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.
10/01/15: Depression in Children
When does a child’s sadness decline into depression, and how do you know the difference? Learn when it might be time to get your child some professional help on this edition of Speak Your Mind.
10/08/15: Rebuilding Your World after It’s Fallen Apart
Any life-altering occurrence beyond our control changes us and can leave us reeling in the aftermath. Learn how to get back on the path of a happy and healthy life on this edition of Speak Your Mind.
10/15/15: Breaking Free from an Eating Disorder
It’s the illness, not the cookie that will kill you – learn how recovery from an eating disorder is possible with the right help.
10/22/15: Restoring Inner Peace by Restoring Justice
What does it mean and how do we learn to forgive in the wake of the unforgivable? How can we learn from others’ forgiveness?
10/29/15: Top 5 Parenting Tips
5 things every parent can do and research says promotes healthy development in kids.
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.