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  • 00:55

    An Empath Interviews a Psychopath: Dr. James “Jim” Fallon

    in Psychology

    Careful consideration went into this interview with Dr. James H. Fallon. It is not every day that a boutique radio show like ours reaches out to a world-renowned neuroscientist, let alone one that has contributed immeasurably to the field of human behavior we avidly support. However, Dr. Fallon, who asked me simply to call him “Jim”, was easy to reach, glad to be of service, and said he was up for anything I wanted to ask him in this interview. He did ask that we stay away from personal stories that might negatively affect his family.


    We have a large audience of survivors of psychological abuse, please be advised this show could be very triggering for some listeners. We’ve already privately shared this show with a few of our Behavioral Health practitioners. It was triggering for some of them due to the nature of how I was asked certain questions.


    We suggest all listeners read the full BLOG article HERE. 


    What happens when a "empath" interviews a psychopath? Listen in to find out.

  • 01:00

    A Mother’s Story of Schizophrenia, Recovery and Hope: Karen S. Yeiser

    in Psychology

    We recently interviewed author and speaker Bethany Yeiser on Mental Health News Radio.  She shared her journey with schizophrenia, homelessness, and recovery. Today we enjoy speaking with her mother, Karen Yeiser.  Karen has written what is a companion book to Bethany’s story.  


    One of the questions we asked Karen was how life may have been different for their family if her own book had been available during their years of struggle but also recovery. It was an honor to interview both mother and daughter on separate shows in order to understand what happens on both sides. Please read the full blog article HERE.


    Karen was also generous with information listed in her article below to help other families going through this kind of a struggle. 


    How has schizophrenia affected your family?


    When did you first recognize something was seriously wrong with your daughter?


    Were you aware of how your daughter’s life was unfolding after she refused to have contact with you and your husband?


    How and when did you eventually reunite with your daughter?


    So what is the rest of the story? Has your daughter recovered from schizophrenia?


    You are a registered nurse. Did your education benefit you in recognizing what was happening to your daughter?


    Do you have any further comments?


    What is Schizophrenia?

  • 01:02

    Is Narcissism Psychological Viagra? Join Andrea Schneider and Kristin Walker

    in Psychology

    One of the most damaging psychological mechanisms a narcissist may use in his/her tormented tool chest is sex.


    THE PROMISE OF IT


    THE MECHANICAL ACTION OF IT


    THE WITHHOLDING OF IT


    We carefully use the word sex in relation to what happens because, to the narcissist, the beautiful act of making love is an impossibility. Sex is one of their most powerful weapons of your mass destruction. If you are a highly-empathic person with an abundance of compassion, an intoxicating imagination, and issues around appropriate boundaries, you are the perfect meal for the emotional impotence of a narcissist.


    On this episode of Mental Health News Radio the author and counselor, Andrea Schneider, joins host Kristin Walker to discuss the relationship between narcissism and sex.  In her book, Soul Vampires: Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse, Andrea takes readers on a journey through the phases of the romantic journey with a narcissist.  She shares her expertise with us on the show and in co-writing the blog article to accompany this highly charged subject.  You won't want to miss the full blog article HERE.

  • 00:49

    A Journey through Schizophrenia and Homelessness: Author Bethany Yeiser

    in Psychology

    Bethany Yeiser is a motivational speaker, writer, and advocate for the mentally ill. She was diagnosed with treatment-resistant schizophrenia in 2007, after being homeless for four years, and made an unexpected and full recovery in 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Her book Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery was published in 2014.


    Please join us for a unique interview on Mental Health News Radio. Bethany is generous with sharing her journey and tremendously inspiring. Her book is equally forthcoming. Our on staff clinicians at Mental Health News Radio have worked with many patients dealing with schizophrenia so it was a pleasure to interview someone offering facts and insight towards a road to recovery.  


    Enjoy the full blog article HERE.


    What was your life like before the onset of your mental illness?


    When did you realize that you were mentally ill?


    What was it like being homeless?


    What was it like to hear voices and experience other hallucinations?


    Did you ever take drugs?


    How did your mental illness affect your relationship with your family?


    When were you diagnosed with schizophrenia, and when did you begin treatment?


    What is your life like today? Do you still take medication?

  • 00:46

    Your Brain and Your Mental Health: What is the Connection?

    in Psychology

    Dr. David Hardy is the Assistant Director of Operations at Apex Brain Centers and a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. Since our show focuses on all aspects of Behavioral Health it was important to bring on a guest that could share their professional expertise in regards to brain functioning and how this affects mental health. We also veer into how our addiction to technology – Facebook, cell phones, and social media in general affects our brain chemistry and emotional well-being. 


    Enjoy the full blog article HERE.


    Dr. Hardy, how does brain functioning affect mental health?  


    What do you do at Apex Brain Centers?


    Do you diagnose or treat mental health?


    How can your services help a practitioner in the mental health field?


     

  • 00:16

    A Medley of Health News - In the Mix of Health & Wellness

    in Health

    Here's to our health and wellness as we catch up on the latest health news and upcoming events



    What's with the connection of the elephant and cancer?
    Wholefoods latest recall? 
    Being booted out of the hospital for ordering pizza?
    Breast cancer awareness month
    The Day That Changed My Life Documentary 


    and so much more on the Health & Wellness Show. Be sure to share with your family, friends and social media connections - we're all in this life together. Let's make it a great one!!!

  • 00:34

    Behavioral Health Compliance: An Interview with Theresa Wray, LMFT

    in Psychology

    Today we interview business owner, clinician, and consultant Theresa Wray of Synergy Consulting Services. A rare and exciting connection for us because of one major factor: Theresa loves finding needles in haystacks. In fact, she excels at it. All of the necessary yet hair pulling work that counselors and Behavioral Health organizations dread to do are actually fun for Theresa.  Things like reading your Managed Care contracts, auditing your charts, reviewing compliance plans, and verifying state regulations.  Enjoy getting to know her during our interview on Mental Health News Radio.  More importantly, enjoy getting to know what she can do for your Behavioral Health organization.


