• In 2016 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses, a 21 percent increase over 2015. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    CDC Report: Opioid Crisis Hits Harder in U.S.

    Andrea Sears Public News Service CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and New Hampshire is near top of the list. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2016, a 21 percent...
  • En 2015 las muertes por sobredosis fueron 12 por cada 100 mil Oregonianos. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Día de la Conciencia de Sobredosis: cómo prevenir la tragedia en Oregón

    Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – Agosto 31 fue el Día Internacional de la Conciencia de Sobredosis, una fecha para visibilizar la lucha que los expertos médicos en Oregón y en todo el país libran contra la creciente epidemia de esta causa prevenible de muerte. Y...
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    Mental Health First Aid: How To Help In A Crisis

    Greg (not his real name) was worried when he noticed Heather (not her real name) did not show up to teach her Sunday school class at their church. Skipping a commitment was out of character for his normally reliable and responsible friend. Knowing that Heather had been struggling with...