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There are many misconceptions about mental health; yet, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, we encourage that person to see an oncologist, or to take powerful drugs like chemotherapy if it might help, and to take time off work or school to let themselves heal. Yet - when it’s an addiction or an eating disorder or some other mental illness – it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that someone should be able to get better on their own. What’s up with that? Today’s guest, Bessie Ann Christen with The Parenting Center is here to talk about the stigma of mental illness and steps we can all take to support our spouse, our children’s parent, our friends or family. Tune in to hear more.
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Bessie Ann Christenson, MA, LPC
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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!
According to the US HHS Office of Minorty Health, adult Blacks are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. Historically, there have been numerous barriers to access to treatment. What is preventing this community from not only getting treatment, but seeking it as well?
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Join me as I talk to best friend, colleague, technician, and in his words 'the most mentally stable person you know' about Seasonal Affective Disorder and all of the crazy things we have learned in the last couple years about mental illness!!
No agenda, but guaranteed fun!
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
Mr. Brett A. Scudder presents the Importance of a Mental Health Checkup as more people are finding themself caught in life challenges and the impacts of them on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. A Mental Health checkup can be more valuable to your quality of life than a physical as many physical ailments stems from unstable mental/emotional issues.
Tune in for this presentation and join in the dialog. Please share and invite others to tune in as well.
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
On this week's show, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field will welcome special guests from Interactive Health and Ginger.io for a comprehensive discussion of employee health -- from physical wellness to mental health.
The first guest on this week's program will be Cathy Kenworthy, president and CEO of Interactive Health, the country’s leading provider of health management solutions. Successful companies create healthier organizations by improving the health of their employees. Wellness programs not only improve employee health, they also have a vital role in expanding the fast-growing healthcare consumerism movement. In this interview, Cathy and the hosts will discuss the challenges and rewards of personalizing wellness programs, how to analyze aggregate wellness program data to create better health plans and how wellness initiatives are helping to change health care in America.
The second guest on this week's show will be Dr. Anmol Madan, CEO, Ginger.io, a digital mental health service based in San Francisco. In this interview, Anmol and the hosts will discuss why smartphones have become relevant for your mental health. The smartphone is the most powerful sensor in health care right now. Because a smartphone is almost always with its user, the data collected through its sensors are very good proxy to understand the user’s behavioral patterns, particularly in terms of physical social isolation for people diagnosed with depression. Ginger.io uses the smartphone to deliver personalized care to people that would otherwise not have access to data-driven, evidence-based mental health care.