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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
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.
"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?
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Another 30 min music episode with some classic love songs. Keeping the chat to a minimum but with news of the imminent return of the Call-In show. You can make requests for songs you would like to hear in future music episodes of the show by sending me a message on Twitter @MHSAG_ or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-The-Invisible-Illness-Call-In-Show/1374418156152598 and leaving your requests there. If you are able to listen Live you can join me in the chatroom and make your suggestions there too. I hope you are able to listen either live or after the fact via the podcast. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the tunes ... Love to you all
Please join us as we discuss Mental Illness. "What's on My Mind." With, Ms. Ashley Smith.
Ashley Smith was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2007 after stealing a military truck and leading the police on a high speed chase -- a joy ride that landed her in jail.
"I heard voices. I saw images of people following me that scared me. I thought my life was in danger,"
After receiving treatment for her illness and learning to cope through medication and a strong support system, Smith decided to draw awareness to stereotypes by beginning her own nonprofit, "Embracing My Mind."
Ashley Smith's book "What's on my Mind is available on Amazon, please see a review below:
"Ashley Smith wrote her book according to the format of the NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation where people share their own experiences with their mental health problems. Ashley's experience is very unique and she is able to clearly describe what happened to her, what she experienced (in terms of her symptoms), how her family supported her, and how she was able to get treatment and move on with her life. This is a wonderful guide for people with loved ones suffering from mental illness and those who have a diagnosis. Ashely is an incredible woman whose story will inspire and encourage others to seek help and overcome their own mental health issues.
Please take the time and visit Ashley's blog- http://overcomingschizophrenia.blogspot.com/
Let's take remove the shame and embarrasement that's attached to Mental Health Illness.
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.
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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A 30 min replay of the last chill zone, it's all new just the tunes that are the same:). Hopefully the Call-In show will be back soon some great news and awareness things happening all the way from the UK to the states. Slow boat to China, row row row your boat and Buster Broon, intrigued I'll let you know more nearer the time ;) it will be well worth the wait. www.mhsag.co.uk for more info on the online group and other things MH related. Follow on Twitter @MHSAG_. Hope you enjoy the tunes send me a message on twitter, contact the website or leave me a message at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-The-Invisible-Illness-Call-In-Show/1374418156152598.
Do you suffer with anxiety?
Do you suffer with depression?
Were you told it was a chemical imbalance?
Are pharmaceuticals harmful to take while experiencing anxiety or depression?
Today on Aternative Thinking we have the President of The Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, (CCHR), Robert Donson-Smith.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.
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.
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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.