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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 … » 

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 … » 

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 … » 

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 … » 

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 … »