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Our award-winning, interview-style podcast features a special guest along with our hosts, Jennifer Teague Ritter (Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations) and Josh Moore (Communications and Public Relations Coordinator). Join us as we talk with our guests about their experiences with mental health stigma.

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Music and Mental Health

Music and Mental Health

We have talked many times on Impact Stigma about the positive connection between our mental health and music. Join us for this fun Season Three episode with special guest, Leah Ross, Executive Director of Advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol, VA. Over the past 16 years, she has played an integral role in the development and growth of Bristol establishing its identity as the birthplace of country music. From serving as a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion volunteer during the first Festival in 2001 to becoming the executive director of the Festival in 2005, her dynamic vision and creativity led the Festival to become the region’s largest annual three-day event, which now has over 45,000 attendees annually. Leah’s take on music and mental health is one you won’t want to miss! Thank you to our episode sponsor, Food City, for your continued support.

A Story About Suicide with Kristie Hammonds

A Story About Suicide with Kristie Hammonds

Join us for this episode of Impact Stigma as we spend some time with Frontier Health’s President and CEO, Kristie Hammonds. Listen as she shares her story of loss and her experience with a family member that lived through suicide. This is an intimate look into the heart of leader so join Jennifer and Josh as we dig deep and share a few laughs for this impactful episode. If you, your child, or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis call 988 and you will be able to speak with a crisis specialist right away.

The Scars Foundation partners with euNoia 4 Kids!

The Scars Foundation partners with euNoia 4 Kids!

This episode joins our hosts with the Executive Director for The Scars Foundation, Naomi Fabricant! The Scars Foundation was established by Sully Erna, the lead singer of the heavy metal band, Godsmack. We are sharing all about The Scars Foundation started and its mission! Naomi talks about the new kids’ event Frontier Health is bringing to our Foundation’s 2nd annual euNoia a well mind concert on August 13th, euNoia 4 Kids! The Scars Foundation along with Grace Notes Project is bringing a fun interactive music experience for kids all over our area! This event is free and happens from 3-5pm on August 13th at Cumberland Square Park right before euNoia! Check out this great interview! Thank you to Food City for sponsoring our podcast and coming onboard as our Presenting Sponsor for euNoia A Well Mind Concert 2 years in a row! Get your tickets before they sell out!
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Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month

It’s June and this month we want to celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community and Pride Month on Impact Stigma. Join our conversation as we share Morgan Bartley’s life journey through the pain of abuse and addiction into peace and sobriety. Morgan served in the Army as a Combat Support Military Police from 2005 to 2011 in Italy and Peru along with a combat deployment to Iraq. He just graduated with an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Northeast State and will attend ETSU in the fall to complete a bachelor’s degree focused on Probation and Parole. He also hosts a recovery group called the Granola Gang focused on supporting and advocating for those in recovery through recreational therapy and activities. His story of transition and becoming who he was meant to be is eye opening and inspirational. This conversation was a true joy to be a part of, thank you Morgan! Thank you to Food City as well for continuing to support mental health and Impact Stigma.

A Juneteenth Conversation

A Juneteenth Conversation

Join us for this special episode of Impact Stigma as we talk with Adam Dickson, Supervisor of the Langston Centre, a facility promoting multicultural awareness. Langston Centre sits on the site of the former Langston High School, Johnson City, TN’s black high school from 1893-1965. He is an Adjunct Instructor of Political Science at East TN State University. For 16 years he has taught the course “Black American Political Thought” which examines black political ideology and the role of race in American political development. He also currently serves as Vice-Mayor for the Town of Jonesborough, TN, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carson-Newman University and obtained his Master of Public Administration degree from East Tennessee State University in 2004. Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. Mr. Dickson is an avid historian and taught us a thing or two. Listen to find out why August 8th is so important for Black Americans in Appalachia and what Mr. Dickson’s favorite childhood memory. Thank you to Food City for sponsoring this episode of Impact Stigma.

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