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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.

William And Mary Suicides Lead Officials To Increase Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The suicides of three students -- Dominique Chandler, Ian Smith-Christmas, and Whitney Mayer -- this calendar year at the College of William and Mary ...

Rape Charge Dropped After Teen Accuser Hangs Herself

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accused a senio...

Japanese Man Broadcasts His Suicide On The Internet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Japanese man broadcast his own suicide live on the Internet after communicating with users who encouraged him to take his life, according to the Syd...

Is Blood on Your Hands?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

When desperate teenagers hang themselves or jump off bridges there's more than enough blame to pass around.

The Backlash In Microfinance

Shivani Siroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shivani Siroya

For me and my team at InVenture, it's a strange time to be entering the microfinance industry. Recently, the only news about this industry has been ...

A Sad Situation From Rural America We Cannot Ignore -- Child Suicides Remind Us of Challenges Facing Indian Country

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Jon Tester

Over the past year, at least 20 other young members of the Fort Peck community attempted suicide. Let me repeat that: In one year, in a community stung by six child suicides, 20 more kids tried to kill themselves.

Beyond The $1 Trillion To Care For Vets, Emotional Cost Is Huge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than nine years of war in Afghanistan and seven in Iraq have so far cost America nearly 5,800 lives lost in combat, close to 40,000 wounded and m...

Addendum to the Recent Post on Suicidal Thoughts Among Student Loan Debtors

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

The subject of suicide must be approached with caution and sensitivity, and I want to make it clear that I am sympathetic to those of you who have struggled with suicidal thoughts.

Letting It All Out: Talking Taboo on Stage in LA

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

Bodily functions are funny because nobody is allowed to talk about them. The moment we get permission, we're happy to share about all the things we've been holding in.

The Power of Love Through Song: It Gets Better

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

On Oct. 24, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles gathered at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles to sing a song of hope and love.

Disaster 101: Guns on College Campuses

Victor Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Schwartz

More students carrying guns at colleges and universities will lead to significantly more deaths than would be prevented by attempts to stop what are very rare mass attacks or even homicides.

For The Indentured Educated Class, Suicidal Thoughts are not Merely an Individual Problem

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

I am confident I could assert that suicidal thoughts among debtors are at epidemic levels. That's why we must act now to solve the student lending crisis.

Are You Living A Life Too Small?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What's invisibly written on your "jersey"? What might others say, since it is they who see your backside? If there were one word that was keeping your life too small, lately, what would it be?

See No Race, See No Gay

Kira Hudson Banks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kira Hudson Banks

Co-written with Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Pssst...... Refusing to acknowledge diffe...

Fighting Bullying: Love Is Louder Than Just About Everything

Alison Malmon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Malmon

I believe in the power of every voice, and I believe that love is louder than hate, louder than hopelessness. Do you?

Lucia Graves

Expert: Wave Of Gay Teen Suicides Underscores A 'Hidden Problem' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent rash of suicides among gay youth has captured the attention of the nation, with President Obama releasing a video Thursday aimed at reaching ...

Chicago Performers Come Together to Celebrate and Encourage the Lives of LGBT Youth

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

In the face of continuing tragedy, we can find a challenge to all of us for greater action in raising awareness around suicide prevention.