My Refuge in Reality

Anyone who has followed my writings, however sporadically, has witnessed my maturation. As I review essays written over six years, it seems clear my tone has grown less competitive, more accepting, less self-centered,…



Suicide Attempt Survivor Voices

The American Association of Suicidology 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles featured the panel, ‘Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors.’ It includes presentations by Cara Anna,…



Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Excellent panel presentation on effects of and strategies to prevent child maltreatment. Experts describe harms including a long list of psychological, cognitive and physical health issues, brain development and epigenetic consequences, fatalities, legal, government and social costs of abuse and neglect. They discuss prevention using public health and policy approaches.



It Gets Better Project

It Gets Better: an indie viral video project begun by Dan Savage. LGBTQ people share stories about how they overcame being bullied about their sexuality, and went on to enjoy life once out of school. Hang on, there is hope.