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Depression, Suicidal Thoughts? Light for Life Foundation Can Help You

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Ron Cook

Light for Life Foundation Please call the San Diego 24 hour Crisis Hotline at 1(888) 724-7240, or the National Hotline at 1(800) 273-8255 – If you are in need and don’t know how to ask for help please call these hotlines. Life is precious – we care.

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Feeling Sad, Stressed, Depressed? Important Numbers & Links To Prevent Suicide

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Dear Friends,

Thank you for checking this posting.

Many of us have experienced the feeling of loss, sadness, depression, and stress…sometimes leading to thoughts of “suicide.”  The worst thing you can do is to drink alcoholic beverages – this will only make the problem seem bigger.  Alcohol is a drug – a depressant, thus making you depressed.

Please click on the following link for a story about “help” available in our County.  There is “hope” – and sometimes, by having a clear-rested mind, such as good nights sleep, the problem is not as bad as it first seemed.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255

If you’ve had thoughts that “no one cares” – “wrong” – I care about you, and that’s why I’m posting this very important link.  There is hope – here are additional resources.

http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

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Drug Abuse – Say NO To Drugs – Important Websites

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Drug Abuse – Be Informed

You’ve heard the phrase “Say No to drugs” dozens of times.  But it’s so true!  I’ve seen drugs ruin lives – health – careers – families – relationships – lead to crime…the negative results are endless.  The opioid crisis is real!

 

Please be informed, check the following websites for important information:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

With the passage of recreational marijuana use in California, see what has happened in Colorado since they passed the same law:

Exclusive: Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

More important websites that can inform and help:

www.drugrehab.com/addiction/drugs/

www.drugrehab.com/teens/

 

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Excellent Safe Driving Websites For Teen Drivers

Posted on 08 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Several important websites for teens and their parents in the area of driving safety:

One or more of these links will help in making your teen feel better about driving. I strongly recommend “not” doing “online” driver education.  The class room setting is much more real and has a greater impact.

The following are some of my favorite websites in covering teen driving:

#1.  From the California DMV – great information that will answer many of your

questions about teen drivers:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/dl603/teen_htm/gettingstarted/

 

#2. National Safety Council – Teen Driving & Parents

http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/TeenDriving/Pages/teen_driving.aspx

 

#3. Teen Drivers and Highway Design

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/pdfs/01-120.pdf

 

#4. Insurance Information & more important safe driving tips:

https://ratesforinsurance.com/distracted-driving/

 

Being 100% alert behind the wheel reduces your collision factor dramatically.  It’s distracted driving, impaired and aggressive driving kills and injures.  In regards to speed – the faster we go – the less control you have, and less likely to avoid a collision.

If you’re are interested in a safe driving talk – please go to my contact section onthis website, or email your request to: monicazech@cox.net.

My passion is safety!

Thank you & be safe!

 

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Driving Statistics

Posted on 09 May 2015 by Monica Zech

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the latest driving statistics.  Please click on the following link:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA

 

Don’t become another statistic – please drive safely.

 

 

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Don’t Text & Drive

Posted on 03 February 2014 by Monica Zech

More life saving information on the dangers of texting and driving…

http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/

Texting and Driving Statistics

Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic,  quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they  can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers don’t  lie.

Texting While Driving Causes:

1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council 2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study 3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts 4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

Texting While Driving Is:

1. About 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated 2. The same as driving after 4 beers – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin. 3. The number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers

Texting While Driving:

1. Makes you 23X more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin. 2. Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute 3. Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country 4. Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – HumanFactors & Ergonomics Society 5. Leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road

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What To Say When Someone Is Grieving

Posted on 26 December 2013 by Monica Zech

Some helpful advice on “What toy say” and/or how you can help someone going through the grieving process after suffering a tragic loss….

http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/12WaystoSupportaGrievingFriend.html

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A Guide For Teen Driving Insurance

Posted on 17 June 2013 by Monica Zech

A website to help in purchasing car insurance for teens…and some links on driving safety!

 

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/carinsurance/teen-drivers/

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