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Today on “Off Mic” with guest host Post-Tribune columnist Jerry Davich we’ll take a look at the broader picture behind all the “We’re Hiring” signs at local businesses, with insights from an economics professor at IUN about the ongoing "great reassessment of work,” as it’s called.

We’ll also hear from a Gary pastor who says he went through hell after contracting COVID-19 – “the worst 17 days of his life” – and how he now feels compelled to spread the gospel about vaccinations for the deadly virus.

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The pressure to track kids down, get them engaged in school, and come up with lesson plans they can do remotely or in-person is a lot for one person to handle. Crawfordsville language arts teacher Emily Race said she's exhausted.

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The COVID-19 outbreak is creating increased demand for mental health services — lots of people are feeling anxious, or are getting depressed. At the same time, traditional mental health services have been disrupted. In-person sessions are not possible at the moment, nor are group sessions. How are providers and their clients adjusting?

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NORTHWEST INDIANA - Ken Page, Psychotherapist, host of the Deeper Dating Podcast and author of the bestseller, "Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy," discussed with Lakeshore Public Radio Show Host/Reporter Sharon Jackson, how people can improve their well-being by improving their love relationship.

Page suggest that people improve their well being by improving their relationships, by doing regular assessments on how they are doing.  

Educators Learn Advocacy At School Health Conference

Jun 28, 2019

How A Community Helps People Suffering After Gun Violence

Jun 5, 2019
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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on school layoffs in Griffith, a multi-million dollar cleanup is underway on the Lake George Canal, Sharon Jackson has details on an upcoming renaming ceremony at Indiana Dunes National Park,  Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Purdue Pharma, Jill Sheridan and Carter Barret report on student mental health, and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with a conversation with Scott Pelath on the Kanakee River Basin Commission. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Indiana Marks 100 Problem-Solving Courts

Apr 8, 2019
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Prevention Program Puts Mental Health First

Dec 6, 2018
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Purdue University Professor Doug Samuels led the study. (Photo courtesy of Purdue University)
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UIndy Launches Addiction Counseling Programs

Apr 5, 2018
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Today:    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch visited northwest Indiana recently for a speaking engagement before the Northwest Indiana Forum.  She also stopped by Lakeshore Public Radio and Sharon Jackson spoke with her about her comments on the Region.

We bring you that conversation, along with a "Lakeshore Focus" program with host Keith Kirkpatrick and his guest, Jake Messing, Director of Behavorial Health at St. Catherine's Hospital.  "Lakeshore Focus" airs on Lakeshore PBS on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Death Penalty Ban For People With Mental Illness

Oct 11, 2017

A record number of stakeholders from around Indiana met to learn about the state’s progress and challenges in the field of mental health and addiction.

Indiana’s annual Mental Health Symposium began 20 years ago. Indiana University Institute of Psychiatric Research director John Nurnberger helped organize from the start. He says while there’s greater mental health awareness in Indiana – stigma is still a major barrier.

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