    What made you start your consulting firm?


    Why the name ‘Synergy’? What exactly does that mean?


    You “officially” launched earlier this year. How are things going?


    So who do you typically work with?


    How so? What types of services do you provide?


    Managed care, particularly around Compliance/Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, documentation, state-specific regulations, as well around some of the business-related issues that we weren’t taught about in grad school. For example, NPIs, CAQH, taxonomy codes, coming on board with managed care organizations, developing paperwork. 


    What would you say sets you and Synergy apart from many of the other coaches and consultants who are available to providers?


    What advice would you give to someone considering opening their own practice or expanding their services?


    How can people find out more about working with you?


    Please enjoy the full blog article HERE.

  • 00:37

    Grant Funding for Behavioral Health: An Interview with Karen Celedonia

    in Psychology

    An often under appreciated area of Behavioral Health is the grant writing process. Many of the agencies we work with are not-for-profit and always looking for help maintaining their existing grants as well as obtaining funding from new sources. We met Karen Celedonia through our colleague Theresa Wray. Working on projects together to support mental health agencies, we knew we needed to interview Karen and introduce her work to our providers. 


    Please read the full blog article HERE.


    What prompted you to start your own business specializing in research and grant writing services?


    Doesn’t research take place in a lab? What experience do you have in the field?


    How do you apply a participatory approach to your work with your clients?


    What have you learned about mental health service delivery through your work in the community?


    What has been your most rewarding experience in the field?


    Who can benefit from the services that you offer?


    How is writing–particularly grant writing–relevant to non-research-oriented mental health professionals and organizations?


    What tips do you have for someone who is new to grant writing?


    What projects do you have on the horizon?


     

  • 01:08

    Married to a Psychopath: An Interview with MrsXNomore

    in Psychology

    We’ve interviewed clinicians, best-selling authors, and global experts on the top of narcissism, psychopathy, and sociopathology. It’s past time to share the history of survivors. Our next guest, for her own safety, agreed to be interviewed under her pseudonym to discuss her book, her advocacy, and her experiences. She is an author and survivor of abuse at the hands of her former husband. Her book has been praised by survivors and clinicians as an extremely open, honest, and detailed account of what life is like when married to a psychopath. Please welcome MrsXNomore to Mental Health News Radio.


    Read her full blog article HERE.


    Why do you use a pseudonym for your book The Secret Life of Captain X: My Life with a Psychopath Pilot?


    What is your understanding of psychopathy?


    What is the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?


    What causes psychopathy?


    What were the traits that attracted you to your ex husband Captain X?


    What advice did the Parental Alienation Expert give you?


    What are you doing now?


    What do you suggest listeners do if they think they might be involved with a psychopath? 

  • 00:41

    Almost Autism: Author, Speaker, and Practitioner Maria Rickert Hong

    in Psychology

    Our newest guest was researched and found by our Mental Health News Radio co-host Melanie Vann. This is a subject near and dear to her heart so it was important to interview one of the leading experts on Sensory Processing Disorder. Autism, and ADHD.  Read the full BLOG article HERE.


    Maria Rickert Hong is an author, speaker, and practitioner working with parents and children all over the United States. Through her own experiences as a parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, Maria discusses her journey aiding her family to wellness.


    With personal stories as well as examples of her work with parents and children, she answers our pointed questions, offers guidance, and hope.


    What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Why do you call it “Almost Autism”?


    How did you become a health coach that helps parents recover their kids from neurodevelopmental disorders such as Sensory Processing Disorder, almost autism, autism and ADHD?


    Tell us about your book “Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder, A Reference for Parents and Practitioners”.


    Why does my child with a neurodevelopmental disorder also have allergies, asthma, constipation or diarrhea, dark circles under his eyes, acid reflux, anxiety and/or red cheeks or ears after eating?


    Why don’t most parents and practitioners know that recovery is possible from these disorders?


    What about genetics – isn’t Autism Speaks looking for the genetic cause of autism?


    Aren’t there more kids with autism just because doctors are diagnosing it more?


    How do I go about recovering my child?


    Tell us about your role at Epidemic Answers.

  • 00:56

    Relationship Centered Care: Our Interview with Thomas Dahlborg

    in Psychology

    Passionate people in the healthcare field are often hard to come by. We find it impossible to simply go through the motions when it comes to our lives and our work. Thankfully we at Mental Health News Radio are infectious. We meet incredible people like Theresa Wray who then introduce us to more incredible people like our guest Tom Dahlborg. Enjoy our conversation about where healthcare is going. And, where Tom is leading necessary change towards a more compassionate and thoughtful patient experience. Read the full blog article HERE.


    What is relationship centered care to you?


    What is the difference between patient centered care and relationship centered care?


    I also understand you recently wrote an article specific to “non-compliant patients”. Please tell me more about this article and your thoughts when you hear the term “non-compliant patient”.


    You write for several different industry blogs, but I understand that you are undertaking a more courageous venture-writing a book.  Are you able to share any details about the book at this time?


    You have a blog series that you are currently writing “The Big Kid and Basketball”; again this comes from a very personal place, but not just you this time-your son as well.  It is obvious in reading this blog it is a heartfelt story-why the need to write this?


    I want to congratulate you on the start of The Dahlborg Healthcare Leadership Group.  Can you share with my audience your work experience and how your new venture came to be?


    I understand that you have a poem that will be featured in, Laura Probert’s radio show “Warrior Soul”.  Where did that come from?