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Round Table with Dr. Paul Meier: Fear and Success

Many people are more afraid of success than of failure. What happens when we reach what we believe or society believes is success? How does it affect our mental health? How does it affect the people around us? Join Dr. Paul Meier, founder of, Best Selling author, Psychiatrist, and international speaker with cohosts Melanie Vann and Kristin Sunanta Walker as we explore this topic with a twist!


Bipolar Disorder - Why is it so Stigmatized with Dr. Brian Quinn

Bipolar Disorder is stigmatized in the already stigmatized world of mental health and mental illness. Join the host of Hysteria Radio, Joseph Fusaro, Kristin Walker, and Dr. Brian Quinn to discuss this in more detail with some follow up questions from listeners after his last visit with us on Mental Health News Radio. Dr. Quinn is author of The Depression Sourcebook, 2nd edition and Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder, and is a practicing clinical social worker in...


Evolutionary Leadership with Colleen Gallagher

Colleen Gallagher is the CEO of Colleen Gallagher International. She is a cancer-survivor, businesswoman, coach, consultant, speaker, author, world-traveler, millennial and specialist in evolutionary transformation. Colleen is extremely passionate about empowering leaders to use their desire to make an impact in the world to drive their income results. Her vision is to transform leaders and shift culture by passionately empowering individuals, companies and leaders to improve connectivity...


PTSD - The Truth Behind the Smile: Fire Fighter to Advocate with Jean-Guy Poirier

Jean-Guy Poirier is an advocate for PTSD and founder of PTSD The truth behind the smile. He runs his non-profit in Stratford, Ontario. Today he joins host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, to discuss what led him to the diagnosis of PTSD and why his mission is to help others on their journey.


Outer Limits of Inner Truth with Ryan McCormick

Born & raised in Long Island New York, Ryan at an early age knew that he was a Fringe Dweller and was never considered a “normal kid.” Ryan always thought differently and while he loved learning, he found school to be incredibly boring. Ryan also drew ire from teachers for constant daydreaming and causing playful chaos. After escaping the clutches of organized religion & societal pressure to “fit in,” Ryan developed an insatiable curiosity for science & spirituality. Ryan has zero regards...


Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself with Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff joins us on Mental Health News Radio to talk about self-compassion. She studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University,...


Be Awesome: The Power of Self with Robin Joy Meyers

Join your hosts of our series Be Awesome, Kristin Sunanta Walker and Dr. Kristina Hallett, as they talk about The Power of Self with fear strategist, author, and consultant, Robin Joy Meyers. Women hire Robin to unblock obstacles, distractions, self-doubt and escape fears and those self-sabotaging voices in our head, because often women are challenged with balancing work, relationships and life. She is here to help you reach YOUR VISION & GOALS so that the path you choose inspires you....


Women Who Lead: Navigating Our Power

What is a truly powerful woman? Is she powerful because of who appointed her to a leadership table or because she appointed herself there? Catherine and Kristin discuss how to navigate your relationships with other women who don't agree with your brand of leadership. From Kavanaugh to Dr. Ford to Cosby to Trump to Moonves, women are fighting, in some cases more fiercely than men for men. How do those us of in leadership positions continue to keep our respective ships sailing through the...


Depression: Bipolar or Unipolar with Brian Quinn, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Quinn is author of The Depression Sourcebook, 2nd edition and Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder, and is a practicing clinical social worker in Huntington, New York . Dr. Quinn specializes in working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, marital problems and substance abuse in the Long Island area. He received his master's degree from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in clinical social work from New York University . He has a post-graduate...


Empowered Empaths: When Do I Stop Thinking About My Abuser?

Rumination is part of trauma bonding in psychology abusive relationships. It's a stage during and after the relationship has ended. Listen in as Melanie Vann and Kristin Walker talk about the stages that come after no contact and that, yes, you do stop thinking of them.


