first_img By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 2:00 am Friday, October 16, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Female Factor focuses on fall fashions MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONBrenda Campbell, far right, adds a variety of accessories to outfits of women attending the October meeting of… read more Sarah Bowden agreed that “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a stand-alone novel.“Harper Lee is one of us,” she said. “She is an Alabama author who has written a novel that is read worldwide. When we were in England, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was on the shelves of bookstores there. It was enough.”Ed Hicks said Ernest Hemingway said that every author has one story to tell and when it’s that good, stop.Many in the group agreed that Harper Lee was right to stop writing with “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLLarry McLeod was one of those at the “Hey, Boo” program at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Thursday who believes that Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” should not have been published. He makes his point to Theresa Trawick, head librarian.Not everyone who attended the “Hey, Boo: Harper Lee” program and brown bag lunch at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge at noon Thursday was in agreement about the novel that tallied more presales than any book in its publisher’s history.“Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee is the sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is filled with warmth and humor but deals will serious issues of rape and racial inequality and was published in 1960.In 2015 HarperCollins announced that the manuscript of “Go Set A Watchman” had been rediscovered and Harper Lee’s second novel was published in July 2015.center_img Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The book was set in a small rural Alabama town during the 1930s, when Scout was young and innocent and held her dad and attorney, Atticus Finch, in high esteem, Trawick said. “The two best words in the book are ‘Hey, Boo,” she said. “That tells the story in two words.”Boo Radley is a recluse who is a symbol of goodness. He is an example of the threat that evil poses to innocence and goodness.Orprah Winfrey shared her attempt at an interview with Harper Lee.“She said that she is Boo Radley,” Winfrey said. “She refused the interview. I understood.”Some members of the lunch group shared thoughts that Harper Lee was reclusive and that she, too, was a victim of lost innocence, as all children are at some time in their lives.“In ‘Go Set A Watchman’ Jean Louise comes home from New York to find that her father’s views have changed. She has spent her life looking up to him and has always been in agreement with his ideals and opinions. That is no longer true and she is angry and screams at him for his “new” ideals and prejudices.Jean Louise has to come to grips with the fact that she has become prejudiced herself.The destruction of her childhood memories is painful as it is to all of those who experience similar destruction, Hicks said.The consensus of those who attended “Hey, Boo” was that Harper Lee wrote at great American novel that touches on social and moral issues that are prevalent today and will be tomorrow and all the morrows forward. It is a classic. The squeal will have its place in American literature, if only as the sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Theresa Trawick, Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library head librarian, showed a video with clips of Harper Lee and testimonials from notables including authors, Mark Childress and Lee Smith, and TV personality Oprah Winfrey.Larry McLeod was among several who said he wished “Go Set A Watchman” had not been published.“‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is a classic,” he said. “Nothing can touch it. There was no need for a sequel. It was enough. I thought the movie was a classic, too.” By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Brundidge Library hosts ‘Hey, Boo’ program Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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first_imgILOILO – Suicide has claimed more lives than the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the first half of the year here. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. has expressed alarm. “Seryoso ini. The community quarantine may be an added circumstance that further weighed down some individuals, particularly our youth,” he said. Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member Matt Palabrica sounded alarm over rising suicide cases in the province as early as October 2019. The most common methods resorted to were hanging, chemical poisoning, shooting with a gun, and even willful drowning, he said. In addition, experiencing conflict, disaster, violence, abuse, or loss and a sense of isolation are strongly associated with suicidal behavior, according to WHO. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own lives and there are many more people who attempt suicide, it said. Most of those who killed themselves this year were between 30 to 39 years old (eight cases); 42 to 49 years old (six cases); 11 to 19 years old (five cases); 20 to 29 years old (three cases); and 10 years old and younger (two cases), data from the IPPO showed. The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) recorded 28 suicide cases from Jan. 1 to June 17. At three cases each, Cabatuan and Passi City have the most incidents among the 43 local government units in the province. * early identification, treatment and care of people with mental and substance use disorders, chronic pain and acute emotional distress “This will be part of our COVID-19 rehabilitation program,” said Defensor. * reporting by media in a responsible way There are a number of measures that can be taken at population, sub-population and individual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. WHO listed the following: It also lamented the stigma particularly surrounding mental disorders and suicide. It means, it said, that many people thinking of taking their own lives or who have attempted suicide are not seeking help and are therefore not getting the help they need. But even prior to PSWDO’s crafting of a mental health support program, the provincial government was already reaching out to youngsters, especially the troubled ones, through the Provincial Population Office’s multipurpose teen centers. * follow-up care for people who attempted suicide and provision of community support/PN  “The prevention of suicide has not been adequately addressed due to a lack of awareness of suicide as a major public health problem and the taboo in many societies to openly discuss it,” according to WHO. By far the strongest risk factor for suicide is a previous suicide attempt, according to WHO. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally in 2016, according to WHO. Detailed information about the suicides, most especially among the youth, is needed, he said, to get a clearer picture so that appropriate interventions “targeted at the youth” could be introduced “like counseling, youth activities that include sports, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.”center_img The COVID-19 pandemic and the concomitant quarantine restrictions on the movement of people may have further burdened the suicide victims, the governor theorized. The World Heal Organization (WHO) considers suicide “a serious public health problem” but preventable with timely, evidence-based interventions. While the link between suicide and mental disorders (in particular, depression and alcohol use disorders) is well established in high-income countries, WHO said many suicides happen impulsively in moments of crisis with a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness. “The figures are alarming. Last year by the month of November there were already over 70 suicide cases. We’re only half way through 2020 but we already have 28 cases,” said Defensor. * reducing access to the means of suicide (e.g. pesticides, firearms, certain medications) For the whole of 2019, the IPPO recorded 78 incidents of suicide. Twenty-four of these were committed by those aging between 11 to 19 years old. In 2018, it recorded 65 suicide cases. It is a counseling-focused program to be carried out in coordination with local government units. Palabrica appealed for collective action from the provincial government, school and health authorities, and the police, among others. * introducing alcohol policies to reduce the harmful use of alcohol Defensor said the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Dr. Neneth Pador came up with an intervention it called PRIME or Psycho Social Response for Ilonggos Towards More Resilience Mind and Emotion. * school-based interventions On the other hand, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed Iloilo province with five deaths from 34 COVID-19 cases as of yesterday. During this quarantine period, people below 21 years old and those 60 years old and older are prohibited from leaving their homes. They are considered most vulnerable to the disease. * training of non-specialized health workers in the assessment and management of suicidal behavior Teenagers can connect with peer helpers and spend leisure time with materials and facilities available in these centers based in various public schools across the province.last_img read more