Prentiss Pemberton

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Unmasking brain injury

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People who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience a wide range of symptoms, from a headache to death. Often these symptoms are subtle and can be missed by care providers, family members, and coaches.
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Dealing with the loss of an active duty family member

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Parents of active duty military members live daily with the fear of death when their child makes the decision to serve, but when the reality comes to be, loss is often complicated by many factors that they could not have imagined.

Teen voices: stories about mental health, stigma and hope

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Despite the fact that almost 50% of the US population experience mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, mental health awareness and advocacy programs are often poorly funded.

Infant, child and adolescent wellness

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Childhood is a time of significant developmental change. Along with this enormous growth, come some expected and unexpected challenges to a child’s health and wellness.
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An inside look at college boys becoming men

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In her newest book Fraternity, investigative journalist Alexandra Robbins takes a deep dive into the world of college fraternities and the challenges experienced by young men as they move from boyhood into manhood.

Mental health literacy and first aid

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Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to recognize and assist someone who is experiencing a mental health related crisis.

Living well and sparking a climate revolution

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The word environment has become interchangeable with the word nature. That dualism contributes to the idea that humans are outside of nature, unbound by natural laws, or special among all species.

The impact of social media on our emotional, cultural and social health

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Not all of what is available on the internet is bad, but learning to manage it and filter out the noise is a difficult task for adults and nearly impossible for teens. Prentiss Pemberton discusses the traps and pitfalls of social media and how we can consume it in a way that does not harm our health.  Thanks for listening!

Why we elect narcissists and sociopaths and how we can stop

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Far from being a problem that exists in the past, there is a worldwide rise of authoritarian leaders who proclaim to be “heros” and promise a return to greater times and glory. Prentiss Pemberton is joined by a leading expert to discuss electing narcissists and sociopaths.  Thanks for listening!

Tuberculosis in Alaska

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Alaska has led the nation in reported tuberculosis cases for decades, and at double the national rate. On the next Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and guests discuss the health risks of tuberculosis and the importance of testing and treatment.  Thanks for listening!

After the fall: Craig’s reaction

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On July 21st 2002, Expert Rock Climber Craig DeMartino, fell 100 feet and landed on his feet, sending a shock wave through his body, crushing vertebra, shattering his legs, damaging internal organs, and leaving him broken and fighting for life. But, there is more to the story. Thanks for listening!

Surgical interventions for obesity

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The root causes of obesity are a complex combination of genetics, mental health problems, dietary habits, and a lack of physical activity. For people who struggle with weight loss a surgical approach may be the best option to help reduce and keep off the weight and improve quality of life. Thanks for listening!

Alaska teens’ perspective on mental health stigma and advocacy

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The stigma of mental health is one of the biggest barriers to people seeking effective treatments for depression and other mood disorders. Mental health advocacy programs are often poorly funded compared to visible medical conditions like cancer and heart disease. Thanks for listening!
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Perinatal mental health

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Nearly 1 in 7 women experience significant anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy, which can lead to distress for the entire family. “Perinatal Mental Health” is one of the most critical, complex, and misunderstood components of maternal care and is often not addressed until after childbirth. Thanks for listening!

Parenting with love and limits

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Pushing back against the authority of parents is a normal part of the individuation process for teens.  These behaviors can usually be handled with patience, discipline, and love. Thanks for listening!

The power of nonviolent communication

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Much of the way we talk to, and about each other, is violent communication. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a method of communication developed to foster empathy and connection in high conflict situations.

“The Anatomy of Peace”- how to stand against hate and fear

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University of New England Philosophy Professor, Dr. Subrena Smith and Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton discuss how each of us can work as individuals and as communities to promote unity and connection in this time of fear driven conflict and talks about how to counter the escalating Nationalism we are seeing many of today's so called civilized societies. Thanks for listening!

Emotional coaching: The heart of parenting

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Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage therapist, Mandy Casurella, discuss an approach to parenting that focuses on identifying and validating a child’s feelings, so they can learn the critical skill of managing their emotions in a way that promotes self-awareness and self-regulation. Thanks for listening!

Understanding schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the world’s population and is one of the most feared and misunderstood mental health health problems that a person can experience. What do we know so far about the causes of Schizophrenia? What are the common misconceptions about this disorder? And, what does the research tell us about the effectiveness of the treatment options? Thanks for listening!

Medicaid in Alaska: excessive spending or an investment in our future?

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Why is Medicaid important to the health our community? What is the real cost to Alaskans of funding these programs? And, what are the long term savings associated with a healthier population?