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Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy, Shakes Up Healthcare Industry
"Amazon made big news last week when it announced the opening of its online pharmacy in a dark twist. The announcement appears to be timed perfectly as of this writing. More than twelve million cases of covid nineteen have been confirmed in the us according to nbc news and the country is averaging close to two hundred thousand new cases a day that adds up to a mammoth need for prescriptions. On top of that fewer and fewer of us want to venture out and those who are sick can't while the news is hardly unexpected amazon. Spent seven hundred fifty million dollars to buy pill pack in two thousand eighteen. That startup specializes in divvying. Up prescriptions into packets intended to make taking multiple prescriptions easier for patients but it was the infrastructure and logistics. That pill packet already built. There was to serve as the foundation for amazon's new online pharmacy business regardless of whether the announcement was expected or not. It's still hit. The healthcare industry hard with observers reacting both positively and negatively amazon says it's pharmacy will accept insurance and payment through flexible spending in health savings accounts. It will adhere to hip a privacy rules around patient data. One of the biggest draws without insurance or prescription drug benefits for prime members. Paying cash amazon is offering huge discounts. Forty percent off on branded drugs and eighty percent off on generics two day shipping is free for prime members others get five days shipping for free but can pay a few bucks to speed it up. Two days. amazon will fulfil most medicines including birth control. But it won't sell schedule two drugs which include but perhaps the biggest innovation is something healthcare consumer have been wanting for a long time a step toward pricing transparency. The retail giant says consumers will be able to compare drug prices at checkout both with insurance. And without you know just like we can with. Tv's books and blue jeans. One caveat drug pricing is a black box and it will still be hard to tell where those prices are actually coming from. The three billion dollar american drug business is highly influenced by pharmacy benefit managers or p. b. m.'s. Middlemen who negotiate prices with manufacturers insurance companies and retailers to get its pharmacy online amazon must navigate these murky waters to as the wall street journal reported amazon's announcement sent ribald stock prices plunging. Cvs drop nine percent. Walgreens boots ten amazon is stalking pharmacies. Now the journals. Charlie grant reported and shareholders are rightly spooked shareholders. See amazon is a threat to these. Retailers dominance as well as to walmart where many patients fill prescriptions. Don't count out. Cbs in the others just yet. However two years ago as amazon was gobbling up hill pack both cvs and walgreens announced same day prescription delivery and in march when the pandemic hit they wave home delivery fees altogether. And here's the other thing is still fill their prescriptions in person. The journal reported. That's a habit that could be hard for amazon. To change the specially among seniors and cbs in particular has been building in more and more reasons for us to walk into their stores namely health clinics most. Cbs is now have clinics on site where you can go for covid tests among other things one can only do in person and yes you got it vaccines. According to see an cvs is gearing up to offer twenty five million covid nineteen vaccinations a month. The first tranche in december depending on fda approvals. We'll go to nursing. But the average person should be able to get the vaccine beginning next february or march. Cbs chief medical officer. Dr troy brennan told cnn. And if you're walking into a brick and mortar pharmacy you'll probably fill your other prescriptions there as well while you buy makeup paper towels and the cat food. You've run out of right. Vaccinations urgent care. Visits are something. The world's biggest digital shopping mall can't compete with at least not now in the future we'll amazon at pharmacies to its whole foods and amazon. Fresh brick and mortar stores. You know that. Cvs and walgreens watching for that additional threat to appear very very closely
Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions
"Is sometimes cop to the criticism that on this show. We tend to focus on the horse race between the big tech companies. Who's up who's down. Who like roadblocks might be a godzilla of the future and who like maybe intel seems to be sliding towards being an irrelevant dinosaur of the past. The way i like to think about it is that we're covering the evolution and creative destruction of capitalism in real time keeping score of who's the richest person in the world is probably less relevant to that task but only obliquely so for what it's worth. It's worth noting that elon. Musk has overtaken bill gates to become the world's second richest person behind. jeff bezos. Quoting the verge. The tesla ceo net worth now sits at around one hundred twenty eight billion dollars after increasing by one hundred billion dollars this year alone. There is a sizable gap between. Musk and the number one spot which is currently held by amazon ceo. Jeff bezos who has reported net worth of around one hundred and eighty two billion dollars in january. Musk ranked thirty fifth on the list. Bloomberg reports musk's rapid ascent up. The list has mainly been driven by tesla share price. The car company currently has a market cap of almost five hundred billion dollars after starting the year at under one hundred billion dollars. The guardian reports that tesla has the highest market cap of any car company in the world despite producing a fraction of the cars of more established automakers. This year it expects lose. Five hundred thousand cars compared to around ten million for a company like toyota around three quarters of musk's net worth consists of tesla shares according to bloomberg but musk's other major venture space x has also seen recent success last week the company transported for astronauts to the international space station aboard. It's crew dragon spacecraft that follows the company's first crewed flight to space in may of this year bill gates sat atop the billionaires index for years until he was overtaken by jeff bezos in two thousand seventeen bloomberg notes. That gates would probably have a higher net wealth right now if he hadn't given so much money to charity including the over twenty seven billion dollars. He's donated through the bill and melinda gates foundation since two thousand six gates. Moscow have had some high profile disagreements this year in september. Musk said gateshead quote no clue about the viability of electric trucks after the microsoft co-founder said that electric semi trucks along with electric cargo ships and passenger jets will probably never be practical earlier. This year gates told cnbc that musk should avoid making big predictions about areas. He's not familiar. After the tesla's ceo downplayed the risk of the covid nineteen pandemic. Musk overtook facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg last week when he became the third richest person on. The billionaires index zuckerberg has since fallen to fifth in the rankings. After he was overtaken by french businessman bernard arnault and quote
Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person
"Another passing bill gates to become the world's second richest person must started the year and thirty fifth place on the index. He's gained. I think something like one hundred billion dollars over the course of this year. The tesla ceo of course profited from the surge and tesla's stock which is up five hundred and twenty percent this year shares. Were up just yesterday by six percent. Boosting musk's net worth seven point. Two billion dollars. His fortune is now estimated at one hundred and twenty seven point nine billion dollars. That's two hundred million dollars. More than gates gates has been giving away his money. More than twenty seven billion of his fortune is gone to the gates foundation. Back since two thousand six
Catherine Coley on Starting Project Binance US
"So in around june twenty. Nineteen i began working on the project. Ryan it's us. Party of wine worked out in my living room. Not much as changed still in my living room but we knew started as ceo via so we. We kicked it off. We figured out what type of platform you wanted to be building for the us. We figured out what where we wanted to Where we could be operating one of the things that you realize when you're operating a marketplace in the united states is that there's a huge amount of regulation oft and it's actually done state level as well so you have to get licenses per state in order to operate in so right. Now we're operating in about seventy four percent of america working every day with regulators to operate in more of those states. A lot of them are on the east coast. And it's an exciting process to be able to build a business that you can justify and get regulated and began anti business in all of these states is something that's one process to do. I equated kind of to applying to colleges have a bunch of college. Students can understand how difficult that was. You have to have good grades. You had to take the sat's you maybe twice a year. Get referral letters you to write essays. Each school has a different essay format. There is the common application. But there's a ton of personal essays that you've gotta right so it's really the application process for us to operate in these individual states wise as well that that kind of each each state has their own requirements and we had to qualify in order to be able to operate so that was really the laying down the foundation of it as well as being able to be par to where the other us marketplace's were When we first launched. We didn't have an app. We were web based only which in two thousand and nineteen. What who doesn't have an app so you've got to recognize the whole world is so in two thousand twenty. We launched our mobile application on android and making it more friendly through users. Because if crypto can be mad you need to be a nomad So you need to it on your phone wherever you go. And we've seen huge growth since since then and especially since the lockdown with pretty exciting.
