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“Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.” - Early Childhood Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Month and to recognize it, we’re airing a special episode of “Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.” focused on mental health issues in early childhood on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m.

The first five years of a child’s life is a very important time to begin watching for the early signs of mental health issues. Finding and taking care of these problems with supports and therapies when children are young can stop mental health problems from getting worse and help make life better and easier. These early supports and therapies can stop permanent damage, help children get ready for school, and give them better chances for success as kids and adults.

A group of experts from the University of Medical Sciences (UAMS) will join host Pamela Smith to talk about the types of problems that can begin in a child’s first five years; how common the problems are and what may put them at risk; different ways to help prevent mental health problems; and how to intervene early on when mental problems are found.

Experts who will join us for this “Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.” episode are: Dr. Jill Fussell, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at UAMS; Dr. Sufna John, post-doctoral fellow for the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UAMS; Dr. Lorraine McKelvey, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS; and Dr. Nikki Conners-Burrow, associate professor for the College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS.

“Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.” is underwritten by the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute of the Division of Behavioral Health Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.,” 6:30 p.m.