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  • 00:38

    Mental Health is so important!

    in Health

    Join Elias Shaya, MD, Medical Director, Integrated Behavioral Health Services at MedStar Good Samaritan & MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

    Let's briefly examine some symptoms of mental health problems.  When is it time to see a doctor? and so much more

    Topics to be discussed:  How common is mental illness and what are the most frequent types of mental illness??

     Signs, symptoms as well as treatment and prevention will also be discussed.

    Tune int to see if there is something you need to know, want to share and/or feel is important enough to know.



  • 00:30

    Recognizing and healing mental health issues

    in Relationships

    Today I will be discussing mental health issues and how it has effected me and my family and friends directly.   This is a very important issue and to some people their reality and it should be brought out into the open to assist people who may not be aware that there is help out there for them.  There are so many resources to get the help you need.  You do not have to suffer alone.   If you or someone you know may be in danger of committing suicide please call the following number: 

    Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


    Also the number below is for people dealing with substance abuse.  

    Need Drug/Alcohol Rehab?Call Our 24/7 Referral Helpline1-877-682-9195



  • 00:30


    in Health

    Tune in for another broadcast this week as we address the issues affecting health and wellness and disparities in the minority community 

  • 00:45

    Mental Health First-Aid

    in Psychology

    Dr. Gary Blau, Chief of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, joined Dr. Greene this month to discuss his work in the field of mental health. Among other issues, Dr. Blau discusses the alarmingly high rate of children in need of mental health services and the much lower rate of care available. He recommends not only expanding the number of health care providers, but also expanding the thinking of who could be helpful in treating these issues. Along these lines, he introduces the idea of mental health first-aid as a critical first step in providing appropriate services to children with mental health needs. In addition, Dr. Blau discusses the importance of a strength-based treatment model and the feasibility of family-driven, youth-guided service provision.

  • 00:30

    Knowing Your Mental Health

    in Entertainment

    This show is to make people aware of their mental health and to understand the sysmptons in order to seek much needed help as well as treatment.

  • 01:00

    Keeping it Real: A mental health conversation with Ethan and Chrissie

    in Health

    There will be laughs. There will be stories. There will be making fun of Chrissie's hair.

    Today, Ethan Smith--Spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation and Chrissie talk about hot topics associated with mental health, stigma, and our own crazy lives!


  • 00:45

    Mental HEALTH vs. Mental ILLNESS - De-Stigmatizing Mental Wellness

    in Women

    There are many misconceptions about mental health; yet, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, we encourage that person to see an oncologist, or to take powerful drugs like chemotherapy if it might help, and to take time off work or school to let themselves heal. Yet - when it’s an addiction or an eating disorder or some other mental illness – it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that someone should be able to get better on their own. What’s up with that? Today’s guest, Bessie Ann Christen with The Parenting Center is here to talk about the stigma of mental illness and steps we can all take to support our spouse, our children’s parent, our friends or family. Tune in to hear more.


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


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    Bessie Ann Christenson, MA, LPC

    Clinical Program Manager

    The Parenting Center

    2928 W 5th Street

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107



  • Mental Health in the Black Community

    in Entertainment

    According to the US HHS Office of Minorty Health, adult Blacks are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites.  Historically, there have been numerous barriers to access to treatment.  What is preventing this community from not only getting treatment, but seeking it as well?

  • 00:31

    Health and Safety Topic on Mental Health Issues

    in Business

    Joining us will be Dale Kleimola M.Div., D.Min is a Pastor - doing informal Family and Workplace Coach in Jackson, Michigan.   We will be speaking about  how family related stresses can impact employees mental health, spiritual and emotional wellbeing in the workplace.   You can contact Dale at kleimola5255@gmail.com or call him directly at 517-745-6241   Our discussion will bring awareness and insights for supervising, managing and leading your teams.   What impact does this topic have for business leaders and managers?   How do they relate to health and safety, and your business?   Please join our discussion to share your thoughts and ask your questions.

  • 00:26

    Mental Health in Italy: An Interview with Dr. Paolo Molino

    in Psychology

    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

    E-mail: paolomolino@gmail.com

    web: www.paolomolino.com

  • 00:33

    Suicide Prevention: Nina Bingham – Mental Health Counselor and Author

    in Psychology

    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