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.
The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer is just the latest version of a story heard way too often in America. Eric Gardner, Breanna Taylor and Aumaud Arbery are just a few of the Black lives that have been cut short due to the entrenched, systemic racism persistent in American culture.
The Rawandan Genocide, the Holocaust, and the ongoing plight of the Rohingya people, are just a few examples of the human capacity to persecute others for being different than ourselves.
Can an old dog learn new tricks? In his book, "Our Wisdom Years," psychologist Dr. Garfield makes the case that as we enter our 60s, 70s and 80s, we are actually entering into a “developmental stage.”
Prentiss Pemberton is opening up the phone lines for you to share stories of grace and compassion over the last 2 months.
As the novel coronavirus has forces the world to adapt to a “new normal,” telemedicine has become the perfect tool for the delivery of vital physical and mental health services while protecting patients and health care workers alike.
With routine, socialization and connection being such vital parts of mental health and wellness, how do we maintain these critical connections to family and friends?