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The Trump administration moves to narrow the definition of sexual identity. Also on the Monday rundown: is climate change causing a shift eastward for Tornado Alley? Plus Election Day should find more polling places on Nevada Tribal Lands.

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Public News Service - WI: Mental Health

According to Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, there are almost always warning signs of suicide, but people are often unaware of their significance or unsure about what to do. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – Suicide occurs among all groups of people – and Wisconsin has seen a steady increase in its suicide rate in the last two decades, up 25 percent since 1999. For this year's Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through tomorrow, suicide prevention specialists are highlight

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The Green Alert bill now in the Wisconsin Legislature would alert the community of a missing veteran. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – For 18 days last spring, U.S. Air Force veteran Corey Adams of Milwaukee was missing, but it took eight days before he met the criteria to warrant an official law enforcement search. Adams' body was recovered in a pond just a mile from his home. His family, which notified aut

The holiday season can bring happiness, joy and stress, but experts say there are many ways to reduce the stressful aspects. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – With family gatherings, shopping and holiday parties, this can be a very joyful season. But the holidays often include a lot of stress, which can put a damper on the joyful parts. Some of the stress is unnecessarily self-inflicted, says Christine Whelan, a clinical professo

After medical treatment, in many cases unpaid caregivers perform follow-up care for family members, such as giving injections and managing medication doses. (CDC)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a way to help more than a 500,000 Wisconsinites who give their own time and money to act as caregivers for their loved ones. AARP Wisconsin is backing a bill to reimburse family caregivers up to $1,000 through a state income tax credit for

With back-to-school time just around the corner for Wisconsin kids, an expert on child behavior says some anxiety is normal. (Mario Villafuente/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - The start of another school year, just a couple weeks away, can trigger some anxiety among younger students, but there are things you can do to help minimize your child's concerns. Dr. Marcia Slattery, director of the UW Health Anxiety Disorder Program, said you'll likely notice tha

The authors of a new bill, Wisconsin legislators from both parties, say their goal is to pave the way for returning veterans to succeed. (leekins/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – A brand new piece of legislation, known as the Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017, has just been introduced, seeking to help returning veterans interested in production agriculture get a start. The authors of the bill include two Democrats and two Republicans, who say everyo

Mental health professionals say people can be stressed out by the toxic political atmosphere. (xavigm/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – The United States is experiencing a wide political divide and Wisconsin is one of the most politically divided states in the nation. On the national scene, the long presidential campaign, so-called alternative facts and constant political wrangling now are part of the daily n

Shilagh Mirgain, a senior psychologist with UW-Health, says there are ways to beat stress before it beats you. (UW-Health)

MADISON, Wis. – Regular bouts of anxiety can really do a number on your overall health, experts say, and persistent stress can lead to heart problems, risk of disease and changes in the brain. Medical experts say workplace stress results in billions of dollars in health care costs every year

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