Succeed Without Selling
"Welcome to a special episode of accelerate. Your business growth today. It's just me taking an opportunity to share my motivation and goals behind writing my new book succeed with that selling throughout my career. I've watched small business. Owners and sales people do things that actually make it harder for them to be successful. Their sales practices have actually been working against them. And i find this tragic and unnecessary. I realized that the foundation of these behaviors is a misunderstanding of what works. And what doesn't and it's rooted in decades of experience in education. That is taken us down a really bad road. I'm sure you've all heard of the abc's of selling always be closing at. This has been a mantra since the nineteen eighty s. And i believe it has driven sales people to be so focused on selling that they've created a general feeling that sales is a dirty word. Just think about it when you meet someone and they say their salesperson than they have to apologize for being a person and it really shouldn't be there be that way it really should be a noble profession. It just hasn't been one because of the way people have been acting and you know when we focus on selling we're focused on ourselves and our needs you know we need to be quota we need to make payroll. We have a lease we have to pay. We have to feed our family. Kid needs braces. But guess what a no one cares and be. That's not where our focus should be. I strongly believe that. Instead of focusing on selling we should be focused on learning instead of always be closing the. Abc's of sales are really always be curious throughout the pages of succeed without selling. I address every aspect of sales process from networking to closing to what to do during a sales call. You find real world insights on what to do to be successful. I added chapters for sales managers. Drek sellers is the business business to consumer. My goal is to provide anyone engaging in selling the information they need to implement for a better more productive process. Now sony any small business owners struggle with down. They don't even like the idea of being a salesperson. For the reason i mentioned earlier and who can really blame them when no one likes to salesperson. That's not what a small business owner wants to bay and small business owner wasn't a sales person before they started their business. Many of them don't even realize they need to be selling well. Guess what yet. Gail and it doesn't have to be a bad thing. A traditional salesperson works against us because know likes dealing with a traditional sales person and we ended up getting the opposite of what we're hoping for. So let's just stop the madness xiaowei. This book is for anyone who needs to sell but doesn't know what to do for everyone who wants to be successful and enjoy the process for sales managers who are challenged by eighteen. The isn't delivering the results needed. Now there's a bonus and it's a group of resources in the back of the book and online. These are things like templates sample scripts forms that anyone can use to develop their sales strategy. Listen there's no one size fits all sales process. so yes. There are things that you have to do in sales. You have to prospect. You have to sell you have to quote you have to follow up you know you gotta do all these things but how you do them in. My opinion is very specific. Who you are. Your prospects are and what you're comfortable doing and how structured processes can so if you're someone who struggles with settling in on grab a copy of succeed without selling at your favorite book retailer amazon barnes and noble really just about any book retailer. This book is available. And you know what if you're looking for a holiday gift for your clients for your boss. Employees friends consider getting them a copy of sixteen about selling. It can really be a game changer. And they'll be grateful for
The road to 5G: The inevitable growth of infrastructure cost
"Been waiting for five g. The fifth generation of wireless technology for years and the promise of it is great. That will eventually be a hundred times faster than four. G and make technologies like driverless cars and augmented. Reality more sophisticated. But there's still a lot. The incoming biden administration and telecom companies will have to do before we have the five g. We've been promised doug break is director of broadband and spectrum policy at the information technology and innovation foundation. He says there are several different kinds of five g. And we're pretty far off from having the fastest kind from coast to coast. We're still sort of in early days of rolling out this technology and some of the most advanced flavors of five g that has a pretty narrow geographic reach while that's sort of the most advanced and gives you the greatest leap in performance it still relatively limited in where it's available. Those were broad five g that still being pushed out. We'll certainly be better. But it's not as as dramatic improvement as the millimeter wave that they call it the high frequency spectrum. What steps do you think biden and we'll take on infrastructure. I do think that there's a lot of hope a big opportunity for a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure package that includes significant amount of rural broadband funding. You know when you get out into rural areas and it just no longer becomes economical just because of the population density. You have to build up so much more infrastructure to cover a in even smaller population right. It's just you know. Classic market failure where given a tremendous benefits of this technology and all the spillover benefits to the economy and the and really are are sort of competitive industries certainly justified for the us. To be spending a significant amount money to subsidize deployment of both wired and wireless networks into rural areas. There's that needs to be built for five g. to really get off the ground in the us. How do you think the biden administration approach that. I would hope at least a few billion usually. There's a big time lag between the rnd and our rb processes that where you see. Universities kind of develop initial technologies and then that gets you develop and taken over by corporations that want to invest in this area so it makes sense now for us to be investing in the rnd so that we don't feel silly even bringing up the six gb right. We're still in the midst of five g but it's like we do need to be investing in. Rnd to be leading the way in developing the next generation of wireless well on that. know it. In your estimation how much does the federal government need to spend on infrastructure for this to work your if we're talking about rural broadband. There's quite a few numbers that are that are thrown around out there on the low in some of the estimates from the waning days of the obama administration said that it would take about forty billion dollars to get to ninety eight percent coverage with broadband that could easily be upgraded to To stick with the demands well into the future Hundred billion is out there. As as one of the key. Democratic proposals in in legislation has been drafted. And so i think we'd see somewhere between fifty one hundred billion set aside for for rural broadband. That i mean really could do a lot of good to move towards a future where we don't have nearly as bad a divide between rural and urban areas when it comes to connectivity which obviously living through the pandemic has has become critical tool these days. Doug break with the information technology and innovation foundation speaking of six g. Yes companies are already working on it and it's supposed to be even faster than five g. Well let's not get ahead of ourselves
The Michelle Carter Case
"In westport massachusetts with his mother and sisters that day. Conrad's mother lynne. Never suspected he was considering suicide. She knew he'd seemed presley but as they walked along the shore she and conrad joked about the bathing suits they saw. They discussed his scholarship to fitchburg state university. Conrad took his sister's out for ice cream. Lynn leader said. I thought he was doing great before. I continue with conrad psychology. Please note that. I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but i have done a lot of research for the show. According to the american foundation for suicide prevention one of the warning signs of suicide is a sudden improvement in mood. medical news. Today has reported that this mood shift may occur because the afflicted individual feels relieve that they've come to a decision conrad perhaps seemed calmer and more relaxed to his family because he felt glad in the moment that he was nearing the end the looming decision hadn't been made even as conrad spent the day with his family. He continued text. Michelle for most of that afternoon. Conrad shell that. He felt worried and stressed but he was still committed to going through with his plan around six o'clock pm. Conrad told his mother. He was going out to visit his arianna. She asked if he'd be home for dinner. He told her that he didn't think so. He also texted michelle to tell her that he was leaving. Conrad drove to a k. Mart parking lot and fairhaven massachusetts. He sat in his truck as it slowly filled with carbon monoxide. Just before six thirty he called michelle and they spoke for forty three minutes before disconnecting at seven twelve pm. Michelle called him back. She was on the phone with him for another forty seven minutes until conrad cell phone ran out of batteries. There are no recordings of these phone calls and it's not clear what they talked about but later michelle would confess to a friend that at one point conrad got scared and left the truck to get some fresh air. Michelle told him to get back inside. Conrad listened to her. He got back in the truck then remained there until he died when they hung up at around eight pm. Michelle immediately texted to friends and told them she was afraid. Conrad had killed himself. She neglected to mention that she'd been in on his plan or that she had encouraged him to do it afterward. Michelle tried calling conrad again. The call went straight to voicemail. She continued to call him more than twenty times and received no response. She texted him asking if he was okay after months of conrad suicidal talk. She seemed unconvinced that he might actually be dead eventually. Michelle tried texting. Conrad sister camden asking if she knew where. Conrad was camden. Assume that conrad was at their father's house and michelle apparently believed her. She immediately texted. Conrad i thought you actually did it. She also told him that since he hadn't gone through with suicide. Maybe it was time for him to finally get help. of course. conrad didn't respond the next morning july thirteenth. When conrad didn't return home his mother reported him missing to the police and his family went out looking for him that afternoon. Police discovered conrad's truck parked in the k. Mart with his body inside they also found his phone sitting next to him. Although conrad's death was not at that time considered suspicious. Police decided to confiscate his phone. They thought it might give them answers as to why conrad had taken his own life. In the meantime conrad's family grieved loss on july nineteenth. They held his funeral. Which michelle attended. Some of the family members recalled that she acted oddly. Asking conrad sisters for some of his belongings and even requesting to keep some of his ashes. Conrad's friend arianna said. She sat close to where the family area was. I always described her. Seen as the grieving widow. She was constantly sobbing. She made a scene that evening after the funeral. Michelle texted conrad's phone and made her feel better to text him even though
The Virtual Reptilian Cult
"On july fifteenth. Two thousand seventeen. The son had just begun to rise over the quiet town of cool ball township pennsylvania when a gunshot rang through the air. Operator's answered a disturbing call just moments later and heard the panicked voice of forty two year old barbara rogers she cried. My boyfriend had a gun. He told me to press the trigger. Oh my god he's dead. Police rushed to the scene there on the floor of the tan double wide trailer late thirty two year old. Stephen minot a forty five caliber gunshot wound in his forehead. Barbara rogers stood beside his lifeless body. The firearm nearby barbara immediately claimed that she was innocent stating that her and many. Oh were deeply in love barbara. Even used stevens last name though they were not legally married. Despite her protestations barbara was arrested and police began their investigation. But perhaps barbara's protests weren't as far fetched as police had assumed a cursory internet search revealed. That barbour stephen were active members of an online cult. Run by a woman named sharee schreiner. The detectives searched for answers would lead investigators down a dark path filled with coded messages alien lizards and vampires. Hi i'm greg paulson. And i'm vanessa. Richardson and this is cults. Park has original every tuesday. We look at occult practices their leader and their followers. You can find all episodes of cults and all other podcast originals. Free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Cults for free on spotify just opened the app and type cults in the search bar at cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You will allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening it really does help. This is our first and only episode on sherry schreiner. The woman behind a virtual reptilian kalt will explore her troubled childhood as well as how schreiner used the internet to cultivate her following sherry. J. schreiner was born on december eleventh. Nineteen sixty five in cleveland. Ohio into a devout god fearing christian family. She attended private christian schools and went to church every sunday. Surrounded by discussions of jesus and religion. Schreiner never remembered a time when she wasn't thinking about discussing reading the bible while sherry was a very private person of the information that's known about our comes from her self published books in one titled bible codes revealed the coming. Ufo invasion sherry claimed that she was proclaiming. God's name by the age of two and she was reborn by the age of five however also at that time she developed horrific haunting night terrors which she described in vivid detail sherry wrote. A figure would stand at the foot of my bed and stare at me as i lay trying to sleep. Fear and sheer terror with grip every muscle and bone. I had it was at least seven feet tall dark and evil. I would shrivel under my blankets and pray for it to go away. I did not know what it was other than feeling it was some evil being straight from hell and i certainly did not know what it wanted. Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode please note. Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. But she has done a lot of research for this show. thanks greg. The national sleep foundation explained that night terrors can have several causes including extreme tiredness lack of sleep or stress. It is quite possible that stress of her family's devout contributed to share his night terrors. As a child though. We don't know the specifics of the situation. Perhaps sheri's family put pressure on her to adhere to a specific code of conduct prescribed by their faith sheri's terrors continued to haunt her well into her adolescence as the years passed. She had a revelation. These visions were not some anonymous shadowy figures but evil demons sent by lucifer to kill her. She proclaimed herself lucifer's arch enemy. Though she hid this title from those around her by the age of twelve sherry had read the bible from front to back and was particularly interested. In the book of revelation the final book of the christian bible known for its strange imagery and apocalyptic predictions schreiner was fascinated by the concepts of the end of days and the arrival of the anti christ but despite shriners deep immersion in biblical studies. She hated her religion. She disagreed with much of christianity and brandon herself a nonconformist becoming the black sheep of her family but sherry shifted her biblical prophecy studies to the side while she focused on higher education she dreamed of pursuing a career in television news broadcasting
