Mental health

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Paducah elementary schools have implemented a new program that aims to raise children’s self-esteem and benefit their mental and emotional health.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

In the wake of the January shooting at Marshall County High School, Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require schools to employ mental health professionals to recognize symptoms of trauma in students.

A growing shortage of psychiatrists across the U.S. is making it harder for people who struggle with mental illness to get the care they need — and the lack of federal funding for mental health services may be to blame.

The Meaning of Happiness Explored on Sounds Good

Sep 20, 2017
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    Tracy Ross and MSU Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri, continue their biweekly discussions on Sounds Good with an examination of the meaning of happiness. Together, they explore the psychology behind what it means to be happy and how you might improve upon and increase your own happiness. 

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Eastern Kentucky residents have access to more mental health providers than the rest of the state, but proportionately, there are fewer primary physicians in the Appalachian region.

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Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michael Bordieri, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the psychology of 'awe' regarding the total solar eclipse.

Memory Sunday: Churches Spread Alzheimer’s Awareness

Aug 2, 2017
Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

Experts on Alzheimer’s disease say it remains a “silent epidemic” among African-Americans, and that many do not receive the treatment they need. Researchers are joining religious leaders to  use the power of the pulpit to raise awareness.

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For a lot of pregnant woman, there are difficult choices to make as they weigh their own health and well-being against that of their unborn child. There’s been conflicting information about whether commonly-prescribed medications like antidepressants, which many people rely upon, can cause harm to the fetus.

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Nearly seven in 10 Kentucky adults know who to contact for services or treatment for depression.

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