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ASK DR. APPLEWHITE Radio Talk Show (formerly STUDENT2TEACHER) is sponsored by White Apple Institute. The show is hosted by Danita Applewhite, PhD, CRC. She is a Counselor, Educator, and Army Veteran. Since 2009, the show has helped thousands "accept the challenge to change the perception of 'dis-abled' to 'differently-abled". The show focuses on ways Adult Students/Learners and Employees, including Veterans, can effectively manage disability, pain, emotional stress, learning and motivation issues, independent living, and vocational rehabilitation challenges. HEAR "down to earth”, controversial discussions, and success stories with professionals in education, health care (mental and physical), and employment (Human Resources) that will improve performance and success at school and work! Your tax deductible DONATIONS at www.whiteappleinstitute.org helps pay operating costs and provide financial resources and outreach to underserved persons with disabilities. Learn more about Dr. Applewhite’s Self-Rehabilitation Program™ at www.askdrapplewhite.com

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Host, Dr. Applewhite and the staff at White Apple Institute are frequently asked about how students and employees diagnosed with mental illness (i.e. Depression, Bipolar Anxiety Disorders) can feel comfortable seeking counseling and accommodations, at school and work, with so many negative stereotypes in the media. Instead of discussing the real issues of racism, discrimination, terrorism, and even gun control many choose to blame mental illness for shooting massacres, i.e. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and more recently the African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina. Has the bombardment of news about deadly shootings as they relate to mental illness increased your apprehension to hire, teach and associate with persons who have mental health challenges? Has the news disempowered students and employees to seek accommodations in the workplace or at school? Unfortunately, there are many educators, employers, health care professionals, and even religious leaders who are not aware of the positive contributions and potential of those diagnosed with mental illness. Our Special Guests are Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator and Workforce Development Consultant from Maricopa Community College District, and Nazim Rashid, Life Coach, Personal Development Specialist, Author of Reconnected and Radio Talk-Show Host. Don't miss the Vet2Vet Talk with Army Veterans Dr. Applewhite and Mitch Caviness as they discuss PTSD and other emotional challenges related to succeeding in the civilian workplace. This show is a rerun of Empowered to Heal from Mental Illness that aired previously on 2-15-14.Your one-time or monthly recurring tax-deductible donation of $5 or more to White Apple Institute will support our radio broadcasts, and allow us to continue helping Veterans and Non-Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals. Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE.
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The staff of White Apple Institute offers deepest condolescences to everyone affected by the massacre in South Carolina on June 17, 2015. The term discrimination is too often associated with racism versus disability. In addition,... more

The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental and physical disability in African-American and Latino groups. Host, Dr. Danita... more

Unfortunately, one of the most overlooked and devalued groups of people are those with disabilities. In the USA, the most progressive country in the world, there is still great disparity in the treatment and access to school and work... more

This is the episode of the Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show that must be shared with every Adult Learner/Student with a mental or physical disability, especially if they are Veterans! Most Americans who listen to the news are... more

People with visible and non-visible physical disabilities are reminded constantly by advertisements that able-bodied persons are beautiful, productive, and successful. It was not so long ago that people of color experienced this lack of... more

The latest protests in the U.S. media are chanting that ?Black Lives Matter? In the interest of humanity "all lives matter". However, we must address the injustices to African Americans and other minorities, specifically those with disabilities. All... more

Many of us discuss ways to improve our ?physical? health by nutrition, diet, exercise, environment and prevention. Listen to Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite with students, teachers, employees, and Veterans discuss ways to improve our... more

The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental and physical disability in African-American and Latino groups. Host, Dr. Danita... more

The latest protesters in the U.S. media are chanting that ?Black Lives Matter? and it is true. However, in the interest of humanity, we must teach others that "all lives matter". The numerous injustices to African Americans and... more
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