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LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation

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When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? Author Jessica Lahey discusses raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence.

LISTEN: ‘Keeping Love Alive’ co-authors discuss coping with Alzheimer’s

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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.
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LISTEN: Addressing eating disorders among athletes

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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.

LISTEN: Conquering the clutter

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The label “hoarder” is often thrown around in society as a way to poke fun at someone or to point out excessive clutter. But hoarding is, in fact, a very serious and overwhelming condition that affects somewhere between 10 to 15 million Americans.
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LISTEN: Dating after the pandemic

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Perhaps the biggest impact from the past year has been on our social lives, as lockdowns and limits on gatherings forced us into isolation. For many single people, this put traditional dating on hold.
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LISTEN: Gray divorce — causes, consequences and prevention

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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.

LISTEN: Recognizing racism as a pandemic

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Racism is beginning to be recognized as a public health crisis that contributes to disparities and inequities in health care experienced by the Black, Indigenous and people of color communities.

LISTEN: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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On this program, we'll devote the entire show to listener questions and comments about anything related to mental, behavioral or emotional wellness.

LISTEN: An insider’s look at ADHD

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The symptoms can make living with people with ADHD challenging and leave many parents at a loss for how to deal with their child’s behavior.
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LISTEN: COVID-19’s impact on kids’ mental health

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Remote learning, the loss of sports and activities and social isolation have caused an increase in anxiety and depression for children of all ages over the past year.

LISTEN: Working the frontlines of teen suicide prevention

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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.

LISTEN: Teens talk mental health to combat stigma

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The stigma associated with mental health remains one of the biggest barriers to young people seeking effective treatment. Teens involved with Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling hope to change this story by sharing their own.

LISTEN: When it comes to anxiety and depression, why is it so hard to reach men?

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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.
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LISTEN: Hear from Anchorage teens about how COVID-19 has impacted them

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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.
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LISTEN: The number of couples divorcing late in life has more than doubled since the 90s. Why?

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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?
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LISTEN: Everyone gets anxious, but anxiety disorders keep people in a state of high stress.

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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.”
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LISTEN: As the pandemic continues, more of our time is spent staring at screens. How do we maintain a healthy balance?

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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.

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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?
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LISTEN: Is it safe to send kids back to school?

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As coronavirus cases spike in the U.S., states are in a mad scramble to figure out what to do about kids returning to school in the fall. Is the virus really “low risk” for kids and how easily do they catch and spread it?
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LISTEN: In the era of social media, connecting it easy. But how do we find genuine connection with others?

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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.