Utah’s suicide rate has tripled since 2007, and suicide is the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds across the state. There seems to be a strong connection between Utah’s large Mormon population, the church’s denunciation of same-sex LDS couples and the community’s beleaguered LGBTQ youth. https://www.facebook.com/RoadTripListenToAmerica/videos/527232384283393/
Horses take on role as therapists for war veterans struggling with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/…/2017-12-12/horses-healing-w…/9248962 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-12/horses-healing-war-veterans/9248962
Stop Medicare cuts. If Congress doesn’t act before December 31, Medicare could be cut by $25 billion. Right now, the House and the Senate are debating a tax bill that would raise the deficit and trigger automatic Medicare cuts – but it’s not too late to stand up for Medicare. Congress needs to know that cutting Medicare is unfair and unacceptable. Send a letter to your legislators today, and demand they pledge to protect Medicare! https://action.aarp.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6830
When the problem is the way your brain works, you can’t go it alone.
“Depression is a disease of the brain, just like heart disease is a disease of the heart and diabetes is a disease of the pancreas. My brain simply doesn’t make any of the happy chemicals it’s supposed to, and I have to use medication to give me a chance to have a life.” https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/my-depression-kept-me-inert-two-years-my-family-s-ncna826816
NEW: Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello sends letter to congressional leaders calling for further emergency assistance before end of year: “No governor should ever be put in the position of having to deny that hope in the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster due to the inaction of Congress.” MORE: http://nbcnews.to/2jXLxWj