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Mental Health Perspectives with Dr. Huber & Kristin Walker

8/3/2018
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Four Reasons Why Mike Judge’s 2006 Film “Idiocracy” Correctly Prophesized Life In America Today Dumbing down of English language As a culture many of our citizens no longer speak in clear, concise sentences. Communication is often done through social media or text messaging and the English language is plummeting in eloquence. Words like: Fam, Bruh, FOMO, eats, and others can be heard on a daily basis from our populace. Instant gratification & the collapse of critical thinking “Idiocracy”...

Duration:00:18:39

How to heal from a Narcissistic Relationship

8/2/2018
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Margalis Fjelstad, PhD, LMFT, works with clients who are in relationship to someone who has borderline or narcissistic personality disorder, and she facilitates groups on Caretaker recovery. She has previously been an Adjunct Faculty member at Regis University in Colorado Springs and at California State University in Sacramento. She is the author of the hugely popular Rowman & Littlefield title Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist. Healing from a Narcissistic Relationship directs the...

Duration:00:22:12

Mental Health Perspectives: Toxic Masculinity

8/1/2018
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University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a 'Mental Health' Issue The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students “take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.” Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, “MasculinUT” is organized by the school’s counseling staff and most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a “healthy...

Duration:00:23:27

Using ‘Girl Power’ to Crack the Glass Ceiling

7/30/2018
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Using ‘Girl Power’ to Crack the Glass Ceiling The #MeToo movement has afforded women more personal power than ever before. But they still have a long way to go when it comes to cracking the glass ceiling, especially in creative fields. Award-winning author and filmmaker Kailin Gow has been on the frontlines of the women’s empowerment movement for years, and can share how she overcame discrimination and harassment to achieve major success. Kailin will share how she overcame numerous...

Duration:00:20:48

Mental Health Perspectives: Why Are We Afraid of Sharks?

7/27/2018
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SHARK WEEK: Why Are We Afraid of Sharks & Should You Be Afraid To Go Into The Water? Sharks, specifically great whites, were catapulted into the public eye with the release of the film Jaws in the summer of 1975. The film is the story of a massive great white that terrorizes a seaside community, and the image of the cover alone—the exposed jaws of a massive shark rising upward in murky water—is enough to inject fear into the hearts of would-be swimmers. Other thrillers have perpetuated the...

Duration:00:23:54

105 questions that could predict PTSD

7/20/2018
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Emma Yasinski is a science journalist. She holds a Master’s degree from Boston University in Science and Medical Journalism as well as a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Lafayette College. WEBSITE: https://emmayasinski.com/ TOPICS: Emma’s articles: Freshman College Students Often Skip Necessary ADHD Medication http://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/freshman-college-students-often-skip-necessary-adhd-medication Medications Can Help People Stop Abusing Alcohol, But Many Don't Know That...

Duration:00:18:31

Mental Health Perspectives: TSA pat-downs can be 'traumatizing'

7/17/2018
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As the outcry grows against the new security screenings at US airports, one population may face a special burden at TSA checkpoints: victims of rape or sexual assault who are now confronted with a procedure that they feel explicitly strips them of control over their bodies. The experience “can be extremely re-traumatizing to someone who has already experienced an invasion of their privacy and their body,” says Amy Menna, a counselor and professor at the University of South Florida who has a...

Duration:00:25:23

The Psychology Behind Hosting A Radio / TV Show

7/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:00

What Are The Negative Mental Health Effects of Social Media?

7/7/2018
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Website: http://www.julierosenbergmd.com/ 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...

Duration:00:27:16

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

7/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:54

The Psychology Behind Demonic Possession

7/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:06

The Mental Health Benefits of Hypnosis

7/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:22:48

Mental Health Perspectives: What separation from parents does to children

6/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:22:47

What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

6/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:42:59

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

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:22

The Psychology of Boxing with Heavyweight Contender Gerry Cooney

6/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:53

What to Do When Your Friend is an Addict

6/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:24

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

6/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:50

Mental Health Perspectives with Kristin Walker

5/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:17

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

5/27/2018
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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...

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