Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (02/2/19)

Quick News, Concerning America, Current Events and Mental Health

 

 

You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man’s comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human. Rosa Parks

 

 

 

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MENTAL HEALTH CHAT-(U.S. suicide rates surges to a 30-year high)

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Big shout out to Michael Phelps, DeMar DeRozan,  Serena Williams, Kevin Love, Steve Smith Sr. and Brian Dawkins and Brandon Marshall who recently opened up about their battles with depression and mental health. Human brains are just like any other part of our body. Once injured, there are steps that you can take to bring you back to a healthy state of mind.

Many research shows that mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. It suggests multiple linking causes. Lifestyle, genetics and your environment can influence whether someone develops a mental condition. A stressful home life, stressful job or stressful school environment makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Basic brain structure, biochemical processes, and circuits may play a role too.

Remember that you are important and loved by many. Why? Because you are a living soul and you matter. So, if you are having suicidal thoughts, PLEASE CALL 800-273-8255.

 

 

 

Cartoon Politics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Feature Stories:

 

 

Virginia governor denies being in racist yearbook photo

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

Box set: TV drama stirs debate over South Korea’s cutthroat education culture

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest – media

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inmates shiver in frigid cells at New York jail, lawmakers say

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil’s Vale must change behavior after deadly dam bursts: solicitor general

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakingviews – Review: The case for regulating Facebook

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakingviews – Hadas: An ultra-tax on the ultra-rich makes sense

(Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good News

 

Heartwarming Photo of Man Holding Stranger’s Baby While She Does Paperwork Blows Up Internet

 

Muslims Surround Toronto Synagogues With Protective ‘Rings Of Peace’

 

Good neighbors
Meet the neighbors who’ve helped a woman who uses a wheelchair get into bed every night — for 10 years.

 

 

Healthy You, Healthy Community

LOVE FOR SELF AND OTHERS, Remember that you are a precious gift, respect it and be respected. Love yourself and be loved. Know your value and don’t accept being treated in a way less than you deserve.

 

GUIDING VALUES, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, ACCEPTANCE AND APPRECIATION OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACIAL, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS, SERVICE TO OTHERS, GENEROSITY, HONESTY, EMPATHY, INTEGRITY, COMPASSION.

 

 

Watercooler Chat

A Good Samaritan
Somebody put up 70 homeless people in Chicago at a hotel this week as the city shivered through record cold.

14 billion tons of ice … gone
There’s a hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan in a glacier in Antarctica, and scientists are worried sick about it.

Facciamo le valigie
What’s up with Italy? First, a town there was selling homes for just a dollar.Now, another is offering foreigners $10,000 to move in.

‘Missing (wo)man’ flyover
If you happen to be near Maynardville, Tennessee, tomorrow, look up. The Navy’s first all-female flyover will honor a woman who helped make it possible.

The robots are coming
They really are taking over. They’re cleaning our houses, stocking grocery shelves and parking cars at the airport. And now they’re beating us at Jenga.

 

 

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