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Why We NAMI is a podcast that explores the subject of mental health, helping you stay connected, stay informed, and stay well. Why We NAMI is brought to you by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) South Dakota, whose mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness. For more information and to get involved, visit our website at namisouthdakota.org. Be sure to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss new episodes! Hosted by Mallory Kloucek and Angela Hyde. Produced and edited by Skye Giebink.

Why We NAMI is a podcast that explores the subject of mental health, helping you stay connected, stay informed, and stay well. Why We NAMI is brought to you by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) South Dakota, whose mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness. For more information and to get involved, visit our website at namisouthdakota.org. Be sure to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss new episodes! Hosted by Mallory Kloucek and Angela Hyde. Produced and edited by Skye Giebink.

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Why We NAMI is a podcast that explores the subject of mental health, helping you stay connected, stay informed, and stay well. Why We NAMI is brought to you by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) South Dakota, whose mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness. For more information and to get involved, visit our website at namisouthdakota.org. Be sure to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss new episodes! Hosted by Mallory Kloucek and Angela Hyde. Produced and edited by Skye Giebink.

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English

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Episodes

#050 - Carla Miller

4/21/2021
Carla Miller has a Masters Degree in Special Education and Doctorate in Special Education. She has worked as a university instructor teaching upper level coursework on assessment, Learning Disabilities, classroom management, and behaviors, as an Early Childhood Administrator, an outreach educator, and an educator on evaluation teams. She has conducted trainings on autism, behaviors, and early childhood. Carla currently serves on the state's Part B Interagency Coordinating Council. She...

Duration:00:50:27

#049 - Cathy Simonds

4/14/2021
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cathy Simonds comes to NAMI SD with several years of personal and volunteer experience with mental health conditions, and is a certified Family to Family instructor and Support Group Facilitator. As a retiree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Cathy also has professional and volunteer experience as well as public speaking skills. Cathy is also a new presenter for Ending the Silence, and is looking forward to leading school and parent...

Duration:00:43:28

#048 - Darlene Braun

4/7/2021
Darlene Braun is someone who is sharing her story of living with and loving someone with a mental health condition. She will be sharing her story as the opening keynote speaker for the Women’s Conference organized by Rising Hope 605 on April 23rd. Darlene speaks about the difficult journey between loving and enabling your loved one with a mental health challenge. One must accept them for who they are, recognize the effect of their behaviors, and advocate for them, all the while working...

Duration:00:51:58

#047 - Dr. Jay Kahl

3/31/2021
Dr. Jay Kahl is the Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment and Academic Excellence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. He considers himself a Buddhist or Taoist, and meditation is a part of his daily life. He has been leading guided meditation sessions for students at Augustana, and brings his practice to this week's episode of Why We NAMI.

Duration:00:55:45

#046 - Zebiba Zere

3/24/2021
Zebiba graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Dakota. Currently Zebiba works at Lutheran Social Services as a family therapist as well as leading Aggression Replacement training classes for adolescents between the age of 13 – 18 under the Juvenile Justice reinvestment initiative. Before LSS, Zebiba worked for many years with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Duration:00:54:24

#045 - Tobin Bakkedahl

3/17/2021
Tobin was born and raised in Flandreau, SD, with his two sisters and mom. He attended undergrad at Black Hills State University where he studied elementary education. After about five years of teaching, Tobin went back to school and earned his masters degree in school counseling, and last year he completed a specialist degree in educational leadership. His counseling experience includes ten years at the middle school level, and this is his first year working at Hawthorne Elementary. In the...

Duration:00:42:48

#044 - Hailey Nold

3/10/2021
Hailey Nold is a student at Augustana University studying psychology and Spanish with an emphasis in clinical counseling, She is passionate about mental health advocacy and research. Currently, she is a Communications Intern for SD EPSCoR, where she produces media content for the organization’s platforms and communicate with researchers about the various events and publications procured by SD EPSCoR. She is also a Social Media Intern for the Augustana University Office of Admissions, where...

Duration:00:44:36

#043 - Christy Alten-Osmera

3/3/2021
Christy Alten-Osmera has worked 26 years with Keystone Treatment Center, primarily with adolescents. She has experience working residential, outpatient and in the schools. She is currently the program director and clinical supervisor for the inpatient adolescent unit at Keystone. She is a certified non-violent crisis intervention instructor. She is an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, a licensed substance abuse counselor, and a licensed professional counselor of mental...

