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Understanding men's mental health, and overcoming depression

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe welcome new leadership; and the legacy of screen actor Donald Sutherland.

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Arizona Spotlight

June 27, 2024

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Featured on the June 27, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The Pascua Yaqui tribe celebrated their newly elected officials during an inauguration event on Saturday. A night filled with dance, music, and celebration marked a new era for the tribe’s council, welcoming leaders from many different walks of life into their new roles. Paola Rodriguez reports on what that night meant for those leaders, including some of the top issues they hope to tackle.

Pascua Yaqui Inauguration Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Julian Hernandez gives a speech at the council's inauguration at the Casino Del Sol on Saturday, June 22, 2024.
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  • June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness month, and Alecia Vasquez interviews Daniel Chafetz, a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Desert Sage Behavioral Health. Chafetz shares observations from his 22-years in the field about overcoming men’s reluctance to get professional help, and what he sees as some of their most common needs.
Daniel Chafetz headshot VIEW LARGER Daniel Chafetz is a nurse practitioner at Desert Sage Behavioral Health and has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years.
  • Find out how the drug ketamine is being used in a new way, to help those living with treatment-resistant depression. Mark talks with Dr. Irfan Fauq, staff psychiatrist and director of ketamine treatment at Sierra Tucson, to better understand an ongoing study and the results it is generating.
Irfan Fauq 2024 VIEW LARGER Dr. Irfan Fauq, staff psychiatrist and director of ketamine treatment at Sierra Tucson, in the AZPM radio studio.
AZPM staff/ Alecia Vasquez
  • And, film essayist Chris Dashiell explores the film career of the late Donald Sutherland, and finds the evolution of a different kind of movie star, one that projected a shy, cerebral personality with intelligence and vulnerability. These qualities distinguished Sutherland from the traditional "strong, silent type" of leading man.
Film Essays with Chris Dashiell spot Chris Dashiell is a regular contributor to Arizona Spotlight.
Donald Sutherland Wiki commons VIEW LARGER
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Don't Look Now Donald Sutherland VIEW LARGER The movie poster for "Don't Look Now", released in 1973, starring Sutherland and Julie Christie. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg. Sutherland named his first-born son after Roeg in 1974.

Donald Sutherland Dirty Dozen

Donald Sutherland Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

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