Category: Wellness

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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STATE OF MIND – Suicide and Grief: A Story of Hope

Episode #2: In this STATE OF MIND episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by guests Rabbi Lori Klein and Kara Bowman, LMFT to discuss grief following a suicide. Lori bravely shares about losing her mentally ill mother to suicide and her grieving and growing process over the 30+ years since. Kara Bowman, a Hospice therapist and grief and suicide specialist, contributes many insights about grief, about the ways many people grieve in general and specifically following a suicide. Join us for this beautiful story that travels the distance from tragedy to hope.

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STATE OF MIND – Understanding Adult ADHD

Episode #1: Welcome to the very fist episode of “STATE OF MIND: Being Human and Living Well” soon to broadcast on the new community radio station 90.7 FM KSQD (K-squid). In this episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by guests Judy Brenis and Hannah Jones to discuss Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Hannah shares her personal story of her struggles leading up to and then being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Judy Brenis draws on her many years of experience and wisdom from having a child diagnosed with ADHD, from leading ADHD support groups for parents and adults and from working as an ADHD Coach. The three of us discuss what kinds of challenges people with ADHD face, how adult ADHD differs from childhood ADHD, how to get properly diagnosed, where to find help and support and more.

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