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Cubs, White Sox return to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 for 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will once again serve as the local home of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox for the 2019 Major League Baseball season.

WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will broadcast 130 Cubs and White Sox games.

“WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 are excited to continue bringing Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox into Central Indiana homes in 2019,” said Randy Ingram, VP and General Manager of WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23. “As the local TV home for the Cubs and White Sox, WISH-TV will be the primary source for local news and sports coverage for these baseball franchises, delivering comprehensive coverage to Central Indiana viewers. Fans and advertisers can look forward to a broadcast schedule including 130 spring training and regular season games this year.” 

As for the White Sox, 2019 could be an exciting time on the south side of Chicago. 

With a young core of prospects, coupled with some viable Major League players already on the roster, the time to ramp up the quality of the Major League squad is now. Playing in an average AL Central could mean a late season playoff push for the first time in a long time at Guaranteed Rate Field. 

DayDateGameTelecast StartStation
SaturdayMarch 2, 2019CubsvsBrewers3:00PMWISH-TV
SundayMarch 10, 2019Cubs@Brewers4:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMarch 15, 2019White Sox@Cubs4:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMarch 22, 2019CubsvsRangers4:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayMarch 24, 2019Cubs@Padres4:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayMarch 28, 2019Cubs@Rangers4:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayMarch 31, 2019White Sox@Royals2:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayApril 1, 2019White Sox@Indians3:30PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayApril 3, 2019Cubs@Braves7:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayApril 5, 2019Cubs@Brewers8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayApril 6, 2019White SoxvsMariners2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayApril 7, 2019White SoxvsMariners2:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayApril 8, 2019White SoxvsRays2:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayApril 8, 2019CubsvsPirates2:00PMWISH-TV
WednesdayApril 10, 2019CubsvsPirates8:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayApril 12, 2019White Sox@Yankees7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayApril 13, 2019CubsvsAngels2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayApril 14, 2019CubsvsAngelsPostponedWISH-TV
MondayApril 15, 2019Cubs@Marlins7:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayApril 16, 2019White SoxvsRoyals8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayApril 18, 2019White Sox@Tigers1:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayApril 20, 2019CubsvsDiamondbacks2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayApril 21, 2019White Sox@Tigers1:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayApril 22, 2019White Sox@Orioles7:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayApril 24, 2019CubsvsDodgers8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayApril 27, 2019White SoxvsTigers7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayApril 27, 2019Cubs@Diamondbacks8:00PMWISH-TV
SundayApril 28, 2019Cubs@Diamondbacks3:30PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayApril 30, 2019White SoxvsOrioles8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayMay 1, 2019Cubs@Mariners6:30PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayMay 2, 2019White SoxvsRed White Sox8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayMay 4, 2019CubsvsCardinals3:30PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayMay 8, 2019CubsvsMarlins7:30PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayMay 9, 2019White Sox@Indians1:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMay 10, 2019White Sox@Blue Jays7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayMay 11, 2019CubsvsBrewers2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayMay 12, 2019White Sox@Blue Jays1:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayMay 14, 2019White SoxvsIndians2:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayMay 15, 2019Cubs@Reds6:30PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMay 17, 2019Cubs@Nationals7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayMay 19, 2019White SoxvsBlue Jays2:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayMay 21, 2019CubsvsPhillies7:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayMay 22, 2019White Sox@Astros8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayMay 23, 2019CubsvsPhillies2:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMay 24, 2019White Sox@Twins8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayMay 25, 2019CubsvsReds2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayMay 26, 2019CubsvsReds2:00PMWISH-TV
MondayMay 27, 2019Cubs@Astros1:30PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayMay 28, 2019Cubs@Astros8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayMay 29, 2019White SoxvsRoyals8:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayMay 31, 2019White SoxvsIndians8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJune 2, 2019Cubs@Cardinals2:00PMWISH-TV
