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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.

A Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocate's Recipe for Cooking with RA

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

If you've ever suffered from a chronic medical condition - from back pain to insomnia to Multiple Sclerosis - you've likely tapped into the power of a...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

No one yet knows how many people have died because they breathed in the dust of 9/11. And that uncertainty is clouding the outcome of thousands of lawsuits against the city of New York City.

The Great Wait: Survival Secrets of the 33 Miners Trapped in Chile

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The miners call it Hell. The only thing missing is the fire and brimstone. Half a mile underground in northern Chile, 33 men are trapped in a cramped shelter where the temperature is a constant 85 degrees.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

West Virginia Coal Mine Survivor Search

AP | DENA POTTER and PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Grieving relatives began burying victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster Friday as crews neared a refuge chamber de...

India Air Plane Crash: 160 Feared Dead After Jet Arriving From Dubai Crashes

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed and burst into flames at dawn Saturday a...

National Survivors Of Suicide Day

Christopher Lukas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Lukas

It comes around every year -- the Saturday before Thanksgiving is the day Congress has called National Survivors of Suicide Day.