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Extreme States of Mental Health

This week listen in to Kristin Sunanta Walker host an episode with Dr. Dan Edmunds as he speaks about extreme states of mental health and mental health reform.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds is an existential psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His work has focused on drug-free, relational approaches for those undergoing extreme states of mind as well as autism and developmental differences. Dr. Edmunds is the founder of the Center for Humane Psychiatry, an emancipatory movement for human rights in the mental health system. Dr. Edmunds has advocated for psycho-social approaches for those in distress that are affordable and accessible. Dr. Edmunds developed a therapeutic community project and is involved with autism acceptance and the autistic rights movement. Dr. Edmunds is the author of BEING AUTISTIC: AN APPROACH TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE; THEY SAY MY CHILD HAS ADHD: DEBUNKING THE BIO-PSYCHIATRIC PARADIGM; THE MEETING OF TWO PERSONS; and MYSTICAL METAPHORS. Dr. Edmunds is a frequent speaker on critical psychology issues.

https://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/dan_edmunds.html 

CEO Melt Down! True Story!

Hamilton Baiden had it all-a wonderful marriage, three healthy children, and a successful career. Or so it appeared from the outside. But this facade of having it all together began to crumble at home. Rich and Hamilton discuss his story and how he would eventually get help. Hopefully, his story will give someone in a similar situation the courage to evaluate where they are and course correct or get the help they need.
Hamilton Baiden is President at Heritage Health Solutions. Heritage CARES (Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Education & Support) is a substance misuse program that is entirely digital and proven to help individuals struggling with addiction issues and navigate recovery. The Heritage CARES Program was created under Hamilton’s leadership fueled by his desire to help others struggling with substance use disorder.
Prior to joining Heritage, Hamilton was Executive Vice President of Sales at Avella Specialty Pharmacy where he oversaw the growth of the business from a small regional pharmacy to the largest independent specialty pharmacy in the nation. His knowledge and understanding of the pharmacy industry were developed throughout his professional career, working in various roles for prominent pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, including MedImmune, Serono, Daiichi, and Sanofi.

A graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, with strong ties to his community, Hamilton served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare, Altered Tails, and currently serves on the National Board of the American Liver Foundation Southwest Division. Hamilton is also in recovery and committed to helping others.

Loss and Trauma with Dion Green: A Personal Story

This incredibly vulnerable, raw, and heartbreaking conversation with Dion Greene. Dion is a bereaved victim/survivor of the Dayton Ohio mass shooting from August 2019 where nine people were killed and seventeen others were injured.
Dion Green, MBA, Founder/CEO of Flourishing Under Distress Given Encouragement (FUDGE)
Dion Green is the Founder/CEO of Flourishing Under Distress Given Encouragement (FUDGE), a 501c3 non profit that helps survivors through traumatic experiences with resources and support. Green recently finished his MBA at Keller’s Graduate School in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship, and holds a Bachelor of Science from DeVry University in Business Administration.

Green is an advocate on gun violence and on gun legislation which was inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in Dayton, Ohio in August of 2019, which claimed his father’s life and many other innocent victims. He speaks around the country and speaks in the communities that have been impacted by gun violence. Green authored a memoir called Untitled Act of God/Act of Man sharing his tragedies and demonstrating a sense of resilience through his journey by forgiving and giving back to his community.
In addition to his Foundation, Gun Legislation Advocacy service, and Gun Rally participation, he serves on the Board of Felons with a Future, Upturn Ohio, and numerous other community initiatives and support networks across the country.
Dion has spent the past 5 years as a real estate investor and served as a case manager with St. Vincent Depaul homeless shelter as a Case Manager. He currently resides in Dayton with his fiancee and 13-year-old daughter.

on Twitter @DionGre95543236
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dion-green-mba-b15b44171

Autism Acceptance is not just for April

Join Dr. Holmes as she wraps up Autism Acceptance month discussing myths she has heard about autism and things clients wish people would stop saying about autism.

You can find out more about her at www.HolmesASR.com.

She is offering a 25% discount on her DVD series Moving Beyond Surviving to Thriving and Teens on the Spectrum if you mention this podcast and reach out to her at dr.stephanie@HolmesASR.com.

Dr. Holmes is a professional counselor and educator and advocate, but her real credentials come from being a mother of an exceptional young lady on the spectrum who is also interviewed on Converge Autism Radio, Sydney.

She is developing a training course for clinicians to work with NeuroDiverse couples who are also faith-based coming in 2021.

