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13 Reasons Why series on Netflix

'13 Reasons Why': Parents and Kids Need to Talk About the Series

Season 2 of the widely discussed Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is out, and - like the first season - is generating a lot of discussion. This time around, it seems to be starting out with a more positive tone. You

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Mindfulness - A Tune-up for Your Mind and Body 

Experts recommend mindfulness for everything from  maximizing workouts to managing anxiety. But, you may wonder, what exactly  is mindfulness and how does one practice it?  Like a car that needs regular

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NAMI In Our Own Voice

'In Our Own Voice' gives voice to mental illness

Gayle Sisson always loved public speaking. But she never thought that love would lead her to talking about her own mental health issues in public. She’s been talking about them to various groups now for the past six

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Alcohol Breath Tests: How Do They Work?

You've likely read a lot about sobriety checkpoints. News accounts usually showcase officers at a specified location stopping cars as they come through, administering a breathalyzer test to ensure people aren't driving

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Helping a Loved One Who Has a Drinking Problem

Helping a Loved One Who Has a Drinking Problem

It was a dark and stormy night ... really. I was out with friends, enjoying a celebratory drink marking one friend's new job accomplihsment. It didn't seem like a big deal. Everyone was fine, laughing and back-slapping

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School Shooting Threats

The FBI has done extensive research and profiling of school shooters and they note that “all threats and all threateners are not equal” but all threats must be taken seriously and assessed. Yet, the FBI reports,

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