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Suicide Prevention: The Treatment that Works

Researchers have recently discovered that targeting a person’s suicidality directly is precisely what works best to save a life. Read More

I've thought about it for years.

Single, no kids, very few friends.
The job pays the bills. I'm dreadful with people. What's the point? Life has no purpose, even if you climb Everest 50 times—what's the point?
It's very difficult to get through another day, knowing it's all extremely pointless.

reaching out

We are concerned for your safety and would like to offer help. The trained counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call is free and confidential. We hope that you can remain safe and continue to reach out. Please do not do anything to hurt yourself. To learn more about the Lifeline, visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org

End Sexism

''... I will be hosting ..."

Women hostess, not host. Woman, why are you supporting your own oppression. Sexist language matters!

Where have all the female words gone? Actress? Heroine, hostess...? etc
Are they being removed from the language, by those who think feminine is bad?

Sexism should stop

"... his or her ..."

''... him/her...'' - It is 2014, and about time you and others start putting these words in alphabetical order, instead of using the male words first convention. Alphabetical letters don't mind being discriminated against, but people do.

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and the Director of Research and Education for the Glendon Association.

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