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Today's show will be an open discussion of current events. Please tune in as we look at what is happening in our world from a thoughtful, yet realistic approach. There have been numerous police caused killings of African Americans, a continuous amount of domestic killings; murder for hire and murder suicides, killings of the elderly, and now a thought to be serial killer of the homeless in Atlanta, GA. What is going on???
Author and mental health counselor Nina Bingham discusses Suicide Prevention. She educates not only from her academic knowledge, but shares from her own hard-won life experience in a new and profound way. In private practice since 2003, she has treated individuals and couples with a wide variety of mental health issues. Her fifth book, “Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving to Healing After The Suicide of My Daughter,” is due out in early 2015. It’s the autobiographical confession of a counselor who lost her teen daughter to suicide. What she learned about love and forgiveness changed her life forever.
Topics discussed on our show are listed below. The full blog article and how to contact Nina can be found here:
We asked Nina to tell us about her work, and her new book, Once The Storm Is Over:
What is the book’s message?
What impact did your daughter’s suicide have on you?
What are some factors that have helped you overcome the grief, and were key to your healing?
If a mental healthcare professional is experiencing symptoms, or one of their family members is, what is your advice for them?
How has coming out of the mental health closet changed your life?
What can be done to address the stigma that has accompanied mental illness in the past?
If our listeners have a friend or family member who is struggling with mental illness, or if they are, what should they do?
Nina Bingham, Cht, AA, BA
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We will discuss the various impairments for mental health and those signs and symptoms as defined by standards of the Social Security Administration
During a visit to Florence Italy we met with a local psychotherapist, Dr. Paolo Molino. It was very interesting to get his views on mental health and the stigma surrounding seeking treatment in Italy.
We discussed his use of Gestalt Psychology, EMDR, emotional clearing for him in between client visits, and how mental illness is viewed in Italy. Paolo is fluent in English, French, and Italian which allows him to work with travelers, expats, and students.
Please enjoy the blog article here.
Dr. Paolo Molino
Via Antonio Scialoja 68
Tel: +39 3311064726
Conflict is like poison in our lives, painful and potentially ruinous, yet people will endure it for the soul’s nourishment. Tune in this week as Nancy Herold and I discus discipline as the willpower and serious intent that advances spiritual work. Spiritual maturity trains and nourishes this power to build an invincible authenticity. Psychologically, we know that the ego is the adaptive function that nourishes, educates and controls various complexes within the psyche. But, this is only accomplished through discipline. The soul or higher-self orchestrates our lives internally but is isolated from direct physical involvement. Tonight’s show talks about the soul’s dependence upon the human ego to carry out ‘the Work’ in the physical world. Tune in and learn how discipline is the management of forces for the coordinated whole. As long as these forces are under the firm command of the ego, things proceed successfully. If this discipline breaks down, the ego loses control.
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This segment will be the beginning of a series, where we explore why Pres. George Implemented his New Freedom Initiative. This was in response to the consumers having unfair treatment limitations and financial requirements for mental health benefits,using a fragmented mental health system and fighting the stigmatism surrounding mental health issues.
Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.
Steven first joined our show in June 2014 to discuss these important topics. Please join us again as we take a deeper dive into African American Mental Wellness. Some topics of discussion on the show are below and the full blog article can be found here.
Why do men avoid therapy/counseling?
How does imagery impact African- American male identity/wellness?
What are some themes of African-American men that are barriers to seeking help?
What are some environmental factors to consider?
Why physical wellness can be a gateway to a conversation?
Why do you think trauma is at the root of many African American male well-being issues?
What is COLORISM and is this an issues impacting African American (AA) wellness?
What are some factors AA men face when coming to terms with same sex attraction?
How do I create a safe space as a clinician?
Why are you a therapist and why this topic?
Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
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Following the previous episode of changing Mental Healthcare in America, we will next discuss th 6 goals for changing our mental Healthcare system according to President Bush- New Freedom Commission. We will also discuss how peer specialist can have a role in the change.
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Join me and my guest Lenese Stephens as we discuss the mental health in the black community. Is the black community still living with the denil that mental health does not exsist. Ms. Stephens will share her knowlege and give us some key points when dealing with a person that is struggling with mental health.
Ms.Stephens received her Master's degree in Community Counseling in 2011 and then went further to complete requirements for her doctoral degree, which is still currently in progress. In 2013, Ms. Stephens became a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Maryland. Once licensed she left her tenure with Fairfax County Government and began offering mental health services to juveniles within Maryland's juvenile detention centers in Baltimore, MD.
This show will focus on how mental health specialists work with victims in the African American community. National guest speaker will include Adrienne Casteele, Dr. John L Casteele Jr., Ph.D., LMFT and Will Yancy. Guest will explorer the African American experience with mental health and domestic violence, mental health treatments. How domestic violence programs work with victims of domestic violence and mental health. Mental health resources for African American victims. Guest will speak to issues of individual and collective trauma.
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.