mental health

Veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Jan 29, 2016
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder and Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 talk with Dr. R.J. Turner, staff psychologist with the Veterans Administration, about what post-traumatic stress disorder involves, the misconceptions that the public has about PTSD, and why its important to better understand this mental health condition.

Living Independently With A Disability

Dec 11, 2015
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The Southwest Center for Independence provides independent living services for people with disabilities, and facilitates the inclusion of all people into everyday roles. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with LuAnne Herman of the  Southwest Center for Independence about their mission to help people with disabilities to be respected members of their communities, and give back to the community from their unique strengths.

Internet Addiction and Our Mental Health

Dec 1, 2015
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about internet addiction, what it looks like in its most extreme cases, how it is affecting children, and how parents can look at their own behaviors and set limits to help maintain healthy relationships with the digital world.

Veteran's Affairs - November 27th, 2015

Nov 27, 2015
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The holidays can be a difficult time for veterans, and for servicemen and women who are away from their families at this time of year. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about why veterans struggle at the holidays, and how we can be more aware of their needs.

Eating Well and Feeling Well

Nov 9, 2015
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Food is such normal part of our lives that we sometimes forget how much what we eat affects our mood and well-being. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tess Challis, a vegan chef and author who helps people eat delicious, nutritious foods that also contribute to inner wellness and holistic health.