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PEERS Support and Social Communication

Today Dr. Holmes discusses the PEERS curriculum and its design for social-relational skills for teens and young adults on the spectrum or other communication challenges.
PEERS starts with basics in communication and with growth and choice of what skills are motivating to the individual from learning social media communication to building friendships and romantic relationships.

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The Unexplored Connection: Mental Health and Real Estate

Join realtor, Anam Hargey, with hosts, Brad Whitesell and Kristin Walker, for an interesting discussion about psychology and the real estate process.

Anam grew up knowing she always wanted to work with people and try to help them. This led her to get her Bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola University and Master’s in clinical counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her experience ranges from young adults with severe mental illness to marriage and family counseling. She also spent time in Rwanda working with survivors of the genocide. Once Covid hit, Anam thought it would be fun to get her real estate license as well. In her first year, she ended up being nationally ranked in the top ten Rookie of the Year competition.  By her second year, she started her own team and was in the top 3% of realtors in Chicago. She attributes her success to her counseling background and is using her counseling skills daily in her real estate career.

Author and Legal Persuasion Strategist, Juliet Huck, on the Trauma Trial and Transformation podcast!

Los Angeles CA, June 19, 2023 —- Juliet Huck, a seasoned legal persuasion strategist with over 30 years of experience has announced that her podcast, Trauma Trial and Transformation, has been invited to join the Mental Health Radio News Network.  The podcast, which debuted in October, 2022, is intended to shed light on the often-overlooked emotional and psychological impact that witnesses and jurors may experience before, during and after participating in a courtroom.

Drawing from her extensive career assisting lawyers and witnesses in high-stakes litigation, Juliet Huck brings her expertise and unique perspective to guide listeners through the complexities and stress of the legal system. With a passion for storytelling and a deep understanding of the healing power of sharing personal experiences, Huck‘s podcast serves as a resource center for witnesses, jurors  and lawyers seeking a holistic approach to witness preparation.

Through conversations with witnesses, key litigators, and mental wellness professionals, Huck seeks to provide insights and alternative approaches to witness preparation. Listeners will discover a wealth of resources to support their mental well-being during the trial journey, from pre-trial anxieties to post-trial healing.

As the CEO/founder of The Huck Group and an accomplished author, educator, and speaker, she combines her courtroom expertise with her experience as a certified breath work practitioner to offer a truly unique perspective.

Listeners can tune in to “Trauma Trial and Transformation” on and on all major podcast platforms. For more information about Juliet Huck please visit her page

Contacts: Ryan McCormick, PR, Goldman and McCormick, NY

Wild Berry Pop-Tarts & Original Gangsters w/ Kristin Walker

Johnny talks shop with Kristin Walker, the Founder & CEO of Mental Health News Radio Network in Washington, DC. In this episode, they explore some of the pressures that come along with speaking out against an abusive family member, resisting the drug-like allure of fame, and breaking the habit of putting too much on our plate.

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an intriguing and often debilitating neurobiological condition where an individual suffers with repetitive intrusive, unwanted thoughts, feelings, urges or mental images that cause anxiety (obsessions) and develop the subsequent need to perform certain repetitive behaviors or mental acts in response to the thoughts (compulsions) in an effort to relieve the anxiety. OCD affects both men and women and people of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. It usually appears in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood and is a chronic condition. The onset of OCD is usually a gradual process, however, in some cases it can start abruptly, particularly following trauma. Typically speaking symptoms of OCD worsen with age. OCD is estimated to among the top 20 causes of illness-related disability worldwide for people aged 15-44. Currently, there is no “cure” for OCD as it appears to be a chronic life-long condition.

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