Rebekka Reuter of Pacifica Radio Network talks with Dr. Scott Terry from Fairfield, IA. Dr. Terry is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the Executive and Clinical Director of the Ardent Counseling Center. He is also host of “Mental Health Matters with Dr. Scott Terry” on 100.1FM KRUU, a low-power station in Fairfield, IA. The conversations centers on matters of mental health within the framework of the integrative therapy model. In the first half of the program, we talk about the stigmas of suicide, the variety of therapy, and what it means to be co-dependent in today’s world. The second half of the program talks about everyone’s tendency to maladapt to our problems. He’ll then talk on accessible therapy resources, and end with words of encouragement for the difficult road that is finding out what is right for you. For more information on KRUU-LP, go to www.kruufm.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, start by talking to a health care professional. If you do not have access to one, try contacting one of these resources: the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a phone number and online chat (800-273-8255); the National Alliance on Mental Health, aka NAMI, has a Crisis Text Line (741-741); contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233; the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673. Call 9-1-1 if in an emergency.