Teen Checkups Should Include Suicide Risk Screening

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By Fox News 06/27/2016

"Suicide is among the leading causes of death in U.S. adolescents and while it's not entirely preventable, doctors can minimize the risk by asking the right questions during routine checkups, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. 

Pediatricians should ask about mood disorders, use of drugs and alcohol, suicidal thoughts, bullying, sexual orientation and other risk factors for suicide as part of a routine conversation about medical history, the AAP notes in treatment guidelines released today. 

About 1,750 teens ages 15 to 19 killed themselves in 2013, Dr. Benjamin Shain writes in the journal Pediatrics. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/06/27/teen-checkups-should-include-suicide-risk-screening.html

Northland Man Helps Neighbor Sweating Through Dangerous Heat

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By kctv.com 06/23/2016

Here is a great example of what happens when someone decides to make a difference for an individual in need. On behalf of SAFE, we thank you Roger Henkemeyer.

"GLADSTONE, MO (KCTV) -One Northland man has rallied to help his neighbor during this sweltering heat wave.

'I think it's been harder on my dog than anything,' Larry Crouse said.

For more than a year, Crouse's AC unit in his Gladstone home has been on the fritz, but to fix it was just too much.

When it hit 100 degrees this week, his neighbor, Roger Henkemeyer, noticed Crouse had no AC running and just the windows raised. And he couldn't sit back and worry any longer. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/32295377/northland-man-helps-neighbor-sweating-through-dangerous-heat

15 Confessions That Reveal What It's Like To Serve In The Military As A Gay Person

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By A Plus 06/20/2016

"When the Obama administration announced the repeal of the army's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011, it was hailed as a win for the LGBT rights movement — gay and lesbian people could now serve their country freely without fear of repercussions.

And how things have changed for the LGBT community since. The drastic shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage seemingly came out of nowhere. In the past few years, a steady majority of Americans have said they supported same-sex marriage and its legalization, a huge change from a mere decade ago, when President George Bush's re-election campaign touted initiatives banning same-sex marriage. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://aplus.com/a/whisper-app-gay-military-members?

This Teacher Used Apples To Give A Powerful And Clever Lesson On Bullying

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By A Plus 06/24/2016

"The impacts of bullying cannot be understated.

Studies have shown students who have been bullied, bully, and observe bullying can have lower test grades, increased chances of depression, and even higher rates of substance abuse. In the United States, more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 

Which makes the work of Rosie Dutton, a teacher in the U.K., all the more important. Earlier this week, the teacher made a Facebook post on her page Relax Kids Tamworth about a little experiment she ran with her students. Dutton stops at schools all over the country to kids about relaxation and mindfulness, but this week she touched on bullying. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://aplus.com/a/apples-teacher-bullying-lesson



Orlando Shooter’s Domestic Abuse History Should Have Been A Warning Sign

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By Huffington Post 06/15/2016

"Long before 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, he perpetrated a different type of terror — one he kept hidden inside the home.

He beat his wife. 

Sitora Yusifiy, who was married to Mateen for four months, has described him as a cruel and physically violent man. She said that he beat her over things like unfinished laundry, confiscated her paychecks and banned her from speaking to her family — acts that left her feeling isolated, vulnerable and afraid. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orlando-shooter-domestic-abuse_us_5760536ae4b0e4fe5143f349

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