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53 minutes | 7 months ago
“What if global warming isn’t only a crisis. What if it’s our best chance to build a better world?” Naomi Klein Reports of wildfires, hurricanes, and extinctions are frightening, yet we rarely hear people talking about the mental health impact of these changes. This hour long show explores how coping with the mental health impacts of climate change can actually make us more effective at combating it. We hear stories about the challenge of facing the facts, and emotions including grief, hopelessness, and fear. Finally, we consider how taking action can actually lead us to greater strength, connection, and impact. Safe Space Radio combines compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to find your own courage. Tips & Strategies for Coping and Getting Engaged (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Safe Space Radio · Climate Courage Resources From Our Guests Healing After Irma Anne Bequette Environmental Melancholia Dr. Renee Lertzman SustainUS Aneesa Khan Why I Disrupted the White House Fossil Fuel Panel at the United Nations Climate Talks Maia Winkler—Teen Vogue Climate Anxiety Counseling Kate Schapira Climate for Health Dr. Lise van Susteren Protect South Portland Rachel Burger Further Reading & Listening Books An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore The Great Derangement Amitav Gosh Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Climate Change Ed. Paul Hawken This Changes Everything Naomi Klein Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy Joanna Macy Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change George Marshall The Madhouse Effect Michael Mann & Tom Toles The End of Nature Bill McKibben Learning to Die in the Anthropocene Roy Scranton Climate Shock: Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman The Uninhabitable Earth David Wallace-Wells General Resources for Learning About Climate Change Climate Change: How Do We Know? NASA Earth Science Communications Global Oneness Project 13 Misconceptions About Global Warming (Video) Derek Muller Our Climate, Our Future One Thing You Can Do—Know Your Climate Facts Susan Shain & Esther Horvath—New York Time Climate Change Myths Skeptical Science Climate Change & Mental Health Climate Change’s Toll on Mental Health American Psychological Association First Step to Stop Eco-Grieving Over Climate Change? Admit There’s a Problem. Judy Fahys—NPR Climate Change and Mental Health: Risks, Impacts, and Priority Actions Katie Hayes et al.—International Journal of Mental Health Systems What Psychotherapy Can Do for the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis Caroline Hickman—The Conversation How Hope and Doubt Effect Climate Change Mobilization Jennifer R. Marlon, et al.—Frontiers in Communication We Need Courage, Not Hope, to Face Climate Change Kate Marvel—OnBeing Scientists Share Their Grief, Anger, and Hope Over Climate Change (Video) Peter Sinclair—Yale Climate Connections Climate Lab Playlist (videos) Vox Why Climate Change Does Not Scare Us (Yet) Elke U. Weber—Climatic Change Climate Change in the American Mind Yale Center for Climate Change Communications Coronavirus Doubters Follow Climate Denial Playbook Yale Climate Connections Talking About Climate Change How to Talk Effectively About Climate Change Max Boykoff—Scientific American Reassessing Emotion in Climate Change Communication Daniel Chapman, Brian Lickel, and Ezra Markowitz—Nature Climate Change The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It Katherine Hayhoe—TED Talk 6 Tips for Talking to Kids About Climate Change Anya Kamenetz—NPR Is There a Climate ‘Spiral of Silence’ in America? Edward Maibach et al.—Yale Program on Climate Change Communication How to Talk About Climate Change so People Will Listen Charles C. Mann—The Atlantic The Secret to Talking About Climate Change (Video) Our Climate, Our Future The Role of Emotion in Global Warming Policy Support and Opposition Nicholas Smith and Andy Leiserowitz—Risk Analysis Children’s Books About Climate Change Yale Climate Connections Climate Justice Lessons from 40 Years of Documenting Environmental Racism Dr. Robert Bullard—The Revelator 7 Young Indigenous Activists Standing Up for Their Communities Jackie Menjivar—DoSomething.org Carbon Majors Cannot Put Their Interests Before Humanity’s Survival Kumi Naidoo—Amnesty International Why Climate Change is Anti-Justice (Video) PBS Digital Studio The Health Impacts of Climate-Related Migration P Schwerdtle et al.—BMC Medicine I Survived Climate Disaster, But I Don’t Want to Be a Climate Statistic Marinel Ubaldo—Teen Vogue Helpful Organizations Climate Action Climate for Health Earth Guardians Energy Justice Network Fossil Free Institute for a Sustainable Future Movement Generation NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program Our Climate Voices Project Drawdown Sunrise Movement SustainUS UN Sustainable Development Goals Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Zero Hour 350.org We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about climate courage—or a comment for one of our guests—please leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Climate Courage appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 7 months ago
