Mental Health

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Airs Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. Anger is a natural emotion, but left unchecked, it can affect mental and physical health. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m., alongside Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist, to talk about understanding and managing anger. Licensed Professional Counselor Greg Guerin will be our guest along with two guests from Active Recovery: Amanda Veuleman, Care Coordinator, and Cheven Bonnell, licensed social worker.

  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.

Kate Archer Kent

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.

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