Dr. Alice Forrester and therapist Lynne MacDonell join #MOTM at 8p ET to discuss male abuse and recovery!

Two incredible guests tonight on #MattersOfTheMind at 8p ET, with Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller!  Don’t forget, if you miss it, scroll down for the #podcast player.

Dr.-Alice-M.-ForresterDr. Alice Forrest came to Clifford Beers as an intern 15 years ago.  She realized pretty quickly that the Clinic was a special place filled with folks who served children and their families with respect, integrity and compassion.  She feels honored to be the Executive Director of this very special institution, to guard their Centennial legacy, and to help grow and strengthen it for our next 100 years of leadership and service to the Greater New Haven Community.

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Lynne MacDonnellLynne MacDonell has been in clinical practice since 1983.  Working twenty years in substance abuse, she designed and implemented an outpatient substance abuse treatment program. In this capacity, she became aware that often issue of addictions could be traced to childhood abuse and/or other trauma. Lynne began to devote herself to healing this trauma. She designed and managed a comprehensive support system for survivors of sexual abuse, including one to one, group and clinical support.  Lynne developed “Understanding and Responding to Male Victimization” conferences for the Ontario Provincial Police, held in 25 venues around the
province of Ontario. She and her team were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to the community. On October 27th 2014, she received a Commissioner’s Commendation for her role in educating police and justice partners, community support and child protection workers to enable them to address the unique and underrecognized needs of male victims.

Contact Lynne
Email: lmtherapy@gmail.com
Hear Lynne MacDonnell & Dr. Alice Forrester on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2

#podcast, #kidsmentalhealth, #MattersOfTheMind, #MentalHealthMatters, #Abuse, #bullying, #maleabuse, #sexualabuse, #CliffordBeers, @CliffordBeers,

 

Terrence Shulman, overspending/hoarding/shoplifting therapist joins #MOTM tonight at 8p ET!

THC1Tonight on #MOTM, Terence Shulman, founder and Director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding joins Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller to discuss the definitions of these mental health disorders, how they impact people in the real world, and the various services the Shulman Center offers, both in person and via Skype to overcome their problems.

According to the Journal of Consumer Research, 25 million Americans may be compulsive over shoppers and spenders!  According to the FBI, Employee theft is “the fastest growing crime in America!”  And I think we’ve all watched one of those hoarding shows like “Buried Alive” that shows someone living in conditions where they are absolutely in danger of being crushed by piles of things they’ve collected over the years.  Excessive hoarding and cluttering can take over and make you feel out of control.  Millions of people suffer from this frustration and embarrassment.

Terrence ShulmanAnd as Terrence says on the show, this is not about a hobby like stamp or record collecting, or even fashion shopping. When the shopping becomes the thrill, then there is a serious problem.  And the holidays can exacerbate the situation of finding the perfect present at ANY cost.  Join us tonight as we delve into these tricky conditions.

Contact Terrence Shulman

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We also have our weekly chat with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, joining us this week is Ellen Campbell talking about the 13 Days Of Christmas on Q107 ending next week.  It’s been extended due to the massive response!

Hear Terrence Shulman & Ellen Campbell on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2

#mentalhealth, #kidsmentalhealth, #CCAA, #EllenCampbell, #MattersOfTheMind, #MentalHealthMatters, #hoarding, #spending, #shopping, #addiction, #hoarders, #TerrenceShulman, #ShulmanCenter,

Dr. Lynne Kenney #author of “BLOOM 50 Things…” guests on “#MOTM” tonight at 8p ET on Talk-Radio.ca!

dr. lynne kenneyDr. Lynne Kenney is all about improving kid’s brains through nutrition, exercise, music, parenting, education and movement.  Dr. Kenney joins “Matters Of The Mind” tonight at 8p ET on Listen UP! Talk Radio!

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, international speaker and media expert. Dr. Lynne is co-author of Bloom (2015) with Wendy Young, and author of The Family Coach Method (St Lynn’s Press, Sept 2009). She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Her current passion is teaching children math fact families through motor movement.

