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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - ND: Mental Health

Suicide-related calls to North Dakota's FirstLink hotline increased by 4,000 calls between 2016 and 2017. (Eli Christman/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says North Dakota has seen a disturbing spike in its suicide rate over the past two decades. FirstLink maintains the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in North Dakota and has been on the front lines of helping people in need.

North Dakota saw the biggest jump in suicides of any state from 2014 to 2016. (embracethewanderlust/Twenty20)

FARGO, N.D. - Mental-health officials want North Dakotans to know there are ample resources available for people who experience depression. The risk of suicide is on the country's conscience right now, with the recent death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and a Centers for Disease Control and P

Many factors associated with farm stress are uncontrollable, such as weather, commodity markets and the isolated nature of farming. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakotans and other people around the country working on farms face unique pressures in their profession – and there's even a term for it. They're susceptible to what is called farm stress. Monica McConkey, director of business development at Prairie St. John's Hos

Kids spend an average of nine hours a day in front of a digital or media device. (Kevin Jarrett/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Children's advocates and technology insiders are teaming up in a new campaign to protect kids' brains from the potentially manipulative and addictive power of technology. Common Sense, a group aimed at safeguarding kids in the digital age, and the newly formed Center for Hum

About 21.5 million Americans 12 and older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in 2014. (Sacred Heart/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. -- September is National Recovery Month, and health professionals are focusing on the power of families and communities for people on the road to recovery. More than 50,000 North Dakotans suffered from Substance Abuse Disorder at some point in 2014, according to the most recent data fr

Speaking to someone who is showing warning signs of committing suicide is one of the most important tools for preventing it. (Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakotans are coming out from the shadows to speak up about suicide and suicide prevention. The Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Friday will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its goal to reduce the suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24 years in North Dakota. (Jared Keener/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – One of the most disturbing figures in new data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is that North Dakota teens are three times as likely to commit suicide as their peers nationwide. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds in the state. Alison Tra

April is Physical Activity Month, a good time to commit to a daily walk and other moves to get into better shape. (Lindsey G/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – April is Physical Activity Month, and heart health and fitness experts in North Dakota say, 'Get up and move around!' As Americans are more sedentary, the risks increase for heart disease, stroke and other serious health conditions. Heart disease is already the leading cause

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