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Oftentimes we focus so much on the individual suffering with mental illness, we tend to overlook the impact it has on our families. Family deals with stigma, suffering, and pain as well and often feels helpless with their loved one and within the system. Their voices are JUST as important as the individual stories of triumph over mental illness.
Today, Eunice Brownlee will join me and talk about what it is like to have a father who lives with bipolar disorder. She has not only become HIS advocate, but a powerful voice in the advocacy movement for mental health.
Please join me as I talk to Eunice about how she defines her role as a child of someone with bipolar but has to play the role of an authority figure in his life to get what he needs in the system.
Much thanks to Eunice and all she does in our movement.
Lauren Gardner is a passionate advocate for those living with and in recovery with eating disorders. Anorexia and Bulimia are so misunderstood by the public as well as stigmatized in a way that is harmful by the media. Fueled in the last few decades by a weight-obsessed society, both men and women can be affected and all consumed by the debilitating and life-threatening effects of eating disorders.
Lauren is going to give us a glance into her personal experience living with an eating disorder as well as some ways to help us eliminate the dangerous stigma surrounding them.
Talking with Regal Fro, editor of The Emotional Detox Life about her incredible journey through psychosis and her resulting path to advocacy.
I was mesmerized by Laqwanda's story-telling, how open she is about her experience, and her passion and drive to help others feel not so alone. It is so incredible to listen to someone fully disclose experiences with mental illness with compassion for themselves at the time with a touch of humor. There is no better way to race toward recovery than to be able to see yourself in your mental illness and find the ability to laugh! This was my kind of interview!
Tune in to hear her fascinating story, and I hope she will come back on sometime and share more!
You can find more about her and her advocacy on youtube.com at onementalvlogger
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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8p ET/7p CT Wednesday, September 30, 2015: Dial 347-850-8486 to discover natural & scientific ways to overcome Malnutrition. According to the World Health Organization, malnourished children tend to become adults who have smaller babies, and deficiencies in vitamin A or zinc causes 1 million deaths every year.
D id you know that malnutrition can affect a person regardless of where they live or how much food they consume? Malnutrition is the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. A person is at risk of being malnourished even if they look plump or overweight and consume three-full-meals every day. In fact some of the sign and symptoms of malnutrition include: depression, loss of fat, breathing difficulties, longer recovery from illnesses, tiredness or apathy, lower sex drive, irritability, and higher probability of feeling cold often. Do you or someone you know struggle with malnutrition?
Root Cause Radio interviews Dr. Maxwell Nartey, founder of Symtometry, on September 30th to share:
whether a healthy daily diet is enough to prevent malnutrition
what breast-feeding moms & bottle-feeding moms should really know about malnutrition
if moderate weight loss is a hidden benefit of malnutrition
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An unexpected turn in our conversation has co-host, Tim Blue and myself talking about the challenges of personal stigma that we face when we are diagnosed with a mental illness. How is it that all is lost about what we believe we are and what we could be just by a simple diagnosis? Check out our show and hear our thoughts on the topic!
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Wednesday Septemeber 30, 2015 topic is Mental Illness in Society Part 2. We have discussed the signs, and the intervention. But have we really touched bases of what mental illness is doing in society... What can we do to help? Find out by calling in @9pm 347.327.9515 with you thoughts, ideas, comments or questions.... We welcome all to join in!
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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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Mental illness and Christianity have been at odds with each other for a number of years. For a long while, it was thought that any sign mental illness or cognitive impairment was a result of demonic possession. Later, those who suffered from these disorders were locked up in an institution away from the embarrassment of the family. Further still, as our medical knowledge grew, our diagnostic abilities have expanded our understanding of how the mind works. And yet, even today, the topic of mental illness is still a taboo subject.
For Christians who suffer from some type of mental illness or disorder, it may hit a double impact. For the godly woman who is torn between her faith and her health problem, she may be having a hard time with reconciling the condition of her soul with the condition of her mental health.
Do godly women and mental illness go hand in hand? Are they compatible with each other? Can a woman of faith still suffer from bipolar depression or anxiety attacks? Is her faith dependent on her mental state?
We'll be talking about this and more with our guest Barbara Rupp, author of The Woman at the Well Bible Study guide. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7910823 Tune in!
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