18 episodes

Hope Happens Here is hosted by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kate Gosney. Kate’s broad experience in behavioral health and addiction treatment allows her to present authentic and meaningful conversations about mental health, dive deep into topics like suicide prevention, substance use disorders, mental health equity, resources and even explore timely issues like dealing with mental illness during a world pandemic.

Along the way, Hope Happens Here will continually spotlight brilliant voices from our community, showcasing the powerful the work being done to provide best-in-class mental health care and resources to all. Hope Happens Here will be a place for intimate and insightful conversations around all aspects of mental health in Orange County and beyond.

Hope Happens Here will explore the real experiences that people are facing in our community today, reflecting on stories, experiences and research that will help us all learn and grow together.

Hope Happens Here. May we all be well

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 8 Ratings

Hope Happens Here is hosted by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kate Gosney. Kate’s broad experience in behavioral health and addiction treatment allows her to present authentic and meaningful conversations about mental health, dive deep into topics like suicide prevention, substance use disorders, mental health equity, resources and even explore timely issues like dealing with mental illness during a world pandemic.

Along the way, Hope Happens Here will continually spotlight brilliant voices from our community, showcasing the powerful the work being done to provide best-in-class mental health care and resources to all. Hope Happens Here will be a place for intimate and insightful conversations around all aspects of mental health in Orange County and beyond.

Hope Happens Here will explore the real experiences that people are facing in our community today, reflecting on stories, experiences and research that will help us all learn and grow together.

Hope Happens Here. May we all be well

    Dr. Michelle Jo Park: Meeting Seniors Where They Are

    Dr. Michelle Jo Park: Meeting Seniors Where They Are

    Dr. Michelle Jo Park works with the Council on Aging – Southern California, where she serves as the program psychiatrist for its ReConnect Program. She shares how her practice has changed over the course of the pandemic, including the benefits and obstacles of an all-virtual practice. She also discusses the impact of the pandemic has had on our older adult population.

    • 51 min
    Dr. Dani Milliken & Liz Hawkins: Demystifying Mental Health Treatment

    Dr. Dani Milliken & Liz Hawkins: Demystifying Mental Health Treatment

    Dr. Dani Milliken serves as the Director of Mental Health at CHOC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Liz Hawkins is a long-time volunteer at CHOC and mental health advocate. In this episode, they discuss what mental health treatment for children and teens actually looks like and help to demystify that process. They also share insights that may be helpful to caretakers seeking mental health treatment for their children.

    • 54 min
    Andi Long: They Didn't Know We Were Seeds

    Andi Long: They Didn't Know We Were Seeds

    Andi Long is the founder of the Bloom Foundation, a social-emotional learning program that encourages middle and high school girls to grow from bullying. Having experienced bullying when she was younger, Andi took the lessons she learned and created this curriculum to help the next generation of young women cope with bullying incidents. In this episode, Andi discusses cyberbullying among teens, its effects and how girls can navigate bullying experiences.

    • 31 min
    Johnice Williams & Orlando Vera: Nothing About Us Without Us

    Johnice Williams & Orlando Vera: Nothing About Us Without Us

    Johnice Williams and Orlando Vera are co-founders of Peer Voices of OC, a group that works to empower individuals who live with mental health conditions. They share their experiences navigating the mental health care system, the need for self-advocacy and the stigma associated with mental health.

    • 46 min
    District Attorney Todd Spitzer: The Societal Cost of Mental Illness

    District Attorney Todd Spitzer: The Societal Cost of Mental Illness

    Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has been involved in the criminal justice system for more than 20 years. During that time, he has seen how mental illness and substance use disorders impact society as a whole and the devastation they can have on families. In this episode, he shares some of his insights - both personal and professional - as well as what is happening in Orange County's mental health arena.

    • 30 min
    Marsha Staring: A Story of Recovery and Resilience

    Marsha Staring: A Story of Recovery and Resilience

    Ten years ago, if you had told Marsha Staring that she'd be where she is today, she would have told you that you would have a better chance of having coffee with God. Once homeless and living with drug use and alcoholism, Marsha has transformed her life. She is now 9 years sober and works every day to help others who are in need. This is her story.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

NinaBugada ,

Very informative!

Love this podcast. It’s a great resource for residents of Orange County.

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Episode 11 - The joke that is law-enforcement

Sheriff Barnes is just telling you what you want to believe is true. In practice, what he is saying is not true. Vet your sources.

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