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'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' to air on AETN Nov. 21

Posted 10 Nov 2016

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will explore the holiday blues in the next episode of 'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' airing Monday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

The holiday season can be a joyous occasion, but it can also bring about stress, anxiety and sadness, commonly referred to as the holiday blues. This program will examine how to recognize the signs and manage it. Determining the difference between the blues and clinical depression is also discussed.

Panelists include: Nihit Kumar, M.D., child and adolescent and addiction psychiatrist, UAMS, and president of NAMI Arkansas; Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and assistant professor for the College of Public Health at UAMS; Joyce Wesley, LCSW, director of psychological health, Arkansas Army National Guard; and Ruth Trowbridge, NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group facilitator and state trainer.

Pamela Smith hosts.

'Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.' examines all areas of mental health, including stigma, illnesses, diagnosis, treatment and medications. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute of the Division of Behavioral Health Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).