Tag: addiction recovery

Mental Health News Radio is proud to announce that ZenCharts now supports not only MHNR but also our Network of Podcasters. ZenCharts, a behavioral health electronic health record company, have been supporters of MHNR since they started their podcast venture four years ago. They have always believed in a common mission of destigmatizing mental illness. MHNR continues to have faith in the professionalism, efficiency, and integrity that Zencharts brings to the table. Their customer service is bar none.

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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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Zoi Andalcio and Lisa Copolla, part of the counseling team discuss with our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, the impact that working with and for Ellenhorn.com’s mental health community has made in their lives. Prakash Ellenhorn has changed it’s name to “Ellenhorn”. This change has absolutely no impact on the level of care that we provide or how we work with our clients – it is simply just a change in the name itself.

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logo_bottom4 Questions With ZenCharts’ Dan Callahan

Before becoming cofounder of the behavioral health EHR company ZenCharts (chief sponsor of Mental Health News Radio Network), Dan Callahan enjoyed a long career in human services. After earning a master’s in social work degree from Fordham University in New York City, he worked as a social worker and a certified addictions professional, in therapeutic, administrative, even executive capacities. His 30-year career also includes authoring two workbooks and coauthoring a training curriculum for the New York State Office of Mental Health.

What made him make the jump from human services to software? Mental Health News Radio Network host Kristin Walker recently caught up with Callahan to find out. For the story on what led Callahan to the EHR market, as well as how his personality aids him in helping effect positive changes in the behavioral health market, keep reading and listening.

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logoHost Kristin Walker had the pleasure of interviewing Jon Meredith, Director of Business Development of MyBrainSolutions. With Mental Health News Radio Network’s upcoming NCAD event, this insightful and educationally packed interview lends to a thought out evidence based approach to addiction that we truly are encouraged by. Their three step process of assess, train, and monitor helps to generate new brain patterns and aid in the recovery process.  Listen as Jon shares his passion and expertise with Kristin in this intriguing interview.

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Gabor Maté, M.D. joins us after his presentations at The National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a journey as Dr. Maté and our host, Kristin Walker, discuss the need for meaningful human connection and the enormity of changing the structures in which we treat and comprehend addiction.

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Dr. Cali Estes joins us again on Mental Health News Radio LIVE from The Navigating the World of Addiction conference put on by Rob Lohman. As always, Cali is frank and controversial. She says it like it is and wowed the audience with her knowledge of the addiction world. Tune in as we sit down for a quick chat to discuss the venue and what it is like being a disrupter in the addiction treatment world.

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Broadcasting LIVE from the Navigating the World of Addiction conference in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Dawn Obrecht shares her passion for the field of addiction treatment. She has traveled the globe and is the author of three books. Visit her Amazon author page here.

Dawn V. Obrecht, M.D., was graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and did an internship in general surgery and residency in emergency medicine. She has been the medical director of a chemical dependency unit and is a professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. For many years she had a busy family medicine practice. Licensed in several states, she now travels to small, rural communities, filling in for physicians who need time off.

Having been in recovery from drug addiction for over a quarter century, Dr. Obrecht uses her experience with life-threatening illness to identify with and help others to heal and to hear God. DocDawn lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Erik Landvik, where she writes and consults in addiction medicine between her travels.

Just as Dr. Obrecht found the courage and support needed to surface from 20 years of addiction with her professional skills and caring spirit intact – she has found a way, in this book, to not only help the addict but to also entertainingly enlighten family members, non-addicts and other physicians on the importance of their role in also understanding the recovery process.

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James Healy is an Addiction Recovery Specialist, Podcast Host & Radio Show Producer. Join James as he talks shop with our founder, Kristin Sunanta Walker, about podcasting. James and Kristin met at the Navigating the World of Addiction conference in Littleton, Co. They talk about his journey to sobriety and his dedication to helping others suffering from addiction.

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We had the pleasure of meeting Randy and Lydia Grimes at the Navigating the World of Addiction conference in Littleton Colorado. Randy and Lydia were there with the treatment center they passionately serve Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. Sharing the stage to discuss their story as a family was inspiring for all of us.  Randy made sure to invite Lydia to join him to share her part of the journey as well.  Addiction is a family disease and hearing from both husband and wife was powerful. Randy was an American football player who played center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1983 to 1992. He also played for Baylor University during the early 1980’s and was part of the 1980 Southwest Conference Champion Bears. He is now an interventionist, speaker, and part of the team at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.

Our podcast is known for Keeping it Real and that is exactly what you get with Randy. This was very personal for the entire team at Mental Health News Radio and many of our listeners. A healing took place for all of us since meeting Randy and especially for our host Kristin Walker during this intimate and poignant interview. Our heartfelt thanks go out to him, his wife Lydia, his family and the staff of Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.

Randy and Lydia continue to share their experience with addiction and recovery using their knowledge to help not only athletes but any family struggling with their road to recovery. We are honored to take part in working with Randy sharing the stories of the many lives saved because of USING YOUR VOICE.

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