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Mental health issues affect everyone. Speak Your Mind is a call-in/talk show in which we raise awareness and start a conversation about mental health and mental illness in order to decrease stigma and inspire hope. Join licensed psychologist and host of Speak Your Mind, Dr. Carolyn Phelps and her guests each week as Speak Your Mind starts the conversation on mental health issues.

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Be a part of the conversation

Each Thursday, a panel of mental health professionals discuss the week's topic and help answer viewer questions live from the WDSE•WRPT studio. We want you to be a part of the conversation – because the questions you have, other people have too! Your call is answered off camera by a 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.

Call: 218.788.2844 or toll free at 877.307.8762


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Upcoming Shows:


10/25/18: Grief and Suicide
Surviving the loss of a loved one who has died by suicide has its own unique challenges. Learn more about grief in the wake of suicide.

11/1/18: Making Peace with Our Bodies
In the 1980’s, researchers discovered that most American women were dissatisfied and preoccupied with their weight – regardless of their actual weight. Unfortunately, this hasn’t changed over the years. Learn what’s behind our poor body image and how we can improve it. Making Making Peace with Our Bodies. On the next Speak Your Mind.

11/15/18: A Story of Hope
Join Dr. Carolyn Phelps for our season finale as we hear one family’s story of their lived experience, journey of recovery and what they have done and continue to do to foster and inspire hope.


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?

Dr. Phelps reviews your 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 in a life and death crisis call 911.

If you are having a mental health crisis, and you are reaching out for help or a conversation call Birch Tree Center Crisis Response Crisis Line at 1-800-634-8775.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273 8255 OR 1-800-273 TALK. Text MN to 741741 for a TXT conversation.