Rogers experts speak on preparing for life after COVID, reducing stigma, more in May06/14/21 10:05:am
Every month, Rogers psychologists, psychiatrists, and other staff members share their perspectives in the community by participating in media interviews, webinars, Facebook Lives, and other presentations. Here is what they spoke on in May:
Preparing for life after COVID-19
To address the anxiety many people are feeling amid the reopening of society, the following Rogers doctors participated in media interviews: Hemalatha Rajanna, MD, on WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee); Tyler Rickers, DO, on WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee); Chad Wetterneck, PhD, on WISN-TV (ABC 12, Milwaukee) (link unavailable); and Brenda Bailey, PhD, on WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee).
Coping with trauma
Jerry Halverson, MD, shared insights on coping with trauma on WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee) following a number of high-profile shootings in the state over the previous several weeks.
De-stigmatizing mental health
Sue McKenzie Dicks, vice president, Healthy Culture, spoke to BRAVA Magazine about how people can support loved ones facing mental health challenges. This interview served as a companion piece to an article featuring the recovery stories of two Madison-area women who received treatment at Rogers.
To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, host Andy Riggs from WXSS-Radio (103.7 FM, Milwaukee) moderated a Rogers Facebook Live with Dr. Halverson and McKenzie Dicks on the dos and don’ts when talking about mental health.
Clinical supervisor Laura John and therapist Jenna Kemink from the Appleton clinic were interviewed for a story on how to break mental health stigma with WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay).
Ahead of the May 15 SOFA event that Rogers sponsored, McKenzie Dicks and Michelle Maloney, PhD, spoke with the That’s So Money program on WISN-Radio (620 AM, Milwaukee) and Janet Gatlin, manager, regional outreach marketing, talked with the Oconomowoc Enterprise (link unavailable).
Adjusting to loosened mask guidelines
Following the CDC’s loosened mask guidelines, Dr. Halverson spoke on the impact on mental health with WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee). Dr. Rickers also discussed the topic with WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee) and WISN-TV (ABC 12, Milwaukee).
Supporting those impacted by the pandemic
Amanda Heins, PsyD, offered viewers of WISN-TV (ABC 12, Milwaukee) advice on how to manage pandemic stress in children.
Maria Recker, a behavioral specialist in Appleton, told WBGA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay) how the pandemic has changed the way Rogers treats patients with OCD.
Dr. Halverson discussed a new study with WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee) that indicates that one in three people who had COVID-19 develop a mental health condition within six months.
Shining a spotlight on Rogers
Kelly Piacsek, PhD, vice president, Research, and Allison Lancione, clinical services supervisor at Silver Lake, were interviewed for a WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee) story on their roles with a firefighter mental health survey.
Martin Franklin, PhD, held a webinar on “Tics and Tourette Syndrome: Treatment using Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics.”
Matt Pochinski, director of Environmental Services, explained how Rogers maintains its landscaping with Facilities Maintenance Decisions magazine.
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