An escalation in firearms sales last year, driven in part by new gun owners, is prompting some health experts to call for more attention to gun safety and the relationship between owning weapons and injuries or suicide. In 2020, the FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks, one of the best measurements of likely sales.
Over half say they have become more closed off about their emotions during the pandemic. 43% of people say the idea of virtual therapy sessions would deter them from seeking this help. After seemingly endless months of social distancing orders, home isolation, health concerns and economic stress, many of us have become familiar with feeling
President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas. “We’re going to see kids fall further and further behind, particularly low-income students of color,” said
Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical, and Life Line Ambulance Joint Press Release
Prescott area emergency medical service providers including the Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, and Lifeline Ambulance have noted an increase in the number of responses to people found in their place of residence suffering from cardiac arrests and other serious life threatening health conditions. We have also observed an increase in
A group of teenagers huddled around a table, some typing essays, others binge-watching a favorite Netflix series. One teen pored over “Frankenstein” for her English class. Each was deeply immersed in their tasks, but when a phone rang, the mood of the room quickly switched. Red lights blinked on each landline and a tri-tone melody
The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19. But one factor that has affected Americans across the country is the loss of social connectedness. Even before the pandemic shuttered schools, restaurants and workplaces last