• 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

  • 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?

  • 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.


     


     


     

  • 01:05

    Mental illness and the Brain

    in Self Help

    “The last great stigma of the twentieth century is the stigma of mental illness.”—Tipper Gore, wife of the former U.S. Vice President
     
    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.   Mental illnesses are serious disorders which can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. There are many causes of mental disorders. Your genes and family history may play a role. Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, may also matter. Biological factors can also be part of the cause. Mental disorders are common, but treatments are available. ~ MedLinePlus 

  • 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.

  • 01:18

    Conquering Mental Illness w/ Author James Hickman

    in Psychology

    Amy Beth welcomes James Hickman, author of The Mindful Son. A compelling memoir, the book provides an inside account of the world of mental health from the perspective of the patient, the healthcare provider, and the family member of someone with mental illness. At turns heart wrenching and hopeful, this book is ultimately life affirming and inspirational. It demonstrates, beyond question, that recovery is attainable and that the most daunting obstacles can be overcome through determination and the right mindset. 


    And the usual hoopla: Free flow Pop Culture convo, Inspiration to Action shout-outs, humor, music and more!


    Tweet before/during show @abwrites 


    Call during the show 347-857-4505 


    Join us LIVE or later on demand! 

  • 01:05

    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.

  • 01:05

    The Parker J Cole Show -- God, Christians, and Mental Illness

    in Radio

    The world was shocked when we found out the famous actor and comedian Robin Williams took his life. Some of us were stunned and just couldn't understand how this wonderful man contributed to our lives in entertainment media. When we learned he suffered from depression, we thought, 'Wow.'

    There are many people who are God-fearing, God-loving believers who suffer from mental illness every day. Throughout their lives, they walk a tight rope between faith in God and the illness of their mind.

    In recent years, mental illness is being seen in more favorable light, as in, people are starting to talk about it more, which is a very good thing. However, it is still enough of a taboo subject that some Christians tend to view mental illness in such as a lack of faith or some kind of demonic influence.

    However, I personally believe that mental illness does not make a person less of a Christian but it does affect their faith and belief in God at times. Some people suffer from debilitating disorders like bi-polar, manic depression, or others. Some suffer as a result from some kind of trauma. 

    So with Christians, what role does faith play in mental illness? What roles does medicine and therapy play? Should we solely depend on God for healing or should we seek help? How should Christian deal with this issue?

    Join as I discuss this topic with Barbara Rupp, author and speaker. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app today. Any way you can, join us. 

  • 01:04

    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

    Surviving Mental Illness with Linda Baron Katz

    in Health

    Linda Naomi Katz is the author of Surviving Mental Illness. She was born on March 21, 1969 by the name of Linda Naomi Baron. She was raised as a modern Orthodox Jew, and mental illness has been a factor throughout most of her life. 


    Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but has been working hard to achieve recovery.  As part of her recovery from mental illness, she became active in the mental health field.


    Linda is a member with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (formerly National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), and has published articles in New York City Voices, a newspaper that helps fight against stigma and other issues pertaining to mental illness.  Soon after, she found employment working for agencies that help others with mental illness reach their goals and dreams.


    Today, Linda is happily married, a college graduate, and continues her work as a mental health advocate.  Linda lives in Flushing, New York.  Surviving Mental Illness is her first book.

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