September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
This is a time to forget the stigma surrounding suicide and to share our stories and resources as a lifeline to others.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The World Health Organization recognizes suicide as a public health priority and reports approximately 800,000 people die from suicide every year.
Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings.
Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.
Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to offer the new identification starting in March 2019.
It Couldn’t Hurt
If you know someone
Who is down and out,
And is flailing all about,
Give them a call
To say hello,
It Couldn’t Hurt.
If you know of a neighbor
Who could use a hand,
Or who needs someone to care;
Pay them a visit
And give them a hug,
It Couldn’t Hurt.
If ever you get in a situation where
You are lonely, and hoping for someone to care,
Simply fold your hands and say a prayer,
It Couldn’t Hurt.
Cedar View Apartments
Monuments are memorials
To honor brave men and women;
Who fought in battle, and gave their lives,
For Americans to live in freedom.
Today’s youth has “too much freedom of speech,”
They do not know what they say!
They trample on our Commandments,
And our Constitution they threw away!
They didn’t fight for their freedom!
It was given to them for free.
By the people who died in battle,
To save them, and you and me.
What makes them think they deserve the right
To destroy all our history?
Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va., and the crash of Flight 93 into a field in Shanksville, Somerset County.
On July 25, the remains of a 26-year-old man who worked at the World Trade Center were identified as a result of advanced DNA testing.
The remains of Scott Michael Johnson, which were recovered after the attack, were identified by the forensic biology division of the New York City medical examiner’s office.
Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Of the small percentage of families who do have the conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred, which could be too late.
Due to their fragility, older drivers are at a greater risk of death and injury if involved in a crash.
In 2016, more than 200,000 drivers ages 65 and older were injured in a traffic crash and more than 3,500 were killed.
·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email@example.com.
·Center For Vision Loss, Allentown, needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall 9-10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Current FBI criminal background check is required.
I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on foxnews.com on Pop star Pink, both showing kindness to young children.
The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”
The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital, while in uniform, went viral on the Internet.
A Rainy Day
A rainy day is gloomy,
You want to remain in bed.
It’s not the rain I dislike,
It’s the dreariness I dread.
I need the sun to wake me up,
So I can get around;
But on a very rainy day,
It’s nowhere to be found.
I seem to lose my energy.
My ambition has flown the coup.
I can’t wait for the sun to return
So I can try to regroup.
I know we need the rain to fall,
To water all the plants,
I understand that circumstance.
But, why can’t it rain just an hour a day,
If you are one of more than 3 million Roman Catholics in Pennsylvania, or even if you are not, you can’t help but be stunned, saddened and sickened by the startling disclosures in the report by an investigative grand jury that was recently released.
With some names redacted (blacked out), the report detailed there are more than 1,000 child victims at the hands of more than 300 accused clergy representing a systemic cover-up that goes back 70 years.