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The Psychology Behind Hosting A Radio / TV Show

Peter Anthony Holder was born and raised in Montreal, Canada to Horace and Hilda Holder, who were originally from Barbados. He had a desire to be in radio from the age of seven. He followed his dream, going to Dawson College in Communications. During his time there he was the radio station manager and on the board of the television station. While there Peter did a radio marathon, staying on the air for over 50 hours, raising money for children's charities through the Inter-Service Clubs...


What Are The Negative Mental Health Effects of Social Media?

Website: Book: Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership through the Principles and practice of Yoga Julie Rosenberg, M.D. Pediatric Oncologist and Health Optimization Expert Time spent on social media is considered a risk factor for mental health problems. Analysis of a national survey of 1,787 young adults (published 12/16) found that the use of multiple social media platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety...


Mental Health Perspectives: Summer Jobs That Can Harm Your Mental Health

As the school year concludes, millions of Americans will engage in a number of activities this Summer – some of which may include seasonal employment. What summer jobs can likely have the most positive or negative impact on your mental health? Summer Jobs That Can Be Helpful To Your Mental Health Camp Counselor Your daily activities are subject to constant change and you have the opportunity to be a leader / adviser to others. There is a healthy amount of responsibility here and this type of...


The Psychology Behind Demonic Possession

Today we face the Devil with guest Dr. Richard Gallagher. Dr. Richard Gallagher is a board certified psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry. Educated at Princeton, he trained at Yale and Columbia where he remains on the psychoanalytic faculty. He is a recognized medical expert on discerning cases of demonic possession, advises multiple clergy on the subject, and has undoubtedly seen more examples of true and false possessions than any other physician in the world. His upcoming book on...


The Mental Health Benefits of Hypnosis

How to use the power of hypnosis to transform your life What exactly is hypnosis? While definitions can vary, the American Psychological Association describes hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist. While hypnosis has become well-known thanks to popular acts where people are prompted to performs unusual or ridiculous actions, hypnosis has also been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits, most notably...


Mental Health Perspectives: What separation from parents does to children

Mental Health Perspectives: What separation from parents does to children Featuring: Dr. John Huber & Krisin Walker More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since May after crossing the southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security. And Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says the effects of such separation could impact the children for a long time. “The longer the time of separation from that parent and the...


What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

Klarisana was founded in 2015 by Dr. Carl J. Bonnett M.D. in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bonnett is a Board Certified (ABEM) emergency physician as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Pain Management. During the 20 years serving in the Army National Guard (Lieutenant Colonel), he had four deployments to the Middle East (Iraq 2003, Afghanistan 2007 & 2010, Kuwait 2012) and also responded to New Orleans in support of the relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He previously...


Suicide Averted: ‘Why I’m Glad the Gun Jammed’

When Dr. Jeanne Sanner was in her early 20s she was so despondent she put her then-husband’s Air Force-issued pistol to her head and pulled the trigger. Unhappy with her marriage, unsure of her sexual orientation, afraid of hurting her family and everyone else she loved, she decided that her best option was to kill herself. Luckily, the gun jammed. Jeanne has gone on to live a rich, full life she would have missed out on. She has also come to realize that “there is no problem that cannot be...


The Psychology of Boxing with Heavyweight Contender Gerry Cooney

Gerry Cooney is a retired Irish-American professional heavyweight boxer and host of his own national radio show, “At The Fights” heard on SiriusXM. Known for his big left-hook and his imposing size, the tall, lean Gerry Cooney had his first paid fight on February 15, 1977, beating Billy Jackson by a knockout in one round. Nine wins followed and Cooney gained attention as a future contender. Although his opponents were carefully chosen. He moved up a weight class and fought future world...


What to Do When Your Friend is an Addict

What to Do When Your Friend is an Addict We all know that addiction doesn’t just impact addicts; it also shatters the lives of spouses, children and friends. But what can loved ones actually do to help an addict? Addiction counselor and former addict Kathy Williamson says, “Many people feel helpless watching someone they care about struggle with addiction but there are actual things you can do to help an addict get well.” Williamson, whose 10-year-addiction to pain pills began after a...


