SYM Blog Archives: October 2013

Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health and Mental Illness

October 28, 2013

A little late getting this out this week, but fabulous guests we had on Thursday night with Casey Ladd, the Director of Child and Family Services at the Human Development Center, and Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, a perinatal and postpartum mental health specialist from the Twin Cities area who works in the Allina and children’s clinics. [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Relationship Issues

October 18, 2013

I thought last night was a lively conversation and special thanks go out to Mr. Greg Anderson and Ms. Joanne Fairfield for sharing their wisdom and evening with us. So some of the crucial elements in a healthy relationship include, as you heard last night, good communication, a commitment to each other and the relationship, willing [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

October 11, 2013

What a wonderful show last night and I want to thank all my guests, David Fleissner, Dr. John Glick, and Tom Lewandowski for giving up their evening for us. An especially warm shout out goes to David, a wonderful ambassador for recovery with mental illness. Let’s review some of the main points of schizophrenia before we [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Addictions

October 4, 2013

Last night we heard an amazing story of resilience from Patty Wheeler whose husband was killed tragically by a drunk driver. That driver received a 9-month prison sentence which was seen in 1982 as a “stiff penalty.” On that early morning in 1982, Patty received a phone call we all dread and want to believe [...]

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