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    Camila Cabello has launched the Healing Justice Project, a fund to provide mental health support to frontline workers and activists. The singer has partnered with the Movement Voters Fund to provide funding to ten organizations to obtain resources that support the mental well-being of their workers. According to the Billboard report, Cabello provided the seed money for the company, and the first round of ten grants will total nearly $ 250,000 (£ 180,000). The ten selected organizations will receive grants to provide six months of mental health care to their key workers. Cabello’s work in the field of social and racial justice comes after the racist Tumblr posts she made as a teenager resurfaced in late 2019. Between 2012 and 2013, Cabello shared a series of racist posts on her Tumblr account, including racist jokes and images. In a lengthy apology posted on Twitter at the time, Cabello...
    Ray Connor traces his ambition to be a barber back to when he was a kid in Detroit. Growing up, he was abused. He watched his mother battle drug and alcohol addictions. He often went to bed hungry. When he needed to get away, he went down to A Cut Above Barber Shop on Eight Mile Road for a fresh cut and some companionship from his barber, Jessie. The relationship carried him through some of the darkest days of his life. “Jessie may not remember me but him being my barber as a kid saved my life and it is now because of him that I am not only a Master Barber but a Barber Instructor,” Connor wrote on the shop’s Google reviews a few months ago. Connor, based in Johnson City, Tennessee, was inspired to become both a barber and a mentor for other young Black men facing adversity....
    CHELTENHAM TOWN's Chris Hussey has launched a new app to help his local community during the COVID pandemic. While footballers are getting hammered for hugging, despite testing negative, Hussey, 32, has devised an app that helps boost local businesses in Worcestershire, while also raising funds to help a mental health charity. 3Chris Hussey of Cheltenham has been helping out his local communityCredit: Getty Images Hussey, who has played for Wimbledon, Coventry, Bury, Burton and Sheffield United, has recently completed a degree course in Exercise and Sports Science. He said: "I have set up a company that aims to benefit the local community and business that have been affected by COVID. "We want to make sure that when people sign up, when they can go out for something to eat or get their hair cut, they can get a discount. "It will be run through an app and will help out...
    NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- A family is mourning the loss of a promising student-athlete who took his own life two weeks ago.Dylan Buckner's parents say isolation from the pandemic made the 18-year-old's struggle with depression especially challenging. They shared his story in the hopes that it might help save lives.Until earlier this month, Chris Buckner was looking forward to seeing his son Dylan graduate and go on to college."I thought Dylan had the perfect life," his father said. "I mean, he was a smart kid, he was an athletic kid, he had tons of friends."But the star quarterback of the Glenbrook North football team had also been battling depression for some time. Two weeks ago, his father said something clicked in his brain and Dylan took his own life."We don't know when a child suffering from anxiety or depression will have a trigger that sets off something like this that's...
    CHICAGO -- In a year when people have been stuck inside their homes, many are struggling with mental health. But one Chicago therapist is hoping to help by walking and talking."Walk and Talk therapy has been very helpful for my clients," said therapist Glenn Sevier. "The outdoors brings on a sense of mindfulness, awareness and most importantly a sense of connection."Sevier started the unique approach to therapy in 2003 while working in a local high school.He said many students felt uncomfortable about their depression or anxiety in his 'sterile' office. So he took their sessions to the empty hallways."It was overwhelming for them. They didn't feel comfortable coming to speak to me, so I wanted to find a different approach," Sevier said. He's been walking with clients ever since. From Chicago's lakefront trail to nearby forest preserves to city streets, Sevier and his clients are out walking, regardless of the...
    (CBS4) – For many students, school has become even more stressful in the midst of the pandemic. Some schools have started using a new learning tool geared toward mental health stability. Asset Education is an online curriculum teachers can use. It contains leaning exercises for students that take between 5 to 10 minutes. They can be used before class and the goal is to get students to calm their minds and stay focused. We have a curriculum of 60 plus tools and each tool is designed for students to be really easy to remember,” said Tessa Zimmerman, the founder of Asset Education. Tessa Zimmerman (credit: CBS) One of the students using Asset’s tools is Sarah Van Hook, a sophomore at Denver School of the Arts. As she was recently preparing for her first dance recital, her anxiety got the best of her. “It was definitely nerve wracking because it was...
    This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and creator of The Sculpt System app.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. Yoga is not only a great way to workout, but it can also ease anxiety. Javier Snchez Mingorance / EyeEm/Getty Images The physical benefits of yoga include improved flexibility, better balance, and stronger muscles.  Yoga also has mental health benefits like improving sleep, easing anxiety, and reducing stress.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Yoga is a type of mind-body exercise that involves moving through different physical postures. Many styles of yoga exist,...
    Animal exploitation for human entertainment is a sad, yet common occurrence. There are zoos, circuses, bloodsports, races, aquariums, and many other demeaning and cruel attractions where animals are used to entertain humans. Sadly, because is this so normalized, people sometimes make up their own cruel ways to entertain themselves at the expense of helpless animals. Recently, a group of four teens in Singapore filmed their extremely cruel game of foosball. Instead of a plastic ball, they filled the box with around seventeen live frogs. These poor frogs tried to escape and run away, but the boys used the figurines to kick and hit the trapped frogs. This continued until the group claimed they were down to their “last frog.” One of the kids involved also posted a video of himself doing a backflip in a rhino enclosure at the Singapore Zoo. His actions have been condemned as they are dangerous...
    Experts blame COVID-19 for excess U.S. deaths in 2020 Malaysia Extends Restrictions; Biden Unveils Plan: Virus Update Mayim Bialik says pandemic parenting can be exhausting and frustrating: It’s just me, it’s always been just me “We’re all bored,” Mayim Bialik says of lockdown life, but the truth is that the former child star has a lot on her plate right now. There’s her leading role in the brand-new Fox sitcom Call Me Kat, her mental health podcast, Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown, which draws on her experience as a neuroscientist and — oh yeah — the responsibilities and challenges of parenting during a pandemic. “There’s definitely a level of frustration and exhaustion, especially when I’m anxious — when the news is scary, or when I’ve been looking at the news too much, or when numbers are spiking, or people that we know are positive,” the actress tells Yahoo’s Kylie Mar of being...
