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  • 01:59

    Talk with Tenney: A Conversation with Lauren Parks: End DV and Sexual Assault

    in Current Events

    Join Talk with Tenney on April 22, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting and informative conversation with Lauren Parks on surviving and ending domestic violence and sexual assault.


    Lauren Parks is a social work graduate student at Monmouth university. Her life's work has been dedicated to aiding and assisting victims of violence, specifically, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through her own personal experience with teen dating violence, Lauren has been able to use that negative experience to advocate for victims everywhere. Lauren currently serves as a rape survivor advocate through safe horizon community program and also leads an empowerment group for female victims in Staten Island. Lauren has plans of developing a center for victims that would be dedicated to more long term after care.


    Lines will be open for you to call in and be part of the program (267)521-0167

  • 00:32

    Lauren Tharp talks Bloging!

    in Film

    Professional bloggers and podcasters have a lot in common! Not only are they both content creators, both have struggled to have their work be taken seriously by the mainstream public. However, times are a changin'! Wayne Clingman welcomes freelance writer Lauren Tharp back to Indy Film Wisconsin to talk about how blogging can help everyone from solopreneurs to large corporations.


     

  • 02:00

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: Right to Be Human

    in Education

    Tonight on Mad U @ 9-11 PM Eastern - Right To Be Human!   Thursday, 4/30 with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk) or click, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney/2015/04/30/mad-u-with-hosts-sarah-knutson-and-lauren-tenney. We live in a world that thinks human rights end where psychiatry begins. But which came first, the deprivation or the diagnosis? In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized that every human being needs certain fundamental protections in order to live, develop and thrive as a member of the human community. In 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities applied these same protections to psycho-social disabilities. So.... What protections do we need as human beings? What affect does this have on mental well-being? What happens if we live our lives unprotected? How good is our society at looking out for us? What is the effect of being repeatedly violated or disregarded as a human being? Is psychiatry selling us a bill of goods that's distracting from the real issues? Why are we treating individuals if our whole society is sick? Would we better off focusing on human rights recovery than mental health recovery?


    For further reading:


    Universal Declaration of Human Rights, http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/


    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=150

  • 00:37

    Celebrity Juice Features Michele McLaughlin

    in Entertainment

    “McLaughlin is what I refer to as a "heart on her sleeve" composer, i.e. there is no subterfuge, no subtlety at work in her music - she presents her emotional intent of a song forthwith and front and center. It's a testament to her considerable talent that this baring of her soul always works so well, because in the hands of a lesser talent, the music would be melodramatic, overly self-conscious, and would grow tiresome. However, it's not just her technique and artistry, which is impossible to ignore, but also her artist's soul, which seems woven into every piece of music she writes. No matter how pyrotechnic she can be (and this woman can really play piano with the best of 'em), there is always the presence of heart, sometimes "in your face" and sometimes between the lines, but never hidden behind artifice."


    Bill Binkelman, Wind & Wire and Zone Music Reporter


    Michele McLaughlin is a self-taught contemporary solo pianist and composer. She has released fifteen albums, many of which have received multiple nominations and awards, including winning Album of the Year (Whisperings Solo Piano Radio), Song of the Year (Independent Music Awards) and Top Picks (Mainly Piano and SoloPiano.com). Her original solo piano compositions are often described as "musical storytelling" because the music paints a perfect picture of the story she is trying to tell. Michele says, “I've often been told that my music is "haunting and contagious", "relaxing and beautiful", "peaceful and touching". I've also been told that my music is "captivating" and that it transports the listener into worlds of imagination and wonder. For me though, my music is my story... it is my diary, my journal, my biography… a glimpse into my soul.


    Listen live April 6th, 3:00 p.m. EST, Call in live at 646-595-4937

  • 02:01

    Mad U with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Education

    4/2/15, 9-11 PM Estern Talk with hosts Sarah Knutson and  Lauren Tenney. Be part of the program, call: (267)521-0167


    "The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin (1978) in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. In this episode of Mad U, we explore and reflect together on some of Judi's core ideas.


    Course Reading:


    Chamberlin, J. (1998). Confessions of a noncompliant patient. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 36, 49-52. http://www.power2u.org/articles/recovery/confessions.html.


    Chamberlin, J. (1990). The ex-patients’ movement: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, 323-336. http://www.power2u.org/articles/history-project/ex-patients.html


    Questions for reflection: Judi calls the ex-patients movement a 'liberation struggle of oppressed people' - what does that mean to you? Have you ever been called non-compliant by the mental health system? Have you ever felt pressure to comply? How did that impact you? Your relationships? Your feelings about the system? What role is there, if any, for compliance/ noncompliance in a human rights informed society? When if ever, should one person be allowed to substitute their judgment (reality) for someone else's? What concerns motivated the early ex-patient's movement? How did those concerns inform the values of the ex-patients movement? Where do you see those same values present today in how ...we treat each other as individuals? we advocate for society to treat us? we organize together to serve our communities? Where and why have we lost sight of these values? What, if anything, should we do about that?


    References


    Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • 02:00

    MadU: with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: An Evening with Pat Risser

    in Current Events

    Tonight on Mad U – 9-11 PM EASTERN. An Evening with Pat Risser. Pat Risser has been a psych rights activist and advocate for nearly 3 decades. His journey from childhood trauma/ abuse to mental health system trauma/ abuse to peer-supported recovery, healing and wholeness is powerful and compelling. In this episode, Pat will take us on a tour of his life, his work, his writing and his webpage. He’ll share his experience of what helped, what didn’t, where we’ve come as a movement, what needs to change, and how we can go about getting there.


