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Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

June 6, 2016


Diana Ketterman, Mental Health Author, Speaker, and Education Provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels.  Diana is owner of Mastering Mental Health, where she provides mental health speaking and curriculum services for educators, students, parents, social workers, faith-based organizations, women's groups, and public groups.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Diana Ketterman discuss the following:

  • What is your purpose for being on the show today?
  • What is mental health stigma?
  • How does mental health differ from mental illness?
  • What are some mental illness facts that are related to youth?
  • What are some of the causes of mental illness?


Duration: 13:06


For nearly her entire childhood, Diana Ketterman grew up in a home with a mother who suffered from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. When Diana was 13 years old, her father was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor affecting his mental capacity. It took his life at the age of 40 when Diana was just 17 years old. Diana, the oldest of three children increasingly took on many adult responsibilities as her parent's illnesses became predominant.


Through resiliency, Diana overcame her early obstacles to build an impressive career, one that combines her interests in teaching and technology while allowing her to stay connected to her community. Diana has 23 years in the field of education, 6 years working for the federal government and a lifetime of experience in building resiliency in coping with mental illness.


Diana holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting and a MS in Computers in Education. Diana has earned many achievements in education including being named the SBEA Teacher of the Year. She was instrumental in working with Virginia state politicians and educators to establish state standards and college frameworks for students to receive technical industry certifications. Her teaching methods have been published in the National Business Education Yearbook, and her lesson plans have been published in a high school textbook by Cengage Learning.


Diana has been a speaker on the local, state and national level, writing and advocating the implementation of business and technology curriculum. She served as the adviser for a division of Future Business Leaders of America. Under her leadership students were awarded national recognition during multiple years.


Diana graduated from the first cohort of the Future FEMA Leaders, a prestigious program which allowed her to travel and learn about the interworking of the agency.  With this opportunity she developed her professional network which included mentoring by senior executive leadership.


Diana is currently putting her years of technical and public-speaking experience to good use as she promotes a media campaign in parallel with the publication of her first book, A Child of Royalty.  Her experiences entailed a United Way presentation with CNN writer and senior producer Wayne Drash. Diana has also co-authored a Virginia regional United Way community mental health report.


Diana has been actively involved with the national community dialogue through Creating Community Solutions and the Text, Talk, Act campaign.  Diana’s work was represented at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Arizona.


It is with passion that Diana has produced this first children’s workbook, Making Sense of Me.  Diana believes that everyone experiences depression and anxiety at some point in life.  She says, “It is more apparent that we as a society must do something to enable children to have a voice, to learn to identify their emotions, and to build resiliency in being overcomers.”



Website: www.masteringmentalhealth.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masteringmentalhealth


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Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

May 21, 2016


Heather Arora the founding CEO of Purple Plant, a nutrition focused, interactive wellness program using full, on-site smoothie bars as the vehicle to create a happy, healthy and vibrant workplace joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Arora discuss the following:

  • Tell us your foundation story. How did you start learning about health - how did you become passionate about this topic?
  • What habits have you formed to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle?  
  • How do you balance time for physical and mental health? 
  • Do you maintain a special diet - avoid or prefer certain foods that help you stay on track with your health goals?  
  • How are you thinking about changing or maintaining your habits as you age?


Tip: Find habits, activities and foods that are fun and enjoyable and healthy. Create a win-win health focused life. 


Heather Arora is the founding CEO of Purple Plant and has bootstrapped the company since starting it in 2011. She is a recognized expert in product development, customer experience, workplace culture, wellness programs, sales and leadership.


As Founder and CEO, Heather has successfully built full-time “in house” smoothie bars at the University of San Francisco and Square Headquarters. She has developed long-standing  catering relationships and partnerships with companies including DataSift, Yammer, Skype, Craigslist, Tagged, box, Macys, Hotel Tonight, RocketFuel & many more.


Purple Plant is dedicated to hiring and training employees in nutrition and creating pathways for them to becoming professional dietitians and nutritionists. It builds full wellness offerings tailored to millennials, through healthy smoothie bar services.



