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Sleeping With Gods

The subject of mental illness has often been explored in works of literature and other media. Michael Fontana’s novel Sleeping With Gods aims to combine a coming-of-age love story...
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Myths About Suicide

In May 2007 a young woman in Oklahoma died of a gunshot wound to the head. Whether it was self-inflicted or not was not apparent. Her family hoped to...
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The Buddha & The Borderline

The Buddha & The Borderline, by writer, artist and advocate Kiera Van Gelder, exposes a regularly hushed-up topic: borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is shrouded in stigma. There’s little...
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Suicide Junkie

Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. Despite his best efforts, Steve Westwood is not one of them. “Suicide Junkie,” Westwood’s autobiography,...
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Teen Depression Symptoms

The following are some of the most common symptoms of teenage depression. These symptoms don’t directly correspond to symptoms of major depression, but they’re similar. A teenager who meets...
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Teenagers and Suicide

Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the , thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for...
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What is Suicide?

People talk about suicide like it’s a secret that you can’t share with anyone. Suicide is whispered amongst friends and family members, and when someone engages in a suicidal...
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Teenage Depression

Teenagers experience depression in a manner very similar to adults, but they may experience their emotions more intensely and with greater volatility. Feeling down about a relationship issue or...
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Facts about Suicide

Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide, but women try to commit suicide twice as often as men (they’re just unsuccessful). Such attempts often...
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An Introduction to Suicide

Suicide is an irrational desire to die. We use the term “irrational” here because no matter how bad a person’s life is, suicide is a permanent solution to what...
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Why Suicide is Not a Good Idea

Experiencing psychiatric symptoms is horrible. Many people who try to live with these symptoms every day sometimes feel so discouraged they want to end their lives. Suicide is never...
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Telephone, Hotlines and Help lines

Helplines US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433 NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group 800-826-3632 Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433 Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696 AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center...
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