Mental Health

  Airs Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Do you have those moments when you just can’t recall something that you know–like a name– at the moment and wonder if you’re having abnormal memory problems? Join hosts Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio. They will be joined by psychiatrist Dr. Marc Colon to talk about memory, how it works and problems that can occur. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublic radio.

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Aired Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. It’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can interfere with our daily activities or contribute to a variety of health or behavioral issues. Host Dr. Sanford Katz led a discussion on conditions related to sleep. Our guests were Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist with the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions’ Children’s Center; Dr. Nabil Moufarrej, Medical Director of the Neurology and Sleep Clinic in Shreveport; and Dr.

Airs Sunday, October 25, at 6 p.m. The incredible technological and scientific advances of the last few decades have paradoxically come with growing patient and physician dissatisfaction. Technical expertise is often essential to save lives, but so are effective communication and trusting partnerships. How do we balance wisdom with knowledge? And care with caring? Join distinguished physician and professor Abraham Verghese in an Aspen Lecture that looks back at the past and forward to envision the future we want.

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Professional counselor Barbara Thorne-Thomsen of Shreveport retired from her practice this month. She turned 90 last week. Over the decades, she called her patients “clients” and their struggles became part of the fabric of her life.

“I just think I got to know the finest people in the world. I cared about them, and I knew a lot about them. We walked a lot of miles together,” Thorne-Thomsen said.

REPEAT Broadcast for Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m
First Aired Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. 
What is creativity and how can creativity affect mental health? We addressed these questions and more on this Health Matters with Psychiatrist and multi-media artist Dr. Pat Sewell, and Joe Bluhm , an award-winning illustrator, designer and caricaturist from Moonbot as our guests. Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte hosted and took your calls and questions during the show.

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