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October 10th is World Mental Health Day. So, what better time for the 2nd Annual WFPK Mental Health Day broadcast! We’ve invited some experts and advocates to tell us how to support ourselves, friends and family who are living with a mental illness and how to remove the stigma around discussing mental health issues.  We’d like to hear from you as well. Call 502-814-6560 and tell us about a song that’s helped you deal with depression, dedicate a request in honor of a loved one or anything else you’d like to share. We may just use your comments and song suggestions on the air, October 10th

Remember there are resources for you, family and friends related to suicide prevention.
Louisville Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 502-589-4313.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
more resources below…

Here’s who’ll be stopping by
8 am – Jeremy Harrell founder of Veterans Club KY
9 am – Nancy S. Brooks, Executive Director – NAMI Louisville
11 am – Debbie Weiss, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services/Kristen Millwood, Development & Communications Manager – Wellspring
1 pm – Shanda Cool, LCSW, MDiv, Director of the Crisis Stabilization Units/Kimberly Spaw Johnson, Director of Development & Communications – Wellspring
2 pm – Andrea Gibson, poet and spoken word artist who is performing tonight at Headliners.
3 pm – Patty Murray, musician and documentarian of “A Special Kind of Wrong” about her sister’s battle with mental illness
4 pm – Geneva Robinson, Clinical Supervisor and Unit Manager – Centerstone Kentucky
5 pm – Heidi Joy Stenson to talk about the upcoming Low Key Concert at Zanzabar on Nov. 3 that’s part of the Tonal Change Podcast that’s dedicated to music and mental health.
6 pm – Jane’s Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro discusses his own journey living with addiction and depression.
7 pm – Patrick Rhodes, Director of Programs/Ericha Winters, Wellspring Works (IPS Supportive Employment) Supervisor – Wellspring
8 pm – Allison Cross, MT-BC (aka DJ Aly) – Restorative Sound

 

Resources continued
The Veterans Crisis and Military Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Crisis Text Line (free text message service) is 741-741
Centerstone KY: Acute Child Psychiatric Services Crisis Line is 502-589-8070 

Stacy is the WFPK Program Director.