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Huntsville woman mothering LGBTQ teens after son’s suicide

Dec. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Huntsville mom Camika Shelby has a message for LGBTQ youth: If you live in an unaccepting household, she's your mother now. Dressed in a white T-shirt adorned with rainbow letters and a rainbow-themed fanny pack, Shelby gave different gifts of encouragement during a Christmas event...

Service industry workers in Aspen find support from peers

Dec. 26, 2019 11:16 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Lindze Letherman and Quinn Gallagher didn’t even realize they were doing it. Once a week, before their shift together at Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in downtown Aspen, they would come in an hour early, and just check in with each other. “I don’t know if we even said...

Maui police launch mobile app to help manage stress

Dec. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials on Maui have launched a wellness mobile app for police officers to help them deal with the stress of the job. The Maui News reported Friday that the Maui Police Department is the first in the state to try out the technology that offers information on mental health issues...

Kansas ag department offers website for stressed farmers

Dec. 11, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is offering stressed farmers a place to find support and resources. A new website,, comes at a time when the number of farmers' suicides is rising across the nation. The website is a collaboration between the state and several...

In this Dec. 3, 2019, photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako pose for a photo at their residence in Tokyo. Masako celebrated 56th birthday on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)

Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as part of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement rituals and pledged to keep up the work and help her husband more for the happiness of the people. In a palace...

Ivy Dremon, left, drinks tea with a client, Rashida (no last name to be disclosed). Ivy is a cuddlist, which means she gets paid to cuddle and hold people in non-sexual ways.(Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

‘Cuddlists’ hug and spoon clients in nonsexual sessions

Dec. 7, 2019 8:43 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ivy Dremon opens the door to her South Philadelphia apartment and greets the stranger she will be cuddling for the next hour. “I’m super-excited,” Dremon, 24, a professional “cuddlist,” tells her visitor, Rashida, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two...