Youth & Suicide

Youth, Suicide and How You Can Help   [dropcap]Nearly[/dropcap] everyone has been affected by suicide, and while it is a tragedy that certainly needs to be addressed, Greg Adams, licensed clinical social worker and program coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Bereavement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, wants to be certain the topic is addressed…

Bullying: Harmful ‘Rite of Passage’

[dropcap]Nearly[/dropcap] every person has experienced bullying, whether you’ve been bullied or were the bully. While many consider bullying “one of those things that every kid goes through,” the effects of bullying are certainly not to be minimized. Bullying is defined by stopbullying.gov, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, as “unwanted,…

Veterans’ Issues

Service Comes with High Cost   [dropcap]Our[/dropcap] nation’s veterans make great sacrifices to ensure our freedoms, often serving in combat and doing so diligently and bravely. Military service is not without its consequences, among them are issues with mental wellbeing. According to a 2014 study*, nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a…

Addiction: There’s Always Hope

Recovery is possible. “An addiction is a maladaptive overindulgence in behavior — in process or in substance — that has become self destructive.” This definition was supplied by Kristin Agar, a licensed clinical social worker as well as a certified intervention professional and certified Arise Interventionist. She has practiced since 1978 and is one of…

Steve Blackwood: Sounding the Alarm

Preventing the unthinkable. Photography by Brandon Markin   [dropcap]Steven[/dropcap] Blackwood and Bruce Trimble serve as co-chairs of the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council, formed last year by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to provide “a comprehensive and coordinated approach to prevent suicide across all age and demographic groups” in Arkansas and “to ensure that suicide prevention becomes a…

Feature: Adding Value

The annual fundraiser Taste of Little Rock is set for April 14, and organizers are looking forward to a record-setting event. After all, this year’s honoree, Bob Denman, set a record of his own. Photography by Janet Warlick (photo above: a surf ‘n’ turf from Cajun’s Wharf)   [dropcap]Bob[/dropcap] Denman officially retired March 30 as…

Dining Spotlight: Gourmet to Go

Let’s say you’re exhausted, but want a delicious, healthy dinner. Perhaps you’re looking for a caterer for your intimate party of four, six … or 100. No matter the size or occasion, we know just the right place: Bistro Catering & Gourmet Take Away. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]My[/dropcap] first opportunity to partake of…