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  • 01:52

    Talk Back Tuesday: Can Grief be considered a mental illness?

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    President Obama, proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness month.  Organizations like NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public, and support loved ones, family members, and neighbors of those affected by mental illness.


    Last week on talk back Tuesday, we decided to turn mothers day into a month of celebration by offering the gift of freedom from the burden of grief. Many of our listeners expressed the complication of when or if grief has an end date.  Mothers admitted the pain of loosing a child from 5 up to15 years ago could still hurt like the loss was yesterday.  Therefore, the counselors feel compelled to continue sharing insight on this complicated experience that is so prevalent in our society


    This week we will discuss the terms “Prolonged Grief / Bereavement-Related Disorder, as a classified mental illness.  Lets answer this question, “Can Prolonged Grief be considered a mood disorder for diagnosing and treatment such as depression and anxiety? What would this mean?” Call your best friend, your mother, auntie, sister, cousin, daughter and the men in your life. Let’s talk about Mothers being happy, joyous, and free this Tuesday with 3 counselors and a couch. Come get on the Couch!


     


    And because a mother’s primary focus is her family, we will dedicate the next week shows on grief and the family dynamics, i.e. the mother’s spouse and other children. 


     

  • 00:42

    SCHOOL COUNSELORS; MINDSETS & BEHAVIORS K-12 FROM A.S.C.A.

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    ASCA's Dr Eric Sparks with an update for school counselors on this important subject k_12 Important for school boards and adminsitrators too. 

  • 02:01

    Talk Back Tuesdays: The Effects of Technology on the MIND!!!!

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    Join us as we Host 2 shows in 1 with 3 Counselors and a Couch, Catana Cairo Qween Quan and her Co-Host Juarez J Jackson as we discuss how Technology Effects the Mind we will talk on everything from nanotech to blogging.

    We will look at both the positive and negative effects of technology. What it does to our focus and concentration, memorization, insomnia, impulse control, and creativity. We will examine the neurotransmitters in the brain and how they actually respond and change over time with increased experiences and stimuli.

    It's going to be a GREAT SHOW with a 2 FOR 1. So our number never changes 347-850-8612 or 646.478.3474 with A Taste of Technology. Let's blow the phone lines up. Tuesdays 8-10 pm EST. Come Get on the COUCH!!!!


     

  • 02:01

    Prisoners in Prison + POW's/US Soldiers= PTSD

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    “MOTHER HORRIFIED AFTER JAILED SON PICTURED WITH SWOLLEN EYE AND ROPE AROUND HIS NECK”http://blacklikemoi.com/2015/03/mother-horrified-after-jailed-son-pictured-with-swollen-eye-and-rope-around-his-neck/


    Since the last week of March, social media continues to blow up commenting on this story. So much so, we wanted to hear your comments live on “talk back Tuesday’s.” Unfortunately too many mothers have cried over their sons being incarcerated, but how many of us focus on the safety of prison life? It may be more American to focus on the conditions of our loved ones who go off to war. Nevertheless, both present with more similarities than differences, when they return to civil society. Both prisoners and soldiers live in war zones that require them be in survive or die mode. Living at code red for a significant amount of time and then returning to civil society without any real transition comes down to trained assassins living in communities that do not recognize them. We only assume and make judgments about where they’ve been, and demand that they just fall in line with the rest of us. With social media giving us a glimpse of prison reality and our war hero’s returning home physically but function like they are still in level 5, means that we have to get real about PTSD and other mental dysfunctions brought on by extreme life experiences. Lets Talk!


    Come Get on the COUCH with The 3 Counselors and a Couch and Bring a FRIEND!!!!!


     

  • 01:51

    Talk Back Tuesdays: Hello Grief, Goodbye Sorrow! Its a New Day

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    Celebrating Mothers Everyday! And what about the Baltimore mother yesterday? It's the month of May and Mothers have one day.  Women function in many roles that include, the secure, and sometimes-tumultuous task of Motherhood. Grief is a short word that describes variant degrees of loss.  It could be as simple as losing a favorite pair of shades, to disappointing a child by not keeping your word, then the ultimate losses, such as loosing a child.  The many hats of Mother (earth) can keep us moving so fast we can feel overwhelmed, emotionally burned out, and just plain ole tired.  Many of use are not able to identify grief as a source of angst, thereby unable to develop skills that allow healing of the heart.  Learning to identify grief can mean the difference between generational trauma, and having love, life, and laughter.  This week on talk back Tuesdays join 3 counselors and a couch as we begin the month of May dedicating issues of health and wellness to the Mothers of this earth.  Whether you have given birth to children, or given the responsibility of molding the mind of a child, its imperative our soil remain fertile without feeding them contaminants that pass throughout generations.  Come get on the Couch!


     

  • 01:47

    Talk Back Tuesdays:

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    This week we decided to look at the TV shows that are popular and cause much controversy and "Scandal" on our social media pages including: EMPIRE, Being Mary Jane, Scandal ,and How to Get Away with Murder to name a few. 

