The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Next Your Health Segment: November 12, 2018 7 p.m. on MPT's Direct Connection Your Health

Men’s Mental Health / Seniors & Chronic Disease – A Community Conversation


Dr. William T. Regenold, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) 

Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health, University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) 

Anxiety. Chronic disease. Depression. Suicide. While these may not be fun topics for people to discuss, they are all vitally important to an individual’s health.

On November 28, the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are bringing together health experts, individuals with “lived experiences” and community members for the “Not All Wounds Are Visible – Community Conversations: Let’s Talk About Depression and Anxiety” event to discuss these issues. 

Clinicians and other subject matter experts will facilitate conversations about the impact of depression and anxiety on men, seniors and those managing chronic disease. Suicide prevention and resilience and recovery will also be discussed. This free event provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to health care professionals and community leaders, including Washington D.C. attorney and author Joshua Rogers and Bowie City Councilman Michael Esteve, about depression and anxiety and the road to recovery. 

Retired Baltimore Ravens running back and Super Bowl XXXV champion Jamal Lewis is the keynote speaker. He will share lessons learned along his journey from the bright light of stardom to the shadows of depression and thoughts of suicide, as he redefined himself after the “cheerleaders” in his life disappeared.

Do you have a general question about men’s mental health or chronic disease in seniors? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email your question to

Watch all segments in the below playlist, See all previous Your Health segments