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PBS Fort Wayne expands programming on COVID-19, mental health

News-Sentinel - 4/6/2020

Apr. 6--PBS Fort Wayne is expanding its live local discussion on the mental health impacts of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: A Mental Health Roundtable can now be seen weekly on Mondays, from 7:30 p. m. to 8 p.m. Dr Jay Fawver hosts this special edition of Matters Of The Mind, a live roundtable with other regional mental health experts, discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect mental health, along with suggestions, coping strategies and resources viewers may access while social distancing or staying at home.

Scheduled participants each week include:

--Dr. Siquilla Liebetrau, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bowen Center in Warsaw

--Dr. Matthew L. Runyan is a psychiatrist in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is affiliated with Parkview Regional Medical Center

--Fawver (psychiatrist, host of Matters of the Mind on PBS Fort Wayne)

Further, PBS Fort Wayne continues its live local coronavirus community forums each Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan, along with health and civic leaders from across the region. The programs include a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist viewers with questions.

All forums are available online: This web page includes links to PBS NewsHour's special report on the coronavirus as well as resources additional for families and educators.

PBS Fort Wayne broadcasts five channels, 24 hours a day: the main channel on 39.1; PBS Kids on channel 39.2; Create TV on channel 39.3; Explore on channel 39.4 (local and Indiana-centric programs international news, public affairs, and the best of public television documentaries) and PBS Fort Wayne WX on channel 39.5, providing National Weather Service Doppler weather radar, weather warnings and National Weather Service audio.


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