The NAMI Radio Hour
Learn about mental illness, mental health, and recovery!
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro on Mental Health, Religion, Meditation and Spirituality
April 19, 2018 08:33 AM PDT
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, commonly called "Rabbi Rami", is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker on the subjects of liberal Judaism and contemporary spirituality. He joins NAMI Tennessee Executive Director Jeff Fladen on the NAMI Radio Hour to explore paths to healing that may be helpful to anyone that is struggling with obtrusive or negative thoughts or is seeking paths toward wellness.Learning About Art Therapy with Brianne Burgoon, President, TATA
April 15, 2018 11:15 AM PDT
Brianne Burgoon, M.Ed., ATR, RYT-200 President,Tennessee Art Therapy Association (TATA) visits with Jeff Fladen to discuss art therapy and its role in our mental health treatment system.Learning About Support Animals with Brenda Dew
April 04, 2018 06:52 AM PDT
In this episode of the NAMI Radio Hour, we learn about service animals.
After retiring from a career of teaching and counseling, Brenda Dew, Ph.D., began working with pet therapy and training of service dogs with Retrieving Independence in Tennessee. Learn about service animals, how they are trained, and some of the amazing ways that they can help people that are living with disabilities.Telemedicine and the Future of Psychotherapy
March 18, 2018 11:42 AM PDT
Tom Hunter, CEO of iHope Network, joins NAMI Executive Director, Jeff Fladen, to discuss telemedicine and its use as in psychotherapy over the internet. Is this the future of psychotherapy?Resources for Disability
March 06, 2018 09:40 AM PST
In this episode, NAMI TN Director Jeff Fladen visits with Megan Hart and Cecilia Melo-Romieof Tennessee Disability Pathfinder.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a statewide, comprehensive information and referral for services and resources for all types of disabilities and all ages. Pathfinder is a partnership with the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.Kelly Dorsey on Peers, Recovery, and Self Care
February 14, 2018 10:46 AM PST
Kelly Dorsey is an employee of the Volunteer State Health Plan/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and a licensed massage therapist. She will be sharing "Her story it's, my story, it's our story" which chronicles her journey toward recovery and her efforts to help others.What happens at a community mental health center with psychotherapist Richard Gillespie
February 14, 2018 10:31 AM PST
For many, it can be confusing to understand what happens behind the doors of a community mental health center. Richard Gillespie, LMFT is a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist with Mental Health Co-op in Cookeville, Tennessee.
He joined NAMI Tennessee Executive Director, Jeff Fladen, to talk about his work in a community mental health center.NAMI Radio Hour: Grassroots advocacy and the NAMI Basics Class with Holly Burrow and Clenetta Perry
January 26, 2018 08:57 AM PST
Holly Burrow and Clenetta Perry are two mothers of children with disabilities. Listen as they share how they learned to become grassroots advocates in rural America. Hear two mothers talk about their grassroots advocacy as they learn how to raise children with disabilities. Their volunteer advocacy efforts include teaching NAMI Basics, a six-session program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a mental illness which covers mental illnesses, medication, how to advocate for your child.Lisa Ragan on the NAMI Radio Hour: What is Peer Support?
January 19, 2018 08:36 AM PST
Peer support programs provide an opportunity for consumers who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer supports to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives in the community. Peer specialists promote recovery; enhance hope and social networking through role modeling and activation; and supplement existing treatment with education, empowerment, and aid in system navigation.
Lisa Ragan, Diretor of Peer Recovery Services for TDMHSAS talks with NAMI ED, Jeff Fladen about the peer movement and it's importance for our mental health and substance abuse recovery system.Mental Illness and Correction Reform
January 19, 2018 07:34 AM PST
Legislators, law enforcement, and mental health advocates including NAMI have been concerned about the number of persons with mental illness who end up in our jails an prisons. On this episode, Jeff Fladen, NAMI Tennessee Executive Director looks at corrections reform and pre-arrest diversion. NAMI Tennessee is also part of a collaboration that successfully advocated for the State of Tennessee to approve $15 million for pre-arrest diversion. Several projects are now underway to begin to address this issue.
The NAMI Radio Hour features conversations with guests weekly exploring the topic of mental health, mental illness and recovery. The show is live Wednesdays at 10 AM CST on www.radiofreenashville.org or podcast on PodOmatic. The NAMI Radio Hour is hosted by Jeff Fladen, MSW, Executive Director of NAMI Tennessee.
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