MondayJune 3, 2019CubsvsAngels4:05PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJune 4, 2019White Sox@Nationals7:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayJune 5, 2019CubsvsRockies8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJune 9, 2019White Sox@Royals2:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayJune 10, 2019White SoxvsNationals8:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJune 11, 2019Cubs@Rockies8:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayJune 14, 2019Cubs@Dodgers10:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJune 15, 2019White SoxvsYankees6:30PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJune 15, 2019Cubs@Dodgers9:00PMWISH-TV
TuesdayJune 18, 2019White Sox@Cubs7:30PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayJune 19, 2019CubscsWhite Sox8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayJune 20, 2019CubsvsMets8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJune 22, 2019CubsvsMets2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJune 23, 2019CubsvsMets2:00PMWISH-TV
SundayJune 23, 2019White Sox@Rangers2:30PMMyINDY-TV
MondayJune 24, 2019White Sox@Red White Sox7:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayJune 26, 2019CubsvsBraves8:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayJune 28, 2019Cubs@Reds7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJune 29, 2019Cubs@Reds4:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJune 30, 2019White SoxvsTwins2:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJuly 2, 2019White SoxvsTigers8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayJuly 4, 2019Cubs@Pirates3:30PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJuly 7, 2019White SoxvsCubs1:30PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJuly 13, 2019CubsvsPirates2:00PMWISH-TV
SundayJuly 14, 2019White Sox@A’s4:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayJuly 14, 2019CubsvsPirates2:00PMWISH-TV
MondayJuly 15, 2019White Sox@Royals8:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJuly 16, 2019CubsvsReds8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJuly 20, 2019White Sox@Rays5:30PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJuly 20, 2019CubsvsPadres2:00PMWISH-TV
SundayJuly 21, 2019CubsvsPadres2:00PMWISH-TV
MondayJuly 22, 2019Cubs@Giants9:30PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJuly 23, 2019Cubs@Giants9:30PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayJuly 24, 2019White SoxvsMarlins8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJuly 27, 2019White SoxvsTwins7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayJuly 27, 2019Cubs@Brewers7:00PMWISH-TV
SundayJuly 28, 2019Cubs@Brewers2:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdayJuly 30, 2019White SoxvsMets8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayJuly 31, 2019Cubs@Cardinals8:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayAugust 3, 2019White Sox@Phillies6:30PMMyINDY-TV
SundayAugust 4, 2019CubsvsBrewers2:00PMWISH-TV
MondayAugust 5, 2019CubsvsA’s8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayAugust 7, 2019White Sox@Tigers1:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayAugust 10, 2019Cubs@Reds7:00PMWISH-TV
SundayAugust 11, 2019White SoxvsA’s2:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdayAugust 14, 2019White SoxvsAstros2:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayAugust 15, 2019Cubs@Phillies7:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayAugust 16, 2019Cubs@Pirates7;00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayAugust 17, 2019Cubs@Pirates1:30PMMyINDY-TV
SundayAugust 18, 2019White Sox@Angels4:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondayAugust 19, 2019White Sox@Twins8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayAugust 22, 2019CubsvsGiants2:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayAugust 23, 2019CubsvsNationals2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdayAugust 24, 2019White SoxvsRangers7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundayAugust 25, 2019CubsvsNationals2:00PMWISH-TV
WednesdayAugust 28, 2019White SoxvsTwins8:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdayAugust 29, 2019Cubs@Mets7:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridayAugust 30, 2019CubsvsBrewers2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundaySeptember 1, 2019White Sox@Braves4:30PMMyINDY-TV
MondaySeptember 2, 2019CubsvsMariners2:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdaySeptember 3, 2019White Sox@Indians7:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdaySeptember 7, 2019Cubs@Brewers7:00PMWISH-TV
SundaySeptember 8, 2019White SoxvsAngels2:00PMMyINDY-TV
MondaySeptember 9, 2019Cubs@Padres10:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdaySeptember 11, 2019Cubs@Padres10:00PMMyINDY-TV
ThursdaySeptember 12, 2019White SoxvsRoyals2:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridaySeptember 13, 2019White Sox@Mariners10:00PMMyINDY-TV
SundaySeptember 15, 2019CubsvsPirates2:00PMWISH-TV
MondaySeptember 16, 2019White Sox@Twins7:30PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdaySeptember 17, 2019CubsvsReds8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdaySeptember 18, 2019CubsvsReds8:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridaySeptember 20, 2019CubsvsCardinals2:00PMMyINDY-TV
SaturdaySeptember 21, 2019CubsvsCardinals2:00PMWISH-TV
SundaySeptember 22, 2019White Sox@Tigers1:00PMMyINDY-TV
TuesdaySeptember 24, 2019White SoxvsIndians8:00PMMyINDY-TV
WednesdaySeptember 25, 2019Cubs@Pirates7:00PMMyINDY-TV
FridaySeptember 27, 2019Cubs@Cardinals8:00PMWISH-TV
SaturdaySeptember 28, 2019White SoxvsTigers6:30PMMyINDY-TV
SundaySeptember 29, 2019Cubs@Cardinals3:00PMMyINDY-TV