    A Texas police officer said he had "no choice" but to shoot an unarmed Black man who charged at him after repeated warnings and a failure of communication, according to a report. New bodycam footage reveals the full exchange between Killeen Police Officer Reynaldo Contreras and Patrick Warren Sr., 52, after the officer responded to a call at around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 10. Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble showed the footage to members of the press on Tuesday, saying he didn't see how Contreras "could’ve done anything else," according to FOX 44.   Warren's family called for a mental health officer, but Contreras instead responded. Warren emerged from the home and approached Contreras, who Tasered him after cautioning the man, according to reports. Contreras then reportedly shot Warren three times after the man ripped the Taser prongs off and continued to charge the officer. Warren died later that day. When his...
    TEENAGERS can catch bad moods from their friends and people they spend prolonged periods of time with, a new study has revealed. Experts say that teenagers who are more upbeat are no more popular than their peers who are grumpy. 2New research shows that grumpy teenagers are no more popular than their peers with an upbeat moodCredit: Getty - Contributor Researchers at Birmingham and Oxford universities investigated the concept of so-called “emotional contagion” in order to see whether or not teens were influenced by people in their social groups. The study, published by the American Psychological Association, found that both positive and negative moods are "contagious”. Dr Per Block, of Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science who is one of the authors of the paper said it is hoped that the research can shed light on why some people experience long periods of low moods. He said: “Our study shows...
    DR ALEX George and presenter Ruth Langsford have bonded over their grief after both losing family members. The Love Island star was supported by Ruth as he spoke about how he was struggling to deal with his sadness over his brother's death last year. 6Ruth Langsford reached out to Dr Alex GeorgeCredit: Instagram Dr Alex, 30, tragically lost his brother Llŷr in July, with Alex announcing that the family had lost him to his battle with mental health. Llŷr was just 19 years old at the time of his passing. Ruth's older sister Julia Johnson took her own life in 2019 after suffering from depression for a number of years. On Wednesday Alex wrote on Instagram, captioning a picture of him in his A&E uniform: "Grief hits you like a brick at times. Driving to work today and it really hit me really hard. 6Alex's younger brother Llŷr died...
    Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods says more state funding is needed for mental health and support services in the state's schools. Woods asked lawmakers during budget hearings this week for funding to hire more school counselors, school nurses, social workers and military family liaisons. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that addressing students' mental and physical health and well-being is an urgent need," Woods told members of the House and Senate appropriations committees. "We do believe additional funding dedicated to school counselors along with funding for state-level and school social worker and school nurse positions would equip schools [to] continue responding to our students' needs." The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (GDBHDD) provides mental health services to a small portion of the state's schools through the Georgia Apex Program. According to its most-recent report, the Apex program is active in about...
    It's a mystery that has baffled many parents for years, but now we may finally know why teenagers tend to be so grumpy. Research has revealed that teenagers can actually catch moods from their friends. And while both positive and negative moods are 'contagious', bad moods are more potent, according to the team. The researchers hope the findings could be used to provide emotional support for young people, leading to improved mental health. Research have revealed that teenagers can actually catch moods from their friends, with negative emotions more contagious than positive moods (stock image) In the study, researchers from Oxford and Birmingham universities tried to tackle the mystery of why teens tend to be moody. Dr Per Block of Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science said: 'Our study shows conclusively that individuals are affected by how others around them are feeling. 'Mood is contagious, and though both positive...
    Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is enough to stress anyone out - and the mental strain is increasingly landing children in the hospital. The number of children’s visits to hospital emergency rooms for mental health treatment has increased by 24-31 percent since the start of the pandemic, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is all happening at a time when traditional avenues for child mental health are difficult or unavailable for access, such as school resources, in-person mental health visits, and non-emergency treatment. There are ways parents can help their children cope with pandemic stress. The first is to spot when your child is struggling. WHAT TO LOOK FOR Every child responds to stress differently, but there are some common signs. The CDC says parents should watch for changes that include: Excessive crying or irritation in younger children Returning to behaviors...
    Authorities have released body camera video of the moment an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white cop while he was suffering from a mental health crisis.  Patrick Warren Sr, 52, died on January 10 after being shot three times in the chest by Killeen Police Officer Reynaldo Contreras outside his home in central Texas.  Warren's loved ones claim they had requested help from a mental health professional for the husband and father-of-three - but the officer turned up to their home instead.    Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble on Tuesday released body camera footage from the incident, under pressure from the family who have demanded transparency and the arrest of Contreras.  Kimble said the footage showed that Contreras followed protocol for use of force, adding: 'I don't see where he could've done anything else.' The Killeen Police Department on Tuesday released bodycam footage showing the moment Patrick Warren Sr,...
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    Teenagers with bipolar disorder or depression who smoke cannabis are at increased risk of death and self-harm, a shock new study has found.  Mood disorders in adolescence have long been linked with cannabis abuse and this addiction has now been found to have a significant impact on mortality.  Researchers from Ohio State University found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes. Scroll down for video   Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)  The risk of death from an unintended overdose is 2.4 higher than in people who avoid the drug, and the likelihood of being a victim...
    This article is republished from Wisconsin Watch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. It was Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. David Fischer had just arrived for work at his dairy farm in Rio, Wisconsin. A slight breeze punctuated the freezing, grey morning. His drive to work is just 2 minutes. From where he parked his pickup truck on the farm’s gravel driveway, he could see his house on the top of a hill. Fischer, who owns the roughly 350-cow dairy farm with his wife, Amy, was ready for another day of work alongside his twin sons, 33-year-old Kevin and Brian, and a handful of other employees. Article continues after advertisement Like most days, the lifelong dairy farmer had plenty to do. He didn’t expect anything different from his usual 12- or 13-hour work day on his farm about 50 minutes north of Madison. Fischer set off toward the north...
