My turn: Grandson’s birth emotional

Helena Rodriguez Less than three hours before my 43rd birthday last Wednesday, I became a grandma. In witnessing my grandson, Giovanni’s birth, Scriptures came to mind, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5) and “I have called you by name” (Isaiah 43). I prayed for my daughter Laura to have [...]

Research reveals stress on families

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Multiple, lengthy wartime deployments by service members are taking an emotional toll on their children who report being anxious or stressed at rates much higher than children nationwide, a new study concludes. Researchers with the think tank RAND interviewed more than 1,500 home caregivers (or non-deployed parent) and their children, [...]

Mental health services available for tornado victims

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers These wounds cannot be seen or felt or touched. But they are just as painful as those that can. Mental health officials said victims of Friday’s tornado can endure the same emotional effects as soldiers in wars. And the mental toll of surviving a disaster can be triggered weeks [...]

Collins had great physical and emotional strength

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Collins was the type of woman that was known for her physical, mental and emotional strength but to those that knew her well, she was a great mystery because she lived life by her own design. According to Lou Blevins, Dorothy’s younger sister of 16 years, Dorothy believed that [...]

Agencies try to work to stop abuse

By Laurie Stone In 2002, George Bush proclaimed October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month in order to expose the crime of abuse. In the last 25 years, domestic abuse has ended the lives of 57,000 Americans in the past quarter century, and has been documented in almost 700,000 incidents of violence according to International [...]