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Anderson New Tech Students Create New Mental Health Policy

A group of Anderson New Tech students have created a proposal for youth mental health policy that would allow teenagers to attend up to three sessions with a therapist without parental notification. If the teenagers met certain criteria, they could continue to see the therapist without parental notification after the first three visits. “Our focus … » 

Native Shasta College Student: For her tribes, “Water + Salmon = Life”

Kayla Brown is a 19-year-old Native American Shasta College student, who is Hupa and Winnemem Wintu. She wrote this piece after helping the Hupa people advocate for their Trinity River salmon this summer.     Our land is stretched from South Fork of the Trinity River through the Hoopa Valley to the Klamath River. Our … » 

“My Horse Has PTSD” – A North State Marine’s Survival Tale

  Editor’s note: Joseph Sellman is a Klamathon resident who has family in Shasta County. There are local programs similar to Stable Hands at Meliora Ranch and Triple Creek Ranch.   My horse has PTSD   “Be polite, be professional but be prepared to kill everyone you meet” General James Mattis 2004   By the … » 

Danielle: No One’s Pain Should Be Compared

Everyone has a different road to travel in life. We all have triumphs and struggles. As humans we tend to add a scale to these life events. Some problems are seen as “bigger” or “worse” than other problems. Some accomplishments are “better” and more worthy of praise. Unfortunately, I believe these perceptions divide us from … » 

Burney High’s Students Talk about Stress

Some stress in life is normal. It can even be healthy. But if stress becomes overwhelming and you don’t know how to cope with it, then it’s a big problem. Stress can even affect your physical health and appearance! To break down the stigma related to stress and anxiety, these Burney High students from Friday … » 

Anderson New Tech students created an Adolescent Mental Health policy for their Project Citizen assignment.

Anderson New Tech Students Create New Mental Health Policy

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A group of Anderson New Tech students have created a proposal for youth mental health policy that would allow teenagers to attend up to three sessions with a therapist without parental notification. If the teenagers met certain criteria, they could continue to see the therapist without parental notification after the first three visits. “Our focus … » 

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Meet Faith: The #Selfiewell Contest Winner!

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Congrats to our #Selfiewell contest winner Faith Scalf! She won a $100 gift card to Mt. Shasta Mall. She wrote on our Facebook page: The best stress-lifter for me is my SPORTS! With out my sports I don’t know how I would cope. Softball, volleyball, and basketball. It’s an amazing feeling working together as a … » 

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Danielle: 6 Ways I stop Anxiety in Its Tracks

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We all have anxiety from time to time. Maybe we are about to take an important test or start a difficult conversation with someone, and we get those “butterflies”. This is normal. However, if you are someone with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (or GAD), like me, the symptoms can plague you on a daily basis and … » 

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Native Shasta College Student: For her tribes, “Water + Salmon = Life”

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Kayla Brown is a 19-year-old Native American Shasta College student, who is Hupa and Winnemem Wintu. She wrote this piece after helping the Hupa people advocate for their Trinity River salmon this summer.     Our land is stretched from South Fork of the Trinity River through the Hoopa Valley to the Klamath River. Our … » 

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“My Horse Has PTSD” – A North State Marine’s Survival Tale

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  Editor’s note: Joseph Sellman is a Klamathon resident who has family in Shasta County. There are local programs similar to Stable Hands at Meliora Ranch and Triple Creek Ranch.   My horse has PTSD   “Be polite, be professional but be prepared to kill everyone you meet” General James Mattis 2004   By the … » 

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Danielle: No One’s Pain Should Be Compared

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Everyone has a different road to travel in life. We all have triumphs and struggles. As humans we tend to add a scale to these life events. Some problems are seen as “bigger” or “worse” than other problems. Some accomplishments are “better” and more worthy of praise. Unfortunately, I believe these perceptions divide us from … » 

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Burney High’s Students Talk about Stress

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Some stress in life is normal. It can even be healthy. But if stress becomes overwhelming and you don’t know how to cope with it, then it’s a big problem. Stress can even affect your physical health and appearance! To break down the stigma related to stress and anxiety, these Burney High students from Friday … » 

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“The Healing Power” – An Original Charlie Price Short Story

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At seventeen, Barbara had a new baby. Within the week of its birth, she’d stopped getting out of bed, stopped speaking, she was so depressed she hardly move. Her friends brought her to the psychiatric hospital. On her second day she was willing to walk with me off the locked unit to the sand tray … » 

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Danielle: To Get Through Depression, Help Someone Else

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Someone once told me, while I was in a bad bout of depression, that whenever he felt like he was in a really dark place, he would help someone else. By switching his focus onto others, he was able to put his life in better perspective and felt good about contributing something positive to the … » 

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Turning 18 – A Survival Guide for Teenagers Who Are Also Adults

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If you are turning 18 or recently turned 18, that means you are technically considered an adult in the eyes of the law. And that is a big change in how the law treats you. Yes, you now have more freedom and ability to make your own decisions, but you also have a lot more … »