Her Better Living Content has appeared in People, Parents and Parenting Magazines as well as various child/family websites including organizedwisdom.comgoodtherapy.org, parentsask.com, pediatricsafety.netmomtastic.com, socialmoms.com and the Dr. Oz expert site sharecare.com. To find out more about Lynne, please visit www.lynnekenney.com @drlynnekenney www.pinterest.com/lynnekenney www.youtube.com/LynneKenney

We chatted with Lynne about her book Bloom, her upcoming sequel to Bloom, how her book and methods will help parents and teachers engage with kids of ALL ages, and all the amazing tips and resources she has made available on her website! #KidsEatClean Bloom Book And you can find the book on Amazon by clicking the book cover above.

CCAAWe also have our weekly chat with Ellen Campbell from the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, this week talking about their upcoming workshop men that wish to move past being physically and sexually abused, including a bit more about the events on those days and what a safe environment it will be to share and learn.

Hear Dr. Lynne Kenney and Ellen Campbell on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2

 

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Jeff Liberty, host of CBC’s “Take Liberty” and mental health advocate joins #MOTM tonight at 8 pm ET!

jeff liberty CBCWhat an incredible interview today!  Getting to chat with radio host, publicist and promoter, TV host and self proclaimed “if you need something sold, I can sell it!” salesman Jeff Liberty, was a true honour today.  I won’t type too much here, but Jeff has experienced some horrific things in his life that lead to a year long battle with depression, including losing his house, his kids into care, being placed on suicide watch, drinking to numb the pain, and more.  We delved into his incredible journey to healing and as he says he’s in ‘remission’ from depression, and like any other illness, always aware of his triggers, always protective of his mental health. He also takes care of his body and soul, while also practicing gratitude – just being thankful for the small things in life, like the beautiful blue sky he noticed today while on our show, and celebrating his daughter’s graduation this week.  It’s the small stuff that counts…#libertyslostyear

Jeff reaches out continuously to share his story with schools in New Brunswick and has shared the stage with Clara Hughes, another shining Canadian star in the battle to remove the stigma of mental dis-ease.

To find out more about Jeff, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Libertyslostyear/1386442901676912?fref=ts

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We also have our weekly chat with Ellen Campbell from the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, this week talking about ‘Safe Haven’, an initiative in the US to ensure that mothers that don’t want their babies can drop them off safely at a hospital OR have an ambulance pick them them as “Jane Doe” and take them to hospital to deliver the babies with NO criminal charges.  Ellen believes we need this here and it is legal in Canada to do this, but the policies need to be put in place in Ontario to communicate this to EMS, hospitals and law enforcement.

Hear Jeff Liberty and Ellen Campbell on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2

 

#mentalhealth, #depression, #endstigma, #BellLetsTalk, #mentalillness, #mhcanada, #nokiddingmetoo, #nkm2, #addiction, #recovery, #ADD, #autism, #ASD, #kidsmentalhealth, #CCAA, #CMHO, #HubertCrouch, #EllenCampbell, #sexualabuse, #suicide, #bipolar, #schizophrenia, #ADHD, #MattersOfTheMind, #MentalHealthMatters, #author, #books, #religious, #fanaticism, #sharia, #law, #immigration, #libertyslostyear, #JeffLiberty

Kimberly Moran, Pres. & CEO of CMHO joins #MOTM to discuss kids #mentalhealth at 8p ET!

cmho logoChildren’s mental health services in Canada, and especially in Ontario, are in crisis.  Autism, addiction, depression, anxiety, suicide rates are climbing.  Government funding is in some cases decreasing, as dwindling government revenues are shared amongst many priorities.  That’s where the Kimberly Moran & the CMHO come in.  Kimberly joins Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller tonight at 8p ET to share her story, and the story of the CMHO.  As an advocate, the CMHO speaks collectively for hundreds of agencies across the province, by strengthening the financial and operating capacity of Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s member agencies; Build awareness and understanding of child and youth mental health among Ontario’s general public, government and allied professionals; Improve services and outcomes for children and youth with mental health problems; Develop the financial and organizational capacity necessary to ensure the achievement of Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s strategic plan.  Kimberly as President and CEO steers the ship, providing first hand experience of navigating the waters of the mental health system in Ontario.  Her story is not unique…that she decided to head up an agency that impacts so many lives, is.  Click the link below to read an Op Ed in the Ottawa Citizen from May 16th:

http://ottawacitizen.com/health/family-child/kimberly-moran-the-desperate-need-for-mental-health-services-for-kids

To find out more about Kimberly and the CMHO, please visit: http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca
Or visit the CMHO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kidsmentalhlth

CCAAAlso on today’s show, Ellen Campbell, CEO and Founder of AbuseHurts.ca joins us to talk about the founding of the CCAA, as she shares her own story of childhood sexual abuse, the long road to recovery, and the impacts on her life.  As well, she relates the wonderful work that the CCAA and its member agencies do daily, to help victims of all types of abuse get the help they so desperately need, and to raise awareness and change the perceptions of abuse in society.

