Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello sends letter to congressional leaders calling for further emergency assistance before end of year.

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

Holiday Stress Resource Center.

Holiday Stress Resource Center

What you can do to avoid or minimize holiday stress inducers. We all feel stressed from time to time, but the holidays offer their own special stressors that can make us feel even worse – such as a family get-together that devolves into a fight over politics or a shopping trip for gifts that maxes out your credit card. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to avoid or minimize some of these holiday stress inducers? http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/holiday-stress.aspx

Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis Takes on New Urgency With Alarming Death Counts.

The U.S. government claims 62 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The true death toll is likely far higher. The U.S. government says 62 people in Puerto Rico have officially died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Not many people are buying that given the island’s lack of electricityhealthcare access, and clean drinking water. To account for this discrepancy, media outlets have been making an extra effort to uncover the true extent of death on the island. Their conclusion? That 62 should be closer to 1,000. https://earther.com/puerto-ricos-humanitarian-crisis-takes-on-new-urgency-w-1821135423?utm_campaign=socialflow_fusion_facebook&utm_source=fusion_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Transgender Health Insurance Guides.

Read Out2Enroll‘s new state-specific Transgender Health Insurance Guides and #GetCovered by the December 15 deadline!

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The Mental Health Toll of Puerto Rico’s Prolonged Power Outages.

The power outage in Puerto Rico has already lasted almost four weeks, much longer than the blackout in New York City during Hurricane Sandy. We should expect to see a corresponding increase in disease – not only mental health issues but also diseases that depend on electricity for treatment, such as renal failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read more at https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/centrovoices/current-affairs/mental-health-toll-puerto-rico%E2%80%99s-prolonged-power-outages