Prentiss Pemberton

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Line One: Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine was approved for Treatment Resistant Depression in 2019 and has quickly become a growing treatment option for this challenging form of depression. Despite the current buzz around this newly approved approach, many questions remain. How safe is Ketamine? What are the side effects? And is it effective? On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest discuss the uses, risks, and benefits of Ketamine in treating mental health conditions.
The Serpentine Tors in western is likely a similar landscape to what the first Alaskans encountered 20,000 years ago. (National Park Service, Alaska photo) Serpentine Tors

Line One: How loneliness affects our health

A new report from the US Surgeon General highlights a trend of loneliness and isolation among Americans. According to the report, lack of connection with other people can create adverse health effects on par with frequent smoking. On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton explores the mental and physical health benefits that come with a sense of belonging and connection and what can go wrong when they’re missing.

Line One: Everything Left to Remember

Steph Jagger lost her mother before she really lost her. As Jagger’s mother succumbed to Alzheimer’s she struggled to remember her favorite song, drink, and most heartbreaking of all, her own daughter. On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton speaks with Jagger about her and her mother’s story of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, detailed in her book Everything Left to Remember.
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Line One: Celebrating Sobriety

Sobriety can be one of the most consequential changes someone can make in their life. It has the potential to improve your mental and bodily health, but it’s also a difficult path that faces stigma and barriers in the healthcare system. March is Alaska’s Sobriety Awareness Month, and on this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton talks with Recover Alaska’s sober heroes about their stories, and the ways sobriety has changed their lives.
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Line One: Disabilities and Winter Isolation

On this next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton speaks with guests from the Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired to discuss the challenges and possible solutions for people with disabilities in the Winter.

Line One: Living with the End in Mind

On the next Line One Prentiss Pemberton speaks with Ordained interfaith Chaplain, Barbara Becker who will discuss her new book, HEARTWOOD, which chronicles her search to find the answer to 1 Question: Can we live our lives more fully knowing someday we will die?
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Line One: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information and Resources

On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from Azheimer’s Resource of Alaska will discuss Information, support, and resources for people and families living with dementia in Alaska.
Every Memory Deserves Respect

Line One: Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing

One Approach for treating PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). On the Next Line One, Trauma survivor Michael Baldwin, and Dr. Deborah Korn Will join Line one Host, Prentiss Pemberton to discuss their new book “Every Memory Deserves Respect”.
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Line One: Therapeutic foster care

The State of Alaska has struggled to provide appropriate treatment options for kids who experience significant mental health problems. Often these youth are sent out of state or end up in the juvenile justice system. One alternative that is not widely known are therapeutic foster homes. In this episode of Line One Prentiss Pemberton and guests have an informative discussion about what it takes to make a difference in the life of an Alaskan child.
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Line One: Eating disorders

On this episode of Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance discuss these complex illnesses and explore resources and treatment options for people suffering from Eating Disorders.
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Line One: When and how to seek psychiatric medication

Many people struggling with mental health issues may want to consider psychiatric medication, but don't know where to start.

LISTEN: ‘Shining a light’ on suicide awareness

Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout our communities in Alaska. Whether you yourself have struggled with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or you know someone who has, its vital to know that help is available and where to find it.

LISTEN: Deescalating situations with E.A.R.

Like it or not, dealing with angry, upset people is inevitable. Learning some simple skills can help deal with high conflict situations in an effective way.

LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation part 2

Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? And what are the right things to do when it comes to protecting your children from addiction.

LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation

When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? Author Jessica Lahey discusses raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence.

LISTEN: ‘Keeping Love Alive’ co-authors discuss coping with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can receive. It also takes a tremendous toll on the partners and children of those suffering from the unrelenting march of this incurable disease.
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LISTEN: Addressing eating disorders among athletes

Guests from the Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance discuss the impact of the pandemic on eating disorders and take a look at the frequency among athletes.

LISTEN: Conquering the clutter

The label “hoarder” is often thrown around in society as a way to poke fun at someone or to point out excessive clutter. But hoarding is, in fact, a very serious and overwhelming condition that affects somewhere between 10 to 15 million Americans.
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LISTEN: Dating after the pandemic

Perhaps the biggest impact from the past year has been on our social lives, as lockdowns and limits on gatherings forced us into isolation. For many single people, this put traditional dating on hold.
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LISTEN: Gray divorce — causes, consequences and prevention

Co-authors and therapists Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenberg discuss their book, "Home Will Never Be The Same Again," and shares tips and tools to help families navigate later in life separation.