But it was in the wake of Robin Williams’ death in August, that we were moved to lift the suffocating veil surrounding talk of mental health issues.After Congress failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama said felt he had no choice but to act alone. "What I’m describing is accountability – a commonsense, middle ground approach," Obama said.The November executive order prioritizes deporting criminals and recent arrivals and will protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U. "If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law."After Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in November for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown, protesters marched, staged "die-ins" and held rallies to speak out against police brutality and racial injustice nationwide.Author Beverly Gooden started a hashtag conversation that exploded, exploring why "just leaving" isn't so simple.She tweeted: "I had to plan my escape for months before I even had a place to go and money for the bus to get there.A bill also passed in December will allow transgender New Yorkers to change their birth certificate designation without proof they have had gender confirmation surgery.Across the globe, 350 million people live with depression and in the U. alone, a person dies by suicide every 12.9 minutes.Shortly after gunman Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree targeting women in Isla Vista, California in May, the #Yes All Women hashtag took off.
Social media users pointed out: "Not ALL men harass women.
But ALL women have, at some point, been harassed by men. #Yes All Women"Then in September, after a video was released of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, questions as to why victims stay with their abusers arose.