Tags archives: mental-health

Focusing On Others During The Holidays

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Christmas stopped being magical for me the year I found my doll and my Mickey Mouse watch in the linen closet. was stunned, even though I had heard some disturbing talk that Santa Claus might not actually be a real entity, but rather a feeling or spirit of giving or something. My ears had been deaf, but my eyes saw my Christmas list in the linen closet. I[...]

Out of the Darkness

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uicide prevention became a topic of discussion when Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council. Since then, local media have addressed the topic and a number of rallies have been held. While suicide is difficult to discuss, it’s a subject that must be talked about. “There’s a lot of work to be done,” said Chris Epperson, council memb[...]

Defeating the Stigma

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ost of us know at least one person who struggles with some form of mental illness. It is very real, and while it once carried a stigma, that attitude is changing as we come to understand its prevalence and its life-threatening impact. Nationwide, 1 in 4 adults experience a mental illness, while 1 in 17 are living with a serious mental illness that impacts t[...]

Coping with Depression

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illions of Americans — almost 19 million, or 10 percent of our population, according to 2012 statistics — suffer from depression. An estimated 11 percent of adolescents, 30 percent of college students, 14 percent of new moms and 10 percent of adults 65 and older have been affected by depression. Depression is a terrible disease and one of a few psychiatric [...]

Derby Day Soiree

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The long-standing traditions of the Kentucky Derby are lived out each year in Little Rock at Southern Silks. Big hats, gents and ladies dressed in their Sunday best, mint juleps and even “horse” races are all part of this fundraiser benefiting Methodist Family Health. The races at this event don’t involve the thoroughbreds clocking the track at Churchill Dow[...]

Criminal Justice in Crisis: The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Care

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"We have neglected the mental health challenges in our nation for far too long." - Asa Hutchinson On March 8, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Act 423 of 2017, the Criminal Justice Efficiency and Safety Act. Sponsored by Senator Jeremy Hutchinson and Representatives Clarke Tucker and Matthew Shepherd, this bipartisan legislation was the product of two y[...]

Happy Holidays!?!

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HONESTY CAN BE YOUR FRIEND AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH THE MERRIMENT OR NOT By Rebecca Ward   hristmas stopped being magical for me the year I found my doll and my Mickey Mouse watch in the linen closet. I was stunned, even though I had heard some disturbing talk that Santa Claus might not actually be a real entity, but rather a feeling or spirit [...]