Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can receive. It also takes a tremendous toll on the partners and children of those suffering from the unrelenting march of this incurable disease.
Guests from the Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance discuss the impact of the pandemic on eating disorders and take a look at the frequency among athletes.
Co-authors and therapists Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenberg discuss their book, "Home Will Never Be The Same Again," and shares tips and tools to help families navigate later in life separation.
Suicide is currently the leading cause of death in Alaska for young people age 12 to 19. Youth suicide prevention advocate Justin Pendergrass shares his journey through abuse, addiction and mental health and how those experiences led him to work on the frontlines of teen suicide prevention.
Like anxiety and depression, mood disorders are among the most common mental health problems, affecting roughly 40% of the population at some point in their lives. Thanks to national efforts to address this major public health issue, some of the stigma associated with having a mental health problem has diminished, resulting in more people seeking treatment. While this is encouraging, there remains one major demographic holdout to those changing attitudes: Men.
Imagine being a teenager living during a pandemic. How would you stay connected to friends and engaged in school? What impact would it have on your emotional and physical health? And, what about all the missed experiences like dances and graduation is exactly what is happening, right now, for teens all over the world.
Since 1990 there has been a 250% increase in divorce rates for people older than 50. What are the reasons behind this rising trend? What are the mental health implications on both divorcees and their adult children?
Anxiety Disorders impact almost 20 percent of adults yearly. Panic attacks, phobias, paranoia, and Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors, are just a few of the psychological manifestations of “anxiety gone wrong.”
LISTEN: As the pandemic continues, more of our time is spent staring at screens. How do we maintain a healthy balance?
It is easier than ever for us to get lost in hours of television, gaming, and scrolling through social media. How do we find and maintain balance in our lives when nothing is as it was?
LISTEN: Parenting during a pandemic means managing mental and physical health in new ways. We’re here to help.
COVID-19 has altered our lives dramatically, and will for the foreseeable future. how will we each navigate our individual challenges in a way that will foster growth in us and our children?
LISTEN: In the era of social media, connecting it easy. But how do we find genuine connection with others?
In her new Book, “400 Friends and no One to Call” Val Walker explains how people from all walks of life can end up struggling to find real connection and meaning with others.