Category: All Talk

STATE OF MIND – Recovery from Serious Mental Illness & NAMI

Episode #5: In this STATE OF MIND episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by peer & NAMI educator Hugh McCormick and parent & NAMI educator Emily Chapman to talk about mental health recovery and the support, education and advocacy programs the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has to offer to those with mental illness, family members and loved ones. Hugh shares his harrowing story of how his life as a college student was derailed by mental illness and how he finds his way to recovery and back to a life he loves living.

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STATE OF MIND – Empowerment and Healing through Self-Defense

Episode #4: In this STATE OF MIND episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by Toni Crossen, LMFT and Denise Leto former women’s self-defense instructors to talk about how learning to protect yourself supports mental health and wellness. They share stories about women who do successfully defend themselves from attacks and about the many positive impacts self-defense training has on women’s lives. Toni and Denise share their experiences from more than 20 years of teaching women’s self-defense and training instructors as well as guidance about what to look for in a good self-defense program and community resources.

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STATE OF MIND – Parenting Transgender Youth

Episode # 3: In this STATE OF MIND episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by parent advocate Heidi Korokowski and gender therapist Daniel Blumrosen, LMFT to talk about the unique and often challenging experience of parenting a transgender child, how to provide support and where to find help and support yourself.

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