Morning Roundup: July 26, 2019

Former MLB great Dwight Gooden will seek help following recent arrest. Oregon to allow mental health days for students. Navy SEALs sent home from Iraq for alcohol-related violation.

Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed to Take ‘Mental Health Days’ [NPR]
Starting this coming school year, Oregon students will be able to stay home from school for their mental or behavioral health. Four students helped pass the mental health bill.

Louvre Removes Sackler Name from Museum Wing Amid Protests [Guardian]
Following a July 1st protest, the Louvre museum in Paris has removed the Sackler name from a major wing. The museum would not confirm that photographer Nan Goldin’s protest influenced its decision.

Navy SEAL Team Ordered Home from ISIS Fight for Drinking Alcohol While Deployed [CNN]
An elite team of Navy SEALs were sent home as a result of “perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods.” Consuming alcohol, even during downtime, was a violation in this case.

Where and With Whom You Drink Matters: How Social Environment Impacts Alcohol Consumption [ASU Now]
Research from Arizona State University seeks to understand whether the context of where and when people drink changes how they respond to alcohol. “We want to help people understand how a social environment impacts drinking behavior.”

Lack of Therapists of Color Creates Barriers to Mental Health [WFAE]
Speaking to a therapist with the shared experience of being a person of color is a luxury that is unavailable to most. “It’s sort of shorthand and familiarity we share with our clients, not having to explain everything. It ends up being more comfortable for the therapist and the client.”

The Pharmacies That Received the Most Opioids in Every State [Becker’s Hospital Review]
Which pharmacies received the most painkillers? Here is a list of those from every state, as well as the pharmacy that received the largest amount of painkillers in the country. 

Dwight Gooden Looking to ‘Get Some Help to Save My Life’ After Another Arrest [Washington Post]
Following his arrest Monday evening, former MLB pitcher Dwight Gooden says he is “very embarrassed” and will seek help for substance abuse. “I’m going away tonight to try to get some help to save my life.”

20th Person Dies of Suspected Methanol Poisoning in Costa Rica [ABC News]
Another person has died in Costa Rica of suspected methanol poisoning, bringing the death toll to 20. The government has confiscated more than 30,000 bottles of alcohol in response.

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