suicide

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions that appear in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Liberal America.  The advent of numerous mass shootings and devastating homicide rates show a statistical reality. Lax firearm regulations directly correlate high gun violence deaths. When compared to similar first-world countries, the U.S. […]

RWNJ Pastor: Don’t Cry For Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex (TWEETS)

RWNJ Pastor: Don’t Cry For Rosie O’Donnell’s Ex (TWEETS)

Homophobia runs very deep in some elements of the religious right. In many cases, it can get to the point that basic standards of decency get thrown out of the window in the name of “loving the sinner and hating the sin.” For instance, Amber Cantorna, now a prominent speaker on the LGBT Christian circuit, […]

She Convinced Her Boyfriend To Commit Suicide — Her Murder Trial Is Underway (VIDEO)

She Convinced Her Boyfriend To Commit Suicide — Her Murder Trial Is Underway (VIDEO)

Warning: Disturbing content. Michelle Carter, the woman who texted her boyfriend urging him to kill himself, goes to trial this week. She has waived the right to a jury trial, so her sentence will be decided by a judge directly. Conrad Roy III killed himself in July of 2014. She sent him text messages such […]

Teen Attempts Suicide Via Facebook Live, Deputies Save Her Life (TRIGGER WARNING)

Teen Attempts Suicide Via Facebook Live, Deputies Save Her Life (TRIGGER WARNING)

Trigger Warning: There are mentions of graphic scenes and content. A girl in Central Georgia attempted suicide via Facebook live. Luckily, Facebook users who recognized her called the police, and they were able to save her life. When the deputies found her, she had consumed pills and placed a plastic bag over her head. She […]

Life After Suicide: Coping After The Death Of A Loved One (VIDEO)

Life After Suicide: Coping After The Death Of A Loved One (VIDEO)

This is a sad story with a hopeful ending. Jacob Jean has been through a lot. Four years ago his high school boyfriend Zack, committed suicide. Jean recalls the terrible event vividly and how time seemed to stand still when he learned the tragic news. He described his experience in a column in Outsports, giving a voice to […]

Facebook Will Use AI To Help Identify Potentially Suicidal Users (VIDEO)

Facebook Will Use AI To Help Identify Potentially Suicidal Users (VIDEO)

Facebook is using artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent suicides among its users. There are already tools in place to report a post of someone who is suicidal, but this will go even further. In a blog post, the company said they will be offering: Integrated suicide prevention tools to help people in real time on […]

TRAGIC: They Bullied This Gay 13-Year-Old So Much That He Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

TRAGIC: They Bullied This Gay 13-Year-Old So Much That He Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Liberal America.  Recently the heartbreaking story of the suicide of Tyrone Unsworth has emotionally affected many. Tyrone was a 13-year-old boy of Brisbane, Australia, and had been constantly bullied for being gay from the age […]

(Trigger Warning) DISGRACEFUL! 1/3 Of Calls To VA Suicide Hotlines Don’t Get Answered (VIDEO)

(Trigger Warning) DISGRACEFUL! 1/3 Of Calls To VA Suicide Hotlines Don’t Get Answered (VIDEO)

Over 20 veterans commit suicide every day in this country. That number should be zero. These vets are coming back from war with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and many other psychological wounds. These people need our help, and they’re not getting it. Just last month, a veteran took his life outside of a VA hospital […]

Suicidal Depression Is Not A Pretty Designer Illness – But We Need To Discuss It (VIDEO)

Suicidal Depression Is Not A Pretty Designer Illness – But We Need To Discuss It (VIDEO)

Yesterday (September 10) was World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. For every one suicide, 25 more people attempt it and fail – and by fail we mean they live. We need to work together to get these numbers down. Suicidal depression is not a pretty designer […]

High School Students Comforted Their Grieving Friends In A Sweet Way (VIDEO)

High School Students Comforted Their Grieving Friends In A Sweet Way (VIDEO)

Students at a high school were devastated to learn that one of their 15-year-old classmates had taken his life. His name was Kwadwo Boateng. One classmate, Erica English, said: “He was always happy and smiling. He was really funny and always cracking jokes. Everyone loved him.” “… No one ever expected this to happen. It was […]

Some Inspiring, Beautiful Reasons Why People DIDN’T Commit Suicide (VIDEO)

