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Older Gay Men and the Risk of Suicide

Suicidal thinking is a common but treatable problem in older gay and bisexual men. Choosing the right therapist is critical.

Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.
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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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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.

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.