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Keeping it real about mental health, mental illness, addiction recovery and the business of behavioral health. Our guests and listeners are from all over the globe and all walks of life. The signature show on Mental Health News Radio Network - the world's first podcast network dedicated to our favorite subject: Mental Health!

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Keeping it real about mental health, mental illness, addiction recovery and the business of behavioral health. Our guests and listeners are from all over the globe and all walks of life. The signature show on Mental Health News Radio Network - the world's first podcast network dedicated to our favorite subject: Mental Health!

    The Effects of Colorism on Mental Health

    The Effects of Colorism on Mental Health

    One of our most downloaded guests, counselor Steven Welch joins us to discuss the topic of Colorism.

    1. What is colorism ?
    2. Why do we need to know about colorism as mental health practitioners?
    3. What are some examples of colorism?
    4. What is the connection between colonialism and colorism?
    5. What are your automatic thoughts when you see a dark skinned black man?
    6. How does colorism impact self-esteem?
    7. What are some examples of colorism in the media?
    8. Where else is colorism practiced around the world?
    9. How is colorism expressed in your household?
    10. What are some resources to learn more about colorism?

    Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.

    As a Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, CCTP and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.


    • 43 min
    Music Therapy and Mental Health with Jon Samson

    Music Therapy and Mental Health with Jon Samson

    Jon and Kristin talk about the importance of music as a therapeutic modality in mental health. Jon shares his unique way of working with children and adults to help them get comfortable and let the healing in!

    In Johannesburg, South Africa, Jon grew up hearing that “children should be seen and not heard” which helped inspire his life’s work. In addition to be a leading advocate for music therapy and education reform, his ultimate goals are to help children to have a larger platform to be listened to and understood while also inspiring the Child Archetype in people of all ages, particularly adults; parents, teachers, care givers, mental health professionals and beyond.

    Rooted in indie pop, the music of his Grammy winning Ageless: Songs for the Child Archetype consists of playful and imaginative arrangements which are thoughtful and complex yet deliver a simple message about striving for balance and harmony. The Child Archetype is always being expressed, as Jon puts it “either through shadow (childish) or light (child like).” This unique project offers a beautiful sensory experience that is full of heart and serves a guiding message to ignite personal growth, positivity and creative expression. Children from Jon’s private practice are featured on the album, which provided a fantastic opportunity to empower them with a chance to be heard by many. His recent interview on Andrew and Polly’s Sirius XM Kids Place live show has sparked enthusiasm throughout the community.

    Jon Samson is the first native South African to win the award for Best Children’s Album. His other accolades include taking first place twice in the International Songwriting Competition, Parents Gold Choice, and receiving the John Lennon Songwriting Contest grand prize.

    Stream: https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-18-1/sets/ageless-songs-for-the-child-archetype-by-jon-samson/s-mMMUA

    Special artists and guests on the album include: Marty Beller (They Might Be Giants), Bess Rogers, Chris Kuffner and Hannah Winkler (Ingrid Michaelson Band) Wouter Kellerman, Grammy winning flutist from South Africa, 6 year old cellist Darius Kalantari, son of last years Grammy Winner for Best Children’s Album, Lucy Kalantari, and Andrew Futral known best for his work with Field Mouse.

    Ingrid Michaelson, Musician, on Ageless "Jon Samson has a way of writing songs for kids that are really for all of us. If you have a child, a dog, a friend, a stuffed animal ... you NEED to listen to this. It’s too important."

    Caroline Myss, best selling author and teacher on Ageless: “Jon’s music is just enchanting for children, but even more so for adults to nourish their Child Archetype within. He is truly a gifted artist, teacher and visionary.”

    • 56 min
    The Psychology of Riots with Dr. Lisa Day

    The Psychology of Riots with Dr. Lisa Day

    Join Dr. Lisa Day and Kristin as they discuss the psychology of rioting, looting, and protesting.

    Dr. Day is a registered nurse and clinical psychologist who has worked for Meier Clinics for over 25 years.

    • 43 min
    The Soul of Chicken Soup with Amy Newmark

    The Soul of Chicken Soup with Amy Newmark

    Join Amy and Kristin for a discussion about the incredible brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul. It's more than "just" the best selling books! They talk shop about what is like to be stewards of a mission that strives to and does so much good for so many souls across the globe. Enjoy!

    Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 160 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for enjoying a better life.

    Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the twenty-seven-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant.

    Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. She then embarked on a three-decade career as a Wall Street analyst, a hedge fund manager, and a corporate executive in the technology field. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

    Her return to literary pursuits was inevitable, as her honors thesis in college involved traveling throughout Brazil’s impoverished northeast region, collecting stories from regular people. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting stories “from the people” in Brazil as a twenty-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

    When Amy and her husband Bill, the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul, are not working, they are visiting their four grown children and their grandchildren.

    Follow Amy on Twitter @amynewmark. Listen to her free podcast, The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast, on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, the Podcasts app on iPhone, or by using your favorite podcast app on other devices.




    • 47 min
    Female Leadership Through Covid-19

    Female Leadership Through Covid-19

    Kristin and Catherine discuss the female leaders around the globe and how they've handled Covid-19. Some great articles to reference are listed below:

    Some terrific reference podcasts are also listed below:



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    • 55 min
    Munchausen by Internet with Dr. Marc Feldman

    Munchausen by Internet with Dr. Marc Feldman

    Kristin and Dr. Feldman discuss MBI (Munchausen by Internet) including 2 cases shared on this podcast.

    Marc D. Feldman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the professional literature. Dr. Feldman is an international expert in factitious disorder, Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering, and his credits include the following five books:

    Feldman MD, Yates GP. Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception. New York: Routledge; Dutch edition published by Boom Uitgevers, The Netherlands
    Feldman MD, Ford CV. Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders, New York: John Wiley & Sons; paperback edition; Dutch edition published by Uigetgeverij Wreldbibliotheek bv, The Netherlands; Farsi edition published as Bimar ya bimarnama, published by Nashre Paykan, Tehran, Iran; Japanese edition published by Hara-Shobo Company, Japan
    Feldman MD, Eisendrath SJ (eds). The Spectrum of Factitious Disorders, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
    Feldman MD, Feldman JM. Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
    Feldman MD. Playing Sick: Untangling the Web of Factitious Disorder, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, and Malingering, New York: Routledge Press; German edition (Wenn Menschenkrank spielen) published by Verlag Ernst Reinhardt Gmbh
    Dr. Feldman’s work has been the subject of stories in more than 200 magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today. Among Dr. Feldman’s television and radio appearances are Good Morning America, Larry King, Dateline, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, Court TV, CNN, Discovery Health, MSNBC Nightly News, Fox News, CBC News, CBS News, Donahue, Dr. Phil, HBO, and National Public Radio. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America. He is an Honors graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, and the psychiatric residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he later joined the faculty. He was formerly Vice Chair and Medical Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and has served as Regional Medical Director of United Behavioral Health, Inc., a managed care company. Dr. Feldman is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the workgroups for the revisions of the factitious disorder diagnoses for the upcoming DSM-5-TR and ICD-11.


    • 45 min

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