Mental Illness

Connections: Discussing telepsychiatry and virtual mental health support during the pandemic

Local medical professionals say the number of telepsychiatry visits has increased significantly during the pandemic. This hour, we discuss the value of...
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Fri, 04/24/2020 - 10:22am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of the book, "Prozac Nation"

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of “Prozac Nation,” died Tuesday at the age of 52 from cancer. Wurtzel’s memoir chronicling her experiences with...
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Fri, 01/10/2020 - 9:23am
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Connections: How are mental health and homelessness connected?

How are mental health and homelessness connected? The Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center is preparing for its annual Riverwalk , a fundraiser which...
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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:39am
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Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding the film, "Joker"

The new film “Joker” depicts a man suffering from mental illness who turns to violence. Mental health advocates have been split by two themes in the...
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:41am
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Connections: Actor Sean Astin on eliminating the stigma of mental illness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Those individuals are family members,...
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:38am
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Connections: Dr. Elizabeth Ford on mental health in the criminal justice system

Dr. Elizabeth Ford is the author of “Sometimes Amazing Things Happen.” It’s a book about stories from a prison, where she worked to understand the lives...
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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:22am
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Connections: How to help children who struggle with suicidal thoughts

New research shows the number of children and teens visiting emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts to take their own lives has doubled...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:02pm
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Connections: Discussing "Bird Box," and how mental illness is depicted in the media

The new film “Bird Box” has generated a lot of buzz. Some of that buzz comes from advocates for mental health awareness, who say the film perpetuates...
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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:19pm
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WATCH: Mental health disparites for people of color

https://youtu.be/4vW4YCcI5ZU Most racial and ethnic minority groups have similar - or in some cases, fewer - mental health disorders than their white...
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Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:35pm
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Connections: Discussing suicide prevention and loss

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked concern among mental health advocates, who note that celebrity suicides can have a...
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Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:03am
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