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Raising A Girl As A Survivor

Dawn Daum | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Dawn Daum

If we don't speak up, who will? If we don't educate our children and our communities, who will? If we don't eradicate shame and be the strong women that we can only hope our daughters will someday be, than who will?

Time's 'Person of the Year' Spotlights the Crucial Role of Ebola Survivors

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

The news that Time magazine has named responders to the Ebola crisis as their Person of the Year casts an overdue light on an underutilized strength in the battle: individuals who have been infected and survived.

Parenting, An Unexpected Trigger

Dawn Daum | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Dawn Daum

I don't know what people picture when they think of someone who would dare admit that she was molested as a child, but I don't think it is me. Nor do I believe it is the face of the several female and male friends of mine who are also survivors living "normal" lives.

After the Wearing of the Pink, the Journey Continues

Carol Bysiek | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Carol Bysiek

When the last day of treatment arrives, the release of tension is huge; no more fighting, no more bracing against the assaults on your body, no more indignities to your soul, no more feeling like a science project. Your body is once again your sacred domain and you can close the doors and begin to heal.

From Kigali to Cooperstown: The First Retreat of Rwandan Genocide Survivors Living in America

Samantha Lakin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Samantha Lakin

Survivors of genocide have specific needs that are different than others who experienced conflict and war, especially in Rwanda. The genocide in Rwanda was intimate which makes the scars deeper and the recovery much harder, and it is time that the world recognizes this fact.

Hope in the Time of Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

It has been an outbreak of terrible human suffering. Sadly, there will be a great deal more suffering before this outbreak is over. But every day there are more reasons to be hopeful.

Why I Care So Much About the Impact of Cancer... My Story

Ann Fry | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

For Rape to End Survivors Need Public Support

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

Every social injustice is perpetuated by isolating those who are most affected by it. When people are connected and empowered, they can organize to create change. When people are politically and socially isolated, they cannot.

When Survivors Speak Up, Why We Must Listen

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

Dylan Farrow deserves to be in New York Magazine's "brilliant" category for her courage, as well as the comfort and strength her words give to so many. I stand behind Dylan and I call on others to do the same, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter.

Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia: The Intersection of Rights and Poverty

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.

Finding Love in Spite of...

Erin Havel | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Young adult cancer is not something people dream of when they picture themselves in a romance. Illness, in general, is not socially considered a good stepping stone to finding a bright future relationship. For this couple, and for myself, though, that's exactly where love kicked in.

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.

Psychiatry and Hearing Voices: A Dialogue With Eleanor Longden

Allen Frances | Posted 11.27.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

This could be one of my most important blogs. It is an attempt to find common ground between psychiatry and the Hearing Voices Movement (HVM) -- a growing international grassroots effort to help people find meaning in their troubling experiences.

At Last! A National PSA Campaign to End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Anna Kegler | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Anna Kegler

Organizations are joining forces to create a nationwide (nationwide!) PSA campaign to address domestic violence and sexual assault. This is no blip on the map -- it's the real deal. It's actually happening.

My Right to Be Safe

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

I don't want to be accustomed to living in a society where nothing feels safe anymore, but that it's just the "way it is now."

After Boston

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Part of what terrorists try to do (aside from making political statements) is terrorize us. They attempt to make us feel unmitigated fear in living our daily lives. They want to constrict and diminish our lifestyles, and thereby lessen us. We cannot allow that to happen.

Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich on Magic, Laughter, and 'The Great Nivelli'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sandi Bachom

April 8 was Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). It is the solemn occasion of the 70th year marking the murder of six million Jews and the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Survivors like Werner are the last eyewitnesses, they are our most precious resource.

Forever Impression

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

Nothing says "Good Morning" like a discussion on murder, I think to myself as I look out into a sea of faces, just blankly staring back at me. Deep breaths, I can do this.

Woman Finds The Secret' To Battling Cancer

Posted 12.18.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

During Stacy Oberschmidt's battle with cancer she felt she had no control of her life and disease. Oberschmidt came on HuffPost Live to discuss how s...

A Message of Thanks

Christine Eads | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Christine Eads

I decided I wanted to do an annual "Day of Pampering." A day where these women could truly relax and be pampered. One day out of the year where people were actually waiting on THEM.

Surprises of Survival

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

When I found out Sunday was National Cancer Survivor's Day and wanted to put it on Facebook, I actually had to stop and think -- how many years has it been, anyway?

Joplin Hospital Honors Survivors On 1-Year Anniversary Of Tornado

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact

JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Joplin, Mo., hospital where hundreds of injured residents sought help after a deadly tornado struck the town one year ago today is ...

Husband Sacrifices Life Jacket For Wife, Disappears Into Water After Cruise Ship Sinks

Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact

He did what any husband would have done for his wife. As the Costa Concordia cruise ship went down off the west coast of Italy Jan. 13, Nicole Serv...

Reaching Out to Those Most Alone at Christmas

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lovisa Stannow

Every year, over 100,000 youth, men, and women are sexually abused in American's prisons and jails. The majority are victimized not by other inmates, but by facility staff -- the agents of our government whose job it is to protect them.