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Bring The Light; Thrive Reiki's Andrea Kartika Deierlein

Andrea Kartika Deierlein's middle name literally means, the one who brings the light. Little did she know as a child that that would be her passion and full time practice. Andrea is a Reiki Practitioner in White Plains, New York. She has extensive training with some of the best teachers in the world and uses her practice to help facilitate healing within her patients. When the body calms down from the sometimes constant state of flight or fight, we allow healing to begin. Andrea also hosts...


I Hope You Think of Me; Nicholas Emeigh's Story

On an average day Nicholas Emeigh is a talented poet, writer, public speaker, NAMI advocate. But on a great day Nicholas Emeigh is NAMI Man, the superhero that crushes the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness. He spends the school year telling his story and declaring classrooms stigma-free before he leaves. Life wasn't always this fun though. Nick went through a lot of years of pain before he landed on what he calls in his This Is My Brave Elkins Park piece, "Recovery...


Life With Narcolepsy Is Anything But A Dream; The Nap Nook's Brooke Cox

Brooke Cox has spent most of her life in a state that is somewhere between being awake and being in a dream. She lives with a Neurological Condition called Narcolepsy. A few years back, after woodworking became too heavy a creative outlet she turned to sowing to try to find a peaceful way to focus on something better on those ominous, hazy, and exhausting days. What does one that lives with narcolepsy sow? Pillows of course! And it's no surprise that these are some of the most stylish and...


Sarah Neumann; How Art Brought Kay and Sarah Together

Sarah Neumann sat down with Joseph to talk about how epilepsy has affected her own and her daughter Kay's lives. They discuss what happens when physical diagnoses and psychological diagnoses intersect, "A perfect storm" as Sarah calls it. Sarah and Kay started painting in an attempt to find some much needed light and peace from their symptoms. Listen in to hear their journey and how art has brought them together. It is sure to inspire you. Also, check out Sarah's new website...


Live With John Tessitore and Mike Esposito of The JCK Foundation

John and Mike from the JCK Foundation stopped by the studio and we had to press record and just let it go. This is one of the deepest and most authentic conversations I have ever had about mental health and suicide. *Trigger warning, if you are sensitive to conversations about suicide you may want to skip this episode. Find out more about the Legendary JCK Foundation at www.jckfoundation.org You can find out more about Hysteria Radio at www.hysteriaradio.net You can find out more about...


Be Gentle, Be Specific, Be Yourself; Art With Impact's Cary McQueen

Cary McQueen, the Founder of Art With Impact stopped by Hysteria Radio to discuss how her life's journey lead her to creating this amazing organization. She also shares her inspirations with us as well as some tips for young artists that may be having trouble starting their journey. Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. After the show please check out the articulate and powerful films made by students and...


Alan Scherer; Serenity, Courage, Wisdom.

Alan Scherer stops by Hysteria Radio on his 159th day of sobriety to talk about the ups, the downs, and how he is embracing them both. Tune in for an inspiring conversation. Alan's hope and positive energy is contagious. Catch it. You can find out more about us at www.hysteriaradio.net You can find out more about Mental Health News Radio Network at www.mhnrnetwork.com Thank you for your support. We are always grateful and appreciative for you shares, recommends, and 5 star reviews.


From Code Purple to Beautiful Mess; Songwriter Andrew Neil Created His Way Through The Pain

Singer and Songwriter Andrew Neil stopped by Hysteria Radio. We talked about his 3 year mandatory stay in a State Hospital that left him with nothing to do except write his way through it. During this time, he wrote and recorded 70 songs in his hospital room. Although not perfect recordings (his bio's words, not mine. I thought they were perfect considering the circumstances), they were effective in conveying his melancholy lyrics. Eleven of these songs were selected for inclusion on the...


Create for Peace, Create for Love; Jeff Sparr, Co-Founder of PeaceLove

Jeff Sparr recently called in to Hysteria Radio to talk with Joseph about how he found some much needed relief when he channeled his OCD into his artwork. After finding peace through painting he decided to start an organization (PeaceLove.org) to share the gift of creativity with hospitals and schools all over the country. Jeff and the 100+ Creators from PeaceLove work tirelessly to help students and patients turn their pain into art. Every Spring PeaceLove holds an all day storytellers...


Voice and Canvas; Singer, Songwriter Rachel Victoria

Rachel Victoria stops by Hysteria Radio to talk about how she turned her darkest days into art. With creativity and support from family she now shares her voice and music to help others create a path out of their pain. Rachel even gifts us with a song to close out the show. Listen in and then check out the rest of Rachel Victoria's work at https://voiceandcanvas.weebly.com You can find out more about us at www.hysteriaradio.net You can find out more about Mental Health News Radio Network at...


2018 Recap: Hysteria Radio Highlights From Season 2

We made it through 2018. On the outside it seems that we are in trying times politically, socially, environmentally, etc... However, there has been a noticeable increase in awareness of mental health organizations, advocates, and the need for improvement of the mental health systems. I am choosing to let go of everything that is out of my control in 2018 and focus on the good going into 2019. I created this episode to focus on some of my favorite moments from the first half of Season 2. I...


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. You can...


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 You can find out more about us at...


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 You can find out more about us at www.hysteriaradio.net You can find out more about Mental Health News Radio Network at www.mhnrnetwork.com Thank you for your support. We are always grateful and appreciative for you shares, recommends, and 5 star reviews.


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...