solution to everything, but even states that have same-sex marriage still have an anti-gay bullying epidemic and gay teen suicides.

WATCH: Sarah Silverman Points Fingers For Recent Gay Teen Suicides

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

At least five teenage boys have committed suicide in recent weeks after being bullied because they were gay. Comedian Sarah Silverman struck a seriou...

New Media, Old Problem

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin Cathcart

Stories of teens driven to suicide by antigay taunting are all over the news and today is the day we stop ignoring the problem.

Denver Police: Suicidal Man Forced Cops To Shoot Kill, Him

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Did a suicidal man set into motion a chain of events that led police officers to pull the trigger for him? That's the supposition of the Denver Police...

The World's Creepiest Places (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Regardless of how much faith you hold in the supernatural, there are certain places in this world where even the bravest souls might think twice befor...

What Can We Learn From Tyler Clementi's Tragedy?

Peggy Conlon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peggy Conlon

Suicide and bullying are incredibly complex interrelated problems and we can't solve this overnight. But we can all make a difference by not tolerating hurtful words.

Dorm Life Is a Jungle: The Tragedy of Tyler Clementi

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Has anyone yet reported on the life Tyler Clementi and Dharun Ravi lived together? What kinds of cultural experiences was Ravi encountering that might have complicated his own decisions? What about his Asian-American accomplice Molly Wei?

Tyler Clementi and the Eye of the Webcam

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandip Roy

Ravi and Wei didn't just want to harass and bully Clementi. That they could have done any time, in person, in private. They were not even trying to out him. It's just life in the online world where everything is fair game and privacy is just a Facebook option.

Apple in China, Or Why My New Toy is Covered in Blood

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Zachary Stockill

I like to think of myself as a conscientious consumer, and I was aware of the conditions of much of Chinese labor. This fleeting consideration was swiftly superseded by the tiny excitement of a new toy.

At the University of Texas, a Suicide Mistaken for a School Shooting

John Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Woods

On Tuesday, the University of Texas bore witness not to a shooting, but to an extremely public and immensely painful suicide.

Georgia Executes Suicidal Inmate

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JACKSON, Ga. — A Georgia prisoner who tried to kill himself last week by slashing his arms and throat with a razor blade was executed Monday nig...

Chef Joseph Cerniglia Found Dead In Hudson River; Appeared On Gordon Ramsay Reality Show

Slashfood | Jennifer Lawinski, Posted Sep 27th 2010 @ 1:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

he body of a man found floating in the Hudson River last Friday afternoon was identified as 39-year-old New Jersey chef Joseph Cerniglia, a 2007 parti...

The First 'Get Your Wellness On' Fair Has Already Saved A Life

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

With the help and support of friends and readers, I organized the first Get Your Wellness On -- A Suicide Awareness & Prevention Fair to create opportunities where we can be of help to the over 33,000 people die of suicide every year in the U.S.