Articles Tagged: mental health

Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

No Fear

October 27, 2014

One of my best skating buddies had the phrase “No Fear” shellacked onto the bottom of her right skate – the skate she lands jumps on. And that’s how she jumps – without fear. During her competitive heyday she had some of the best jumps in the world. Not just Duluth or even Minnesota – [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Medications

February 10, 2014

Well, I wasn’t just whistling Dixie last night on the show when I said I had tried to cram a three-hour show inside of 24 minutes (which is approximately the real time that we have to actually discuss any topic on the show). I could have had both of them back on for the next [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

January 7, 2013

It was great to be back after the holiday break.  I hope everyone out there had a good holiday, full of peace and joy.  What a great show we had with three super star guests.  The catch phrase of this program is “mental health issues affect everyone.  Shouldn’t you know more,” and if you were [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

DEATH AND LOSS: HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH GRIEF

December 11, 2012

I thought last week’s show was a wonderful show with great information from our truly expert guests.  Here are some things to remember:  children need the facts about a dying person or a person who has died in language that is age-appropriate for them.  Parents can be helpful by: 1)       Checking out what their child [...]

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Depression

October 29, 2012

We got a whopping 14 calls this week for our show on Depression! Thanks to all of you out there for participating in the show.  And now, here’s a recap. The primary symptoms for Major Depressive Disorder are:  a depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day; significantly decreased interest or lack of pleasure [...]

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Episode 2 – Good Mental Health

October 15, 2010

QUESTIONS FROM EPISODE #2:  “GOOD MENTAL HEALTH” Question:  “If you have depression, is it easier to get better alone or with others?” Answer:  Research indicates that one of the best treatments for depression is medication combined with cognitive behavioral therapy.  (Of course, there are other treatments which can be very effective for some individuals).  But [...]

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