Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout our communities in Alaska. Whether you yourself have struggled with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or you know someone who has, its vital to know that help is available and where to find it.
Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? And what are the right things to do when it comes to protecting your children from addiction.
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?