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Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist and author of the Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Craig based the Better Days workbook on his personal life and recovery, and every page has been used successfully in peer group settings. A Better Days support group facilitation guide is currently being developed as are Spanish and French language versions of the Better Days workbook.
Craig also has edited and published You’re Crazy Volume One which compiles first-hand accounts of people from the punk rock scene who live with mental health struggles, addiction and trauma. A second volume ofYou’re Crazy is currently in the works.
Craig can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Please enjoy Craig's articles for our show: My Inner Human and An Interview with Craig Lewis, CPS.
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM ATLANTA AND AROUND THE GLOBE...INTERVIEWS AND SPECIAL GUESTS! YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS GOING TO STOP BY AND HOLLA AT YA GIRL!
What is going on in Ferguson? Will the officer be charged with Murder?
Is Beyonce and Jay Z getting a divorce?
Are you attending Woman Thou Art Loosed in October?
Have you bought the new Trey Songz album?
What is happening in the Atlanta Real Estate Market?
We will answer those questions and talk about all sorts of juicy stuff...Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Dare to Share your very OWN "MENTAL NOTE"!
Join us as we interview Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT and author of: Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You and Codependency for Dummies. On the show we discuss shame and codependency. Some questions from the show are:
1. What is internalized shame?
2. How does shame show up when treating clients?
3. What are some common defenses to shame?
4. What are clues to help spot shame in clients?
5. How does shame affect codependency and relationships?
6. How might shame and codependency affect us as health care providers?
7. How should we approach treating shame?
Please read her popular article on this topic. For more information about Darlene and her work, please visit our post here.
Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert on relationships and codependency.
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The Struggle Continues picks up where Marshall's first poetry book, The Struggles Of Love, left off. In the form of poetry, Marshall tackles racism, bullying, hate, love, pain, remembrance of losing a loved one, religion, and personal battles from the trials and tribulations Marshall faced from a media mishap during an interview that ended up going viral, skyrocketing Marshall's notoriety. Now known all around the world as the rapper-turned-author and poet, Marshall proves in his book, The Struggle Continues, that he is more than ready to handle any struggle he is faced with. This book is truly the inspiration the world needs to find comfort in a not-so-perfect world. Marshall says he writes for the "Have-Nots and Unsung Heroes" giving the voiceless a voice. So allow The Struggle Continues to speak to your heart as the rapper-turned-author takes you on a journey looking at the world through the eyes of a poet.
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"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?
1. FIND THE 3 P's
2. CHANGE YOURSELF FIRST
3. WHATEVER YOU RESIST PERSIST
4. LET GO AND LET GOD/FORGIVE
5. GET MENTALLY / SPIRITUAL F.I.T.
6. GET IN TUNE / ATONEMENT
7; TAKE MASSIVE ACTION
8. CAN YOU FEEL / ACT AS IF
9. BE A MENTAL MAGNET / GROUP THINK
10. BE ORIGINAL OR DIE A COPY
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In recent weeks, we've been dealing with the human mind and its ability to accept irrational things. This week, we're dealing directly with the complex issue of mental health, specifically things like depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, mood disorders and more.
Blogger, speaker and activist JT Eberhard has revealed publicly his own battles with depression, giving a talk at Skepticon 4 titled, "Mental Illness and Why The Skeptic Community Should Give a Shit." (LINK: http://youtu.be/UI-YvrHZVvk) Michaelyn Eberhard has a bachelors degree in neuroscience and is a freethought activist. Jeremiah Beene studies Ph.D Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi. And Dr. Darrel Ray is a clinical psychologist, author and expert on mental health. They join us for the show, plus your calls and emails.
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Tonight we will be discussing Robin Williams and the impact he had on all of us, along with discussing Mental Health issues and the stigma that surrounds it.
Here is the statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention about the loss of Robin Williams to depression:
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Robin Williams. When many media reports focus on the issue of suicide, it can often bring up painful memories for suicide loss survivors. Please remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones in the coming days. If you or someone you know is struggling please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)"
The Struggle to Win! Now... It's Time For War!
"I remember one night I was just sitting there in our living room... praying and I asked God... is there nothing better? I had always believed that God would hear prayers, and answer those that call upon his Name.
But finally, I too, simply gave up... and come to the realization that I was just going to have to accept that this is how life is going to be"...
My Mindset war would be contolled by Focus and Clarity
A war between...
Success and Abundance Vs. Failure and Lack
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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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Thank you for joining this segment of The Struggle Continues. This week we present a two part program that look at two sides of our struggle. In days past, black people, in particular, caught hell from every aspect of life. Those conditions forced Blacks to do for self and take care of each other; Blacks created a good out of that which was meant for harm. For example, research "Black Wall Street."
In this post-Civil Rights era, the problems created by this designed plan are not always easy to identify and developing solutions leave even the brightest among us puzzled! The prevailing argument by the masses is that your conditions result from the choices you make. Personally, my standing argument is why are some people forced to choose from things that should not even be choice selections in the first place.
In part one we talk with young entrepreneurs Tenyse Williams and Mario Daniels who have founded a magazine called "Dapper Dads!" "Dapper Dads" addresses the needs of fathers. Wiliams and Daniels talk about how the concept developed and some of the struggles they face in "trying to do the right thing." "Dapper Dads" debuts on Father's Day 2014! Let's encourage them and find out how you can get your copy and be a part of this history in the making.
In part two we look at the other side of our too familiar struggle. We talk with our very own Hilda K. Broday who has received another request from an inmate within the prison system asking for help. New Jersey prisons are riddled with oppression and abuse! Our efforts to help inmates in Alabama were effective! Now, we try to help inmates in the state of New Jersey! North or south, east or west, there is no where left to run; we have got to stand and fight! We are open to all suggestions.
Most people acknowledge that mental health issues are not handled as seriously as other health issues. There are misunderstandings, victim blaming, and the inaccurate belief that someone living with mental illness can simply 'cheer up' or get through it. What most people don't know is the diverse ways in which social workers exist in the world of mental health. There is not only a myriad of ways that social workers practice, but also a requirement for diversity and cultural competence and an ever-present need for diversity among providers. Join us as we discuss these issues and their impact on the trans* community.
Tune in tonight as The Strong Stance talks with Julian Harris. Julian is a 2nd year MSW student at Howard University where he is concentrating on mental health and trauma, and he is currently interning at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. He formerly co-facilitated DCATS support groups and was a Team Leader for HIPS. Julian is a black trans-man, living in Washington, DC.
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