New radio show to tackle mental health psychology | THE DAILY HERALD

APAP SXM members child/adolescent psychologist Stephanie Haseth, heath care psychologist Sanne Gruijters and health care psychologist Caroline van Oost record an episode of “Next Level Thinking.”

 PHILIPSBURG–“Next Level Thinking” is a new radio programme focused on “mental health psychology” hosted by the Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals St. Maarten APAP SXM. It hits the airwaves on SXMGOV Radio 107.9FM at 8:00pm today, Monday. New episodes will be aired every Monday.

The first episode will cover an introduction to psychology, followed in the next weeks by stress in adults; stress in children and adolescents; why do we celebrate?; healthy lifestyle: alcohol, drugs and food; dealing with hurricane season; positively influencing a child’s development; what if your child is developing differently?; mental health: what does it mean and how is it to live with a psychiatric disorder?; and life with a disability.

The radio show is an initiative of the Department of Communication DComm, a part of the Ministry of General Affairs.

The show stemmed from APAP SXM’s recognition as an instrumental stakeholder by the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA post-Hurricane Irma. The group helped schools and the public to understand and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

After the first interview with APAP SXM on DComm’s programme “Inside Government,” the department decided to zoom in on the topics of psychology, human behaviour and thinking, and the major role these play in shaping the future of St. Maarten since it became a country within the Dutch Kingdom.

The episodes will feature information and insights from developmental psychologist Alexandra van Luijken; neuropsychologist Zuleima Violenus-Salmon; child adolescent psychologist Stephanie Haseth, heath care psychologists Carmencita Chemont, Sanne Gruijters, Caroline van Oost and Miranda Veltman; pedagogue Joyce Zwanenburg; board certified behaviour analyst Honey Sheridan; and orthopedagogue Henriette Scheurs-van Mil.

Source: The Daily Herald