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What is Mental Health News Radio?

Your host, Kristin Sunanta Walker takes part in discussions with mental and behavioral health providers, vendors, volunteers, and consumers on topics that include technology, clinical workflow, HIPAA, Meaningful Use, narcissistic abuse awareness and recovery, animal assisted therapy, and more!
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Meet Our Co-Hosts

Dr. Meier

Dr. Meier’s heart lies in helping people all over the world. He is a nationally renowned speaker and has been in many countries throughout the world, including: Israel, Greece, Cuba, Peru, France, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey.

Sam Webb

Sam Webb comes to us from Australia. He joins as co-host with his charity LIVIN which focuses on suicide prevention and mental health.

Joseph S. Fusaro

Joseph S. Fusaro credits music, writing, and photography with helping him relieve his psychosis and depression while living with bipolar 1 (manic depression) in his late teens and 20's. He found that he was able to ground his thoughts with art. He is relentless in his efforts to change the public conversation surrounding mental health, making it an open, more educated, and less opinionated conversation. You can find Joe's poetry, blogs, music, and links to his social media at www.unreadletters.com. He is part of McLean Hospital's initiative www.deconstructingstigma.com, NAMI, This is My Brave, and speaks across the country about his mental health journey.

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  • 12 Ways to Emotional Freedom with Dr. Jennifer L. Prince

    12 Ways to Emotional Freedom with Dr. Jennifer L. Prince

    How much energy do you expend each day on emotional matters? Are you exhausted from excessive worry?

    Do you ever question yourself? Do you get anxious?

    Are you drained from the incessant bickering with someone who doesn’t get it? Are you involved with a narcissist who tells you you’re imagining things?

    If so, keep reading. I wrote this article just for you!

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  • Fifty Shades of Narcissism By Dr. Jennifer L. Prince

    Fifty Shades of Narcissism By Dr. Jennifer L. Prince

    I recently saw Fifty Shades of Grey for the first time and am elated to write about the protagonist, Christian Grey. What intrigued me most about this movie was Mr. Grey’s blatant narcissism. Though this movie has an erotic storyline, that’s not my focus. The aim of this article is to underscore the qualities typically seen in narcissists, so that you can reduce your risk of being ensnared by these emotional vampires.

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  • Sexual Assault Survivors: Voices of Experience and Healing

    Sexual Assault Survivors: Voices of Experience and Healing

    Join Kristin Sunanta Walker, counselor Shari Botwin, and Patricia Leary Steuer, all sexual assault survivors as they discuss their experiences and the healing necessary in order to find measures of peace. All three of these women keep it real and very personal as a shared discussion on the trauma, long-term PTSD, anxiety, and depression that we all suffer after these kinds of experiences.

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  • How Academic Institutions Benefit from Adopting Behavioral Health EHRs

    How Academic Institutions Benefit from Adopting Behavioral Health EHRs

    Tools for tomorrow’s workplace today

    Academic institutions that offer programs for psychiatry and psychology students need to invest in behavioral health EHR software.  They want to offer their students the best software tools as well as the opportunity to step into the workforce ahead of their peers.  With training in sophisticated software applications these future leaders in behavioral health are better equipped to focus on patient care because they can capitalize on the growing trend to incorporate electronic health records (EHR) into clinical operations.

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  • We love the National Council for Behavioral Health

    The Heart and the Hub of Behavioral Health

    Billed as the nation’s most effective advocate for behavioral health prevention, early intervention, science-based treatment, and recovery, the National Council for Behavioral Health wears many hats that serve one cause: mental health. Whether it’s by effecting federal change by pushing through much-needed policies on the Hill or stifling mental health stigma with science or social media, the National Council is a best friend to behavioral health providers and vendors alike—even if they don’t know it (you likely do).

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    Mental Health News Radio On The Road

    We’re coming to a convention near you. CLICK ON AN EVENT BELOW to check out some of our upcoming appearances and recording locations!
    La Hacienda

    La Hacienda

    Episodes Featuring Dr. Paul Meier

    Episodes Featuring Dr. Paul Meier

    Lifted From The Rut

    Lifted From The Rut

    Navigating the World of Addiction Event

    Mental Health America

    Mental Health America

    2017 Annual Conference
    Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
    Washington, DC
    June 14-16, 2017

    Deconstructing Stigma

    Deconstructing Stigma

    DFW Behavioral Health Symposium

    DFW Behavioral Health Symposium

    Removing Stigma through Education
    Join us March 29 – April 1, 2017
    for Great Speakers, Specialized Tracks,
    and Great Networking Opportunities.

    Converge

    Converge

    The Evolution Of Addiction Treatment

    The Evolution Of Addiction Treatment

    7th Annual Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

    7th Annual Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

    October 24-26, 2016

    The Samaritan Institute

    The Samaritan Institute

    NC Tide

    NC Tide

    National Council

    National Council

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders

    National Council For Human Animal Connection

    National Council For Human Animal Connection

    Iowa Behavioral Health

    Iowa Behavioral Health

    Mental Health News Posse

    Kristin Sunanta Walker

    Kristin Sunanta Walker

    Host and Creator – KDub is the CEO of a technology company everythingEHR that supports Behavioral Health. She created the show over 2 years ago and is known for her in-depth, intimate, no holds barred interviews. Myles the Mental Health Therapy Dog says hello to our listeners on every show!

    Melanie Vann

    Melanie Vann

    Program Director, Counselor, and often Co-Host – Melanie Vann handles our guests and acts as “Air Traffic Coordinator”. She is also a licensed mental health counselor.

    Emily Parker

    Emily Parker

    Technology Assistant. Emily handles our show feeds and advocacy outreach. She joins us as a guest on some shows bringing her unique brand of humor and sensitivity to each show.

    Matty Chaqaz

    Matty Chaqaz

    Popular podcast host and great friend, Matty brings that needed male perspective and his own brand of cool to every show he guest hosts.

    Kellen

    Kellen "The Stove" Stover

    Sardonic wit and wisdom, Kellen handles behind the scenes technical aspects of the show and joins us on broadcasts where we need a millennial male perspective.

    Valerie Quintanilla

    Valerie Quintanilla

    Valerie joins the posse as co-host and bringer of sponsorships and outreach. A seasoned veteran in the Behavioral Health field – her wit, wisdom, and knowledge of all things light and dark in the industry are open season for our podcast!

    Melissa Richards

    Melissa Richards

    Guest Host and part of our regular Empowered Empath shows. Melissa is a licensed mental health counselor and brings her wisdom to all of our shows.

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