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  • Real Mental Health Change

    in Current Events

    Its time to talk about real mental health change. We know that the Murphy bill is not real mental health change but a fantasy walk back in time. CAll in show to talk not just about the  danger but what is really needed.Join us Saturday night for a call in to discuss reall change. Call in Friday Night  (267)521-0167 for Part 1.6pm Pacific 9pm Eastern. part 2 Saturday.



  • 00:39

    Right from the Horses Mouth: Equine Assisted Therapy with Mental Health Patients

    in Psychology

    Join us for a discussion about the therapeutic benefits of using horses in Behavioral Health therapy. All of us at Mental Health News Radio are animal lovers with a passion for animal-assisted therapy. Our very own Melanie Vann will be co-hosting a series of radio shows interviewing the passionate human beings that devote their time to this unique therapeutic effort. Our guests, Kristin Fitzgerald and Melanie Vann, discuss the benefits, roots, and models for Equine Assisted Therapy. More information is included in their accompanying blog article.

    Some of the questions we ask are listed below:

    Share a little about the history of using equines as tools for therapy. 
    How does horse behavior relate to therapy? 
    Why horses?
    What is EAP? 
    Explain to us what the EAGALA MODEL represents
    What does an EAGALA Session look like? 
    What have some of your EAP session looked like? 
    What is the treatment population for the use of equine therapy? 
    Do you have any sessions that stick out in your mind?
    Share with us some empirical research that supports equine therapy. 

    If you have any questions please read the full blog article here.

  • 01:06

    Catherine G. Lucas: Coping with a Mental Health Crisis

    in Spirituality

    How can you heal from the trauma of a mental health crisis? Catherine G. Lucas explores how to heal at the deep levels of the psyche and soul, as revealed in her new book Coping with a Mental Health Crisis.

    Catherine shares how mental distress can be a wake-up call to a happier and more fulfilling life.  Drawing on a wide range of options in mental healthcare, she shows how to create an individual therapeutic path that brings together the best of mainstream and holistic approaches.  Catherine's insights can also be of great assistance to friends and family of those in need of healing. 

    Catherine is also the author of In Case of Spiritual Emergency, is an accredited mindfulness trainer and founder of the Spiritual Crisis Network in the U.K. She is a respected international speaker on psychospiritual crisis, collaborating with others in the field, as well as speaking honestly about her own experiences.

    Catherine's web site: http://www.catherine-g-lucas.com

    Note: It is not the intent of this show to provide medical advice.  All content is for general informational purposes only.

    Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 6th year.

  • 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?

  • 00:38

    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.



  • 00:34

    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.

  • 02:06

    Health & Wellness Show - Nov. 20, 2015 - Mental Health in an Insane World

    in Health

    The Paris terrorist attacks. Suicide bombers in Beirut. The refugee crisis. Increasingly extreme weather all over the world. More and more fireballs spotted across our skies. It seems the chaos and insanity is only increasing on the Big Blue Marble at this time. How can one maintain their sense of sanity in an increasingly insane world?

    Today on the Health and Wellness Show we take a deeper look at psychology and how we can do just that - stay sane when it seems all the forces around us are trying to make us do the opposite. We'll be looking at the weaknesses of  human psychology and how those can be exploited to nefarious ends and how one can, with proper awareness, defend agains this. The ancient maxim "Know Thyself" figures prominently in our only means of defense.

    Join us Fridays at 10am EST for the SOTT Talk Radio Network's Health and Wellness show as we expose the lies and emphasize the truth about health in our modern world.

  • Mental Health Awareness: It's Not Just a White Thang

    in Health

    Historical adversity, which includes slavery, sharecropping and race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources, translates into socioeconomic disparities experienced by African Americans today. Socioeconomic status, in turn, is linked to mental health: People who are impoverished, homeless, incarcerated or have substance abuse problems are at higher risk for poor mental health. Attitudinal barriers have led to roadblocks to accessing services and treatment. 

    Join me, MSKeepItMoving, on the next episode of The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show, Mental Health Awareness:"It's Not Just a White Thang." As I shed light on the stigma regarding Mental Illness in the Black community. Learn what you can do to help dispell the myths regarding Mental Illness starting with the Church. Don't miss it. It's a hot topic. 

  • 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.

  • 00:48

    Do Psychics Help Guide, Direct or Interfere with Mental and Emotional Health?

    in Self Help

    Greetings Everyone! I'm back from my month-long vacation and wanted to air something in honor of my visit this summer to the Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Headquarters in Virginia Beach, where Cayce's channeling abilities and dedication to health and wellness were spotlighted. He did a tremendous amount of channeled readings on mental health. And I am so honored that my book is now available there. So, I felt it would be great to review our discussion on channeling with author and psychotherapist Reverend Lea Chapin – who is also a bona fide Channeler (psychic) who has worked with the FBI and authored several books including The Twelve Mastery Teachings of Christ.  In this conversation she shares uplifting interventions from her book as well as discusses with Dr. Kemp the fears and doubts people have about spiritual gifts and psychics. Differences are then shared between tapping into one’s “own inner knowing” versus channeled information from a channel or psychic. The discussion also explores Rev. Lea's personal journey from victim to victor with regard to forgiving childhood abuse, and how she triumphantly became a healer using traditional remedies along with alternative and holistic healing modalities that led to her uncovering her spiritual gifts as a channel. 

    Listeners are welcome to call in with questions to 1-347-877-0795 or send questions via the website to DrAmeliaKemp.com (click the radio show link). This show is based on the book by Amelia Kemp, Ph.D., LMHC - From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy - Alternative Holistic Processes for 170 Mental and Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide.


  • 01:01

    Self Help Personally and Professionally

    in Self Help

    Life's Issues with host Lauren Jawno and her guest Ellen White and Mekel Harris:

    Ellen White is an international life coach, public speaker, and tv host with over 15 years of experience developing people’s personal potential.  Ellen has written two national columns in one of Canada’s largest daily newspapers, and currently she is writing her first book. She operates her own private practice with both individual and corporate clients all over North America….she even trains people how to become a coach!

    Mekel Harris, Ph.D., NCSP is a licensed psychologist, Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, community advocate, and mentor in Los Angeles, California. In her clinical work, she focuses on health and wellness issues among children, adults, and families. Specific areas that she emphasizes in her private practice are coping and adjustment to chronic illness, life transitions, spirituality, and issues related to grief and loss. In addition to this work, she has also served as a guest blogger for entities focused on leadership development, employing her knowledge of health and wellness within the business milieu.