• 00:05

    Mental Health Madness! with Mike Dwire

    in Health

    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!

  • 00:15

    Do YOU think Mental Health Matters?

    in Health

    Hi y'all! My name is Chrissie Hodges. I am a mental health advocate/public speaker and coach/peer specialist for individuals with mental illness. This first show is a introduction to what Mental Illness Matters is going to look like. We will be tackling the common myths and misconceptions that society holds about individuals with mental illnesses each week with one on one interviews as well as hot topics with different hosts.


    Check out my first teaser episode here to learn more about me, why it is that mental health is my passion, and how YOU can make a difference in abolishing the stigma associated with mental illness!

  • 00:31

    The Devastating Effect of Mental Illness on Families

    in Self Help

    This show hits home - my home - as my wife, Renee Vanderbilt-Kay, and I discuss the trials of mental illness and how it effects families and friends.  We'll talk about resources for those struggling with loved ones, and how to gain the victory through being a PACEsetter overcomer!

  • 01:31

    Mental Illness; Dispelling the Myths

    in Health

    Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions or disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time, but a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function in your dailiy life.


    Join Nakikia "MSKeepItMoving" on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show to learn how you or someone you love can take the steps to control mental health symptoms. Learn the warning signs and where you or a loved one can get help.

  • 02:00

    Mental Illness

    in Self Help

    We ALL know of someone, heard of someone, see someone or personally may have suffered with some form of mental illness.  Whether that person tried to commit or committed suicide, suffers with any of the various mental disorders, converted to substance abuse, MENTAL ILLNESS IS AN EPIDEMIC IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

  • 01:05

    The Mental Illness Taboo in The Black Community

    in Health

    Mental illness, specifically chronic depression hits the black community more often than any other group, but black Americans are much less likely to seek out professional help. Why does this continue to be taboo?


    The American Psychiatric Association further states Culturally diverse groups often bare a disproportionately high burden of disability resulting from mental disorders. This disparity does not stem from a greater prevalence rate or severity of illness in African Americans, but from a lack of culturally competent care, and receiving less or poor quality care.


    For some disorders, such as schizophrenia and mood disorders, there is a high probability of misdiagnosis because of differences in how African-Americans express symptoms of emotional distress.


    All in all, we have a serious problem with mental illness in the black community and our hope through this conversation is to begin a much needed dialogue in hopes of debunking mental illness myths. 

  • 01:38

    Mental Illness: Is It Real?

    in Entertainment

    Join us @ 6pm on location at the Diamonds in the Rough: The UNtapped, UNtouched and UNtalked Awareness Fashion Show!!!  We will be discussing mental illnesses.  Is it real or is it a figment of your imagination?  Also we will be discussing leukemia, and prostate cancer with certified health professionals and people that have been affected by these illnesses.  Call the show at 347-884-9373

  • 01:13

    Bullying and Mental Illness: One Man's Story

    in Self Help

    Author and Speaker Sumi Mukherjee published his first book titled “A Life Interrupted – the story of my battle with bullying and obsessive compulsive disorder” in July 2011. A new version of his book was published by Mountain Springs House in Jan 2014. His second book, published by Mountain Springs House in June 2014, is titled “Father Figure – my mission to prevent child sexual abuse”. Since October of 2011, Sumi has been working on taking his messages to hundreds of people around the country so others can benefit from his stories. For more info please visit Sumi’s website at www.authorsumi.com


     



    The following are some of the key events Sumi has spoken at:

    The 2013 Annual General Conference of the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) 
    Brevard County Schools Youth Leadership Conference in Viera, FL, in Sept 2014
    Several school and community presentations for a school district in Winfield, KS, in Oct 2014
    The Connecticut Psychological Association, Oct 2014
    The Illinois Association of School Social Workers, Oct 2014
    The Iowa School Counselors Association,  Nov 2014
    The Kentucky Counseling Association Conference, Nov 2014
    The National Association of Social Workers,  Nov 2014
    The Texas Counseling Association Conference, Nov 2014


    Sumi has published an article in the International OC Foundation (OCF) Newsletter in 2012
    Sumi was interviewed by FOX TV in Dec 2011
    Sumi was also interviewed by Radio Disney in Minneapolis, MN, and recently by Rogers Memorial Hospital in connection with impact of bullying on mental health
    Sumi was interviewed by KEYE TV in Austin, TX, in Oct 2013


    Sumi was born in Calgary, Canada, and grew up in Minnesota, USA.


     

  • 02:03

    Is Racism A Mental Illness?

    in Women

    "Racism is as American as apple pie" is the highly publicized quote from student activist Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Toure) during the 1960s protest movement. As supporters of white police officer Darren Wilson collect money for his defense in the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, members of a white supremist hate group send out a message referring to Michael Brown as a "N-----r Thug" and praise the work of the Ferguson police department in killing him.  For them, Darren Wilson is a hero. Racial hatred is as American as apple pie. But is it also a reflection of serious mental instability, an irrational fear that could prompt people to commit violent acts? Is it a condition to be isolated and treated, the way one treats those who suffer from schizoprenia or dementia, or any other mental illness that produces delusional thinking? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to the racist whites that threatened his life as "our sick white brethren." Those who are treated badly by sick racists often spend a lot of time trying to convince themselves that they are worthy of respect, rather than recognizing that the illness is within those who do not know how to respect others. A healthy mind has the capacity to recognize the good in others. A sick mind does not. Would you vote someone into office who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and might become a serial killer? Then why allow those with the mental illness of racism to continue to get elected as mayors, appointed as police chiefs, or sit in courtrooms as judges? Should racism be identified and treated like a mental illness? If so, shouldn't the responsibility for removing mentally sick people from positions of authority rest on those who are mentally well?

  • 01:09

    Mental Illness AND The Church

    in Education

    With mental illness affecting roughly 1 in 17 Americans, this 8-week series targets the way our nation and its churches confront the conversation surrounding mental illness and is designed to clarify broad misperceptions and shed a new light on the topic - Biblically and psychologically. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in four adults, approximately 57.7 million Americans experience a mental health disorder in a given year.


    The series includes professionals who discuss such topics as the six stages of grief, chemical imbalances, the effects of mental health disorders on a child's education, and suicide. Additional discussions include pastors, leadership and members within the church who suffer from mental illness. The workshop is hosted by Pastor Seneca who leads the discussion utilizing Biblical references of mental illness. Reference John 9.


    The workshop series also includes featured guests, psychiatric doctors, therapists, couples, teachers and families that have encountered and live within mental illness circumstances.

  • 00:28

    The Role of a Coach and Mental Illness

    in Business

    It can feel like slippery territory.  It's very difficult for a coach to know how to help a client who is suffering from mental illness.  For that matter it can be difficult to even know for sure if a client is struggling with mental illness of what they are going through is "normal".  They say there are very clear lines between coaching and therapy, and there is no place those lines are suppose to be more defined than around mental illness, and yet, when you're in it with a client, it can be anything but clear.


    Everyone will be talking about Robin Williams today, so we don't need to.  However, his passing has opened a window to talk about mental illness in the greater consciousness in a way we haven't had before.  So, are going to discuss how to gracefully do that dance and those conversations with clients.


     


     


     

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