“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” George Eliot This hour-long show is about the mental health benefits and challenges of saying a good goodbye at the end of life. Through stories, we explore different facets of goodbyes, including why so many of us avoid saying goodbye even in the most life-changing moments. We also discuss how initiating a goodbye conversation can make us more emotionally resilient long-term. We combine compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to start your own difficult conversations. Tips & Strategies for Saying a Good Goodbye (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Safe Space Radio · Saying Goodbye Resources From Our Guests Now You See the Sky Catharine Murray Parenting at a Challenging Time Program Paula K. Rauch MD—Massachusetts General Hospital Further Reading & Listening Books Bearing the Unbearable Joanne Cacciatore It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand Megan Devine Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief David Kessler On Grief and Grieving Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler Hot Young Widow’s Club Nora McInerny Talking to Kids About Saying Goodbye The Invisible String Patrice Karst Ida, Always Caron Levis The Goodbye Book Todd Parr Helping Kids Grieve Sesame Street in Communities Help Me Say Goodbye: Activites for Helping Kids Cope Janis Silverman Hospice Care & Palliative Care End of Life Care and Saying Goodbye Caring.com Helping a Friend Who Is Dying Hospice Foundation of America What to Say to Someone Who’s Very Sick Hallie Levine—AARP End of Life Care Guide Mayo Clinic Providing Care & Comfort at the End of Life National Institute on Aging 20 Stats to Know About Hospice in the U.S. Wesley Life When You Can’t Be With a Dying Family Member WYG Resources Related to COVID-19 We’re Going to See What Else the Word Funeral Can Mean Jodi Kantor—New York Times Coronavirus is Changing How We Say Goodbye Peter Kramer—USA Today My Dad Has Coronavirus—I Don’t Know if I Should Say Goodbye Amelia Nierenberg—New York Times How to Grieve a Loved One When You Can’t Say Goodbye Lauren Turner & Alice Evans—BBC Helpful Organizations Actively Moving Forward (AMF) for Young Adults (18-24) Caring Matters Compassionate Friends Cope Foundation David Kessler’s Free Online Grief Group GriefNet Hospice Foundation of America MISS Foundation for Grieving Families National Alliance for Grieving Children National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Our House Grief Support Center We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about saying goodbye—or a comment for one of our guests—please leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Saying Goodbye appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 7 months ago
Profiles in Mental Health and Courage
Courage is the choice to act even when we feel afraid. It forces us to confront fear, shame, and stigma—and to feel our own strength. This hour-long show is about how accessing our own courage also supports our mental health and well-being, exploring the experience of living with mental illness—such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder—as a kind of “courage boot camp.” We also discuss how culturally-imposed silence can enforce shame and make accessing our courage much more difficult. Safe Space Radio combines compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to start finding your own courage. Tips & Strategies for Accessing Your Courage (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Safe Space Radio · Profiles in Mental Health and Courage Resources From Our Guests The Inside Story Neil Mckenty Thinking in Pictures: My life with Autism Temple Grandin Black Bear Support Services Laura Catevenis A Tale of Mental Illness—From the Inside Elyn Saks—TED Talk The Center Cannot Hold Elyn Saks The Power of Vulnerability Brene Brown—TED Talk Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Jeff Dill Black Mental Health Advocacy & Research Lab at The University of Massachusetts Dr. Tahirah Abdullah The Color of My Mind Dior Vargas Further Reading & Listening Books Trauma and Recovery Judith Herman The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science Shaili Jain An Unquiet Mind Kay Redfield Jamison Outside the Wire: 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in Everyday Courage Jason Kander Building a Life Worth Living: a Memoir Marsha Linehan A Shining Affliction Annie G. Rogers The Unsayable: the Hidden Language of Trauma Annie G. Rogers Darkness Visible: a Memoir of Madness William Styron Stigma Reduction Addressing Stigma Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Canada (CAMH) Attitudes Toward Mental Illness 2012 Report from Centers for Disease Control Suicide and Stigma Centre for Suicide Prevention The Impact of Mental Health Stigma on on Seeking and Participating in Mental Health Care Patrick Corrigan—Psychological Science in the Public Interest Understanding Stigma as a Mental Healthcare Barrier Sarah Heath—xTelligent Healthcare Media 9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Healing the Nation: Where to Begin? Well Being Trust Racism in Psychiatry and the impact on Stigma in the black community NAMI newsletter Helpful Organizations Active Minds Bring Change 2 Mind Carter Center Mental Health Program NAMI Time to Change (UK) We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about mental health or mental illness—or a comment for one of our guests—please leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Profiles in Mental Health and Courage appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 7 months ago
