Mind Matters Matter
Cindy Cole - the role of the family in recovery
This episode is an interview Hadley had with Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC. Cindy is the Director of Individual and Family Therapy, with the organisation Timberline Knolls in the USA. In her role, Cindy oversees the therapy staff, which consists of 40 clinicians. She also works with management to focus on issues related to compliance, program development and interdepartmental collaboration.Prior to Timberline Knolls, Cindy was the Intake Clinical Supervisor at Gateway Foundation in Aurora, IL...
Emily Troscianko PhD - A Hunger Artist
Within this episode Helen chats to Emily Troscianko PhD. Emily Troscianko is a researcher and writer who has studied and worked academically for a number of years at the University of Oxford. Emily also has a history of anorexia nervosa -an illness that affected her from the age of sixteen and from which she grew increasingly unwell for the next ten years. In 2008, Emily embarked on a recovery treatment attempt with a course of cognitive behavioural therapy, and at this point started the...
Roseann Rook discusses Women and Addictions
Today Hadley spoke with Roseann Rook. Roseann is a Clinical Addictions Specialist responsible for conducting psycho-educational and process groups as well as providing individual counseling for addiction treatment including co-occurring disorders such as Eating Disorders and Mood Disorders at Timberline Knolls. She specializes in Process Addictions with a strong focus on Relationship Addictions. Roseann was instrumental in the development of Timberline Knolls’ Addiction Program and the...
Interview with Victoria Read - Family of Woodstock
In this episode, Hadley sat down with Victoria Read an adult case manager at the Family of Woodstock. Family of Woodstock is an organization in Ulster County NY and is a network of paid staff and volunteers, whose mission is to provide confidential and fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services to address the needs of individuals and families. The scope of the agency’s vision allows them to bring to bear resources to address a broad spectrum of...
Ellen Pendegar - Talking about Suicide Prevention
In this episode Hadley sits down with Ellen Pendegar to discuss suicide prevention. Ellen is the CEO of the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, NY. The Mental Health Association is a not for profit organization who’s mission is to engage all people in achieving their optimal mental health by providing innovative and compassionate services that educate, advocate, prevent and heal. To achieve it’s mission, the MHA sponsors a variety of educational, advocacy and service programs,...
Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 speaks Eating Disorder Recovery
In this episode Helen speaks to Kirsten Haglund. Kirsten had an eating disorder when she was in her teens from which she recovered and went on to become Miss America in 2008 – a platform opportunity she used to speak out about eating disorders. Kirsten now serves as the Community Relations Specialist for Timberline Knolls (a US based treatment provider for eating disorders) and is an Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association. Kirsten also currently works as a television...
Lisa Rodrigues CBE - Lisa Says This…
This episode features Helen chatting with Lisa Rodrigues, CBE. Lisa is a writer, coach and mental health campaigner who worked as a health professional in the NHS for a number of years before becoming Chief Executive of a large NHS mental health trust – a position she held for 13 years before retiring in 2014. Lisa was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the NHS and work in helping to address mental health stigma and promote evidence based...
Jennifer Rollin - Eating Disorder and Body Image Therapist
This week Hadley had the pleasure to speak with Jennifer Rollin. Both Hadley and Helen have been impressed with the active role Jennifer has taken in speaking and educating the public about eating disorders and self compassion. Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C is a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, eating disorder and body image specialist and an expert writer and speaker. She is passionate about helping people to find freedom from eating disorders and body-hatred, and...
Eating Disorder Recovery - A Conversation with Gwyneth Olwyn
This week Helen was very excited to have the opportunity to talk to Gwyneth Olwyn – somebody whose work she has been following for several years and found very helpful in managing her eating disorder. Gwyneth lives in Canada, is the founder of the Eating Disorder Institute and describes herself as a patient advocate. Gwyneth developed an interest in eating disorders some years ago and over the past 8 years has worked tirelessly intensively researching and synthesising information about...
Rosie - My journey from Silence to Talking about BPD
Today Helen had the opportunity to talk to Rosie. Rosie is a young British woman who is a Masters student of Medical Humanities and a qualified primary school teacher. Rosie also has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She describes herself as an imaginative, empathetic, passionate, caring and friendly person and having chatted to her I would agree with that! Rosie is also a writer and lover of creative expression in spoken word and drawing. Rosie recently made the...
An Interview with Comedian John Scott - ‘Delusions’
In this first episode of our new podcast series, ‘Mind Matters Matter’ Helen interviews Scottish stand up comedian, John Scott. John was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 24 years and it was only after becoming a stand up comedian and his work being seen by mental health professionals that John finally got the correct diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder. John now states that his illness is completely controlled with a treatment regime that is working very well for him and he has...