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Talking to an incredible advocate and peer about the effects of early trauma and how it can have a mental impact. Izzy talks to us about some hard facts regarding transitioning out of state institutes and how difficult it can be for individuals. She shares with us her role in her new job as a peer helping individuals with that transition.
She also shares her personal journey of trauma induced anxiety and depression from experiences at an early age. We follow her story through her teens and into her 20's where she is now in a position of recovery and giving back to people in need.
Izzy is incredibly knowledgable and I feel lucky to call her my friend and colleague!
How do you become a mental health advocate? How do you break down stigma surrounding mental illness? How do you start to heal, love, and accept yourself with a mental illness?
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Mental illness makes us feel SO alone sometimes. What you don't know is that hundreds of thousands of people are feeling the same way that you do with some of the same symptoms! There is so much healing and power in connecting with individuals who have experienced mental illness. You don't ever have to be or feel alone with your experience.
Also, you don't have to have a mental illness to be an advocate! Do you support better care for mental health? Do you have empathy and compassion for the topic of mental health? Speak up and let people know you support others in their mental illness challenges and you will be an advocate as well!
Ro Vitale and Chrissie Hodges, both advocates for mental health share their experiences of how powerful sharing their personal stories changed their lives and others.
Thank you for the support and courage to share your own journey!
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.
Speak Life Radio ~ The Importance of Mental Health CheckUps
Everyone is familiar with the concept of a periodic medical checkup --- some sort of scheduled doctor's visit to check your blood pressure, weight and other physical benchmarks.
The notion of a regular mental health checkup is less established, perhaps because of the historical stigma about mental illness. But taking periodic stock of your emotional well-being can help identify warning signs of common ailments like depression or anxiety. Such illnesses are highly treatable, especially when they are identified in their early stages, before they get so severe that they precipitate some sort of personal -- and perhaps financial --- crisis.
"Absolutely, people should have a mental health checkup" our guest tonight is Tish Granville a licensed professional clinical counselor employed with Emerge Counseling Services in Akron Ohio. She serves many children, adolescents, adult woman, and couples in an outpatient setting; treating various mental health and relationship issues.
She also is Co/Founder of Center of Holistic and Intergrative Health LLC; a mind - body - spirit wellness organization that focusses on educating individuals in the community on holistic wellness.
Tish is a newly wed who enjoys reading, nature, art, spending time with loved ones and writing. Please join us!!!!!
This week on ParaTruth Radio we will be discussing and debating demonic possession vs. mental disorder w/special co-host Justen Faull. Justen has a paranormal radio show, The 4th Watch, which is a paranormal radio show from a Christian view on The 4th Watch Radio Network. How much do mental disorders get confused with demonic possession? Has there been cases of both mental illness and demonic possession? Only way to find out is tune in live!!
Motivational speaker, JOSHUA PELTIER, visits MENTAL DIALOGUE to discuss his amazing program, DESIGNED FOR GREATNESS. A program designed to encourage youth to reach their potential through the POWER OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. Since PELTIER, believes 90% of communication is non-verbal he stresses to youth the way they dress and carry themselves speaks volume in how they are received in their daily lives as well in the workforce. In the 2nd Hour (11:00am EST), for the MONEY & POWER HOUR we bring on financial experts to discuss The Black community's fear of investing in the STOCK MARKET and how to overcome this fear in order to take part in this potential PILLAR OF WEALTH.
Mental illness is rough on relationships of any kind, especially on couples. “The stress level often stretches into a crisis mode, in which managing the illness becomes, for all intents and purposes, the sole function of the relationship.”
“The mental illness has a way of directing the functionality and dynamic of the relationship, rather than the individuals involved. Nevertheless we have to remember that the people involved in the relationship have the ultimate control.
Join me, MSKeepItMoving and my special cohost, Michael “QuietStorm” Walton as we discuss the strain Mental Illness can put on your relationships. Get some tips on how you can maintain a healthy relationship rather than being consumed and controlled by Mental Illness.
Dial into the show from where ever you are. The number is (773)897-6470 or click the link below to listen online. Join us and bring someone with you.
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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Jody Gamel has an incredible story of hitting rock bottom as a result of his illness of Bipolar and rising to the top into a life that he never could imagine could be so fulfilling.
Jody had the 'normal, desirable' all American life with a successful Corporate job, family, and activities. His battle with bipolar took a devestating turn and he bottomed out. He thought that everything good was over for him, until he walked into a Respite center in Georgia run by peers.
Not one couple is problem-free, no matter how much love the relationship has. If you are problem-free, consider yourself extremely blessed! One problem that gets very little acknowledgement in marriages is when a partner/spouse has a Mental illness. Mental illness is often shoved to the side for external family members such as: parents, siblings, etc…It’s almost taboo to speak of it in relationships. Tonight, we’re going to tackle that very thing….The impact mental illness has on marriages. There are a plethora of mental Illnesses that readily afflict people. We will only scratch the surface.
Do you sometimes wonder if you have a mental illness? Do you have suspicions that your spouse has a mental illness? Are you at your wits-end? What are some tips you can apply to your marriage to help sustain it while being plagued by mental illness?
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