‘I was due to end my life – it’s time to give sex workers more support’

The charity Support For Student Sex Workers offers support to sex workers of any kind in online, face-to-face and phone sessions, as well as career and academic advice and wellbeing helpAnyone experiencing difficulties can contact Samaritans UK on 116 123, or by emailing [email protected]

Virus puts new strain on Gaza’s overwhelmed health system

The outbreak has been especially hard for Gaza’s medical workers. For more than a decade, they have been on the front lines treating injuries during conflicts with Israel. They have worked in an ailing health system gutted by the blockade and intra-Palestinian political feuding that left doctors, nurses and other medical workers with only partial […]

Virus Puts New Strain on Gaza’s Overwhelmed Health System

The outbreak has been especially hard for Gaza’s medical workers. For more than a decade, they have been on the front lines treating injuries during conflicts with Israel. They have worked in an ailing health system gutted by the blockade and intra-Palestinian political feuding that left doctors, nurses and other medical workers with only partial […]

Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9/11

Brendan Daniels said he doesn’t know what caused his brother’s swift mental decline. It could have been the deaths of a sister, his father and an uncle this year, he said, or it may have been the stress of starting college to study business while also working on a used car business the brothers were […]

During pandemic, Black families put trust in Black doctors

When McField opened up to Bacon about her depression during the pandemic, the doctor introduced her to a social worker who helped her find coping strategies — writing in a journal, taking a break from watching the news and praying. She said she’s doing a lot better.

Twist of fate that cost Birmingham stabbing victim his life: 23-year-old and his badly injured friend ‘were only at the scene of the attack after heading to the WRONG Ibis hotel following a night out’

West Midlands police commissioner says rise in violence ‘almost inevitable’ due to Covid The West Midlands police and crime commissioner has said a rise in violence was ‘almost inevitable’ due to the pandemic in the wake of a spate of stabbings in Birmingham.   

‘It’s every family’s worst nightmare’: Family of Birmingham stab victim, 23, who is fighting for his life speak out after rampaging knifeman killed one and injured six others

Birmingham Police Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Graham said: ‘Our enquiries into these awful crimes continue. We still need to speak to any witnesses who saw what happened and who’ve not yet spoken to us, or anyone who may have video footage or photos of the incidents or the attacker.

Takeaway in a COVID-19 world: thoughtful curation and packaging win

After graduating from the Madras School of Social Work, Renee worked in Auroville, then moved to Chennai to start The Bagel Pot. Discussing how she spent lockdown learning about indigenous rice, Renee says it inspired her to launch Pidi, which celebrates heritage rice from around the country. “We have more than two lakh variants of […]

At 35, Carrie Was Finally Feeling Secure In Her Adult Life. The Coronavirus Completely Derailed It.

And because of their country’s slow and fractured response to the pandemic, long-haulers continue to experience dreadful symptoms. Because their cases were more “mild” in the beginning, meaning they weren’t hospitalized, Carrie and scores of others never tested positive for the virus (if they could get a test at all), and antibodies still aren’t showing […]