Website: www.purpleplantblends.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purpleplantblends
Twitter: @prplplantblends


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Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care

Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care

May 1, 2016


Tamar Krebs, Founder and CEO of Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care, dementia care which offers a social, supportive and welcoming environment that values independence and living life to the fullest, and feels like home joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Mental Health & Senior Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tamar Krebs discuss the following:

  • How is Group Homes Australia different from other aged or dementia care providers in Australia?
  • Why did you start Group Homes Australia?
  • What questions should one ask when they are looking for an aged/dementia care home/environment?
  • Does Group Homes Australia offer high care? How many residents are there and how many care givers?
  • Does the person need to move when they become more frail?
  • Why should a family choose Group Homes Australia for their loved one?


Duration: 8:16


Our commitment at GHA and to each resident is to walk the entire journey each day, from beginning to end.


Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity.


We achieve this by providing homes that look like, smell like and are like real homes.


Group Homes Australia recognises that today's generation of older Australians want something more than traditional aged care homes. They, and their families, want accommodation that provides high levels of respect and personal care combined within a warm, friendly environment.


Because we limit resident numbers in each of our houses to between 6 and 10 people, we are able to deliver care ratios that are usually one carer to every three residents, which is far higher than most aged care facilities are able to provide.


In this environment, we focus on our residents' abilities, not disabilities.  Our residents go on accompanied visits to local shopping centres; they visit hairdressers, buy food and, if they wish, may use our fully equipped kitchens to make favourite dishes – all with carer assistance.


These nurturing factors fit with our philosophy which is to provide new – and better – choices for older Australians; something we have been doing successfully since we opened in 2011.


Group Homes Australia provide a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable environment for every resident. To that end, we stimulate resident interest, personal satisfaction and well-being … and we encourage independence by showing respect for each individual's dignity and pursuit of enjoyable living.


Above all, we provide peace-of-mind to both our residents and their loved ones.



Website: www.grouphomes.com.au


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-Home-Australia
Twitter: @GroupHomesAus


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Natural Treatment of Depression

Natural Treatment of Depression

April 28, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental HealthTeleMedicine Channels discussing natural treatments of depression.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What made you want to investigate natural remedies for depression?
  • Who would these tools and techniques best serve?
  • What are some of the tools and tips you could give the listener to naturally help with depression?
  • How can therapy help with naturally treating depression? What might you work on?
  • Is this subject a part of the chronic health book you wrote available on amazon? Why did you feel it was important to include this?


Duration: 8:30


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

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Is Mind Reading Ruining Your Marriage?

Is Mind Reading Ruining Your Marriage?

April 24, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & Relationship Channels discussing "Mind Reading" within a relationship.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • This has been one of the most popular articles you have written. What gave you the idea?
  • What is "Mind-Reading: in a relationship?
  • What should people ask themselves to know if they are doing this?
  • What can they do to stop doing it?
  • How much have you seen relationships improve when people stop mind reading, and start using these tools? Is this covered in your couples book available on Amazon?


Duration: 7:29


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez


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A chat with Autism Awareness Advocate and Founder, of No Small Victories, Jacqueline Williams- Hines.

A chat with Autism Awareness Advocate and Founder, of No Small Victories, Jacqueline Williams- Hines.

April 20, 2016


Jacqueline Williams- Hines, Autism Awareness Advocate and Founder of the No Small Victories Organization that is focused on educating the community about Autism and supporting families with a child on the Autism spectrum rejoins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jacqueline Williams- Hines discuss the following:

  • What is No Small Victories?
  • What inspired you to Start No Small Victories?
  • What are the themes of the books in your series?
  • What are the future goals of NSV?
  • What are some early sign of Autism, listeners can look out for?


Duration: 13:05


Jacqueline Williams-Hines journey began nearly sixteen years ago upon receiving a diagnosis of autism for her youngest son, Joshua. She began to navigate the maze of social services and special education.  In an effort to educate her son’s peers on autism as well as catharsis in dealing with overwhelming depression, guilt and anxiety Mrs. Williams-Hines self-published her first children’s book, “Joshua and the Startabulous Dream Maker.”  Positive response to her book prompted Williams-Hines to organize autism awareness walks, fairs and to continue with the book series to include three more books as well as an accompanying discussion guide.


