A plea to gym teachers

I must plea with gym teachers — please never set up teams by having kids pick for themselves. ...

I refuse to sugarcoat

When my uncle lost his life to suicide, no one sugarcoated his death to me. I was 13, yet I was told all the details of it. I was only told ...

You can personally help end the suicide epedemic

Julie Brenner, Executive Director for North Oakland Community Coalition, sent me this email after I ...

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

Yesterday I saw the movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," staring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and, most notably, newcomer Tho...

"Understanding Teen Depression" workshop

Brown University reported in 2002 that many parents simply do not recognize the symptoms of depre...

A reason to live

For those who feel they have no reason to live — help be someone else's reason to live. A man I work with was seconds away from swallo...

"It's a Wonderful Life" syndrome

I think one of the hardest situations to deal with is, what I call, the "It's a Wonderful L...

Why I do not like Romeo and Juliet

I know my next statement will probably make English majors and romantics cringe, but...I can not stand Romeo and Juliet! And not just beca...