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Today's show will be an open discussion of current events. Please tune in as we look at what is happening in our world from a thoughtful, yet realistic approach. There have been numerous police caused killings of African Americans, a continuous amount of domestic killings; murder for hire and murder suicides, killings of the elderly, and now a thought to be serial killer of the homeless in Atlanta, GA. What is going on???
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
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We will discuss the various impairments for mental health and those signs and symptoms as defined by standards of the Social Security Administration
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
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This segment will be the beginning of a series, where we explore why Pres. George Implemented his New Freedom Initiative. This was in response to the consumers having unfair treatment limitations and financial requirements for mental health benefits,using a fragmented mental health system and fighting the stigmatism surrounding mental health issues.
The 13th amendment allegedly abolished slavery. But that created a new problem. The newly freed slaves were not citizens of any state or country, because they were just property, and property did not have citizenship. To solve the problem, the 14th amendment allegedly passed. This amendment created a new class of citizenship. This new class was legally called: 'United States citizen', (with a small "c"). NOT 'United States of America Citizen', but just 'United States citizen'. Notice that the U.S. citizen is spelled with a lower case 'c'. This is to show a lower class of citizenship. This class of citizen (U.S. citizen) is a privilege granted by the federal government, and not a sovereign inalienable right.
Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.
Steven first joined our show in June 2014 to discuss these important topics. Please join us again as we take a deeper dive into African American Mental Wellness. Some topics of discussion on the show are below and the full blog article can be found here.
Why do men avoid therapy/counseling?
How does imagery impact African- American male identity/wellness?
What are some themes of African-American men that are barriers to seeking help?
What are some environmental factors to consider?
Why physical wellness can be a gateway to a conversation?
Why do you think trauma is at the root of many African American male well-being issues?
What is COLORISM and is this an issues impacting African American (AA) wellness?
What are some factors AA men face when coming to terms with same sex attraction?
How do I create a safe space as a clinician?
Why are you a therapist and why this topic?
Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
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Following the previous episode of changing Mental Healthcare in America, we will next discuss th 6 goals for changing our mental Healthcare system according to President Bush- New Freedom Commission. We will also discuss how peer specialist can have a role in the change.
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Ilene is working with a family medical emergency, and is unable to do a live show this week. Instead, she is offering you our most charming (while also serious) show from this year. Ilene will be live again in the New Year. In the meantime, check this out!
You’re 8 years old and you learn that some children in the world don’t get to run and play, hug their parents, or eat well. That’s because they’ve been sold into slavery! What do you do about it if you’re a kid? If you’re Vivienne Harr, you create a plan for making $100,000 selling lemonade, and start working every day! 38 third grade students from Merryhill School in Sacramento are learning Financial Literacy. They’re asking the questions in this remarkable show in which kids put their heads together to make their world a better place. Click here to visit Vivienne Harr's website.