mental health

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 20, 2019 - 11:30 am
Officials hope that creating a simple to remember suicide prevention telephone number will help save lives. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed creating 988 as the new number for people to call. “The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest level since World...
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September 03, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Following another mass shooting over Labor Day weekend, Paul Stanley of KISS tweeted out of deep frustration: I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER but am asking for everyone’s thoughts. Anyone who thinks I should “stay in my lane” should leave now. This is MY house. If you DO have opinions why shouldn’t I? In...
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Newell Normand
August 14, 2019 - 5:25 pm
When suicide takes away a friend or a loved one, those who are touched by the tragedy often struggle with how to cope, how to heal and how to speak to one another in the aftermath. 122 Americans take their own lives every day - about 44,000 every year. It is estimated that 8-10 people are affected...
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David Blake
August 14, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Suicide is now considered an epidemic in the U.S., and is rapidly becoming a public health threat. As the numbers continue to climb, people who take their own lives are leaving many loved ones behind suffering and in need of help. Health experts have seen the evidence over the years that suicide...
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Thomas Uhle, grow manager, tends to marijuana plants growing at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Today was the first day the marijuana, which was grown for medical purposes, was processed and shipped to patients in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 06, 2019 - 7:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed...
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August 05, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Sunday morning at 9:45am, I posted on the Scoot On The Air (SOTA) Facebook page, the idea that time is running out for President Trump to denounce white supremacy. Nearly 24 hours later, President Trump addressed the American people and said, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry...
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Chris Miller
July 10, 2019 - 10:15 am
How does a mentally ill murder suspect simply walk away from an appointment and vanish for two weeks? The questions come after that happened with a suspect in a St. John the Baptist Parish crime who disappeared in New Orleans. Jermaine Diggs, suspected of stabbing his brother to death in 2006, was...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:07 am
A man who police say randomly shot 4 victims in Metairie and New Orleans, apparently had dealt with some mental issues in the 6 months. But is there anything people around him could have seen to prevent this tragedy? 22-year old Sean Barrette's had been having some mental issues according to...
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Isaiah J. Peoples appears for his arraignment in Santa Clara County Superior Court as his lawyer, Chuck Smith, stands at his side on Friday, April 26, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. The former U.S. Army sharpshooter Peoples is charged with eight counts of attempted murder after authorities say he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians Tuesday. (Jim Gensheimer/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
April 26, 2019 - 6:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim, California authorities said Friday. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including four who remain...
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