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A Suicide Attempt Can Be Stopped if You Know the Signs

In 2011 alone, 224 Mainers took their own life by suicide.

More can be done to prevent suicides in Maine, but it takes a community of well-educated people to do so.

One of the biggest myths dealing with suicide is that talking about the issue will actually cause someone who's suicidal to make an attempt.

That's just not the case according to Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Dr. Sheila Pinnette, and she says an upcoming conference will help people to better identify risk factors.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia

Suicide Prevention Fence Considered for Penobscot Narrows Bridge

In the wake of a Bucksport Middle School teacher taking her life by jumping from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Sunday, the state legislature considers erecting a suicide-prevention fence to prevent more deaths.

The proposal was forwarded by Representative Joe Brooks of Winterport and it moved through committee without debate and now moves forward for consideration.

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DNA Coffee Cafe Opens In New Jersey

Bone Marrow Registration Clinic at Husson Next Week

A donation of bone marrow could be the difference between life and death for someone suffering from blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. But the challenge is finding a compatible donor. So the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity at Husson University is holding a registration clinic next week.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Respite in Sarah’s Dream [Video]

Sarah had a passion for music, and great compassion for easing the burden of others.

When she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24, she and her husband Ben, would travel from Maine to Boston for Sarah's treatment. Not only was the young couple dealing with Sarah's diagnosis and the impact that would have on their future, they had to deal with frequent trips that were both exhausting and expensive.

Before Sarah passed away in 2011, she had already invested her time and determination to lay the foundation for the creation of a special home-away-from-home. A house that would serve as a warm and inviting space for weary travelers undergoing cancer treatments at the Lafayette Family Cancer Treatment Center in Brewer.

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Spaghetti Supper to Benefit Jamie Miller

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held to help Jaime Miller and her loving family battle stage IV breast cancer. Dinner will be served from 4-6 pm, at which time guests can bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for a variety of items. The live auction begins shortly after 6 pm. Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. 

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It’s an Epidemic That Can Be Stopped

Last week Governor Paul LePage ended his State of the State speech by calling on state lawmakers and citizens to recognize there's a serious epidemic in Maine and it's drug addiction.

One woman in particular was pleased the Governor addressed the issue and agrees with beefing up law enforcement, but, she cautions that's only part of the solution for reversing the powerful grip the disease has on those who struggle to regain control of their lives.

The problem can in fact be reversed, but it will take time, a multifaceted approach, and the commitment from citizens to prioritize financial resources.

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WWII Veterans 70 Years On From Outbreak Of Hostilities

Orono Police Officers Check In Daily on Area Senior Citizens

Life can be pretty scary for senior citizens who live alone. If they slip and fall or have a medical issue, there’s no one nearby to lean on for help. And for some, they could suffer for days before anyone checks on them. So the Orono Police Department decided to do something about it.

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Man Crawls to Get Help After Snowmobile Crash

Can you imagine what it would be like to drag yourself, any distance at all, by your elbows?

How about with a broken leg, and in sub-zero temperatures?

Well that's what a Maine man did last Friday after he suffered an injury in a snowmobile accident.

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Photo, Getty Images

Give Your Children the Gift of Planning Ahead

We are creatures driven by human nature, and that nature tends to leave us putting off those difficult family discussions.

My recent experiences have really opened my eyes to the importance of having some of these discussions, before difficulties arise.

Planning ahead can really be a gift that can help to reduce stress, confusion and frustration.

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Pine Tree Society YouTube Photo

What Does The Pine Tree Camp Mean To and Do for So Many Campers? [VIDEO]

You hear Q-106.5 talk about The Pine Tree Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities, each and every January and February during our largest fundraising effort all year, The Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride presented by Bangor Motorsports & Bangor Tractor & Equipment, but until you see what the camp does, and why we're so passionate about this amazing place, you won't get the full appreciation of just what your donation means to so many...so, take a few minutes and watch just what goes on at The Pine Tree Camp, and make your donation today!

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