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Former New Jersey paramedic Stephen Kavalkovich nearly died from a heroin overdose before finding recovery from drug addiction and mental illness. This journey led to his current role as host of Mental Health News Radio Network podcast Rescue the Rescuer. Rescue the Rescuer sheds light on the mental and emotional stresses faced by police officers, fire fighters, soldiers, EMS providers and other first responders, stresses which can lead to mental illnesses such as PTSD and addiction problems.

Rescue the Rescuer aims to reduce shame and stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction among first responders and find solutions to these problems through open dialogue and advocacy.

Kavalkovich said, “I always knew that I was good at expressing ideas and thoughts. I’d been writing for many blogs but I wasn’t getting the reach I wanted. Being a former paramedic who lost it all to mental health issues and heroin, I knew first responders needed a voice to talk about this and podcasting made the most sense in 2017”.

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Mental Health News Radio hosts podcast about first responder mental health

Mental Health News Radio Network, the world’s largest podcast network dedicated exclusively to mental health content, is now hosting TemaTalks, formerly UpTalk, with veteran paramedic, volunteer firefighter and mental health advocate Sean Conohan. TemaTalks focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, first responder mental illness and health. It aims to provide hope, inclusion and resources to first responders experiencing mental health problems. TemaTalks also raises awareness about the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, Canada’s leading provider of peer support, family assistance, education and training for emergency services, public safety, military personnel, and their families.

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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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Helaina Hovitz is an editor, journalist, author, storyteller, creative strategist and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that she can help change the world! Her greatest passion is writing inspiring stories about charities, social good, nonprofits, social issues, animal rescue, mental health, and recovery, though I also write about the lighter things in life, like food, wellness, and culture.

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Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, military, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. Steve’s mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuers podcast and blog.

Join Steve and our host, Kristin Walker, as they discuss his mission and how his podcast is already changing lives.

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Listen to our CEO Kristin Walker on Rescue the Rescuer

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Counselors Melanie Vann and Melissa Richards with host Kristin Walker discussing how people with high empathy can be starved emotionally. Putting your hearts on the line day in and day out can become draining and unhealthy. How do we stop the madness when someone in high drama is bleeding us dry? We also discuss how emotional manipulators purposely manage us down in order to keep us giving them what they need.

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Myles and Buddy Visit Western Carolina University Library At Exam Time!

Long Night Against ProcrastinationLast night Myles and his younger brother, Buddy, had so much fun!  The librarians at Western (North) Carolina University invited our CEO, Kristin Walker, to bring her therapy dogs to their event, “Long Night Against Procrastination!”  This idea “began in Germany and is gaining popularity in the US and Canada.  Students … have the opportunity to focus on specific projects in a safe and supportive space improving time management skills, reducing stress and enhancing academic performance.”  The library stayed open until 2 the next morning and even hosted a “survivor’s breakfast” at 1:30 am.

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One of our previous guests and my good friend, Olivia Quintanilla of Addiction Campuses, referred Lori Vann to Mental Health News Radio. Lori is a pro interviewee having been an invited guest on multiple radio and television shows. She specializes in many areas of behavioral health with a large focus on Self-Injury. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart so I am honored to dive in with a field expert.

Please join Lori and I for an eye-opening discussion on this misunderstood behavior that not only affects our younger generation but is carried out, if not treated early, well into adulthood.

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As our listeners know we have quite an eclectic group of guests on Mental Health News Radio. It is our shows, however, on Narcissistic Personality Disorder that garner the most downloads. Today’s guest is an expert in the field that we hope to enjoy many times on our show.

Randi G. Fine is an Empath and Life Issues Counselor who has compassionately guided thousands of people, both nationally and internationally, in their life journeys. A professional writer, her highly regarded blog Love Your Life is translated and read in 180 countries worldwide. She is also Professional Speaker and Radio Show Host of the acclaimed Blog Talk Radio Podcast: A Fine Time for Healing. She is the author of three books: the memoir Fine…ly, the inspiring self-growth book Awaken from Life and her upcoming book about Pathological Narcissism.

Join us as we discuss the differences between Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Narcissism. As always these shows are very personal, intimate, and include information for victims and survivors of NPD abuse.

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