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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 […]

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 ,

May is Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month. “Mental Health Month is an important time to promote mental wellness for all,” said Jamie Samboceti, Deputy Director of El Dorado County Behavioral Health Services. “Another goal of the campaign is to reduce the stigma sometimes associated with mental illness and share information about local mental health resources.” Studies […]

May 02, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Trojan baseball squeezes out win

Oak Ridge walk-off salvages series If something’s worked before, it can work again. Reinacting strategy that won a key playoff game last year, Cameron Allie’s suicide squeeze plated Friday’s only run in the bottom of the seventh as Oak Ridge walked-off the 1-0 Sierra Foothill League victory over Granite Bay. With pitchers putting zeros up, […]

May 03, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

My Turn: Mental health first aid

What is stigma? The dictionary defines it as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person.” Stigma is a word that has the power to isolate people and stop people from asking for help, even when they need it. When it comes to the stigma associated with depression, thoughts of suicide and […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Remedy for disaster

It’s true — we don’t belong anywhere on the age spectrum. We’re not 7 or 12 or 20. We’re in this random space — this gap — a black hole in the middle of nowhere. Being a teenager is harder than it sounds. As a teen I completely understand. And when parents tell you they get it and teachers say […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Photography professor brings meaning to San Quentin images

It all started about four years ago when Sacramento State photography Professor Nigel Poor was shown a single box of photo negatives at San Quentin State Prison. Now she is in the midst of a huge project to organize, scan and produce prints from several thousand negatives taken at the prison between 1935 and 1986. […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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