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Beyond Risk & Back
43 minutes | 3 days ago
"When you are Happy, you enjoy the music. When you are Sad, you understand the lyrics." This quote about Bipolar begins to express the rollercoaster life of someone who lives with it. The extremes and the relief of the middle. Waiting for the other shoe to drop and the repair process in the aftermath. Bipolar is the healing or the curse of dancing...depending on the person's current state. This is Tehya's life. Early diagnosis. Early Medication. Early trauma. a lifetime of recovery work, including her current path towards a Ph.D. in Neuro Science. Join me for this incredible story. Tehya is transparent and willing to use her story to teach parents.
42 minutes | 18 days ago
A Family is Only as Sick as It's Secrets
John Ingham tells his harsh truth story of growing up as an addict in a family of addicts. Be Advised: Explicit Language. "My gateway was my family." Transparency and Truth, John paints the picture of recovery that feels familiar to a lot of us and relieves the pressure of feeling like you are alone in your struggle. Starting at 8 years old and now supporting teens in recovery getting into college. An inspiring story of family love, drug use, and moving on.
32 minutes | a month ago
Killing the Dragon
Smoking Cigarettes has been deemed just as addictive as using Heroin; my guest today refutes this claim. John De Miranda has been substance-free for over 40 years and has dedicated his life to researching and understanding the Nicotine Industry. Today, he wants to call parents and our culture out on how we educate our youth around the subject of substance use and distinguish myth from fact when it comes to addiction and experimentation.
46 minutes | a month ago
Thrown to the Wolves
I meet with adolescent therapist Ozzie Cabral to learn the true NATURE of being with a traumatized teen...and work with his WOLVES. It is one of the most impactful trainings I have ever had.
45 minutes | a month ago
He's Got his Mothers Eyes and His Fathers Trauma.
We pass down alot to our children, genetically and emotionally. As parents, we try to figure out where our child's behavior comes from, especially when they are acting out and struggling. My guest today will guide us through the concept of Epigenetics, the study of how trauma is passed down through generations. Carolyn Ross, a Board Certified Medical Doctor and specialist in addiction disorder, dedicates her practice to understanding the effects of Epigenetics and how parents can build awareness of how their own experience is affecting their children.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
How do we navigate uncertainty? What can we hold on to when things are out of our control. I get to sit down with Dr.Renee Baribeau and Dr.Lauren Costine to break down what "certainty" actually means and how we can adapt our emotional, mental and physical needs while living in an uncertain world.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Incarceration or Recovery?
Times are changing, and we are seeing laws surrounding legal punishment of drug crimes change all over the country. How do we decide as a nation who gets incarcerated and who gets sent to rehab? And, how is this affecting YOUR struggling teen? My guest is David Dawd, from the Department of Corrections, discusses how legislation and laws are changing the way we look at addiction in our penal system.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
What is Right With You?
Let's shake up the "norm" of psychology. It is often our way, as human beings, to ask, "what is wrong with me?" "What is wrong with my kid?" "What is wrong with my marriage?" Today, let us ask, "What is RIGHT?" Jean Campbell accompanies me to discuss Positive Psychology, the practice of focusing individuals on their progress and positive impact, rather than focusing on the negative. She will explain why this is so vital for parents to understand with their teens and see it affecting clients' progress today.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
The Wounded Healer
What is a wounded healer? As mental health care professionals and as parents, can we serve and heal our children and clients if we ourselves are not healed? Today I am joined by expert Sarah Buino as she dives into the wounded healer concept and how to navigate a mentorship role when you yourself may have a lot of internal work to do...
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Should we medicate our kids? Should we STOP medicating our kids? How do we, as parents, make the right decisions for our struggling teens when it comes to prescription drugs? Today my guests are Lynn C. and Angela, both filmmakers and mental health professionals tackling the topic of medicating children.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Trauma vs. Complex Trauma
My guest today is Elizabeth Davis, a specialist in Intensive Trauma Therapy including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Art Therapy, and more. In this episode of Beyond Risk and Back Elizabeth will walk us through what Complex Trauma is, how it presents in our teens, and what resources there are to address it.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
The Birds and The Bees in Rehab.
Today, I deep dive into the benefits and logistics of sex-positive education with expert Anne Hodder. In this episode, we explore why teens not only need but deserve to have a healthy, honest, and comprehensive physical education. But how? Anne walks me through how staff and health care professionals can support Residence and teens with this topic and what parents need to know about sexual education and recovery.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Robin Pinard- Peer to Peer Recovery
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Alton Lenee Braxton- Thinking about Feeling. the Conscious and the Subconscious
42 minutes | 4 months ago
So-Called Normal. A conversation we have to have.
Mark’s TEDx talk, Why We Choose Suicide, is among the most-watched in the world with over 6 million views. His story of searching for “the man in the light brown jacket” who saved his life from a teenage suicide attempt went viral around the world. When Mark learned of products being sold on Amazon that promoted suicide, his successful online petition to have them removed garnered tens of thousands of signatures and again gained global media attention. The worldwide rights to Mark’s first book have been acquired by HarperCollins.Mark brings a diverse and unique perspective of someone who has been a patient, a professional, and a policy influencer in the mental health system. He lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.Informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system, Mark Henick dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change.Mark is the principal and CEO of Strategic Mental Health Solutions, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations and individuals to move strategically from basic mental health awareness toward meaningful, measurable action.He has previously served as the youngest president of a provincial Canadian Mental Health Association division in history, the youngest member of the board of directors for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and a national spokesperson for the Faces of Mental Illness campaign. He has worked as a front line mental health counselor and the manager of a national workplace mental health training program. Prior to his present role, Mark oversaw the Fund Development and Marketing & Communications portfolios for the Canadian Mental Health Association as National Director of Strategic Initiatives.Mark holds a Master of Science in child development, a Bachelor of Arts with interdisciplinary honors focusing on psychology and philosophy, and certificates in trauma counseling, suicide intervention, mental health first aid, and knowledge exchange.Today, Mark is a sought-after public speaker and active media commentator on issues related to mental illness and mental health.Mark has appeared in more than a hundred television segments, and countless more radio, print, and online features about mental health. His work has frequently appeared across Canada by media such as CTV National News, Entertainment Tonight, and The Globe and Mail; in the United States by CNN, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Daily News; and in the UK by The Independent, The Daily Mail, and The Sun. He has also appeared around the world in, AsiaOne (Singapore), Trud (Bulgaria), The Epoch Times (China), Reader’s Digest, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post, among many others.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Marsha Stone- The Makana Path
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Impact of Addiction on Families. Dr. James DiRida
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Recovery Marketing Trends and Ethics- Daniel Gemp
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Maureen Cavanaugh- A Mother's Journey through her Daughter's Addiction and Recovery
Return Interview with popular guest Author Maureen Cavanaugh. Maureen's daughter dove deep into heroin addiction very quickly and Maureen stopped at nothing to get her back.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Loneliness. Dr. Nuckols
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