From the Archives: The Toxic Tango Between Empaths and Narcissists

Taking your power back after the trauma of being in any kind of a relationship with a toxic abuser is an arduous journey. There are strong voices out there, however, offering the guidance and hope we all need in order to heal. Evelyn Ryan is one of the people leading the charge empowering victims of abuse to own their power, understand the pain that keeps them involved in abusive relationships, and break free for good. With a special focus on how people with extraordinary gifts of empathy...


New Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Dr. Nolan Williams

Dr. Nolan Williams, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. We speak about new treatment options for use in treatment-resistant patients with OCD, including brain stimulation. A deep TMS device was recently FDA approved for the treatment of treatment-resistant OCD. Deep brain stimulation works to target specific areas of the brain and can affect the treatment of certain disorders including OCD and depression. Brain stimulation devices...


Medical Abuse of Pets with Dr. Marc Feldman

Join Dr. Marc Feldman and retired dog breeder "Styles Bennet" to discuss Munchausen by Proxy in cases where animals are medically abused so their owners can garner attention. Marc D. Feldman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the professional literature. Dr. Feldman is an...


Be Awesome: Using Your Voice with Dr. Kristina Hallett

Join us for the third show in our series on Mental Health News Radio: Be Awesome with Dr. Kristina Hallett! Join Dr. Hallett and Kristin Walker as they talk about what it means to use your voice. We also talk about healthy boundaries - how to set them, keep them, and realize they are part of your self-care. Dr. Hallett is a board certified specialist in clinical psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hallett has over 25 years of experience providing...


Round Table Discussions with Dr. Paul Meier: Sins and Virtues

Join Kristin Sunanta Walker, Dr. Paul Meier, and Melanie Vann as they discuss sins and virtues. Dr. Paul Meier is the founder of, a best-selling author and practicing psychiatrist. Grant Davis is new to the show and is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Grant provides psychiatric medication management for children, adolescents, and adults. His approach to medication management is client focused and collaborative based on information shared between clinician and the...


Stress Is Optional with Christine Monaghan

Christine Monaghan joins our podcast network with her show Stress Is Optional. She and our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, discuss her show, what Stress Is Optional means to her, and her personal story. Christine started her coaching practice in 2004 and has influenced 1000+ clients in individual and group settings. You’re ambitious, motivated and considered a success by peers and friends. You hold high levels of responsibility in all life areas. Despite daily due diligence, your repetitive...


Childhood Emotional Neglect and Narcissism with Dr. Jonice Webb

We asked Dr. Webb to discuss an article she wrote about 3 types of parenting with number 3 being the narcissistic parent. This show is one of those extremely personal deep dives into the world of being raised by narcissistic parent(s). Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood...


Ritual Abuse Effects on Mental Health with Maddie Caballo

For this show we delve more into Maddie's experience of having grown up in a cult and experiencing ritual abuse. She'll be doing her own series on Mental Health News Radio so we'll look for more discussions about her experiences. Maddie Caballo is an Education/Equine Facilitated Learning Specialist with over 25 years of experience working in the field of education. She has developed curriculum, specialized in accreditation, and assisted over 12,000 students to reach their personal goals....


Mental Health Perspectives: Video Gamers Need Protection from Shooters

Jacksonville Shooting: Gunman's Motive Probed; Gamers Call For More Security At Events Authorities continued to probe Monday why a player at a video-game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, gunned down two people and wounded 11 others Sunday, an incident that has prompted calls for more security at gaming events. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the lone shooter, who is believed to be David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was among the dead and had killed himself. No motive has been revealed...


Horses and Dissociative Identity Disorder: Maddie Caballo

Maddie Caballo is an Education/Equine Facilitated Learning Specialist with over 25 years of experience working in the field of education. She has developed curriculum, specialized in accreditation, and assisted over 12,000 students to reach their personal goals. Through her own trauma recovery work, she discovered the powerful experience that occurs when you take the learning to the paddock with the horses. The combination of her education experience with her training in equine facilitated...