Bucks developers convert Quakertown trolley barn into market with food, beverage offerings
"Now to upper bucks counting developers have found a niche for a Quaker town project that used a historic landmark as its foundation, Ky. Double USE. Mark Abrams reports. The Trolley Barn public market just opened its doors a few weeks ago in this cove in 19 era, renovating the old industrial Trolley barn built in 18 97, the house, the local trolley that ran through the community. Chris LaBonge, one of the partners of the Trolley Barn, says the more than two years it took to put the project together have been worth it. We have multiple Use for coverage is we have Ah Brewery, a winery distillery, plus numerous different vendors for food and other beverages. LaBonge and his partner, Ian Jeffrey, say the market hasn't upscale field, but the prices aren't Jeffrey says. There's a hometown atmosphere to the market because it's done by two people who live in the community. You don't have to New York coming down and invested in this project and say, Hey, listen, this is the program put it together A B, C and D you never were. We are hands on every day they're trying to make it work, Marc Abrahams K Y. W
Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
"Georgia audit now. Complete the hand count of nearly five million votes reaffirming biden the winner. The first democratic presidential candidate to win the state in nearly thirty years. There was news today about michigan as well where the president lost by about one hundred and forty eight thousand votes. we've now learned. The president has called hit called republican officials in wayne county home to detroit and michigan an eleventh-hour attempt to invalidate votes president trump calling on state. Republicans sleep tonight on your side. History will be on your side. You're conscious side and more knows when you go to meet your maker. Your soul is going to be very very war that along with legal challenges playing out in several states and a public campaign. Alleging voter fraud without evidence here to break it down for us. Chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl jonathan. It is hard to know where to begin with all of the legal challenges that seem to spin each day. Let's backtrack just a little bit in michigan. With the on again off again certification of votes by canvassers in wayne county and the president reaching out to state leaders. Where does all the stand well You know the the these two republican members of the canvassing board had. I said that they were not going to certify the election and they said they agreed to certify it and then we we learned that the president called them directly. You imagine that you are a local local official on a canvassing board In wayne county michigan and your phone rings and it's donald trump the president of the united states. So it's quite a bit of you know it's quite a bit of leverage with president has and he talked to them but the bottom line is they have certified. It's hard to see out. There are no kind of take back. So we accept the wayne county certification just as we accepted every one of our eighty three counties certification as it was properly made in public vote in public meeting And now moving forward and calling on the board of state canvassers to do the same now. The president is also going to be reaching out in meeting with the republican leaders of the state legislature in In michigan Bringing them to the white house for a meeting and this as his legal team is suggesting that maybe the direction they want to go is to go directly to state legislatures to essentially overrule. How their states voted And to send their own electors to the electoral college. American democracy cracked last night. But it didn't break michelle. I gotta say it's it's a it's a crazy idea. It's basically it's talk of nullifying in election. And i and i should point out that even though these republican leaders From michigan or to meet with the president They have both been on record saying that. That is not the way. It works in michigan state. Legislature doesn't simply you know. Look the other way and not do something on its own in the face of what happened On election day but yet here we are and in terms of all of this is any of its seen as any type of interference. We've got a president a sitting president as well as a candidate in an election. Making phone calls as well as meeting with people that are involved directly with the election. Well there's a lot of strange activity is ranging a lot of questions and we also had a One of i think probably the most bizarre press conference. I've ever seen tied to a president. Good afternoon and thank you. Very much for coming guiliani. And the president's legal team held a press conference at the republican national committee headquarters in washington that you know. Frankly i i. I really don't know how to describe it as the except to say it was unhinged and what emerged very quickly is because it's not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number. Isn't there was vast conspiracy talk. President trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and there was a conspiracy that included a the clinton foundation. That could have been mickey mouse. That could have been a dead person even a mention of hugo chavez who died i don't know i think about seven years ago. These people were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witnessed. They couldn't see a thing. It would vary very strange. Strange press conference the real thing you need to know though. Is that the legal cases that have been brought by the by. The trump team are going nowhere. They have lost over and over again and they've been forced to withdraw lawsuits while there quickly running out of time on this and so with where we're at with this giuliani and his briefing in the president. Set to meet with people today from those canvassers in that area where republicans at what's the endgame. Republicans for the most part are saying that the president should be allowed to pursue his legal challenges. A as far as they may go to be proof but they're also not for the most part repeating these crazy allegations and privately. They're saying that they know the president's laws have you seen that. I haven't seen proof yet. How many lives do you think are at risk here if this transition remained stalled. Well look. We've you've heard the projections projections. Are that if nothing fundamentally changes between now and beginning february we're like to lose up to four hundred total of four hundred thousand lives and other one hundred fifty thousand lives but of course we're in the middle of the national health crisis we're in the middle of a pandemic and the world doesn't stop. Stir president-elect what do you think the president is doing. What are americans witnessing here. We choose my words think. They're witnessing an incredible irresponsibility credibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And i think it is and because of the president's refusal to acknowledge What happened in the election. Well i don't know his motive. But i just think it's totally irresponsible. The team of president elect now biden is not getting the briefings. They're not coordinating with the warp speed team on the vaccine. All all the things that are going to have to be carried out by the biden administration They've been stonewalled by by the president's refusal to accept the election
Michael J. Fox retiring again because of health
"The nineteen eighties were good to michael. J. fox the actor shot to fame with roles in the sitcom family ties and the back to the future foods at backup. Don't have enough road to get eighty eight rows row but in nineteen ninety-one age of twenty. Nine fox was diagnosed with early onset. Parkinson's disease in two thousand. He founded the michael j. fox foundation for parkinson's research organization has raised a billion dollars to find a cure through it. All fox found a way to maintain his signature optimism until twenty eighteen when his sunny disposition took a significant hit fox underwent spinal surgery. Then a serious fall that forced him to confront his mortality. He writes about that year in his new book. No time like the future which is out this week and michael. J. fox joins me now. Welcome here tell me about that fall. Well i when dealing with my thirty thirty. Th year outlook parkinson's so that that kind of had handle on been ahead. Spinal tumor had surgery on that and it took me a while to learn how to walk again. I'd barely learn what getting when i of course declared independence until they could walk on my own. And i belong in so i got up. Walk into the kitchen swift flooring shattered my arm and all the dean indignities that was for some reason cutting blow so you as you say you were dealing not only with parkinson's for many years you've just gone through this incredibly dangerous surgery to remove a tumor from your spine. Just spend a moment there for a minute. How serious was that spinal diagnosis in was pretty seriously lifting for a while for a few years. But he's been in a benign and static wasn't doing anything from the dodgers. Just watch that check on every now and then so when the last time that checked on it had grown quite considerably was actually on spinal cord itself which then made Something that Attach because they can't in any way touch her to remove some spinal for when you touch it. But johns hopkins adopted feodor. When's your with me. Discuss the risk. The risk of not doing it where i would be paralyzed by now by as we speak from when win puts me that way i realized yeah and then there you are lying on the floor in your apartment in new york city. Your arm shattered. You'd gone through all of these challenges and gotten through them for the most part right. So where do you think the darkness came from. Why did you so desperately lose that optimism that to become known for some reason it was almost instantaneous last lemon unknown lemonade Unbelie it was angry myself for taking for granted Detention in the in the care they put into my health in my in my life and you know what family Asked me to be careful. When i said don't be careful. Careful careful Carelessly walking too fast and it was two kind of full of pride of of at my might chievements to understand the risks of taking an inadequate To at risk in all the time engine Physical therapists who put me at risk and anti alexander myself I agree as said about how they push china's within a bum. Catchy raised the land myself. They get passes the nothing it was like. I started thinking with the parkinson's community i Optimism tennessee. And i kind of said it'll be okay and and really there are people that had a misery index lot higher needle. Lend me with a broken arm. Bagging car is these are people who've lost lives homes country family children woodward by bam. Who am i to tell them to be have to miss it online on the slowly a rag or i can see why you would be angry but what about scared was scared to well. Isn't that what happened. Was that came out of that. Here that come off the floor and heavily armed fiction which function in a. I would let examined all these things. Fear aging gratitude. Just all of these things came through my mind. And as i made notes on them out for no reason Lebron you're going through something with take contemporaries in alabama a. He's not that. I said let's deceased together into the story of what happened and how i lost and regained my commitment. How might new. Optimism is kind of a little more informed with a little more realistic eating. Be realistic at the same time. You reminded us for those who need to be reminded how precious thing it is to walk. And i found the way that you described your relationship with wheelchairs to be very powerful at one point in the book said that. Unless you know the person who's pushing you can be a very isolating experience in fact you compared yourself to a piece of luggage and then you went on to say that if we could ever just look at each other in the eye we would recognize our shared humanity. And i just want to thank you for that. Because actually i had never thought of that before and those are probably things. I imagine that you for granted at some stage in your life as as being and i talked about that will move momentum me my life and and how i was always moving in in my job is an actor. Energy do stunts or having physical representations of what was happening or as an athlete another good one persona in so. When i look at things i will shares do thing one to have been nail biting person. My whole life into be can't walk in the other thing about being in the chair. Is that for me personally. I'm