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One of the most highly stigmatized illnesses an individual can have is addiction. With more people stepping out with success stories, we are finally seeing the wheels turn in a positive direction for change and acceptance...but the pushback is still there. Today on Mental Illness Matters, we are going to chat about the lies people believe about addicts. We are also going to talk about how tough it is for individuals with a dual diagnosis, meaning addiction plus a mental illness.
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!
Join Margaret Sisson and me as we discuss the two perspectives of what it is like when a daughter/son is placed in a psych hospital from the parent and patient angle.
Stigma is so rampant when it comes to hospitilization and the emotional effects can be lasting and devastating on the individual and the families.
Let's break down some stigma and get to the root of the issues!
It's hard enough having romantic relationships WITHOUT a mental illness!? Ever wonder what it is like to try to have a 'normal' relationship while living with a monstrous disorder in your brain? Tim Blue and I will talk about some of the difficulties as well as some good advice on how to navigate relationships with mental illness (hopefully successfully!!)
Jennifer Hill from the Colorado Mental Wellness Network will also be joining to talk about their services here in Colorado as well as their upcoming fundraiser!
BOB DARBY, ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS - Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. EST ~ Darby has been an advocate for the homeless for more than twenty years. Please call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 for all broadcasts. He has a B.A. in psychology from Emory University. Darby also studied in psychology and theology in graduate school. He is a former employee of Georgia Regional Hospital, Boston State Hospital, and New Hampshire's Hanover-Darthmouth Hospital. In 1994, he co-founded Atlanta Food Not Bombs. Darby is a writer and public speaker.
Darby asserts drug additions that lead to homelessness were partly facilitated by the CIA, which began trafficking herion, crack and other drugs into America years ago, sometimes with the corpses of deceased American soldiers. He cites documented proof from books by respected journalists and government records. Bob also asserts that people with serious mental illness are deliberately rendered homeless in the United States of America and deprived of psychiatric and medical health care services.
Voters should petition elected officials to improve treatment and subsistence assistance for mentally ill people and those with substance abuse issues. Please use this link to contact your elected officials:
Tune In Thursday March 12, 2015 @ 8/7 PM EST, As Spices Of Life Discuss The Hit TV Series "Empire." Is Empire Failing The Black Community? "Numbers Do Not Lie, "Empire" Is Indeed The Hottest New Drama On TV! "Empire" Is Winning With Ratings As The Number Of Viewers Increase Weekly! The "Empire" pilot earned 14 million viewers during its first week across all platforms. For its latest episode, 14.2 million people watched in one day. "Empire's" audience has been growing since the minute it premiered — literally. Viewership increased from beginning to end of the pilot episode and ratings have risen every week. However Many People Believe That "Empire" Is Yet Another Sterotypical Drama Highlighting Black People In A Negative Fashion! Do the Black IMAGES we see and support every day in media affect how we’re treated by and in society? Or Is "Empire" Simply Raising Issues That The Black Community Would Rather Be Left Unspoken Of Such As Gay Rights And Mental Illness? In The Past These Topics Have Been Taboo In The Black Community! Is Cookie Too Much Or She The Strong Black Woman That Most Women Are Identifying With Today? Is Lucious A Sociopath Or A Real Man Simply Trying To Leave A Legacy For His Family? Tune In As We Discuss These Questions And Many More! Call 914 803 4501 And Press 1 To Add Your Spice!
Hi y'all! My name is Chrissie Hodges. I am a mental health advocate/public speaker and coach/peer specialist for individuals with mental illness. This first show is a introduction to what Mental Illness Matters is going to look like. We will be tackling the common myths and misconceptions that society holds about individuals with mental illnesses each week with one on one interviews as well as hot topics with different hosts.
Check out my first teaser episode here to learn more about me, why it is that mental health is my passion, and how YOU can make a difference in abolishing the stigma associated with mental illness!
BOB DARBY, ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS: "American Eugenics" - Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. EST ~ Darby has been an advocate for the homeless for more than twenty years. Please call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 for all broadcasts. He has a B.A. in psychology from Emory University. Darby also studied in psychology and theology in graduate school. He is a former employee of Georgia Regional Hospital, Boston State Hospital, and New Hampshire's Hanover-Darthmouth Hospital. In 1994, he co-founded Atlanta Food Not Bombs. Darby is a writer and public speaker. Darby explains that people with serious mental illness are deliberately rendered homeless in the United States of America and deprived of psychiatric and medical health care services. This is unacceptable. Voters should petition elected officials to improve treatment and subsistence opportunities for mentally ill people and those with substance abuse issues.
Please use this link to contact your elected officials:
To be a special guest, please contact Mary Neal, station director, at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." Frederick Douglass
People await execution in numerous states in the USA. We will pray for an end to capital punishment Sunday, Jan. 18, 2014 at MaryLovesJustice Prayer Meeting. Please call (818) 572-2947.
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death ~Psalm 102:19-20
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body ~Hebrews 13:3
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again ~Luke 6:38
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy ~Matthew 5:7
If ye love me, keep my commandments ~John 14:15
Nobody can be a Christian (follower of Jesus) without being a human rights activist. JESUS CHRIST is the world's greatest human rights advocate. He is against capital punishment (Psalm 102:19-20), prisoner torture (Heb. 13:3), environmental destruction (Rev. 11:17), victimizing people (Matt. 25:40), avoidable wars (Rom. 12:18 ), all forms of discrimination (Gal. 3:28 ), and apathy about human suffering, which is inexcusable (Prov. 31:8).
What part of "Thou Shalt Not Kill" do Christians not understand? (Exodus 20:13)
AIMI is seeking restitution for our neglected, mistreated, tortured or killed mentally ill persons or substance abusers as well as their victims. Call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293. Join the claimants conferences on the first Sat. and Sun. of each month and allow our International Human Rights Lawyer to review your case for possible inclusion of our planned action in International Court in 2015.
Have you or a close relative or next friend experienced any of these circumstances as a result of mental illness?
a) long-term homelessness
b) medical neglect
c) psychiatric neglect or rejection for drug/alcohol treatment
e) lunacy arrests
f) denial of a fair, speedy trial with an adequate defense attorney appointed (Sixth Amendment rights)
h) long-term solitary confinement
i) torture as a jail or prison inmate
j) wrongful death, including police violence and State executions
The ten circumstances listed above are common outcomes for poor or middle class Americans with mental disabilities and substance abuse problems. Mentally challenged and drug/alcohol addicted people are often victims of crimes against humanity, which are perpetuated or ignored by the government. Their human rights must therefore be protected by the United Nations. Discriminating against people for reason of their health status and disabilities violates the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learn more about AIMI vs. USA at "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" blog at http://aimi-humanrights.blogspot.com
AIMI vs. USA Claimant Conferences at Blogtalkradio - (347)857-3293
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") plans an action in International Court to (i) win restitution for victims of human trafficking - people who were denied psychiatric and/or drug and alcohol treatment in order to enrich prison investors, (ii) win restitution for victims of mentally ill people and drug/alcohol addicts who were denied treatment, and (iii) help decriminalize mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions in the USA. The action will be filed in 2015 by an International Human Rights Lawyer. Potential claimants are invited to phone conferences on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Get more information from these two websites:
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Dog Justice for Mentally Ill
"Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand; It Never Has, and It Never Will." ~Frederick Douglass
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