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Health Care Student: It’s “a crime’ to put negative labels on the mentally ill

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  Doctors and nurses should be looking out for their patients mental health as well as their physical health   by Danielle Ketel My first encounter as an individual with mental illness began before I was aware of the symptoms of the disease.  Drinking and substance abuse was a way that members of my family … » 

Cole’s Journey through Depression in Photos

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Cole Arlandson is a recent Anderson New Tech grad and Cottonwood resident who believes there needs to be more mental health services for young people. He expresses himself through photography. Photography is important to me because it allows me to express what I am feeling inside without speaking directly about it. Any art form allows … » 

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 … » 

An eating disorder is a “total battle inside your own head”

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Brave Faces Portrait Gallery participant Jessica Mosher, 17, from Cottonwood shares how she dealt with her eating disorder.     For more information about eating issues, visit Reachout’s fact page.   “I’m 17 years old and about to start an exciting and terrifying journey to become a veterinarian at Oregon State University. By looking at … » 

Meet Paige – Our new Vlogger

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  Paige, a 15-year-old Shasta County resident, has seen a lot of other high schoolers struggling with tough issues and wants to learn how to help her friends. She’ll be sharing her experiences and what she learns with the the Get Better Together community. Here is her first vlog! If you have a topic idea … »