    From Pat: "I had been brainwashed by the psychiatric system to be hopeless, helpless and overly dependent. So now I've dedicated the greater part of my life to try and reach people who are currently affected by the system and deprogram them from the cult of psychiatry."


    About Pat: Pat is a semi-retired, award-winning Mental Health Consultant who provides training and workshops for consumers/survivors throughout the country. Pat has extensive experience as an author trainer, facilitator, presenter and consultant. He’s been a human rights activist, mental health advocate and trauma champion for over twenty-five years. Pat has built and directed a statewide consumer network, directed a patients' rights program and developed countless self-help, peer support groups. Pat entered the mental health system at age 21. He survived over 20 hospitalizations for a raft of purported diagnosis entitling him to a boatload of pyschiatric drugs, none of which helped. He brings perspectives as a consumer/survivor, professional provider, administrator and family member.


    To check out Pat's extensive website: www.patrisser.com


    To talk with Pat, Sarah, and Lauren, and be part of the show, call (267)521-0167

  • 00:39

    Lauren Hopkins; Editor-In-Chief of The Gymernet joins the show

    in Sports

    In tonights episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec welcome Lauren Hopkins, the Editor-IN-Chief, of The Gymternet.  


    Hopkins began writing for The Couch Gymnast in July 2010, initially writing a few stories each year before becoming the U.S. Editor in 2012. She has covered every international elite competition on U.S. soil in addition to World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games. As Editor-in-Chief of The Gymternet since 2014, Lauren aims to bring the very best coverage, interviews, contests, quizzes, features, and blogs from the people who really “get” gym – other gym fans. A New England native, Lauren is a recent graduate of Columbia University who currently lives in New York City. She is in the process of writing her first young adult book about elite gymnastics in an Olympic year.


    Listen in and learn more about the world of gymnastics.

  • 00:46

    Going Home with Tony Talks With Lauren Singer About Zero Waste Living

    in Lifestyle

    Going Home with Tony Tony Scimeca is thrilled to welcome owner and founder of Trash is for Tossers AND The Simply Co, Lauren Singer in our new time slot Thursday May 28th at 5:00 PM CDT.  Lauren has single handedly opened the eyes of millions of people to the need to aim for zero waste living.  Lauren has notably reduced the amount of trash that she produces to one mason jar every two years!  Her website Trash is for Tossers tells you how you can begin to live a zero waste life by making small but important changes in your purchases.  Lauren will join Tony in the Hot Water 911 Boiler Room Studio for a lively conversation about how she got started, what she is doing with her passion now and how we can make these important lifestyle changes that impact our environment so profoundly!  

  • 00:19

    Introducing Lauren Ell of the Hi Desert

    in News

    Lauren Ell kicks off her broadcast Lauren Ell of the Hi Desert. Lauren shares a little about herself, why she started the show and what she sees in the future. You can learn more about the broadcast by going to LaurenElloftheHiDesert.com.
     

  • 01:59

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: Shocking Thought

    in Current Events

    Tonight on Mad U - 9-11 PM "Shocking Thought - "Yes They Still Do That" - To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk). On Saturday, May 16th 2015, survivors around the world will stand in unity to ban the use of electro-convulsive shock (ECT) as a 'treatment' in mental health. An estimated 100,000 people still receive this brain-damaging procedure in the United States. While highly profitable for providers, shock is no more effective than placebo. The benefits, if any, tend to be short-lived and result largely from the natural endorphins that the body releases to sooth pain when an injury occurs. Shock is often urged, and sometimes forced, when people are in a highly vulnerable state. In this episode of Mad U, we talk about the upcoming protest, why it's important, and how to get involved. We also talk about the history of shock, why it's so damaging, and what we can and should do differently when human beings reach the point where life no longer feels worth living. For further reading:


    http://ectjustice.com/


    Readings from Leonard Frank - http://psychiatrized.org/LeonardRoyFrank/FromTheFilesOfLeonardRoyFrank.htm


    Book review of Linda Andre's "Doctors of deception http://journals.cortland.edu/wordpress/sasc/files/2012/12/6_smuckler_book_review.pdf


    Ted Chabasinski, JD, Author, Mad in America, http://www.madinamerica.com/author/tchabasinski/

  • 01:59

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Current Events

    This week on Mad U: Mad About U!  This show is about you -  What are your favorite classics in the mad movement? What are the 'must reads' for this show? What are the hot topics to address?  What authors and movement leaders should 'everyone' know about?  How should we go about the show?  What's the best way to engage the material and create a lively discussion?  How would you like to participate?  What's the best way to learn from others?  To share what you know?


    Electroshock - Guest appearance by George Ebert who will talk about the upcoming protest on May 16 and read some of his writings.  


    Bonus current events topic: Why pilots crash planes.  Bring your lived experience and what you've read about the crash.  We'll pull from our pot of  'mad wisdom' and make sense of it together.


    Some authors/ topics for future shows:  Leonard Frank/; Linda Andre (Electroshock); Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of An Epidemic), Redefining Mental Illness (TM Luhrman), Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia, Hearing Voices Movement, Intentional Peer Support (Shery Mead), Recovery Values (Shery Mead/ Mary Ellen Copeland) Defining Peer Roles (Western Mass RLC); Declaration of Principles (Tenth Annual Conference); Ron Bassman (being psychiatrized); Tina Minkowitz (ending force and coercion), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Pat Deegan (Spirit Breaking); Focault (Madness & Civilization); Goffman (Total Institutions), Thomas Szasz (Psychiatric Slavery/ Therapeutic State); William Miller (Rediscovering Fire/ empathy vs. coercion); Insane Manifesto;
    Mad In America (articles and blogs); Radical Psychiatry Manifesto