The Packet Post Child & Family Mental Health is the focus for “The Morning Show” on Thurs., May 21st at 9 AM

Child & Family Mental Health is the focus for “The Morning Show” on Thurs., May 21st at 9 AM

by: Press Release

Press Release
Mary Jacobsen, Host of The Morning Show

Psychologist Dr. Laura Goldberg and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Kimberly Hutchins will talk about the stressors and emotional challenges children and parents have been experiencing during these extraordinarily difficult times, offering suggestions for parents on how to cope, how to determine when to seek help, and how to find resources.

In the second half of the show, the Director of River Valley Charter School, Jonnie Lyn Evans will talk about the challenges and opportunities that students, teachers, parents and schools have been dealing with, and the creative solutions schools have been developing.

Where to find “The Morning Show”:

Live streaming on YouTube. Go to and click on the YouTube Icon.
Live Broadcast on Channel 9
Listen on WJOP (FM 96.3) on Friday at 8 AM, the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. or Wednesday at 3 p.m.

After Broadcast:
Visit, click the YouTube icon, then click the “Morning Show” Playlist.
Listen to Podcasts on the Sound Cloud; Go to and click on the Cloud, then scroll down.

[Programming note: Apologies to all who tried to tune in on Channel 9 last week and found garbled audio. We figured out what the problem was, and all should be clear this week. Thanks for your patience!]

Last Week’s Show:

On last week’s show, Mental Health during the pandemic was the topic. Link House Director Gary Gastman and Outpatient Services Director Chris Turner gave an overview of mental health challenges the pandemic has exacerbated, making it clear that we are not alone if we’ve been feeling lonely, anxious, depressed, confused, or had trouble sleeping. They described the many therapeutic and informational resources Link House and their Outpatient Center have to offer. You need not be alone. Connect! They welcome any and all calls at 978-834-6583

Aine Greaney also visited to talk about a new virtual seminar she’s offering on reducing stress and increasing well-being through the simple and accessible means of expressive writing. She also described some fascinating clinical studies that have documented the significant positive impact writing has on health. Check out her website for more information:

Here is a link to last week’s show:

From the Sound Cloud Archives:

Since moving to Newburyport, I’ve learned to love history, and to understand better the gift of knowledge of the past. Luckily for “The Morning Show,” Newburyport has plenty of historians.

One of my favorite interviews was with history professor at UNH-Durham Dr. Kabria Baumgartner. Her recent book, “In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America” fills in important puzzle pieces in the story of how public schools began to be integrated (long before the Supreme Court’s “Brown” decision) — in part through the unheralded efforts in the 19th century of African-American women and girls right here in Essex County!

I learned some amazing stories about their courageous, determined, and strategic efforts. But I also learned that history is not complete until or unless we hear from everyone who lived and made it — and our understanding of who we are as a people and nation depends on filling in the whole picture, and honoring all voices and contributors. Thank you, Kabria!

Here is the link:


Until next week: Spread the Word! Share the Wisdom!

Press Release

Press Release

View Bio