Tonight’s guests:

Shelley Stoehr,  8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Website: shelleystoehr.com

Shelley Stoehr is known as the edgy author of hard-hitting, emotional books for young adults.  Her critically-acclaimed novels include Crosses, the first young adult novel about cutting, which is still a favorite among teens after more than twenty years in publication.

Questions for discussion:

  • Is cutting an epidemic?  How many teens are “cutters”?
  • What is “cutting”?
  • What are some other forms of self-harm?
  • Why do young people engage in self-injury?
  • What do they hope to accomplish/how does cutting make them feel?
  • What are some of the root causes of a teen self-harming? (abuse… leads to next question)
  • You say that abuse is a root cause of a teen self-harming, what kind of abuse?
  • What are some of the myths about cutters/cutting?
  • What are the warning signs that a teen may be self-harming?
  • What should parents do if they learn their teen is self-harming?
  • Where can a teen go for help?
  • Shelley, you were a cutter, do you remember your first time cutting?
  • How did cutting make you feel?
  • How did you stop?
  • Shelley, you write novels for teens about serious issues such as self-harm.  Why write about the issues?


Lori Vann M.A., LPC-S, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Website: www.LoriVannCounseling.com

Lori Vann is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with over 12 years of experience researching & treating self-injurers and she has been named the “Guru of self-injury”.  Ms. Vann is in private practice in North Texas where in addition to seeing clients, she supervises interns, is a professional speaker, and mental health media consultant.  She is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Chapman University.


  • Why do people self-injure?
  • Is it a suicide attempt?
  • Aren’t people just doing this to get attention?
  • Why types of types of people injure?  Isn’t it just for Causian female teens?
  • How do you spot an injurer?  Aren’t they just the kids who dress in Goth or Emo attire?
  • How should parents or care-givers respond to finding out a family member has been injuring?
  • Should parents punish a kid who injures as a way to deter them from hurting themselves?
  • How many self-injurers have you worked with and how did you get into this specialty?
  • Will injurers grow out of this behavior?
  • What are some other concurrent symptoms or diagnoses that are associated with injury?
  • Why would adults self-injure?
  • Does the method of injury change over time or do injurers stay with the same form of injury?
  • What are some of the most common reasons why someone would injure?
  • Is injury more ocmmon now vs. in previous generations?
  • What are the treatment options or is treatment necessary?

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Jack Tatar, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Website: http://safe4retirement.com/

Jack Tatar is the author of  Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement which has reached #1 on Amazon in both the Personal Health and Personal Finance categories.


  • How should someone choose a financial advisor?
  • What does someone need to do to create a financial plan?
  • How do you manage your retirement income?
  • How does someone understand the complexities of Medicare and Social Security?
  • How can retirees manage their health and learn eat healthy?
  • Why is exercise no longer optional for retirees and how can theyimplement an exercise plan into your retirement?
  • How does someone create a positive attitude that will lead to a longer life?
  • What are the 5 Steps to effectively transition into retirement
  • How does someone learn to cope with the difficulties of losing loved ones in retirement?
  • What are the 10 Joys that will lead to a ŒSafe Retirement¹?
  • What is a ‘safe retirement’?
  • What’s the most important thing that a retiree can do to enusre a longer retirement?
  • How can retirees use new technologies and social media to connect with others?
  • When and how can children of pre-retirees have ŒThe Talk² with their parents about preparing for retirement?
  • How does someone stay up to date with all of the changing information related to retirement?

Bill L. Ralston III, CFP®  9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Kentucky Planning Partners


Bill began his career as a financial adviser in 2002.  Bill works with many distinguished clients, including individuals and companies.  He evaluates each client’s financial situation, helps establish and define goals, and develops ongoing financial, risk management,  and investment strategies to meet those goals.  Many of Bill’s clients are small business owners.  Bill is a Certified Financial Planner and has a B.A. in Economics from Bellarmine University.  Bill’s firm is Kentucky Planning Partners, located in the Flashcube building at the intersection of Shelbyville Rd and Hurstbourne Pkwy.  Securities and Advisory Services are offered through LPL Financial, A Registered Investment Adviser, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Questions for discussion:

  • How does someone know when they have enough money to retire?
  • What are the most common concerns for your clients?
  • What are the best ways to save for retirement?
  • How do I know if I am getting a good a return on my investments?
  • What are the first issues to address in developing a financial plan?
  • What are the most common investing mistakes people make?
  • What are the most common financial mistakes people make in retirement?

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