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Detach, Breathe, Connect; Kristin Walker and Joseph Fusaro

Joe and Kristin Walker, the Host of Mental Health News Radio and the CEO of MHNR Network recently had a conversation about Detaching. We thought that it was a conversation worth sharing to help release any stress or pain that may have held you back from living comfortable and free in 2018. Together, let's all make a conscious decision to head into 2019 light and free. It may not be easy, but we're in all in this together. I hope you'll join us. As always, thank you for tuning in.


Start Thinking Up! There's An App For That; ThinkUp App Founder and CEO, Irit Wald

One of my personal favorite tools for self care are Affirmations. Yes, it is important to continue therapy to help process trauma and pain, but it is equally important to practice self-care the other 29 days of the month. Affirmations are a great way to rebuild your foundation and help you to realize that you are worthy and deserving of all the great things that life has to offer. Today I sit down to have a conversation with ThinkUp App's Founder, Irit Wald to discuss her journey with...


Advocating for Animals in Mental Health Treatment; Jeff Fink, Creator of Go Fetch Wellness

Jeff Fink, the Creator of Go Fetch Wellness joins us on the today's show to discuss how his therapy golden retriever Earl gave him hope, comfort, and a friend that helped him through some of his darkest days. Jeff and Earl are tireless advocates and you may have already seen them in the documentary Beyond Silence that was produced by Demi Lovato. Listen in and when you're done with this show please check out Jeff's work at www.gofetchwellness.com


My Kind of Crazy: Living in a Bipolar World, Author Janine Crowley Haynes

"My Kind of Crazy: Living in a Bipolar World" Author, Janine Crowley Haynes stops by Hysteria Radio to talk about everything from her suicide attempt and psych hospital stay to how she started the template for her memoir, which later became the bridge that connected her back with friends and family after a tumultuous decade. Janine has recently come full circle as she volunteers at the hospital where she was once a patient. She speaks at high schools and colleges about mental health and...


Mental Health Warrior; Yogi Diana Cusumano

Diana Cusumano is a LMHC, NCC, RYT Yogi, and Mindfulness Coach. I met Diana when she was a board member for NAMI Westchester. She currently works with the JED Foundation setting up mental health programs at colleges nationwide. She prefers to take on mental health and wellness from every angle in order to minimize it's ability to take up too much space in our lives. Today we discuss how her own struggles with anxiety lead her to combine therapy and yoga to take a new approach towards mental...


Still The Man Of The House; Screenwriter and Suicide Prevention Advocate John Palomino

Screenwriter, Actor, and Director John Palomino comes back to Hysteria Radio to let us know how his first year of advocacy went. John spent the last year screening his film Man of the House across the country. Along the way he has opened up a much needed dialogue about suicide and suicide prevention. It was a pleasure to talk with John and see his growth and what he has learned from the mental health community. He is a positive force that will continue to make an impact on the world around...


Poetry Reading from the book Harmony by Joseph S. Fusaro

Author and Host of Hysteria Radio Joe Fusaro reads poetry from his book 'Harmony." Now available on Amazon http://a.co/d/7w7RwGF


It's Never Too Early or Too Late To Start Healthy Sleep Habits; With Brook Packard

Are you a new parent that has a child that can't sleep? Are you a parent that could use a little more sleep? Today's episode of Hysteria Radio is most definitely for you. Writer, musician, and the creator of Sleepy Time Club joins Joe to talk about undoing old sleep patterns and then replacing them with healthy sleep habits. Brook Packard is an early childhood music specialist. She’s also a mom, educator, and a storyteller with a mission: making bedtime irresistible. You can find Brook's...


Can We Really Write Our Own Story? You'll Never Know Unless You Try; Writer and Journaling Instructor Latonia Francois

Latonia Francois is a life-long writer and the CEO of Let's Write Life. Let’s Write Life is an expressive, bold, and fun journaling company where you will explore inspirational journals, unique writing tools, and journaling events that will empower you to restore hope to heal, build confidence, and be motivated to pick up your pen and fully discover the limitless purpose your life. On today's show Latonia tells us about a time where she felt trapped in her story. Depression hit hard and she...


