Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

The Good News Network


#1

There is a thread in the diagnosed section regarding the news. I agree that most of it is negative and I don’t watch it. Here is a site that I do believe only reports good news.


#2

Thank you for that. I love the photo of the day.

there was a DJ up here who’s sign off used to be “If you don’t like the news go out and make some of your own” and I like it when people do that.

I like this site.


#3

Teachers Left ‘Speechless’ by Stranger who Picked up Tab for Autism Students


#4

Fifth-grader’s Art Raised $200,000 to Clean up the Gulf Oil Spill


#5

Construction Workers Save Ducklings from Storm Drain


#6

Chihuahua Rescued in Midst of Heavy Traffic by Highway Patrol (Photo)


#7

Quadruple Amputee Stuns TV’s Mike Rowe: ‘I’m not a victim’


#8

How Many 10-Year-olds Raise $250,000 for Cancer? The Youngest Car Racer in History, That’s Who.

Timmy Tyrrell celebrated his 10th birthday today, and he’s not counting how many gifts he received for himself but counting the money he’s raised for families dealing with pediatric cancer — over a quarter million dollars since he was six years old.


#9

Why not both together - bad and good?


#10

Sometimes a little good news is refreshing


#11

A couple weeks ago, I was walking out of Walgreen’s and I saw a guy who was shabbily dressed and looked like he was having a hard time. I offered him a dollar and he took it and thanked me profusely. It’s no $200,000 though.
Pob, you don’t think we have enough bad news? I can sit through a half-hour news broadcast and see not one story like these. I don’t think anyone will forget all the bad news that’s on every day just because someone has a great idea like a Good News Network. The bad news will always be there lurking.


#12

I don’t recall the news on Schiz.com being all bad. I remember reading the studies being done and about drug testing. Maybe it’s just that that’s what I read. I don’t know - I

Also, what I’ve begun to call ‘positivists’ are always trying to make everyone else one, like Christians. It rubs me the wrong way. I’m not sure why.


#13

What rubs me the wrong way ia people who give the hyper-simplistic advice that you should keep a “positive attitude.” It seems to me that they are willfully ignoring that fact that life actually can present us with complex problems that have no easy answers.


#14

Dance Party Started on Morning Commuter Train (Video)

Peter Sharp, a man known for his flash mobs that aim to make people happy, started a commuter train dance party in Australia.

After an awkward introduction speaking to commuters on the Fremantle line near Perth, Sharp starts playing “I Feel Good” by James Brown on a CD player.


#15

Down my way and sort of catastrophizing seeing him since I heard about the guy doing the dance parties on the trains. But mainly after therapy as when I want to be around people the least.


#16

Attitude is a complex thing. If you practice changing it you can effect the outcome of events that are within your power to change. You just have to know the limits of your power.


#17

Documentary Explores The Power Of Batman to Inspire and Heal

When Legends Of The Knight was first released in a handful of theaters in February, all the proceeds were donated to local charities. On November 18, the documentary will be released on DVD, capable of inspiring the rest of us with the power of Batman’s heroic, and human, story.

The feel-good film weaves together uplifting true stories of individuals who have embraced their inner superhero to overcome obstacles — or unselfishly given to their communities — because of their love for the Caped Crusader.


#18

At 108, Oldest Living Vet Likes Cigars, Whiskey and Driving to Church

Richard Overton, 108, is the oldest living veteran in the United States, but he’s as active as ever. On Tuesday, he served as grand marshal in Austin’s Veteran’s Day Parade.

Overton hasn’t slowed down at all. He still drives his old Ford pickup truck, attends church every Sunday, drinks whiskey in his coffee and smokes daily cigars.

His proud service to the nation was recognized by Obama in 2013.

”He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God,’” the president said at the event.
“He lived his life with honor and dignity. He built his wife a house with his own two hands,” Obama said.

After the war, Overton returned to work in the furniture business and served as a courier in the Texas State Capitol working for four governors. He made more friends there than most of us do in a lifetime.