The UNNI Podcast – w/ The Village High School Board

“Takes a Village”. The UNNI Podcast Host, Bianca McCall has been asked to join The Village High School School Board- Coming to North Las Vegas, NV in the Fall of 2021. And now introducing… The Village Schools Organization- Tim, Rachel, and “Doc” Amy! The Village’ are the newest UNNI Guests, as they share their Vision to provide a safe space for all marginalized students, including LGBTQ and all other allies, where they can thrive academically. Students learn real life, and practical skills to land them employment opportunities after graduation; engage in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and thrive in a non-traditional learning environment which promotes individuality and creativity. For more info visit: www.thevillagehs.org

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Passions Can Be Careers

What the DSM calls “restrictive interests” can actually be passions and foundations for future career possibilities. Join Dr. Holmes as she interviews Autism Advocate and Aspie, Sydney Homes, on her finding her future career and pairing her passions for her future career.

Sydney has spoken at various autism conferences as the voice of someone on the spectrum from personal experience and eager to educate others. She has been published in Autism Parent Magazine, Autism/Asperger’s Digest, and the new magazine Exceptional Needs Today. Sydney has also been published academically as a student for a peer-reviewed journal.

Photo credit: Pictures were also featured in Exceptional Needs Today, Issue 2.

Sydney resides in Georgia. She is passionate about ending human sex trafficking and makes handmade soaps to raise money for Project Rescue. If you live near Carrollton, GA her soaps are available at a local store, Re-Thread Thrift Store by Simple Suds by Syd.

Sydney is a proud Aspie and advocate for Autism acceptance. Having navigated through homeschool, Christian school, public school, and college as a person on the Autism Spectrum, she loves to educate the educators on how to best include students on the autism spectrum in both education and the church setting.

She is pursuing her Master’s in her passion, Public History with Museum Certification and serves as a graduate research assistant. Sydney is available to speak to colleges, churches, public school educators about autism acceptance and action for best inclusion practices sharing her personal experiences of those who mentored and empowered her and practices by well-intentioned professionals that were harmful and left a negative impact. She co-speaks with Dr. Holmes and serves on panels upon request.

Historical Trauma and Historical Healing: Interview with Abigail Echo Hawk | Episode 87

NOTE: Abigail Echo Hawk will be keynoting at the American Association of Suicidology’s Annual Conference on Friday, April 23rd at 9:00AM ET. You can listen to her and the many other diverse speakers virtually or in person at the conference in Orlando.

Her keynote is entitled: Decolonizing Data: Restoring Culture and Building Beauty

REGISTER HERE: https://www.aasconference.org/registration

Overview
Historical trauma is often understood to be multigenerational wounding caused by the cumulative impact of major events inflicted upon a specific cultural, racial or ethnic group. When it comes to research about health and well-being, Western modalities of understanding human experience are limited and biased, further driving disparities and truncated views that can cause even more harm. By contrast, a strength-based, Indigenous framework of understanding resists the narrow view and on-going trauma of colonialism and focuses on restoration and healing. In this interview I speak with a “Storyteller of Health” and epidemiologist Abigail Echo Hawk about her vision of an anti-racist approach to data collection and recovery among tribal communities.
About Abigail Echo Hawk, MA
Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A., an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, is the Chief Research Officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving American Indians and Alaska Natives in King County, Washington. She also serves as the Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), a Tribal Epidemiology Center whose mission is to support the health and well-being of urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology. UIHI assists a national network of Urban Indian Health Programs, which are private nonprofit corporations that provide native people in select cities a range of health and social services, from outreach and referral to full ambulatory care. Ms. Echo-Hawk directs a staff of public health professionals who work on multiple ongoing research, evaluation, and disease surveillance projects to benefit American Indian/Alaska Natives in urban and rural settings. She received the University of Washington Bothell’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013 for her dedication to eliminating health disparities and was also recognized in the 2015 class of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) Native American 40 Under 40.

As a dedicated community volunteer, Ms. Echo-Hawk has concentrated on policy and institutional change to eliminate disparities for women of color locally and nationally. She focuses on policy advocacy in areas such as maternal and child health, domestic violence, sexual assault, and health disparities. Volunteer memberships include the Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality, Hope Heart Institute, the Center for Indigenous Law and Justice, the Children and Youth Advisory Board of King County, and the Coalition to End Gender-Based Violence.

Ms. Echo-Hawk’s greatest joy is her place within her extended family. She is a wife, mother, auntie, daughter, granddaughter, friend, and community member. She strives to serve her family, friends, and community with love and to be a small part of ensuring a great future for the next generation. For more information on this episode go to https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/hope-illuminated-podcast/87

Flow to You is bringing balance to the workforce

Due to the pandemic, the stigma surrounding mental health is changing. We, as a society, can no longer ignore the growing epidemic of stress, anxiety, and depression. Employers have an incredible opportunity to make a difference by offering mindfulness programs like Flow To You to their employees.

youturn had the pleasure of talking with Kelly Baird, CEO and Co-Founder of Flow to You.

Flow to You is a team of coaches, teachers, and leaders that develop mindfulness programs that support and enhance your organization’s productivity, culture and success.

Kelly Baird is a seasoned entrepreneur, certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga teacher, passionate practitioner, and dedicated mother of three who relishes the transformative journey of mindfulness practices through her work with Flow to You.

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