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"Guide to Feeling Better" Videos

The Guide To Feeling Better shows discuss practical information for staying well and recovering from mental and substance use disorders. The video casts are produced monthly. 

Select a video to watch by clicking on the video title.

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Certified Peer Support

This show you will learn valuable information on Certified Peer Support Specialist. Certified Peer Support Specialist are helping people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Sharing their personal lived experience and professional knowledge are DeAnn Braden and Kristen Arant, KY Certified Peer Support Specialists with Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio and Jill King, MHANKYSWOH Associate Director and Michelle Rolf, MHANKYSWOH Warren & Clinton County Area Director of Peer Recovery Supporters.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This show you will learn valuable information on Youth Mental Health First Aid, YMHFA. Sharing their expertise are Kasey Eten, B.S.in Psych, Certified YMHFA Instructor and YMHFA Grant Coordinator and Bill Shamblin, B.A. Econ, MBA from Mental Health America NKY and SWOH.

Heroin Impact Response Task Force

This show you will learn valuable information on The Heroin Impact Response Task Force. To share are experts Amanda J. Peters, Heroin Impact Response Task Force, HIRT, Coordinator Northern Kentucky Area Development District and Holly Specht, NKY Hates Heroin.

Healing Through Purpose

This show will provided you with valuable information on ways mothers are able to move forward with life after the death of a child. Sharing with us more about this topic is Marcie Warrington, Masters in Philanthropic Studies, Founder and Director, MotherLOVE. You will learn about research based way that do help Mothers move forward in life after experiencing the death of a child.

Therapy Pets

Today, we will be talking about Therapy Pets. Guests are Bob Murray President – Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati, Robin Daniels Trustee – Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati and Alice Sturgeon Member – Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati. Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati provides animal assisted interventions promoting the benefits of the human-animal connection through community involvement, close cooperation with client facilities and ongoing training, evaluation and mentorship opportunities for our members.

Human Trafficking

This show discusses Human Trafficking. Here to share with us more about this topic is Lisa Ramstetter, Human Trafficking Advocate, Catholic Charities of Louisville - Northern Kentucky Rescue and Restore Office, located at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington. Myth: Human Trafficking is Happening but not in my community. Fact: Evidence and Research indicate that Human Trafficking is happening in each city, often in plain sight, but also behind closed doors.

Casey’s Law

Today, our audience will learn the facts about why Kentucky has an involuntary treatment law, known as Casey's Law, who can benefit from the law, how to initiate the process and what a successful intervention can mean for a person who has a substance use disorder and his/her family. Sharing are Recovery Advocates Charlotte Wethington (Casey's Mom), Joan Arlinghaus, Kimberly Wright (founder of Kentucky Parents Against Heroin) and Michelle Collinsworth.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

This show discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here to share with us more about this topic is Paula Weber LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Director of Counseling Services, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington. Myth: Everybody gets depressed in the winter. The FACT is, Seasonal Affective Disorder can be a serious problem and deserves real attention.

Recovery from Addiction

This show is talking about Recovery from addiction, specifically, Heroin. Sharing more about this topic is Jason Merrick, MSW, CADC, Director of Addiction Services, Kenton County Detention Center and Board Chair, People Advocating Recovery. The “Guide to Feeling Better” shows attempt to dispel myths and misconceptions about the ways in which people can and do recover from mental health and substance use disorders. This show’s Myth Buster: Addiction is a choice. FACT: Addiction is a chronic progressive and potentially fatal disease.

Embracing Peoples Uniqueness in the Workplace

This month’s show reveals the importance of embracing peoples uniqueness in the workplace. Here to share their expertise is John Riesenberg and Alex Klein, Supported Employment Specialists with Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. Myth Buster: People with mental and substance use disorders cannot work. FACT: People with mental and substance use disorders can be very productive in the workplace and working also positively impacts their recovery and general well-being. . . . It is fact that people with disabilities make better employees.  

Clinical Research

Clinical Research with Brian Martens, LSW, MS, CCRC / Research team leader of mood disorders at the Lindner Center of Hope. Guide to Feeling Better shows attempt to dispel myths and misconceptions about the ways in which people can and do recover from mental health and substance use disorders. Today’s myth buster: All studies require taking medications or taking a ‘fake pill.’ The FACT: There are many studies that do not require medications or placebos. Other highlights include: the different types of research, the different types of mental health research, how do you know if the research is safe and how do people find out about research studies.

Building Resiliency

Building Resiliency reveals 10 evidence based ways to promote individual resiliency and protect mental health as well as research based ways flourish. To share their knowledge on Building Resiliency are Susan Faris, a Board Member for NAMIKY and NAMINKY and a NAMI teacher and support group facilitator and Jill King, Associate Director of Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. Myth: Only people with mental illness have to focus on ways to achieve good mental health. FACT: Everyone benefits learning and practicing wellness techniques in order to maintain good mental health.

Addicted Loved Ones

Addicted Loved Ones: Here to share with us more about this topic is Laura Jackson, LCSW, LICDC, a clinical social worker and addiction specialist. What myth are we are going to bust today? Myth: Parents and Spouses can cure their addicted loved ones. The FACT is, family members didn't cause their loved one's addiction, they cannot control it, and they cannot cure it. There are things that family members can do to help themselves and their loved ones. We hope you watch to learn and share hope that long term recovery is possible! Over 23 million people are living a successful, healthy recovery.