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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 … » 

Cutting Stigma with Words: The Hope Is Alive Open Mic Night

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During Suicide Prevention Week, some of Redding’s talented musicians, hip hop artists and spoken word poets got together to bust stigma at the “Hope Is Alive” Open Mic Night. Does music or art help get you through tough times? Listen to the artists below and get your work ready for the next Open Mic night. … » 

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 … » 

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 … » 

Show You’re #SelfieWell and Win $100 in Our Photo Contest!

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How do you deal with stress? Do you have the tools? Do you hike? Go to the beach? Take a road trip with friends? By letting us know what you do, you could win a $100 gift card to Mt. Shasta Mall or one of three $20 gift cards. Here’s how: 1. Take a selfie … » 

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. web mentions Some accomplishments are “better” and more worthy of praise. Unfortunately, I believe these perceptions divide … » 

Burney High’s Students Talk about Stress

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Some stress in life is normal. It can even be healthy. my cloud 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 … » 

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 … » 

Hit the Books. But Don’t Let Homework STRESS Hit You!

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by Kimberly Michelle Hey everyone! Kimberly Michelle here, so school is in full swing and finals are almost upon us. For some people that means only one thing…STRESS! Admit it, we all have it. I know I do!  I remember in college when I had finals that I would go for days without sleep. I ended … »