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8 Biggest Myths About Suicide

Suicide is one of the most heartbreaking, confusing and misunderstood issues in contemporary culture. It's no surprise, then, that many people's understanding of suicide is shaped by the very taboo na…

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The Beverage That Could Reduce Your Risk of Depression

Feeling hopeless, despondent, guilty, unaccountably sad ... depression manifests itself in myriad ways. Often, it goes undiagnosed, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. About 9 percent of Ame…

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Sunlight’s Strange Effect on Suicide Rates

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is now responsible for more than 39,000 deaths per year, and is preventable. In fact, most people who consider suicide do not actually attempt t…

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Shocking Link to Suicide Rates

In the wake of the tragic loss of Robin Williams, one of the great comedians of our time, and his suicide, it is important to examine why suicide rates are increasing with the hope that better underst…

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Robin Williams’ Final Act Could Save Millions of Lives

He's played nearly every role in the books: a larger-than-life cartoon genie, a grown-up Peter Pan, a divorcee who resorts to cross-dressing to win his wife back, a quirky alien, an inspiring English …

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Antidepressants & Suicide Risk

You've heard that antidepressants can increase suicide risk during the first few months of treatment. But the risk is not black and white-- watch this video to get the details.…

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National Abandonment

Perhaps the single most devastating emotional pain we suffer is abandonment. Millions of children know this experience as their primary relationship to their parents, and the effects are wide-rangin…

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Dead Gay Kids And The Politics Of Hate

Friday night, my wife wrote a letter to "vehemently" oppose HB1153, a bill that would support children who bully anyone not protected by current human rights law, as long as they bully their victims f…

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How Rock Stars Are Helping People Find Hope

Join the Milkshake movement now and you could win a pair of TOMS shoes and a FEED bag! Sign up here for a chance to win. Hope. Sometimes it's a matter of life and death. For 5 days, in the sprin…

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Are Online Friends ‘Real’ Friends?

If you posted a suicide note to your friends on an online social networking site, would anyone reach out to help? Are online friends “real” friends? "Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye ever…

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