Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. Talking about it, even if it is uncomfortable at times, is a great place to start.
Surviving the death of a friend causes intense pain I would never wish on anyone else. Not after I learned how it feels to be on the other side.
We all have triggers whether we struggle with mental illness or not.
Emma was scared when a friend texted that she wanted to end her own life. Thankfully, she and her parents were able to help—and may have saved a life.
No matter what the situation is, it's always best to be prepared if your kid comes out.
Leelah represents many in the transgender community who face hate, inequality, and loneliness simply for being who they are. Leelah’s life mattered.
One particular night, YM Blogger Heather wanted to take her own life. Instead, she called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Here's what happened next.
I know it can be easy to be a bystander to bullying. But, I challenge you to stand up and stop bullying. You really can make a difference and maybe even save a life.
Even if you do not identify as part of the LGBT community, you still have an important role to play. You can learn to be an ally. The more I work with queer youth, the more I hear “If I had had just one person to talk to, maybe it wouldn’t have been so hard.” You and I can learn to be that one person. You and I can help.
On December 4, 2011, after attempting to overdose on over-the-counter drugs, I was not thrilled to still be alive. Three years later, I am happy to be here. This is the story about the day that changed my life.