Southeast Idaho Crisis Center Offers A New Solution

Sammy Rich on Aug 5, 2019 1:45:18 PM

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For years, Idaho has been in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to a report from the CDC and NCHS, Idaho’s suicide mortality rate has remained within the top 10 highest in the nation for over 4 years, with the state reaching the 5th highest in 2017.

A lack of proper resources for mental health and/or substance abuse has been one reason accredited for these high numbers. In January 2019’s State of the State, Gov. Brad Little stated that there is a “clear nexus” between mental health and substance abuse, and encouraged intervention to be made in those two areas.

One such method of intervention has been the introduction of Behavioral Crisis Centers across the state.

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Mental Health Highlights: Making a Difference

Sammy Rich on Mar 6, 2019 1:10:52 PM

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about one in five veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) or depression. Additionally, around 20 veterans lose their life to suicide each day.

Veterans are more likely to be affected by mental disorders because of their proximity to tragedy. For many, it can be difficult for them to reach out for the help that they need.

That is why mental health professionals like Darshan Soske have dedicated their careers to helping veterans. For Soske, the director of the Vet Center in Pocatello, providing veterans and their families the help they need is more than just a career, it is a mission.

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The Importance of Self Defense for Women

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 6, 2017 3:16:19 PM

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Imagine you're walking through the parking lot to your car. It's late—9:32pm—and the hazy streetlights don't give off much light. You're pushing a cart full of groceries, trying to get home before your Tillamook chocolate ice cream melts, when arms clamp around your waist and wrench you from the cart.

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The Benefits of Attending a Book Club

Stephanie Bachman on Aug 11, 2017 9:08:00 AM

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When I was in the sixth grade, we had what our teachers would call 'literature circles.' To some students, they were forced book clubs where you had to read the entire book (grueling work for some), make notes, and then gather together to discuss the plot, characters, and themes. To me, a shy, new-to-the-school student who read more than I spoke, these literature circles were my domain.

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How Yoga Could Have Helped the World of Harry Potter

Jena Hintze on Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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The international phenomenon that is Harry Potter enchanted the world when it first released and continues to grow even today. It has everything you could ever want. Heroics, romance, magic, danger, Quidditch, and Butterbeer.  The books are incredible, and luckily the movies captured the magic. There are theme parks dedicated to it’s splendor. You can find out your patronus, which house you belong to, and what kind of wand fits you best. Yet, the Wizarding World is missing one thing….

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The Essence of Essential Oils

Bethany Skidmore on Jun 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Essential oils have become pretty popular these days. I’m sure you’ve seen them at the mall being plugged by an annoying salesman, or used by an overworked mother to calm herself and her children down. They’re everywhere, which begs the questions: why? What are they used for? And what are they?

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Preventing Anxiety and Depression in the Elderly

Bethany Skidmore on Jun 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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           If you or someone you love is a senior citizen, you might be worried about mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. These late-onset mental illnesses are scary, but there are ways to help prevent them. The activities associated with preventing anxiety and depression can significantly improve the quality of life of the elderly.

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Immunization and Vaccinations Available at Urgent Care Clinics

Alex Tate on Jun 1, 2016 4:02:25 PM

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One of many conveniences about visiting an urgent care center is that not only are you able to walk in for sick visits, you are also able to walk in to receive vaccinations. Since many doctor’s offices can have a couple days to over a week wait for a doctor’s appointment, it is nice to know that options such as urgent care centers are available for a simple vaccine. Vaccines can be available to adults and children at these clinics. In this article, I am going to talk about all of the immunizations, and vaccinations you can receive at an Urgent Care Clinic.

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What happens when OSHA regulations are disregarded?

Andrew Browning on Mar 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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Could Thyroid Problems be Affecting Your Life?

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