The Commoditization of Mental Illness

Kevin Hall reflects on the impact of the xoJane suicide article

Her Death is Not a Blessing—and Mental Health Writers Need to Know This

As writers, we have a responsibility to do no harm. Here are some suggestions for how to think about difficult topics.

Who Do You Trust to be Our Next President?

When we’re deciding who to trust with the keys to nuclear war, we should ask about their childhood wounds and how it might impact them as adults.

Homophobia’s Cruel Mothers Day

There is no love greater than that within the heart of a present and abiding parent. When that love is shattered, and the heart breaks, the only thing the rest of us can say is — we will never let this happen again.

Breaking The Link

How the language of video games can be used to understand mental illness and find new strength in the (lifelong) struggle to recover.

The ‘Strong Silent Man’ Stereotype is a Recipe for Suicide

Our society encourages men to be strong and silent with their emotions. This type of attitude is dangerous to men who struggle with depression.

Mental Health Will Challenge You, but Anything is Possible

Steve Colori has experienced many setbacks, but his mental illness taught him to be flexible.

The One Big Taboo No One in the World Wants to Talk About

Why is no one talking about the suicide rate and what’s causing it?

The Terrorism of Depriving Self-Definition

When people kill themselves because of the way someone makes them feel, they are being terrorized.

How do we tell the children? When a grandfather takes his own life…

Deborah Greene spoke the most painful words to her children.

How Forgiveness Restored My Faith in Myself and Humanity

He discovered the key to forgiveness after a suicide attempt ended his church mission and tested his faith.

From Estrangement to Loss & The Gifts In Between

Deborah Greene tells of rekindling her relationship with her father, only to lose him to suicide.

Comment of the Day: ‘Suicide opens a door that nobody really wants to step through.’

We, as a society, have to be able to talk about suicide and the stigma that surrounds it.

22 Ways to Deal with PTSD—Plus One Reason to Hope!

PTSD and TBI claim too many lives each day. Here are enough ways to help each other and yourself.

I’m Not Religious, but Please God, Come and Take Me

A death, a divorce, a lawsuit, a staff mutiny, and yet another death. It was nearly too much, until he found the answer.

6 Ways I’ve Learned To Cope With Life Stuff

His mother committed suicide, he had a mental breakdown, and he still struggles with extreme anxiety. But he’s turning his experience into a tool to help other men.