Poetry Reading from the book A Little More Time by Joseph S. Fusaro

Joseph S. Fusaro reads poetry from his first book 'A Little More Time." A Little More Time follows Joseph's poetry from the depths of his 2008 battle with manic depression into a time where he found hope following the This Is My Brave NYC show at Hunter College in October of 2015. *Contains strong language at the beginning but has an underlying theme of hope and finding peace. Now available on Amazon. http://a.co/d/8WhArIi


It's Not Perfection. It's a Direction; Visual Artist & Advocate Jason Paden

Artist and Advocate Jason Paden joins us on the show to discus what it is like to live Mental Healthy. Jason is a very creative and talented visual artist that lives with Schizoaffective Disorder, a mental health diagnosis that until recently has not been talked about much, even on the mental health advocacy scene. Today Jason and Joe go into what it was like receiving this diagnosis and how they turned to creativity to give them an outlet of what it was like to have some of these symptoms....


#KeepTalkingMH; Author, Blogger, and Podcast Host Rebecca Lombardo's Journey.

In today's episode Joe sits down with Rebecca Lombardo, the Author of "Its Not Your Journey," to talk about all things mental health. In the world of mental health advacacy it may seem on the surface that those that have made a recovery or are able to manage their symptoms are living the good life. That is not always the case. Sometimes the pressures of having to retell and relive our stories over and over again can wear on us. Rebecca Lombardo is a tireless advocate in the mental health and...


Hope in Rock n' Roll; Founder of The You Rock Foundation, Joseph Penola

Joseph Penola, the Founder of The You Rock Foundation stops by Hysteria Radio to talk about fear, depression, pain, and then finding hope in Rock n' Roll. You can find out more about Joseph and the You Rock Foundation at www.yourockfoundation.org


Redemption; Author and State Representative Mike Schlossberg

Author and State Representative Mike Schlossberg comes by Hysteria Radio to discuss his new Science Fiction Book, Redemption. Mike tells us the story about how he had thought that the admission of his prior battles with anxiety and depression may have ruined his political career. It was actually the complete opposite. It propelled it. Redemption is currently a Best Selling Book in the Teens and Mental Health category on Amazon. Check out his inspiring story on this new episode of Hysteria...


She's Shining From The Shadows; Writer, Life Coach, & Creator Marissa Pane

Writer, Life Coach, & Content Creator Marissa Pane stops by Hysteria Radio to discuss how she learned at a young age that she could turn her anxiety into her greatest strength, helping others run a heart based business. Topics range from Marissa's hospitalization during high school to how she balances being an entrepreneur while maintaining her own mental health and well-being. Listen in and be a fly on the wall for this inspiring conversation.


Rescue the Rescuer; Writer, Professional Speaker, Radio Host Stephen Kavalkovich

Former First Responder, and the current Host of Rescue the Rescuer Podcast, Stephen Kavalkovich comes by Hysteria Radio to discuss how he left the weights of his childhood and old vices behind, then followed his heart to a peaceful, healthy, and successful life doing what he loves. Stephen Kavalkovich is a former paramedic and 9/11 Rescuer who lost is career to substance use disorder(heroin) and struggles with mental health. He is now the creator of the Rescue the Rescuer podcast, hosted on...


Miles of Film; Little Bits of Alan Scherer

Alan Scherer stopped by Hysteria Radio to talk with Joe about photography, running, life, and Alan's new show; Little Bits of Life. Fair warning, both of these guys are good for an occasional, rational, tangent.


Signing Out & Looking In; Music & Art Therapy with Scandic Health's Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor comes back to Hysteria Radio to discuss smart-phones, dopamine levels, music therapy, mandala drawings, and finding ways to ground ourselves after a physical or mental health diagnoses. Anne is the Founder and CEO of Scandic Health. Scandic Health provides a music therapy service called MusiCure. You can contact Anne and find out all about the science backing MusiCure at www.scandichealth.com. This is a show you won't want to miss. As always, thank you for tuning in.


Take Note; Writer, Musician, and Founder of Cope Notes, Johnny Crowder

Writer, Musician, and Founder of Cope Notes, Johnny Crowder comes by Hysteria Radio before he hits the road with his band Prison. Some of the topics they discuss are writing out your pain, following your passion, and the eye-opening realization that family and friends often feel our pain when we are struggling, they just don't know what to do to help. It is worth a listen and a share. Bio: Johnny Crowder is a touring musician, speaker, comedian, writer, and full-time human based in Tampa,...


Rock This Testimony; Kamilah Simone is Alive and Living Her Story Out Loud.

Author, Poet, and Performer Kamilah Simone comes by Hysteria Radio to talk with Joe Fusaro about how she has always used writing as an outlet, and now performs her poetry to help others heal. She also gives us a live performance from a new project that she is currently working on. Give it a listen and prepare to feel inspired. Kamilah Simone is so much more than a person living with a mental illness. She is a daughter, sister, and a friend among other things. She is also a poet. Her rants...