Are People Who Are Perpetually Offended Suffering From A Mental Disorder?

In America today it’s common to observe individuals or groups of people frequently expressing shock & outrage over what other individuals or groups of people have said and done. The term “I am offended” appears to be a phrase we are hearing more often than ever before. When someone says “I am offended” they are outwardly expressing their negative internalization of information. Being upset, happy, or sad is always an individual choice and everyone can respond to information differently. When...


Mental Health Perspectives with Kristin Walker

Why do so many powerful men behave like Harvey Weinstein? This psychologist has some theories. Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. (Courtesy Dacher Keltner) Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is not an anomaly. He is just another man who attained great power. And as Lord Acton famously said, power corrupts. In Weinstein’s case, that corruption took the form of preying on women. Power also distorts and blinds some who hold it to the real...


Why You Feel Regret—and What You Can Do About It

New research shows that we regret the couldas more than the shouldas. If you look back over the course of your life, do you feel you took advantage of every opportunity that came your way? Or, are you living with the weight of regret? No matter how accomplished you may be, it’s true that everyone experiences the harsh reality of knowing they failed to take action (link is external) in pursuing something they wanted for themselves. Is there any other way, really? These are the inevitable...


Why Do New Dads Suffer From Postpartum Depression?

Dr. Carly Snyder is an attending physician on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center. She also holds a teaching appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an assistant attending with a teaching appointment at Weill-Cornell in the Payne Whitney Women’s Program. Dr. Snyder is on the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Board of Directors as the Research Chair. PSI is the leading national organization providing awareness, prevention, resources and...


Mental Heath Perspectives: Why We Are Obsessed With The Royal Family

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Marry This Week - Why People Are Obsessed With the Royals? By now, you likely know that Prince William and Kate Middleton had their third child, Louis, who joins older siblings George and Charlotte. You likely also know that Prince Harry is set to marry American actor Meghan Markle next month. Perhaps you even know that the royal wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel, and will include a lemon- and elderflower-flavored cake and a teenage cellist. In short:...


Multiple Fatalities Reported After Texas High School Shooting – Coping Tips

Multiple Fatalities Reported After Texas High School Shooting – Mental Health Coping Tips At least eight people -- and as many as 10 -- have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe. An armed person walked into an art class at the school and began firing what looked like a shotgun. This is the third school shooting in eight days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States. Coping Tips Talk about it - Ask...


Mental Health Perspectives: Special Birthday Edition with Kristin Walker

The World Health Organization Plans To Classify Video Game Addiction As A Disease • The WHO has said it will include “gaming disorder” in a June update to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), defining it as a pattern of behavior “characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the...


Cosby Guilty: The Psychological Impact From The Fall of America’s Dad

Cosby Guilty: The Psychological Impact From The Fall of America’s Dad - with Featured Guest Krisin Walker Bill Cosby (formerly known as “America’s Dad”) was found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. For millions who grew up watching The Cosby Show and thinking Bill Cosby was a beloved individual – their illusion has been shattered. People may experience waves of anger, sadness, and even depression that emulate the response when someone in their life has betrayed...


Bill Cosby Found Guilty - How Sexual Assault Affects Your Health

How Sexual Harassment Affects Your Health Research concerning the health impact of sexual assault has long confirmed that women who have been assaulted, abused, and/or harassed suffer both emotional and physical consequences including acute stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, gynecological concerns, miscarriage, preterm birth, eating disorders, and even obesity (with over seventy- five percent of obese women reporting unwanted sexual advances). Katherine Kelly, Ph.D.,...


Strategies For Preventing Workplace Violence

Felix P. Nater, CSC Nater Associates, Ltd. Security Management Consultants, TOPIC: Strategy in Preventing Workplace Violence We help Clients dismantle and dispel critical myths that impede the value of a successful strategy towards preventing workplace violence: “Workplace Violence is not preventable and it won’t happen here“. Texas Based - Dr. John Huber ( is the Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization...