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The Mysteries Of Resilience

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

A resilience superstar like Viktor Frankl might have found another way, but not all of us have that strength.

Recoil: A Sane Reaction to Guns

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The idea that millions of Americans are protecting themselves against violent crime by strangers is a delusion. Our obsession with weaponry is deeply pathological and the mark of a weak, insecure and fearful mindset.

Twin In Suicide Pact Had No Drugs In System

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. — An Australian woman who died in what police say was a suicide pact with her twin sister at a Colorado shooting range had no d...

Learning from a Facebook tragedy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If a friend, acquaintance, relative or neighbor had noticed the writings on Jared Lee Loughner's MySpace page or his videos on YouTube and called them to someone's attention, might this horrible tragedy have been averted?

Were Mushrooms Responsible For Henry Jumping Death?

Brooklyn Heights Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We're looking into these reader reports of a death on Henry Street last night. One reader writes: just came home @ clark & henry to discover cop...

China in 2010: A 13-Link Retrospective

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In an effort to place China's 2010 into perspective, I've decided to eschew a list of books or a summary of headlines in favor of a link-per-month round-up of short pieces from last year.

Woman Announces Suicide On Facebook--And None Of Her Friends Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: A Facebook spokesperson has contacted HuffPostTech with the following statement regarding Simone Back's suicide: We were deeply saddened to h...

Large Piles Of Garbage Save Jumper From Suicide Attempt

| Jordan Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- One man's trash is another man's ... safety net? A Hell's Kitchen man's suicide attempt was foiled Sunday afternoon when a huge pile of ...

Woman Dead After Jumping Off Staten Island Ferry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Suicidal?

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Did you know that sleep deprivation can lead to depression and suicidal tendencies? Dr. Oexman pointed out that chronic sleep decreases serotonin, And if you're low on serotonin, you're not thinking or reacting as well as you should.

Next Step: Repeal "DADT" for Mentally Ill Troops

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I applaud the recent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. When will that same openness and tolerance come for mentally ill troops?

Student Loan Debtor Confesses: 'I Think About Jumping Out the 27th Floor Window of the Office Every Day'

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
C. Cryn Johannsen

These people aren't crazy. Far from it. They are approaching their indebtedness from a rational perspective, and sadly suicide seems like a viable choice.

Manufactured Muslim Identities: From Nablus to Newham, Emblems of Islamist Sympathizers

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Many British Muslims fervently erase their ethnicity with ritualistic religiosity, deliberately choosing distinction from that of their parents'. They do so in a desperate search of politicized Muslim identity, with little understanding of either Islam, or politics.

Woman Jumps To Her Death At Trump Place

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 27-year-old analyst for Citigroup and local philanthropist shocked friends and family as she jumped to her death from Trump Place on Saturday. Not...

India's Micro-Finance Suicide Epidemic

BBC News | Soutik Biswas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 80 people have taken their own lives in the last few months after defaulting on micro-loans, according to the government. This has trigge...

Bernie Madoff Won't Attend Son's Funeral

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff won't seek to attend his son's funeral out of consideration for the privacy of his son's wife and...

Paradise Lost? Suicide In Disney Town Marks Second Death In One Week

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CELEBRATION, Fla. — The owner of a failed security business barricaded himself in his soon-to-be foreclosed home, shot at deputies and then kill...

Michigan CCW Holders' Suicide Rate Higher Than Michigan's General Population

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun license holders in the Wolverine State commit suicide at a rate higher than the general Michigan population according to information...

New Low for Afghanistan War: 47 Percent of Military Families Want Troops Brought Home

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

We are grinding our military families into the ground with this brutal, futile war, while its backers sacrifice very little to keep the troops mired in this brutal, futile war. Don't think for a second that military families don't notice.

A Bachelor's Suicide

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kenneth Kales

Last week, a suicide touched this local community and by chance, touched the nation for those who follow popular culture. Julien Hug, a bachelor on th...

Is High Altitude Linked To Suicide Risk? Study Finds Insufficient Oxygen Intake Could Heighten Risk

ABC News | Lee Dye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Is it possible that living in the mountains can make it more likely that someone will commit suicide? Maybe, according to startling new research sugge...

Columbine and Australia

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The suicidal twins from Australia showed us that once again, it comes back to Columbine.

Australian Suicide Pact Twins ID'd, Columbine Connection

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Weller

The Australian twin sisters who attempted a double suicide at a gun range near Denver have been identified as Candice and Kristin Hermeler. Candace li...

Iyanla Vanzant - From Brink of Suicide to Peace of Mind

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Morris W. O'Kelly

Iyanla Vanzant once stood in the bedroom of her then recently deceased daughter with a pink, pearl-handled pistol in one hand and prescription pills in the other; mulling over the decision of the "best" way to finally end the pain.

When Our Parents Define Us: In Her Wake

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

The mark of a truly wonderful book is that it holds up bits of mirror where one's own secret tears and thoughts are reflected. With this, one feels less alone. In Her Wake was this book for me.