A Lifeline to Mental Health: New Suicide Prevention Number to Save Lives

  After years of development, on Saturday, July 16, states will release a new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 988, the shorthand number following the model emergency number 911. Also, all phone service providers must connect dialers to the lifeline if they use the 988. Maureen Iselin, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Spokesperson, says,…

Get involved in homeless women’s health issues: Meet Arkansas Women’s Outreach

“You can’t really address the issues in the homeless community without addressing women’s health, because it’s such an important part of it,” says Katy Simmons. Rachel Achor sits nearby, nodding in agreement. She continues, “Your period is not a social issue, and it’s crazy that it’s treated that way.” The two, now close friends, originally…

5 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe During a Home Fire

American Red Cross Responders Joanne Williams and Annie Lincoln of Little Rock note damage from an early morning fire in Maumelle If I asked you to name the most frequent disaster response the American Red Cross makes, would home fires be an answer? Probably not. While tornadoes and floods receive more media attention, Red Cross Disaster Responders are on…