StoryBoard 30

Exploring Our Stories. StoryBoard Memphis is a nonprofit multimedia resource for news and feature-length stories on local arts, culture, history, and community. This podcast is a longer cut of the half-hour radio show that airs on Memphis's FM 89.3 WYPL each Sunday evening at 5:30 PM. Taken right out of the pages of StoryBoard Memphis, this show asks Memphians to talk about their passions, their initiatives, or to just talk about what makes Memphis, Memphis.


episode 61: SB 30 Episode 61: Mental health help with Laurie Powell of Alliance Healthcare Services

“We’ve never seen anything like this in our lifetime. It’s traumatizing. And some people have better coping skills than others and have a support system. If you don’t have a well-developed support system and then you’re isolated . . . some of the things that are happening with mental health and substance abuse . . . it’s really tragic. We’ve seen people that have been sober for a decade that relapsed and went back to using because they just didn’t know any other way to deal with the stress.”

That’s Laurie Powell, CEO of Alliance Healthcare Services (AHS), talking about the added challenges today in the mental healthcare field. Join Laurie and SB 30 host Mark Fleischer for a conversation about how AHS and other mental healthcare providers are dealing with historic increases in support needs due to the pandemic, and about AHS’ CARE Program, which provides emergency support for individuals suffering from life-threatening issues related to mental health. And if you need or know of anyone in need of such support, the CARE team can be reached at 901-577-9400.

Learn more about the CARE Program at the Alliance Healthcare Services website,


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