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Health Matters, Television for Life

Your opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions in advance for the panel. Send your questions to

Providence Health Care
WSU Spokane

Mental Health in Stressful Times

Thursday, November 19th at 7pm/8 Mtn

It’s common to feel stressed or anxious during this time. It may be especially hard for people who already manage feelings of anxiety or emotional distress. Our expert panel will explain how to manage your stress, cope with difficult situations and find resources for support. And we take you along with the Spokane Police Department’s Behavioral Health Unit, which pairs mental health clinicians with cops to help give people earlier and better access to mental health resources.


Laree Shonda
Executive Director, NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tamara Sheehan, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Providence Health Care- Behavioral Health Director

Scott Bowmer
NAMI Volunteer

David Crump
Director of Student Services - Spokane Public Schools

Sgt. Jay Kernkamp
Spokane Police - Regional Behavioral Health Unit

Jan Tokumoto MEd, DCR
Frontier Behavioral Health

Oscar Haupt LCSW
Providence Elderplace

Helpful Links

Frontier Behavioral Health 24/7 Crisis Line

NAMI Spokane
Helpline -509-838-5515 or Text “NAMI” to 741741

NAMI National Helpline
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Regional Health Crisis Line

Regional Crisis Line, Washington Listens

Providence Health & Services

Providence Elderplace Spokane

Spokane Public Schools Behavioral Health

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