When many people think of brain injuries, they think about people who played football growing up or professionally, or veterans who have returned from war. It is also important that people understand that brain injuries might also occur from something like a car accident or a slip-and-fall that impacts the head.
A recent article posted on CNN.com draws attention to the need for more mental health care awareness across the country. While many of the mental health problems that we hear about in the news after some violent events are severe cases of mental illness, there are millions of people who experience a mental health challenge each year.
West Virginia has a large presence in the mining industry. While mining itself is a dangerous job, there are also many hazards that heavy industries can cause to the general public. Late last month, a woman was hospitalized after she was involved in a truck accident with a coal truck.
A woman from Kanawha County is suing her former employer after the company allegedly made discriminatory statements to the woman and refused to accommodate her and keep her pregnancy confidential, later resulting in the woman leaving the company because of a hostile work environment.
People across the United States have suffered from harsh employment realities since the recession of 2008. The recession resulted in many Americans of all ages losing their jobs because of company downsizing and cost cutting. While some people were financially able to retire, or were lucky to find new jobs right away, there are many people who are still looking for work.
This week, the U.S. Senate signalled that it was prepared to vote to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Passage of this bill would mean a major hurdle was defeated toward the act becoming law. However, the House has indicated that the bill would not be brought up for debate or a vote.