7 Types of Self-Care to Help Prevent and Heal Depression

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Depression shouldn’t be a terminal illness. How to tell if your depression is serious, and when to seek care.

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When Teen Boys Lose Hope

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Hopeless and angry young males can do desperate things. How mentors can stand by in their times of crisis.

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Death Wish

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Risky behavior in adolescent males ranges from self improvement to suicidal, but the reward is the same.

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Adolescent Humiliation

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Andy Bodle fights and flees the pecking order.

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First Crush

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When Andy Bodle’s first feelings of love were not returned in kind, he succumbed to desperation.

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The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

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The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies

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Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.

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The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz’s Suicide

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Has Aaron Swartz’s death exposed state corruption?

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Why Did Freddy E Do It? Black Men and Suicide

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Why Black men are killing themselves, warning signs, and what to do if you’re worried about someone.

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Preparation to Die

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What does a psychologist do when despair leads to suicidal thoughts?

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We Are Not Islands

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When Ryan Bradley was suicidal, he thought he was alone. He was wrong.

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How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal

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People who admit to having suicidal thoughts are saying, “I just want the pain to stop.”

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Diary of a Gay Skinhead

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Brotherhood means answering when your friend has the courage to ask. A excerpt from Pedro Serrano’s book, Pride—Diary of a Gay Skinhead, in the Men and Suicide series.

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We Don’t Want to Play Anymore

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David Olimpio wanted to be a spy when he grew up. Now he’s glad he left violent games in boyhood, and worries about the men who did not.

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Why Are Men Four Times More Likely to Kill Themselves Than Women?

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Keeping your problems to yourself can make them seem worse.

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Rothko at Low Tide

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Given Rothko’s suicide, I found myself thinking about low tide, not in the nautical sense but as the emotional state a person is experiencing when considering ending existence.

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