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Fall into Health with KLRN 2022
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Even here in South Central Texas, the autumn energy is in the air! This September and October, KLRN invites you to join us as we “Fall into Health!” We'll air programs related to maintaining the health of our bodies and minds. 

The past two years have highlighted the importance of mental health in particular, and its connection to our overall wellbeing. KLRN will also offer featured programming related to various mental health issues like anxiety, depression, suicide, and more. 

We have also included a list of resources that we hope serve to guide, inspire, and educate our community. 

Fall into Health on KLRN is proudly supported by University Health

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON KLRN 

 

Facing Suicide 
Tuesday, September 13 at 8PM | Channel 9.1
Available On Demand

FACING SUICIDE combines the poignant personal stories of people impacted by suicide with profiles of scientists at the forefront of research to reveal new insights into one of America’s most pressing mental health crises. Shining a light on this difficult topic can destigmatize suicide while revealing that there is help as well as hope for those at risk and their loved ones.

 

Scattering CJ 
Tuesday, September 13 at 9:30PM | Channel 9.1
Available On Demand 

Grieving mom, Hallie Twomey, put a call out on Facebook after losing her veteran son, CJ, to suicide. Her request: To honor her son’s memory by scattering his ashes in as many amazing places as possible. The request went viral. A global community formed to scatter CJ’s ashes in thousands of locations worldwide, helping Hallie find the courage to become a powerful voice in the fight against suicide.

 

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness  
Available to stream September 3 – September 17 

Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

Sit and Be Fit – Weekdays at 1PM on KLRN 9.1 

Classical Stretch – Mondays and Fridays at 1:30PM 
(weekdays at 1:30PM beginning 9/26)

 

NOVA: Ending HIV in America 
Premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 8PM | KLRN 9.1
(Re-airs Friday, September 23 at 12:30PM | KLRN 9.1)

Almost 40 years after the discovery of HIV, could we be on the verge of ending the AIDS epidemic in America? As of 2019, in the U.S., there were only 34,000 new cases of the disease—a feat that once seemed near-impossible to achieve. How did scientists and the public health community tackle one of the most elusive deadly viruses to ever infect humans? Can innovative drugs bring new infections to zero? This is the story of an incredible scientific achievement and the public health work that still needs to be done to end HIV in America.

 

NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope
Wednesday, September 21 at 9PM | KLRN 9.1

When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment. In an unprecedented move, Cuban researchers are working with U.S. partners to make the medicines more widely available.

 

Mysteries of Mental Illness (Episodes 1 & 2)
Friday, October 14 at 3PM & 4PM | KLRN 9.1
Watch a preview 

Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society. The four-part series traces the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. It explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness and gives voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences.

NOVA: Can Psychedelics Cure? 
Wednesday, October 19 at 9PM | KLRN 9.1 

Hallucinogenic drugs—popularly called psychedelics—have been used by human societies for thousands of years. Today, scientists are taking a second look at many of these mind-altering substances–both natural and synthetic–and discovering that they can have profoundly positive clinical impacts, helping patients struggling with a range of afflictions from addiction to depression and PTSD.

Mysteries of Mental Illness (Episodes 3 & 4)
Friday, October 21 at 3PM & 4PM | KLRN 9.1
Watch a preview 

Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society. The four-part series traces the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. It explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness and gives voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences.

State of Health Town Hall presented by KLRN
Thursday, October 27 at 7:30PM | KLRN 9.1
Learn more 

Join KLRN as we sit down with esteemed medical experts to discuss the most pressing health issues facing our community. The State of Health Town Hall is presented by KLRN with support from University Health

 

Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic  
Friday, October 28 at 3PM | KLRN 9.1
Watch online | Versión en español

Blood Sugar Rising follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the US, costing more than $325 billion each year. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness through portraits of Americans whose stories shape the film.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • 988 Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) 
    • 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 
  • Clarity Child Guidance Center
    • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Their staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, they work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.
  • How to start therapy
  • Mental health vs. mental wellness
  • Mindfulness positively affects your mood and your health
  • Boosting your Mental Health
  • The Trevor Project:  
    • The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
  • David’s Legacy:
    • David’s Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate cyber and other bullying, of children and teens, through education, legislation, and legal action.
  • Transgender Education Network of Texas
    • The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) provides a number of resources for Transgender Texans, including a Translifeline number and helpful guides and materials for parents of Transgender kids.
  • PFLAG San Antonio (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with the LGBTQ Community)
  • San Antonio Gender Association
    • The San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA) is a peer-to-peer support group for the San Antonio transgender community. Their site offers information on meetings and a list of local resources for the San Antonio Trans and Nonbinary community.

KLRN MENTAL HEALTH-FOCUSED BLOG POSTS 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Flu Season

COVID-19 Information

Monkeypox Information

Diabetes

Additional Health & Wellness Information

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & KIDS

EDUCATOR VIRTUAL TRAINING EVENTS

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