    GOOD Morning Britain's Piers Morgan shared his pride today as the show aired son Stanley's emotional short film on loneliness. The 55-year-old star revealed that 23-year-old Stanley had directed the poignant scenes, which features acclaimed poet and mental health campaigner Hussain Manawer. 8Piers was proud of his son Stanley's work - which aired on GMB Co-host Susanna Reid introduced the film, revealing that it was created as part of ITV's campaign to combat loneliness, One Million Minutes. She added: "The amazing Hussain Manawer has done a special poem for our campaign and in light of yesterday's Blue Monday." A brief clip of the film then played, showing three male characters being consoled by their younger selves - who are encouraging them to speak out and get advice. They tell viewers to "know their triggers" in the battle to fight loneliness. 8The film 'Lonely' is told through a poignant poem 8Three...
    These days, the world has seen and heard enough bad news. So Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated, an Eagan-based nonprofit providing integrated behavioral and mental health services, felt happy to be able to finally be the bearer of some good news. Right before the winter holidays, Wiedemann-West received an email that was sent to members of the National Council for Behavioral Health, outlining details of the just-approved $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief spending bill. Major recipients in this package are certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs), nonprofits like People Incorporated that provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable individuals. The new package allotted $600 million in new funding for those programs through Sept. 30, 2021. In 2017, after an exhaustive application process, People Incorporated became one of six providers in Minnesota awarded CCBHC status by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The new spending package...
    (CNN)If the blur between work and home is still a struggle, mimicking your route from the Before Times may be the solution you need. For many people, commuting to work can be the worst part of their day: There is the chance of sitting in standstill traffic. Or, railway problems might leave you disembarking and on an unexpected journey. Good and bad, its all the same: a Taoist parable to live byFor others, however, commuting may have been a ritual that was critical for their mental health and work-life balance. Enter the rise of the "fake commute," wherein people replace that daily transition with walks, runs, bike rides and more. Before the pandemic, Beth Kanter often spent her mornings boarding airplanes to business obligations. "I went back to looking at a journal entry from last year as I was reflecting on the year, and I was sort of complaining to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Monday is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and a day before, a group West Side community leaders got a head start on the day of service that honors the Dr. King’s legacy. They hit the streets and addressed a serious issue – the need for more mental health care in the Black community. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported, community leaders went out Sunday to meet the immediate needs of homeless Chicagoans living in tents – hot food, long underwear, warm coats. But the community leaders had long-lasting sustenance in mind as they worked at Chicago and Albany avenues. “Our community must come together to not only provide shelter, but also provide all of the resources,” said U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois). Mental health clinicians offered their care, too. “We believe that on the West Side of Chicago, we all are traumatized,” said the...
    I WAS at a restaurant when I found out. My dad called me and immediately I could tell something was wrong, something bad had happened. I asked him who had passed away. 8Love Island star Dr Alex George with his late brother Llyr Credit: Instagram What came next was the most indescribable physical pain I’ve ever felt. He told me my youngest brother Llyr had died, and he’d taken his own life at the age of 19. In that moment my world fell apart, it came down around me. It shattered. So, to be told today — Blue Monday — is the most depressing day of the year . . . that is hard to believe. There have been so many in the past year. What it does give us is a good opportunity to talk about the way we view and treat young people’s mental health. 8Dr Alex has been a tireless campaigner...
    More On: thefts Man arrested for shooting at people inside his stolen car USPS worker learns his fate after stealing PlayStations from mail Pet store employee clings to alleged dognappers’ car hood as they flee Bronx car thief seriously injured after crashing stolen vehicle The homeless woman accused of stealing a US Postal Service truck and slamming it into several cars in Brooklyn was committed to a mental health hospital by a judge on Saturday. Martha Thaxton was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on grand larceny, reckless endangerment and burglary charges for taking the truck on a joyride through Bedford-Stuyvesant a day earlier. Judge Hilary Gingold ordered Thaxton, 21, to be civilly committed and taken to a hospital for an assessment. Thaxton managed to slip behind the wheel of the Postal Service truck when the driver got out to deliver a package on Fulton Street and Patchen Avenue...
    SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- The future of high school sports has been in question for many coaches and players amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Since the lockdown in March 2020, high school games were put on hold. Several rallies supporting high school sports to resume took place Friday in the Bay Area and across California.Sioel Helu, who is a senior lineman at Junipero Serra High School, has not played football since last March. He said the lockdown has impacted mental health."I know there definitely been a lot of mental health struggles," he said. "A lot of people staying, you know indoors, locked up, you don't feel connected. You know, I know, going to Serra (High School) a big part of football team is the community. You know the brotherhood you get with your teammates. Trying to still stay engage through brothers over Zoom calls, playing video games if you can. It's...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New research out of Britain suggests mindfulness courses can improve mental health, but may not be for everyone. The popular form of meditation is practiced around the world. “For most people, in most settings, it will improve depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being,” said Dr. Julieta Galante of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Psychiatry. A University of Cambridge study looked at data from 29 countries and found while community mindfulness courses can improve mental health, in at least one in 20 trial settings it did not help anxiety and depression. “In some cases, a few cases, it may not be beneficial. It may just not have an effect,” said Dr. Galante. Researchers followed almost 12,000 participants, including in the U.S.  Most were women who took part in classes at work or college. They found mindfulness, compared with doing nothing, boosted mental health. “We did find a slight...
    Amazing homes built for self-isolation How the New Hypercar Class Differs From LMP1 These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 16 Highly Unnecessary Things People Waste Money On (You’re Guilty Of Many) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Espresso 20 must-read health books The Health section of your local bookstore or online book retailer looks different than it did a couple of decades ago, when titles like Food-Free at Last: How I Learned to Eat Air or The South Beach Diet Supercharged were popular...
    A FAMILY claim they had to lock their daughter in a cage for five years as they couldn’t afford to pay for her mental health care. The woman, 29, had been living with family in the Philippines and dreamt of becoming a professional model before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014, a family friend said.  3A woman was locked in a cage by her family after they couldn't afford her mental health care, a family friend claims 3The woman, 29, had been living with family in the Philippines and dreamt of becoming a professional model before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014, a family friend said The condition meant she suffered from hallucinations and was admitted to a psychiatric unit at a hospital in the Negros Occidental province.  According to the family friend, her condition improved after a year of treatment and doctors allowed her to...
