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Join Zak Williams, the son of the late Robin Williams, and host Stephen Kavalkovich on Rescue the Rescuer as they discuss some tough topics. They talked about Zak’s journey with having a famous father, the tragic loss of his father to suicide, and his life after such a loss. Zak is compassionate and sweet soul. The advice he gives to suicide survivors is priceless and needed.

Zak could have taken many different career paths especially with is access to the entertainment world because of his late father, Robin Williams. Instead he is is focused on making a positive difference in the world by bringing financial literacy education to at-risk communities. The 32-year-old San Franciscan, who holds an MBA from Columbia University, is currently focused on society’s least privileged people: prisoners. Williams co-teaches a weekly class to incarcerated individuals at San Quentin State Prison.

To learn more about Zak please visit him here.

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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Please join us in welcoming Nina Bingham to Mental Health News Radio. Our topic of discussion is Suicide Prevention. We asked Nina to provide us with some additional information for our blog readers about her work as an advocate for suicide prevention. Nina is passionate about working to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness, especially among mental health providers who themselves struggle with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety, and for their family members.

This is an important and timely topic.

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Sam Webb discusses how saying too much “YES” can become a problem for your mental health.  He joins us live at The National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference in Seattle, Washington NatCon2017. Not often we get to do in person interviews between our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, and Sam but they are always powerful. Sam talks about the foundation he is co-founder of Livin (A suicide awareness organization), his production company www.webbproductions.com, and his upcoming podcast on MHNRNetworkwww.vulnerabl.com. Life has been moving fast for Sam so we get into it about taking care of yourself and making sure that your personal well being is first. Givers tend to put themselves last on the list but this doesn’t help you on your own mental health journey.

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As she’s already heard, April is a breath of fresh air. We met by chance at The National Council for Behavioral Health and immediately set up a live interview.  Now MHNR Network is doing all we can to further her message with www.spsmchat.com.  Doc Foreman has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She enjoys working in rural settings, and finds that the picture in her office of her grandmother holding up an enormous catfish can often mean more to her clients than the degrees hanging on the opposite wall. She believes that using information technology and social media resources can bring state of the art mental health care to her rural clients. She has experience using a system of phone texting to help clients chart their daily mood and share them with a treatment team and trusted circle of friends and family. She also uses social media platforms like Twitter to connect with innovators and thought leaders in healthcare across the world, and uses her website to curate compelling Twitter chats on issues about which she is passionate. Her work in this area has been featured in the ARHQ Innovations Exchange.

Currently, Doc Foreman is serving Veterans as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator in Baton Rouge. She enjoys using her clinical skill, and talent for practical problem-solving to prevent suicide in US Veterans, who have *twice* the risk of dying by suicide as the general public.

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Sam Webb Cofounder of LIVIN on Why #ItAintWeaktoSpeak

He may hail from Sydney, Australia, but Sam Webb has traveled the globe to further a cause that he’s keenly passionate about: mental health and suicide prevention. Sam has fought his own mental health challenges, as almost anyone can relate, but it’s the act of a dear friend, Dwayne Lally, taking his own life three years ago that spurred Sam to action.

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We met Sean Erreger when he attended our presentation on EHR technology for The National Council for Behavioral Health. He was impressed with our presentation and gladly shared portions of it out into the Twitterverse. Sean was also a presenter at the conference about the proper use of social media in the field of mental health. It can save lives and let’s face it: Social Media is not going anywhere. We might as well use it for good! Join Sean as we interview each other about what we do, why we do it, and why we are both so passionate about Behavioral Health.

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livinlogoWe had the distinct pleasure of hearing about Sam Webb and his business partner and friend Casey Lyons from The National Council for Behavioral Health. They were one of the big hits at the 2016 annual national council conference sharing their inspiring journey around the creation of their non-profit LIVIN, a suicide prevention and mental health awareness organization. Sam joins us on Mental Health News Radio to discuss the inspiration for LIVIN and their global initiative.

LISTEN TO SAM’S FIRST INTERVIEW IN MARCH OF 2016!

CATCH UP WITH SAM ON OUR SECOND INTERVIEW IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016!


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Nancy Virden is a suicide attempt survivor who is passionate about sharing hope. She is an author, Mental Health and Recovery Advocate, Founder of Always the Fight Ministries, and host of Compassionate Love Radio. She and host Kristin Walker took a journey, as often happens on this podcast, letting the discussion take on a life of its own. Probably one of the more fun and relaxed interviews Kristin has done. Two mental health patients talking about their experiences around getting well. Nancy was diagnosed with Major Depression Recurrent in 2005, and closely related to people with the same disease, Nancy has been on two intense sides of the issue. Audiences relate to her experiences as she encourage those who struggle with depression, and teaches supports how to help loved ones without becoming overwhelmed.  Nancy offers a revealing look into major depression and recovery as only one who has been there can. She shares her experiences and unique insights in-person, in interviews for publications and radio programs, and via the Compassionate Love Blog. Her books can be purchased via her website.

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