Speak Your Mind
Mental health issues affect everyone. Shouldn't you know more? Now is the time to speak your mind and get the information you need. Join professional psychologist and host Dr. Carolyn Phelps each week as Speak Your Mind starts the conversation on mental health issues.
Expert Advice; Confidential Communication
Each Thursday, a panel of mental health professionals discuss the week's topic and help answer viewer questions live from the WDSE•WRPT studio. Questions can be phoned-in, text and emailed. Calls will be answered by a confidential team that will relay your question to Dr. Phelps. So feel free to ask the questions you've always wanted to ask and hear the reply in the comfort of your own home.
10/6/16: Living with Asperger’s
Since the psychiatric diagnostic manual now clumps “Asperger’s” under the umbrella of “Autism Spectrum Disorder;” what does it even mean to have Asperger’s? Do people with Asperger’s have a problem that needs to be treated or are they just different? Find out next time on SYM.
10/13/16: Preventing Suicide
On April 22nd of this year the NY Times published an article announcing that the suicide rate in the United States had increased to a 30 year high. Find o ut what each of us can do to lower those statistics and save lives. Next time on SYM.
10/20/16: DBT-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Transforming Lives
Dialectical Behavior Therapy – better known as “DBT” was first developed to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder. Ground breaking and life transforming. Find out more about how and why it works, and how elements of this treatment can be helpful for all of us.
10/27/16: Addictions and Families
It has been said that we are in the middle of an opiate addiction epidemic. But whether we are talking about opiates, alcohol gambling or anything else - addictions don’t just affect individuals, they affect the entire family. Learn more about families and addictions.
What kinds of questions can be answered?
Questions about the week's topic or guests, such as symptoms, personal experience, or treatment approaches are appropriate. Example: "Does it make things worse to drink if a person is depressed, or does it help them because they can forget about their problems?"
What kinds of questions cannot be answered?
Questions of a personal nature will not be responded to on this live television show. Example: "My 14 year old daughter just ran away from home. What should I do?"
Which questions get answered on the show?
Our co-hosts will be reviewing our viewer's questions with 2 goals in mind: creating an informative topic-related show and answering our viewers questions. While we will do our best to include as many as we can, please keep in mind that each question that is sent to us may not get directly answered.
This forum is not intended to resolve a crisis you are having right now. If you are having a crisis, call HDC's crisis line at 1-800-634-8775.