Host, Dr. Applewhite and the staff at White Apple Institute are frequently asked about how Veterans, students, and employees diagnosed with mental illness (i.e. Depression, Bipolar Anxiety Disorders) can feel comfortable seeking counseling and accommodations, at school and work, with so many negative stereotypes in the media. Instead of discussing the real issues of racism, discrimination, terrorism, and even gun control many choose to blame mental illness for shooting massacres, i.e. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and more recently the African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina. Has the bombardment of news about deadly shootings as they relate to mental illness increased your apprehension to hire, teach and associate with persons who have mental health challenges? Has the news disempowered students and employees to seek accommodations in the workplace or at school?. Unfortunately, there are many educators, employers, health care professionals, and even religious leaders who are not aware of the positive contributions and potential of those diagnosed with mental illness. Our Special Guests are Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator and Workforce Development Consultant from Maricopa Community College District, and Nazim Rashid, Life Coach, Personal Development Specialist, Author of Reconnected and Radio Talk-Show Host. Don’t miss the Vet2Vet Talk with Army Veterans Dr. Applewhite and Mitch Caviness as they discuss PTSD and other emotional challenges related to succeeding in the civilian workplace. This show is a rerun of Empowered to Heal from Mental Illness that aired previously on 2-15-14.