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Teen Suicide

Bullying in America: A National Crisis

Bruce Kluger | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Bruce Kluger

Although I have lived in New York City for 32 years, I have never been to Staten Island. It has been said, however, that this southernmost of New Yor...

Bullying Claims Another Victim... an Unexpected One

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I will not stand by and see other families destroyed. We must defeat bullying. Parents, teachers, grandparents, and -- most of all -- kids, must band together and stop this epidemic in our schools and on our playgrounds.

Elementary School Climates And Bullying Examined In New GLSEN Report

Posted 01.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Given that more and more youngsters are self-identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) at younger ages, a new report hopes to shed ...

Gay California Cheerleader Commits Suicide On New Year's Day

Posted 01.18.2012 | Gay Voices

The disturbing spate of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teen suicides continues with news that another California student has taken his ...

We Are The Real Bullies

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Perle

Does it make us feel better about ourselves when we take down another teenage bully? It's time to pick on someone our own size.

Tyler Clementi's Bullying Suspect Rejects New Plea Deal

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man...

WATCH: Bullied Gay Teen's Poignant Video Series

Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices

A bullied teen's poignant video has caught the eye of the blogosphere over three months after it was originally posted. The clip, simply titled "...

Teens Use Sweet 16 To Raise Money For Suicide Prevention

Patch | Bill Gilman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Traditionally, a "Sweet 16" party is a chance for a young girl to bask in the spotlight and for friends and family to recognize her passage into young...

Mother Files Suit Against School District, Alleges Bullying Drove Daughter To Attempt Suicide

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

A mother in Coral Springs, Fla. is filing a lawsuit against her school district after she says bullying led her daughter to the brink of suicide. B...

The Day My Friend Killed Himself

AAUW | Anonymous Senior, Langley High School, Virginia | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

This post originally appeared on AAUW’s blog 'AAUW Dialog' in conjunction with the release of AAUW’s latest research report, Crossing the Line: Se...

Why Didn't Someone Help Her?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

"I went to the bathroom and locked the door," 18-year-old Ashley Billasano tweeted. "I took apart a razor. I did what I had to do to forget. I swea...

Some Traditions Should Be Changed

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Maggie Lamond Simone

Bullying, some would argue, is also a tradition. It's been happening for generations, and is often even passed down within families. The weapons change through the years, but the victims tend to remain constant, kids who are different.

Stand Up, Speak Out: Despite Challenges, High School Students Confront Bullying

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Saumya Arya Haas

Gabe Aderhold, a student at Edina High School, talked about approaching conservative elected officials and asking if he, as a gay teen, deserved the same protection as other kids.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

Was That 'My Kid'?

Amelia | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Amelia

When the news reports another innocent child driven to take their own life because of homophobia and bullying, I wonder if that kid is one of the many who have written to me. And more than that, I wonder if it is "my kid."

Vinny From The Jersey Shore Talks Bullying

www.teen.com | JESSICA BOOTH | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Okay, we'll be honest... when we met Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, we were expecting to meet a really tan, juiced-up gorilla dude. But maybe it ...

Carolyn Gregoire

I AM AN ARCHIE

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2012 | Home

When a Miami teenager -- inspired by a screening of the new movie Archie’s Final Project -- created a video announcing that he was “an Archie” a...

Jon Stewart and the Kids

Ming Holden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Jon Stewart came to Indiana for my birthday. Well, okay, on my birthday. When I was a college freshman in 2002, we used to gather in the basement o...

Jamey Rodemeyer's Suicide Sheds Spotlight, Caution For Teens

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting ...

What Should You Tell A Suicidal Teen?

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

As a parent, there are things you can do to help support your child, including opening lines of communication and establishing trust early, which can then help your child in times of crisis. Your love and support may help save a child's life.

Suicides In Movies Tripled From 1950-2006

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Depictions of explicit and graphic suicides in movies tripled from 1950 to 2006, according to an analysis of top-grossing films. ...

When Bullying Doesn't End

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.29.2011 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Bullying has become increasingly common in schools throughout the United States. This issue hit home when my daughter was in 7th grade. She even made the comment at one point, "I don't want to be here anymore," talking about life.

WATCH: Students Tackle Teen Suicide In Award-Winning Video

Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Students from Val Verde High School of Perris, California just won an international filmmaking competition with an short film combating teen suicide. ...

Bully Of Teen Who Hanged Herself: "I'm Not A Mean Person" [VIDEO]

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

Sharon Chanon Velazquez, one of six teens charged in the Massachusetts bullying case of a 15-year-old Irish immigrant who committed suicide last Janua...

I've Already Been Left Behind And Life Is Good

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Anyone who has lived through the death of a loved one by suicide knows it can be a daily challenge to remember that life is good. Team Life Is Good was created with suicide survivors in mind.