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Video released Wednesday by a civil rights attorney shows the moments before a central Texas police officer shot and killed a man whom police described as "emotionally distressed," and the immediate aftermath as a resident repeatedly says, "I told you, don't use a gun."It began as what authorities described as a psychiatric call on Sunday that escalated when the responding officer was forced to use a Taser on a man described as emotionally distressed. The officer fired his gun after the Taser was ineffective, authorities said. Patrick Lynn Warren, 52, of Killeen later died at a hospital.The video, which appears to have been edited, shows the Killeen police officer at the door, and then briefly entering the house before stepping back outside, and then shows the victim stepping out with his hands in the air.The shooting occurred out of the camera's view, but the gunfire can be...
    The family of an unarmed black man shot dead by a white cop while he was suffering a mental health crisis have released doorbell footage of the killing as they call for the officer to be arrested and bodycam footage to be handed over.   Patrick Warren Sr., 52, died Sunday after allegedly being shot three times in the chest by Killeen Police Officer Reynaldo Contreras outside his home in the 1600 block of Carrollton Avenue in Killeen, Texas. His devastated family said they had requested help from a mental health professional for the husband and father-of-three but that the officer turned up to their home instead.  Doorbell footage released by the family's attorney Wednesday shows Warren Sr. coming out of his front door with his arms in the air in front of him.  Separate footage shows the 52-year-old getting up from his knees on the front lawn before three shots ring out...
    Niece Waidhofer went dark for her latest Instagram upload. The model flaunted her busty chest in a skimpy ensemble as she went all-black for the pic. In the racy snap, Niece looked drop dead gorgeous as she opted for a black bra. The lingerie boasted slim straps that showcased her toned arms and shoulders, as well as a deep neckline that put her colossal cleavage on full display. The garment clung to her chest while exposing her flat tummy and toned abs in the process. It also perfectly complemented her porcelain skin. She accessorized the look with a black choker around her neck. Niece stood in front of a black background for the pic. She had one arm hanging at her side, while the other grabbed onto a rope that attached to her necklace. Her shoulders were back and her chest was pushed forward as she tilted her head and...
    She dreamed of being a model — now she’s just a model prisoner. A woman who suffered a nervous breakdown has been locked in a cage for the last five years by her family, as documented in a tragic viral video released Friday by Newsflare. Bebe, 29, was living with family and working in a local shop before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014 in the Philippines. She began having hallucinations and was admitted to a psychiatry unit at a hospital in the Negros Occidental province. Family friend Glyzel Bullos said the striking Bebe — who aspired to be a fashion model — gradually improved after a year of treatment. Doctors were reportedly optimistic about her condition. However, when her father became sick in 2015, the family could no longer afford her medical bills. She was discharged from the facility and went home to be cared for by...
    KILLEEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The attorney for a Texas family is calling for change after a man was shot and killed by a Killeen police officer during a mental health check. A rally was held in Killeen on January 14 in the name of Patrick Warren Sr. Warren was shot and killed on Sunday, January 10 after the family called for help with a mental health situation and police Officer Reynaldo Contreras was sent to the home instead. Ring doorbell footage shows Officer Contreras knocking on Warren’s door, which was a surprise to his family who had requested help from a mental health professional. The family said they had called for help the day before, and a mental health professional arrived with no issue. (credit: CBS News) The victim’s son, Patrick Warren Jr., said Contreras’s demeanor toward his family was hostile, so they asked him to leave. But moments later, he...
    More On: mental illness Man injects ‘magic’ mushrooms into blood, resulting in organ failure Florida man arrested for kidnapping, sexually assaulting hospital worker Needles pile on subway tracks amid ‘mental health crisis’: MTA boss No sign that NYC’s surging violence will wane in 2021 She dreamed of being a model — now she’s just a model prisoner. A woman who suffered a nervous breakdown has been locked in a cage for the last five years by her family, as documented in a tragic viral video released Friday by Newsflare. Bebe, 29, was living with family and working in a local shop before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014 in the Philippines. She began having hallucinations and was admitted to a psychiatry unit at a hospital in the Negros Occidental province. Family friend Glyzel Bullos said the striking Bebe — who aspired to be a fashion model —...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We are now two weeks into 2021, so how are your resolutions for the New Year holding up? Typically, popular resolutions for the New Year include losing weight, eating healthier foods, or becoming better at managing finances. However, mental health experts say we should stay away from superficial and unrealistic goals in 2021. “If you are too hard on yourself, don’t give yourself a break, or your resolutions are too strict, then chances are you won’t be able to achieve them and you’ll be more depressed,” explains Dr. Asim Shah, Baylor College of Medicine professor and Executive Vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Resolutions are known for putting pressure on people. In fact, a recent study by Western Connecticut Health Network found as many as 50 percent of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10 percent...
    THE distraught mum of a teen boy who died falling from a railway bridge fears TikTok was a "serious factor" in his death. Ellis Murphy-Richards was killed in the fall in Sheppey, Kent, just a week before his 16th birthday. 3Ellis Murphy-Richards died in September last yearCredit: Much Loved His mum Natasha Murphy, 33, is now calling for TikTok to become an "interested party" at his inquest as she fears it was a serious factor in what she claims were his suicidal thoughts, a hearing was told. A pre-inquest review heard she believes the video app's "algorithm and content" may have led to his death. But coroner Sonia Hayes declined Natasha's request to make TikTok an interested party for the full inquest.  The tragedy unfolded on September 30 as a train carrying school children was passing on the track. Power was cut for emergency crews to attend, meaning the passengers were...
