Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Suicide Prevention: Why “Just Reach Out” Isn’t Good Enough

Are typical suicide prevention campaigns helpful... or misleading?

YouTuber Logan Paul & the Suicide Forest Video

YouTuber Logan Paul & the Suicide Forest Video

On Sunday, YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video showing him and his friends going through the Aokigahara forest in Japan, commonly known as "Suicide Forest". This location is the world's second most popular suicide location. The incredibly graphic video showed Logan and his crew stumbling upon a dead body hanging from a tree. The 15 [...]

“13 Reasons Why” Impacts its Audience, but not in a Good Way

“13 Reasons Why” Impacts its Audience, but not in a Good Way

"13 Reasons Why" Controversy: When the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," was released in March of this year, it quickly gained attention. The drama depicts a 17-year old girl who dies by suicide, leaving behind audio tapes explaining why she decided to end her own life. It's graphic depiction of self-harm, rape and suicide led [...]

Is Suicide Advocacy Having a Significant Impact or is it Just “Trendy”?

Is Suicide Advocacy Having a Significant Impact or is it Just “Trendy”?

  With the popularity of the Netflix hit show "13 Reasons Why", viewers have been discussing suicide like never before. Some conversations have been focusing on what could have been done to prevent the character's tragic end. Should someone have seen the signs of a depressed high school girl struggling with mental illness and suicidal [...]