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There are other options other than suicide

You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first step you need to do is to get help right away. Here are six reasons why suicide is not an option regarding your problems. 1. Things change over time. Regardless of your situation, events do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won’t last forever.  Everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. 2. There are always other options. You may feel lost and confused, but the answers to your specific problems are out there. The key is that you have to find the answers. The answers to your problem will not come to you. As mentioned before, the first step in finding the solution to your problem is to seek help from a qualified professional. 3. You can’t predict the future. Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen, there are circumstances…

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Literacy Campaign:Now to August 29 – the San Bernardino County Library presents its Library Under the Sea Events. These kid and family friendly events feature visits from Ariel, Prince Eric and Ursula, plus crafts, face painting, ballon artists and more. Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out earns an opportunity drawing ticket to win prizes. Under the Sea events are scheduled at the following locations: August 22 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave., Hesperia August 27 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Newton Bass Library,14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley August 29 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Sam J. Racadio Library, 7863 Central Ave., Highland For information visit sbclib.org. Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Saturdays, August – Block Print-Making class from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Cost is $10 a session which includes materials and use of tools. For information call (909) 888-6400. September 9 to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council Of San Bernardino County presents Self and Place:…

How to survive a panic attack when it strikes

Do you experience panic attacks and do not know what to do? A person can experience a panic attack when they least expect it. This can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety for the person. As a result, here are six easy steps a person can follow when a panic attack strikes unexpectedly and how to overcome anxiety. 1.Take A Break: The first thing a person must do when experiencing a panic attack is to stop whatever they are doing. A panic attack can be very uncomfortable and can affect a person’s everyday thinking. Take a break to help regain your sense of comfort. 2.Take Deep Breaths: A person should take some deep breaths to help feel better and to get rid of some of the excessive fear and anxiety. There are also many kinds of breathing exercises a person can learn to follow with the help of a mental health counselor. Taking some deep breaths can help a person relax right away. 3.Distract Yourself: A person should try to distract themselves from the panic they are experiencing. A person could get some…

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Literacy Campaign:August 13 to 29 – the San Bernardino County Library presents its Library Under the Sea Events. These kid and family friendly events feature visits from Ariel, Prince Eric and Ursula, plus crafts, face painting, ballon artists and more. Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out earns an opportunity drawing ticket to win prizes. Under the Sea events are scheduled at the following locations: August 13 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – James S. Thalman Library, 14020 City Center Drive, Chino August 20 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – The Lewis Library & Technology, 8437 Sierra Ave.Fontana August 22 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave., Hesperia August 27 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Newton Bass Library,14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley August 29 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Sam J. Racadio Library, 7863 Central Ave., Highland For information visit sbclib.org. Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Saturday, August 10 – the 2019 Children’s Summer Music Festival Workshops for children ages 4-12 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.…

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes, Tuesdays and Saturdays – the 2019 Children’s Summer Music Festival Workshops for children ages 4-12 will be held on Saturdays August 3 and 10 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. The workshops are conducted by artists appearing at the Redlands Bowl. There is no admission charge and reservations are not needed. For information call (909) 793-7316 or visit redlandsbowl.org. Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3 – Junior University Musical Theatre presents Robin Hood at the new San Manuel Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas High School, 2772 Sterling Ave., San Bernardino. Friday’s performance is at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday’s is a matinee at 2:15 p.m. this is last opportunity to enjoy this original musical adaptation of Robin Hood. For tickets visit www.junioruniversity.org. Saturday, August 3 – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center(ARMC) will hold a class: Stop the Bleed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Center, 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton. This free class is taught by the ARMC Trauma Service and will teach the basic bleeding control techniques and…

