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Leeds mum’s pain and shock after finding body of daughter, 26, after tragic death on Christmas Day



A woman from Leeds described the pain when she found out her daughter had committed suicide on Christmas Day.

Debbie Graham said her daughter Laura had struggled with depression for some time, but said she had never spoken to people about her mental health problems.

Laura, 26, left her baby daughter Elsie with Debbie on Christmas Day and returned to her home in Seacroft around 9:00 p.m.

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On Boxing Day morning, Debbie had grown worried when Laura didn’t answer the phone, and after breaking into her daughter’s house with the help of a worried neighbor, she discovered Laura’s body.

Debbie Graham with baby Elsie

“To be honest, I’m just shocked it’s all blurry,” said Debbie, 48.

“She’s been depressed for some time because she has epilepsy. She’s had quite a few seizures and has been under a lot of stress.

“Her sister brought her home around 9pm on Christmas Day. That was the last time we saw her. “

Laura Graham with her young daughter Elsie

Debbie took care of 10-month-old Elsie overnight, as she had done many times before when Laura was recovering from an epileptic fit.

But her fear grew in the morning when Laura didn’t answer the phone.

Debbie recalls, “I got the feeling that she was probably sleeping in bed. We waited a little longer and couldn’t reach her, so we went upstairs. I have a spare key, but she put her key in the lock.” the inside of the door so I couldn’t get in.

“I didn’t want to call the police to kick the door in and she’s just lying in bed and sleeping so I got in touch with a neighbor and he went around and he came in through the kitchen window and went up.

“I’ve been in shock ever since. One minute it starts to sink and the next minute you just can’t believe it.

“I always expect her to go through the door.”

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PAPYRUS: A voluntary organization that supports suicidal adolescents and young adults. Telephone 0800 068 4141

Mind: A charity that provides support and advice to people with mental health problems.

Bullying UK: A website for bullying children and adults. Click here

Campaign against an Unhappy Life (CALM): For young men who feel unhappy. There is a website and a hotline: 0800 58 58 58

MindOut: Provide mental health support and advice to members of LGBTQ communities. Telephone 01273 234839

Laura, who worked at Greggs at Seacroft, suffered from major depression related to her epilepsy.

Debbie admitted that in those moments Laura could be “really angry with people” and “like another person” but added, “Like herself, she was lovely and very caring.

“She loved her baby and was a very good mother.”

A Go Fund Me page set up to raise funeral expenses for the family rose to over £ 1,700 in just two days.

Debbie said it was evidence that Laura was loved more than she knew by family, friends, and work colleagues than she knew.

“She used to think everyone was against her, but a lot more people cared about it than she knew,” she said.

“I just wish people would talk to people when they felt that way. She had a lot of people to talk to and she never did. “

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We Gave 4 Men a 2022 Style Transformation After They Hit Their Fitness Goals




Kareem Welch, 26, Car rental specialist by day and party promoter by night, this is a man on the move. But three years ago he could barely walk up a flight of stairs. “My heart was beating so fast I thought I was going to die,” says Welch, pictured above in 2019. So that year, on a trip to his family’s home in Trinidad and Tobago, he decided to up his fitness. He did powerlifting, ran laps, and started eating more fruits and vegetables. By the time he returned to New York City in 2020, he had lost 90 pounds.

The style upgrade:

Welch needs a business casual outfit that can keep up with him. This organic henley t-shirt from Banana Republic and these fitted chinos from Bonobos look great anywhere. Wear them under a Banana Republic down vest for extra warmth. “I would wear this to brunch or to a date,” he says. “I feel grown up and sexy, kind of like a James Bond vibe.”

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Retired Martial Arts Instructor Norman Smith, 64, had always been active until last February, when a mini-stroke took him two weeks off. He’s gained 20 pounds. “My stomach was hanging out of my belt and I just didn’t look like myself,” he says. Eventually, Smith worked his way up to doing high-intensity interval training and cardio five times a week. In conjunction with an anti-inflammatory diet, he lost 25 pounds in six months.

Norman Smith style transformation

The style upgrade:

This crew-neck sweater, shirt and pants combo from Boss offers a slimmed-down version of Smith’s wardrobe staples. “Before, nobody could see my body,” he says. “I love the fit of these clothes. They show my new shape and I just feel and look younger.”


Prepandemic, financial services professional Adam Okin, 50, enjoyed the perks of the job—happy hour and multi-course dinners. But as his weight ticked up, his self-esteem slipped. He set health goals while in shelter-in-place, which led him to Iconoclast Fitness, the New York gym that gave him a meal prep plan and HIIT-focused workout. A year later Okin had lost 30 kilos and found a new self-confidence.

Adam Welch style upgrade

The style upgrade:

Before his physical transformation, Okin says, he hid his body in baggy, neutral-toned suits. But now he’s learned to embrace colors and fits for his new form. Favorite item: the slim drawstring pants that look sleek enough to wear but feel like his work-from-home sweatshirts.

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When Anthony Figueroa, 34, When he became an HVAC technician in 2018, he noticed that his heavier peers in their 40s and 50s were complaining of back and knee pain. “I knew that if I didn’t change, that would be me in a few years,” he says. But it wasn’t until after the pandemic that he hired a trainer who put him on a 12-week meal prep program. Figueroa has lost 100 pounds in nine months. Now he has enough energy to play with his daughter. “I used to just push them to play with a tablet.”

Anthony Figueroa style upgrade

The style upgrade:

Figueroa looks forward to weekends with his family and this Rodd & Gunn jacket suits his new active lifestyle. “This jacket just takes my outfits to a whole other level,” he says. “It makes me feel kind of important.” Plus, his New Balance 574 sneakers make him look like the coolest dad in the park.

