Dana Aber joins our host to talk about how she has used performance art to help heal from narcissistic abuse. Her performances have become about letting anyone know who has been there – they aren’t alone.
Dana Aber is a performer, producer, collaborator, and creator. Her career in New York City has flung her across the seas to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Thailand, around the oceans on cruise ships, and all through the US on touring shows and with her own productions. She has been seen in NYC Off-Broadway, at the NYFringe Festival, NYMF, Apollo Theatre, Theatre Row, FDCAC/Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Dixon Place. Passionate about the development of new musicals, she has been involved with multiple presentations at New Dramatists, Feinstein’s 54 Below, NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Dramatists Guild, and Ars Nova. Through her Big Thunder Productions company, Dana has created and helmed 8 concert-cabarets with upwards of 50 contributing musical collaborators, showcasing over 85 performing artists, most notably the bi-coastal #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert that linked artists across the country to the movement for gender equality. Her collaboratively built solo show, Baggage at the Door, explores her synesthesia-soaked healing process from trauma through original songs and video projections. She is a survivor and advocate, and is honored to be able to use her voice to share for those who cannot.
She is also a part of the www.healmetoofest.com.
Why are millennials experts about the internet and social media? Because they are the ONLY generation that has a before and after experience at that crucial developmental age. Generation X and Baby Boomers on up – the internet and social media hit us as adults. Generation Z? They came out of the womb with a Smartphone in their hands. Researchers have only one generation to study about the social, developmental, and mental health impact that the internet and social media has on a generation that knew life at such young ages before and after.
Why is this important?
Their experiences with online bullying, trolling, harassment, and privacy hit them in a way that no other generation can understand. Older generations are shocked at the amount of online emotional terrorism. Generation Z is at the beginning stages of learning how to navigate it. Only Millennials know how that negative side of the internet has impacted the age group that spearheaded the online experience.
Tune in to K.C. and our host Kristin Walker as they discuss one millennial’s perspective.
How aware are we of the fallout from the freedom we enjoy using the internet and social media? Can you fathom a parent of one of the Sandy hook shooting victims being trolled online for years after the event took place? Or one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing being harassed online from the moment she began treatment for brain injuries as a result of the incident?
Join our host Kristin Sunanta Walker and survivor Lynn Julian Crisci as they talk about her experience with internet harassment, cyber stalking, and trolling. What continues as she bravely speaks about her experience to help those also being targeted online.
Lynn is a Speaker, Author, Patient Advocate, Actress, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Consultant: This “Pop Superhero” loves networking.
Lynn Julian Crisci wears more hats than a Hydra has heads: Survivor (Boston Marathon Bombing, 4/15/13); Author & Speaker in 6 books & 100s of articles (http://linkedin.com/in/lynnjulian); Boston Actress (http://BostonActress.org); Pop Superhero on 30+ CDs (http://PopSuperhero.com); Patient Advocate & Ambassador for many organizations (Strength To Strength, http://StoSglobal.org; US Pain Foundation, http://USPain.org; Brain Injury Assoc. of America, http://biausa.org; Hearing Health Foundation, http://hearinghealthfoundation.org; Ehlers Danlos Society, http://Ehlers-Danlos.com; Leaftopia, http://DispensaryLocation.com); SEO Consultant for FDJ Ent. Lynn and her Service Dog, Dr. Bugsy Smallz, find purpose in helping others and hope to inspire us to never give up. “I went from wheelchair, to walking again, to finishing the Boston Marathon. Find strength through unity. Together, we can achieve anything!”
Lynn Julian, AKA CCG Pop Superhero, freed women from the mold that holds them captive & broke the mold of the female Pop Star on 30+ CDs. “Nashville’s Version of Fiona Apple,” ROLLING STONE.
A disabling 2006 stage accident left Lynn in a wheelchair and learning to walk again for 6 years. In 2012, she began acting in short films. On 4.15.2013, Lynn survived the Boston Marathon attack, with brain Injury and a renewed sense of purpose, finishing the 2014 Boston marathon. Residing in Boston’s Back Bay, Lynn Julian is involved in regional film projects & charities.
Dr. Carl J. Sheperis joins our host Kristin Sunanta Walker to discuss the National Board for Certified Counselors and why their work is imperative to growing field of mental health services.
Carl J. Sheperis, PhD, NCC, ACS, CCMHC, MAC, LMHC, LPC, professional life has spanned more than 20 years. He is committed to the advancement of professional counseling through mentorship, teaching, research, and service. He has over 100 professional publications and has authored seven textbooks, including Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (8th ed.), Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods (2nd ed.), and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice. His textbooks are used at hundreds of universities throughout the world. Dr. Sheperis is the secretary of the Board of Directors for the National Board for Certified Counselors and an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development. He is also a past president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling. Dr. Sheperis has received numerous awards for his work, including the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy and the SACES Outstanding Counselor Educator Award. Dr. Sheperis conducts research on pediatric mental health and has obtained over $2 million in research funding. He is currently focusing on the neuroscience of autism. Dr. Sheperis is considered an expert in pediatric mental health and autism intervention. He has been cited in The Denver Post, Disney Family, Parenting, and other media outlets.
Our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, and Samantha Dahlborg talk bullying and mental health on this episode of Mental Health News Radio.
Samantha Dahlborg is a 25 year old visionary, professional model, former Miss Maine USA and current self-love junkie. She runs her own personal development blog called, SHE FEELS CITRINE, that’s designed to uplift, inspire and motivate young women to find their passions and live their best life.
She often keeps an open communication with her followers on social media, reminding them that not every day is the best day, but it’s how we make the best of every day. She posts behind the scenes of photoshoots, pictures from her travels and her art!
When she’s not modeling, blogging or traveling, you can find her at home with her boyfriend, Tyler and dog, Oakley dreaming up their next big adventure. If she’s not there, she’s probably at HomeGoods in the decor/candle isle.
Samantha takes pride in who she is, was and is becoming and hopes that in a world where you can’t escape social media, her platform will empower and create a connection with others.