Fortnite’s biggest tournament yet

One of, if not the most, popular games of all time Fortnite, just held one of e-sports biggest tournaments yet, the Fortnite World Cup. Over $30 million was put into it and it was hosted this past Friday – Sunday. To qualify, you had to be at the top of your region’s standings for 1 of the 10 qualifying weeks. Here’s how it went down. The first day, Friday, was the creative World Cup, a mode in Fortnite where you can make your own maps, death runs, battle courses and anything your mind can think of. Cizzorz, a popular streamer and Faze Fortnite member, with the help of his world-class death run team, was able to pull away and him and his team now have $1 million to split four ways. This was then followed by the Fortnite pro am. Where money was at stake for charity. And pro Airwaks and his celebrity teammate RL Grimes took home $500,000 each to give to their charity of choice. Now, for the big events, the Solo and Duo World Cup Finals. Winners get $3 million. There was…

When your friends do not understand your mental health issues

You struggle with fear, anxiety, depression, or addiction. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out about your problems. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are six ways on how to deal with your friends regarding your mental health issues. 1. Listen to the professionals and not your friends. Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals know your situation more than anyone. They know what you are going through and are trained to deal with your situation. Your friends do not have the answers to your medical condition. When you have questions about your mental health recovery, consult with your counselor or other mental health professional. Listen to them and follow their advice and not your friends. 2. Your goal is to get better. Concentrate on how you can overcome your fears and anxieties.  Don’t waste your time arguing with your friends or relatives who are giving you a difficult time. This isn’t a public relations event where you need to get approval from your…

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Meal Program: Now to July 31 – the City of San Bernardino will have a Summer Meal Program for kids under 18 years of age from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the following Community Centers: Center for Individual Development – Mon. – Fri.- 8088 Palm Lane – (909) 384-5426 Lytle Creek Community Center – Tues. – Fri. – 380 South K Street – (909) 384-5424 Ruben Campos Center – Tues. – Fri – 1717 West 5th Street – (909) 384-5421 Verdemont Community Center – Tues. – Fri. -3664 Little League Dr. – (909) 361-2574 Delmann Heights Center – Tues. – Fri. – 2969 North Flores Street – (909) 880-1362 Hernandez Community Center – Tues. – Fri. – 222 North Lugonia Ave. – (909) 384-5420 Each site will also receive a visit from the public library three times during the summer schedule with story time with Miss MARY Charter, a marionette show by Franklin Haynes Marionettes and a Magic Show presented by Rafael & Katie. For information call your local community center. Now to July 30 – the Colton Breakfast/Lunch Program will be administered at…

The Mexicans are coming!

A guest Op-Ed The California’s Hispanic — 84% Mexican American and almost 40 percent of California’s population — is leaving poverty and being educated. How? By graduating instead of dropping out of school, by flooding into California colleges and by solid free enterprise entry into the California marketplace with new businesses. So says a July 9 report from the California Latino Economic Institute titled “The State of Latino Economic Well-being in California” authored by Mindy S. Romero Ph.D. of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy. Sol Price, by the way, hired this writer 57 years ago after my first foray into political campaign work. He touched almost every American by founding The Price Club, now known as COSTCO.  Pew Research published a demographic profile of the California Hispanic in 2014 mostly based on the 2010 Census. The report builds on Pew’s work. 2014 Pew Report: 15 million California Hispanics, 84% of which were of Mexican origin, 12,600,000. U.S. born – 64%. Hispanic/Latinos other than Mexican, 16% U.S. born.   Median household annual income: 2010 Hispanic, $52,147–2017 $56,151, 2017 Non-Hispanic White,…

How to help a relative with their anxieties and depression

Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety, and depression and do not know what to do?  It can be frustrating to watch someone you know suffer and not be able to help them. Here are six ways to help the person cope in these kinds of situations and the best way to deal with anxiety. 1.Learn as much as you can in managing anxiety and depression: There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety. Share this information with the person who is struggling with their mental health issues. 2. Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears: Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person so do not add more problems than what is already there. Do not get into arguments with the person who is having a difficult time with their anxieties. 3.Talk to the person instead of talking at them:  It is important not to lecture the person who is struggling with anxiety and depression. Talk to the person about their…

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