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Mental Health Resources At Public Libraries

New York City’s mental health initiative helped New York Public Library branches in offering services like social emotional learning and free mental health first aid training. While these programs and resources are not meant to replace professional treatment there’s a lot of helpful changes happening across the country, including libraries that have hired nurses and psychiatric social workers.

Merriam-Webster’s Words Of The Year

I love data and look forward to the end of year lists like Merriam-Webster’s most looked up words in 2019. The word of the year is “they” which is then followed by words like “quid pro quo” and “impeach”, which are unsurprising, but we also have surprises like “crawdad” thanks to the very popular novel by Delia Owens. Anyhoo, there’s a bunch of words and their meaning and history if you want to nerd out like me.

Atlanta Newspaper Demands Disclaimer On Clint Eastwood Film

Clint Eastwood’s film Richard Jewell, based on the Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, is being accused of going too far with its dramatic license. Kathy Scruggs, a real life journalist who has passed away, is portrayed in the film as trading sex for informational tips. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says there is no evidence this ever happened and wants Warner Bros. to release a statement that they fabricated this along with adding a disclaimer to the film.