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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day this Saturday

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Nov. 18. This international observance is designed to raise awareness about suicide loss. The event also aims to help those affected by suicide find comfort and gain understanding as they share their stories of hope and healing. “Suicide affects many people, whether directly or indirectly,” said Laura Walny, […]

Suicide prevention: Working together to save lives

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “For anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide, this month can be especially hard,” said Laura Walny, manager with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. “We hope that by supporting one another and working together to raise awareness about suicide, we […]

September 06, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Men and suicide: Breaking the silence in El Dorado County

Suicide in men has been called a silent epidemic around the world because of limited awareness. Yet according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women and account for the majority of suicide deaths in most nations, including the United States. El Dorado County is no […]

July 05, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

My Turn: Let’s have an honest talk about suicide

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and you may have heard the phrase, “Each mind matters.” Why does each mind matter? Mental health is something we all have. Just as our bodies need attention, our minds also need nourishment and care. Suicide rates are increasing and there is a relationship between mental illness and suicide. […]

May 31, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Buttered and Salty: ‘Justice League’

Justice League ** PG-13, 2h 1min – Action, Adventure, Fantasy Four years ago — before I started this column — I wrote a review on social media for “Man of Steel,” where I blasted the movie for not understanding the title character. My main issue was the film seemed to lack the joy of a Superman film.  […]

Buttered and Salty: Goodbye Christopher Robin

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” * * * 1/2 PG, 1 hour, 47 minutes Biography, Family, History Watching “Goodbye Christopher Robin” I was reminded that when we go to the movies not only do images get projected onto a silver screen, but we project our lives right back at the images in front of us. Thus explains […]

Concert hits high notes to help students feeling low

El Dorado County Youth Commissioner and Oak Ridge High School student Tifany Wong invites everyone to the first Healthy Mind, Happy Life Concert on Nov. 9. The music, performed by pianist Wong as well as other Oak Ridge and professional musicians, will be lively. The cause that ticket sales support is more serious — mental […]

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