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Union Health donates $1M to boost Ivy Tech nursing program in Terre Haute | Local News

The first event held in Union Hospital since February of 2020 was a big one — Union Health Foundation on Tuesday announced it will be giving $1 million to Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, the largest gift in campus history, to expand its School of Nursing enrollment capacity. Currently, 576 Ivy Tech graduates are … Read more

Mental health issues top list of concerns in Fredericksburg region | Local News

More than half the people participating in the 2022 Community Health Assessment rated mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and suicide, as the most important health issue facing the region. Second on the list was COVID-19 followed by alcohol, drug and opiate abuse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how destructive it is when our … Read more

Workforce woes at issue for mental health care; Sen. Creigh Deeds continues pursuit | Govt. & Politics

RICHMOND — A larger workforce is needed to improve outcomes for the growing scores of people seeking mental health care in Southwest Virginia and beyond, according to officials striving to expand those services. In 2020, one out of five adults said they had received mental health treatment in the prior year, according to interview data … Read more

Michigan closes the racial health gap; health leaders say more work is still needed | Coronavirus

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Michigan is claiming a win when it comes to the pandemic. This comes after a new report released by the state’s Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force reveals a drop in a health gap among minorities. The report includes a progress report on the task force’s short and long term goals during … Read more

Fond memories of family trips to Blowing Rock | Blogs

The most recent edition of Our State magazine features an exceptional article on The Blowing Rock and the town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It turns out, the old outcropping is over a billion years old, and there is, of course, the folklore relative to the Native American couple, who met at the rock, the … Read more

County eyeing several ways to deal with mental health issues | Western Colorado

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Rodney Willett column: Behavioral health support is a bipartisan priority | Columnists

By Rodney Willett Tthese days, it is much easier to find areas where Democrats and Republicans disagree than agree. While partisan division has been present in the House of Delegates since the start of our modern political party system, lately we have hit a crescendo of disaffection between the parties. We are fortunate, however, that … Read more

Family travel 5: Explore places that blend history, nature, culture | Nation

Visit a National Heritage Area, specially designated places where historic, cultural and natural resources combine to form nationally important landscapes. There are currently 55 areas within the US where communities have collaborated to share their resources. Here are five to consider: Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Visitors to this region find a compelling mix … Read more

Healthy and on-the-go at Beckley Blend | Money

Frequently, those out and about and limited on time have little choice than to make a quick stop at a fast food restaurant when in search of a bite to eat. That’s why Brandie Campbell recently opened Beckley Blend, a nutrition club located in the Beckley Crossing Shopping Center. “Everywhere there’s a fast food restaurant, … Read more