i'm i'm someone who is easily recognizable. Everybody knows intense speed familiar with and even if they don't know me as a privilege of what i do but when you're unsure you just a piece of luggage and pushing Order hotel something. He's escaped me from point being open to get five bucks in so you just stay in you push Facing the wall can't get into the verbally again. Like you will not have Beings open as they are. They might as well. Apple's own smoke last bubbles. Is that people to be going on with him. Well let's talk about your acting career. The thing that made it so that people recognize you on the street. You've gotten roles in recent years. The didn't hide the fact that you had parkinson's symptoms but actually incorporated that into the role such as louis canning of courses. The lawyer on the tv drama. The good wife with listen to a scene there. I suffer from a condition turtle disconnect asia which is released a funny word for neurological disorder. And it makes me do this. And this i if you just look at me all of us to it so and i won't mind in the book you say that you're ready to accept the your acting career is over to an extent i i laugh in fact it's something surprisingly something to change but yeah the last couple times. I acted i actually. I haven't played warners again anyway. Resume lines difficulty for some reason. Always been some interesting. Even with. I look at her family. Ties scripted from five minutes Show and i just said they photographic memories Position where i didn't know struggling with the lines Lear capital in time in hollywood going off assessing what. What is the deal. But unlike him in that movie. Who's parading himself really angry when i found myself in that position. I said i'll gable. This isn't working so maybe we'll find some other way to do it or not. Do you also say you may be done with gulf another thing that you've loved. How is it letting these things go or acknowledging that it might be time soon to let them go. Insights about acceptance and gratitude and acceptance. Part of it is what is accepted into circuit. That is what liz i can deal with that. An investing came endeavor to change it. But if you don't accept the and be more blog that be cranny of your life Adjusted so. I accepted the fact that i assume golf club too hard. I fall down in a like boohoo. I'm falling nanosecond. Only now therefore i don't put myself in that position again fall down on but maybe one day i'll be treated in a way or find some way to get so. I don't fall down in the gulf again. I'll be grateful for it. It's just a matter. Is that come compartmentalizing really. It's taking inventory seeing where that fits in your life and the losses that have had are more than compensated for by my family my friends by the role habit in the parsis communities it change to relationships with people on the street to how much i enjoy reading how much film much writing is less to joe you live. I'm speaking with michael j. fox whose new book is called no time like the future and optimists considers mortality and michael. Similar listening to this may have just been diagnosed with parkinson's and that could be very frightening for them as you. Well know in fact you become an ambassador of sorts. For for folks with parkinson's what's your message to people who've just recently been diagnosed as i was talking to manually. Today's few was just diagnosed in like me was diagnosed. Daytona nine Items that was twenty nine years ago. So i did. I said for you. Being diagnosed a twenty nine means for sure no doubt bank on it. Better write it down. It will be here in your lifetime. And how much credit can the fox foundation take for that. I will take not moods. It'd be happy happened. We we are the largest funded research in private sector but never a mission. Our mission is we have a thing. When we first started we about how to structure foundation dissimilar brought up endowments down like e bala money said on this again and said we won't be doing that. Come to go out so we operated on then in the set aside purely motive. Where would you do it. It's your model that each is trying to get this work done as quickly as we can for people in. It's been so yeah. Optimism is is a driver knows every night. You because because there's no sense doing something again at least argue for michael j. fox thank you so much. Be well you to
Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science
"A huge telescope in Puerto Rico that's been featured in films like the James Bond movie goldeneye is slated to be shut down the National Science Foundation says it will close the telescope at the renowned Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico it's considered a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it for celestial observations the thousand foot wide radio telescope drew ninety thousand visitors year as long served as a training ground for hundreds of graduate students in August a cable broke and tore up one hundred foot hole in the reflector dish and damage the dome above it then in November a steel cable snapped causing further damage and the telescope is considered to be at serious risk of collapse I'm Jennifer king
Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science
"The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope at the renowned are Cibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It's a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The foundation says. It's just too dangerous to keep operating the single dish Radio telescope. Given the significant damage it recently sustained in August and auxiliary cable broke and tour 100 ft hole in the reflector dish and damaged the dome above it. Then, a couple of weeks ago, one of the telescopes, main steel cable snapped.
Iconic Arecibo Observatory faces demolition due to damage
"The search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life is about to suffer a loss. The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope that's operated for 57 years. At an observatory in Puerto Rico used by scientists worldwide, contributing to Nobel Prize winning research and featured in at least two movies, the agency says snapped cables and recent structural damage make it too dangerous to continue operating. The 1000 FT wide dish,
Bill Gates says U.S. failure to contain coronavirus 'mind-blowing'
"Co founder Bill Gates says it's quote, mind blowing that the United States hasn't Dunmore to slow the spread of the Corona virus. Speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy form the co founder of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. Did highlight some progress being made on covert 19 vaccines. The on Lee thing they've done well is they funded more R and D not just for US based companies, but for companies around the world, including a lot of these European constructs. And you know that was a good thing that was Ah, favorite to the world. The rest of it. The U. S is sort of the back of the pack The diagnostic work. We did the messaging. Even today, the messaging is reaching a new level of incoherence. Mr. Gates added. It's too soon to say whether Kobe 19 will be fully eliminated.
12 million Americans set to lose jobless aid day after Christmas
"Learning. Millions of Americans out of work in the pandemic will lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas. That's when two cares. Act programs run out the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides jobless aid to freelance and gig workers, the Century foundation says that would affect 7.3 million Americans, Another 4.6 million face being dropped from pandemic emergency unemployment compensation benefits. Border. Matt Piper says stimulus negotiations have stalled on
Can unemployment insurance be fixed?
"Thirty eight days a little bit more than a month gets you to the day. After christmas and the expiration of most of the federal unemployment programs that were passed last spring in the cares. Act that in and of itself is not good economic news. Neither to is the reality that there are no negotiations happening right now. In congress on more relief democrats and republicans aren't even talking and so according to research out today from the century foundation twelve million people who are out of work in this economy are thirty eight days from losing their benefits. Marketplace's nancy marshall genzer explains what that's gonna mean for them and for us without a deal. December twenty six will be a grim day for unemployed workers and a us economy andrew stenner with a century foundation. Says it's like twelve million workers and their spending power will fall off a cliff. Even if you thought you had ten eleven twelve nine weeks left. You won't get those weeks. You get cut off that exact week. Benefits for gig. Workers and the self-employed are ending as is federal. Help for most people who've exhausted their state benefits stettler says black workers in the service sector will be hit especially hard since so many of those businesses have closed. Kimberly austin is a black artist. Who lost her job. As a face painter at legoland near san diego she wants federal action now. The should not eat a political joke to anybody. This makes no sense. Austin has been getting by on two hundred eighty five dollars a week in unemployment. she's uninsured and the inhalers she needs for her. Asthma cost. Two hundred dollars jason. ye doesn't have health insurance either. He's an accountant in los angeles. Who was laid off last june. He's been living on four hundred fifty dollars a week plus his savings. The cliff will be bad because eventually with no benefits. Then you know it'll be a hundred percent savings. He says savings will run out in february. He could tap into a retirement account but he's only fifty five. That means an early withdrawal penalty at penalty waiver in the cares act also expires at the end of the year.
The Foundation: Closing the Technical Skills Gap
"That there are so many people who don't have the access to these programs they don't have the mentorship it's been there. It's not that it didn't exist before people knew it. People 'specially felted in we're experiencing it but now it's out there and there is a stronger effort to kind of eliminate that gap. What kind of programs do you see out there. What kind are you funding. That might help make them. More diverse workforce such an important area of investment and really hard problem to tackle. Can you two examples sensitive other end of the spectrum on the workforce in the spectrum. You as we've suggested especially in a time of kobe. Social capital matters when you need to get a job when you need to connect To someone in house to submit your resume to ask for an interview social capital's one of the top indicators of whether you will in fact get that job and for many of the populations that we serve. This just doesn't exist and we're seeing a lot of interesting pilots again. Around building that social capital building. Networks to siltation mentorship at that allows for individuals to really build their social capital that will enable them to both get in the door and move up once there and having networks to support them along the way. It's absolutely critical on an thrilled to see so many funders now starting real investments in this space on the other end of the spectrum. Something i'm deeply passionate about k. Twelve computer science education. We know that the majority of these technology roles today had access to computer science education and high school. We know that if you work at all chances are you had computer. Science education at high school in what we now know is that computer. Science is offered only in those districts that can afford it and if you look at the maps of reporting we're seeing even in the last year despite huge advances in k. twelve cs education. What we now knows. The majority of schools in the united states the majority in twenty twenty still do not offer one computer science course. The number one predictor of whether an individual go into technology career or not and we simply have to fix that but we have to reframe the conversation around diversity equity technology around early interventions early education and leveling the playing field k twelve level. We the foundation have done this investment in teach for america working in the hardest to reach the codes in the country training in place in computer science teachers in those markets in bringing computer science coursework and rigor to schools that otherwise. Have it but we have a lot of work to do here in. And i you know we talk about diversity intact for the last ten years now. This is felt like the issue is your and i just hope that we can move to a place where we understand that early. Interventions are absolutely critical. If we are ever to see the needle move on this what do you think the problem is. I mean as as you said we've been talking about this for a decade. Is
"american foundation" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Is the ninth Tropical Storm to hit the continental United States this year. That hasn't happened since 2016. Five of the largest wildfires in California's history are still burning, California Governor Gavin Newsom says So far this year 3.6 million acres have burned in the state, most of those in several lightning strikes in mid August. Currently 27 large fires are burning and 23,000 people remain evacuated from their homes. Monsters Jessica Rosen fall 26 people have died in the California wildfires in 6400 Structures of bird. Federal government but turning to execute a condemned killer. On Wednesday, William Emmett Lacroix scheduled to be lethal, Lee, injected for the murder of a Georgia nurse in 2000 won. His attorneys are trying to stop the execution with several legal appeals. Another federal execution is set for Thursday. NFL football has arrived in Las Vegas. The Raiders roll the dice and score a victory in their Vegas debut. There's car looking for Waller never scored easier touchdown. All courtesy of ESPN. Derek Carr connects with Darren Waller on fourth and goal for the go ahead touchdown in the third quarter. Part of 24 unanswered points for the Raiders car would finish with three touchdown passes on the night Waller with 103 receiving yards as the Las Vegas Raiders when their inaugural home game in a Legion stadium over the New Orleans Saints 34 to 20 for the Raiders, now to an O on the season, while the Saints dropped one and one man Napolitano Fox named Jack Callahan. This is now the American Foundation for suicide. Mentions mission is to save lives and bring hope to those.
