Health Matters, Television for Life
Health Matters has returned, with a new host but the same dedication to providing insightful and informative content on various aspects of health and wellness.
Host Aaron Luna leads the discussion with healthcare professionals, specialists, and experts who share their knowledge on critical health issues. A former news anchor and reporter, Aaron brings his journalism talent and interviewing skills to a program celebrating its 20th season.
Filling the shoes of retired producer Teresa Lukens is Camille Troxel, who builds the show content with panelists and produces a video vignette for each program featuring additional expert voices or inspiring stories of individuals who have overcome health challenges.
With this new talented team "Health Matters" aims to continue as a reliable source of information, fostering a better understanding of health issues and encouraging proactive measures for a healthier lifestyle.
Viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions in advance for the panel. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING FEBRUARY 22
“Meeting the Mental Health Challenge”
More and more adults are seeking help for mental health issues like anxiety and depression. However, finding care can be difficult. This month on Health Matters, Aaron Luna sits down with three local experts to discuss why it can be so challenging to find mental health services. We’ll also look at the ways the community is getting creative to meet the need and take a look at how Spokane Public Schools is helping students without their leaving school.
Our Panel: Dr. Billie Tyler Private Practice Therapist & President Elect for the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Sean Wright Clinical Program Director for Lutheran Community Services Dr. David Crump Director of Student Services, Spokane Public Schools.
Health Matters: A Collaborative Endeavor with Multicare – Bringing You In-Depth Insights, Produced by KSPS PBS.
The Opioid Crisis
Opioids, including pain killers, heroin, and fentanyl are part of a serious public health epidemic. Health Matters looks at programs to help addicts and their families, and the efforts to prevent the flood of pills from coming into our communities.
Washington Recovery Helpline
Behavioral Health Helpline
Opioid Treatment Program Spokane Regional Health District
Greater Spokane Coordinated Opioid Fentanyl Outreach Initiative
Providence Chemical Dependency Service
MultiCare Substance Use Disorders
Veterans Drug Treatment And Rehabilitation
Compassionate Addiction Treatment (CAT)
Daybreak of Spokane (youth)
Excelsior Youth Services
Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations (13-17 yrs)
Former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington
Lt. Rob Booth
Spokane Police Department
Chris Greer, RPh
Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center
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