Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
November 23, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- While holidays are a festive time, they can be lonely and depressing for people who don't have family to spend time with. But psychiatrists say there are ways to make those tough times easier.
Stocking stuffers like Logan Metcalf at the Thomasville Community Resource Center are already looking toward Christmas. "We're packing the stuff for senior citizens because they're sometimes alone," says Metcalf.
That's a problem psychiatrists say is all too common during the holidays. Being alone could lead to depression for anyone. "You tend to start reminiscing or remembering either losses, things that have changed, maybe people who aren't there," says Dr. Armin Friedli.
Depression can be compounded by medical problems, an already sedentary lifestyle, or the fact holidays are generally community based. "Everything is setup to not be by yourself. So, if you're already by yourself, it kind of hits you in the face," says Friedli.
Fortunately, you can help. First, be aware the problem exists with someone. Most importantly, after that you can volunteer or spend time with them. Or, you can donate items that might help someone pass the time themselves. But you must follow through once something is discussed. "That's going to be another big letdown if you say something's going to happen and it doesn't," says Friedli.
Which is exactly why Logan and her fellow stocking stuffers want to deliver their presents themselves next month. "I worked really hard to make them happy," says Metcalf. So did each of the other five and six year olds.
The children are making the stockings in partnership with the Salvation Army, who says it also tries to help relieve holiday depression. It's hoping to help more than 1,000 people in Thomasville over the holidays.