Some Inspiring, Beautiful Reasons Why People DIDN’T Commit Suicide (VIDEO)

This has been National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5 to September 11,) an initiative that aims to raise awareness, and offer support and solutions to those who feel they are at risk. According to a report from the American Association of Suicidology, released to coincide with this week’s events, suicide is a much larger, more […]

WATCH: Trump Disrespects Female Vet, Makes A Fool Of Himself Twice At Commander-In-Chief Forum

WATCH: Trump Disrespects Female Vet, Makes A Fool Of Himself Twice At Commander-In-Chief Forum

NBC held a Commander-In-Chief forum last night. They spent 30 minutes with each presidential nominee, and they took questions from the audience. Most of the talk was about foreign policy and military issues. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out and talked about the emails and about foreign policy. She had concise, well thought out, […]

Houston, You Have A Very Big Problem At Your Jail

Houston, You Have A Very Big Problem At Your Jail

Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, has a problem. A very big problem. People booked into the Harris County Jail are dying, and most of those deaths were completely preventable. An investigation by Huffington Post showed that in the year since Sandra Bland’s death in 2015, inmates died in the Harris County Jail at a higher rate per capita than […]

For National Suicide Prevention Week: Dispelling The Myths Surrounding Suicide (VIDEO/TWEETS)

For National Suicide Prevention Week: Dispelling The Myths Surrounding Suicide (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Thousands of teens attempt suicide every day. Parents and teachers play an important role in preventing suicides. Many people are uncomfortable with this topic. Don’t close this window. Spreading awareness saves lives. Learn this for your students, children, friends, nieces, nephews, and anyone else. Debunking these myths can save lives. We need to face this […]

The Secret Doctor Crisis: Physician Risk for Suicide (VIDEO)

The Secret Doctor Crisis: Physician Risk for Suicide (VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projects that by 2020, we’ll be over 20,000 physicians short to meet the country’s primary care needs. It recommends we start to look to the potential of NPs and PAs in addition to MDs to address this growing shortage. This problem has a specific solution, one that […]

(TRIGGER WARNING) Veteran Takes His Own Life At VA Hospital Parking Lot (VIDEO/TWEETS)

(TRIGGER WARNING) Veteran Takes His Own Life At VA Hospital Parking Lot (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, a 76-year-old veteran, shot himself outside of the nursing home at the Northport VA Medical Center. A couple of the people working at the hospital said Kaisen had been in the Emergency Room for mental health reasons and had been denied care. He went to his car and shot himself after that. […]

Prison Officials Could Punish Chelsea Manning After Suicide Attempt (VIDEO)

Prison Officials Could Punish Chelsea Manning After Suicide Attempt (VIDEO)

A suicide attempt by Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning  may add further punishments to the 35-year sentence she is already serving at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning received an Army charge sheet yesterday, July 28, listing “administrative offenses” in connection with the attempt on July 5. She could face charges of resisting prison staff, possession of prohibited property, […]

Mother Denied Protective Order Before She And Her 3 Children Were Murdered

Mother Denied Protective Order Before She And Her 3 Children Were Murdered

Phoukeo Dej-Oudom made attempts to ensure safety for herself and her three children just three weeks before they became subject of a quadruple murder suicide. Phoukeo Dej-Oudom and her children were murdered on June 29. Her application for a protective order was denied by a Las Vegas judge on June 8. Jason Hagan Dej-Oudom was […]

Scientists Researching New Ways To Prevent Suicide (VIDEO)

Scientists Researching New Ways To Prevent Suicide (VIDEO)

Suicide has become the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Every day, around 150 people are dying from suicide. An estimated 250,000 people a year become suicide survivors. We need to find a way to get these numbers down. We need to spread awareness of mental illness and suicide. Mental illness can strike at […]

Powerful Video: Teen Commits Suicide After Internet Bullying

Powerful Video: Teen Commits Suicide After Internet Bullying

Spread the word for Tovonna love you sis #RIPTovonna #stopbullying pic.twitter.com/7gs0dxMrAp — Es'synce (@MsEssynce) June 9, 2016 The teen years are full of angst. Girls in particular are at risk for emotional issues such as depression and anxiety. Research shows that social relationships are a source of ongoing worry for teens. Changes in body image, hormonal […]

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