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ONLY ON KSLA: Coping with Mental Illness, finding hope

Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL legend Herschel Walker spent Monday on Barksdale Air Force Base sharing his struggles with mental health.He uses his battle to encourage others not to be afraid of finding help.

VA hospital to hold mental health summit at museum

The emphasis will be suicide prevention, transitional care management and homelessness. But information about other topics also will be available.

Continuing the conversation, breaking the mental health stigma

KSLA Cares about continuing the conversation when it comes to suicide awareness and prevention. For the last year, we've shared your stories helping to break the stigma when it comes to mental health.

Physicians & suicide, a growing epidemic

Suicide and doctors — it's the dark side of the profession that's on the rise.

Brentwood Hospital to offer ECT 'shock therapy' soon

Electroconvulsive Therapy also known as ECT or shock therapy will soon be available at Brentwood Hospital.

Group offers grief support to Shreveport-Bossier area for more than 2 decades

The Group has served the Shreveport-Bossier area for more than two decades, providing grief support for people of all ages. The groups provide an opportunity to talk about life and death, helping others work through their loss, to a point to where the grief is manageable.

Caddo Parish School District seeks to empower school leaders to better support suicide risk

Children and teens spend significant time at school — putting school leaders in a prime position to recognize the signs of suicide and risk factors.

Holidays don't have to be blue; these tips can help with grief

"Time doesn't take care of grief, it's what we do with the time." A social worker shares ways to cope with loss and grief during the holidays.

New year, new start for those affected by bullying

Kids who've been targeted for bullying may be experiencing more anxiety than others as they embark on a new school year.  Some school leaders are encouraging those students to build confidence by looking at the new year as a fresh start.

Familiar face at KSLA opens up about being bullied as a teen

Having been bullied as a teenager, KSLA StormTracker 12 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle opens up about those years of misery and hopes to inspire others to stand up for themselves and rise above their bullies.