Dr. Shelley Visconte

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Airs Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. How do we help our children cope during the pandemic? Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Chelsey Vincent, Licensed Professional Counselor Jessica Oliver, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Michelle Kohler to talk about how to help children adapt, how to answer questions without scaring or oversharing, homeschooling and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. to talk about how to help children adapt, how to answer questions without scaring or oversharing, homeschooling and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. 

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Airs Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders, alcohol sales surged. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. as host Dr. Shelley Visconte is joined by Dr. Nicholas Goeders, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health, and Kent Dean, Director of CADA School of Addiction and Behavioral Health, to talk about how the pandemic has affected alcohol and substance abuse addictions. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Angela Pellerin, L.P.C., and Director of Counseling Services, LSUS Student Development; and Dr. Paula Atkins, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Development and Dean of Students at LSUS, to talk about mental health issues during the current pandemic and some of the challenges faced by college students. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 6 p.m. In our current time of a global pandemic and civil unrest, people are likely to be feeling more stress and anxiety. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Clint Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Natashia Fields, Licensed Professional Counselor, both with Clint Davis Counseling and Integrative Wellness, to talk about mental health during this time. Questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tune in this Thursday for Health Matters. Dr. Joseph Bocchini, infectious disease physician with Willis-Knighton Health System, will update us on COVID-19. Dr. Randall Brewer will be our host, and Dr. Shelley Visconte will join to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health.

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Airs Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Shelley Visconte hosts this pre-recorded discussion on addiction and recovery with Kit Gamble and team members from the Lincoln Nova Vital Recovery Center in Ruston, La.

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Airs Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. When is restlessness or inability to pay attention a disorder? Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, psychologist, counselor, and marriage and family therapist, will talk about ADHD with Licensed Professional Counselors Kathryn Costello and Devin Faircloth and graduate student ChiChi Zhang.

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Airs Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Nicole Lahr and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Linda Grayson to talk about how play therapy can help children and families. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the U.S. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Licensed Professional Counselors Elsie Dittman and Courtney Espenan to talk about causes and treatments of anxiety disorders. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6 p.m. Studies have been showing that major depression is on the rise across all age groups. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about depression with Licensed Professional Counselors Andrea O’Neal and Kathryn Costello. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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