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Addiction Campuses Treehouse with Vinnie Strumolo: Trauma and Addiction

Treehouse_HZ_caJoin trauma and addiction expert Vinnie Strumolo, CEO of The Treehouse, in Dallas Texas on Mental Health News Radio. Vinnie talks to us about trauma and how it relates to addiction. Many people turn to addiction as a coping mechanism after facing trauma such as physical/sexual abuse, neglect or even a traffic accident. If left unresolved, these issues can haunt the victim for the rest of their life. Vinn

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Body Image and Narcissism – What is an Empath with Kim Saeed of LetMeReach.com

NoContactKimSaeedJoin us for an hour with Kim Saeed of LetMeReach.com. Kim is doing some incredible work in the field of narcissistic abuse recovery. We are excited to spread the news and talk about how body image plays a role in being a target of narcissistic abuse, what being an empath means, and how to protect yourself from emotional predators. 

 

 

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Social Distancing: Breaking Down the Barriers of Mental Health Stigma with KidsPeace

KidsPeacelogoKidsPeace came on our radar while we were researching organizations that offer family support for autism treatment. Little did we know how incredible and expansive this organization is and how they are serving all of the needs with their Behavioral Health services. Join Chis Ferry and Robert Martin for some awareness, some enlightenment, and some positive action towards reducing mental health stigma.

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Habits of a Happy Brain: Dr. Loretta Breuning

HappyBrainWe all have ups and downs because our brain is designed to work that way. Our happy brain chemicals are not meant to be on all the time. They evolved to reward survival behaviors by spurting when you see a way to meet a need. The spurt is soon over and you have to do more to get more. That drove your ancestors to do what it takes to keep their genes alive, over and over. Your ups and downs are easier to accept when you understand the brain you’ve inherited from your ancestors. You can turn on your happy chemicals in new ways when you understand the pathways that control them.

Join us as we interview Dr. Loretta Breuning to discuss her book and her ground breaking work on the Habits of a Happy Brain.

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Sex Addiction and Our Society: Counselor Steven Welch

mhnr-afterdark (1)Counselor Steven Welch joins us to discuss Sex Addiction. We came upon his article in Swerv Magazine, Are You A Sex Addict? which afforded us the opportunity to interview him again but, this time, on our Mental Health After Dark podcast.

Join Steven and our host, Kristin Walker, as they discuss how sex addiction impacts an individual and our society. 

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Mental Health and Social Media with Sean Erreger

mhnr-soundbitesWe met Sean Erreger when he attended our presentation on EHR technology for The National Council for Behavioral Health. He was impressed with our presentation and gladly shared portions of it out into the Twitterverse. Sean was also a presenter at the conference about the proper use of social media in the field of mental health. It can save lives and let’s face it: Social Media is not going anywhere. We might as well use it for good! Join Sean as we interview each other about what we do, why we do it, and why we are both so passionate about Behavioral Health.
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The Overlooked Aspects of the Body Positivity Movement: Matt Joseph Diaz

avatar_303d33981d23_128Matt Joseph Diaz joins us again on Mental Health After Dark. We really tried to stay on topic for this one and we did a pretty good job. We covered “thin shaming”, communication, relationships, dating, social media…..we covered a lot. He’s always a blast with a wealth of information, yummy male empathy, vulnerability, and openness. Our entire team is excited to hear what he’s going to say, how many times our host, Kristin Walker, is going to interrupt him to riff off of his wisdom, and how intuitive he is about being human.

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The Need for Human Connection: An Interview with Dr. Gabor Maté

mental-health-news-radio-logoGabor Maté, M.D. joins us after his presentations at The National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a journey as Dr. Maté and our host, Kristin Walker, discuss the need for meaningful human connection and the enormity of changing the structures in which we treat and comprehend addiction. 

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Exploring Revenue Cycle Management Solutions in Behavioral Health

mhnr-soundbitesJoin us for a interview with Michael Flora, Senior Operations and Management Consultant for MTM Services, a strategic partner with National Council for Behavioral Health. Michael presented at the annual conference for the council about revenue cycle management for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers. As he states in our interview, it is not business as usual anymore. Provider types are changing and how Behavioral Health providers and agencies navigate these changes will depend on utilizing the expertise of the council and MTM Services.  

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