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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Aug. 6, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors...

Myriam Roncancio, 35, who is living with her parents after breaking up with her husband of 10 years, sits in a chair during an interview in the Soacha borough of Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. After she lost her job as a restaurant administrator at the start of the new coronavirus outbreak and her husband lost his as a baggage handler at Bogota’s airport, they were unable to pay their rent and their quarreling became more frequent. That’s when he left, she says. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

Aug. 5, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than...

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Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Jul. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music) The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back. A genre onto herself, Alanis Morissette comes out in force with her ninth studio album “Such Pretty Forks In the Road,” where she untangles some of the thornier...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a protester carries a sign in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Churches offer mental health aid amid pandemic, protests

Jul. 14, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (RNS) — Not long into the coronavirus pandemic, the Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a pastor at Grace and Peace Church on the West Side of Chicago, began to hear from congregants who lost their jobs and were struggling financially as the city closed nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo a vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a pop-up cannabis market in Los Angeles. Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in the nation's capital say they have enough signatures for a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics such as mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms in DC

Jul. 13, 2020 6:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. The NBA's decision to only invite 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next month was a body blow for players on the omitted squads _ aka the Delete 8. And although they have had time to process the exclusion, Sexton, Cavs star forward Love and their teammates, are still struggling with the reality that their season is over. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Cavs' Love commits $500,000 to UCLA's mental health efforts

Jun. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn't slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA's psychology department on Monday. Love played one season...