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Grief: A Universal Experience

December 14, 2020

Grief: A Universal Experience             By: Yvette Smothers NAMI Louisiana Volunteer   There is no joy in grief. This poem was written by George Santayana. T0 W.P. II. With you a part of me hath passed away; For in the peopled forest of my mind A tree made leafless by more »

 
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Self-Care: Why it is Essential for Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing

November 25, 2020

          Written by: Katelyn Burns Self-Care: Why it is Essential for Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing Parenting is a complete rollercoaster ride from conception to forever. Nothing can compare to creating a human and witnessing their developing personalities as they evolve into proper little people learning about the world for the first more »

 
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Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Gave to this Country

November 11, 2020

    Written by: Yvette Smothers Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Gave to this Country In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first observance of Armistice Day, the day World War I ended.   Imagine undergoing boot camp before military service and then undergoing boot camp after military service as well. That more »

 
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Domestic Violence: A Silent Nightmare Occurring in Every Community

October 29, 2020

Author: Yvette Smothers Domestic Violence: A Silent Nightmare Occurring in Every Community In its most egregious form, domestic violence reveals itself as murder, and the number of homicide rates tied to men killing women is staggering. Louisiana’s rate of women murdered by men remains 77% higher than the national average, according to a 2020 annual more »

 
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Suicide in the African American Community

October 14, 2020

Suicide in the African American Community By: Yvette Smothers Louisiana ranks 30th for suicide death rates among the 15-24-year-old age group- or 15.2 percent according to the American Association for Suicidology. According to WebMD, in the United States, suicide death rates among African American females aged 13 to 19 rose 182% between 2001 and 2017, more »

 
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