"american foundation" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"American foundation for suicide prevention and the Jed foundation the commission society of Minnesota weather center partly cloudy across the mature this evening with lows tonight in the late teens then tomorrow morning the clouds for the afternoon and highs in the upper twenties a light snow is possible tomorrow night into Friday I'm meteorologist Ashley o'connor on Twin Cities news talk able and thirty year currently it's twenty Thursday morning on justice Andrew will get you the latest numbers out of Iowa as the caucus results continue to trickle in I will tell you why the Minnesota state fair fired all of its police officers plus Katie Pavlich from fox news at eight thirty five justice injure live in local six to nine Twin Cities news talk you are entering the freedom the state of the union is stronger than it has ever been according to trump last night in one of the best speeches of his presidency will break all of it down for you and also and expected acquittal in the Senate from the sham impeachment plus huge job numbers for trump and no results yet from Iomega lines Tigers and bears oh my coming up on the Buck Sexton show he is the second show your mission is to really matters intelligence make no mistake box six and show began he's a great now I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been.
"american foundation" Discussed on Wash FM 97.1
"But if there if it doesn't seem like there's an immediate risk or crisis moment you can always encourage someone who may be struggling to seek out mental health treatment there is no shame in taking care of your mental health and seeing a mental health care professional here just says if we weren't feeling good physically we would call a doctor go and take care of our physical health and we want to make sure that we're creating a culture and supporting one another in a way that we encourage others when they may not be feeling their best mentally to also be comfortable enough to go out and seek treatment for their mental health and be proactive in taking care of oneself yeah and and by the way a follow up this was a little more than a year ago this person's doing fine alcohol that's so good to hear still check up if I haven't seen them in awhile I still check up and it's it's all it's all good now all that's great that's good and then and I said I sent a recording of our last interview as well. I heard that they listened to it. also a little bit about A. F. S. P. the American foundation for suicide prevention absolutely so we are the leaders in the fight against suicide we are a national organization we have representation in chapters in all fifty states we are fast growing and we are here with a mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide and there are four key areas of interest I'd that we really focus on in order to achieve our mission and that is one that we are the largest private funder of suicide prevention research which is so incredibly vital Hey and finding out you know why do people die by suicide because of we can answer that question we know that we can intervene and save lives on the front end and from that research we also develop suicide prevention educational programming that we deliver through our chapter level at no cost to the community and that's really and thanks to you he's out of the darkness walk that I know that we're going to talk about but we bring educational programs resources as well as loss in healing services to the community as well because we know that survivors of suicide lost they need caring and support it's a very complicated type of grief so we definitely want to show support to that community and then the fourth area of interest that we work on is also advocacy efforts where we work with our legislators at the national state and local levels to pass laws that we believe will save lives I'm Bernie Lucas we're talking with Ellen Shannon director of the national capital every chapter of the American foundation for suicide prevention and bodhi from big one hundred is here were we're talking about events that are coming up he's part of it that's an incredible statistic that we started with that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US get more than war right it is a more them war natural disasters and homicides combined. which when I first learned that statistic I was in complete shock Jonathan kidding me right in buying. so what can we do about it and one of the things is the out of the darkness walks so you've got one coming up and bowed he's going to be part of this we do we have we've got a few coming up we actually had to already in September we've had our Manassas and loud and walks but still to come we've got the Fairfax out of the darkness walk which is going to be October fifth of veterans amphitheater insanity that is a Saturday and thirty will be there with us with his walk team and it's going to be a great day it's a beautiful event beautiful vango lots to do not you can learn about a ton of resources in the community that can help you can connect with other walkers learn other people's stories of why they walk because so many people are affected by suicide in so many different ways it's a great opportunity just to bring this issue out of the darkness and into the light and create that community of support and a culture that smart about mental health we're gonna be at the veterans amphitheater in Fairfax yeah this is gonna be my first time at one of these events Allen can you explain the framework of the day what's the day look like lot of people ask that question because they don't know what to expect when you go to a suicide prevention walk and it's actually a day filled with lots of hope lots of people lots of things to do when you first arrive you'll check in at our registration area and then you can get your T. shirts are your honor beads all of.
"american foundation" Discussed on KGO 810
"You by harmless harvesting the American foundation for suicide prevention now more of their stint on KGO eight good afternoon I'm Pat thirst and well as promised I do you want to return us to the conversation we were having in the last hour it has to do with our children the way we're rearing our children and their mental health the fact the kids don't get outside they're not allowed to play on their own they're constantly supervised it seems and I know there are exceptions and I also know the parents care about this that we want to be able to do the best thing for our kids what were freaked out we're so afraid that there is danger of foot everywhere they may go by themselves that we imagine in our heads the very worst scenarios possible and then we want to protect them from those scenarios in the process of doing that though we may be hurting our kids we're not allowing them to grow we're not allowing them to be on their own to gain independence day you can't give them independence when they're two years old obviously but as they grow and as they show responsibility we should be broadening the parameters that we've established for them and that happens in a variety of ways but one of the ways it happens is to let him go outside to let him go down to see their friends without you taking them there let them walk let them walk to school let them walk home from school you know I always think that it's better to have kids in groups I do think that there's much more safety in numbers but to let them do this to let them go to the park and play with their friends but parks in the bay area the ones that I've experienced lately I don't feel like they're safe places for kids to go they're supposed to be you know parks are established to for our benefit but they've been taken over by others who want to control the turf there they want to be there it could be people were calling from Oakland and San Leandro telling me that there's a gang presence at at parks well I don't want my kids to be in the vicinity where there's gang activity especially if it's violent gangs or gangs that are and then dealing drugs I don't want them to be in a place where there's drug use that's going on and that's what I've seen in the part closest to the station here I've seen people actually shooting up in the park themselves and then nodding off maybe sleeping there I also do see a large homeless presence in the park and that makes it an unsuitable place for our children to go and to play to engage in the activities that we think are going to be helpful to them so we're going to be where we go where's it going to happen there may be a solution of that there's a couple of organizations there are a couple of organizations here in the bay area that have cropped up to address some of this concern we also have problems that we may be able to address within the schools that our kids are attending so when we come back I'll tell you what's going on in the schools even as school is beginning now in the bay area my kids start school tomorrow most of you your kids have already gone back to school which I think is way too early but let me tell you what's up what has been reported to me by some listeners about new policies at the schools that I think are contributing to the problems that we've been talking about eighty eighty a tennis our telephone number will get your calls and I'll give you this new information as soon as we come back you're listening to KGO their stint on KGO eight ten.
"american foundation" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"American foundation for suicide prevention believes everyone deserves treatment and successful care for any mental health challenge July's minority mental health awareness month you can learn more it A. F. S. P. dot org slash NJ walks that's A. F. S. P. dot org slash NJ walks right now you can get both sprint unlimited plan and the all new Samsung galaxy S. Tenney included for just thirty five dollars per month per line for five lines all you need is approved credit and an eighteen month lease no trade in required business prince doors dot com or call eight hundred sprint one fifty dollars a month after sixty twenty five with ready to play with the two bills are canceled really to me about some of the basic after six thirty twenty thirty two dollars a month for one one of eighty two keepers Asian traditions becomes usual restrictions by Hey it's Dennis Malloy you heard me talk about Trinity rehab have you been bothered by something that's been hurting you for some time then fix what's wrong and go out and enjoy the nice weather Trinity rehab can help you are just a number or worse you don't just get exercises and the therapist walks away Trinity we have is interested in your recovery and works with you as a team they have the key pad machine which most places don't even happy Pat is acoustic pressure wave therapy it helps break down scar tissue and get rid of information quicker it worked on my back and worked on my shoulder it's used for neck pain tennis elbow lower back pain you name it problem solved after only three five minute sessions no prescription needed to get started so give yourself the gift of finally being pain free to it now so you can go out and enjoy the nice weather Trinity rehab with locations in east Brunswick Hamilton Howell Marlton Matawan Middletown Somerville Somerset Toms River whiting clock me touching me now open now open in Livingston and their brick location has relocated to.
"american foundation" Discussed on KGO 810
"Ten and the American Foundation for suicide prevention are proud to present the overnight lock in San Francisco Saturday, June eighth. Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Each year, suicide claims more lives than warmer, and natural disasters combined yet, suicide prevention doesn't receive anywhere near the funding other leading causes of death. Together, we can change the coversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life. Get details about the San Francisco, walk cagey, aradio dot com. You're listening to the John Batchelor show. Now, more of the John Batchelor show bachelor cagey eight ten. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor. Show pipeline politics dominating our European allies.
"american foundation" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"So just by the way, all it's all on the CDC website centers for disease control consult that there's a whole measles section there. And so you can read about what I was saying here about what what you're what can. Gory you're in and whether you should go get your immunity checked or take the vaccine. So we have a call. And also I want to circle back after we take the call because I think we should address veterans as sort of a special topic, if you don't mind. Yup. With that. Sure. Yeah. Okay. So this is Ben Benson Alabama ban. Go ahead. Oh, I always call him in because I've thought it was a big thing for me. I'll had an accident about four years ago. And I was a fool, you know, adult males. It was housing. And then and one not I became a pair of please and re mental Pol that can take on the person, you know, there's a lot of exterior things will marriage is all because I came a pair of placing and the process they go through a traumatic experience having to them a lot of times, they're not very vocal. And they don't know how to come out and say, I'm going to this struggle. But what I was hoping to do is maybe health and some topics way. And I don't know about my subdue that that's what I was telling the gentlemen before is that kinda wanna do my part. I express it people who have like a major injury or something traumatic happens to them. I think. Not not one hundred percent. Correct. What else hold this participate prepare play the exist? How like in the forties or fifties suicide, and I felt like that was too high. So I'll call this is not no. Though apologize. I think aside from a certain Jay has something for you. But once you get a website together and start pumping it on social media C, see who, you know, somebody something you guys will find each other. It's you know, bales. What's that buddy? He's asking me to put my information out. I don't mind I try to offer as many people who are something similar obvious. Kind of just let them know that it does get better. Building community around something like that could be extremely powerful. But Dr J taco head. I totally agree with you, Dr drew, you know, what we're seeing is. And thank you for sharing your story. Tune so sorry about the trauma you've been through that that kind of thing obviously happen to you and happens to so many people, and there is a shared bond when you can find community, even if it's not the exact same type of injury, but at trauma that is life changing like that. And and coming together is is truly empowering it's one of the mazing things about social media. And there's a lot of downside, but the ability to connect, and you know, when you see these these blogs and posts where people are actually rather than turning into haters. They are supporting each other and encouraging other congratulating each other for for taking that step for sharing. I mean, it's a really incredible thing. I I find that community American Foundation for suicide prevention for him. Well, definitely I mean, you can find your local chapter of Athas P, and they would welcome you in and find a way for you to contribute possibly to speak about your experiences. You know to volunteer at a community walk. If you go to FSP dot org. You can find.
