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  • Nicola Survanshi: Stop the Stigma and Reach Out

    in Self Help

    You can help Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness.


    1 out of 5 U.S. Youth lives with a mental health condition, but only 50% receive the help they need. You can help change that.   


    Nicola Survanshi, MPH is the Executive Director for ReachOut USA, an organization that promotes youth mental health awareness. ReachOut USA is a non-profit that meets youth where they are to deliver peer support and mental health information in a safe and supportive online space. Nicola chaired the Youth Plenary session at the 7th International Together Against Stigma conference in San Francisco, was invited to attend President Obama’s White House Summit on Mental Health.


    She’s also presented at youth and mental health conferences. Nicola strongly affirms that online resources and mobile technology can improve the lives of teens and young adults. She believes technology can be instrumental in providing youth with tools to increase resilience and practice mental wellness. Nicola has joined a research project to investigate how texting can promote empowerment and health. Nicola realized her passion for helping youth after starting her career in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. She went on to pursue a Master's Degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.


    For more information about ReachOut, visit: http://us.reachout.com/


    For more information about Dr Jo Anne White, visit: https://www.drjoannewhite.com/

  • 00:30


    in Education

    On February 16th, 4:30 p.m. EST Kyrian's guest, Sarah Fader, will discuss her organization, Stigma Fighters.

    Stigma Fighters is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health issues in high schools and colleges around the United States. It began as a blog series where people shared 1000 word essays about living with a variety of mental illnesses. The organization was founded by Psychology Today and Huffington Post Blogger, Sarah Fader. The basis of the program focuses on the invaluable benefits of sharing one’s story. Now, Stigma Fighters is coming off the Internet and into high schools and colleges. Stigma Fighters chapters are being established throughout the United States, beginning with the New York metropolitan area.The organization seeks to empower student’s voices and allow them the opportunity to share their stories with confidence and without fear of being judged.

    For further information or to bring Stigma Fighters to your educational community for speaking events and student involvement contact Sarah Fader, founder at (917) 699-9578 Email: sarahfader@gmail.com



  • 00:30

    Schizophrenia and stigma.

    in Self Help

      John like others became ill in his  early twenties and have come accross more than enough prejudice and discrimination, 

     I will be discussing with John Canvendish, an Independent Freelance Journalist, , how  people  with schizophrenia  are treated in society. The myths and the prejudices people believe about this  particular mental illness. How these prejudices  and stigmas affect all aspects of their  daily lives.   

  • 01:03

    Remove the stigma, please!

    in Health

    Scott Strange, a 2014 MedicineX ePatient Scholar, 2-14 Medicine X Honor Roll member and 2015 MedicineX ePatient Delegate, has been a Type 1 diabetic since 1970 and clinically depressed for almost as long. He is especially interested in removing the stigma associated with so many health issues and with whole person health in particular. He blogs at Strangely Diabetic and you can find him on twitter as @strangely_t1.

  • 01:00

    Voices InJustice talking STIGMA - Do others attach a stigma when they see you

    in Current Events

    Voices InJustice with Trish every Sunday evening at 9pm central time. We are a radio network production of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. A community outreach focus in awareness, prevention, and empowerment to overcome our many challenges; learning together how to change the centuries of human trauma and teach our children a better way for their future.

    Tonight we are discussing STIGMA - Share your voice by calling Trish @ (929) 477-3163 or join the online chatroom as we address the many societal stigma attached to persons without ever knowing who they really are. We see obesity, bikers, the color of skin, a nationality, or even the economically poor neighbor down the street and we all pass judgement as if we know their life, but do we or are we repeating what our parents taught us? What are we as parents today teaching our children in an America, or other country, where we have such an entire mixed community attending school with our children?

    This is a very hot topic with all that happens in our world. We have economic breakdown and battles rising around the world. Our kids watch the news and hear about two or three gang related shootings everyday. They attend shcools where the bullying by judgement causes children as young as 9 years old to take their own lives. Will we ever be able to live in a peaceful accepting society? Give your teen, your child, the individual ability to learn who people are before they see a color, a tatoo, an eating disorder, or a poor neglected child suffering to get through everyday and instantly attach the centuries of judgement. 

    Visit our website, www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com where we provide information to understand our taught human behaviors of mankinds worst nature. Our shows are for entertainment purposes only. Invite your friends & family to join in live!!

  • 01:01

    Young Black Marriage - Will It Beat the Stigma?

    in Self Help

    A panel discussion: Marriage is a beautiful thing, especially in the black community when we don't often see it. 

    What are the thoughts and opinions of the newly weds as they are joined as the marital couple?

    Will they, can they beat the stigma of love and lack of marriage in the black community?

    If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is. ~ Egyptian proverb
    A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. ~ African proverb
    Having beauty doesn’t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage. ~ African proverb
    Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. ~ Ghanaian proverb
    If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. ~ Zimbabwean proverp
    To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. ~ Wolof proverb
    Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. ~ African proverb
    Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. ~ Mozambique proverb
    It’s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love. ~ African proverb
    He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. ~ African proverb
    Where there is love there is no darkness. ~Burundian proverb
    Love has to be shown by deeds not words. ~ Swahili proverb
    Coffee and love taste best when hot. ~ Ethiopian proverb
    Love never gets lost it’s only kept. ~ African proverb

  • 00:17

    Stigma Fighters VP speaks about living with Schizophrenia

    in Health


    Respected schizophrenia researcher Anissa Abi-Dagham, M.D. is Director of Clinical and Imaging Research in the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research.

    Allie Burke is VP of Operations at Stigma Fighters.

    In this episode, Dr. Abi-Dagham talks to Ms. Burke about her journey as a person diagnosed with schizophrenia, how her family and friends have reacted as well as the stigma she has encountered. She has learned lessons along the way. One such lesson is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Despite having a mental illness, she has a full-time job and leads a fulfilling life.  Her take-away from this talk? It's OK to reach out for help. 

    For information about schizophrenia research at Columbia Psychiatry, please go to http://columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/lieber-schizophrenia-research-clinic or call 646 774-8726

    For information on Stigma Fighters go to http://stigmafighters.com/

  • 00:31

    "I am depressed and no one understands me- Let's stop the stigma of mentalhealth

    in Women


  • 02:19

    Reducing The Stigma Of Mental Health With Tamia

    in Culture

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  • 01:59

    Guest Vinny Stigma Of Agnostic Front And Ron Cooke Of Thrust

    in Music

    This Week My Guest Are Vinny Stigma Of Agnostic Front And Ron Cooke Of Thrust

    The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show! Classic 80's Underground. 'Playing The Best Of All The Rest' Hosted By Mike 'The Big Cheese'

    Give Us A Like On Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/Theheavymetalmayehmradioshow

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  • 01:59

    HIGH POWERED Episode 30 "Ending the Stigma"

    in Culture

    In the first hour,  we will be joined by long time Hemp activist and Creator of "HEMP for Victory" one of the first hemp radio shows, Richard  Marcella! We will also debut our newest feature segment  "Signature Collecting 101" with Hemp Activist Cathy Fink & CCHI NorCal Proponent Michael Jolson, andJoining us for the Second Hour, Special Guest, Marni G of Pissing Excellence



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