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WHRV Features Mental Health Awareness Specials

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In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month WHRV is airing weekly radio specials that explore mental health topics.

5/14 at Noon

The Homelessness Crisis & Mental Health

You can also listen live online.

Homelessness in the United States reached a record high in 2023. On any given night, more than 650,000 people experience homelessness. People living homeless have higher rates of untreated mental illnesses and substance use disorders than the general population. That can make it challenging to find a permanent place to live. This program will take the listener to the streets of New York City to hear directly from people who have lived homeless about what they needed most. We’ll also hear from experts who say the best mental health care for people living homeless is no-strings-attached housing.

5/21 at Noon

Schizophrenia: Finding Hope on a Hard Road

Schizophrenia affects about 24 million people worldwide. It can be a disruptive illness, making finding a meaningful job, attending school, or managing relationships difficult. People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment, but there is Hope. A growing body of research shows that it’s possible to live well with the illness with new interventions. This program shares stories about schizophrenia that don’t make the headlines. We’ll hear from people living with this illness and from leading experts about new treatments that make it possible to manage the condition.

5/28 at Noon

Birth & Depression: The Unspoken Conversation

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are the most common complications during and after pregnancy, yet 75 percent of postpartum problems go untreated. The consequences can be devastating. Suicide and overdoses are the leading causes of maternal death in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first-ever pill specifically aimed at postpartum depression, but most health plans don’t cover the medication. This unique program looks at the under-recognized public health issue of postpartum depression and the challenge of treatment. We’ll hear firsthand from people who have experienced it.