Suicide Prevention

David McClister

The husband-and-wife singing duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount Trotter bring their passion for life to their music.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with them about the ups and downs they’ve experienced in their career and in a pandemic since the release of their sophomore studio album, "Hearts Town."

Veterans
Veterans Crisis Line / veteranscrisisline.net

Veterans Day 2020: The day we honor the men and women who fought for our freedoms and risked their lives serving in the military.

This year, many veterans face extra stresses returning back to civilian life, especially in a pandemic and numerous national disasters and civil unrest.  

Lisa Barry talks with Tyson Gatermann, Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, about concerns for the mental health of veterans this year.


Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine / cordem.org

Mental health is on a lot of people’s minds these days as we continue to try and stay healthy and strong during our current global health crisis.  We hear a lot about the “men and women on the front lines,” and that means our health care workers, doctors, and nurses who have been dealing with unprecedented health challenges in unprecedented times due to COVID-19.

September 17th is "National Physician Suicide Awareness Day."  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr Anne Dohrenwend, a psychologist who serves as St. Joseph Mercy Health System's Regional Wellness Coach for Physicians in Ann Arbor.


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University wants to help raise awareness for suicide prevention.


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County Health Department / washtenaw.org

In this segment of our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with outgoing health department officer Ellen Rabinowitz and her replacement Jimena Loveluck.


Lori Bush
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor therapist Lori Bush to talk about resiliency and how to develop the skills necessary to navigate the negativity in today’s world.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is the art of well-being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local parenting expert Nancy Serlin, who talks about teaching coping skills and resiliency to kids and how they learn from their families.


Many people have experienced shock and sadness following the suicides this week of popular fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  Even though we didn't know them personally, some people are struggling to process the deaths.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist and lecturer at the University of Michigan Dr. Robert Pasick about what to do to cope, and the stigma of mental health issues.


Eastern Michigan University

Most everyone has been touched one way or another by suicide.  To raise awareness of suicide prevention, a community walk is planned Friday, September 29th on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will begin with opening remarks from local 12th district Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Congresswoman Dingell about the event.

Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


Washtenaw County Public Health
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Health Department has a new suicide prevention support group for parents.

Cathy Radovich

A suicide ends one life and  it forever alters the lives of family and friends. It is an issue that, despite increased awareness, is still discussed in hushed tones and often with stigma attached. On Tuesday, February 7th, the Washtenaw County Public Health Department will host a town hall forum on suicide prevention at the Learning Resource Center in Ann Arbor.  With that in mind, 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan delves into the deeply personal impact of suicide and what measures are being taken to better protect at-risk lives in our community.