According to recent statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) more Americans died in 2016 from all forms of drug overdose (71,614) than there were U.S. combat deaths during the 19 years of the Vietnam War (58,220). As the CDC points out, the numbers are staggering! When combined with deaths due to Alcohol, the numbers are intensified greatly…unimaginably and most devastating; and continue to grow and grow to the day of this writing.
Although I was having a difficult time presenting, as I have a cold that has affected my speech and hearing, I managed to do my part of the event, and was told that the webinar was well received by all in attendance, and we presenters did a most outstanding job. In order to understand the subject of mental illness as a disability, it behooves one to look at the history of mental illness; and most especially in our American society.
Nestle up. Sit on my knees, pull a blanket over the both of us, and proffer that little ear of yours. I’ll let you in on a secret. Life … is hard. How much less painful might your futile quest for meaning have been if, in your formative years (ideally between six months and a year), someone had pulled you aside and whispered those three words? But they didn’t. They did no such thing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".