    Loading the player... Patrick Warren Sr. was unarmed and at his home in Killeen, Texas, when he was fatally shot by police during a mental health check. Now his family is calling for the arrest of the officer who killed him.  The shooting happened Sunday evening (Jan. 10), after officer Reynaldo Contreras responded to the family’s psychiatric call. According to NBC News, the family requested a mental health professional be sent to the home. Instead, Contreras arrived and “encountered an emotionally distressed man” who he was “not prepared to handle,” civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Read More: Texas pastor killed, others injured in church shooting; suspect arrested Merritt, who is representing the family, said Contreras was “hostile” and used his “conducted energy weapon” on Warren but it was not effective, according to a police statement. The officer then shot the 52-year-old man,...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- From coronavirus-related deaths, to job losses, and the ongoing fight for racial justice, these are undoubtedly tough times. But many of our neighbors in marginalized communities are living with racial trauma, many without even knowing it.Through song and poetry, the Mental Health Association of Alameda County and the Family Education Resource Center (FERC) offered the community a safe space to begin healing Thursday.RELATED: Bay Area professor explains impacts of police disproportionately killing Black people"We're taught to repress... But healing is very important. It's nothing to be ashamed of and we need to tear down the stigma," said Danielle Brewer.Brewer is referring to the stigma surrounding mental health and seeking help in the Black community and other marginalized groups.That's why the focus of Thursday's event is healing racial trauma.VIDEO: Being mixed-race in America: From Kamala Harris to Tiger Woods, experts explain meaning of identityEMBED More News Videos...
    A new study found that 40 percent of about 700 medical workers in the UK, caring for the most dire coronavirus patients, hit the threshold for developing post-traumatic stress disorder, among other pressing mental health concerns. This almost certainly hinders the care they can give — at a time when patients need it the most — researchers say. The team from King’s College London published findings Wednesday in the Occupational Medicine journal. The team sent brief, anonymous surveys to intensive care staff in National Health Service hospitals across the UK with questions regarding mental health. Nearly half of 709 respondents from nine hospitals met thresholds for either severe depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or issues related to alcohol. Around one in seven respondents said they’d be better off dead, or frequently considered self-harm. “Our results show a substantial burden of mental health symptoms being reported by ICU staff towards the end of the first wave in July 2020,” Prof. Neil Greenberg,...
    A troubled Ridgewood man pulled a knife Thursday morning on village police, who convinced him to drop it before taking him into custody, avoiding a possible standoff, authorities said. Officers responding to a report of a man having a mental health emergency at a Heights Road garden apartment complex found him “very agitated,” Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said. Resisting their initial suggestions that he go to a hospital, the man went to a bedroom, returned with a knife and threatened to harm himself and them, Lutchke said. The officers – using extensive training in de-escalation techniques and mental health awareness – convinced him to go quietly without injury to anyone, the chief said. Neither a SWAT team nor negotiating unit was needed. The man was taken by ambulance to New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus.
    CRIME thriller The Undoing gripped viewers across the globe when it launched last year - but the dark scenes took their toll on leading lady Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning actress played Grace Fraser in the Sky Atlantic drama, whose world is turned upside down when her husband is accused of murder. 4Nicole Kidman played Grace Fraser on The UndoingCredit: SKY ATLANTIC The therapist finds herself grappling with all manner of traumatic thoughts as the case unravels and Nicole Kidman admitted that getting into the mindset had a profound impact on her. Speaking to Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, Nicole admitted that she was left "physically sick" by her time on the show, along with several other roles. "Even on The Undoing, it kind of happened where I just like suddenly was in this place of…There was sort of a disquietness to my personality," the star recounted. "Where I...
    Don’t miss these top stories:Personal Finance Major Biden will be the first shelter dog in the White House — and that’s good news for all animals in need of forever homes A rescued First Pet — including a rumored new cat — could inspire more animal fosters and adoptions‘The incoming Biden administration will be facing a mounting — not waning — crisis’: There are 16 unemployed workers for every 10 job openings Layoffs rose to 2 million in November from 1.7 million the previous month, an increase described as ‘troubling’ by the Economic Policy Institute. The No. 1 job in America pays $100,000 a year — and it’s not in Silicon Valley The annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress level.Want family members to get COVID-19 vaccination? Try Apple’s tactic for selling AirPods — and these other psychological approaches 'It will be tragic if...
    A new study found that 40% of about 700 medical workers in the U.K., caring for the most dire coronavirus patients, hit the threshold for developing post-traumatic stress disorder, among other pressing mental health concerns. This almost certainly hinders the care they can give -- at a time when patients need it the most -- researchers say. The team from King’s College London published findings Wednesday in the Occupational Medicine journal. COPING WITH POST-HOLIDAY BLUES AMID CORONAVIRUS: TIPS ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR The team sent brief, anonymous surveys to intensive care staff in National Health Service hospitals across the U.K. with questions regarding mental health. Nearly half of 709 respondents from nine hospitals met thresholds for either severe depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or issues related to alcohol. Around one in seven respondents said they’d be better off dead, or frequently considered self-harm. "Our results show a substantial burden of mental health symptoms being...
    . J Balvin talks about his mental health. J Balvin is one of the personalities of the entertainment industry who has been very open in relation to his mental health, this in order to inspire his followers to be very attentive to any type of illness. In the past, the Colombian artist made known his endless fight against anxiety and depression, for which he has been receiving the necessary medication to be able to successfully overcome his mental health problems. In a recent publication in the stories of his official account on Instagram, Balvin made reference to his mental health: “One more day in the process of improvement, I know that we are going to be victorious. Legendary and when I refer to legendary they are the people who are not afraid to tell about our weaknesses and then how...
    Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Civil rights attorney and activist Lee Merritt is on a mission for social equality, to stop mass incarceration and end the war on drugs. While his high-profile law firm is dedicated to helping victims of police brutality, hate crimes and corporate discrimination, he’s also committed to making mental health resources accessible to everyone who needs them through his new organization. He spoke with Jessica Abo about Limitless Resource, ways you can help and why destigmatizing the need for mental health resources is so important. Jessica Abo: Lee, tell us a little bit about your career path. Lee Merritt: I was born in Los Angeles, California, in a community commonly known as South Central, and I was tethered to the prison industrial complex. My father was incarcerated most of my life and remains incarcerated to today. My mother, being a single...
    Actress Goldie Hawn, director Ava DuVernay and NBA star Kevin Love are among public figures joining a California school-based effort to tackle youth depression and suicide rates that have been magnified by the pandemic."We have a job to do, and it's a beautiful job, but I don't think we can turn a blind eye to the next generation because they will shape the world," said Hawn, whose own program, MindUP is a partner, which encourages curriculum focused on neuroscience."Know your brain. Why aren't we teaching brain science in the classroom? We ask them to use their brain, we depend on that, and we don't teach them how their brain works," she said.State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond serves as honorary chair of the Coalition for School Well-Being. He says it's hard enough being a young person under normal circumstances."But right now, our young people and all of us are...
