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Teen Suicide

All Hands on Deck: How We Can Help Someone Who's Suicidal

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking an "all hands on deck" approach to suicide prevention can truly save lives. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and the helper tasks that can prevent a suicide equips us with powerful tools for assisting those at risk.

Anti-Bullying Advocates Bullied By Church

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

When Carrol Grady received a phone call telling her that her organization was being disinvited from having a booth at this week's North American gathering of Seventh-day Adventist teachers, she was shocked and distressed.

Why We Can't 'Just Say No' to Bullying

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Debra Chasnoff

In our quick fix, short attention span culture, shaking a finger is not enough. Just like the much-parodied mantra of the '80s and '90s to "Just Say No" to drugs, simply saying "Stop Bullying" will never change deeply entrenched cultural attitudes.

Missing Student Found Lifeless In Philly River

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

A Drexel University student was found dead at around 5 p.m. Monday, when his body was discovered on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelp...

Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.

Brain-Damaged Florida Teen Was Victim Of Anti-Gay Bullying, Parents Say

Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices

A Florida teen is suffering from brain damage after attempting suicide a year ago -- a victim, his parents say, of being subjected to anti-gay bullyin...

How Our Society Has Manifested the Bullying Epidemic

Amy Weber | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home
Amy Weber

Bullying is a multi-layered epidemic. It's like a disease that cultivates and feeds off of the bloodline of social acceptance and like-minded opinion, fueled by fear and pain so deep, it is subconscious. But where exactly does bullying originate?

Gay Teen's Suicide Saddens Community: 'Words Hurt More Than Anything Else'

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Minnesota teen who jumped to his death last Sunday after allegedly being tormented by classmates for bei...

A Letter To Any Teen Who's Thinking About Suicide

Gary Nelson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

I want to give you a big hug and tell you that it gets better, because it actually does. Hang on. There are people you may not even know yet who are waiting for you with open arms, and they will love you unconditionally. Trust me.

What Does Jesus Think About Homosexuality?

Derek Flood | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

If we really do love Jesus, then we need to love like he did, so much so that it seems "scandalous" in the eyes the religious folks of our day, just like it did in his day.

Teens Demand Change In Powerful Video (WATCH)

Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

"I want to know what it's like to live a land truly of the free, one that doesn't exclude me." In a powerful new video, students and teachers from...

We Need 'All Hands on Deck' to Save Bullied Teens

Thenera Bailey | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

This is not an easy fix. But we can start by deploying what we know works in the youth development arena.

Happiness Lost: When Kids Take Their Lives

Randy Taran | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

If we fail to offer the skills of self-awareness, self-mastery, and resilience to this generation, we are leaving them disadvantaged and ill-equipped, with some in a precarious position as they try to find their way in this increasingly high-stress world.

Teen Survives Getting Run Over By 33 Trains, Helps Suicidal People Cope

Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact

Kristen Anderson thought she had no reason to live. But when she survived getting run over by 33 freight trains, she started to reconsider her purpose...

Tyler Clementi And The Dharun Ravi Trial: Why The Verdict Is Just

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No jury that thought long and hard about the case could have returned with any other verdict. It is not the jury's job to think about sentencing or punishment. It is it's job to follow the law.

Be the Change, Help Prevent Teen Suicide

justin adkins | Posted 04.29.2012 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

What are you doing and... what are you looking forward to? Do something about teen suicide. Remind yourself of things you are looking forward to and tell a young person. It can make a world of difference.

WATCH: Amazing Teen Saves A Life Using Tumblr

Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Social-networking sites can be used for both positive and negative purposes, but in some incredible cases, social media has even been used to save liv...

Tumblr Revises Policy On Self-Harm Content, Bans 'Hunger Blogs'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

In the wake of the Huffington Post's recent exposé on the rapidly growing teenage "thinspo" community on Tumblr, which promotes and glorifies anorexi...

'Linsanity' Hits Palo Alto High School!

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

Mystery Man's Testimony Could Shed New Insight Into Tyler Clementi's Suicide Case

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter wit...

Let's Protect Our Children Against Bullying by Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces in Schools

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Christine C. Quinn

I am proud that the New York City Council has crated the Respect for All (RFA) program in our public schools. RFA creates safe spaces for students by giving them a forum to celebrate their identity and diversity regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Katherine Bindley

The Dangerous Mistake We Make About Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents

Tyler Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate at Rutgers University filmed him kissing another man. Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old girl who m...

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

Two Teens Save A Life Using Facebook!

Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

17-year-old Danny Manes from Pueblo, Colorado noticed something troubling while he was scrolling through the usual photos, links, status updates, and ...

Keke Palmer Addresses Suicide On Twitter

Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

While the entertainment world comes to grips with the apparent suicide of television pioneer Don Cornelius, the family and friends of 17-year-old Ashl...