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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - NH: Youth

Seven in 10 teens are exposed to e-cigarette advertising, according to the National Institute on Drug abuse. (Adobe Stock)

CONCORD, N.H. - Whether they use vaping products or cigarettes, New Hampshire teens who want help quitting now can connect with a tobacco-cessation coach through a new program. "My Life, My Quit" was launched by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Sai Cherala, bureau chie

The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health data showed that as many as one in six U.S. children ages 6-17 has a treatable mental-health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or Attention Deficit Disorder. (aafp.org)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is taking on children's mental health in a bigger way in the next decade, focusing on earlier intervention and a mobile crisis service for children. Those are just two areas the state has said will get more attention to ensure that adults, children and youths get the ap

When a mental-health issue is addressed, experts say peer-to-peer mentoring often can have more influence and be less frightening for those ages 18 to 25. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Stigma around substance abuse, mental-health issues and suicide can make those between the ages of 18 and 25 reluctant to share their stories – but experts in New Hampshire say the state's peer-to-peer counseling program is effective. Studies show many young adults are a

Experts say people experiencing mental health challenges, especially across multiple generations, often achieve significant recovery after sharing their stories. (Pixabay/Silviarita)

CONCORD, N.H. – More than 43 million Americans are suffering from mental illness, but less than half, or 43 percent, receive treatment, according to the new State of Mental Health in America report. Trisha Ellis coordinates New Hampshire's In Our Own Voice workshops and encourages people to

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and increased 25 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Suicide rates for individuals younger than 24 have spiked in New Hampshire, and state mental health experts are sharing a firsthand account to reach young people who might be vulnerable. Screenings of the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" are part of a mission to help reduce

Statistics show the annual age-adjusted suicide rate nationally is about 13 per 100,000 individuals, but more than 18 in New Hampshire. (pixabay-mohamedhassan)

CONCORD, N.H. – The stigma of mental illness often prevents families from discussing it, which sometimes can increase the chance of suicide. That's why the state's annual suicide prevention conference next week is titled, It's OK to Talk About It. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease

Protesters were part of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' visit to Concord. They say dismantling the Affordable Care Act will make it harder to fight opioid abuse. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was greeted by protesters in Concord, where he spoke with law enforcement agencies about the opioid crisis. Outside the federal courthouse, healthcare, recovery and criminal justice reform advocates carried signs that read "Healthcare is a Hu

Customs Border Patrol checkpoints that have sprung up in New Hampshire are slowing traffic and alarming some people. (Chris Dag/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – Some New Hampshire residents and tourists hiking in the White Mountains or traveling on Concord Coach Lines say they're angry and worried after being confronted by U.S. Customs Border Patrol agents on recent holiday weekends. The checkpoints weren't at the Canadian border, bu

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