Beth Markley

It’s time to acknowledge those affected by suicide

My thoughts this month have been with Idaho youth in particular, a population for whom the Centers for Disease Control says suicide is the third leading cause of death.

Mental illness: a convenient scapegoat for acts of violence

While hate and anger, even violent rage, are clearly problems that can lead to terrible outcomes, they are not mental illnesses.

The dangerous world of vaping

Our representatives must make it harder for teens to access vape products, giving parents, educators, school administrators, and law enforcement a much-needed assist.