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Reframing Perceptions Of Psychosis

Claiming patients who experience psychosis have a chemical imbalance is an easy and incomplete explanation to a complicated problem. Treating patients with medication doesn't work for everyone, but other options do exist. Some are finding hope and better quality of life with a more holistic approach.

Guests:

  • Oryx Cohen is COO of the National Empowerment Center, and is featured in and co-produced the documentary Healing Voices. He experiences periods of altered state.
  • P.J. Moynihan is a producer and the founder of Digital Eyes Film.  His latest work is as director and producer of the documentary Healing Voices.

The documentary 'Healing Voices' will be screened at the Glenwood Arts theater at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, and will be followed with audience discussion related to the film. To buy tickets and for more information, visit the Glenwood Arts website.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.