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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?

My prior post on this site, “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” received a lot of attention. Because of...
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Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate

Urban gay & bisexual men have an attempted suicide rate 3x higher than the overall rate for American men; access to the right resources can help them cope successfully.
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Transgender Suicide is a Public Health Crisis

Transgender suicide is a public health crisis for the estimated 150,000 trans teens and 1.4 million trans adults in the U.S. Policies of the Trump administration could make it worse.

How Could You Not Know? The Sue Klebold Story

When Sue Klebold's son Dylan, together with his friend Eric Harris, killed 13 people and wounded 24 more, everyone wondered, how could she not have known. She has spent 17 years trying to find an answer to that question.

Understanding the Suicide Risk of Your Patients

Most people who commit suicide have received healthcare services in the year prior to death, usually for reasons other than mental health issues or suicidal thoughts. It’s a strong reminder that any patient—no matter what issue is being treated and in any setting—could be at risk for suicide.

Inside the Tragedy of Bullying and Youth Suicide

Involvement with bullying, whether as a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness, means a higher risk of suicide-related behavior, including thinking about or planning suicide and suicide attempts.

The Post-Traumatic Stress of Suicide Survivors

Losing a loved one to suicide is a serious trauma that can result in post-traumatic stress disorder. Alternative therapies for PTSD, including self-help approaches, are gaining attention as researchers and practitioners look beyond conventional treatments.

Gun Language Stalls Mental Health Bill in the Senate

When it comes to bills that improve our broken mental health system, we should leave any mention of guns out so that they are not stalled by ideological controversy.

How to Save a Life: Tragedy and Suicide

Psychiatrist Ayana Jordan's personal experience led her to learn what can be done to help a loved one at risk for suicide.

Improving Mental Health via the Big White Wall

Big White Wall boosts access to mental healthcare, allowing people to post thoughts anonymously, access peer & counselor support, and learn from clinically-valid programs
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From Jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge to Living Mentally Well

Kevin Hines, author of "Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt," calls on his personal experiences to help others learn about the disorder and what can be done to prevent suicide.
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10 Important Things to Know about Depression

10 essential facts about depression from Dr. Prakash Masand. It is common, treatable, but has serious consequences if ignored.