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We will talk about Aliens, random crazy stuff, The Pope, and futuristic stuff. For example, Lew is ALL about when the self driving cars become commericial. Also, what will the future be like when we are all ENHANCED with computer chips, etc. When will the CYBORGS arrive. How crazy powerful will AI be? Also, Lew will probably babble a bit about Civ IV, and Galactic Civilizations III (well at least that game is about Space).
On February 16th, 4:30 p.m. EST Kyrian's guest, Sarah Fader, will discuss her organization, Stigma Fighters.
Stigma Fighters is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health issues in high schools and colleges around the United States. It began as a blog series where people shared 1000 word essays about living with a variety of mental illnesses. The organization was founded by Psychology Today and Huffington Post Blogger, Sarah Fader. The basis of the program focuses on the invaluable benefits of sharing one’s story. Now, Stigma Fighters is coming off the Internet and into high schools and colleges. Stigma Fighters chapters are being established throughout the United States, beginning with the New York metropolitan area.The organization seeks to empower student’s voices and allow them the opportunity to share their stories with confidence and without fear of being judged.
For further information or to bring Stigma Fighters to your educational community for speaking events and student involvement contact Sarah Fader, founder at (917) 699-9578 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Strange, a 2014 MedicineX ePatient Scholar, 2-14 Medicine X Honor Roll member and 2015 MedicineX ePatient Delegate, has been a Type 1 diabetic since 1970 and clinically depressed for almost as long. He is especially interested in removing the stigma associated with so many health issues and with whole person health in particular. He blogs at Strangely Diabetic and you can find him on twitter as @strangely_t1.
What can you possibly learn in just 15 minutes that may change the quality of your life? Good question. I guess you will have to tune in to find out.
Bob Zima, MA/LCPC, is a self described “Frequent Flyer to Hell and Back.” He has experienced many trips to the gates of Hell and has lived to tell the tale.
In this short, 30 minute podcast, Bob shares with you his quirky and wacky insights and lessons learned from several trips to Hell and back. Perhaps you may be inspired by the irreverent, blazen and passionate cathartic satirist who tells it like it is.
On today’s show, Bob discusses why there is stigma associated with beahvioral health or mental illness issues and has a few rather opinionated ideas on how to end it.
When it comes to medical assistance, public attention and resources, mental illness has been put on the back shelf around the globe for centuries now. How mental illness has been perceived and dis [AB1] shuffled, and what has kept it from getting its past due recognition, is stemmed from a long list of factors. Some such as ignorance, isolation, discrimination, and prejudice; has have negatively impacted the labeling theory, which is attributed and linked to stigma associated with mental disorders; and such stigma can be eliminated, if we can all recognize that the mentally ill can be productive members of society. Social stigma has been, and still is, the utmost contributor to the distant silence that has inhumanely sustained mental illness in asylums, and along with family secrets, such as “differences" never to be shared with neighboring people or friends of employment, in fear of judgment or loss of job. There isn't anyone who isn't affected by mental illness. It affects someone's family member, to in all different ethnic groups, from the young to the old, to your community, schools or place of employment, or even maybe yourself. Mental illness is a costly, debilitating disease, and it comes in many different forms. Unfortunately, it gets more recognition through stigma than public awareness and education; therefore, we must make an effort, and all learn what it means to live with mental illness and how society can work together to break down the barriers from stigma associated with it. Please join me this Friday night Feb 28th at 7pm CT as I discuss this delicate topic that so many are affected by. Call in live at 646-929-0421 or tune in at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges See you there! Ciao...
Hannah Martinez is a mental health profession and president of one of the branches of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She discusses ways to help stop the stigma associated with mental illness.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intented for diagnosis or treatment. Please seek the advice of your healthcare provider before making any changes to your health.
National Seizure Disorders Foundation believes part of the ultimate cure for seizure disorders of all types is seizure related stigma eradication. In this episode we will discuss seizure related stigma and how you can be part of the cure.
June is Epilepsy stigma Awareness month and National Seizure Disorders Foundation is taking action to empower you to be a part of global stigma eradication. Are you ready to be part of the cure? Pour something delicious and refreshing to drink. Settle into your favorite chair. This time is yours -is ours- as I discuss seizure related stigma. I will share my insights and my experiences on what stigma is, where it comes from, and how we can eradicate seizure related stigma together. During this time, open your mind to the possibilities of a seizure-relate stigma free future. As we work together growing in knowledge and number, we will be able to eradicate stigma. What are your thoughts on stigma? Have you a plan to replace stigma with peace in your life? Feel free to call in and join the discussion 1(646) 721-9207 Your thoughts are relevant and important. Your questions are welcome. While you prepare for the show, I invite you to read our latest article on seizure related stigma - http://nationalseizuredisordersfoundation.org/stigma-awareness-month/ Remember to pass this resource onto someone you know. Awareness begins with you and the simple act of sharing. Be a part of the solution for millions and share this episode with your friends.
Myths, misunderstandings and stereotypes are common when discussing persons who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The "stigma of mental illness" can lead to the adoption of discriminatory and abusive practices. Over the last decade, much has been written about "stigma", but not it's impact on children.
Tonight, Mike leads us in discussion on the impact "stigma" has on Daughters/Sons. We'll be reviewing a few themes: the messages young children receive; the messages that D&S tell themselves as they form identities separating them from their parents; the messages we receive from service providers and others involved in mental health advocacy. We will also share how discriminatory practices can impact the lives of children.
We will finish by addressing positive experiences and messages, which can lead to resiliency and improved self-esteem.
Our bravest, our strongest, those who defend our country and give us the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted, are the same people who find themselves surrounded by stigma when they seek help for the mental health issues caused in the line of duty. The fact that stigma exists for active military and veterans when they seek help is no secret. That’s why changes are being made. On today’s episode of Changing Direction, Michele welcomes Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, Medical Director and CEO, of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. Kim will discuss the greatest areas of stigma in the military, eating disorders and sexual trauma, as well as combat PTSD. Dr. Dennis will also address what is being done to reduce the negative perceptions that exist and create a more welcoming environment for our military and veterans so they can seek help, comfortably. Michele’s shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.ChangeYouChoose.com.
A man or woman's private life should be able to remain private, but when one seeks public office, all things are scrutinized. In this election season, candidates are being evaluated on all things that indicate ethics, trustworthiness, dependability and integrity. In the past, a failed marriage made one practically unelectable to public office. Couples in conflict put on a good public front in order not to damage the campaign. Does divorce still carry the social stigma it use to in the past? Can a person win a public office after a messy public divorce?
Many people think that recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lost cause when in reality there are approximately 25-40 million people who consider themselves to be in active, stable long-term recovery. Based on those numbers, most people probably interact with someone in recovery on a daily basis, but they don't even know it because it's not talked about openly. Dr. Kelly and the Recovery Research Institute's mission is change that stigma and show people, through science, that recovery is not only possible, but it is the likely outcome.
On this episode we will talk to Dr. Kelly about addiction, stigma and recovery and how understanding the neuroscience of addiction will help alleviate that stigma.
For more information about Dr. Kelly and the Recovery Research Institute, please visit: http://www.recoveryanswers.org/.
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