A majority of people report having anxiety and depression during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
Studies show around 64 percent are affected.
Michael Gray is executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Louisville. He says feelings of loneliness, anxiety, tension, depression and fatigue during the holiday season can be related to a number of things.
Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 11:00 am
If you passively renewed your health insurance plan this enrollment period through Kynect, you may be one of thousands who are missing out on a cost-saving insurance plan.
Carrie Banahan, executive director of Kynect, said about 12,000 qualified Kentucky residents aren’t getting a cost-sharing reduction through the health insurance exchange’s “Silver” plan because they are enrolled in other plans.
“Folks might have just gone to the ‘Platinum’ plan and said, ‘Yep, that’s the one I want,’ and didn’t look at their other options,” she said.
Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 3:53 pm
When it comes to teenage drinking, the typical venue is a party — where some teens play drinking games and binge. It may surprise you to learn that the majority of parents are aware that alcohol is flowing at these events.
On any given weekend, some teenagers receive three to four text messages about parties, says Bettina Friese, a public health researcher at the Prevention Research Center in Oakland, Calif.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:01 am
Suicides among Kentucky veterans and active military service members have increased the past several years. In many cases, those who have died never sought help through the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
UPDATE Monday 2:15pm - No foul play is suspected in the death of 23-year-old Megan Cooper over the weekend.
Calloway County Coroner Ricky Harris says no lethal trauma was found and does not suspect foul play. However, a toxicology report from Louisville will reveal more into the cause of death. Harris says those reports usually take about 10 days.