Ellen or Helena from the CCAA will be joining us each week to shine the spotlight on their work.

To find out more about Ellen and the CCAA, please visit: http://abusehurts.ca/
Or visit the CCAA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Abusehurtscom

Hear Kimberly and Ellen on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco at 8p EST on Wednesday by clicking the Listen Live button at the top right of the page, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here, or find us on iTunes podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-listen-up-talk/id910538503?mt=2

 

#mentalhealth, #depression, #endstigma, #BellLetsTalk, #mentalillness, #mhcanada, #nokiddingmetoo, #nkm2, #addiction, #recovery, #abuse, #autism, #ASD, #kidsmentalhealth, #CCAA, #CMHO, #KimberlyMoran, #EllenCampbell, #sexualabuse, #suicide, #bipolar, #schizophrenia,

Rev. Becca Stevens from Thistle Farms, a recovery facility for #abused women joins Matters Of The Mind 2nite at 8p EST!

beccastevensWhat can we say about tonight’s guest?  The Rev. Becca Stevens is one of the premier preachers and speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded Thistle Farms in 2001 which currently employs nearly 70 residents and graduates, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. thistle logoAnd tonight she joins Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller in a deep conversation about abuse, childhood trauma and other situations the force young women into a life of prostitution, and how Thistle Farms is offering help to rewrite their stories!

She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually for the organizations she runs. She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times and on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was recently inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame and conferred an honorary doctorate by The University of the South. In fall 2014, Stevens launched the first Thistle Farms national conference welcoming attendees from over 30 states. Her newest book, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History,” was released in 2014. tea and justice book

Stevens lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon who wrote the song “Bless This Broken Road” for Rascal Flatts, and their three sons.

Catch up with the Thistle Farms and Cafe here:

http://thistlefarms.org/
https://twitter.com/ThistleStopCafe
https://www.facebook.com/ThistleFarms?fref=ts

Hear Becca on “Matters Of The Mind” with Dr. Peter Sacco, at 8p EST on Wednesday, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here!

Or find us on iTunes Podcasts: itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rtds-…id910538503?mt=2

Annie McCullough National Marketing Director of Edgewood Health Network joins “Matters Of The Mind” tonight at 8p EST!

EdgewoodAnnie McCullough not only talks the talk about addiction and recovery, she’s walked the walk.  Annie describes herself as being in ‘long term recovery’…

Recovery advocate Annie McCullough is a maven of reinvention with a serious social conscience and a need to give back. After traveling the world as a DJ, she managed high level IT projects for Dell, spent three years as Director of Communications at the Orchard Recovery Center and has recently moved to Toronto to become National Marketing Director for Edgewood Health Network.

Combining her background in project and event management with her passion for recovery, AnnIe helped launch the REEL Recovery Film Festival in Vancouver, co-hosted Vancouver’s first Recovery Radio show and was instrumental in developing ‘RECOVERY DAY’ in Canada. Her latest project: co-founding Faces and Voices of Recovery Canada, a nonprofit dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the millions of Canadians in recovery from addiction, along with their families, friends, and allies.

In recovery herself since 2008, she embodies hope for others who struggle with addiction. When not inspiring others with her energy and enthusiasm, she can be found practicing yoga and hiking with her pups..

Watch a video about how Recovery Day began in Canada:

Catch up with Edgewood Health here:

http://edgewoodhealthnetwork.com/
https://twitter.com/EdgewoodHealth
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Hear Annie on “Matters Of The Mindl” with Dr. Peter Sacco, at 8p EST on Wednesday, but if you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here!

