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Caring for Your Mental Health, and Your Overall Health, and Notes on Integrating the Two

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Aired on Tuesday, September 15th.

Our guest on StudioTulsa is Dr. Erik Vanderlip, who is the George Kaiser Foundation Chair in Mental Health and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine at OU-Tulsa. Board certified in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Vanderlip also has a degree in public health and health services research, and he specializes in caring for medically and psychiatrically complex individuals. He'll be speaking at the 21st Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium, which happens later this week (September 17th and 18th) here in Tulsa. The event will be presented by Mental Health Association Oklahoma at the downtown Cox Business Center; the theme of this year's event is "Intergrating Healthcare: Mind, Body, Spirit." (Please go here to learn more about the upcoming Zarrow Mental Health Symposium.) Dr. Vanderlip chats with us about two topics he'll be addressing in detail at this symposium: "Integrating Behavioral Health into Care Management" and "The Behavioral Health Information Exchange."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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