From Violence to Voice
“I had known the pain, and survived it. It only remained for me to give it voice, to share it for use, that the pain not be wasted.” Audre Lorde The experience of violence is shaped by shame and silence. We’ll hear stories about how silence and shame define the experience of violence for everyone involved: the victim, the perpetrator and the bystander, with a special focus on white bystanders and racist violence. We explore how violence is dehumanizing, and leads survivors to blame themselves. We also hear about the forces that make it difficult for victims and bystanders to speak up.This hour long show is about the power of overcoming shame and silence by telling the truth about violence. Through compelling stories and expert reflection, we explore how finding voice and bearing witness can become part of recovery for both individuals and communities. Tips & Strategies for Confronting Violence (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Safe Space Radio · From Violence to Voice Resources From Our Guests Carl Russell; No Telling Aloud: Keeping Secrets That Hurt Susan Brison; Aftermath: Violence and the ReMaking of the Self Jim Gilligan; Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic Jim Gilligan; Preventing Violence: Prospects for Tomorrow Martha Minow; Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence Martha Minow; Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair Daryl Fort, TEDx 2014; “Safe Communities Require Empathetic Courage” Further Reading & Listening General Resources: Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, MD Healing the Soul after Religious Abuse: The Dark Heaven of Recovery by Mikele Rauch The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse by J. Wilson The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr On Racism and Racist Violence: Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson Tacit Racism by Waverly Duck and Anne Warfield Rawls How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, M.S.W. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve by Rheeda Walker, PhD Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 1619 from the New York Times On Adult Sexual Violence: Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Wendy Maltz, CSW Surviving the Silence — Black Women’s Stories of Rape by Charlotte Piercebaker Unpinned: Breaking the Hold of Sexual Assault and Abuse Written by a Male Survivor by Grant Watkins On Childhood Violence: I Never Told Anyone – Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse edited by Ellen Bass Hush: Moving From Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse by Nicole Braddock Bromley Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project by Betsy McAlister Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal by Donna Jackson Nakazawa Helpful Organizations Battered Women’s Justice Project Black Lives Matter Black Mental Wellness Black Visions Collective Campaign Zero Color of Change Communities United Against Police Brutality Equality Now Futures Without Violence INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence Me Too Movement NAACP Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Reclaim the Block Safe Horizon The Anti-Violence Project The Bail Project The Breathe Network The National Child Traumatic Stress Network The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence The Northwest Network Womankind Related Safe Space Radio Episodes Breaking Silence about Violence: Nubar Alexanian, The Scars of Silence Susan Brison, The Aftermath of Sexual Violence Nancy Kassam-Adams, Pediatric Medical Trauma Lawrence Langer, Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Carl Russell, Breaking the Silence Jessica Stern, Trauma, Fear and Denial Child Abuse: Vincent Felitti, Obesity’s Link to Child Abuse and Child Abuse and Physical Health 25 Years Later Brie Maselli, Emotional Abuse of Children in Violent Homes Governor Paul LePage, Childhood Domestic Violence Vernon Wiehe, Sibling Abuse Domestic Violence: Julie Colpitts, Domestic Violence (Part 1, Part 2) Cathy Plourde, The Role of Health Care Providers in Preventing Domestic Violence Drew Wing, Reducing Interpersonal Violence/ Male Sexual Violence: Daryl Fort, Male Sexual Violence and Rape Culture (part 1) and Speaking Up to Sexism and Violence (Part 2) Military Sexual Trauma: Cynthia Enloe, The Experience of Women in War Kathy Russin, Sexual Trauma and the VA Kate Weber, Reporting and Retaliation Racism and Violence: Maria Girouard, Esther Attean, and Stephanie Bailey, Breaking the Silence Debby Irving, Waking Up White (Part 1, Part 2) Paul Marcus, The System of Racism (Part 1, Part 2) Peggy McIntosh, Unpacking White Privilege (Part 1, Part 2) Sandy White Hawk, Intergenerational Trauma Special on Talking to White Kids about Race and Racism Recovery and Healing from Violence: Dave Emerson, Yoga for Trauma Survivors Deirdre Fay, Trauma, attachment, and the Body Janina Fisher, Trauma and Dissociation Celia Grand, Trauma and EMDR Therapy Judy Herman, Group Therapy for Trauma Survivors Wendy Maltz, Sexual Healing Pat Ogden, Trauma and the Body Bessel Van Der Kolk, Trauma and the Brain Torture: Sheila Cassidy, Torture Alice, The Challenge of Speaking up for Asylum Joanna, Escaping From Violence Working with violent offenders: Lundy Bancroft, The Psychology of Abusive Men Deb Dana, Sex Offenders Mike, Imprisonment and Life Transformation (Part 1, Part 2) Restorative Justice We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about experiencing violence in childhood—or a comment for one of our guests—please leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post From Violence to Voice appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism
Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long program is about talking to white kids about race and racism: how white parents, families, and teachers can learn to show up for racial justice in a way that will make a difference for generations to come. The show explores a wide variety of approaches with kids of all ages. Parents, racial justice experts, and teens all provide perspectives on these necessary and challenging conversations, with a focus on how white parents can actively interrupt the racist messages and stereotypes that children as young as three years old are already starting to pick up. We combine compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you tools to start your own courageous conversations. Tips & Strategies for Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Resources From Our Guests Jennifer Harvey Full Interview Transcript (PDF) White Ally Toolkit David Campt Black Girl in Maine Shay Stewart-Bouley Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race Debbie Irving Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Jennifer Harvey Seeing White—Scene on Radio Produced and Hosted by John Biewen, with Chenjerai Kumanyika White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son Tim Wise Speak Out Hosted by Tim Wise White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America Margaret Hagerman Further Reading & Listening Books White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DiAngelo So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race Beverly D. Tatum Me And White Supremacy Workbook Layla Saad Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander General Resources for White People Wanting to Become Anti-Racist Allies What is White Privilege? Cory Collins—Teaching Tolerance The Costs of Racism to White People Paul Kivel The Cost of Racism to White People and Why They Should Care About Racial Justice Diane Goodman—Focusing Initiatives International 100 Ways to Be a White Ally Kesiena Bloom—Broadly Anti-Racist Checklist for White People Robin DiAngelo (adapted from Dr. John Raible) Silence-Breakers for White People Anika Nailah & Robin DiAngelo Research Says There Are Ways to Reduce Racial Bias—Calling People Racist Isn’t One of Them German Lopez—Vox Parenting & Teaching How To Talk to Kids About Race: Books & Resources That Can Help Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich—Brightly They Were Raised To Be Colorblind—But Now More White Parents are Talking About Race Caitlin Gibson—The Washington Post 24 Books for Anti-Racist Teachers Joe Truss—Culturally Responsible Leadership Talking About Race, Learning About Racism Beverly Tatum—Harvard Educational Review 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance Embrace Race Classroom Resources Teaching Tolerance Race & Education The Utter Inadequacy of America’s Efforts to Desegregate Schools Alana Semuels—Atlantic The Data Proves That School Segregation Is Getting Worse Alvin Chang—Vox Segregation Now Nikole Hannah-Jones—ProPublica Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education Linda Darling-Hammond—Brookings Institution Inequality at School Kirsten Weir—American Psychological Association Race & Housing Racial Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Disparities Solomon Greene et al—U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty The Shocking Truth 50 Years After the 1968 Fair Housing Act John Wake—Forbes The Test Used to Expose Housing Discrimination and Its Chicago Roots Natalie Moore—WBEZ Race & Employment Workplace Discrimination is Illegal. But Our Data Shows It’s Still a Huge Problem. Maryam Jameel & Joe Yerardi—Vox The Mark of a Criminal Record Devah Pager—American Journal of Sociology Race & Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Facts The Sentencing Project Tipping Point: Maryland’s Overuse of Incarceration and the Impact on Public Safety Eric Lotke & Jason Ziedenberg—Justice Policy Institute Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas From Today’s Leaders Inimai M. Chettiar et al.—Brennan Center Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before Maggie Astor—The New York Times There’s Overwhelming Evidence That the Criminal Justice System is Racist. Here’s the Proof. Radley Balko—The Washington Post Report: Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families Ella Baker Center for Human Rights & Partners Race & Healthcare Doctors and Racial Bias: Still a Long Way to Go Aaron E. Carroll—The New York Times Implicit Bias in Healthcare Professionals: a Systematic Review Chloe FitzGerald and Samia Hurst—BMC Medical Ethics Reducing Racial Disparities in Healthcare By Confronting Racism Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein—The Commonwealth Fund Helpful Organizations Teaching Tolerance Equal Justice Initiative The Conscious Kid Embrace Race ERASE Racism Cultures of Dignity DreamYard Showing Up for Racial Justice Community Change Inc. Justice Mapping Project White Privilege Conference Center for Racial Justice in Education We’d love to hear from you! If you are a parent or teacher, and you have a story about talking to kids about racism—or a comment for one of our guests—please leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
