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.

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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.

A Walk Across America

Oct 23, 2015
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Walking across America can provide a perspective that changes how you see the country, its people, and our place in it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Felipe Gonzalez, who is on his own journey walking across America, why he is taking on this ambitious task, and how it is changing him.

The Power of Music As We Age

Oct 7, 2015
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Research on how music affects our health and well-being consistently shows that it can have a profound effect on older people who are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 11, 2015
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Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that causes memory loss and cognitive decline, mostly in older adults. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Colorado, and Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about this life-changing disease, how it is being treated, and an upcoming local event to raise awareness of how to help those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Michal Rosenoer, Southwest Field Organizer at Conservation Colorado, about the importance of nature in our physical and mental health, current development proposed on public lands in southwest Colorado, and how conservation of these lands is critical to the well-being of our communities.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel and KSJD's Tom Yoder talk about food, how what we eat can have serious impacts on our mental health, the connection between our gut and depression, and foods we should avoid or increase in our diet to help maintain positive mental health.