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Becky Cavender | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Cavender

Twenty-four years later, we still think of her. We still ask questions. There was no note. We have coffee, talk of her, and cry. We tell our children that sometimes life is hard, but it is -- in equal measure, at least -- splendid and captivating. We miss her. We love her.

15 Minutes of Fame

Candy Spelling | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

In celebration of Valentine's Day, schools across the country launched anti-bullying initiatives to create awareness, sensitivity and support for school age children. Dare I suggest we consider expanding them into the conference rooms of media outlets across the country?

A Gay Dad Sound Off On Bullying Prevention Awareness Month And Rescuing Bullied Teens

Rob Watson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am calling for the formation of groups of "Rainbow Berets" within schools. These would be concerned peer groups that would stand up to the circumstances that inspire bullying. They would be visible in their schools and would serve as safe confidants.

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.

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...

Gay Washington Teen Commits Suicide After Reportedly Enduring Cyberbullying

Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Family members and friends are distraught over the death of a Washington teen who reportedly killed himself because he was bullied by his classmates f...

Phoebe Prince Bullying Suicide Lawsuit Settled For $225,000

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- A lawsuit brought by the parents of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old Irish immigrant in Massachusetts who committed suicide after re...

Why the Gay Teen Suicide Rate in the Anoke-Hennepin School District Is the Highest in the US

Jonathan Fast | Posted 01.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Fast

This summer two lawsuits were filed on behalf of six students in Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin school district. The students had endured "slurs, were stabbed with pencils, shoved into walls and lockers, punched, called names and urinated on..."

Bachmann Responds To Gay Bullying Petition: 'Bullying Is Wrong'

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

Rep. Michele Bachmann responded Monday to a petition that urged her to publicly address gay bullying. "Bullying is wrong," she says, according to ...

Talking To A Teenager About Suicide

David Petrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Petrie

Depression can be a terminal illness. Some people never want to be stopped. But the living need to talk about suicide. It might be all we can do.

There Have Always Been Bullies

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

The authorities in education seem to feel bullying is an epidemic and "indicative of the violent times in which we live." They make it sound as if bullying is some new byproduct of the 21st century. It isn't.

Responding To Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Whether you're an ally or LGBT yourself, wherever you find yourself, you can make a difference, bit by bit, like the force of water eroding a stone.

Bullying Of Gay Teens: What Can Christians Do?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Hostile school climates are fed most often on Sunday mornings in local pulpits where fundamentalists serve parishioners a steady diet of homophobia and bigotry that is sanctioned by the some of the largest churches in the world.

Teen Suicides In Illinois' Juvenile Prisons Expose Safety Gaps

Chicago Tribune | Steve Mills and Louise Kiernan, Tribune Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sometime before 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2009, Jamal Miller began to tear the bedsheet in his room at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The st...

How to Prevent Young Suicides

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

In recent years, the role of the Internet in teen suicide has come under scrutiny. But there's also a bright side to the Internet: A Facebook wall can be worth a thousand words of therapy.

Teen Suicide and Infant Mortality in Indian Country Rising

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

The Indian nations are struggling to solve the problems of teen suicide and infant mortality, but the system of care provided by the United States government leaves much to be desired.

Is Teen Suicide Contagious?

AOL | David Knowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the past six months, four students at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, Calif., have committed suicide in the same location, using the same...