Mental Health

James Locklin

Join us Wednesday evening at 6pm for the latest edition of Drive Time With Dr. Douglass. Dr. Adrian C. Douglass MD, FACP will be joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Shaw Wendy Fortuchang and they will take your calls live as we talk about how to beat the holiday blues. Many people have a hard time during the holiday season, whether it's grief, depression or other issues. Dr. Douglass and his guest will provide life hacks designed to help you feel better if you're feeling down, and explain how and when you should seek help.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with poet and author Bassey Ikpi about her new book I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying.  Ikpi is a mental health advocate who has shared information about her challenges after passing out during the Def Jam Poetry tour.  

This week on The Local Take I speak with Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard about his recent lawsuit filed against the U. S. Justice Department regarding the death of former Clark Atlanta University Student Jamarion Robinson. Robinson lost his life in 2016 after federal law enforcement attempted to apprehend him at this girlfriend's apartment in College Park. He was shot over 70 times.

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with author Romal Tune about his new book Love is an Inside Job. He shares his journey and how he came to embrace therapy along with faith for a better life. He mentions his youth and having a "man" image that didn't allow him to be human.  He talks about his "fab five" the men in his life that allow him to share without judgement. 

The Local Take acknowledges July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Sheila Williams  about her life journey that led her to a career in the mental health.  

She shares that her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression. Growing up she understood that something was wrong with her mother, but she was repeatedly misdiagnosed.