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  • 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.

  • 00:41

    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?

  • 00:41

    Collaboration in Behavioral Healthcare: An Interview with Lisette Wright

    in Psychology

    You hear through the grapevine about great people doing incredible work in Behavioral Health. People with civic-minded spirit and determined to make invaluable contributions to this sector of healthcare. People like Lisette Wright.

    We were introduced to Lisette by her colleague Dr. Marlene Maheu and honored to be introduced. Of course we had to interview her for Mental Health News Radio! It was refreshing and affirming to talk to a true collaborator. We know who to bring in that will get into the specifics of ICD-10, Meaningful Use, PQRS, and large scale EHR implementations.  Join us for an informative discussion about what Behavioral Health providers and agencies are NOT taking seriously and should. 

    Questions we asked Lisette on the show are listed below.  Enjoy the full blog article HERE.

    What is Behavioral Health Solutions?

    How did you get into this work and why?

    What are the main activities of BHS?

    What types of clients have you worked with and can you describe some of your projects to date?

    Why do you think change is so hard for some of your customers?

    What does health care reform have to do with your approach to organizations?

    Do you do anything for fun?

    How did the Kisangaji Project come about?

    Do you fundraise for Kisangaji?

    What is important to know about you or BHS?

  • 00:38

    Changing the Landscape of Behavioral Health Technology

    in Psychology

    everythingEHR is always on the hunt for innovative technology that aids our Behavioral Health providers.  Our article on Spiritually Integrated Therapy was found by Next Step Solutions, Inc. After reading our other articles on why we care so much about this sector of healthcare, Next Step picked up the phone and made a connection with our CEO, Kristin Walker.  

    A visit to their corporate office in Michigan last year was yet another stop on our 2014 journey across the United States visiting EHR vendors and Behavioral Health practices.  Kristin had the opportunity to meet everyone on the team and see what a software organization does that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas.  It was certainly a pleasure.  

    NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR.  Sounds unbelievable right?  A science fiction movie, maybe?  We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients.  NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals.  It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology. 

    Click here to read the full blog article.

  • 00:41

    How Do Counselors Inspire to Aspire: An Interview with Annie Shaw

    in Psychology

    The reason we started Mental Health News Radio was to give those serving behavioral health a voice. We are the listeners. We are also caregivers. We wanted a platform where your voices could be heard. Where an audience of your peers can listen to your stories. Stories about what inspired you to become a therapist, open your own practice, or work in a community mental health center, what your specialties are, what tools and services you use to maintain your clinical records, and how you take care of yourself.

    There is no doubt you will enjoy this next show. Our entire team was inspired just listening to our guest Annie Shaw. She is a perfect example of why we love hosting Mental Health News Radio.  Please visit the full blog article HERE.

    What guided you in the decision to start a career in Mental Health?

    What is your counseling approach to grief work?

    What prompted you to start your Private Practice?

    Describe an example of a time when you “thought outside of the box” in your practice.

    What steps do you take to manage your practice and ensure its success?

    What MCO’s and Insurances are you credentialed with?

    You didn’t allow your traumatic experience to defeat you, so what would say are 2 of your greatest professional accomplishments?

    Your company name is INSPIRE Counseling and Staff Development Services. What services fall under the Staff Development umbrella?

    What do you have in the works currently or in the near future?

    If you were given the opportunity to say something to a person currently dealing with grief who you would never see again, what would it be?

  • 01:06

    Health news today

    in Health

    Today's show will cover recent health news including prescription painkiller epidemic, RA and the gut, type 1 diabetes and the gut, CVD risks, Meditation, Superbug outbreak, prenatal vitamins and Iodine, EHR's, carmal color and cancer, phthalates and fertility, flame retardants and health, statins and parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, fake studies, toxicity of OTC, measles vaccines.

    Each week Dr. Epley, D.C., C.C.W.P, and Dr. Gofourth, D.C. will discuss current health news and noteworthy studies, and their impact on out health.  Our emphysis is primarily on toxicity, deficiency and stress negatively effects our health, and how eating well, moving well, and thinking well can reverse and prevent these negative effects.

  • 00:27

    Caregiver's Guide to Self-Injury: Lori Vann, Counselor and Author

    in Psychology

    One of our previous guests and my good friend, Olivia Quintanilla of Addiction Campuses, referred Lori Vann to Mental Health News Radio. Lori is a pro interviewee having been an invited guest on multiple radio and television shows. She specializes in many areas of behavioral health with a large focus on Self-Injury. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart so I am honored to dive in with a field expert. 

    Please join Lori and I for an eye-opening discussion on this misunderstood behavior that not only affects our younger generation but is carried out, if not treated early, well into adulthood. 

    Please read the full blog article HERE

    Some of the questions we cover on the show:

    What is self-injury, isn't it just cutting?

    Isn't this just a rebellious teen girl issue or something that Goth or Emo kids do?

    When should a caregiver start to look for the possible signs of self-harm?

    If a caregiver suspects that their child might be harming, what should they do next?

    What are some of the mistakes that well-meaning parents make when reacting to the news that their child might be harming?

    Won't the person just “grow out of it”?

    Is self-injury more common now versus previous generations or it is we are just better able to recognize it?

    Can we just blame the media for this increase in harm?

    If they cut on their wrists, that must mean that they are suicidal, correct?

    What are some of the reasons why someone would intentionally choose to harm themselves?

  • 00:43

    Stuttering or Disfluent Speech: Our Interview with Clinician Elizabeth Kapstein

    in Psychology

    Elizabeth Kapstein is a clinician that specializes in working with clients where stuttering is part of their lives. While she has many specialities, today we focus on stuttering and as Elizabeth is a stutterer herself, she brings that unique perspective to her experience as a trained and licensed behavioral health provider. Read the full article HERE.

    What is stuttering?

    What does Stuttering sound like?

    What Causes Stuttering?

    Who Stutters?

    Myths and Beliefs

    I will outgrow my stuttering. 

    I am alone. 

    I stutter because I am a nervous person. 

    Stuttering is my fault.  I cause it.

    I am just not trying hard enough. 

    I need to hide my stuttering. 

    Just breathe, slow down and it will go away.

    I must speak without stuttering to be successful and accepted in life.

    I shouldn’t talk about stuttering. It’s embarrassing.

    Stuttering will hold me back in life. 

    What to do when someone stutters: Stuttering is misunderstood. Sometimes the listener feels anxious and doesn’t know what to do. 

    What are the different types of therapies for people who stutter?


  • 01:06

    Health news today

    in Health

    Today's show will cover recent health news including measles vaccines, AMA ethics, Tamiflu review, new dietary cholesterol and fat guidelines, Vitamin D and stroke, Vitamin D and stherosclerosis, Blood pressure and coconut oil, Blood pressure and exercise, Autoimmune disease and mercury, Napping, Antibiotic's broad impact, probiotics, Hormone replacement therapy and ovarian cancer.

    Each week Dr. Epley, D.C., C.C.W.P, and Dr. Gofourth, D.C. will discuss current health news and noteworthy studies, and their impact on out health.  Our emphysis is primarily on toxicity, deficiency and stress negatively effects our health, and how eating well, moving well, and thinking well can reverse and prevent these negative effects.