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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.
Join us for a discussion about the therapeutic benefits of using horses in Behavioral Health therapy. All of us at Mental Health News Radio are animal lovers with a passion for animal-assisted therapy. Our very own Melanie Vann will be co-hosting a series of radio shows interviewing the passionate human beings that devote their time to this unique therapeutic effort. Our guests, Kristin Fitzgerald and Melanie Vann, discuss the benefits, roots, and models for Equine Assisted Therapy. More information is included in their accompanying blog article.
Some of the questions we ask are listed below:
Share a little about the history of using equines as tools for therapy.
How does horse behavior relate to therapy?
What is EAP?
Explain to us what the EAGALA MODEL represents
What does an EAGALA Session look like?
What have some of your EAP session looked like?
What is the treatment population for the use of equine therapy?
Do you have any sessions that stick out in your mind?
Share with us some empirical research that supports equine therapy.
If you have any questions please read the full blog article here.
everythingEHR is always on the hunt for innovative technology that aids our Behavioral Health providers. Our article on Spiritually Integrated Therapy was found by Next Step Solutions, Inc. After reading our other articles on why we care so much about this sector of healthcare, Next Step picked up the phone and made a connection with our CEO, Kristin Walker.
A visit to their corporate office in Michigan last year was yet another stop on our 2014 journey across the United States visiting EHR vendors and Behavioral Health practices. Kristin had the opportunity to meet everyone on the team and see what a software organization does that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas. It was certainly a pleasure.
NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR. Sounds unbelievable right? A science fiction movie, maybe? We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients. NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals. It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology.
Click here to read the full blog article.
Its time to talk about real mental health change. We know that the Murphy bill is not real mental health change but a fantasy walk back in time. CAll in show to talk not just about the danger but what is really needed.Join us Saturday night for a call in to discuss reall change. Call in Friday Night (267)521-0167 for Part 1.6pm Pacific 9pm Eastern. part 2 Saturday.
Today we interview business owner, clinician, and consultant Theresa Wray of Synergy Consulting Services. A rare and exciting connection for us because of one major factor: Theresa loves finding needles in haystacks. In fact, she excels at it. All of the necessary yet hair pulling work that counselors and Behavioral Health organizations dread to do are actually fun for Theresa. Things like reading your Managed Care contracts, auditing your charts, reviewing compliance plans, and verifying state regulations. Enjoy getting to know her during our interview on Mental Health News Radio. More importantly, enjoy getting to know what she can do for your Behavioral Health organization.
What made you start your consulting firm?
Why the name ‘Synergy’? What exactly does that mean?
You “officially” launched earlier this year. How are things going?
So who do you typically work with?
How so? What types of services do you provide?
Managed care, particularly around Compliance/Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, documentation, state-specific regulations, as well around some of the business-related issues that we weren’t taught about in grad school. For example, NPIs, CAQH, taxonomy codes, coming on board with managed care organizations, developing paperwork.
What would you say sets you and Synergy apart from many of the other coaches and consultants who are available to providers?
What advice would you give to someone considering opening their own practice or expanding their services?
How can people find out more about working with you?
Please enjoy the full blog article HERE.
Join Elias Shaya, MD, Medical Director, Integrated Behavioral Health Services at MedStar Good Samaritan & MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
Let's briefly examine some symptoms of mental health problems. When is it time to see a doctor? and so much more
Topics to be discussed: How common is mental illness and what are the most frequent types of mental illness??
Signs, symptoms as well as treatment and prevention will also be discussed.
Tune int to see if there is something you need to know, want to share and/or feel is important enough to know.
How can you heal from the trauma of a mental health crisis? Catherine G. Lucas explores how to heal at the deep levels of the psyche and soul, as revealed in her new book Coping with a Mental Health Crisis.
Catherine shares how mental distress can be a wake-up call to a happier and more fulfilling life. Drawing on a wide range of options in mental healthcare, she shows how to create an individual therapeutic path that brings together the best of mainstream and holistic approaches. Catherine's insights can also be of great assistance to friends and family of those in need of healing.
Catherine is also the author of In Case of Spiritual Emergency, is an accredited mindfulness trainer and founder of the Spiritual Crisis Network in the U.K. She is a respected international speaker on psychospiritual crisis, collaborating with others in the field, as well as speaking honestly about her own experiences.
Catherine's web site: http://www.catherine-g-lucas.com
Note: It is not the intent of this show to provide medical advice. All content is for general informational purposes only.
Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 6th year.
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Historical adversity, which includes slavery, sharecropping and race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources, translates into socioeconomic disparities experienced by African Americans today. Socioeconomic status, in turn, is linked to mental health: People who are impoverished, homeless, incarcerated or have substance abuse problems are at higher risk for poor mental health. Attitudinal barriers have led to roadblocks to accessing services and treatment.
Join me, MSKeepItMoving, on the next episode of The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show, Mental Health Awareness:"It's Not Just a White Thang." As I shed light on the stigma regarding Mental Illness in the Black community. Learn what you can do to help dispell the myths regarding Mental Illness starting with the Church. Don't miss it. It's a hot topic.
There will be laughs. There will be stories. There will be making fun of Chrissie's hair.
Today, Ethan Smith--Spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation and Chrissie talk about hot topics associated with mental health, stigma, and our own crazy lives!