This episode is about loneliness: what it is, why so many of us feel it, and the surprising toll loneliness takes on our physical and mental health. The health effects of chronic loneliness are akin to smoking 15 cigarettes every day—it literally shortens our lives. Yet it can feel vulnerable to name it when we feel lonely. This show examines the risk factors for loneliness, the influence of social media, and how creative approaches to loneliness can leave us more connected and resilient. We also explore why two groups in particular—teens and the elderly—are most at risk for chronic loneliness. We combine compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to start your own courageous conversations. Tips & Strategies for Combating Loneliness (PDF) Listen to Stories from the Episode Resources From Our Guests Full Interview with Julianne Holt-Lunstad Transcript (PDF) Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review Julianne Holt-Lunstad et al—Perspectives on Psychological Science The Potential Public Health Relevance of Social Isolation and Loneliness: Prevalence, Epidemiology, and Risk Factors Julianne Holt-Lunstad—Public Policy & Aging Report Loneliness in Older Persons: a Predictor of Functional Decline and Death Carla Perissinotto et al—JAMA Internal Medicine Alyson Thompson’s Mixed Feelings on Instagram (@mixedfeelingsstl) Further Reading & Listening General Resources on Loneliness A Cure for Disconnection J. Latson—Psychology Today The Loneliness Effect B. Sadick—US News Loneliness is Harmful to Our Nation’s Health C. Pomeroy—Scientific American How Loneliness Changes Across Your Lifetime K. Newman—Greater Good Magazine Why Loneliness May Be The Next Big Public Health Issue J. Worland—Time The Big Business of Loneliness L. Entis—Vox 10 Ways to Combat Loneliness in a New City—And Even Embrace It C. Galasso—Bustle Postpartum Loneliness The Excruciating Loneliness of Being a New Mother L. McLaren—Today’s Parent The Lonely Terror of Postpartum Anxiety S. Bregel—The Cut Black Moms Are More Likely to Suffer From Postpartum Mental Health Problems—But Getting Help is Almost Impossible A. Goodson Kingo—Working Mother Loneliness & Gender Social Isolation Key Risk Factor for Suicide Among Australian Men—Study M. Davey—the Guardian Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden M. Hamlett—Harpers Bazaar 3 Surprising Truths About Gender and Loneliness K. Asatryan—Psychology Today Aging & Loneliness One in Three Seniors is Lonely. Here’s How It’s Hurting Their Health J. Ducharme—Time Loneliness is Lethal C. Gandel—AARP How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation As We Age D. Inns—Forbes Teens & Loneliness “I Have Likes, But I Don’t Have Friends”: Teenage Girls Talk Loneliness S. Raphael—Refinery 29 (part of their Lonely Girls Club series) Teen Girls Are Now Poisoning Themselves At Alarming Rates. There Are Ways to Help. B. Resnick—Vox Teenagers on Loneliness: ‘We Want to Talk to Our Parents. We Need Their Guidance.’ S. Marsh—The Guardian Mixed-Race and Biracial Identity The Psychological Advantages of Strongly Identifying as Biracial L. Miller—The Cut The Mixed Race Experience: ‘There Are Times When I Feel Like the Odd One Out’ A. Moshakis—The Guardian Coming Out Out-Takes: the Unheard Stories of LGBTQ Teens Safe Space Radio Special, 2016 Feeling Lonely and an Imperfect Coming Out G. Nicholl—Medium Nobody Wants to Be Lonely: How to Deal With Post-Coming-Out Blues J. Appugliesi—Logo Helpful Organizations National Suicide Prevention Hotline National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MamaGlow La Leche League International Black Women’s Health Imperative Campaign to End Loneliness Connect2Affect Senior Center Without Walls Where You Live Matters National Poll on Healthy Aging Foster Grandparents Safe Space Stomp Out Bullying Self Esteem Team Amistad Peer Support & Recovery The Trevor Project We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about loneliness or a comment for one of our guests, leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Loneliness appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Asking For Help