    More On: death row Judge blocks execution of only woman on federal death row Only 5 women have been federally executed — and Lisa Montgomery could be next Court OKs execution of ‘womb raider’ who killed, cut baby out of pregnant mom Murderer who survived botched execution dies of possible COVID-19 complications The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday night ruled “womb raider” Lisa Montgomery be put to death, a day after a federal judge in Indiana put a hold on her execution due to the state of her mental health. The six to three vote, means Montgomery will become the first woman to be executed by the federal government in nearly 70 years. The decision comes eight days before President Trump, who has been on an execution spree since last year, leaves office. President-elect Joe Biden adamantly opposes the death penalty. On Monday, federal judge Judge Patrick Hanlon...
    NEARLY half of ICU medics are "plagued by problem drinking, severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)", experts warn. Poor mental health was found to be more common among intensive care staff working through the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Nurses work on patients in the intensive care unit in St George's Hospital in Tooting, south west London, earlier this weekCredit: PA:Press Association The study, published in the journal Occupational Medicine, showed nurses are likely suffering more than doctors or health workers on the ward. Researchers from King's College London used data from 709 healthcare workers from nine ICUs in England, including 291 doctors, 344 nurses and 74 other healthcare staff. They were asked to complete anonymous web-based surveys in June...
    Actress Nicole Kidman said playing her role as Grace Fraser in HBO’s “The Undoing” had a “disturbing” effect on her personality. Kidman opened up about getting into character for the TV series during Monday’s episode of the podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.” “Suddenly, I was in this place,” Kidman said during the podcast. “There was sort of a disquietness to my personality where I was uneasy, and there was duress on who I was.” (RELATED: ‘Undoing’ Star Matilda De Angelis Says She ‘Loved’ Kissing Nicole Kidman) “I actually got really sick [in the middle of filming],” she admitted. “I think this is a big thing that happens to actors. I went down for a week, because your immune system doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing those [draining roles].” “I haven’t learned to clean that out,” Kidman continued. “It doesn’t really work for me. I...
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    Mossimo Giannulli is struggling in prison because he has been locked in solitary confinement and is only allowed out three times a week for a brief shower, DailyMail.com can reveal.  Fashion designer Giannulli, 57, has been placed in solitary due to an outbreak of Covid-19 at USP Lompoc, where he is serving a five-month sentence for his role in the college admissions scandal. He and wife Lori Loughlin, 56, were both handed jail terms in August after being convicted of fraud for paying William 'Rick' Singer $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose into the University of Southern California.  Singer used false information to persuade admissions tutors that the pair were champion rowers which gained both places at the prestigious California college. Loughlin was released on December 28 after spending two months at FCI Dublin in Northern California, much of it on lockdown and without visitors. Now...
    While 'mindfulness' was once a term only known by devoted yoga fans, the form of meditation has grown in popularity in recent years.  Mindfulness involves sitting silently and focusing on your thoughts in the present moment, and is said to help reduce anxiety, stress and depression.  Now, a study has warned that these mental health benefits don't work for everyone.  Researchers from the University of Cambridge say that we shouldn't assume mindfulness works for everyone, and highlight that exercise may be just as effective for some.   Researchers from the University of Cambridge say that we shouldn't assume mindfulness works for everyone, and highlight that exercise may be just as effective for some (stock image) WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? Mindfulness is a popular form of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment. The practice involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2021 State of the State address on Monday.He proposed an expansion of telehealth access in New York.The legislation aims to modernize outdated regulations."While New York State has been on the cutting edge of promoting telehealth for its residents, the adoption of telehealth by both patients and providers has been slow," Governor Cuomo said. "COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, but the way healthcare providers support their patients, especially in regard to mental health. New Yorkers have adapted throughout 2020, but it is time to push telehealth to the next level in New York State and fully integrate it into our existing healthcare system. These proposals will better allocate our healthcare and technological resources for the 21st century."It will also seek to streamline access to quality healthcare as well as mental health and substance use disorder services in underserved...
    Singer Armaan Malik has opened up on the factors that he feels are responsible for threatening our mental health. Armaan feels that we as a society have a habit of constantly judging others, which makes people afraid of expressing their feelings, which in turn leads to stress and anxiety. This poses a serious threat to our mental health. “We live in a society where most of us refrain from voicing our thoughts or expressing our truest feelings about anything because other people will just judge, say something ugly and try to make your life miserable. Is this how we intend to go forward as humans?” Armaan tweeted from his verified account. Armaan Malik Feels Life Is Not ‘As Exciting As It Was When We Were Kids’ (Read Tweet) “And because some of us can’t voice our innermost feelings, these thoughts get bottled up and cause stress, anxiety and pose a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo will give his 2021 State of the State address on Monday.He's expected to propose an expansion of telehealth access in New York.The legislation aims to modernize outdated regulations."While New York State has been on the cutting edge of promoting telehealth for its residents, the adoption of telehealth by both patients and providers has been slow," Governor Cuomo said. "COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, but the way healthcare providers support their patients, especially in regard to mental health. New Yorkers have adapted throughout 2020, but it is time to push telehealth to the next level in New York State and fully integrate it into our existing healthcare system. These proposals will better allocate our healthcare and technological resources for the 21st century."It will also seek to streamline access to quality healthcare as well as mental health and substance use disorder...
    Mia McDermott is no stranger to isolation. Abandoned as an infant in China, she lived in an orphanage until a family in California adopted her as a toddler. She spent her adolescence in boarding schools and early adult years in and out of psychiatric hospitals, where she underwent treatment for bipolar disorder, anxiety and anorexia. The pandemic left McDermott feeling especially lonely. She restricted social interactions because her fatty liver disease put her at greater risk of complications should she contract COVID-19. The 26-year-old Santa Cruz resident stopped regularly eating and taking her psychiatric medications, and contemplated suicide. When McDermott’s thoughts grew increasingly dark in June, she checked into Second Story, a mental health program based in a home not far from her own, where she finds nonclinical support in a peaceful environment from people who have faced similar challenges. Second Story is what is known as a “peer respite,”...
