A pandemic within a pandemic: Kids battling mental health crisis during COVID-19

Family, Policies

A pandemic within a pandemic: Kids battling mental health crisis during COVID-19

 It has been called a “pandemic within a pandemic.” The unprecedented mental health issues children continue battling during the age of COVID-19.

It has left desperate parents looking for answers, but that help can be hard to come by. Psychiatric units are overflowing, and the worst may not be over.

Julie Barrett’s daughter started struggling soon after the coronavirus pandemic closed down her school last March. Now, 377 days later, the 14-year-old hit a breaking point. “She was out on the street saying she was gonna kill herself, that she just wanted to die,” said Barrett, who is a mother of four. “She wanted to be left there to die.” The teen, who has a love for music and her friends, went to a regular church meeting that night. All seemed well until Barrett got a call that her daughter was in the midst of a mental breakdown.

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The Future of Cancer for Americans

Disease, Threats

The Future of Cancer for Americans

At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of cancers that people develop and that kill them, a new forecast shows.

Breast, melanoma, lung and colon cancers are expected to be the most common types of cancers in the United States, and patients die most often from lung, pancreatic, liver and colorectal cancers, according to the latest projections.

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The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11–and America’s Response

Terrorism, Threats

The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11–and America’s Response

Paul Thompson’s The Terror Timeline offers a complete and thorough history of the many roads that converged on 9/11, including the development of Islamic fundamentalism, the activities of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and the failures of U.S. investigations and counterterrorism efforts. It traces the actions (and inactions) of every important figure in the war on terror, both before and after 9/11, bringing them together in a volume that offers a comprehensive and provocative look at this complex subject. Packed with little-known facts and disturbing questions, The Terror Timeline is the first complete reference guide to the events of 9/11 and the war on terror — the definitive primer on the most momentous issue of our times.

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