<img class=”size-medium wp-image-4556 alignleft” src=”https://safespaceradio.com/wp-content/uploads/AFH-PRX-photo-400×267.jpeg” alt=”” width=”400″ height=”267″ /> This hour-long program is about asking for help: why it’s so hard to admit when we need something from another person, and the surprising effects that sharing our vulnerability can have on our mental health. The episode explores how shame and stigma can prevent us from asking for what we need, why we tend to underestimate the generosity of others, and how asking can make us feel seen in both welcome and uncomfortable ways. Finally, we address the complicated experience of wanting to help to someone who can’t or won’t ask for it. We combine compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to start your own courageous conversations. <a href=”https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DM89ZLB” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”> <img class=”alignnone wp-image-4656″ src=”https://safespaceradio.com/wp-content/uploads/Survey-button-400×49.jpg” alt=”” width=”262″ height=”32″ /></a> <h3><a href=”https://safespaceradio.com/wp-content/uploads/AFH-Tips.pdf”>Tips & Strategies for Asking For Help (PDF)</a></h3> <h3>Listen to Stories from the Episode</h3> <iframe src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/769992816&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ frameborder=”no” scrolling=”no”></iframe> <h3 style=”text-align: center;”>Resources</h3> <p style=”text-align: left;”>From Our Guests</p> <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”>Transcript of Full Interview with M. Nora Bouchard (PDF)</li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”http://www.mnorabouchard.com/shop/mayday-asking-for-help-in-times-of-need/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>Mayday! Asking for Help in Times of Need</em></a> M. Nora Bouchard</li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://safespaceradio.com/speaking-up-for-asylum/”>Interview with Alice Barakagwira</a> Safe Space Radio, 2016</li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.timesrecord.com/articles/opinion/guest-column-five-years-later-loss-heartbreak-and-the-opioid-epidemic/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Five Years Later—Loss, Heartbreak, and the Opioid Epidemic</a> P. Lynn Ouellette,<em>The Times Record</em></li> </ul> Further Reading & Listening General Resources <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/style/how-i-trained-my-husband-to-be-a-dad.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>How to Get the Help You Need</a> H. Grant<em>Harvard Business Review</em></li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201610/7-effective-ways-ask-help-and-get-it” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>7 Effective Ways to Ask for Help—and Get It</a> A. Boyes, <em>Psychology Today </em></li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/style/how-i-trained-my-husband-to-be-a-dad.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>How I Trained My Husband To Be a Dad</a> J. Piazza, <em>New York Times </em></li> </ul> Veteran Homelessness & Mental Health <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-city-solves-veteran-homelessness-1543919401″>A City Solves Veteran Homelessness</a> E. Snow—<em>The Wall Street Journal </em></li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”http://www.startribune.com/should-you-give-money-to-people-on-the-street-homelessness-experts-weigh-in/509432682/”>Should You Give Money to People on the Street? Homelessness Experts Weigh In.</a> J. Ewoldt—<em>Minnesota Star Tribune</em></li> <li><a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/us/politics/veterans-suicide.html”>VA Officials, and the Nation, Battle an Unrelenting Tide of Veteran Suicides</a> J. Steinhauer—<em>The New York Times</em></li> </ul> Adoption <ul> <li><a href=”https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/most-american-adoptees-cant-access-their-birth-certificates-that-could-be-about-to-change/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Most American Adoptees Can’t Access Their Birth Certificates. That Could Soon Change.</a> J. Gass-Poore—<em>Mother Jones</em></li> </ul> Refugees & Asylum Seekers <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/11/how-do-you-create-better-asylum-policy-we-asked-asylum-seekers/?utm_term=.1678b3a62f13″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>How Do You Create a Better Asylum Policy? We Asked the Asylum Seekers.</a> M. Peters—<em>The Washington Post</em></li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://immigrationforum.org/article/fact-sheet-u-s-asylum-process/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>U.S Asylum Process Fact Sheet</a> National Immigration Forum</li> <li><a href=”https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/asylum-united-states” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Asylum in the United States</a> American Immigration Council</li> </ul> Opioid Addiction <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/us/opioid-crisis-public-health-emergency.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making</a> M. Salam—<em>The New York Times</em></li> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://newrepublic.com/article/149398/rejected-aa” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Rejected By A.A.</a> K.J. Anderson & C.M. Kallestrup—<em>The New Republic</em></li> <li><a href=”https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/20/15937896/medication-assisted-treatment-methadone-buprenorphine-naltrexone” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>There’s a Highly Successful Treatment for Opioid Addiction. But Stigma is Holding It Back.