    It’s official, using technology has become a natural way of life. Our smartphones can actually make us healthier if we know how to use them. Every day new apps are coming out with cutting edge AI designed to quantify our happiness and wellbeing. Our tiny screens can now track and change our habits, stay motivated with fitness, connect with mental health experts, and learn what nutrition plans work best for us all. It’s just about knowing how to separate the wheat from the chaff, so we’ve curated a list of 10 apps to start your 2021 off in optimum health. 1. Headspace A Buddhist monk turns tech exec to spread the word about the benefits of mindfulness. This meditation app teaches users why bringing themselves to a state of mental calm is essential. Headspace gives you the tools to do this for short periods throughout the day but it can...
    I’VE always half wondered if D-Day – the first working Monday after New Year – is an invention peddled by lawyers looking for work. The date is when warring spouses are supposedly most likely to divorce. 8The world's most high profile power couple look set to splitCredit: Getty But boy, after the year we have all had, and as the prospect of another few months locked down together looms, it’s easy to see why now is the time the cracks start showing. And it turns out that includes celebrities as well as the rest. Last week it emerged the world’s most high-profile power couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, AKA Kimye, look set to split. I feel sad that this astonishing power couple are divorcing. But while this has been a tricky time for us all, Kanye and Kim, who married in 2014, have other issues too. It has been...
    The lawyer for the woman known as 'Soho Karen' has said she is concerned for her client's mental health having given a rambling television interview hours before she was arrested.  Miya Ponsetto, 22, appeared in Ventura County court, California, via Zoom just after 2pm on Friday for an extradition hearing with the aim of bringing her back to New York to face charges. But Ponsetto's lawyer, Sharen H. Ghatan, has said her client's mental health is particularly fragile at the present time. The lawyer for 'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto has said her client 'needs help'. Sharen Ghatan spoke out about 22-year-old Ponsetto after a tense TV interview on Friday morning After being told she should have known better and asked if she actually understood her actions, Ponsetto snapped at King (above), telling her: 'Alright Gail, enough' 'I'm very concerned about her mental health and wellbeing because for her...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area, national and global news events have created a seemingly endless and grim news cycle. From the COVID-19 pandemic and a tense political year, to local wildfires, recovery efforts and worldwide racial unrest, our daily lives have changed exponentially from a year ago.We want to help you identify ways that you can take action in your own communities.Here are some useful tips and links where you can get involved, find help, take action.MENTAL HEALTH Tips from Good Morning America:Amid COVID-19, politics and the US Capitol breach, how to cope with the stress of the news 1. Don't tune out, set limits on how much news you consume2. Get involved3. Get moving4. Remember SELF: Serenity, Exercise, Love and Food5. Read good newsHow to manage anxiety and talk to children amid Capitol breach Mental Health Resources:Mental Health America WarmlinesThe Family and Youth Institute - Toolkit The Four...
    This article was medically reviewed by Mayra Mendez, Ph.D., LMFT, a licensed psychotherapist and program coordinator for intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health services at Providence Saint John's Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, California.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. You can become a positive thinker by engaging in habits that improve your mental and physical health like meditating and journaling. The Good Brigade/ Getty Images Positive thinking is the ability to maintain an optimistic outlook in the face of difficult situations.  To think more positively, you can practice mindfulness, journal, and surrounding yourself with optimistic people. ...
    Crystal Cox/Insider Dating can be fraught with awkward encounters and miscommunications, especially if the people involved stray from difficult but necessary conversations. According to renowned therapist Esther Perel, learning how to be uncomfortable while discussing taboo topics with loved ones will improve you relationship to them and yourself. Here's how to discuss money, family planning, mental health, and STD status with a date, and why you should do it. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. We've been conditioned to believe talking about STDs, finances, and sexuality with a romantic or sexual partner can make us appear overbearing or uptight. According to renowned relationship therapist Esther Perel, taboos are often used to "create boundaries and group cohesion," especially societal taboos around incest and bestiality, because they help maintain a social order. But other taboos, like those around sexuality, money, and death, are often rooted in fear,...
    There was the “Daddy” hat. There was the wave of the hand, and imperious “All right, Gayle. Enough!” And, in Gayle King’s now viral-interview of Miya Ponsetto, the so-called “SoHo Karen” arrested for attacking a Black teen and falsely accusing him of stealing her cell phone, there were the baffling answers the interviewee presented for her actions. King spoke with Ponsetto, 22, “hours before she was arrested,” according to CBS This Morning. Ponsetto apologized from “the bottom of my heart” for the incident—but then repeatedly defended her actions, insisting, “I don’t feel like this one mistake does define me.” I consider myself to be super sweet,” she added. “I’m a 22-year-old girl... how is one girl accusing a guy about a phone a crime?” Ponsetto chose a puzzling piece of attire for her TV debut: a black baseball cap blazoned with “Daddy.” It appears to be from Urban Outfitters, and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA is asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for more NYPD officers to patrol subways and buses. The transit agency cites a recent increase in crime and worsening mental health crisis in the city, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported Friday. Since November, six woman have been randomly and brutally attacked at Morgan Ave. station in Bushwick. The troubling assaults represent one of the reasons why Sarah Feinberg, interim president of the New York City Transit Authority, asked the mayor for heightened police presence throughout the system. “It’s anyone’s guess why we’re seeing an uptick in these incidents. But the bottom line is it doesn’t matter why they’re happening. They’re totally unacceptable. We have to do a better job protecting our workers and our customers. And I need the NYPD and the city to partner with me on that,” Feinberg said. MORE: ‘They Call Us Heroes. Well, Protest...
    Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein dressed up as each other on one episode of "Frenemies." H3 Podcast The "Frenemies" podcast with YouTubers Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein returned this week after a Christmas break.  The pair have been on a turbulent journey since the show started last year. Paytas, who openly talks about her struggles with mental health (although her exact diagnosis is unclear), has dramatically walked off the show while filming at least twice.  Klein, who she says "pokes" and antagonizes her, appears ill-equipped to deal with her fluctuating mood swings. Viewers and mental health professionals alike are unsure whether the podcast is good or bad for mental health representation. On one hand, it's incredibly rare to view such raw conversations about mental illness. On the other, it could be considered exploitative. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In the first "Frenemies" podcast episode of 2021,...
    Scientists warn U.S. isnt doing enough to track Covid strains Trump announces hell skip Joe Bidens inauguration Annette Green Fund-raises for Frontline Workers’ Mental Health © Photo courtesy of Annette Green Click here to read the full article. Annette Green is bringing her trademark vigor to the frontline workers of the coronavirus pandemic. Green, president emeritus of the Fragrance Foundation, is raising funds to support the mental health of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s staff, which includes more than 48,000 employees. “In the early spring, when people started clapping on their balconies for frontline workers, I, of course, joined them,” Green said. “Doctors and nurses don’t want to admit that they’re the type to need emotional help. I began thinking about if there’s something more helpful that might be done, more of a person-to-person kind of thing.” More from WWDWomen’s Spring 2021 Fashion Trends When Green found out about the...
    The assistant secretary for mental health announced her resignation Thursday night, adding to a long list of White House staffers who stepped down amid the violent mob protests in Washington, DC. Elinore McCance-Katz said she couldn’t continue working for the Trump administration because of the “unacceptable” behavior from the thousands of rioters who broke into the US Capitol to disrupt Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory on Wednesday. “I believe that this behavior was totally unacceptable and, in my own heart, I simply am not able to continue,” she said in a statement. “I believe that we are given certain life situations where we must make the difficult decisions and we get one chance to do it the right way.” “I very much hope that we will all take a step back and work through this painful time together — listening to each other,...
    Getty Kyrie Irving stands for the National Anthem before a matchup with the Washington Wizards. After losing four of their previous five games the Brooklyn Nets seem to be back on track as they have now won their last two games. The Nets beat the 7-1 Philadelphia 76ers in dominant fashion on Tuesday with a 122-109 victory. Brooklyn sharpshooter Joe Harris led the way for the Nets with 28 points and six three-pointers. Even more impressive than the victory itself might have been the fact that the Nets were without Spencer Dinwiddie, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving while the Sixers had a fully healthy roster. Kyrie Didn’t Play for Personal Reasons As Nets fans know Spencer Dinwiddie has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a partially torn ACL and Kevin Durant will be out until at least next week in compliance with the NBA’s...
    Needles are piling up on subway tracks in parts of Manhattan as the city’s “mental health crisis” wreaks havoc on the subway system, according to the city’s transit chief. In her letter asking for more police help from Mayor de Blasio, interim transit boss Sarah Feinberg cited “hundreds of needles” on platforms and tracks, along with instances of assaults involving the mentally ill and multiple suicides and attempted suicides. “Just in the last month, we have experience multiple instances of violent assaults, including one homicide, involving individuals suffering from mental health challenges,” Feinberg wrote. “In stations in Upper Manhattan and on the Lower East Side, hundreds of needles are being disposed regularly on the platform and on the track bed. And, just last week, morning rush hour trains were held up for some time while police had to engage with an individual on the roadbed who refused to leave...
    Brittany Aldean on Expanding Family With Husband Jason Aldean (Exclusive) 30 Ways to Make Tax Season Less Scary UFCs Irwin Rivera facing first-degree murder charges in Florida UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera is facing charges on two counts of first-degree premeditated murder after he was arrested and jailed Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla. © Provided by MMAJunkie According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office online arrest records, Rivera was taken into custody Thursday afternoon at 12:08 p.m. ET and was being held at the Main Detention Center. Circumstances leading to Rivera’s arrest are unclear, but according to MMA reporter Eric Kowal, the 31-year-old allegedly stabbed his sisters. MMA Junkie could not confirm those details with the sheriff’s office after multiple phone calls and emails went unanswered. First-degree murder charges in Florida can carry a maximum sentence of the death penalty. In a statement provided to MMA Fighting, the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — So many people wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the tireless work by our health care workers, working days on end, putting their own safety and that of their families at risk. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports on their stories. When you talk to these health care heroes, many quickly bring up the vaccine, and how thankful they are for it. But they’re keeping a close eye on dealing with mental health. Almost a year into the pandemic, the battle against COVID-19 is just habit now for Chicago doctors like infectious disease specialist Lisa Russell. “Just working day in and day out,” Russell said, adding that taking the time to digest the statistic of one million cases in Illinois is mind boggling. “(It) is astonishing and it’s difficult to put into words and think about the impact this has had.” She has broken down. “I mean,...
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    NHS doctors have been told to “stand down” routine care for their general practice patients, prioritising instead administering vaccines for the Chinese coronavirus. Last week the British drugs regulator approved for use a second coronavirus vaccine, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging to rapidly innoculate Britain’s most vulnerable, as well as frontline healthcare workers. Britons have seen their normal access to the taxpayer-funded National Health Service disrupted since the first lockdown in March 2020, but a report from The Telegraph claims that they will have even less access to their services, with guidance seen by the newspaper saying that vaccine administration must be given “top priority”. The NHS is under pressure to deliver two million shots a week, with NHS England and the British Medical Association reportedly telling GPs to “re-prioritise and postpone other activities”. Charities told the newspaper that the instructions will damage the already degraded relationships that patients...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A retired Fort Worth police officer is hoping to encourage conversations about mental health using a medium that many people relate to – music. Tegan Broadwater is a former undercover police officer who has always had a passion for music. After leaving police work, he started pursing his musical career but still wanted to do something that was impactful within his community, so he wrote a song called ‘BLAME,’ under his musician name ‘Tee Cad,’ which tackles the many questions that arise after a tragedy occurs. Watch the BLAME music video “I got to a point where I wanted to start making a difference again – because with police work you are able to go out every day and feel like you are making a difference,” Broadwater says. “So, I started reigniting my musical endeavors.” The music video for ‘BLAME’ features up-and-coming rapper “Lou...