Promo tapings for DFWHC-sponsored “I’m Listening” radio program begin today
Catherine Carlton of MHMR of Tarrant County
Radio promos began taping today in advance of the September 9 two-hour broadcast “I’m Listening,” a program to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. The event is sponsored locally by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) in a continuation of its 2018 mental health and substance misuse efforts in the community.
Providing her expertise was Catherine Carlton, the communications director at My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, answering questions for radio directors today to be used to promote the program.
The live broadcast will air commercial-free from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on radio stations 98.7 KLUV, Jack FM, Alt 103.7 and 1080 KRLD; and from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 107.5 La Grande.
“The goal of the radio program is to create community awareness and to end the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “While the program will originate from Seattle and feature national celebrities, it will also include local medical professionals who will share stories and resources.”
Additional hospital participants to participate include:
• Ashley Rodriguez, community health worker manager at Baylor Scott & White Health;
• Sue Schell, vice president and clinical director of behavioral health at Children’s Health;
• Sherry Cusumano, vice president of community education at Medical City Green Oaks;
• Kimberly Branum, director of behavioral health and addiction recovery at Methodist Health System;
• Teresita Oaks, strategic planner at Parkland Health & Hospital System;
• Catherine Oliveros, vice president community health improvement at Texas Health Resources.