    If you watched last week's episode of Being Mary Jane they exposed the controversy behind The Black Man in Corporate America. Their struggles, Racism, Greed, and Fear, etc. Is "the life of a black man more difficult than any other demographic, including the black woman?"

    On EMPIRE we will discuss the case of Andre and his diagnosis of Bipolar. How accurate of a depiction does the show cover? How the family dynamics contribute or counteract his mental illness. We will discuss how the show portrays Black men and Psychological Health, what is bipolar disorder? What are the symptoms? How can people deal with bipolar disorder in their everyday life—whether they suffer from it or know someone else who does? And finally does the show offer an accurate picture of mental illness especially in the Black Community? 

    Come Get on the COUCH with The 3 Counselors and a Couch and Bring a FRIEND!!!!!


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  • 01:48

    TALK BACK TUESDAYS: The Freedom Fighters, The Baltimore Riots!!!!

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    Why do you want to be on the front line and put your life in danger?


    Yesterday in the Westside of Baltimore MD, some young high school children planned a protest in response to the brutal death of Freddie Gray once again by the police.  Why has it come down to the children giving a response?  Why did the news spend all day focusing on the riots and not the escalating frustration of historical marginalization, oppression, and violent attacks against African American males? Why are there so many excuses used by African Americans to justify not mobilizing against these assassinations? Why are we still talking and not doing?  Where are the freedom fighters for 2015 the flash back of 1968? These unjust murders are a state of EMERGENCY and we have no more time to answer these questions and so many others. Let’s talk about how we can mobilize on talk back Tuesdays with 3 counselors and a couch. Come get on the Couch!

  • 01:59

    Talk Back Tuesdays: The After Effects of Entertainment!!!

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    Last week we decided to look at the TV shows that are popular and cause much controversy and "Scandal" on our social media pages including: EMPIRE, Being Mary Jane, Scandal ,and How to Get Away with Murder to name a few. 

    If you watched lthe previous episode of Being Mary Jane they exposed the controversy behind The Black Man in Corporate America. Their struggles, Racism, Greed, and Fear, etc. Is "the life of a black man more difficult than any other demographic, including the black woman?"

    On EMPIRE we will discuss the case of Andre and his diagnosis of Bipolar. How accurate of a depiction does the show cover? How the family dynamics contribute or counteract his mental illness. We will discuss how the show portrays Black men and Psychological Health, what is bipolar disorder? What are the symptoms? How can people deal with bipolar disorder in their everyday life—whether they suffer from it or know someone else who does? And finally does the show offer an accurate picture of mental illness especially in the Black Community? 


    Now that the show has ended did it bring bout a different perspective, conscious awakening, or is it still considered entertainment? In retrospect do you still consider it Entertainment  or have you paid more attention to the content  and over the week recognized those issues in your personal or professional life? Bipolar, stressed out Black Men in Corporate America, Substaqnce Abuse Problems, etc.  We will look at it from the perspectie of music and television. 

    Come Get on the COUCH with The 3 Counselors and a Couch and Bring a FRIEND!!!!!

  • 01:57

    Talk Back Tuesday: Grieving from a Man's Point of View

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    In the month of May we have concentrated on the theme grieving. We have focused on grieving from a mother’s perspective and family dynamics. This week however, on Talk back Tuesday we will be focusing on grieving from a male and father’s standpoint.


    Most male are condition to be the “macho” type. Meaning they are raised and taught not to associate typical grief symptoms such as sadness, crying, depressed mood, and a sense of hopelessness. These characteristic are usually used to define female emotion during the grieving process.  


    Males tend to bottle up their emotions trying to be strong for their family.


    Studies shows that after a loss men experience greater changes in mood than women and experience more consequences on their physical health.


    Tune in to Talk Back Tuesday as we continue grieving from a man’s point of view. 

  • 00:31

    TRAVEL ITCH RADIO VISITS WITH DEVELOPMENT COUNSELORS INTERNATIONAL!

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    For 50+ years, cities, states, and countries have counted on Development Counselors International to draw both visitors and investors. Hear why Thursday at 8p ET on iTunes and Blogtalkradio.com when DCI partner and executive Karyl Leigh Barnes reveals what's new at her New York PR firm.

  • 01:55

    Talk Back Tuesday: Grief and Family Dynamic

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    Grieving as a family can be challenging simply because individuals grieve differently.  However, understanding loss and grief from a family perspective permits families to participate in the work of grieving together, to rebuild not only the individuals but the family as a whole.


    Family unity is very important and losing a family member can be very stressful.


    This week on Talk Back Tuesday we will be discussing grieving and family dynamic.  Have you ever lost a brother or sister, maybe a parent or child?  Tune in to Talk Back Tuesday to learn how to cope with the loss of a family member as a family.