"american foundation" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Brought up measles on my last podcast. And I just want to just break down a couple of things that we should be reminding everyone, of course, children should get to live attenuated vaccines. If you kids have had those vaccines and they've been available since the nineties, essentially, you're fine prior to that seventies and eighties. You probably ought to have the immunity documented with a blood test. If that's sort of a you talk to your doctor about that. If you were born seventies sixties late fifties. You really must get your immunity documented with a blood test. I personally was born in that fifty seven to sixty three window when we didn't get adequate the kind of XI's really wasn't designed to last a lifespan release. It hasn't turned out that way. So I. Retook the vaccine three days ago, and I may get a second ones on the healthcare provider healthcare providers supposed to get to vaccines. He and any question will get the vaccine, it's harmless. It doesn't hurt obviously pregnant women to be careful people on steroids immune diseases, those things talk to your doctor, no matter what talk to your physician, but we need to be vaccinated because although people can look at these outbreaks that were having recently and say, oh, just five cases. Just twenty cases. It's localized. Yes. An outbreak is defined by a change in the distribution of disease in location, and temporarily mean all of a sudden change in one location over its specified period of time. Could be three cases could be five cases could be five thousand cases. It's the change that we jump on outta democ. It's an outbreak. Measles is so contagious. You literally somewhat means can walk through the produce department of the grocery store, you could walk through a couple of hours later, you will get it. You will get it. If you're not properly immunized by greatest fear is that's gonna get into the homeless popular. Action. If it does this is going to be a massive massive problem and as the viral load in the community rises, even people with partial immunity will not be able to keep off this disease..
"american foundation" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You know, speaking their their voice and their experience, and and providing insights into this major public health crisis of suicide, but over the last few years people with their own what's called lived experience of suicide attempts or any kind of mental health struggle really are coming to the fore, and you know, we're hosting panels of the voices of people with lived experience on Capitol Hill, and in the White House and all over the place for clinicians and researchers for policymakers, and that's. That's really a game changer. If you think about every other kind of major shifts that happened with an especially with stigmatized health issues, you know, aids HIV even cancer back in the day required that kind of advocacy, and so, you know, one of the thing I want to mention is that we have something that goes on every year that anyone can come out and check check out and kind of join the sort of advocacy movement, or at least just see what's going on. And these are are overnight walks. We also have community out of the darkness walks. But the overnight walk is special and they're actually coming up. One is in San Francisco was in Boston. Third and Boston June eight the night in San Francisco, I alerted the the the audience to that. So great. There's still time to register at the overnight dot org, and that that is an awesome way to if you're just wanna cut a dip, your tone, the water and see what it's all about. And feel the empowerment there's this incredible freedom and and shared bond that you get when you're around people who are willing to come out and really like literally step out of the darkness and into the light about these issues that are so common. They're really I mean, they're just part of the human experience truly these are all words that use a lot and reducing stigma empowerment contact advocacy, self efficacy. And and they just happen to be good things for your mental health. Also. Two. Show your love. Now, what would just graph podcast one? And right now, the former winner of the amazing race is getting all the details of this season by calling up players that get eliminated each week for some juicy. Many interviews. Download new episodes of.
"american foundation" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You know, you can of course, if you're the parent, you're going to want to lead them than to mental health professional at least to their pediatrician at that point, depending on the relationship, you can at least encourage them that take the stigma out of seeking help especially from a mental health professional talk about it. If you've had there before things like that. We're doing a pretty good job with Stig. My no one's very concerned about that. But in most particular people, anyway, I think that the celebrities talking about their own therapies and naming their traditions and things I think about a long lot the when I started practicing medicine, it's a lot different now. But there are certain populations. It's still resist resist resist. Yeah. And and you know, there's kind of layers to it as well. I totally agree. And it's it's an amazing thing that like stigma has gone down so much and attitudes have opened up. We did a Harris poll at the American Foundation for suicide prevention found that ninety four percent of Americans feel that mental health is equally or more important in their lives than their physical health. So all these things, but what what I'm seeing is that that doesn't necessarily translate into knowing what to do kind of like, the finer points of mental health literacy, and how to live it out and really kind of walk the walk. Let's talk about the. Well, how do you wanna proceed? My next story instinct is going to the. Conditions associated with suicide. I can't I don't think we can avoid that. Yeah. Go ahead. You start that topic? Sure. Well, we know that they're a number of risk factors that are pretty prominent and sort of the most common ones, the the key. Takeaway with suicide risk is that there isn't any one cause for suicide it you could say that mental health conditions or mental health struggles are sort of a necessary but insufficient risk factor. Because of course, thank goodness there. One in four Americans have a mental health condition, and the vast majority don't die by suicide. Don't even attempt, you know, may never struggle with suicidal thoughts. So there have to be other conditions that come into play. I mean among the mental health condition. Genetics play significant. Absolutely. Oh my goodness. Yes. I mean, there are more. The science is really shining a light on genetics not only for mental health problems. But even for suicides the civically. Yep. And certain medication or even certain conditions there things that can be associated with suicidality. We don't think about as being associated with with that. Well, that's right. I mean, for example, chronic pain, and even just general chronic medical conditions win that when the person begins to suffer, you know, with depression with hopelessness, the heart disease, chronic pain, autoimmune condition, many of the person's mental health down, whether they have, you know, genetic.
"american foundation" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Sleep, chronic pain. You know, all and and also the shifting things that are going on in our lives at all times. All of that actually has to do with and feeds into a suicide risk assessments to the average person to if they're around someone who is heavy suicidal thoughts. Right. Well, you know, a lot of education now is going on as you probably know with things like mental health first-aid at the American Foundation for suicide prevention, we have a program called talk saves lives that in a thirty sixty minute impersonal program. We actually teach people the basics of what is the science. Tell us that that risk warning signs what constitutes preventive actions. And then we say every person has a role to play in preventing suicide. So it's not just relegated to mental health professionals or even just the health system period. Go that looks like. Yeah. Well, okay. So let's say that I mean, you can think of any any type of relationship, but let's say that you're a parent, and you're worried about a teen child in your home. You know mean that's a very very specific situation and one where I think a lot of us with teenagers pr-. Probably have have felt like, you know, how do we tell the difference between normal teenage angst and win something becomes much more serious in terms of suicide risk. And of course, with the teen rate of suicide going up, we do need to be much more vigilant. But you know, the main thing is to open up a caring conversation where the person is allowed to talk and to talk about what they're actually experiencing inside. So sometimes as parents and whatever role, you know, spouse sibling, co worker friend. It's not we haven't necessarily been trained with active listening skills about how to create that safe space and encourage the person to open up and explain what it is. They're viewing experiencing and they're not going to put it in mental health terms necessarily. They're going to be talking about the the feelings the stressors there under the situation. You know, we live our lives in. It's always pinned to the situation that we're in whether it's work stress or financial. Dress or relationships, but the key thing is really getting them to talk. Listening carefully for indications that again, they're not gonna put it out on a silver platter for you. But if they start talking about feeling overwhelmed trapped or especially like their feeling like a burden on other people. That's one of the great cognitive distortions of the suicidal mind. Is that people actually believe that their loved ones in the world would be better off without them. And again, they're not gonna put it that way necessarily. But you might get little glimpses that that's how they're feeling to that point. That's what I know. You very serious trouble. Yes. Exactly. And you know, so at that point, I think it is fine for people to ask their loved ones does use their language. You're telling me about the stress going on, you know, at school or with that situation with the bully at work, whatever it is. Does it ever get so bad that you think of ending your life? And if they say. Yes. That had I have had that thought. Then again, don't shut it down and call nine one one unless they are in the act of harming themselves. Let them talk probe it further realized that suicidal thoughts are actually fairly common like as in one in five high school students in a twelve month period is having pretty serious suicidal thoughts. Most of them do not go on to act and to attempt but them being able to talk about it may actually help them feel a sense of hope feel that somebody now knows and cares about them..
