2-15-18 Getting Through Traumatic Anniversaries (Radio)

Thursdays 1-2 pm MT on KLZ 560 AM Call in number: 303-477-5600 Security expert and President of SSI Guardian, Michael Yorio, discusses the tragic shooting on Valentine’s Day at a Florida High School where 17 have died. The assailant is in police custody amidst speculations about his mental health. It’s also the tenth anniversary of […]

How Violence Impacts Children

October 11, 2013 – Children are exposed to violence in their communities and in their homes at alarming rates. What are the psychological and emotional effects of exposure to community violence? How does it impact school functioning/academic performance? What are the long term effects on mental health and well being? What can adults and schools do […]

Surviving the Floods: Critical Incident Stress Management

September 20, 2013 – Colorado has experienced unprecedented flooding over the past week. Everyone responds differently during a disaster and many will need help coping with the trauma. My guest is Pat La Plante, a licensed counselor who is also a member of Denver Seminary’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team. She will teach us about […]

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

December 14, 2012 – As I write this, 20 children and 6 adults have been shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut. We can expect children to exhibit some of the same signs of acute trauma as adults, however, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry describes several additional effects of “One-Episode […]

Mental Illness Awareness Pt. 1 – Anxiety

September 28, 2012 – Did you know that about 1 in 4 American adults is diagnosable with a mental disorder? Do you know the signs of the most common mental disorders? Do you know when and where to go for help? In 1990, the US Congress established the first full week of October as Mental […]