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This 4th of July Please be courteous with fireworks!

PTSD and Fireworks don’t mix!

National Center for PTSD experts said that post-traumatic stress symptoms vary from person to person, and that not everyone with post-traumatic stress reacts to the same triggers, or reacts in the same way. For Americans with post-traumatic stress, “it’s not the fireworks on the Fourth, that are scheduled, and people know it’s coming” that cause the most distress, but “when your neighbors start shooting off fireworks on the third”, without any warning, said Dr Sonya Read More »

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8 Signs of a Safe, Healthy Relationship

There are all kinds of relationships – family, friends, co-workers, romances, long-term, short-term, and everything in between. No matter the type, it is important to make sure the relationship is safe, healthy and makes you feel good inside and out. Sometimes, unhealthy relationships can lead to emotional and/or physical abuse. Here are 8 general signs to help determine the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship: Trust and Support Healthy relationships are built on trust Read More »

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Safe Gun Storage Tips

Research tells us locking guns reduces suicides and accidental deaths, particularly among our children. Here are some of the ways we can keep guns safely locked and stored, particularly in homes with children. Keep any gun unloaded and locked in a safe, cabinet, vault, or storage case. Lock the bullets away separately from any gun. Hide the keys to the locked area(s). Source: Kids Health

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