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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - NH: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

President Trump's

CONCORD, N.H. – President Trump is on vacation at his golf club in New Jersey Tuesday, but his comments that surfaced last week labeling New Hampshire a "drug den" have not been forgotten. Trump made the remarks back in January during a call with the president of Mexico according to leaked W

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew says the state recorded more than 500 opioid overdose deaths in 2016. (Kay Andrew)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New England is in the grips of an opioid drug epidemic, and a medical examiner who's been on the job for two decades says it's hard to separate accidental overdoses from cases of suicide. Dr. Thomas Andrew has spent much of his medical career calling attention to the issue. He sa

Local advocates have spotted a spike in two factors that can contribute to the risk of suicide for young people in the Granite State. It will be a major issue at next month's 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. (Miskatonic/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It isn't a major jump, but mental-health professionals have detected a convergence in two key attitudes that can increase the risk of suicide for young New Hampshire residents. One of the tools suicide-prevention counselors use is the responses students give to surveys that a

Suicide Prevention Hotline employee Joshua Drummond is among those provided free 24/7 help to Granite Staters in crisis. (Headrest)

CONCORD, N.H. – Help is available around the clock, ready to do risk assessment and provide immediate, free help for Granite Staters who are thinking of dying by suicide. Caleb Kelton, who coordinates the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in New Hampshire, says events that can plunge peopl

More addiction counselors and better coordination of care are two goals for those on the front lines fighting the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. (Rotellam1 via wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – New England is grappling with a major opioid epidemic, and those trying to help are working to coordinate efforts all across the granite state. Dr. Molly Rossignol, an addiction medicine specialist in Concord, said that while the treatment landscape is changing and providers

Research shows December is among the top three months for first-time alcohol use among teens. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. - December is a time of good cheer, but it is also one of the prime months for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Jayson Pratt, vice president and regional clinical director for Phoenix House of New England, a group of nonprofit treatment centers, said that while many states

PHOTO: Even before actor Robin Williams died of apparent suicide, a local mental health professional says calls were already on the rise to 800-273-TALK. Granite Staters need to know the warning signs to prevent suicide. Graphic courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

CONCORD, N.H. – It can be shocking when someone as successful as actor Robin Williams takes his own life, but suicide prevention advocates in the Granite State caution not to be fooled by success. Suicide ranks as the number two cause of death for people in New Hampshire under the age of 34.

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