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This segment will be the beginning of a series, where we explore why Pres. George Implemented his New Freedom Initiative. This was in response to the consumers having unfair treatment limitations and financial requirements for mental health benefits,using a fragmented mental health system and fighting the stigmatism surrounding mental health issues.
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We will discuss the various impairments for mental health and those signs and symptoms as defined by standards of the Social Security Administration
During a visit to Florence Italy we met with a local psychotherapist, Dr. Paolo Molino. It was very interesting to get his views on mental health and the stigma surrounding seeking treatment in Italy.
We discussed his use of Gestalt Psychology, EMDR, emotional clearing for him in between client visits, and how mental illness is viewed in Italy. Paolo is fluent in English, French, and Italian which allows him to work with travelers, expats, and students.
Please enjoy the blog article here.
Dr. Paolo Molino
Via Antonio Scialoja 68
Tel: +39 3311064726
Author and mental health counselor Nina Bingham discusses Suicide Prevention. She educates not only from her academic knowledge, but shares from her own hard-won life experience in a new and profound way. In private practice since 2003, she has treated individuals and couples with a wide variety of mental health issues. Her fifth book, “Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving to Healing After The Suicide of My Daughter,” is due out in early 2015. It’s the autobiographical confession of a counselor who lost her teen daughter to suicide. What she learned about love and forgiveness changed her life forever.
Topics discussed on our show are listed below. The full blog article and how to contact Nina can be found here:
We asked Nina to tell us about her work, and her new book, Once The Storm Is Over:
What is the book’s message?
What impact did your daughter’s suicide have on you?
What are some factors that have helped you overcome the grief, and were key to your healing?
If a mental healthcare professional is experiencing symptoms, or one of their family members is, what is your advice for them?
How has coming out of the mental health closet changed your life?
What can be done to address the stigma that has accompanied mental illness in the past?
If our listeners have a friend or family member who is struggling with mental illness, or if they are, what should they do?
Nina Bingham, Cht, AA, BA
Today's show will be an open discussion of current events. Please tune in as we look at what is happening in our world from a thoughtful, yet realistic approach. There have been numerous police caused killings of African Americans, a continuous amount of domestic killings; murder for hire and murder suicides, killings of the elderly, and now a thought to be serial killer of the homeless in Atlanta, GA. What is going on???
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Following the previous episode of changing Mental Healthcare in America, we will next discuss th 6 goals for changing our mental Healthcare system according to President Bush- New Freedom Commission. We will also discuss how peer specialist can have a role in the change.
Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.
Steven first joined our show in June 2014 to discuss these important topics. Please join us again as we take a deeper dive into African American Mental Wellness. Some topics of discussion on the show are below and the full blog article can be found here.
Why do men avoid therapy/counseling?
How does imagery impact African- American male identity/wellness?
What are some themes of African-American men that are barriers to seeking help?
What are some environmental factors to consider?
Why physical wellness can be a gateway to a conversation?
Why do you think trauma is at the root of many African American male well-being issues?
What is COLORISM and is this an issues impacting African American (AA) wellness?
What are some factors AA men face when coming to terms with same sex attraction?
How do I create a safe space as a clinician?
Why are you a therapist and why this topic?
Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
Being our best requires the ability to maximize the power of the mind. most of us have never learned how to do this. For this purpose I have created the MENTAL DASHBOARD. This dashboard provides direction and clarity so you can tap into the power of your mind. There tends to be a fair amount of confusion surrounding the efficient functioning of the mind. For this reason I have created the ATHLETES MENTAL DASHBOARD. This DashBoard keeps optimal mental functioning front and center allowing the athlete to utilize their brain as a weapon as opposed to a weight.
For more information, visit Mental Edge Today.
Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist and author of the Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Craig based the Better Days workbook on his personal life and recovery, and every page has been used successfully in peer group settings. A Better Days support group facilitation guide is currently being developed as are Spanish and French language versions of the Better Days workbook.
Craig also has edited and published You’re Crazy Volume One which compiles first-hand accounts of people from the punk rock scene who live with mental health struggles, addiction and trauma. A second volume ofYou’re Crazy is currently in the works.
Craig can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please enjoy Craig's articles for our show: My Inner Human and An Interview with Craig Lewis, CPS.
Every parent dreams of seeing their kids succeed! Because of this many will do "Whatever" it takes to INCREASE the odds that success is more certain. However, the question is: What is the emotional price tag of increased certainty in an uncertain world?
The over encouragement, over compensation, and the subtle manipulation, along with the emotional games used in the name of protecting our kids best interest does nothing but delude our kids leaving them ill equipped to live and thrive in an uncertain and competitive world. For more information, visit Mental Edge Today.
What you either unconsciously or consciously train yourself to pay attention to significantly influences your ability to live powerfully.
Understanding and applying these unique distinctions will transform your performance as well as your life.
Moving from Disengagement to Awareness: High performers are train themselves to be engaged and in the moment. This allows for new levels of awareness which in turn improve learning.
Moving from Preoccupation to Reflection: In a busy world with an emphasis on activity most people are constantly preoccupied and therefore, missing opportunities to learn from their current experiences.
Moving from Judgement to Description: We constantly make judgements about our performance. We tell ourselves often that we were either “good” or “bad”. This type of judgement only serves to ignite our emotion and rarely productively. Simply describing our actions against our desired outcomes can provide us with powerful information to make adjustments to improve our performance.
These distinctions provide us with power to align our thinking with the best practices of those that leading people to reach their potential and live and perform in powerful ways!
For more information, visit Mental Edge Today
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM ATLANTA AND AROUND THE GLOBE...INTERVIEWS AND SPECIAL GUESTS! YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS GOING TO STOP BY AND HOLLA AT YA GIRL!
What is going on in Ferguson? Will the officer be charged with Murder?
Is Beyonce and Jay Z getting a divorce?
Are you attending Woman Thou Art Loosed in October?
Have you bought the new Trey Songz album?
What is happening in the Atlanta Real Estate Market?
We will answer those questions and talk about all sorts of juicy stuff...Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Dare to Share your very OWN "MENTAL NOTE"!