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Youth Suicide: No Family Is Immune

12/12/2017
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Talking to kids about suicide and suicidal thoughts is an important key to prevention. In this podcast, Tammer Attallah who is the Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Services at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital and Kim Meyers who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services describe to KSL's Maria Shilaos how identify risk factors and how to have important conversations with your teens.

Duration: 00:07:32


Preventing Youth Suicides Through Better Health Care

12/12/2017
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Getting the proper help is key in preventing youth suicide. In this podcast, Tammer Attallah who is the Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Services at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital and Kim Meyers who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services describe to KSL's Maria Shilaos what parents can do to get the best health care for their children.

Duration: 00:12:21


Youth Suicide Stats & Social Media

12/12/2017
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New data on the alarming increase in youth suicides provides some insight on the use of technology and social media. In this podcast, Tammer Attallah who is the Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Services at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital and Kim Meyers who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services describe to KSL's Maria Shilaos how parents can help their children engage in social media in a healthy way.

Duration: 00:09:34


Youth Suicide: New Data Provides Insight

12/12/2017
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Alarming new data shows a 136 percent increase in the number of youth suicides in Utah between 2011 and 2015. The report doesn't identify a single risk factor, but it does provide insight into how to help kids foster healthy connections. In this podcast, Tammer Attallah who is the Administrative Director of Behavioral Health Services at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital and Kim Meyers who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services describe to...

Duration: 00:11:56


Recovery Support: Treating Addiction as a Chronic Illness

12/4/2017
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How can each of us make a difference in the nation's opioid crisis? KSL's Maria Shilaos talks with USARA's Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about why addiction should be treated like other severe chronic illnesses and what types of conversations can make a difference for those in recovery.

Duration: 00:07:24


Recovery Support: Giving Hope to Those in Recovery

12/4/2017
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Peer-to-peer support, validating strengths and celebrating successes provide hope for those recovering from substance use disorders. KSL's Maria Shilaos talks with USARA's Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about impactful ways family and friends can make a difference.

Duration: 00:11:08


Recovery Support: Language Choices Make a Difference

12/4/2017
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Changing the stigma that surrounds addiction includes eliminating labels that cause harm to those in recovery. KSL's Maria Shilaos speaks with USARA Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about how our use of language can better support access to treatment and recovery.

Duration: 00:07:15


Recovery Support for Substance Use Disorders

12/4/2017
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Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness or USARA is working to celebrate, advocate, support and empower people as they recover from addiction. KSL's Maria Shilaos talks with the USARA's Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about how the organization is working to change the stigma around addiction and improve long term recovery.

Duration: 00:12:05


Simple Breathing Techniques Can Reduce Stress

11/27/2017
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A five-minute exercise can help you take stock of what’s happening right now. Licensed social worker for Intermountain Healthcare Marc Potter talks with KSL’s Maria Shilaos about mindfulness based stress reduction. Learn how a simple breathing exercise can help you reduce stress and live in the present.

Duration: 00:09:09


Mindfulness & Meditation to Deal with Stress

11/27/2017
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There's a big difference between meditation and relaxation. Learning to be keenly aware of what’s happening in the present and yet holding it more lightly. Licensed social worker for Intermountain Healthcare Marc Potter talks with KSL’s Maria Shilaos about using meditation to be more present and less reactive to stress.

Duration: 00:08:37


Attitude Can Be a Game Changer When it Comes to Stress

11/27/2017
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Mindfulness is being keenly aware of what’s happening in the present and yet holding it more lightly. Licensed social worker for Intermountain Healthcare Marc Potter talks with KSL’s Maria Shilaos about being aware of your thoughts and then changing your attitude so you are less reactive to those things that trigger stress in you.

Duration: 00:07:33


Is Stress Making You Sick?

11/27/2017
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When the mind perceives a threat, it initiates a number of system-wide physiological responses that can lead to anxiety, depression, diabetes, and heart disease. The experts say most of us are doing a poor job of managing stress. Licensed social worker for Intermountain Healthcare Marc Potter talks with KSL’s Maria Shilaos about identifying stressors and increasing our capacity to deal with them through mindfulness and meditation.

