Mindy Greiling and son Jim Greiling; Former MN State Representative Mindy Greiling, author of “Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and A Lawmaker’s Fight For Her Son”

July 12, 2020

(Recorded 1/28/2020) This episode is an interview with author and former Minnesota state Representative Mindy Greiling and her son Jim Greiling. Mindy Greiling served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 20 years, including 14 after her son, Jim, was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder in 1999. She initiated the first state bipartisan mental health caucus more »

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CBT/DBT Series, Part 4, Lisa Nasseff discusses CBT, exposure therapy, anorexia, chronic major depression, panic and anxiety disorder, PTSD, and mental wellness during COVID-19

July 10, 2020

(Recorded 5/14/2020) This episode is focused on Lisa Nasseff’s experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her achieve recovery and maintain mental wellness.  Lisa also talks about exposure therapy.  Lisa is a trained volunteer presenter in the NAMI “In Our Own Voice” program through which she shares her personal recovery story of living with more »

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CBT/DBT Series, Part 3, Danny Evans (“gift rap” poetry performer) discusses CBT, parenting, work, and therapy during COVID-19

July 6, 2020

This episode is a conversation with Danny Evans and is focused on his experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to experience recovery and help maintain his mental health.  Danny Evans is a performer of a rap-style of poetry he calls “gift rap poetry” through which he talks about mental illness and addiction awareness.  Danny talks more »

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DBT/CBT Series, Part 2, Keely Herron’s personal experience with DBT

June 26, 2020

This episode is an interview with Keely Herron (click) who shares her experience of going through DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and continuing to use DBT skills to help maintain her mental health. Keely is a strategist, marketing communications specialist, and mental health speaker. She lost her father to suicide in 1999 and has contributed to more »

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DBT/CBT Series, Part 1, Dr. Helen Valenstein-Mah, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

June 22, 2020

This episode is Part 1 of a series on DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as touching on CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Included in the series are bits and pieces of how people might maintain mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The series begins with a conversation with a mental health professional and will be more »

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Wellness in Color: “Blurring Tradition” (Houa Moua)

November 15, 2019

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Interview Guest: Houa Moua Hosted by: Vang Xor Xiong (Xorr) Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org) Guest Bio: For Houa Moua, healthy means being happy. From a moderately traditional Hmong household, Houa’s parents and elders more »

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Wellness in Color: “Flipping the Status Quo” (Seyeon Bae)

October 25, 2019

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Interview Guest: Seyeon Bae Hosted by: Caroline Ludy Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org) Guest Bio:  Raised in South Korea, current Minnesotan Seyeon Bae says her relationship with mental health is both love and hate. more »

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Wellness in Color: “Between Two Worlds” (Jasmine Q’ian)

August 15, 2019

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Interview Guest: Jasmine Q’ian Hosted by: Caroline Ludy Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org) Guest Bio:  Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 21 year-old Jasmine Q’ian battles two worlds, the more »

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Wellness in Color: “Never Stop Watering Your Roots” (Lauryn Daniel)

July 25, 2019

Welcome to “Wellness in Color,” a podcast series that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. Interview Guest: Lauryn Daniel Hosted by: Caroline Ludy Produced by: NAMI Minnesota (namimn.org) Guest Bio:   A native of Chicago’s South Side, Lauryn Daniel describes herself as multifaceted. Living with anxiety and depression, she talks more »

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