• 01:30
  • 00:15

    Do YOU think Mental Health Matters?

    in Health

    Hi y'all! My name is Chrissie Hodges. I am a mental health advocate/public speaker and coach/peer specialist for individuals with mental illness. This first show is a introduction to what Mental Illness Matters is going to look like. We will be tackling the common myths and misconceptions that society holds about individuals with mental illnesses each week with one on one interviews as well as hot topics with different hosts.

    Check out my first teaser episode here to learn more about me, why it is that mental health is my passion, and how YOU can make a difference in abolishing the stigma associated with mental illness!

  • 00:05

    Mental Health Madness! with Mike Dwire

    in Health

    Join me as I talk to best friend, colleague, technician, and in his words 'the most mentally stable person you know' about Seasonal Affective Disorder and all of the crazy things we have learned in the last couple years about mental illness!!

    No agenda, but guaranteed fun!

  • 01:31

    Mental Illness; Dispelling the Myths

    in Health

    Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions or disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time, but a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function in your dailiy life.

    Join Nakikia "MSKeepItMoving" on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show to learn how you or someone you love can take the steps to control mental health symptoms. Learn the warning signs and where you or a loved one can get help.

  • 00:31

    The Devastating Effect of Mental Illness on Families

    in Self Help

    This show hits home - my home - as my wife, Renee Vanderbilt-Kay, and I discuss the trials of mental illness and how it effects families and friends.  We'll talk about resources for those struggling with loved ones, and how to gain the victory through being a PACEsetter overcomer!

  • 01:00

    Advocacy Extraordinaires, Ro Vitale and Ethan Smith!

    in Health

    Join me as I talk mental health, advocacy, and stigma reduction with two of my favorites, Ethan Smith and Ro Vitale. Both of these advocates are dynamic individuals with incredible stories and an even more incredible passion for spreading the truth about mental illness!

    Ro and Ethan will both be co-hosts on Mental Illness Matters and will bring so much vibrance and interesting conversation surrounding the stigma of mental illness and how to live successfully with OCD.


  • 01:00

    Talking Advocacy with Tim and Margaret!

    in Health

    Join me as we do a full hour introduction to our first two guest hosts, Mr. Tim Blue and Margaret Sisson. Their advocacy stories are incredible and then you will get a sneak peak at what is in store when they are a co-host!

    It's all about mental health at 'Mental Illness Matters'!

    Changing the way we view mental illness, one personal story at a time!

  • 01:05

    The Mental Illness Taboo in The Black Community

    in Health

    Mental illness, specifically chronic depression hits the black community more often than any other group, but black Americans are much less likely to seek out professional help. Why does this continue to be taboo?

    The American Psychiatric Association further states Culturally diverse groups often bare a disproportionately high burden of disability resulting from mental disorders. This disparity does not stem from a greater prevalence rate or severity of illness in African Americans, but from a lack of culturally competent care, and receiving less or poor quality care.

    For some disorders, such as schizophrenia and mood disorders, there is a high probability of misdiagnosis because of differences in how African-Americans express symptoms of emotional distress.

    All in all, we have a serious problem with mental illness in the black community and our hope through this conversation is to begin a much needed dialogue in hopes of debunking mental illness myths. 

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    in Current Events

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  • 02:03

    Is Racism A Mental Illness?

    in Women

    "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?

  • 01:01

    Mental Illness: A Place To Cope

    in Relationships

    Mental illness plagues us all. Whether it's us personally or someone we know. Listen in on the conversation as a young black philantropist and his visual arts team works to bring awareness about mental illness, depression and suicide. 

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