In 2008 she founded No Small Victories, a program of The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services of Springfield, MA.  Through this organization she continues to promote education and early detection of autism through workshops and book signings.  A state member of Mass Act Early, a national autism initiative founded by the Centers for Disease Control, No Small Victories works to combat diagnostic disparities suffered by African Americans and Hispanics in underserved communities.


Website: www.NSVonline.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NSVonline
Twitter: @nosmallvictorys


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Adult Coloring: Not just a Fad, But also a Function

Adult Coloring: Not just a Fad, But also a Function

April 20, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & TeleMedicine Channels discusses adult coloring and how it is not just a fad, but also a function.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Why do Psychologist's prescribe adult coloring books to their clients?
  • How can the books help with emotional and mental health issues?
  • What are the intellectual benefits of coloring?
  • How is this a form of practicing mindfulness?
  • What inspired you to make your own Adult coloring book, 50 Ways to Color Your Cares Away?


Duration: 6:53


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez


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Telehealth and MHealth: Changing the Face and Future of Psychology

Telehealth and MHealth: Changing the Face and Future of Psychology

April 5, 2016

 

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & TeleMedicine Channels discusses Telehealth and MHealth & how it is changing the face and future of Psychology.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What is Telemedicine and mhealth in terms of Psychology and Therapy?
  • What is your background in working with Telehealh and mhealth?
  • Who would not be an appropriate patient for this type of work?
  • What types of things might an individual work on in this modality?
  • What might a session, and the work look like?

 

Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.

 

Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

How to become a more Confident Person

How to become a more Confident Person

March 30, 2016


Lisa Phillips, a Confidence Coach, who is the Founder of Amazing Coaching & the author of the new book ‘The Confidence Coach’ that was released in July 2015  joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Personal Development Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lisa Phillips discuss the following:

  • How did you become a Confidence Coach?
  • Does Confidence mean different things for different people? 
  • What do you think prevents people from feeling Confident?
  • What are the benefits of Confidence?
  • In your book, you talk about the stream of life. Can you explain what this means when it comes to confidence?


Duration: 13:05


Lisa Phillips is a Confidence Coach based in Sydney, Australia. Lisa is originally from the UK and has worked as a Coach for over 15 years. Driven by seeing people finding their authentic selves, Lisa delivers her message of empowerment and confidence through professional public speaking, presenting, coaching, workshops & facilitation.


Lisa is also the author of '​The Confidence Coach'​ book (2015 Exile Publishing) which received endorsements from best selling authors Bevery Engel, Patricia Evans & Hay House author, Dianne Schwartz. Lisa appears regularly on TV and Radio and also shares her expertise in a wide range of magazines and newspapers.
Due to her engaging warm personality, knowledge & unique style, Lisa builds rapport and trust easily, making change realistic and beneficial. Her leading edge techniques and warmth also makes her stand out from other professionals in her field.  In 2015, Lisa was a finalist in the'​ Coach of the Year'​ award ( ICF NSW) & Stevie Bronze Winner for 'Coach and Mentor of the Year'.  For her work assisting people with confidence, Lisa was awarded a Stevie Bronze award in 2014 / 2015.


Lisa has a particular passion for public speaker and has spoken at large private, public and not for profit conferences across Australia. Lisa combines her love of public speaking and travelling by being a guest speaker on several cruise lines including Royal Caribean and Celebrity Cruises.


Lisa offers one on one coaching via phone and skype.



Websites: amazingcoaching.com.au | theconfidencecoachbook.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmazingCoaching
Twitter: @AmazCoach

Learning to Live with Chronic Illness

Learning to Live with Chronic Illness

March 16, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & TeleMedicine Channels talks about learning to live with chronic illness.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What is your story in regards to chronic illness?
  • What is the hardest issue to  accept about a diagnosis and life change?
  • How can a client reform their goals?
  • How can therapy help the individual?
  • How can they be sure they heard and supported by MD's?


Summary: With a willingness to ask for help, adjusting your goals, and not letting your illness become your identify, you can live a full and happy life.


Duration: 8:56


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: http://irish1313psych.wix.com/nicole-mara-martinez
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez