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Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.

Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.
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United States

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Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.

Language:

English

Contact:

(602) 652-0163 x117


Episodes

From Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use, and Anxiety to Hope - Maddy Rose

11/12/2019
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Maddy Rose had her life turned upside down by bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, diabetes, and heart failure all by the age of 21. In this episode of "Win This Year," she talks about how she overcame those and other challenges to not only survive but thrive and find happiness and purpose. Contact information, resources and links mentioned in this episode: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text "Listen" to 741741 Teen Lifeline: (800)...

Duration:00:51:02

Overcoming Challenges to Create Connection - Joronda Montaño

11/5/2019
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Despite facing multiple challenges during her childhood in Los Angeles, Joronda Montaño's determination to help others combined with the support of caring adults in her life to make her the amazing, life-changing individual she is today. In this episode, Joronda discusses what adults did to help her grow, what parents can do to connect with their kids, and what unique challenges kids growing up today are facing. Joronda Montaño's book - "I'll Write It Down: A Two-Way Chat...

Duration:00:46:59

Debbie Moak - notMYkid Past, Present, and Future: A Founder's Perspective

10/29/2019
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notMYkid Co-Founder Debbie Moak turned one of her family's challenges into an organization that has reached millions, helped parents and families, and saved numerous lives. She joins us to discuss the organization's past, present, and future, as well as her tireless ongoing work to help keep kids and families healthy and thriving. notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin joins us as co-host for this episode as well. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text "Listen" to...

Duration:00:57:39

Kevin's Last Walk - The Dangers of Binge Drinking - Barry Adkins

10/22/2019
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After Barry Adkins lost his 18-year-old son Kevin to alcohol poisoning, Barry knew he didn't want to be a victim. Instead, he hiked 1,400 miles from Arizona to Montana with Kevin's ashes in his backpack, in order to raise awareness and reach as many people as he could with a warning about the dangers of binge drinking. He has since authored the book "Kevin's Last Walk: A Father's Final Journey With His Son" and has reached thousands of people across the country with his message. Contact...

Duration:00:33:37

Prescription Drug Misuse, Addiction, and Recovery - Bobby Cording

10/15/2019
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After growing up in a loving, happy home, Bobby Cording still felt alone and disconnected. Thinking he had found the answer he was looking for in opioid painkillers, Bobby began a journey that would find him addicted, struggling with school, losing relationships, and facing a major prison sentence. Find out how Bobby turned his life around, what he does differently today, and what his suggestions are for parents wanting to keep their kids drug free. Contact information, resources and links...

Duration:00:41:02

"You Can Sit With Us" - The Resilience of Only Human - Bree Pear and Crissy Saint Massey

10/8/2019
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Bree Pear and Crissy Saint-Massey of Only Human have experienced some of life's most difficult situations: abuse, suicide, bullying, unhealthy relationships, and loss. Yet through those experiences, they have found resilience and created a platform to help and unite others through their organization Only Human. In this episode, they share their stories and the victories they've achieved through reminding us that we're all Only Human. RSVP for the Only Human Community Picnic benefitting...

Duration:00:40:26

"I Was Cyberbullied" - Ruth Carter - National Bullying Prevention Month / Internet Safety

10/1/2019
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Ruth Carter was in fear for their safety after being cyberbullied as an adult. The harassment reached a level where they had to take a university final in an undisclosed location, only wore casual clothes because they were sweating so much from the anxiety, and eventually consulted a professional security company. Ruth now shares that experience to help others who are going through similar experiences. Ruth Carter blog - "My Child is Being Cyberbullied: What...

Duration:00:42:25

Substance Use Prevention Tips for Parents - Kristen Polin and Tomas Barraza

9/24/2019
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notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin, Prevention Specialist Tomas Barraza, and Public Information Officer Shane Watson discuss six substance use prevention tips for parents of adolescents. All three are parents, individuals in longterm recovery, and veterans of the field of prevention for youth. Six Tips: 1. Start talking to your kids when they're young 2. Set firm and clear rules and expectations about drugs and alcohol 3. Understand the teenage brain 4. Give your kids a way out of a risky...

Duration:01:03:32

Recovery Month - Taylor Popp's Journey of Addiction and Recovery - Teen Drug Prevention

9/17/2019
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After nearly losing his life to drugs and alcohol, Taylor Popp is using his experience to help teens find a better path. In this episode, he shares his personal experience of becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol as a preteen, the chaos that substance use caused in his life, and how he managed to overcome his addictions. Taylor candidly and fearlessly talks about how he started using drugs, what his progression looked like, and what he does differently today to navigate life without...

Duration:01:02:32

National Suicide Prevention Week - Paolla Jordan & Joronda Montaño - Teen Suicide Prevention

9/10/2019
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Segment One: Following the loss of her son Adrio Romine in May 2019, Paolla Jordan is determined to use her experience to prevent teen suicides and to help other families not have to go through the same thing. In this episode, she shares her experience, knowledge, and hope as well as suggestions and strategies for parents and those who work with youth. Paolla and Win This Year host Shane Watson also discuss the role that the internet played in Adrio's suicide. Segment Two: Longtime...

Duration:01:25:52