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It Ain’t Weak to Speak: Catching Up with Sam Webb of LIVIN

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Sam Webb Cofounder of LIVIN on Why #ItAintWeaktoSpeak

He may hail from Sydney, Australia, but Sam Webb has traveled the globe to further a cause that he’s keenly passionate about: mental health and suicide prevention. Sam has fought his own mental health challenges, as almost anyone can relate, but it’s the act of a dear friend, Dwayne Lally, taking his own life three years ago that spurred Sam to action.

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To fight back against the all-too-common (and pervasive) stigma of mental health, in 2013 Sam cofounded the charity LIVIN (www.livin.org.au), an organization that promotes the mantra “it ain’t weak to speak.” Whether it’s through international presentations to schools or sporting organizations or via LIVIN’s innovative fashion line, Sam’s efforts focus on making mental health an approachable, even cool, subject to broach for all—those who are experiencing a mental health challenge firsthand as well as those who are concerned for friends or family. Mental health isn’t a silo meant to shut anyone away from the world, and Sam is traveling the globe to spread the message that it ain’t weak to speak—to speak up about your own struggles and to speak out against mental health’s stigma.

Let’s Get #MentalHealthified!

mentalhealthifiedWhy MHNR Will Always Stand by “Mental Health”

What’s wrong with the words “mental health,” you ask? Not a thing! Then why, we wondered, were the folks at Mental Health News Radio coming up against roadblock upon roadblock in regard to the name of our show? It’s true, the phrasing and the connotations of “mental health” have some long held—though undeserved—stigmas attached to them. We get it. But that’s precisely why we refuse to rebrand around it. We tackle this beast (that somehow mental health is any less deserving or crucial to one’s psyche and physicality than brain health, bone health, or overall physical health) every. single. day.


Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT): Dr. Ross Ellenhorn on MHNR

Join our host Kristin Walker as she interviews Dr. Ross Ellenhorn of www.ellenhorn.com. Dr. Ellenhorn and his former partner, Dr.  Madhavl Prakash, founded Prakash Ellenhorn, now Ellenhorn, with the goal of  synergizing their expertise and experience to create a private, state-of–the–art PACT program.  Not only will you learn about Ellenhorn, a facility that embraces a holistic and psychosocial perspective, but you will also learn about the man that runs a vibrant, energized organization that is innovative,  flexible, thoughtful, and provides individualized treatment planning for clients .  Dr. Ellenhorn is the first person to receive a joint Ph.D. from the prestigious Florence Heller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University. After the interview, you will understand that this first won’t be his last.

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Meet the Faces of Mental Health News Radio: Melissa Richards, Counselor and Guest on Empowered Empaths

big-laugh-no-sweater-copyAfter earning a master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University in Virginia, Melissa Richards moved to Tampa, Florida, where she encountered a variety of populations and concerns in her many hours of training to become a licensed mental health counselor. Coincidentally, Tampa is also the birthplace of her first foray into private practice: otherwise known as Restoration Counseling Center.While she continues to practice today (though now based in Miami), Melissa enjoys any opportunity she’s offered that allows her to expand her counseling reach and notes the honor and joy she receives from “walking alongside so many hurting people.” That includes writing articles and speaking to larger audiences through various conferences or podcasts—and as of this summer, it also includes joining the Mental Health News Radio team.


The Art of Empathy: An Interview with Karla McLaren

emotion-dynamics-330-x-132How can we create a healthy workplace for health and healing professionals?

Study after study confirms that health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care with higher patient/client satisfaction. However, empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals.

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Nutrition and Mental Health: What is the Connection? Christina Veselak, LMFT, CN

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Join our host Kristin Walker as she learns about focusing on Mental Health and Nutrition with Christina Veselak MA, LMFT, CN. Christina’s experience and training as a Mental Health Nutritionist has led her to see how our personal biochemistry affects our mood and behavior. By practicing Mental Health Nutrition she is able to help her clients identify nutritionally based issues such as protein intake, blood sugar balance & hypoglycemia, food intolerance’s and genetic issues in order to reduce depression, anxiety, insomnia, relapse, and even some psychotic symptoms. Most complex disorders have both emotional and biochemical components to them, therefore, we need to address both at the same time.
 
 
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Supporting Addiction and Recovery: Jon Meredith with MyBrainSolutions

logoHost Kristin Walker had the pleasure of interviewing Jon Meredith, Director of Business Development of MyBrainSolutions. With Mental Health News Radio’s upcoming NCAD event, this insightful and educationally packed interview lends to a thought out evidence based approach to addiction that we truly are encouraged by. Their three step process of assess, train, and monitor helps to generate new brain patterns and aid in the recovery process.  Listen as Jon shares his passion and expertise with Kristin in this intriguing interview.

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JoyGasms – Are You Gettin’ Enough? Dr. Shannon South and Kristin Sunanta Walker

headerJoin Dr. Shannon South with a follow up to her popular show on Mental Health News Radio What Is Your Joy IQ? We talk about something on the minds and hearts of many of our listeners: emotional affairs, empathy, narcissism, sex, and what in the world is a JoyGASM?  Are you getting enough of them?  How do we get more?

Take a walk through discussions about Tantra, love making, emotional intimacy and personal responsibility.  Yet another “Did we share too much?”  Of course we did!  

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The health club for your mind™: Scott Cousino of myStrength

A strategic partner with The National Council for Behavioral Health, myStrength offers web and mystrengthmobile self-help resources, empowering consumers to be active participants in their journey to becoming – and staying – mentally and physically healthy. Join CEO and Founder, Scott Cousino, and our host Kristin Sunanta Walker as they discuss his platform, their alliance with National Council, and why Behavioral Health is a passion for him and his organization.

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You Are Not Alone: An Interview with Antoine Craigwell

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Thanks to our friend and past guest Etu Evans for introducing journalist, activist, film maker, and CEO Antoine Craigwell to Mental Health News Radio. Antoine’s passion for the behavioral health field is inspiring to behold. Join us for a discussion about his career and work as an advocate and the message he is spreading globally to raise awareness about mental health issues.  

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