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Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors

The Tico Times - April 8, 2019

Earlier this year, Cris Gomar, the founder of the Vaso Lleno social outreach initiative, created a forum for survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories. Gomar was…

Vaso Lleno opens the door, hundreds of stories of sexual abuse pour in
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaso Lleno opens the door, hundreds of stories of sexual abuse pour in

The Tico Times - March 8, 2019

Everything was perfect. Cris Gomar had a good job and was living with friends in Colorado. She was snowboarding and having fun. Then, one day, when she…

Maternal exposure to antidepressant SSRIs linked to autism in children
Big Pharma
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Big Pharma
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Maternal exposure to antidepressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

Ariana Eunjung Cha | The Washington Post - December 15, 2015

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may…

Media campaign seeks to raise awareness about mental health care
Health
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Health
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Media campaign seeks to raise awareness about mental health care

L. Arias - October 13, 2015

Costa Rica’s Social Security System last week launched a media campaign to promote awareness of mental health issues in response to what it deems a high cost of providing treatment, as…

Costa Rican lawmakers submit anti-bullying bill
Bullying
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Bullying
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Costa Rican lawmakers submit anti-bullying bill

L. Arias - November 7, 2014

Legislators from three parties on Thursday submitted a draft aimed to prevent, respond to and eventually eradicate bullying in Costa Rican schools. Bill No. 19,399 was drafted by Humberto Vargas,…

An average of 315 Costa Ricans commit suicide every year, report says
Crime
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Crime
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An average of 315 Costa Ricans commit suicide every year, report says

L. Arias - November 4, 2014

An average of 315 Costa Ricans take their own lives every year, according to the latest report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on suicides in the region.…

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University of Costa Rica calls for national mental health survey

Zachary Dyer - July 24, 2013

Costa Rica might be the “happiest” country on Earth but it knows very little about the actual mental health of its citizens. That’s according to a new…