</a> G. Lopez—<em>Vox</em></li> </ul> Medical Debt <ul> <li style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><a href=”https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304901?eType=EmailBlastContent&amp;eId=a5697b7e-8ffc-4373-b9d2-3eb745d9debb&amp;=&” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act</a> D. Himmelstein et al—<em>American Journal of Public Health</em></li> <li><a href=”https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/hospital-bills-medical-debt-bankruptcy/584998/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Americans are Going Bankrupt from Getting Sick</a> O. Khazan—<em>The Atlantic</em></li> </ul> Helpful Organizations <ul> <li><a href=”http://nchv.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>National Coalition for Homeless Veterans</a></li> <li><a href=”https://endhomelessness.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>National Alliance to End Homelessness</a></li> <li><a href=”https://pages.uoregon.edu/adoption/topics/adoptionhistbrief.htm” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>University of Oregon’s Adoption History Project</a></li> <li><a href=”https://adopteerightslaw.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Adoptee Rights Law Center</a></li> <li><a href=”https://americanadoptioncongress.org/state.php” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>American Adoption Congress</a></li> <li><a href=”https://asylumadvocacy.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project</a></li> <li><a href=”https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/about” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Women’s Refugee Commission</a></li> <li><a href=”https://nmrcmaine.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>New Mainers Resource Center</a></li> </ul> We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about asking for help or a comment for one of our guests, leave us a voicemail at <strong>617-600-8419. </strong> <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/Safe-Space-Radio-118333424910010/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-1709″ src=”https://safespaceradio.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/fb1.png” alt=”fb” width=”39″ height=”40″ /></a> <a href=”http://twitter.com/safespaceradio” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-1710″ src=”https://safespaceradio.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/twitter1.png” alt=”twitter” width=”39″ height=”39″ /></a> <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/safespaceradio/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-2504″ src=”https://safespaceradio.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/instagram.png” alt=”instagram” width=”39″ height=”39″ /></a> The post Asking For Help appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
We all make mistakes. Knowing how to mend our relationships is vital to the mental health of our families and communities. This episode is an exploration of apologies: why saying “I’m sorry” can be difficult, and how we can get better at repairing the relationships that matter the most. Through stories, this show addresses apologies after the #MeToo movement, and the pressure to forgive. It also chronicles the many ways a restorative justice process can change the lives of everyone involved. We combine storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you the tools you need to start you own courageous conversations. Tips & Strategies for How to Apologize Well (PDF) Listen to Stories From the Episode Dr. Harriet Lerner Full Interview Transcript (PDF) Resources From Our Guests Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts, Harriet Lerner Five Ways Your Apology Has the Power to Heal, Harriet Lerner—Psychology Today Should We Forgive the Men Who Assaulted Us?, Danielle Berrin—New York Times op-ed 2015 Report of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission Further Reading & Listening On Apology, Aaron Lazare Safe Space Radio interview with Aaron Lazare Guilt: the Bite of Conscience, Herant Katchadourian Safe Space Radio interview with Herant Katchadourian How Schools Are Using Restorative Justice to Remedy Racial Disparities in Discipline, Fania E. Davis—Salon Opening Up, Students Transform a Vicious Circle, Patricia Leigh Brown—New York Times School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Students from Dropping Out, Jennifer Guerra—National Public Radio Introduction to Restorative Justice—Centre for Justice & Reconciliation Implementing Restorative Justice: a Guide for Schools—Illinois Criminal Justice Authority Restorative Justice Resources for Schools—Edutopia Forgiveness and Childhood Sexual Abuse, Alan Jenkins—International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Eating Disorders, Megan Jayne Crabbe (@bodiposipanda) Helpful Organizations Maine Inside Out Centre for Justice and Reconciliation Impact/Justice National Association of Community & Restorative Justice Times Up Legal Defense Fund at National Women’s Law Center Take Back the Night When You’re Ready #MeToo Movement Maine Wabanaki REACH We’d love to hear from you! If you have a story about an apology or a comment for one of our guests, leave us a voicemail at 617-600-8419. The post Apologies appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 4 years ago