Duration:00:46:00

#042 - Tim Neyhart

2/24/2021
Tim Neyhart has a B.S. in Secondary Education. He has been an active member of a number of disability policy work groups concerning special education, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, and other related topics. He is the past chair of the Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Advisory Council, past member of the Division of the Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council, etc. In 1998, Tim was recognized with the Governor’s Advisory Council Distinguished Service...

Duration:00:53:17

#041 - Dr. Steven Paulson

2/17/2021
Dr. Paulson is a teacher of pastors or ministers and other church leaders who are working in a church or as chaplains. He has joined the Luther House of Study, which is part of the Sioux Falls Seminary, and holds the chair of Lutheran Theology at the Seminary. Dr. Steven has a doctorate in systematic theology from the Lutherans School of Theology in Chicago, and has taught at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He also is an ordained pastor. He grew up in...

Duration:01:02:50

#040 - Brooke Allen

2/10/2021
A longtime resident of the Sunshine State, Brooke Allen knows her theme parks. She’s a former middle and high school teacher whose passion for education has now shifted toward public health. The promise of personalized medicine drew her to the All of Us Research Program. With a one-year-old son and another on the way, the hope of improving health for generations to come is something she can whole-heartedly support. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University...

Duration:00:36:46

#039 - Benson Lang'at

2/3/2021
Benson Lang'at received a Masters in Social Work from The University of South Dakota and is currently a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) at Family Service, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD. In addition, he is a Level II Certified Running Coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). He is also an RRCA South Dakota State Representative. Benson is an Elite Distance Runner who was named to the 2020 Boston Marathon Honorary Team.

Duration:00:45:26

#038 - Angie Collignon

1/27/2021
Angie Collignon is a Court Services Officer for Codington County Drug Court. She has held this position for the last 3 years, and has worked for UJS in various roles since 2007 Angie was born in Watertown but left for college and didn’t return until 2016. She graduated with a BS from SDSU with a major in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Duration:00:48:29

#037 - Lee Gabel

1/20/2021
Donald “Lee” Gabel is in the third year of his second term as a county commissioner. As commissioner, Lee has focused on justice and public safety. He continues to lead the effort to cost-effectively fix the problems of undersized and aging jail and court facilities. Lee is also working with other county and community officials to address the problem of mental illness in our jail and to maximize appropriate alternatives to jail. Lee has spearheaded an effort over several legislative sessions...

Duration:00:43:24

#036 - Coping Strategies for 2021

1/13/2021
Mallory and Angela spend this episode discussing the struggles of 2020 and helpful coping strategies for 2021 and beyond.

Duration:00:45:56

#035 - Tristen Jackson

1/6/2021
Tristen Jackson is from Le Mars, Iowa -- a.k.a. "the ice cream capital of the world." He graduated high school in 2013 and went to a community college known as Western Iowa Tech. There Tristan pursued becoming a PTA, but realized that wasn’t the population of people he wanted to work with. Tristan switched to getting a Personal Training Certification where he realized the same thing. In 2015, Tristan transferred to the University of Sioux Falls where he got his Bachelors of Science degree in...

Duration:00:38:00

#034 - Dr. Kelly Bass

12/30/2020
Dr. Kelly Bass has a bachelors of social work degree from the University of Sioux Falls, a masters in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and completed his doctorate in clinical social work and leadership at the University of Tennessee in 2015. Currently he is the Master of Social Work program director at the University of South Dakota and continues to engage in clinical and supervisory practice throughout South Dakota. His research focuses on the impact clinical supervision...

Duration:00:49:06

#033 - Christie Lueth

12/23/2020
Christie Lueth has worked in the mental health field for the past 15 years. She attended The University of South Dakota for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She obtained her Bachelors of Social Work in 2005 and graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2012. Christie is currently licensed as a CSW-PIP in the state of South Dakota. She recently completed required play therapy coursework at South Dakota State University in order to seek her Registered Play Therapist (RPT)...

Duration:00:41:41

#032 - Kendall Cornick

12/16/2020
Kendall Cornick is a recent graduate of Augustana University and will be attending medical school in the fall. She has volunteered with NAMI South Dakota for over a year now and shares her story living with a mental health challenge.

Duration:00:41:05

#031 - Jill Tyler

12/9/2020
Jill Tyler grew up on a small farm in southwest Iowa, and worked for nonprofit organizations prior to earning graduate degrees from the University of Iowa. Currently chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, her academic life has been devoted to teaching and researching in areas of relational communication and health communication. Married and the mother of five grown children, Jill has lived in South Dakota for more than twenty years, serving as a...

Duration:00:55:16