Duration: 00:09:09


Opioid Addiction is Not Just a Choice, it's a Chronic Illness

11/19/2017
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Utah ranks among the highest for non-medical use of pain relievers for those age twelve and older. There's an estimated 134,172 Utahns living with a substance use disorder, yet only ten percent are receiving treatment. Psychiatrist for Davis Behavioral Mental Health Noel Schenk and Daniel Johnson, who is in recovery for opioid addiction, tell KSL's Maria Shilaos that opioid addiction is not just a choice, it's a chronic illness that needs treatment.

Duration: 00:06:31


Medications Can Improve Recovery for Those with Opioid Addictions

11/19/2017
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From 2000 to 2014, Utah experienced a nearly 400% increase in deaths from the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Psychiatrist for Davis Behavioral Mental Health Noel Schenk and Daniel Johnson, who is in recovery for opioid addiction, tell KSL's Maria Shilaos how medications help those with opioid addictions engage in treatment rather than engaging in addictive behaviors. They also discuss where to turn for help. Go to https://dsamh.utah.gov to learn more.

Duration: 00:09:54


Those Little Lies That Help You Get By May Be a Sign of Addiction

11/19/2017
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Addiction can be defined as compulsive drug seeking behaviors that occur despite any harmful consequences. Psychiatrist for Davis Behavioral Mental Health Noel Schenk and Daniel Johnson, who is in recovery for opioid addiction, tell KSL's Maria Shilaos how addiction changes in brain function. They also describe how an opiate addiction can quickly become a heroin addiction.

Duration: 00:08:52


Are Your Pain Killers Killing You?

11/19/2017
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Prescription opioids affect the same brain functions as heroin and morphine, so they possess an intrinsic abuse and addiction liability. Psychiatrist for Davis Behavioral Mental Health Noel Schenk and Daniel Johnson, who is in recovery for opioid addiction, tell KSL's Maria Shilaos how prescribed opioids can lead to addiction and who is at greatest risk. Learn if you or someone you love is at risk, and why they see opioid addiction as a chronic illness.

Duration: 00:11:01


Treatment for Severe Anxiety

11/12/2017
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While we all manage some level of anxiety, how do we know when it has reached an unhealthy level? Lead Psychologist at Primary Children's Hospital Dr. Bruce Poulsen describes the signs of severe anxiety with KSL's Maria Shilaos and discusses the types of treatment that are available.

Duration: 00:07:24


Recognizing and Reacting to Teen Anxiety in a Healthy Way

11/12/2017
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Making mistakes is a part of life and a part of helping young people cope with anxiety. In this segment of Healthy Mind Matters, Lead Psychologist at Primary Children's Hospital Bruce Poulsen and KSL's Maria Shilaos address the types of conversations parents should be having with their kids. Dr. Poulsen says it's important for parents to know that it's okay to mess up. He says it's what comes after those mistakes that makes a difference.

Duration: 00:10:40


Helpful Conversations with Teens and Young Adults About Anxiety

11/12/2017
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The incidence of severe anxiety in college students has nearly doubled over the past decade. In this segment of Healthy Mind Matters, Lead Psychologist at Primary Children's Hospital Bruce Poulsen and KSL's Maria Shilaos have tips for recognizing anxiety. They also have ideas for having conversations that are helpful, while not being patronizing.

Duration: 00:08:21


The Role Parents Play in Helping Their Child Manage Stress

11/12/2017
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Stressors in our society are adding to the increased levels of anxiety we are seeing in children, teens and young adults. In this segment of Healthy Mind Matters, Lead Psychologist at Primary Children's Hospital Bruce Poulsen and KSL's Maria Shilaos address what parents can and should be doing to help their children. They also consider the importance of exposing young people to stressful situations and allowing them to face what they fear.

Duration: 00:10:13

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