Morning Roundup: Sept. 11, 2019

By The Fix staff 09/11/19

Mac Miller's father: 'They finally caught the motherfucker.' New York considering mental health days. Essay: choosing to be sober in college.

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High School Uses Unconventional Programs to Lead Students on the Path to Sobriety [NBC]
Music, meditation and yoga are part of the curriculum at North Shore Recovery High School in Massachusetts. "If it wasn't for this school I would be dead."

Is Juul the New Big Tobacco? Wave of Lawsuits Signal Familiar Problems. [Guardian]
Once touted as a "safer" alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarette companies like Juul are now facing a tide of lawsuits similar to Big Tobacco in the '90s. 

Perspective: Why I Chose to Be Sober at University [Cosmopolitan]
The decision to be "sober by choice" in college, where drinking is a fixture of students' social life. Actually, it's easier than you'd expect.

Mac Miller's Dad Addresses Arrest of Rapper's Alleged Drug Dealer [Rolling Stone]
"They finally caught the motherfucker that sold him the drugs that killed him," said Mark McCormick, the father of late rapper Mac Miller. A 28-year-old Hollywood Hills man is under investigation for his role in Miller's fatal overdose. 

New York Lawmakers Consider Letting Kids Take Mental Health Days from School [CBS]
New York state lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow students to take "mental health days." Proponents cite concerning suicide rates and the stress of school and being a young person.

Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects of Adverse Ones [NPR]
It's no secret that people feel the lasting effects of positive experiences they had as children. A team at Johns Hopkins investigated how children's mental health are impacted in adulthood.

How This Police Department Is Fighting for Its Officers' Mental Health After Suicides [NBC]
A report on the concerning mental health crisis among police officers across the United States. How one department is taking a more thoughtful approach to the problem.

Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment and Patient Care in Rural Areas [NPR]
The demand for mental health services in rural America is the highest it's ever been, with growing substance use disorder and mental illness across the country. Telemedicine is helping more people access mental health care. 

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