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DeLinda Forsythe’s new book, Inspiring Generational Leadership: Your Guide to Design a Conscious Culture, begins with a powerful opening statement: “Doing well and doing good need not and should not be mutually exclusive.” Forsythe is the founder of Innovative Commercial Environments (ICE), a furniture contract company she began from a spare bedroom in 2006. It …

In recent years, athletes have felt more comfortable speaking out about how professional sports impact their mental health. For the longest time, toxic lines like “Shut up and dribble” have made it seem like athletes are just there for entertainment and haven’t been treated like human beings. Even though they play sports on a professional …

May 31 at 10:00 AM Failed to save article Please try again Gun rights activists, including the group Youth Over Guns, participate in a rally in Foley Square to demand an end to gun violence on May 26, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) Guests: Garen Wintemute, director, Violence Prevention Research Program …

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore hosted its inaugural LOUDER event April 19 at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, an evening to celebrate the individuals and companies who are committed to reducing the stigma around mental health in Baltimore through NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s I Will Listen campaign. The group honored speakers Tchernavia Bagheri-Rocker, chief people and administrative officer at Under Armour, …

Harita Kalvai was only in middle school when the Atlas Fire burned throughout Napa County in 2017, one of the large fires of the Northern California firestorm. While she and her family in San Rafael were luckily not impacted, she knew people who were and who had evacuated. She discovered how it touched people who …

Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo, left, speaks with Mayor Neil M. O’Leary inside a newly constructed technology center inside a lower floor of the Waterbury Police Department on East Main Street. On the video wall in front of them, live feeds are piped into the center, giving police a real-time look from 60 cameras positioned …

It’s the time of year when those who are lucky may find a shiny, new device under the tree, and others may snag one during Boxing Week sales.  But too often, the shine comes off those new devices far sooner than we expect.  Many of us are frustrated by how soon new high-tech devices like smartphones …

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Data from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows suicide rates have bee on the rise over the past decade. A mother who lost her son to suicide is sharing her story to encourage community members to do their part to be an advocate for mental health. “Be kind to yourself. …

Chavez said New Mexico ranked number one in the nation for suicide loss in 2018. Although statistics for this year have not been made available, Chavez said calls to crisis and support lines have been on the rise since the pandemic hit in mid-March. “We continue to get calls from families that have recently lost …

Two months ago County Supervisors unanimously agreed to revive the region’s long-defunded Human Relations Commission and a month later tasked the commission with defining the scope and mission of a new countywide Office of Equity and Racial Justice. That office will likely play a role in directing millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, making the …