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Covid anxiety, lockdowns causing sharp rise in drug abuse

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Drug abuse and other effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns continues to rise with mental health being hit particularly hard. In Ohio, like other states, counties are seeing a startling rise in ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley wants government to tackle mental health aspects of lockdowns

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The ongoing pandemic and accompanying lockdowns is taking a toll on the health of many Americans, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said. “This time has been extraordinarily hard on people from ...

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Bar owner charged for shooting looter, commits suicide

The protests have taken another life after a Nebraska bar owner who shot an alleged looter who attacked him during rioting committed suicide on Sunday. Jake Gardner fatally shot James Scurlock, 22, ...

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Death of megachurch pastor near St. Louis ruled a suicide

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The death of Darrin Patrick, pastor of Seacoast Church in Pacific, Mo., has officially been ruled a suicide. Patrick died May 7 from a gunshot wound. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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Canadians now oppose assisted suicide expansion

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Canadians have raised concerns over their Government’s plan to expand assisted suicide to the non-terminally ill. A Bill has been introduced which would allow those suffering from non-terminal conditions, such as cerebral ...

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Video surveillance footage in Epstein death now missing

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Adding weight, some say, to theories that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered, prosecutors have revealed that crucial video evidence is now missing. The video footage from a surveillance camera outside the cell at ...

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New website to assist Kansans coping with ag-related stress

Agriculture producers have faced significant challenges in recent years, including the stress of market uncertainties, natural disasters, ongoing trade wars and other setbacks. These stressful situations have led to heightened focus on ...

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TobyMac reveals final message from son who died Wednesday

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After the death of his son Truet Foster McKeehan on Wednesday, Christian rapper TobyMac released the final and heartbreaking text messages  the young man sent to him just days before. TobyMac spoke out ...

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Alternate Endings documentary: How do you want to die?

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HBO’s insightful new documentary looks at novel approaches to life’s end. Through stories of Americans facing death, Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America portrays families and loved ones celebrating ...

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HOPE blend coffee pays tribute to Pastor Jarrid Wilson

The tragic suicide of Pastor Jarrid Wilson of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., has triggered a wide-ranging discussion about stress, depression and mental health. Now the coffee company he helped found ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

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Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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NAMI Topeka presents Family-to-Family mental health education class

Mental health advocates say the community must end the stigma attached to mental illness in order for people to get the help they need. NAMI Topeka, part of the National Alliance on ...

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Mystery of guard at time of Epstein death brings more questions

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A mystery is unfolding around one of the two guards on duty at Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the night of his death. The guard was not a regular correctional officer, according to reports. ...

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Coroner cannot say Epstein death was suicide

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The New York City medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy on the body of accused child sex-trafficker and financier Jeffrey Epstein. The report could not conclusively determine suicide or the means of death ...

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President signs Hawley bill addressing police suicides

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Legislation to help stop police officer suicides, and written by Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan measure restores and expands grant funding ...

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“I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore”

Growing up, Breanna felt loved by her parents. But when she was 8 her parents told her they were divorcing. Her life became one of brokenness. Breanna remembers, “It was devastating my ...

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Child bomber blows up wedding in Afghanistan

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Citizens of Afghanistan are mourning after a child bomber carried out a suicide attack during a wedding in Nangarhar–a stronghold of both the Islamic state and the Taliban. The attack occurred Sunday when ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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Meds, social media linked to Gen Z suicide rise?

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Gen Z suicide rates have spiked to the highest level in nearly two decades for that age range. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it’s now ...

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Video shows bomber entering church, death toll approaches 400

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The death toll from suicide bomber attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 with more victims dying each day. Police say that dozens of suspects have been arrested and ...

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Youtube kid videos have suicide tips hidden inside

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Do you know a kid who watches cute cartoons on Youtube? They might be getting lessons and tips for committing suicide. A Florida doctor is warning parents about how cartoons on YouTube ...

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Olympic skater commits suicide in Kansas City

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An Olympic figure skater who had just been suspended from the sport died Friday—apparently by suicide, USA Today reports. “My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier ...

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The strange death of Trump’s new drug tsar

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Authorities investigating mysterious death of the nation’s first drug ‘tsar’– a high-level federal official tasked with lowering drug prices have determined he took his own life but questions remain. Daniel Best was ...

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Youngest face transplant recipient credits God with new life

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Four years after she shot herself in the face in a botched suicide attempt that left her grossly disfigured at age 18, Katie Stubblefield has become the youngest person in America to ...

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Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

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As August fast approaches and stores fill with school supplies, mental health specialists warn that struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common in teenagers than church leaders realize. The problem ...

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