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Empowering Young People, Strengthening Schools & Mobilizing Communities: Interview with John MacPhee | Episode 97

Suicide rates for our youth and young adults have been climbing since 2001. The reasons for this trend is complex but experts suggest it is a perfect storm of historical events, easy access to distressing information, an unhealthy screen time to outside and social time ratio, and compromised sleep, among other things. The good news is, young people are extraordinary. They have lower mental health bias, they have a desire to help others, and they will change the word.

In this episode I speak with John MacPhee, Executive Director for The Jed Foundation about his thoughts on best practices for engaging young people and schools in the work of suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

John MacPhee
About John MacPhee
John MacPhee brings 30 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to his role at the JED Foundation. Passionate about supporting young adults in their transition to adulthood, John advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero. Earlier in his career, he served in executive positions for Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, where he oversaw functions such as business development, alliance management, clinical development, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics. In 2016, John received The Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence in the field of public health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.

About The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a 501c3 organization that believes in a comprehensive, public health approach to promoting mental health and preventing suicide. JED’s programs are grounded in our Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities and for High Schools. These evidence-based models can be used to assess efforts currently being made in schools, identifying existing strengths and areas for improvement.

The programs and resources recommended through the JED Higher Education and JED High School programs have been developed with an equitable implementation lens that ensures that the needs of students who are potentially marginalized and/or underserved due to societal and structural inequities and school-specific community demographics are considered deliberately and intentionally. For more information go to https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/hope-illuminated-podcast/97

Joe and Jose; Full Circle Moments

Listen in to this recent conversation that I had with Jose Rosario about the stages of advocacy and storytelling that I have gone through over the last 6 years.

You can find out more about Jose and his work at www.thephoenixempowered.com

You can find out more about Joe at www.unreadletters.com

Episode 29: Dr. Rosa Wu

This week, I’m connecting with Dr. Rosa Wu. Dr. Wu discusses the impacts of her own racial trauma on self-care and connecting with clients. 

Dr. Rosa Wu (she/her/hers) is a Registered Psychologist, academic, avid hiker, cook, and cinephile in Vancouver, Canada-the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations. Learn more about Dr. Wu at https://drmarshabrown.com/. 

Meet Them Where They Are At: Social Media and Suicide Prevention for Youth

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in many places around the globe, and many countries are seeing increasing rates of suicidal despair among our teens and young adults. How do we develop a more “youth friendly” suicide prevention strategy?

We listen to them and empower them to lead.

Come hear about the incredibly ground breaking work led by A/Prof Jo Robinson at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She is co-designing youth suicide research and prevention programs like “Chat Safe” with youth as her active partners. Their shared mission is to help young people feel better equipped to communicate safely about suicide on-line.
About Jo Robinson
Jo Robinson is an Associate Professor at Orygen, where she leads the suicide prevention research unit, which is regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research in the world.

A/Prof Robinson’s work focuses on the development, and rigorous testing, of novel interventions that specifically target at risk youth across settings, on evidence synthesis, and on the translation of research evidence into practice and policy. Her work has a strong focus on the potential of social media platforms in suicide prevention. This includes the development of the #chatsafe guidelines, the first evidence-based best practice guidelines for safe peer-peer communication about suicide online, which are now available in 12 countries around the world.

Examples of other current projects include the development of a multi-faceted and systematic approach to youth suicide prevention across north-west Melbourne, the establishment of a self-harm surveillance system in emergency departments across Victoria, and a large-scale school-based study.

A/Prof Robinson also has a keen interest in policy development and evaluation and has led the development of two major policy reports and is regularly called upon to provide advice to both state and federal government. She is a member of the Self-injury Advisory Group for Facebook and was an advisory board member for the Oprah Winfrey production The Me You Can’t See.

She is also an Associate Editor of a leading suicide prevention journal – Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviour and Vice President of the International Association of Suicide Prevention. For more information on this episode go to https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/hope-illuminated-podcast/96

Boosting Your Longevity May Be As Simple As Eating This For Breakfast

A phenomenal new study, published 2 months ago in the Journal Of The American Board Of Family Medicine, found that just by eating breakfast with a high fiber intake, mortality risk was decreased by 21%. That is a large longevity bonus for something as simple as adding fiber to the first meal of the day! In this episode, I’ll give you the details on this study, along with several breakfast suggestions, as well as lots of ways to combine eating breakfast with intermittent fasting for added health benefits. If you are interested in more holistic weight loss tips or to join my Weight Reset class, hop over here: https://intuition-physician.myshopify.com/collections/online-health-classes/products/weight-reset-5-day-online-class

Interview with Sheila Gregoire, Great Sex Rescue Part 1

Join Stephanie and Dan as they interview co-authors, Sheila Gregoire and Rebecca Lindenbach, of the new book, The Great Sex Rescue. The discussion will start on things taught in Christian media that have been harmful or helpful to Christian couples, and tie in how someone with black and white thinking could certainly misinterpret the information for greater harm to the marriage. This podcast is crucial for ministers and Christian people helpers to know what research and data have to say about the best-selling Christian books that are often used as resources in counseling by ministers or counselors.

About Sheila:
Sheila Wray Gregoire is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, the largest single-blogger marriage blog. A sought-after speaker, she’s also an award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. Sheila has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Sociology both from Queen’s University. Sheila built the successful blog, To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, with traffic of one million page views a month. Her email list is 45,000 strong and her social media reach is over 100,000. Her podcast, Bare Marriage, has more than 5,000 downloads each week. She is an award-winning author with seven royalty-published books. A sought-after speaker, Sheila has spoken at churches and conferences around the globe. She is a frequent contributor at Family Life Canada events. Her latest book, “The Great Sex Rescue” was featured in the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and The Washington Post. She has bylines at Religion News Service, Relevant Magazine, and other news sources. Sheila and her husband Keith, a pediatrician, live in Belleville Ontario. They have two grown daughters and one very adorable grandson who lives down the road. She enjoys hiking, birdwatching, RV camping trips, and board games. And she knits – even in line at the grocery store.
https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com
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https://facebook.com/sheila.gregoire.books
https://twitter.com/sheilagregoire 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdO1v4LdyqZV-m_VMlH5VGg
https://greatsexrescue.com/

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