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This program is dedicated to understanding more about NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and its wonderful works. Abby Scherr, awarded 2014 volunteer at NAMI and member of the Spiritist Society of Baltimore, talks about NAMI. Learn more about it here. Join us LIVE by calling (858) 769-4705.
Join me on November 5, 2014 from 8-10 PM Eastern for a riviteing conversation about plans to Stand-up to NAMI-NYS and The Murphy Bill (HR 3717) Friday November 14th Albany, New York. Information about The Human Rights Teach-in and The Active Response Plan with George Ebert and Anne Dox of the Mental Patients Liberation Alliance, Dan Fisher, Board member of National Coalition for MH Recovery, and other special guests.
To get involved www.TheAlliance.org
Call (267)521-0167 to be part of the program.
Nami is a blogger with a great idea or several. One such is the concept of the Just-World Fallacy. She will be discussing this and more with Kalisara & RevKess today.
Check out her blog, the topic of discussion (http://paganactivist.com/2014/03/06/karma-the-just-world-fallacy-and-the-magick-of-action/). Don't forget to check out Nami's other posts on the Pagan Activist (http://paganactivist.com/), as well as the other contributors, including RevKess.
Nami is studying with The Maetreum of Cybele (http://gallae.com/), which has been on the show previously. She also works for The Fairy Apothecary, a pagan-owned and operated bath and body products company (thefairyapothecary.com).
In this episode of Blog Talk Radio, Family Resource Center on Disabilities' host Paula WIlls and guest Robin Garvey from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will discuss the services NAMI can offer a family working with a child with a mental health issue.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Call in to the following number 267 521 0167 or listen online
Janet is a board member of the World Federation for Mental. She has also been recognized by the State of Texas receiving the Governors Trophy Award for Empowering Texans with Disabilities in 2005, and was honored nationally by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Voice Award in 2010. She shared this last award with First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Previously Janet also was President of Nami’s Consumer Council over a Decade ago.
Maggie serves as a founding board member and president for Peer Wellness and Recovery Services (PWRS), a peer-run nonprofit organization that provides recovery programs for people living with mental health and/or addiction issues. Maggie for over 30 years was an employee of Nami National and instrumental in supporting their consumer council and deveoling some of their peer programs. She has extensive knowledge of working with the press and other organizations such as APA and Nami National.
We will explore what these individuals are doing today and how their past Experences with Nami and other Organizations may have shaped what they are doing today.
You can also Direct messege me on twitter @yzsmith during the call
Hosts: Stewart Joseph, Donna Ewing-Marto and Sarah Pauter
A Holistic Guide to Whole-Person Wellness
For people with mental health and substance use conditions, wellness is not the absence of disease, illness or stress, but the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and happiness.1
Wellness means overall well-being. It incorporates the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. Each aspect of wellness can affect overall quality of life, so it is important to consider all aspects of health. This is especially important for people with mental health and substance use conditions because wellness directly relates to the quality and longevity of your life.
Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Financial–Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Spiritual—Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
Oh, yes, I HEAR you! "What? Where has she BEEN?!" Hah! We all missed her, didn't we? We'll get those Where's Waldo answers tomorrow - when Joyce Cooling visits us at three p.m. Eastern time! Remember that - for Tuesday, 11/18 - the show STARTS at TWO. We'll have three two-hour shows this week!
Back to our sublime guest: Joyce has been making beautiful music with her guitar for QUITE a while now. Self-taught, her influences and inspirations range from Brazilian to Classical to Rock - and it all pours forth into a pulsating, dynamic and driving deliciousness that is profoundly JAZZ!
#1 radio singles, six Top Ten, multiple music awards - and nominated for several others. "Global Cooling" was her seventh studio album and that was released in 2009.
Well, it HAS been quite an absence on the scene...and the reason for this visit from Joyce (a reunion!) is specific: she has a new HOLIDAY single! Produced by longtime producer, Jay Wagner, "The Holiday's On" is meant to convey a 1940's Swing era vibe with a spin that's infectious :) We'll hear it - and more tracks that are meaningful - and we'll talk to Joyce about a favorite subject: mental health. This fascinating artist has worked with some of the best in the business (Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Al Jarreau!) and has made friends all over the world. But the urgency of her life's path has much to do with the focus on keeping us emotionally afloat. That's why Joyce is a national advocate for NAMI: the National Alliance for Mental Health. As we near Thanksgiving and get into gear for the season, nothing is more important that focusing attention on how we're coping. How we can help ourselves and help others live better lives. Please join us for a SPECIAL "Hybrid Jazz!" 11/18/2014.
Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring Lady Charmaine Day (www.ladycharmaineday.com).Guest starring Christina Sparrock and Mrs. Arlene Day. On this show, they will be sharing an NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation. Christina Sparrock holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hunter College and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Christina offers over two decades of extensive experience in the area of general accounting, audit, financial management, and forensic accounting. She served as the Controller of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Ms. Sparrock is also a Board member of NYC ACT-SO, a division of the NAACP, an organization that mentors and provides college scholarships for children in underserved communities. She is also serves as a board member of Hope City Empowerment Center, an organization that serves the homeless community and working class families. She is also a GED and Math tutor at 1199 SEIU Adult and Learning Center. Mrs. Arlene Day aka “Mama Day” is an author, motivational speaker and advocate for mental illness. Mama Day worked for forty years as a LPN throughout Long Island and New York City. She raised three beautiful children in Roosevelt, Long Island all of whom were A students and graduated from universities. Mama Day is the proud grandparent of three beautiful granddaughters. She is an author of a memoir titled “I Promised My Friend”. A film called Perseverance documenting Arlene Day’s extraordinary life was made. In 2008,she joined the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and became a presenter as part of their In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Program. In recognition of her significant contribution to their In Our Own Voice Program, NAMI inducted Mama Day into their Hall of Fame in May 2011. During her downtime, Mama Day enjoys knitting, crocheting, caperioria, weight lifting and is in training for the senior olympics doing the butterfly.
Update on the NY NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Drug companies giving an award to a person who is lying to the government and to the American people to make a larger pharmaceutical profit with a captive audience.
Tune in every weeknight at 8:00pm to 10:00pm to hear The Captain unlock his treasure chest of opinions and ideas, facing all matters of Constitutional Freedom.
Linda Naomi Katz was raised as a modern orthodox Jew, where mental illness became a factor throughout her life. It had started with her mother when she was in the fifth grade. Her mother had suffered a nervous breakdown and was diagnosed with acute depression. This gave Linda and her family a huge amount of stress. As she was growing up into adulthood, her mother's illness affected her in ways that she too would become a depressed person. Linda had difficulties making friends, developing positive relationships, and maintaining employment. After she graduated college, she also suffered from a mental illness and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but worked hard to achieve recovery. As part of her recovery from mental illness, she became active and volunteered for a variety of mental health organizations. Linda became a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness or formerly called National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) and published articles about her life in New York City Voices, a newspaper for people with mental illness to share their personal recovery stories. Both of these agencies helped fight against stigma and other issues pertaining to mental illness. Soon after, Linda found employment working for agencies that help others with mental illness reach their goals and dreams. Today, Linda is happily married, an author who has published a book titled Surviving Mental Illness, My Story which won a Silver Medal Award by Readers Favorite for best non-fiction/autobiography and came in First Place and won the Life Journeys Award for best memoir/biography from Readers Views. Through this book she describes all of her challenges that she dealt with while having a mental illness and how she found her way back towards establishing a wellness by staying mentally and physically strong.
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