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We had one of those journalism conversations in our newsroom last week that are fodder for ethics discussions and for which I hope you’ll offer your thoughts. The story is about the indictment of Pat O’Malley on charges of felonious assault of a police officer, assault of a police officer, obstructing official business and resisting …

Members of the Columbus Safety Collective want the city of Columbus implement an alternative emergency response program, one that does not involve police in a crisis response. The city currently has programs aimed at providing alternative responses and reducing Columbus police responses, but Columbus Safety Collective organizer Alwiyah Shariff said his group believes current measures don’t address true …

Crozer Health has announced that staffing issues are forcing them to cut overnight and weekend hours in their Crisis Center which treats mental health patients. Crozer sent letters to area first responders stating they are struggling to provide adequate staffing and resources which is affecting their ability to admit patients needing psychiatric care overnight. As of Monday …

A new nationwide suicide and mental health crisis hotline is scheduled to launch next week, and Maine officials say the state is on track to  implement the system here. Federal officials have set a July 16 deadline for every state to implement the new 988 hotline so that it connects callers with local responders. Some …

WHO is scaling up its operations in eastern Africa as the region faces acute food insecurity caused by conflict, extreme weather events – including the worst drought in 40 years – induced by climate change, rising international food and fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic. Over 80 million people in the eastern African …

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of her colleagues to pass a comprehensive package to address the mental health and substance use disorder crises impacting millions of Americans. More than 50% of U.S. adults will be diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder during their lifetime. “Every day, I …

This editorial was published by the Dallas Morning News. As the murdered children of Uvalde are laid to rest this week, our nation needs to muster the courage and political will to treat rising gun violence and mass shootings as an acute public health crisis. When auto accidents claimed a large number of lives, government …

Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Enjoy Technology’s interim chief financial officer, Cal Hoagland, resigned from the company effective June 1, according to a securities filing. The departure follows that of previous CFO Fareed Khan, who left in April.  The company did …

Liberty High School Principal Harrison Bailey III thinks every school in the country needs to address the growing mental health crisis among students. “To think that we’re going to see academic success in our classrooms without dealing with mental health concerns that override students’ ability to process, think and remember things, we’re fooling ourselves,” he …

Sri Lankan environmentalists are bracing themselves for the toll on environment and biodiversity conservation that the country’s deepening economic meltdown will have. Acute fuel shortages mean the Department of Wildlife Conservation having to ration out fuel, when it can get it, for its patrol vehicles, while its revenue from tourism receipts at national parks has …