It's official: Jimmy Fallon will be at the March for Our Lives.

In "The Tonight Show's" first full episode since the Parkland high school shooting, Jimmy Fallon praised the student survivors and explained how he plans to help:

After expressing sympathies for the students and teachers who lost their lives when a 19-year-old gunman tore through the school on Feb. 14, Fallon explained why he's been so in awe of the student survivors.

"I think what the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable," he began his monologue.  

Fallon continued (emphasis added):


"They're speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction, and common sense than most adults. They're high school students. It's beyond impressive. That strength that they have, it's inspiring. They're angry, and they're doing something about it and creating change. This is a real revolution."

Cameron Kasky, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, addresses other teens after a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images.

In his monologue, Fallon said he'll be joining Parkland students at the March for Our Lives alongside other activists and celebrity supporters.

In the wake of the shooting — which left 17 people dead and injured several others — Parkland students have rallied a sustained push for common sense gun control solutions. They've been praised for their bold truth-telling during media interviews, passionate speeches demanding change, and social media activism calling on politicians to act.

"If all our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see," student Emma Gonzalez told a crowd of listeners in a rousing speech that's since gone viral.

Parkland student Emma Gonzalez. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students are also largely behind the planning and executing of the March for Our Lives demonstration scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. — a protest pushing for legislative answers to gun violence. The demonstration has gained support from several stars, including Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and Fallon.

"I stand behind you guys, and I will be marching alongside you with my wife and two children in D.C. to show our support," Fallon concluded in his monologue. "To every one of you who is speaking out, thank you. I'll see you March 24."

Learn more about and support the March for Our Lives.

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If someone were to say "video games" to you, what are the first words that come to mind? Whatever words you thought of (fun, exciting, etc.), we're willing to guess "healthy" or "mental health tool" didn't pop into your mind.

And yet… it turns out they are. Especially for Veterans.

How? Well, for one thing, video games — and virtual reality more generally — are also more accessible and less stigmatized to veterans than mental health treatment. In fact, some psychiatrists are using virtual reality systems for this reason to treat PTSD.

Secondly, video games allow people to socialize in new ways with people who share common interests and goals. And for Veterans, many of whom leave the military feeling isolated or lonely after they lose the daily camaraderie of their regiment, that socialization is critical to their mental health. It gives them a virtual group of friends to talk with, connect to, and relate to through shared goals and interests.

In addition, according to a 2018 study, since many video games simulate real-life situations they encountered during their service, it makes socialization easier since they can relate to and find common ground with other gamers while playing.

This can help ease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even PTSD in Veterans, which affects 20% of the Veterans who have served since 9/11.

Watch here as Verizon dives into the stories of three Veteran gamers to learn how video games helped them build community, deal with trauma and have some fun.

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Video games have been especially beneficial to Veterans since the beginning of the pandemic when all of us — Veterans included — have been even more isolated than ever before.

And that's why Verizon launched a challenge last year, which saw $30,000 donated to four military charities.

And this year, they're going even bigger by launching a new World of Warships charity tournament in partnership with Wargaming and Wounded Warrior Project called "Verizon Warrior Series." During the tournament, gamers will be able to interact with the game's iconic ships in new and exciting ways, all while giving back.

Together with these nonprofits, the tournament will welcome teams all across the nation in order to raise money for military charities helping Veterans in need. There will be a $100,000 prize pool donated to these charities, as well as donation drives for injured Veterans at every match during the tournament to raise extra funds.

Verizon is also providing special discounts to Those Who Serve communities, including military and first responders, and they're offering a $75 in-game content military promo for World of Warships.

Tournament finals are scheduled for August 8, so be sure to tune in to the tournament and donate if you can in order to give back to Veterans in need.

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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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