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Homeless and rehousing centers in Bloomington concerned with rising COVID-19 numbers



Local nonprofits dedicated to helping the homeless and those living in extreme poverty hope to share their resources and willingness to serve the community despite the surge in COVID-19 cases in Bloomington.

Beacon Inc. is one such non-profit organization that can provide housing and other essential services such as meal and laundry services and access to caseworkers.

Since the pandemic began, Beacon Inc. executive director Rev. Forrest Gilmore said his staff have adjusted protocols and encouraged customers at the Shalom Center and Friend’s Place to get vaccinated and get the booster shot.

With fewer resources related to COVID-19 than last year, Gilmore said staff cuts caused other problems enforcing safety measures like temperature checks at the door.

“We saw a really big eruption a year ago,” Gilmore said. “We had alternative accommodation for people to isolate and/or quarantine, but we don’t have that this year.”

Related: [Omicron surge pushes Monroe County into the county advisory red zone]

He said the shelter is fortunate to report that not a single person has been made homeless by COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Gilmore said winter also poses greater challenges and threats for those sleeping outside, particularly in colder and wetter conditions.

“Our program doesn’t necessarily change with the weather,” Gilmore said. “We always want people to be home and realize there’s a greater urgency and try to get people the things they need to be safe.”

Wheeler Mission is another community service organization that provides accessible housing and other essential goods and services to homeless, poor and vulnerable members of the community, said Dana Jones, director of Wheeler Mission.

“As the CDC has indicated, we have to learn to live with this in the future,” Jones said.

Jones said before the pandemic, the men’s facility was regularly operating at near capacity. The Wheeler Mission could accommodate a total of 130 men, but since the pandemic, the Wheeler Mission can only accommodate 117. He said staff are following Centers of Disease Control & Prevention protocols and are reducing maximum capacity. Wheeler Mission used to be able to provide 40 beds in the women’s shelter, today there are only up to 35 women.

“We have done much to provide care and comfort to the populations we serve during the pandemic,” Jones said.

Related: [New Hope for Families looks to provide homeless families with donations during holidays]

Jones said his staff are monitoring people as best they can and isolating them at the shelter if necessary.

New Hope for Families is an agency that supports and empowers families affected by homelessness.

“Homelessness looks different for different families,” said Emily Pike, executive director of New Hope for Families. “Families are often afraid to seek help because being homeless with your children is an act of abuse or neglect.”

Pike said she and her staff were working their hardest to prevent families from sleeping outside. New Hope has two buildings: one with four bedrooms and the other with three bedrooms. She said for families with critical needs, staff find motels and provide them with overnight services.

Pike said since the pandemic, New Hope has made sure families have been able to isolate in the shelters. New Hope also strongly encourages customers to get vaccinated and boosted. She said IU Health will be running a refresher clinic next week for those who wish.

Pike said she appreciates the help of the Monroe County Health Department and local clinics to ensure resources are available to the entire community and not just those with financial stability.

“An agency like New Hope couldn’t exist just anywhere; There’s a reason so many family shelters have a work requirement, a marriage requirement, and a faith requirement,” Pike said. “That’s because this reflects the values ​​of those communities, and I’m really proud that our community’s values ​​are that everyone deserves a safe place to sleep.”

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Limitless X Founder and CEO Jas Mathur Teams Up With HealthCorps for Partnership to Empower Youth



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Entrepreneur and Limitless X founder and CEO Jas Mathur announced this week that he is teaming up with a non-profit organization HealthCorps to launch health and wellness programs aimed at teens and young adults.

As part of that announcement, Mathur spoke to Dr. Mehmet Oz, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of HealthCorps, to reflect on his own personal health journey, which is one of the reasons he was so interested in a partnership HealthCorps. As a young adult, Mathur sacrificed his personal health and at one point weighed 450 pounds. After turning his health around, he began running several health and wellness companies and became a sought-after fitness professional. During this process, he also built a massive platform with seven million Instagram followers.

During their discussion, Dr. Oz Mathur for his “boundless” journey.

“You recognized the challenges, you overcame them, and you continued to broaden your horizons,” he said. “What is often limitless is looking at the horizon, at the prospect of the possibilities out there. It really is limitless when you see the world like that.”

In telling his story, Mathur noted that he had to completely rethink his life and attitude to get there.

“I basically reinvented myself by reinventing the way I think.”


As a result of this transformation, he has become a successful investor and entrepreneur who has developed various brands in the marketing, health and wellness industries. As a teenager, Mathur specialized in internet advertising and website building. Now, Mathur’s marketing and branding company, Limitless, is responsible for launching premium dietary supplements and CBD supplement products.

Mathur’s wellness journey has helped him become a leader in the healthcare industry in return for the chance to work with him HealthCorps. The nonprofit organization works to save lives through health-based education leadership, programming, and service-learning in vulnerable communities. Her initiatives are launched both inside and outside of school to help teenagers improve their health.

“I’m happy about the support HealthCorps as they help others who are stuck in bad health choices or don’t have access to good nutrition or exercise programs to get the same opportunity,” Mathur said.

Mathur has also become an expert in developing fitness and exercise programs and has helped celebrities on their own personal health journeys. So join forces with HealthCorps sharing his expertise was a breeze. Sharing the story of his reinvention as the health and wellness pro of a teenage tech mogul, Jas explained why he is committed to HealthCorps’ mission and why he looks forward to working with them on important initiatives.

HealthCorps helps young people achieve their goals and dreams,” said Mathur. “I feel like I’ve done that in my life, and I want to help them accomplish the same thing in their own personal health journey.”

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