Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (02/8/19)

Quick News, Concerning America, Current Events and Mental Health




 “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

—Coretta Scott King




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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.




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Weekend Feature Stories:



Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russia probe

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst









Trump adviser Stone: I’m not Kim Kardashian, don’t need gag order








National Enquirer owner defends reporting on Amazon’s Bezos









EA’s ‘Fortnite’ rival wins 10 million gamers in three days









Seeking an edge, U.S. landlords turn to tenant experience apps









EU countries agree on copyright reforms, deal in sight next week











Breakingviews – U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea










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.





Watercooler Chat

Shut your mouth
Why settle for one Shaft when you can have three? Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson will team up with a newcomer in a new “Shaft” movie.

Cool or creepy?
Delta and Coke thought it would be cool to play matchmaker on planes, via some flirtatious napkins. Boy, were they wrong.

Today in facepalm, Part 1
Uganda’s tourism minister thinks the nation’s “naturally endowed” women can draw in tourists, so he’s planned a “curvy” beauty pageant. Social media’s not having it.

Today in facepalm, Part 2
Gucci is pulling a sweater because people complained it looks a lot like blackface. Who thought this was a good look?

Frozen feline
Fluffy the cat was pretty much frozen after getting buried in a snowbank. But she was thawed out and survived because, well, cats have nine lives don’t they?



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