Why the Transgender Day of Remembrance Was Important

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Yesterday was the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you missed it, you were likely not alone. Here is one man’s testimony why it was important and worth your attention.

The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript)

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Andrew Lawes explains how depression affected him, his advice on how to love someone with the illness and how the focus of mental health support needs to change.

What I Learned About Depression by Being Depressed

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Shawn Henfling shares what he’s learned about depression…from his own battles with depression.

Turning My Breakdown Into A Breakthrough

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The mental health writing of Andrew Lawes has saved lives.

Now, he takes things to the next level.

10 Things To Do If You’re Feeling Suicidal

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Suicidal thoughts were no stranger to Danny Baker for several years before his recovery, and he has some advice for those who are currently feeling the same way.

How to Survive a Crisis and Come Out Happy

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It’s all about baby steps, you can’t fix everything overnight.

What Good Will Hunting Teaches Us About Men, Shame, and Suicide

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“Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. After a few hundred times through the spiral, men will do anything to get off the ride, including suicide.”

The Rhetorical Question of War

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“Why are we even still sending people over there?”

Back From the Brink – A Poem

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A poem about how Andrew Lawes’ niece gave him the strength to fight his depression and suicidal thoughts.

A Teen’s Plea: Stop Ignoring Boys’ Self-Harming Behaviors

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A young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.

Is Suicide Selfish?

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Danny Baker reminds us that many people with depression are convinced that no-one would care if they killed themselves.

The Isolation of Depression: How to Reach the Ones You Love?

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Shawn Henfling describes the isolation of depression and what you can do to help the people you love.

Fear and Loneliness in Boys and Men

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How fear and loneliness are wired together in boys and men.

Is Death With Dignity The Same As Suicide?

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A therapist and family caregiver ponders the implications of being able to choose the manner of our life, and death.

A Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Chooses to Die With Dignity

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Dying with dignity is a universal human right and choice. At age 29, Brittany Maynard chose to exercise that right and have a good peaceful death.

Bug vs Door

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Doc Luben performs a stunning spoken word poem about a moment of insight into the male experience.