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‘Vigilantes’ Pushing More Black Americans Into Therapy

“To be a Negro in this country ... is to be in a rage almost all the time.” "Police and vigilante killings might bring up a host of emotions" Therapists share the top concerns they’re hearing from Black Americans July 1, 2020 Self – If you’re a Black person living in America, there’s a strong chance that systemic racism and police violence aren’t foreign concepts. Police brutality has been a public health issue for decades, and victims like...

Dodgers Outfielder Arrested Sleeping Behind Florida Airport

June 27, 2020 KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge. The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. A report by the sheriff’s office said Toles was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move after several warnings by deputies that he had to leave or be...

Cuomo, de Blasio Wrong To Shut Churches While Approving Race Protests: Judge

New York Covid-19 orders unfairly targeted houses of worship, federal judge rules |  Fox News – A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven...

17-0 Dolphins’ Famed Running Back Dead Of Alzheimer’s At 73

Kiick was a vital member of the 1972 Dolphins team that went 17-0 and won Super Bowl VII and repeated as champs the following year by winning Super Bowl VIII. ESPN – Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has died, the team announced Saturday. He was 73. Kiick had been living in an assisted living home for the past few years. His daughter, Allie Kiick, a professional tennis player, said he had Alzheimer's disease. Known for...

15-Year-Old Dead Of Overdose, Cops Shocked When They Learn Who His Heroin Dealer Was

Fox News – Dean Pugliese, 15, died from heroin toxicity and kratom toxicity, a detective wrote in an arrest report. Swatara Township, PA police have charged Jennifer Pugliese, 49, with homicide and child endangerment nearly 11 months after the teen was found dead in her apartment last July, PennLive.com reports. The suspect was the dead boy's mom. ...  Worst Mom Ever? Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son’s overdose death May 28, 2020  New York Post  – A Pennsylvania mother shared drugs...

FL Psychiatrists Absolved Of Mass Shooting Liability

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show. Cruz had multiple mental issues, including a fascination with violence, weapons and death, but was eventually mainstreamed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That...

‘The Most Common Early Signs Of Dementia’

Top 10 Alzheimer's Signs & Symptoms | The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation | When does an ordinary memory lapse indicate something more serious, like early Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Look for these ten common signs ... 1. Memory Loss Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later. What's normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally. 2. Difficulty...

Churches Still Closed, Abortion Clinics Still Open

May 16, 2020 Fox8, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local pastor and churches all over the state want to hold their church services inside of their buildings. But Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order is only allowing churches to hold their services outside in parking lots while practicing social distancing. “We’ve been out long enough, it’s time to get back,” said Pastor Ronnie Baity, who leads Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Fighting for change, Pastor Baity, Return America, and People...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Trigger ‘Mental Health Disaster’

"The anguish people are feeling is at astronomical levels." May 16, 2020 by James Ketler | Mises Wire – Although state lockdowns have served governors well as a heavy-handed show of force, the policies are a patent neglect of the many nuances inherent in human action. They have led to a host of unintended consequences, including the emergence of a new health crisis—a dangerously sharp rise in mental illness. Though states are gradually wading out of lockdown, the damage...

Melissa Etheridge And Her Partner Cope With Tragic Death

"I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be." – Melissa Etheridge, 2001 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died. Etheridge released a statement saying opioid addiction was behind Cypher’s death. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid...

State Urgently Lacks Psychiatric Nurses

May 1, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Jane Gunter, a nurse practitioner in Tuolumne County, California, has long wanted to specialize in mental health so she can treat patients who have anxiety, depression and more complicated mental illnesses. Her county, a rural outpost in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a population of about 54,000, has only five psychiatrists — “a huge shortage,” she said. But Gunter, 56, wasn’t about to quit her job at the Me-Wuk Indian...

How To Reopen A City After Coronavirus

"I'm so excited, I want to cry." City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives | By Ng Han Guan and Joe McDonald | WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. "I'm so excited, I want to cry," said a woman...

Undertakers: It’s Not A Good Time To Die

The most important thing to know in life is where you're going to die. Then just make sure you never go there. – Headline Health Funeral planning during COVID-19 crisis Statement from the Luzerne County (PA) Funeral Directors Association During these difficult and confusing times, to many people the loss of a loved one can feel more overwhelming than normal. We, the members of the Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association, have dedicated our lives to giving guidance and...

Thirsty Woman Coughs On $35K Worth Of Food in COVID-19 ‘Prank’

“I have the virus. Now everyone is going to get sick.”  – attributed to Margaret Cirko, 35, accused of coughing on groceries, stealing beer  | Mar 27, 2020 CNN – A woman purposely coughed on $35,000 worth of food at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area grocery store, police said. She likely faces criminal charges for coughing, one of the primary ways the novel coronavirus spreads. The woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing...

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