"american foundation" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"There's plenty of weight nine there's plenty of ways for families defined a system that works for them. And I think just the simple fact that you're aware of the issue and thinking about it is a step in the right direction to the great irony recently that we've seen with with. I guess. Flattery is what does that say about any of them? Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. What we have sent us. Not really this isn't really imitation. But what we've seen is gun control groups like moms demand action getting project child safe locks from the local police department, and then like packaging them with their anti-gun, literature and distributing those. And like taking pictures and being proud of it and we've had to go back to our love. We're sparring to say, you know, that's not really what this is about. Right. Like, we we appreciate that. They care about safety. And it's pretty ironic because here's a group that's funded by a multi-billionaire. And we say all the time, you know, the the gun control groups, I don't have any programs. They just you know, they don't they don't actually do anything. They don't have a gun say any gun safety initiatives, and one of the reasons child safe is I think so successful. And why this American Foundation for suicide prevention is approached us is you know, as the industry, we have we have licensed to talk to gun owners. Right. They'll listen to us. Right. Many. If if a gun control group, you know, hands out a lock it's going to, you know, they don't they don't want to lock on a gun. They don't want the gun. Right. Like, they say get the gun. They should be guns in the house. But. The American Foundation for suicide prevention like, you know. You know, we need you got we need your help to communicate to gun owners. How do we communicate to gun owners? How do we get? This message across without offending them. Or turning them off, you know? So that they will listen to the message, you know. And so that's why I think that program is acceptable. And we'll be successful. It's a good one. We've taken up Tony your time. That's all right. We have a thing called concludes. Tiverton the conclusion you wanna throw it. It's not mandatory. You don't need to do it concluded that was good conversations could spend time with you. We got to visit very briefly in New Hampshire at that conference. But. But that's the first time we've really had a chance to have a conversation. So I welcome spun does your concluded. Yeah. I'm gonna reciprocate with mica, computer. A really glad you were able to take time walk through a lot of the stuff. I think we've covered a lot of things that are probably pretty unfamiliar. Yeah. That's all. We ain't nobody nobody knows the tenth or they know a tenth of what you guys do and the other nine there's also the problem with this stuff. You think you know? And you realize there's a little more to it. Yeah. Yeah. And we have a great great group of people that work at the national shooting sports foundation really passionate about what we do. And dedicated to serving our members, and we're really proud of our.
"american foundation" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"And American Foundation for suicide prevention and United survivors to help create the nation's first set of national guidelines for workplace suicide prevention, there's no escaping the fact anymore that workplaces are impacted clearly by mental health issues. I think that's been on the table for a while. But even within the conversations of mental health suicide is often skipped over because it's so daunting to people, but people can't deny any more that. It's working people primarily that are dying by suicide. Many of these people are working or were just recently terminated or have a family member who's working so workplaces can make a huge difference in this area of public health approaches to suicide prevention, so we're just starting that we've been doing a summer of listening and gathering resources and information strategy and again that'll happen. That'll come out later this year. So we all players to get on board. It sounds good. The you mentioned earlier that you know, when you were talking about the international aspect of things are you taking leads from other countries what they're doing. Absolutely. So when it comes to the workplace guidelines, for example, Canada has had a set of psychological safety standards, which is encompassed suicide prevention and goes beyond they've had those for almost a decade now. Australia also has huge leader in innovation around where play suicide prevention they have a program called mates in construction has been operating for upwards of of. Twenty years, and they have return on investment studies. They have you know, infiltrated a good Tunc of the population of their whole country. I mean, they're just doing remarkable work. And so they really are models for us when I look at some of the Asian countries that have had decreases and their suicide rates hardly any work at all is being done around the house. They're focused almost entirely on reducing access to lethal means in some of the countries it's pesticide and some of the other countries. It's charcoal. Do sing access to leap a means. And the second strategy that they've found hugely successful is partnering with the media and having the media, Sarah, different types of stories around aside, less glamorizing romanticizing and far less talking about the means and those two strategies together have produced some significant drops. And right interesting. How very Sally. Thank you again for joining us..
"american foundation" Discussed on WRVA
"Guide mining its cat Simon. What's going on around Richmond, always wonderful things and wonderful guest. Hi, guys, everybody who you are. And who you're with my name is Shirley Ramsey. And I am the founding board member of the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for suicide prevention of welcome and Sarah. And I'm Kevin skeleton. I'm with the field suicide awareness and prevention coalition. Wow. You guys have teamed up together doing some great things. And you know, we it's very top of mind right now, this whole subject, and I think it's really a good time to get some more information because more and more people seem to be affected by suicide or thoughts of suicide. I thank you for your work itself. Important. So tell me what you guys do. Well, how I got here today is I also serve on the coalition for the Chesterfield suicide. Prevention? Coalition, and I we partner with them. Right. And we actually worked together on an event that is sponsored by the American Foundation for suicide prevention sore, okay, and the coalition really gathered together in Chesterfield to kind of bring a lot of the different resources that were trying to raise awareness for suicide on their own and brought them together as a coalition so he can team together to try to raise that awareness in a much more powerful way. Well, I think that's a great idea. Now, what are you guys doing right now? What's going on? We've got survivor day, which is the international survivors of suicide loss day coming up on November seventeenth. Mound occasions that that will happen at and show. He's got some history about about that day. Yes. Please. Please. Let me know what that's about. That is Saturday November seventeenth is that correct? That's correct. Okay. And it's actually international. Wow. And it's a day that we hold once a year when people are affected by suicide gather around the world and events in their local communities to try to find comfort for suicide from suicide loss and gain an understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Wow, that's amazing. And that it's going on all across the world at the same time. And what are your locations for this? We have one in in Chesterfield at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church unluck slain, and that's going to happen on that Saturday from ten to one. All right. And then you said is there? Another location locally. Yes. We have another one at Bon air Baptist church at the village, which is a pilot church of Bon air Baptist. It is actually held in the West End of Henrico on Paterson avenue. Wow. And boy about the times for that that will be from eleven to two thirty. So what happens? At the event. Tell me what people can expect that show up. Generally, we'll have a couple of speakers someone who has experienced loss and kind of talk about their story. We also may have someone who talks about grief. So they can address the griefs perspective as well. Then the the American Foundation for suicide prevention has a documentary and will view that then we'll break up into small groups where we can talk a little bit more and let each of the individuals talk about their story of loss. And it's really in that time where we it's really powerful to to see how people realize that they're not alone in to just by talking about their situation or their loved one. It really really helps to heal begin that healing process. And and the fact that they're not alone that there's others there that are going through that loss. I think it's it's healthy to be able to be in a safe environment to talk about that grief. And maybe that guilt. I mean, all those emotions stem you. Absolutely. Yes. I you know, started the survivor day in Richmond. I guess five years ago, and it was one of the things that we were pretty much required to do. Order to form the Virginia chapter for AFS AFSPC. And I found it personally personally to be very life changing because I lost my son in two thousand ten he was sixteen years old and setting up this event was so well supported by AFSPC, they gave us all the things to do to get it sat up and what I found out that bringing people together who've been through that particular loss. It's a loss that surrounded by stigma, right? And it's difficult for pill to be able to share their feelings or talk about it, and whatever I have experiences the more. I share my story the more. I talk about it. It helps other people because it brings connections to the loss, and it provides support for one another and do you feel like that that helps you continue your healing process? Yes. Absolutely. We call it a grief journey, right? And it's been eight years since I lost my son. And it's amazing how being a part of this program in some of the other programs that we do have really helped me to heal and to find hope, and I'm sure it's a process it just doesn't go away overnight. I am sorry for your lies about you. And then I lost my son seven years ago. One is Mark. I I'd come to one of these events three years ago. I'd seen it advertised in a I went to to help because I received a lot of help myself and. Shown to be there with other parents or other loved ones just to kind of provide some support. And that's where I met those from the coalition event some of the coalition members there, and that's how I got connected to the coalition itself. And so this will be my fourth one of these events and just really looking forward to it again just to provide that support that that people are looking for. They just need a place to talk in place that safe. So it's helped you as well as you've gone to your Turney. Yes. Oh, definitely. And you guys can definitely speak from experience that I mean, so people don't definitely aren't gonna fill loan because you know, what you're talking about. And how they're feeling. Absolutely. It's amazing how you can come full circle in that journey journey and to be able to help others because some people just close off, you know, I find that so sad. I do you guys discuss warning signs and things like that to families or is this mainly for the survivors. To come to our can anybody come if they may be are just worried about it, maybe in their own family, and and want to be prepared. Well, what we have found out that is when people have lost someone to suicide it it can bring feelings. You know to them that are difficult to deal with when you're dealing with grief and loss, and it just really does help those people that too may become at risk. Okay. And it gives them the support and a fellowship of knowing that they're not alone. And it it really it does I've seen so many people say this is something I've had a very hard time talking about and being able to be in a room with a group of people who've been through the same thing is very comforting. So it is open to the public though, definitely is open to the public mainly for people who have suffered a small loss. The the most relevant for them. And then we have other events where we could talk about prevention and awareness in things as well. So okay. So if somebody wants to get more information or perhaps join your cause there to help out in any way. How would they go about doing that? Well, you can.
