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Aug 25, 2015


Kudos to The Seattle Times for its thoughtful Sunday editorial calling on lawmakers to fix the root causes of gun violence. Pointing out that “more people are killed every year by guns than car crashes,” it calls for building public policy around key health data for Seattle and King County....

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Aug 10, 2015

Dear Robin McLaurin Williams,

Robin, we miss you and we’re sure you miss us. Although your latest film, Boulevard, paints a quieter picture, we're sure you are coming around the corner any moment, riding a rocket, singing, wearing a sequined suit of lights. In truth, we aren’t sure of anything. The truth is, we never quite knew...

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Aug 06, 2015

Active Minds memorial to 1100 college lives lost each year.I read the recent New York Times story on college suicides with such gratitude. First, for the story itself—for the courageous young woman who stepped forward to share her hope. Thank you to the New York Times for this investment. We need more news stories like this one about the...

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Aug 05, 2015

As noted in my previous post, a powerful story in The New York Times last week took on the issue of suicide on college campuses and the many factors that can lead to it— elements including shame and social media.

The reporter, Julie Scelfo, followed up this week with a very informative Q&A addressing...

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Aug 03, 2015

Photo by Alexander TranThe New York Times ran an article last week that highlighted suicides on campuses and talked about some possible causes and solutions. The writer, Julie Scelfo, addressed complex issues, including the pull of college students—and indeed, many of us in general—to feel that we’re succeeding.

“The...

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