“Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, July 11, 2018 – Suicide Prevention
This Help Brings Hope Talk show features Annette Smith, Crisis Intervention Unit Coordinator and Davida Sales, Family Crisis Intervention Clinician. Annette and Davida present information on suicide prevention and activities they are involved with around suicide prevention, including community education presentations to schools, parents, law enforcement and other health care providers, and their clinical work with individuals and families around suicidal risks and behaviors.
“Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, June 13, 2018 – Men’s Health
This June 13 talk show interviewees were Bill Stover, Associate Executive Director and Jeff Greenfield, Director School Based Youth Service Programs. Men’s health was the featured topic and information was provided on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of men’s health as well as societal influences and their impact on men’s health. How do we define physical, mental and emotional health for men, what are some of the gender specific differences, what are and how do stereotypical perceptions impact men’s health practices are some of the topics discussed; and how Family Guidance Center therapists and psychiatrists address men’s overall health needs and issues.
“Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, May 9, 2018 – Mental Health Awareness Month and Opioid Overdose Recovery
This Help Brings Hope show interviewees were Katherine Penaherrera, Supervisor Opioid Overdose Recovery program, Julie Becker, Case Manager Intensive Outpatient programs and Rich McDonnell Executive Director. Featured topics included the thematic aspects of Mental health Awareness Month in May including the need for mental health services, stigma created barriers to services and the mental health services provided by the Family Guidance Center. Information on the new Opioid Overdose Recovery program was provided which works to engage individuals seen in local emergency departments who have been Narcan reversed from an overdose or assessed to have an opioid addiction. This program features recovery support specialists and a patient navigator with the intent of engaging individuals in treatment and ongoing recovery support services to halt the use of opioids. Additionally information was provided on exhibits of consumer works of art at 12 local businesses during mental health awareness month from our March 20 Art Show: Exploring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Through Art depicting our consumers struggles and journeys of recovery.
“Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, April 11, 2018 – Effects of Technology in the Modern World
This “Help Brings Hope” features Bill Stover, Associate Executive Director and Jeff Greenfield, Director School Based Youth Service Program who presents information on the impact of technology and its’ effects on interpersonal relations in the modern world. Technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. How has it changed how we interact with each other? Has immediate access to information improved our lives or diverted out attention from each other? Does technology allow us to connect with more people who are far away yet disconnect with those who are next to us? These and other questions and issues are covered in this talk show such as how parents can manage age appropriate technology time and how parents can monitor the online activities of their children to assure their safety and more.
WRNJ “Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, March 14, 2018 – Parkland School Shooting/Mass Shootings
This “Help Brings Hope” focuses on discussions and information on the recent Parkland School Shooting. Laurie Boehm, Director of Program Services, Annette Smith, Coordinator Crisis Intervention Unit and Rich McDonnell, Executive Director discuss a number of issues with Joyce Estey including: tips on talking with children about these types of traumatic events; possible strategies and approaches to preventing mass shootings including: recognition of changes in behaviors/warning signs that family members, friends or associates may become aware of, and increased mental health wellness education in our school systems with students, parents and staff; describing the common social and emotional factors typically presented about what we know about these mass killers; and distinguishing the difference between serious mental illnesses versus the types of social/mental/emotional determinants often associated with mass shootings in the media, the stigma that creates and its’ impact on people seeking treatment and support for themselves or a loved one struggling with emotional or mental stress or trauma in their lives.
WRNJ “Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, February 14, 2018 – Love, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
This “Help Brings Hope” focuses on Love. The focus is on all forms and expressions of love, not just romantic love. People without a romantic partner may feel lonely or depressed on Valentine’s Day but love can be experienced and shared with children, parents, siblings, friends, co-workers and most importantly, love for ourselves. Annette Smith, Coordinator of our Crisis Intervention Unit and Jeff Greenfield, Director of our School Based Youth Services program will speak about this and other related topics: key aspects and characteristics of healthy, loving relationships such as respect, consideration, non-judgement, communication of thoughts and feelings, ways to listen, understand and willingness to compromise; features of unhealthy as well as healthy relationships and how therapists can help individuals, couples and families make healthy relationship decisions; and, destructive or toxic relationships such as domestic abuse when participants say they love each other despite harming each other and how therapists counsel individuals who are victims or who need to get out of such relationships.
WRNJ “Help Brings Hope” with Joyce Estey, January 10, 2018 – National Drug/Alcohol Facts Week
This “Help Brings Hope” WRNJ Talk Show features Bill Stover, Associate Executive Director and Liz Montalvo, Project Facilitator for our Prevention Connections Program who speak on the purpose and message of National Drug/Alcohol Facts Week, Jan.22-28; provide information on our Warren Hills Community Coalition and ways that citizens and organizations throughout Warren County can become involved with our coalition: and, provide information on our Adult and Adolescent substance abuse treatment programs as well as the various treatment interventions and recovery support services that we provide to youth, adults and families.