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Good News Tuesday for July 19, 2022: 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Oil Companies Cancel Leases in Artic Wildlife Refuge, 4000 Beagles Rescued, and A Young Man Saves Five Minors from a Burning House


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

988 Suicide Prevention Hotline Launched Saturday in the US

The 988 “Lifeline” simplifies access and provides free 24/7 confidential emotional support to those in the US experiencing mental health distress. People can call, text, or chat. Here’s the 988 Website and here’s a report from NBC News.

Three Oil Companies Decide Not to Drill in the Artic Wildlife Refuge

Three oil companies have canceled leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich’in people and home to 45 species of mammals including polar bears, bowhead whales and caribou. EcoWatch has details.

4000 Beagles to be Rescued from Research Facility

A federal judge has approved a plan for 4000 beagles to be rescued from Envigo, a research facility in Virginia. The conditions at the facility were horrible, but the good news is that the Humane Society of the US will be transferring the dogs to Humane Societies across the US, and the parent company plans to close that research facility. Thank you to the Virginia senators who advocated for these dogs and to the federal investigators. For more of the story, click here.

Young Man Saves Two Children and Three Teens from Burning House

Nicholas Bostic, a 25-year-old pizza delivery driver, saved two children and three teens from a burning house at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. This is one of the most dramatic and moving rescue stories I’ve ever seen. Huffpost has the details and the bodycam video. The video below includes commentary and Nicolas being interviewed later.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

12 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for July 19, 2022: 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Oil Companies Cancel Leases in Artic Wildlife Refuge, 4000 Beagles Rescued, and A Young Man Saves Five Minors from a Burning House

  1. Nicholas Bostic: a guardian angel who walks among us.

  2. I worked in an animal testing facility that had Beagles and I thought they were so cute, but I felt sorry for them.

    • Thank you for sharing that experience. My husband David worked for a large pharmaceutical company in maintenance, production, and eventually the fire department. He saw the beagles in the lab a couple of times and felt awful thinking of the beloved beagle at home who was part of his family. There are so many alternatives to testing on animals. I hope one day animal testing will be completely phased out.

  3. Wow! Every story was awesome. The 988 call hit me. When we have to establish a national suicide hotline, things have gone very wrong.

    • Thank you for that perspective, Dave. I had only thought of the good news and not about how sad the need is. Maybe it has something to do with my first real job out of college being at a crisis hotline and then an addiction counselor, so I was desensitized -immersed in the reality for many years. It is sad that so many people need the service. I thought about suicide in my early 20s and I’m so thankful for all the good things that have happened in my life since then.

  4. thanks for the good news. This is good news indeed. TY

  5. A boatload of good news today, JoAnna! ❤ I was very impressed by an interview with the young pizza delivery driver I saw this week.

    It restores my faith in humanity to know that there are corporations that value the arctic environment and animals more than the money that could be made from drilling for oil.

    Thank you for always sharing good news! 🙂

    • Nicholas Bostic makes me wonder about the underlying strengths of people who do what we may think of as mundane jobs – people ready to step forward (or run forward) with courage to help others. I think it took courage for the corporations to change their minds about drilling in the refuge. It restores my faith, too. Thank you for enjoying the good news with me, Cheryl! 🙂

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