Public radio stations: Use the opportunity of the national broadcast of The Infinite Mind's "A Road to Recovery," airing the week beginning September 14, 2005, to explore critical issues regarding mental health care and services in your community. Work with your listeners and community mental health organizations, advocates and professionals to create local follow-up programming.
The Infinite Mind presents the second in our series of special reports on the psychological impact of Hurricane Katrina. Last week we looked at conditions “In the Wake of the Storm." This week, The Infinite Mind continues its coverage with “The Road to Recovery,” airing the week starting September 14th, 2005.
With thousands dead, tens of thousands homeless and a mass exodus from the Gulf Coast, what can we expect the impact will be over the next few months. What will it take for the nation to heal?
"The Road to Recovery," features the nation’s top psychiatrist, Dr.Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, who discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and says "let's rebuild the mental health system, and do it better."
Also, historian James Gregory takes us back 70 years to a time when hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma residents fled natural disaster and wandered the country in search of a better life. He identifies a growing concern about the sustainability of America's sympathy, based on the history of public sentiment about migrants of all backgrounds in previous times.
We hear from sociologist Betty Morrow, who specializes in disaster recovery, about the experiences of those affected by Hurricane Andrew. She says Katrina victims will need lots of help and that the nation is likely to forget about them in a short while.
We also speak with the directors of the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Drs. Matthew Friedman and Alan Steinberg, and examine mental health right now and expectations for the coming months. They provide helpful tips for self and family care. And we take a trip to Poccotola, Mississippi where a remarkable camp has been set up to shelter and treat the families with autistic children who survived the hurricane.
Plus, commentary from John Hockenberry.
This special program provides an important chance for your station to work with mental health advocates and professionals in your community to localize these stories.
Visit our web site (www.theinfinitemind.com) for more information on contacting mental health advocates in your community who can speak about these issues, or you can call LCM's outreach coordinator, Anna T. O'Neal, at 617-682-3709 (toll-free 877-765-6610) or email her at Anna@LCMedia.com
Public radio stations that do not normally air The Infinite Mind are free to record the program off the public radio satellite and broadcast without cost.
Public Radio Station Satellite Feed Information:
This week's show will be available on our weekly public radio satellite feed this Wednesday September 14th @ 13:00 ET and again on Thursday, September 15, 2005 @ 19:00 ET Frequency is A71.9
Promos are part of the PRSS Weekly Audio Promo Service, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 ET and 21:15 ET. http://www.prss.org/producers/marketing/audio_promos.cfm
Last week’s broadcast, “In the Wake of the Storm: A Special Report” is still available to download in broadcast-quality MP2 from the PRSS web catalog from www.prss.org
This week’s program, "The Road to Recovery," will be available for download in broadcast-quality MP2 from the PRSS web catalog from www.prss.org starting Wednesday, September 14, 2005.
Both programs are also available by CD or as a MP2 file via FTP.
For more information about feeds of the program contact Aaron Read, The Infinite Mind's technical director at Aaron@LCMedia.com or June Peoples, executive producer, at June@LCMedia.com or by phone at 617-682-3700.