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  • Netflix announces release date for Season 2 of controversial show '13 Reasons Why'

    Netflix announces release date for Season 2 of controversial show '13 Reasons Why'

    Monday, April 30 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-05-01 02:02:16 GMT
    (Source: Netflix)(Source: Netflix)

    Netflix has announced that the second season of its controversial series "13 Reasons Why" will be hitting the streaming service in mid-May. 

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    Netflix has announced that the second season of its controversial series "13 Reasons Why" will be hitting the streaming service in mid-May. 

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    Suicide awareness: Start the conversation

    Suicide awareness: Start the conversation

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:37:54 GMT

    Starting April 26 at 5 p.m. and throughout the month of May, we will be airing testimonials from those who have attempted suicide and those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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    Starting April 26 at 5 p.m. and throughout the month of May, we will be airing testimonials from those who have attempted suicide and those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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  • Mental health care unaffordable for most

    Mental health care unaffordable for most

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-04-27 14:57:48 GMT

    After a major crisis or traumatic event, we are quick to ask where the therapist was or why someone never sought help. Yet when we look at the cost of accessing that help, we find a hefty barrier between services and those who need them.

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    After a major crisis or traumatic event, we are quick to ask where the therapist was or why someone never sought help. Yet when we look at the cost of accessing that help, we find a hefty barrier between services and those who need them.

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  • Break the silence: Laura's ultimate cry for help

    Break the silence: Laura's ultimate cry for help

    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-04-26 19:26:09 GMT
    Laura Wilson has tried to commit suicide several times. (Source: WECT)Laura Wilson has tried to commit suicide several times. (Source: WECT)

    Laura Wilson began trying to take her own life since she was a child. She has now found balance and it’s been years since her last attempt. From this place she’d like to dispel some of the myths surrounding suicide.

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    Laura Wilson began trying to take her own life since she was a child. She has now found balance and it’s been years since her last attempt. From this place she’d like to dispel some of the myths surrounding suicide.

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  • Break the silence: Remembering David

    Break the silence: Remembering David

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-05-17 15:50:57 GMT

    Christine Gilson remembers every moment of her nephew David’s life. A colorful array of memories fill the space between two phone calls: the first announcing his birth and the last, announcing his sudden death. 

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    Christine Gilson remembers every moment of her nephew David’s life. A colorful array of memories fill the space between two phone calls: the first announcing his birth and the last, announcing his sudden death. 

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  • Break the silence: A life saving prayer

    Break the silence: A life saving prayer

    Monday, April 30 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-04-30 17:54:16 GMT
    Jacqueline McWhirt was planning to take her life when she was charged for prescription pill fraud. (Source: WECT)Jacqueline McWhirt was planning to take her life when she was charged for prescription pill fraud. (Source: WECT)
    Jacqueline McWhirt was planning to take her life when she was charged for prescription pill fraud. (Source: WECT)Jacqueline McWhirt was planning to take her life when she was charged for prescription pill fraud. (Source: WECT)

    You’ve seen Jacqueline McWhirt on WECT before, for prescription pill fraud. But her mugshot told but a tiny fraction of the back story or why the crime was committed in the first place. 

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    You’ve seen Jacqueline McWhirt on WECT before, for prescription pill fraud. But her mugshot told but a tiny fraction of the back story or why the crime was committed in the first place. 

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  • Break the silence: An impulse decision

    Break the silence: An impulse decision

    Monday, April 30 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-30 17:52:27 GMT
    Josh took his life in the fall of 2011. (Source: Patty Owens)Josh took his life in the fall of 2011. (Source: Patty Owens)

    The week before his death Josh posted on Facebook “I’m sorry” – and that was it.

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    The week before his death Josh posted on Facebook “I’m sorry” – and that was it.

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