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A lonely and anxious Rebecca Massie first called the Mental Health Association of San Francisco "warmline" during the 2015 winter holidays. "It was a wonderful call," said Massie, now 38 and a mental health advocate. "I was laughing by the end, and I got in the holiday spirit." Massie, a San Francisco resident, later used the line multiple times when she needed additional support, then began ...

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Since September, the last thing a caller to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hears before being connected to a counselor is this: "Your call may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance purposes." As a Lifeline counselor, this alarms me. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S., and rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016, according to the ...

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Gordon Sondland has testified twice under oath that President Donald Trump emphatically told him there was "no quid pro quo" tying aid for Ukraine to investigations of Democrats. Trump and Republicans say the Sept. 9 phone call proves that Trump is innocent of engineering an improper trade-off at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Democrats say Trump was simply relaying the false claim that ...

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There's one issue that is likely to unite Congress before the end of the year: tackling the robocall epidemic plaguing phones of lawmakers and constituents alike. House and Senate lawmakers released text Wednesday of a bipartisan compromise measure that merges the House and Senate versions passed earlier this year. The joint bill will require phone companies to verify that phone numbers are ...

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I did something today that I don't usually do - I tried to prove myself wrong. As a dating coach, the advice I give is what I know to work. Even if it works 90% of the time, I'll still advise it. Especially since I can't, of course, control how other people react. If you've been reading my column long enough, you'll know that I often call texting "the death of the first date" or "the place ...

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier students and families are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is now open fo…