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Dr. David Hardy is the Assistant Director of Operations at Apex Brain Centers and a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. Since our show focuses on all aspects of Behavioral Health it was important to bring on a guest that could share their professional expertise in regards to brain functioning and how this affects mental health. We also veer into how our addiction to technology – Facebook, cell phones, and social media in general affects our brain chemistry and emotional well-being.
Enjoy the full blog article HERE.
Dr. Hardy, how does brain functioning affect mental health?
What do you do at Apex Brain Centers?
Do you diagnose or treat mental health?
How can your services help a practitioner in the mental health field?
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.
An often under appreciated area of Behavioral Health is the grant writing process. Many of the agencies we work with are not-for-profit and always looking for help maintaining their existing grants as well as obtaining funding from new sources. We met Karen Celedonia through our colleague Theresa Wray. Working on projects together to support mental health agencies, we knew we needed to interview Karen and introduce her work to our providers.
Please read the full blog article HERE.
What prompted you to start your own business specializing in research and grant writing services?
Doesn’t research take place in a lab? What experience do you have in the field?
How do you apply a participatory approach to your work with your clients?
What have you learned about mental health service delivery through your work in the community?
What has been your most rewarding experience in the field?
Who can benefit from the services that you offer?
How is writing–particularly grant writing–relevant to non-research-oriented mental health professionals and organizations?
What tips do you have for someone who is new to grant writing?
What projects do you have on the horizon?
Careful consideration went into this interview with Dr. James H. Fallon. It is not every day that a boutique radio show like ours reaches out to a world-renowned neuroscientist, let alone one that has contributed immeasurably to the field of human behavior we avidly support. However, Dr. Fallon, who asked me simply to call him “Jim”, was easy to reach, glad to be of service, and said he was up for anything I wanted to ask him in this interview. He did ask that we stay away from personal stories that might negatively affect his family.
We have a large audience of survivors of psychological abuse, please be advised this show could be very triggering for some listeners. We’ve already privately shared this show with a few of our Behavioral Health practitioners. It was triggering for some of them due to the nature of how I was asked certain questions.
We suggest all listeners read the full BLOG article HERE.
What happens when a "empath" interviews a psychopath? Listen in to find out.
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.
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The Holiday season can be tough for many people, but especially difficult for individuals and family with mental illness. So many factors can cause misunderstandings and confusion outside even physical symptoms.
Margaret and I talk about two perspectives of parent and child on how to support and work through some common situations faced by families during the holidays.
Take away some tips on how to make the Christmas season more of a supportive, empathetic and caring environment for the whole family.
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.
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.
Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L., writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter. President-Elect of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia is joined each week on Morning Moments With Maia...Conversations of Love and Laughter by an eclectic lineup of guests who live their lives with love and laughter and work to help others do the same.
David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker and author of the Happy Neurotic, How Fear and Angst Can Lead To Happiness and Success. He performs, maintains a counseling practice and teaches Stand-Up Comedy Clinic at Langara College in Vancouver, where he takes people from all walks of life who have had a secret desire to do stand-up comedy and after eight weeks has them on stage performing at a comedy club. Many of his students have gone on to become professional comics, performing at festivals such as Just For Laughs, and on TV shows like Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson.
David founded Stand Up For Mental Health, a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental illness as a way of building self-esteem and fighting public stigma. Stand Up For Mental Health has groups across Canada and the U.S. Today David joins Maia for a conversation about the link between Comedy, Mental Health and Healing.
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.
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