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Selena Gomez honored for mental health advocacy

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November 18, 2022, 6:04am Entertainment

Pop star and actor Selena Gomez has made no secret of her personal mental health struggles — they’ve made her an outspoken advocate for awareness and getting other young people the help they need. Read story

Crisis line to focus on serving Native people

November 18, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Washington’s Native and Strong Lifeline launched Thursday, the first program across the country dedicated to serving American Indian and Alaska Native people. Read story

Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund aids Pink Lemonade Project

November 18, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

Pink Lemonade Project received a $245,500 grant, the largest grant the organization has ever seen, from the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund. Read story

Bloodworks Northwest makes urgent call for blood donors

November 17, 2022, 8:08pm Health

Blood donations are in great demand in the Northwest as some supplies drop to critically low levels, threatening to impact trauma and cancer patients before Thanksgiving. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rate rises

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November 17, 2022, 2:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections rose slightly this week, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

In this photo provided by Mark Godbolt Jr., his wife, Jade Godbolt, nurses her newborn child at their Dallas-area home in October 2022. She and her husband chose a home birth for their third child. Godbolt, 31, says there were no complications and she and her son are doing well. "I believed that my body could do what it was made to do and I wanted to be in the comfort of my home to do that,'' she said. (Mark Godbolt Jr.

U.S. home births rise in pandemic, to highest level in decades

In this photo provided by Mark Godbolt Jr., his wife, Jade Godbolt, nurses her newborn child at their Dallas-area home in October 2022. She and her husband chose a home birth for their third child. Godbolt, 31, says there were no complications and she and her son are doing well. "I believed that my body could do what it was made to do and I wanted to be in the comfort of my home to do that,'' she said. (Mark Godbolt Jr.

November 17, 2022, 8:14am Health

U.S. home births increased slightly in the pandemic’s second year, rising to the highest level in decades, according to a government report published Thursday. Read story

Kara Zivin, a University of Michigan professor of psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and health management, sits in her office in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Zivin co-authored a study published in 2021 that found that suicidal thoughts and behavior among commercially insured U.S. individuals before, during and after pregnancy were rising. The rates were low, but they increased among those with anxiety or depression from 1 per 10,000 in 2006 to almost 3 per 10,000 in 2017.

Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions

Kara Zivin, a University of Michigan professor of psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and health management, sits in her office in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Zivin co-authored a study published in 2021 that found that suicidal thoughts and behavior among commercially insured U.S. individuals before, during and after pregnancy were rising. The rates were low, but they increased among those with anxiety or depression from 1 per 10,000 in 2006 to almost 3 per 10,000 in 2017.

November 17, 2022, 8:13am Health

Mental health advocates say there’s a cruel quirk in abortion bans in several states: There are exemptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don’t count. Read story

Kris Henriksen of Teen Talk joins her dog, Hope, as she takes a break with compassion boxes for students in need at her Vancouver office. The boxes are decorated on the outside by volunteers and filled with items such as snacks, pamphlets, journals and inspiring messages.

Teen Talk’s young volunteers offer mental health support to Clark County teens

Kris Henriksen of Teen Talk joins her dog, Hope, as she takes a break with compassion boxes for students in need at her Vancouver office. The boxes are decorated on the outside by volunteers and filled with items such as snacks, pamphlets, journals and inspiring messages.

November 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

At 14, Erin Taylor become one of the original seven volunteers at Teen Talk, providing support to other youth via anonymous phone calls. Read story