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Mental health

  • According to the Arkansas State department of Health, Washington and Benton County each reported between four to six drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people in 2023, respectively. This is a significant decrease to overdose rates in these areas in 2022, which averaged closer to nine to 16 people per 100,000. Yet both of these counties are steadily growing, despite the downward spike. What resources are available to members of our community who continue to struggle with addiction? And what might be the reason behind the decrease in overdose deaths?
  • In this week's edition of the "Northwest Arkansas Business Journal," "Capitol View's" Roby Brock discusses how the Urban League of the State of Arkansas aims to improve education and mental health with CEO and President Scott Hamilton and Chairman Sherman Tate.
  • On today's show, a new initiative is being introduced in K-12 schools across Arkansas. Also, working to make Arkansas-Asian business connections stronger. Plus, Fayetteville-based Gar Hole Records is staging another two-night concert event.
  • Across the state and country, school district administrators are having trouble recruiting and retaining qualified educators. The ongoing teacher shortage is notably difficult for smaller, rural districts to overcome. Some, like the Lincoln Consolidated School District, are looking to their schools’ calendars for solutions.
  • Deneshia and Joi were so honored to talk with Shakira about this topic. Trauma is all too common for many of us. Sometimes it is difficult to heal. We hope this episode serves as a reminder that you are more than the trauma that has happened to you. We hope you find the tangible tools discussed in this episode helpful. If you need help reach out! You can visit https://www.arcrisis.org to find out about ways to seek immediate crisis support. If you need to talk to someone ASAP dial 988. It’s the 24/7 crisis/suicide hotline. Don’t stay quiet. Reach out! You are not alone!
  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Department of Human Services recently announced a $9.5 million grant to increase mental health access in primary care settings.
  • Dr. Candice is an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studied sexual wellness and liberation. She is the host of F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast, as well as How to Love a Human, a liberation podcast that asks people with multiple marginalized identities what the world would be like if it loved them. She has published over 50 research articles, been featured in HuffPost,Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times - among others, and featured on podcasts like The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema and Sex with Dr. Jess.
  • Today on The Outline: LISA Academy in Fayetteville hosted its official grand opening at the new location on Van Asche Drive. Also, The Center for Poultry Excellence at the University of Arkansas will host researchers from around the world this month for the International Avian Influenza Summit. Plus, The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is awarding grants to help boost adolescent mental health.
  • In this episode Deneshia and Joi tackle the issue of Imposter Syndrome! Today's topic is all about dispelling the lies we tell ourselves regarding imposter syndrome! Joi shares the research on how these cognitive schemas get us stuck as Black Women. All people probably from time to time struggle with Imposter Syndrome! Here they discuss the role of institutionalized racism that continues to impact the Black Community and Black Women altogether.
  • Deneshia and Joi begin a new season with a discussion about honoring life’s transitions! Joi shares some big news with the listeners! Deneshia talks about the importance of guarding our emotional energy. Deneshia shares that transitions are maybe not always so exciting. She hopes our listeners make space for all the emotions that come up with transitions. Joi tells us more about boundaries and how to define them.