Janis Clarke and Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ, introduce themselves and the new program, “Give God Permission.” Through their testimonies and reflections they unpack the meaning of the show’s title. They discuss discernment, responding to God’s will, and incorporating prayer into daily life. Janis sings Schubert’s Ave Maria and leads a decade of the Rosary, and Fr. Peter invites listeners to step out in faith and “Give God Permission” as this new adventure begins!
FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO, about mental health care in the hospital emergency room; mental health viewed as a “Non-Disease,” the lack of adequate insurance coverage and facilities for mental health patients, prescription drugs reaching epidemic proportions; the demand for prescription drugs fueled by advertising leading to the demand for harder drugs such as heroin; the death toll of drug abuse; its cost in dollars and personhood; and what can be done about all of these issues regarding mental health and drug abuse in general.