Hamilton County’s ‘Wellness Unit’ part of nationwide effort to improve mental health among officers

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An initiative to improve employee well-being at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is among a spate of efforts across the nation to address mental health concerns among officers.

Sheriff Dennis Quakenbush announced the department’s new “Wellness Unit”  — devoted to the physical, mental and spiritual health of its deputies, correctional officers and civilian employees — Friday in a Facebook post.

“Our guys really care about the public,” he said Monday in an interview with News 8. “When you see somebody who’s injured or victimized, it really impacts us… We’re only human.”

The Wellness Unit launched in January with funding approved by county council members and commissioners.

Appointments are held off-site at undisclosed locations to protect the privacy of employees. Supervisors are not briefed on which employees seek counseling or what they discuss during sessions.

Information gathered during counseling sessions will not be used to demote or discipline employees, and will only be disclosed if required by law, including when somebody poses an immediate danger to themselves or others.

The department’s entire staff will receive training related to suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, critical incidents, addiction, mindfulness and officer wellness, the sheriff said.

Nearly 1 in 4 police officers has thoughts of suicide at some point in their life, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI); the suicide rate for police officers is four times higher than the rate for firefighters.

Years of daily exposure to stress, trauma and tragedy can have other devastating consequences if appropriate coping skills are not developed, according to Susan Sherer-Vincent, a licensed clinical social worker, certified alcoholism counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist involved in launching the Wellness Unit.

“Think of the hurricanes that come in, in Florida, and think of the palm trees where they bend,” she explained. “But then, what happens afterwards? They go back up. That’s called resilience. We want our officers to bend, not break.”

Until approximately 3 to 5 years ago, officers were often conditioned to “pull [themselves] up by the bootstraps and go to the next call” instead of addressing personal struggles, Sherer-Vincent said.

Cultivating resiliency can be difficult within a law enforcement culture that equates mental health challenges with “weakness,” she said.

“[Officers] are trained to have the warrior mentality,” Sherer-Vincent told News 8. “Truly, they would have been made fun of [in the past for seeking counseling].”

She compared strong, silent officers with underdeveloped coping skills to California’s famed redwood trees.

“They’re pretty sturdy. But what would happen if you took an ax and hit those every single day, day after day, for years? They would eventually fall,” she said.

Quakenbush credits his wife, church and non-law enforcement friends with providing “a really good support system.”

“But sometimes, you need a professional,” he said, urging employees to “talk through” negative emotions instead of turning to alcohol and other substances for temporary relief.

Several internal cases that resulted in disciplinary action during his year-long tenure as sheriff may have been prevented with wellness-focused intervention, Quakenbush said.

He was unable to comment on personnel matters. 

Sources within the department indicated some of the cases involved employees with substance abuse issues that had escalated over time, possibly as a result of work-related stress that had gone unaddressed. 

“I wouldn’t say that [disciplinary action] was happening often,” Quakenbush told News 8. “But seeing it happen and knowing that we probably could have done something about it made it impactful and something that we wanted to make a priority.”

Hamilton County announced its Wellness Unit days after New York City police officials revealed plans to hire a team of psychologists to combat a spike in officer suicides.

On Feb. 13, Indianapolis police officials said they planned to swear in the department’s first full-time therapy dog by the end of March.

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