Mental-health facts can be scary

October 31, 2019

Halloween is the time of year when we all welcome being scared. Whether it is witches, ghosts or ghoulish costumes, we delight in the fright because it is fiction. And whether our scare-fest ends in candy or dissipates as the house lights come up, we go home and sleep easily. This Halloween, let’s consider some more »

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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

August 6, 2019

NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness , is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, more »

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 29, 2019

By Christina Cernansky, May 15, 2019 Imagine that during a break at work, a colleague mentions she has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Most likely, offers of support, suggestions for natural remedies and maybe even some joking about diet and exercise would follow in response. Others with high blood pressure might commiserate in more »

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Local teen runs peer support group for mental health

April 4, 2019

Amber Leyba-Castle, right, works with Christina Cernansky, the executive director of the nonprofit National Alliance on Mental Illness-Wood River Valley, to support people with mental illness. Express photo by Willy Cook “Find what supports you.” Amber Leyba-Castle, Creator of Bluebirds Teen Support Group & Club   The idea started over shrimp and grits. Amber Leyba-Castle and more »

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