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The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern …

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INSIGHT – TECHNOLOGY LEVELS MUSEUMS, IS AMERICA READY FOR A DRAG QUEEN IDOL?, MARIAH’S MENTAL HEALTH , LABOR SHORTAGE MAY HAVE YOU GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY – 04.19.18

New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum unveiled its phenomenal and must experience multisensory exhibition, ‘The Senses: Design Beyond Vision’ and Michele Spitz, Philanthropist and Voice-Over Artist joins Mark to explain this cutting edge technology that includes her voice and donation which highlights how multisensory design can solve problems and enhance life for everyone by amplifying their ability to receive …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 04.18.18

My guest is Chuck Knapp, MA, cofounder of Windhorse Integrative Mental Health in Boulder, Colorado.  He and his group bring kindness, thoughtfulness, and a rich background of experience to helping people otherwise labelled “chronic” by contemporary institutions.  Windhorse is one of the best-kept secrets in the field for people and their families who have suffered in the prevailing mental health system.   While not …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 04.12.18

I open this show with a manifesto:  That the actions of people helping people can and should lie outside the conventional designations of psychiatrist, psychologist, or even counselor and therapist, and these activities should not be subjected to government control and licensing.  I believe that humans and humanity have survived throughout our evolution with helping relationships, including helping each other with all kinds and …

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The Gary Null Show – 06.21.17

News Maker – Big Pharma Witch Hunts to silence medical doctor dissidents — Dr Gary G. Kohls is a retired family practitioner, who specialized in holistic (non-drug) and preventive mental health care for the last decade of his career. He has expertise in the areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain malnutrition, non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental ill health, neurotransmitter disorders and …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.03.17

My guest, British psychologist Peter Kinderman PhD and I agreed to do a show that examines the politics of mental health including the overall politics of human life, society, and government.  This is the first time I have aired my own political principles in such detail on my radio talk show.   I believe in Founding Principles of America, including personal freedom …

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BRUCE E. LEVINE – Psychiatry’s “Defect Model of Mental Illness:” a Path for Those it Has Failed

Depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people can beat themselves up for being defective. And psychiatrists and psychologists routinely validate and intensify their sense of defectiveness by telling them that they have, for example, a chemical-imbalance defect, a genetic defect, or a cognitive-behavioral defect. In plain words, many depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing persons think: “I feel fucked up because I am essentially …

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Insight – PRINCETON UNIV. EMBRACES “MY DIFFERENCE MAKES ME STRONGER”, BACKLASH FOR COMMENTS ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AND GOLDEN GATEBRIDGE NEAR FATAL JUMP SAVES KEVIN HINES – 12.10.15

The National Education Association President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia referred to special needs students as “chronically traded and the medically annoying” hear the unthinkable statement and the backlash that has ensued. Fate saved Kevin Hines after the then 19 year old jumped from the Golden GateBridge and realized the millisecond he leapt over the railing that “it was an instant regret”. Hear how Kevin has accepted that his battle with mental illness will be life long and that his work with national mental health organizations along with his book is helping countless people. Mark also muses about how parents might address speaking with their children about school lock downs and why their needed.

Have Mark speak at your school, college/university or workplace on “Overcoming Adversity” and more – info at www.markfarrellmotivation.com

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Ask Beatty – 11.30.15

Beatty talked about Mayor De Blasio and his wife, First Lady McCray’s New York
City mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.
Their plan sets forth 6 principles for achieving long-term mental health changes. Tune in and listen to the programs that have the potential to save millions of lives!
Her guest today was actress Margot Steinberg, who talked about Straight Talking, an equity stage reading about a families reaction to discovering that their son is gay. The readings are on December 7th and 8th at 7 p.m. at 151 West 46th St. In NYC. Admission is FREE.

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Ask Beatty – 10.12.15

Beatty talked about how preventive mental health programs in the schools would help early on to identify and treat problem children and their families who grow up to be angry, alienated, lonely and violent adults. She also discussed recent findings that show “the effectiveness of talk therapy is overstated” and shared her 35 year clinical experience outlying what in her view effective therapy is and is not.