mental health

Domestic Violence: A Story of Survival

Oct 7, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a time to look at an issue that many times remains hidden in our society. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tazvah Jackson about her story of a relationship that led to domestic abuse, how she escaped, and her advice to others who are suffering through domestic violence.

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A center offering residential drug and alcohol treatment in Durango moved a step closer to reality Tuesday.

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A 35-year-old Durango man, Delton Ben, was found dead near the water dock in Cortez’s City Park around 7 Thursday evening.

The Benefits of Meditation Practice

Jul 11, 2016
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Meditation is a practice that more and more evidence shows can have significant mental and physical health benefits. In this three-part series for Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joanie Trussel, co-host of Pandora's Box, about what meditation is and is not, research into the health benefits of meditation, and some tips on how to start and maintain a regular meditation practice.

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The identity of a fugitive who killed himself at a home outside Cortez earlier this month has been released. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin says 67-year-old Daniel R. Thrasher of Missouri Valley, Iowa, had been wanted on a federal warrant for possession for child pornography and had a record of similar offenses. He was staying at a home on Highway 145 when the sheriff was notified by Homeland Security of his possible presence. When confronted, Thrasher shot himself despite Nowlin’s efforts to dissuade him.