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Shining a Spotlight on the Self-Injury Crisis and Songs Addressing the Problem


This program originally aired on MARCH 20, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUESTS:  Eric D. Spruth, Ruth Halsted and Emalee Kay  

For Self-Injury Awareness Month, TOM LOUNGES welcomed down to the Lakeshore Studio -- ERIC D. SPRUTH, EMALEE KAY and RUTH HALSTED -- to represent The Self-Injury Support Groups of NWI's free hosting of the movie "TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS" (PG-13) starring Kat Dennings at the Hobart Art Theater on March 27th at 6 pm. The evening will serve to both educate and support those who struggle with self-harm and other mental health issues.

The program features several songs that address this troubling issue by the likes of R.E.M., Johnny Cash, Garbage and Between The Trees.

Co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council

Movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWbf1gpzqqo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWbf1gpzqqo

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.