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Judy Collins, ageless singer songwriter, joins “Chuck’s World” Tuesday @ 8p ET to discuss life, addiction, music…

Judy CollinsJudy Collins, known for her cover hits of “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell and “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen, and of course the timeless “Send In The Clowns”, joins Chuck Bastie and Todd Miller tonight in conversation on Chuck’s World Of Infinite Mojo on both Listen UP Talk Radio and Radio That Doesn’t Suck!  Judy wonders aloud how she is still on this earth after all the things she’s seen and done, and we’ll get into some of those tonight as well as chat about her favourite moments in time, and some of the incredible artists she’s worked with!  Judy is THE Judy in “Suite Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young!

If you miss the show tonight, it will be on demand tomorrow right here ==> 
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Still going strong at 75, Judy is on an Eastern Canada tour right now including a show next week at Hugh’s Room, here are some dates:

Wed, 6/4/2014 Aeolian PAC
London, ON, Canada
Fri, 6/6/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Montreal, Canada
Sat, 6/7/2014 Southminster United Church
Ottawa, Canada
Sun, 6/8/2014 The Grand Theatre
Kingston, Canada
Mon, 6/9/2014 Hugh’s Room
Toronto, Canada

Head over to www.JudyCollins.com for the complete itinerary, as well merchandise and a great bio!

Pat Morgan, author of “The Concrete Killing Fields” on homelessness joins “Matters Of The Mind” Wed 8p ET!

concrete killing fieldsHave you ever wondered … Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets? Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons? Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and/or Hillary?

You need to wonder no longer. Pat Morgan has the answers. With her gift of story-telling, deep sense of compassion, and rich Southern sense of humor, Pat Morgan takes you on a ride … a kaleidoscope of adventures that few ever experience.

From the cotton fields of Arkansas to the concrete killing fields of Tennessee to the Presidents box at the Kennedy Center you will open your eyes, your heart and discover that it is never too late to live out your dreams.

To read Pat Morgan’s The Concrete Killing Fields is to travel with those our nation has left behind. In bravely revealing her own journey alongside our nation’s homeless men, women and children, Pat helps us understand both how we can help them and how we can learn from them. Her own assessment of that journey provides a job description for all those who sincerely want to make a difference in the lives of our country’s homeless population. Thanks, Pat, for the gift of this book and for your incredible honesty.  Click on the book image or the blue text above  to purchase it at Amazon, and tune in tonight 8p ET on Listen UP to hear Pat in person!

If you miss it, it will be on demand Thursday, right here!

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“Joey Pants”, actor Joe Pantoliano from The Sopranos & The Matrix, joins us to talk about mental health on “Matters Of The Mind”, Wed. 8p ET!

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We all know what a very fine actor Joe Pantoliano is, in fact, he’s been rewarded with many nominations and an Emmy for excellence at his craft, specifically for The Sopranos!  He’s been in some of the biggest movies such as The Matrix, The Fugitive, Memento, Risky Business, one of my guilty pleasures Eddie & The Cruisers, and was even a featured voice in Racing Stripes!  But, did you know….

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He suffered through the 90’s with clinical depression, but was only recently diagnosed?  And, unlike SO many others that suffer with depression, Joe decided to do something about it.  What could he do?  TALK, announce on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog that he had been suffering from clinical depression for the last decade, and try and remove the stigma of depression and mental illness, as they are afflictions that people struggle with, and often they will try and pass it off as something else.  He also addresses his addictions to alcohol, food, sex, Vicodin and Percocet that were the external manifestations of his depression.  Could Joe do more?  Absolutely…

How about establishing a not-for-profit organization called No Kidding, Me Too!  to unite members of the entertainment industry in educating the public about mental illness.  The name came from the reaction Joe would get when he would share his challenges with others.  Could Joe do MORE?  Read on…

How about making his directorial debut not on some blockbuster but on an amazing documentary called, funny enough, No Kidding Me 2!  From the NKM2 website:

“This empowering film sheds light on what nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Through candid, often humorous discussions with Pantoliano and his family on their struggle with his own clinical depression, as well as the compelling stories of five other people from all walks of life, all affected differently by mental illness: a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder, a psychologist with ADHD, and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression.”

Click HERE to watch the trailer

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Could Joe do MORE  still?  Yes!  How about chatting with Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller about all of the above?  Tune in @ 8p ET on Wednesday Dec 4th to hear Joe in conversation…and if you miss it, don’t forget it will be On Demand Thursday right here ==>

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