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Suicide is on the rise, especially among young people. Tonic dug deeper than the statistics to find out why.

mental health
mental health

An Alarming Number of Girls Are Going to the ER For Self-Inflicted Injuries

Some experts blame social media for the increase in self-harm, which is a major risk factor for suicide.
Markham Heid
11.21.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Stop Saying Your Friend Has a 'Drug Problem'

You’re either downplaying an addiction or describing a problem where there isn’t one.
Michelle Malia
11.14.17
Organ Donation
Organ Donation

Widow Meets the Man Who Received Face Transplant From Her Husband

After her husband died by suicide, a man disfigured by his own attempt received his face.
Jesse Hicks
11.10.17
mental health
mental health

Horror Movies Misrepresent Mental Illness in Every Way

Since when is levitation a symptom of schizophrenia?
Helaina Hovitz
11.7.17
pain
pain

Cracking Down on Opioids Hurts People With Chronic Pain

There are dozens of cases of reported suicides after pain patients had their doses reduced.
Maia Szalavitz
11.6.17
Running Wild
Running Wild

I Started Running to Keep Myself Alive

I was broken and suicidal, and focusing on this weekend's NYC marathon kept me going.
Darya Karelina
11.2.17
gun violence
gun violence

Mandatory Gun Waiting Periods Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

And if all 50 states delayed access to handguns after purchase, we could save hundreds more.
Michelle Malia
10.17.17
mental health
mental health

Doctors Are Afraid to Seek the Therapy They Often Recommend

Getting mental health support could put their jobs at risk.
Ashley Lyles
10.17.17
mental health
mental health

Should We Be Putting Lithium in Our Water?

Trace amounts of the element has been linked to lower levels of crime and suicide.
Jesse Hicks
10.5.17
Screen Crack
Screen Crack

'BoJack Horseman' Nails What It's Like to Hate Yourself

His self-loathing and suicidal thoughts are all too real for someone who relates.
Emma Sarappo
9.8.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Poor Healthcare Is to Blame for 20 Veteran Suicides a Day

"We're failing the men and women who put it all on the line for our country."
Mark Russell
8.29.17
mental health
mental health

Twice as Many Teen Girls Are Killing Themselves and We Don’t Know Why

Here are some experts' theories.
Alexandra Ossola
8.16.17