As part of our series called “Mental Health Moments,” which runs monthly throughout 2015, Sue McKenzie, program director of Rogers InHealth and a featured guest focus on a different mental health topic and includes a story of recovery, with the goal of helping people to feel comfortable talking about mental health and seeking out effective help. The series is recorded live on the “The Morning Blend” television program, which airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on TODAY’S TMJ4 Milwaukee television station.
Each topic in the "Mental Health Moments" series is listed below:
- The December segment will offer helpful advice on healthier ways to handle holiday stress.
- The November segment focused on experiential therapy, which has a powerful impact helping people make stronger, deeper connections to key concepts covered in their ‘talk’ therapy sessions.
- The October segment featured Dr. Brad Riemann, clinical director of Rogers' OCD Center and CBT Services, to raise awareness and understanding about OCD ahead of OCD Awareness Week.
- The September segment highlighted National Recovery Month and the WISE coalition's work to reduce stigma and increase inclusion.
- The August segment covered some key points to help emotionally prepare our college students for the new stages in their lives.
- The July segment discussed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which impacts about 8% of Americans.
- The June segment focused on summer as an excellent time for parents to help children build resiliency.
- The May segment focused on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which helps people change patterns of behavior that are not effective, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse.
- The April segment featured Dr. Roger Luhn, medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital - Brown Deer, talking about what care at this new hospital will look like when it opens this spring.
- The March segment focused on adolescents who are dealing with a dual diagnosis of a mental illness and substance use/addiction.
- The February segment summarized the levels of care available, from prevention to intervention, which support our mental health in times of challenge.
- The January segment covered New Year's resolutions and the steps on how to make significant and lasting change in your life.
You may view prior "Mental Health Moments" segments here.