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Healing Our Addiction to the Narcissist: An Interview with Shahida Arabi


We’ve enjoyed reading the Kindle Best Seller, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Self-Care by author and advocate Shahida Arabi. Her social media presence and blogs are an informative tribute empowering women of all ages and stages of recovery. Join us for in-depth conversation about healing our addiction to narcissists. 




The Evolution of Addiction Treatment


Tune in to our shows with presenters, keynotes, vendors, and guests of The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference this February 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Join our hosts Dan Griffin of Griffin Recovery Enterprises (also a presenter at the conference) and Kristin Sunanta Walker (Founder of Mental Health News Radio and MC of the conference) as they take a deep dive on every interview supporting this incredible venue.  

Thanks to Dr. Allan Berger and Andrew Martin of Serene Recovery Network for inviting our show to take part in the event. All shows are prerecorded before the conference but we’ll also be broadcasting LIVE from the exhibit floor!  

Registration for the conference can be found here: February 2 – 5, 2017
The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Toxic Tango of Empaths and Narcissists with Evelyn M. Ryan


Taking your power back after the trauma of being in any kind of a relationship with a toxic abuser is an arduous journey. There are strong voices out there, however, offering the guidance and hope we all need in order to heal. Evelyn Ryan is one of the people leading the charge empowering victims of abuse to own their power, understand the pain that keeps them involved in abusive relationships, and break free for good. 

With a special focus on how people with extraordinary gifts of empathy are, in fact, targeted by people with narcissistic personality disorder (sociopathology, psychopathy), we delve into why many have walked through their lives with what feels like a target on their back. 

Please join us for a frank discussion with Evelyn about her book, her advocacy work, coaching with survivors, and how she came to be one of the authorities on working with the pain addiction of abuse survivors in order for true healing to begin.




Narcissistic Abuse and Recovery: Our Interview with Kim Saeed

kimsaeedletmereachKim Saeed is someone I’ve followed online for over a year. Her blog articles are amongst the top searches for all things related to healing from narcissistic abuse. She is unique in her approach because she focuses so much on the healing process which is considerable. Experts say it takes more time to recover from a breakup with a narcissist (be that a friendship, colleague, family member, partner, or spouse) because you have to grieve twice. You grieve first for the person the narcissist pretended to be (your most loyal friend, soulmate, perfect boss) and then you grieve yet again about the horror of who they actually are: your worst nightmare

Exactly like drug addiction you are high from the intensity during the initial stages of the relationship. You spend the rest of the entire relationship wanting to get back to that initial high that never comes. Being in a relationship with a narcissist is akin to being addicted to heroin. It will slowly kill you. Every time you leave and are wooed back it is worse which is why the term “No Contact” is the crucial point of Kim’s practice. 

I am honored to have her as a guest on Mental Health News Radio. We go in depth about what these relationships are like, why it is imperative to cut off all contact for good, and how important your healing process is so you can recover.

Life truly does begin after No Contact.



Where Behavioral Health EHR Vendors are Missing In Action: An Interview with Doug Edwards

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Our guest today is Doug Edwards, Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome Healthcare Media’s Behavioral Healthcare division. Anyone who’s anyone in Behavioral Healthcare knows who Doug is and the publications he manages (Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professional Magazines). Because Doug has his pulse on our favorite healthcare segment, we asked him to share some secrets, ideas, what’s trending, and where EHR vendors are M.I.A. in the marketplace. While we cover the list of questions we reference below, Doug went far beyond this list. You’ll just have to tune in and take notes!



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El Sabor Latino Para el Mundo Del Mercado de los EHR de Salud Mental

peru_mapEs un placer para todos aca en everythingEHR encontrar organizaciones que realmente se preocupen por la salud mental.  Uno de nuestros vendedores favoritos de sistema EHR es ClinicTracker, hecho por JAGProducts. En 2014, tuvimos la oportunidad de conocernos con todo el equipo de ClinicTracker en su oficina en Nueva York.  Quisimos conocer quienes son las personas que estan detras del escenario brindado esta excelente tecnologia a nuestro provedores de salud mental.

Hace unos años atras, que intentamos provocar a un pequeño vendedor de EHR a apoyar al mercado en Latinoamerica.  Desafortunadamente la tecnologia y la pasión no eran presente para cumplir acabo el Proyecto.  Pero las cosas buenas vienen a los que esperan!  Definitivamente valio la pena esperar a ClinicTracker, y su equipo y producto. 

Hemos invitado a Mateo Cullipher, quien lleva a cargo muchos puestos con for kristinClinicTracker (soporte tecnico, ventas, marketing, producción de videos – sigo con la lista?), a visitarnos en Mental Health News Radio.  Mateo fundo una ONG en Latinoamerica trabajando con varios grupos, incluyendo la población con necesidad de apoyo en salud mental.  Cuando compartimos la passion de Mateo por este sector y como el pasa su tiempo personal te va a inspirar.  Gente como Mateo son exactamente las personas que queremos para apoyarnos con nuestro records de salud mental.    Por favor disfrute de nuestra entrevista con Mateo y su blog revelador acerca de la salud mental y como se trata con esa sector en Sudamerica. 


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Bringing Some Latin Flavor to the Behavioral Health EHR Market

peru_mapA pleasure for all of us at everythingEHR is finding organizations that truly care about and have credibility in Behavioral Health.  One of our favorite EHR vendors is ClinicTracker by JAGProducts. We had the opportunity to meet their entire team in 2014 at their office in New York. We want to know who the people are that work behind the scenes to bring excellent technology to our mental health providers.  

We tried a few years ago to entice a small EHR vendor to embrace the Latin American market. Sadly the technology and passion just wasn’t there. Good things come to those who wait! ClinicTracker – their team and their product – was certainly worth waiting for.  

After our first experience with a Windows based Behavioral Health EHR it also took some convincing to support another one. We were all about browser based EHRs until our clients experienced the functionality, design and speed of ClinicTracker.  Their features list is unparalleled, they provide weekly updates and enhancements to the software, and the platform was created by a software engineer and clinical psychologist. It simply became too hard to ignore this product and their credible team.

We asked Matthew Cullipher who wears many hats at ClinicTracker (support, sales, marketing, video production – for kristinneed we go on?) to join us on Mental Health News Radio. Matt started a not-for-profit in Latin America working with their mental health population. Sharing Matt’s passion for this field and how he spends his personal time will inspire you. These are the kinds of people you want handling your mental health records. Please enjoy our interview with Matt and his enlightening article about how Mental Health is dealt with in South America.

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Our Nations Opiate Epidemic: An Interview with Addiction Campuses


We’ve been excited about this show for quite some time and honored to work with one of the leading addiction recovery centers in the United States, Addiction Campuses. Olivia Quintanilla, Market Director, and Brian Sullivan, Public Relations Manager, from their Tennessee and Texas campuses join us for a heartfelt, candid, and startling discussion about what is happening in the United States for anyone struggling with addiction issues.  

As our audience knows we strive at everythingEHR and Mental Health News Radio to work towards eliminating the stigmas surrounding mental illness. Addiction Campuses is leading the charge to change our nations dialogue around the stigma associated with addiction. Even our Host and CEO, Kristin Walker, had to take a look at the language she uses around discussing addiction as you’ll hear on the program.  

We cannot stress enough how important this show is to our organization and how proud we are to get right to heart of things with both Olivia and Brian.  

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