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Morning Roundup: Oct. 18, 2019

By The Fix staff 10/18/19

"Section Yellow" brings together sober fans at Green Bay stadium. Sober stand-up takes the stage in Twin Cities comedy club. Divorcé doesn't want to share recovery meeting with his ex.

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Sudden Death of a Young K-Pop Star Spurs Talk of Action on Mental Health, Bullying [NPR]
The official cause of death of 25-year-old K-pop star, Sulli, is yet unknown, but many speculate that she died by suicide as a result of online bullying. Her death has triggered a conversation around mental health care and online harassment.

How to Recognize a Mental Health Crisis—And What You Can Do To Help [People]
Recognizing mental illness is the first step in making a change. It's not always clear, but if you know the signs, you'll be in a better position to help. This article is a part of People magazine's Let's Talk About It Initiative.

"Section Yellow" Hopes to Create Sober Space at Packers Stadium [WBAY]
A group of sober Green Bay fans, called Section Yellow, want to create a space for other sober people at Lambeau Field. "One game at a time."

Opioids And a Teddy Bear: Ten Years of Drug Court [WILL Radio]
Inside Franklin County, Ohio's drug court system. "It allows me to build rapport and relationships with these participants faster than I would have been able to."

Recovery Riot Proves That Seeing Comedy Sober Doesn't Suck [City Pages]
On Tuesday, the Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis was drug and alcohol free, from the audience to the stand-up material. The event benefited the Stepping Stones sober house.

Miss Manners: I Want My Ex to Get Sober—Just Not At My Meeting [Florida Times-Union]
If your ex showed up to your recovery meeting, what would you do? "This group is important to me, but I'm uncomfortable sharing with my ex there." 

As Drug Overdoses Increase, Rural Nebraska Lacks Adequate Treatment [NET News]
Rural Nebraskans lack treatment options—especially evidence-based treatment like methadone or buprenorphine. However, while treatment is lacking, more people are turning to peer support, connecting with each other through a shared experience.

CDC Official Pushes Back Against Congressman Linking Legal Marijuana to Vaping Deaths [Marijuana Moment]
Anne Schuchat, the Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, emphasized that the proliferation of serious vaping-related lung injuries across the U.S. appears to be the result of using black market THC vaping devices, not those that were obtained legally.

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