The Impact Stigma Podcast is our award-winning interview style podcast with three participants, the host, Jennifer Teague, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the cohost, Josh Moore, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator and our featured special guest.
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We are happy to share that our podcast is quickly approaching over 700 listeners and is listened to by our dedicated fans in over 19 states across the country! We can’t say a big enough thank you to everyone for your continued support! Join us for this very special episode of our award-winning podcast, Impact Stigma. For our fourth episode of season two we are honored to offer a different look at how addiction effects families. This special story is all about a mother’s unyielding love for her son, her battle with his addiction and the victory she celebrates with him today. This is a story of hope in the face of darkness. A story of a mother’s battle for her son’s survival that every parent or loved one that loves someone effected by substance abuse disorder needs to hear. Brenda Seals is the author of Son Down, Son Up, a story she wrote to bring hope to others with loved one’s suffering with addiction.
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Join us for an enlightening conversation with our special guest, Kenneth Knight, during this episode of Impact Stigma as we discuss his journey to recovery from addiction and Bipolar Disorder. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with Frontier Health and devotes his time to educating and helping those that are working towards recovery while also contending with a mental illness. His story takes us on a journey that begins with his difficult time growing up in Philadelphia all the way to his successful career as a CPRS for Frontier Health where he is an inspiration for so many of those we serve. We share the most common myths that create the negative stigma so often associated with Bipolar Disorder. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did!
Impact Stigma is proud to celebrate Black History Month! This episode we are honored to not only recognize historical Black Pioneers that made an enormous impact in the field of Mental Health but to welcome our very special guest and share her unique story! We truly enjoyed this enlightening conversation with our special guest, Latonia Collie, Director of Adult Housing at Frontier Health. Join us as we share some laughs and dig deep into one of the remaining taboos within the Black Community, the stigma around mental illness. Latonia shares her personal experience growing up with her beloved family member that suffered with mental illness and she answers our questions on the difficult topic of how mental health stigma is felt so differently within the Black Community. Her vulnerability is contagious, and her story is one that we know relates to so many of our listeners. Thank you, Latonia, for being a part of Impact Stigma!
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Happy New Year and welcome back to Season Two of Impact Stigma! We are officially an award-winning podcast heard in over 13 states! Thank you all for helping us change hearts and minds from Tennessee to Florida, Virginia to Massachusetts and as far west as Colorado. On this episode we get real about how COVID-19 has affected the mental health of each and every one of us. Our special guest for this episode is Kristy Tipton, Division Director of Crisis Services at Frontier Health. She has led the charge for our Virtual COVID Crisis Counseling Service for the East TN Region. As we promised in this episode here is the number for the free COVID CRISIS hotline, 833-4FH-COVID.
This episode of Impact Stigma is very special to both Josh and Jennifer because we have some great news and it’s also the end of Season One for Impact Stigma. Listen as we share this news, present our informative and timely “Surviving the Holidays” toolkit, as well as catch you up on what we’ve been up to the last month. The holidays can create stress and anxiety for all of us and individuals dealing with mental health issues the holidays can be the most challenging time of year. So, please make sure to care for yourself while you care for others, be proactive before stress hits and give yourself lots of grace during the holidays. Take a deep breath and remember this time of year is more about making memories than anything else.
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