Yoga For Trauma with Matthew Sanford
Matthew Sanford is a yoga teacher focused on trauma recovery. Matthew was paralyzed from the chest down at age 13 in a car accident that killed his father and sister. As a teen, he was encouraged to “overcome the silence” of his paralyzed body. He learned that he could listen to his body instead, and began over time to experience his body’s silence as a source of strength and connection. The post Yoga For Trauma with Matthew Sanford appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 4 years ago
Talking To Kids About Sex & Sexuality with Layne Gregory
Social worker Layne Gregory shares strategies for navigating the subject of sex and sexuality that she used with her own kids and gives 6 basic principles that are important for kids to understand. The post Talking To Kids About Sex & Sexuality with Layne Gregory appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 4 years ago
Advocating for a Child with Autism with Ellen Jennings
Ellen Jennings’ son is living with high-functioning autism. She talks with Anne about the long and difficult path to his diagnosis, and about the many ways she has had to push for him to get the services he needs and help him thrive. The post Advocating for a Child with Autism with Ellen Jennings appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
30 minutes | 4 years ago
Prisoners and Hospice with Bobby Payzant
This episode revisits Safe Space Radio’s 2014 interview with Bobby Payzant, an inmate at the Maine State Prison. He discusses the crime for which he is serving time, and his work as a hospice volunteer, giving care to inmates dying in prison. The post Prisoners and Hospice with Bobby Payzant appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
30 minutes | 4 years ago
Stigma and Teen Pregnancy with Meredith Hall
This episode revisits Anne’s 2012 conversation with Meredith Hall about her pregnancy at age 16. Meredith remembers being shunned by her family and school and forced to give the child up for adoption. Her memoir, Without a Map, explores how silence can be an impediment to healing. The post Stigma and Teen Pregnancy with Meredith Hall appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
30 minutes | 4 years ago
Breaking the Silence with Carl Russell
Episcopal priest Carl Russell talks about the childhood sexual abuse he experienced at the hands of his family’s own priest. He remembers the catalyst on his own path to healing: a radio story about sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese. At 72 years old Carl decided to press charges, and broke a silence that had ...read more » The post Breaking the Silence with Carl Russell appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
30 minutes | 5 years ago
Navigating Postpartum Depression with Leah Deragon
Doula and birth educator Leah Deragon of Birth Roots talks about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. She discusses the many unrealistic expectations new mothers face, and how normal it is to struggle in ways that aren’t often discussed. The post Navigating Postpartum Depression with Leah Deragon appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 5 years ago
Mental Illness and Stigma with Glenn Close
This episode of Safe Space Radio features Glenn Close talking about her relationship with her sister Jessie, who is bipolar, and how they are working together to advocate for people living with major mental illness. The post Mental Illness and Stigma with Glenn Close appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 5 years ago
Loving Across Political Divide with Sheila Heen
Sheila Heen is on faculty at the Harvard Negotiation Project. She discusses how she and her husband—who have opposing political beliefs—navigate their relationship and communicate respectfully when they disagree. She suggests that when we listen receptively, we actually become more persuasive. The post Loving Across Political Divide with Sheila Heen appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Still Here: Caregiving and Dementia
This hour-long special is about the unspoken challenges of caring for a family member with dementia. The show explores the experience of ambiguous loss, where the person is both here and not here at the same time. ...read more » The post Still Here: Caregiving and Dementia appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
29 minutes | 5 years ago
Navigating Grief with Poetry with Catharine Murray
Poet Catharine Murray describes how writing helped her heal from unspeakable loss—the death of her 6 year old son. She shares three poems that illustrate the evolution of her grief and her ongoing healing. The post Navigating Grief with Poetry with Catharine Murray appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
28 minutes | 5 years ago
Male Sexual Violence and Rape Culture with Daryl Fort
Safe Space Radio speaks with violence prevention educator Daryl Fort. He explains how our culture teaches men that they are superior and women that they are inferior—and how these messages work to justify and facilitate the mistreatment of women. The post Male Sexual Violence and Rape Culture with Daryl Fort appeared first on Safe Space Radio.
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