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“What Those Left Behind Wish They Had Said” – A Shasta Lake Teen’s “Get Well Card” for Her Friend Who Cuts

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Why don’t many people send Get Well cards for loved ones with mental health struggles? One Central Valley High School student saw through the stigma and created this artistic work for a friend. Read her statement explaining why below. (Click the image of the card to enlarge.) About the Author Dotty Amtsberg is a 17-year-old student … » 

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 … » 

“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 … » 

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 … » 

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 … » 

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 … »