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Let's Talk Real Solutions: Mental Health in The U.S.

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Those with serious mental illness are more often the victims of violence rather than the perpetrators. The stigma abounds and of course this too is a diversion away from the real issues - funding and priority.

Law Enforcement and Mental Illness: Not What They're Meant For

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 08.11.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

I cannot stress enough the importance of staying longer, gathering more information and really utilizing the clues that are given, because often enough these results show there is someone in need of mental health treatment.

Do Something for Gun Safety

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

After too many mass vigils like the one that followed the Sandy Hook massacre, we have learned that while sympathy is well meant, it does not lead to action. Courage does.

Father Of UCSB Shooting Victim: 'That's A Hole In My Life That I Can Never Fill'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents

It has been less than two weeks since Elliot Rodger took the lives of seven people near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The father of one...

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...

The War of Terror, Homeland Version

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Among other things, if you're adding up casualties in this unnamed war, 1,500 women are murdered annually by their husbands or boyfriends. That adds up to a 9/11-sized disaster every two years.

Our Words Are Our Weapons

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Rebecca Solnit

In the end, this struggle over the meaning of one man's killing spree may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism, which always has been and still is in a struggle to name and define, to speak and be heard.

I Was Threatened For Rejecting A Guy

Mandy Velez | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Mandy Velez

Whenever I see a photo of Elliot Rodger's blank face, shivers flow up my spine. It is a startling reminder of what could have been. But it's a reminder to keep fighting, too.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

LONDON -- This week began with the continuing fallout from the killing spree at UCSB. Richard Martinez, whose son was among the victims, blamed "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." Echoing that outrage, and the senselessness that lets it continue, the Onion nailed it: "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." On Wednesday, Maya Angelou passed away, and the world mourned the poet, teacher and thinker who inspired us to look within, reach out and celebrate our common humanity. In in-house news, I was in London, where I found the mindfulness revolution in full swing. As Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe put it, "Ten years ago when I left the monastery I wouldn't have thought I could have a conversation on mindfulness in the pub, let alone with the Chancellor of the Exchequer." As the new week begins, we can let Maya continue to guide us: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

Anti-Women Violence Becomes Focus Worldwide

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape i...

Why Didn't the Police Ask About His Guns?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Simple sharing of gun ownership information (which is available when people buy a gun) to state police should be routine. It might even be possible. When I get stopped for a traffic infraction, the police immediately pull up all of my records.

Joni Ernst: UCSB Shooting Was An 'Unfortunate Accident'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

At a GOP primary debate Thursday, Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst referred to the recent shooting near the University of California Santa Barbara as ...

Why The UCSB Shooter's Manifesto Is All Too Familiar

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

Elliot Rodger's killing spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara was a particularly extreme case of misogynistic violence, but the hatre...

A War on Women

Lauren Hersh | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Hersh

There is a war on women and we can no longer afford to classify this gender-based violence as "random and isolated.

#YesAllWomen -- Can a Hashtag Change the Way We Think?

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Danai P. Maraire

Women took to twitter, not as victims, but as thoughtful, brave, inspiring, honest vessels carrying messages of outrage, frustration and anger at being treated as if their love and affection, or even their bodies, were things to be owned and violated by any man with an inclination.

Self-Proclaimed Nerd Asks 'What The F--k Is Wrong With Us?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women

Self-proclaimed nerd Arthur Chu, also a 12-time "Jeopardy!" winner, says that Elliot Rodger, the young man suspected of killing six people in Isla Vis...

California Rampage Shows Gaps In Mental Health Law

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that a...

'I Just Thought We Were All Just Happy People, I Guess'

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.28.2014 | College

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six...

Elliot Rodger And The C-Word

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Ann Brenoff

It was one of those icky moments that, if you are a woman, you have likely experienced. It may have been years ago, but it might as well have been yesterday because you still remember it in vivid detail -- including how vulnerable you felt, how powerless you must have seemed.

'The Onion' Weighs In On UCSB Killing Spree With Haunting Headline

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Comedy

In the wake of the killing spree in Isla Vista, California that left 7 dead and 13 wounded, the debate about what, if anything, should be done about A...

Joe the Gundamentalist

Shan Wells | Posted 07.28.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

Joe the Gundamentalist

What We Can Learn From Witnessing Tragedies (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Last weekend tragedy struck the University of California Santa Barbara community when a student went on a stabbing and shooting rampage before turning...

Guy Problems: Shooting People

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

Yes, America has a gun problem. In the cities, in the suburbs, everywhere. But this isn't just about guns, or mental illness. This is about men, and what it "means" to be one.

Alan Alda: 'If We Could Eradicate Polio, Why Can't We Eradicate Misogyny?'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

M*A*S*H actor and veteran movie star Alan Alda stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some strong opinions on Friday's tragic killings in Isla...

International Students Face America's Crossfire

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

I want international students to think about the incredible academic experiences they're going to have. I want them to think about the friends they're going to make, the classes they're going to take, and the places they're going to see.