Post Tagged with: "suicide"

by / on January 9, 2015 at 11:54 am / in Government, Satire, video game/ computer

United States Army to Make War More Like a “Video Game”

The pentagon announced yesterday that the armed forces would be working together with Activision, the studio most known for the best-selling “Call of Duty” video game franchise, in order to help combat rising suicide rates and low morale in enlisted personnel. The pairing of the largest military on the planet with a video game producer might surprise some; but it’s […]

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by / on November 20, 2013 at 4:48 am / in Body, Culture, Gender, Miscellaneous, Prejudice, Sexuality, Taboo Jive Writing Contest Winners

No One is Born a Man

Will I ever be a real man? I can feel my breasts moving inside my binder, rubbing together, I feel so uncomfortable. I struggle to breathe. I close my eyes to clear my head but then I fear someone may hurt me.

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by / on September 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm / in Body, Relationships, Society

The Other Side of Suicide

via Katrina W. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week I’m sharing my story with the hopes that you might share it, so that it has the chance of helping more people. I know it isn’t bright and happy, and it isn’t the usual suicide survival story, but its mine. When I was 16 years old, my best friend of 4 […]

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by / on May 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society

Bisexuality, Sin and Self-destruction

By: Valarie Clark Why is it that over 40% of bisexual people have considered suicide?  The answer is a complex one, and I do not intend to speak for all bisexuals when I tell you a little of my own story.  I can speak to a few of the reasons that will resonate with folks who have been raised in a […]

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by / on November 23, 2012 at 11:19 am / in Body, Media, Parenting, Sexuality, Society

High School Horror: THREE Students Commit Suicide in Seven Weeks

We’ve got a problem.  And, it’s a huge problem.  It’s common knowledge to anyone with a pulse, by now, that there’s a problem with teen suicide and bullying.  So, I’m not breaking any news there.  The problem we’re facing runs deeper, if that’s possible, than the issues of bullying and teen suicide.  We’re suffering from a paralysis on how to […]

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Society

Irish Survey Reveals Shockingly High Risk of Suicide Among Trans* People

Follow more from this author on Facebook here: Faith McLay A recent survey by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland revealed rather horrifying numbers: 78 percent of respondents said they had considered suicide; 63 percent within the past year. Nearly 40 percent had attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and of these 40 percent — almost three quarters […]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 9:53 am / in Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Miscellaneous, Psychology

Saturday in the Park

I was happy to be there, but detested the reason why. Unless one has lost a child, no amount of writing or talking can adequately explain the hollow shell of a parent left behind.

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by / on April 25, 2012 at 10:37 am / in Culture, John Shore - Articles, Religion, Sexuality, Society, Spirituality

“My gay Christian cousin committed suicide”

Jesus knew from suffering. It’s a thing about Jesus not often enough appreciated or noted, how clearly and deeply sad he was. Not for nothing is he remembered to us as the man of sorrows.

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by / on April 12, 2012 at 9:02 am / in Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Religion, Sexuality, Society

The Book on Mormon

…according to one gay student, “Most gays I know went to BYU initially with an undying desire to change,” and were encouraged to enroll there to rid themselves of homosexuality. When the desired change didn’t come, confusion, shame, and self-loathing often ensued.

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 9:43 am / in Current Events, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Sexuality, Society

Tyler Clementi: Hate Had Its Way

“Student found guilty of charges in webcam suicide case” – ZDNet. “Tyler Clementi Case: Dharun Ravi Found Guilty of Hate Crimes, Invasion of Privacy” – Hollywood Gossip.  “Hate-Crimes Conviction: Ex-Rutgers Student Faces Up to 10 Years in Closely Watched Bias Intimidation Case” – Wall Street Journal. “Dharun Ravi Found Guilty of Invasion of Privacy, Hate Crimes in Tyler Clementi Case” […]

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