- Gerald Herbert, photojournalist
If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.
A media diet of hostility, blame, confrontation and violence corrodes your civic outlook.
Visiting GNN is actually at the top of my self care list. Working in the mental health field means, among other things, passing along helpful tools like your site. And I have told so many people about it.
Psychologist proves life is livable for depressed, suicidal patient
using Good News Network
I'm a clinical and police psychologist. A 13 year-old boy was depressed and suicidal as he entered my office. He cited TV news as proof that there was no point to living, "Everything is out of control, it's all bad news, people are killing each other, terrorism, corruption, kids being slaves."
After I let him cry, I explained how TV news worked -- that it didn't reflect reality accurately -- and I showed him your site. He started to cheer up. He smiled and gave me a hug. Life was okay again.
Your site is proof of good news in the universe. Thanks.
Dr. Kevin Keough
November 29, 2002
Colin Powell: "I enjoyed reading the positive stories... Keep up
your good work"
Gen. Colin Powell
(Former Secretary of State)
Especially meaningful for first time mother with new babyMy mother just sent me the link to your website. I am so grateful to read all of the good news! It's especially meaningful to me since I just had my first baby; I need to know there's hope for his future, and this site reminds me there is! So thank you. It will now be the first thing I read when I turn on the computer :)
March 29, 2006
Antidote to the fear-driven horrors of terrorism coverage
Have enjoyed looking through some of your stories, particularly the "Good Things the Muslims Gave Us" which was a great antidote to the transcripts of the cockpit voice recorders from one of the planes that went down on 9/11 which I was reading last night.
Keep up the great work.
April 13, 2006
Rekindling an appreciation for the good things in life
"making a huge difference"
At first, I will admit, that your news articles weren't that interesting to me! Often, I've found myself skimming the articles, thinking "so what?!" But I believe this reaction is just from the desensitization that occurs with sensational news in the mainstream media. So I decided to continue receiving your RSS feed and guess what? Your daily stories have allowed me to rekindle a certain appreciate for the good things in life. The truth is, I was passing up a lot of good things in my life without realizing it. They just don't reach out and bite you on the butt like bad events do. But they are everywhere, just waiting to be noticed!
Please keep doing what you're doing. It is making a huge difference in the way I see my world.
April 11, 2006
Gave up reading news every morning... but now has another option
Today I typed in good news out of frustration and found your website. Thank you for giving me this option. I have been reading it all day and forwarded the link to my friends. You are doing a much needed and important thing. I appreciate you.
March 24, 2006
Since Iraq war began, depression set in;
Good news lifted it, made enjoyment possible again
Then I found your site. It lifted my spirits and helped get me out of the funk I was in. Now I'm going to school and enjoying the things I like to do.
And whenever I feel depressed, I visit your site and see what new good news has happened. Thank you.
August 25, 2003