ermont Public Radio (“Vermont Edition”) is dedicating a week of outstanding programming to mental health care, and the ways that mental health can have far-reaching consequences for our personal lives and public policy. All shows have been recorded and include a transcript. Look at this line-up!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Mental Health Week: Psychiatric Crisis In Hospital ERs – People who are suffering psychiatric episodes can end up in the emergency rooms of community hospitals, where doctors and nurses say they are not equipped to provide the treatment these patients need. As Vermont Edition begins a week-long exploration of mental health care in Vermont, we look at the problem of emergency psychiatric care.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mental Health Week: Fighting Stigma And Discrimination – Why is mental health so hard to talk about? If conditions like depression, anxiety, or even schizophrenia can have such massive impacts on people’s lives, why can it feel like weakness to get help? We’re continuing our week of mental health coverage by focusing in on the stigma around mental health, and how to move past it.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mental Health Week: How Are Our Kids Coping? – It’s not easy to watch anyone struggle with mental health issues, but it might be even more difficult to see children battle mental illness. According the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mental Health Week: How Family Members Manage – The effects of a mental illness almost always stretch beyond just one person. Being the family member of someone with a mental health condition comes with unique challenges, and providing support to a struggling loved one can be both draining and heartbreaking. We’re talking about how mental health conditions impact family members and caregivers, and how those folks can take care of themselves as well as their loved ones.