"american foundation" Discussed on WRVA
"And who your wet my name is Shirley Ramsey. And I am the founding board member of the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for suicide prevention of welcome and Sarah. And I'm Kevin skeleton. I'm with Chesterfield suicide awareness and prevention coalition. Wow. You guys have teamed up together doing great things, and you know, we it's very top of mind right now, this whole subject, and I think it's really a good time to get some more information because more and more people seem to be affected by suicide or thoughts of suicide. So I thank you for your work itself. Important. So tell me what you guys do. Well, how I got here today is I also serve on the coalition for the Chesterfield suicide prevention. Coalition, and I we partner with them. Right. And we actually worked together on an event that is sponsored by the American Foundation for suicide prevention. Sure, okay. And the coalition gathered together in Chesterfield to kind of bring a lot of the different resources that were trying to raise awareness for suicide on their own and brought them together as a coalition so he can team together to try to raise that awareness in a much more powerful way. Well, I think that's a great idea. Now, what are you guys doing right now? What's going on? We've got survivor day, which is the international survivors of suicide loss day coming up on November seventeenth. Wow, notifications that that that will happen at and show. He's got some history about about that day. Yes. Please. Please. Let me know what that's about. That is Saturday November seventeenth is that correct? That's correct. Okay. And it's actually international. Wow. Okay. And it's a day that we hold once a year when people are affected by suicide gather around the world and events in their local communities to try to find comfort for suicide from suicide loss and gain an understanding is they share stories of healing and hope. Wow, that's amazing. And that is going on all across the world at the same time. And what is your locations for this? We have one in Chesterfield at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church unluck slain, and that's going to happen on that Saturday from ten to one. All right. And then you said is there? Another location locally. Yes. We have another one at Bon air Baptist church at the village, which is a pilot shirts of Bon air Baptist. It is actually held in the West End of Henrico on Paterson avenue. Wow. And what about the times for that that will be from eleven to two thirty. So what happens at the event? Tell me. What people can expect that show up. Generally will have a couple of speakers someone who has experienced loss and kind of talk about their story. We also may have someone who talks about grief. So they can address the griefs perspective as well. Then. The the American Foundation for suicide prevention has usually documentary, and we'll view that. Then we'll break up into small groups where we can talk a little bit more and let each of the individuals talk about their story of loss. And it's really in that time where we it's really powerful to to see how people one realized that they're not alone and to just by talking about their situation or their loved one. It really really helps to heal you begin that healing process. And and the fact that they're not alone that there's others there that are going through that loss. I think it's it's healthy to be able to be in a safe environment to talk about that grief. And maybe that guilt. I mean, all those emotions stem you. Absolutely. Yes. I you know, started the survivor day in Richmond. I guess five years ago, and it was one of the things that we were pretty much required to do in order to form the Virginia chapter for AFS P, and I found it personally personally to be very life changing. Because I lost my son in two thousand ten he was sixteen years old and setting up this event was so well supported by FSP, they gave us all the things to do to get it set up, and what I found out that bringing people together who have been through that particular loss. It's a loss that surrounded by stigma, right? And it's difficult for pill to be able to share their feelings or talk about it. And what have I I have experiences? The more. I share my story. The more talk about it. It helps other people because it brings connections to the loss, and it provides support for one another and do you feel like that helps you continue your healing process? Yes. Absolutely. We call it a grief journey, right? And it's been eight years since I lost my son. And it's amazing how being a part of this program in some of the other programs that we do have really helped me to heal. And to find hope, and I'm sure it's a process it just doesn't go away overnight. And I am sorry for your loss. Now, how about you? And then I lost my son seven years ago. Twenty one in Mark. I I'd come to one of these events three years ago. I'd seen it advertised in a I went to go to help because I received a lot of help myself, and I was going to be there with other parents are other loved ones just to kind of provide some support. And what I that's where I met those from the coalition that some of the coalition members there, and that's how I got connected to the coalition itself. And so this'll be my fourth one of these events and just really looking forward to it again just to provide that support that that people are looking for. They just need a place to talk in place that safe. So it's helped you as well as you've gone through your Turney. Yes. Oh, definitely. And you guys can definitely speak from experience. I mean, so people don't they definitely aren't gonna fill alone because you know, what you're talking about. And how they're feeling absolutely doesn't mazing how you can come full circle. In that journey journey and to be able to help others because some people just close off, you know, I find that. So sad. Do you guys discuss warning signs and things like that to families or is this mainly for the survivors to come to or can anybody come if they may be just worried about it, maybe in their own family, and and want to be prepared. Well, what we have found out is when people have lost someone to suicide it it to bring feelings. You know to them that are difficult to deal with when you're dealing with grief and loss, and it just really does help those people that too may become at risk. Okay. And it gives them the support and a fellowship of knowing that they're not alone. And it it really does I've seen so many people say this is something I've had a very hard time talking about and being able to be in a room with a group of people who've been through the same thing is very comforting. So it is open to the public of definitely is open to the public mainly for people who have suffered a loss. The most most relevant for them. And then we have other events where we could talk about prevention and awareness in things as well. So okay. So if somebody wants to get more information or perhaps join your cause her to help out in any way. How would they go about doing that? Well, you can go on our website AFS p dot org. And there are tabs at the top. There is one for support. And that will lead you to our survivor day events. You can actually find events all over the country on that website. You put in your locality. And there will they the events will pop up as to where you can find them. What the locations are and the times so that she can try to find one that's nearest you. Well, okay, survivors day again is what day is November seventeenth in. You have two locations. So that's convenient for everybody. And I just think it'd be a great. It's a great opportunity for folks who may need that help to come out you start right at worked. It's worked for you. Absolutely. And you guys can be commended on being able to turn one of the worst experiences in your life around to help others. Thank you so much. Thank you. Well, she just wrapped up the Cattlemen's ball at helping out kids your back. What are you doing girlfriend? Hey, kat. It's good to be back this morning. Thanks so much for having us. I am here today to talk about the Hanover crew foundation. The crew foundation is the crisis relief for emergency workers pan ever county. And I think that is so important and so timely, and I mean our hearts have been broken all of us because of the story in the laws. I can't imagine, you know, it's a band of brothers and your neighbors your family, but you guys are always they're doing good stuff. Torbert your name to you. By the way. Sure, I'm Dan Hodges and on the board of directors for the handover crew foundation. And the foundation was started about ten years ago. I'm in an effort to provide aid at Tom's a financial crisis hardships and emergency situations to Hanover county's first responders. It's the kind of foundation that you never wanna use. Right. But it's a great backup. When we when we need it. Well, and so is this been going on for a long time? I mean, this organization absolutely the organization we were founded eight exactly eight years ago, but we are five oh one C three organization, we do accept charitable contributions, and we have four primary focuses, of course, the crisis relief fund that we provide assistance to emergency responders who are facing financial hardships due to injuries or illness at have they've occurred on the job. We also have our educational assistance. We provide scholarships and grants to students and children of Hanover county's emergency responders. We do. We also provide physical and mental health wellness as you can imagine. After an incident that we had much like we had last couple of weeks ago on October eleventh following the death of Lieutenant Clark. We we needed those wellness services. For our first responders, certainly. And then, of course, our memorial remembrances that we provide for line of duty deaths that occur for first responders. So you guys are there for the family. We are there for the family. And that's exactly what this. This foundation was was built on. Of course, most of your listeners know that we did unfortunately have a tragic loss on October eleventh when Brad Clark ultimately lost his life in an accident on interstate ninety five, but you know, we we don't want to memorialize his death. We want to celebrate and honor the life that he lived the work. He did in Hanover county. And also keep in mind that there were three other firefighters that were involved in that accident. Yes to have been released, and and our home one is still in serious, but stable condition and MTV so we're here to support all of those families and moving forward and the other firefighters that responded to the scene that evening. Sure. Sure. Because I mean, I can't even imagine. What that was like that. You're right. We've got to celebrate his life. We have all seen all the images so loved a giving man now survivors, they've got a long ways to go. We need to help them as well. There's a lot of healing that needs to take place. Absolutely. And we've got several fundraising events that are coming up that that will help help us raise funds to support these families. And so we hope your listeners will come out in support. Some of those one really fun event is coming up in just a couple of weeks. That is our barbecue fundraising event. It's going to take place on Saturday November third from ten AM until five pm at the seminary church of Christ. Of course, Lieutenant Clark was a member of guests Emily's church, and I.
"american foundation" Discussed on Messages of Biblical Treasures
"To the american foundation for suicide prevention the online statistics show the following suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the united states this doesn't clued the other countries each year forty four thousand nine hundred sixty five americans die by suicide so heartbreaking on average there one hundred twenty three suicides per day for every suicide twentyfive attempt to take their lives which means around one million one hundred and twenty four thousand one hundred twenty five americans attempt suicide men die by suicide three point five times more often than women these numbers are truly heartbreaking in fact just doing the research for this message grieves my heart deeply life should never get so bad that you have to get to the point where you feel the only way out is to harm yourself sadly some of you including me have either lost a friend or loved one to suicide in fact some of you out there have had suicidal thoughts and i'm glad you're still here to be able to hear this message it is such a terrible act for the individual as well as for the friends and family that are left behind to pick up the pieces the sadness emptiness loneliness and even the questions of wondering why their loved one had to do this to themselves will be with many of them for the rest of their lives so how do we make a change to the cycle it starts by speaking up men you have got to find someone to talk to you cannot handle this battle on your own no one was ever meant to carry burdens to the point of our bodies being stressed out we all need someone that we can speak with when times are rough or better yet don't wait guys don't wait until the times a rough find a friend build a relationship build a strong relationship with someone so in the rough times you won't have to go through them alone the apostle paul wrote these powerful verses and cleese iast four nine through twelve two people are better off than one for they can help each other succeed if one person falls the other can reach out and help but someone who falls alone is in real trouble likewise to people lined together can keep each other warm but how can one be warm loan a person standing alone can be attacked and defeated but to stand back to back and conquer three are even better for a triple braided cord is not easily broken so on the same note if someone does come to you to ask for help be sure that you listen to them and be careful not to talk their era off show them that you are sincerely interested in what they have to share also we must keep in mind that some men have a hard time sharing with others and i understand that but if you are depressed and stressed and can't seem to find the right answers to get your life back then you need to speak up please guys don't go it alone satan wants you to be silent he wants to bombard your mind with mixed feelings he wants you to believe.
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"Thank you that was great i would like to thank ted johnson of course and also the brennan center and the new american foundation for uh this invitation on the opportunity to speak to all of you and i really appreciate your coming it's how high of 73 today a really appreciated that i loved the outside so i know you have that choice okay so i'd like to address the connections between political communication social identity and political psychology and by that i mean that hal american elites and american citizens talked about politics reflects how they think and feel about society and the place of different groups within that including both the social groups to which they belong and those that they see as the other as the outsiders that largely symbolic discourse in that thinking shapes political behaviour it shapes the policies and politicians that we support and those that we oppose media discourse in media framing should be seen as one component of that although an important component so i see two themes related to national identity as dominating our political discourse right now and therefore also the american psyche in this moment so first as we've heard many times we have america's changing demographics rate the much discussed idea that america is changing rapidly and that white americans will soon be outnumbered rights of that is framed first of all as a problem the second theme is closely rule later to that and it's that white americans sense that they are under threat that they will lose dominance that they'll lose status and their place in american society the way that the media frame certain public policy issues associating both societal problems and their potential solutions with particular racial groups both reflects and contributes to that sense of threat it pits different groups against one another in competition this media framing certainly helps to exacerbate divisions but it was not created in a vacuum if you look at the 1990s bill clinton for example talked about how progress help every single advancement that has been made has been made on the backs.