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.
1/4/17: RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE: EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH
We all know that exercise is good for us physically. But did you know that exercise also improves our sense of well-being, decreases depression and anxiety and improves our ability to concentrate. Learn how cardiovascular exercise can improve your well-being and transform your life.
1/11/18: OPIATE ADDICTION: HOPE THROUGH RECOVERY
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, it may be hard to believe that there is any reason to feel hopeful. We’ll share what one center is doing in response to the epidemic. The Best News? The Center is right here in Duluth! From Opioid addiction to hope through recovery.
1/18/18: THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM
We have all experienced anxiety and worry and for some of us that anxiety is debilitating; trapping people in their minds. Yet anxiety is a highly treatable mental health condition. So whether you experience anxiety a little or a lot – Join us for: The Chemistry of Calm.
1/25/18: GRIEVING WELL: DEATH AND THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE
Families are complicated: sometimes wonderful, sometimes messy. So how do families cope with and adapt to the death of one of its members. And how does that adaptation process affect how we are in relationship, not just to people in our family, but in our ability to be in relationship with anyone. Grieving Well: Death and the Family Life Cycle.
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.