Mental Health Download: Exploring Mental Illness, Suicide, Homelessness and Incarceration

Mental Health Download: Exploring Mental Illness, Suicide, Homelessness and Incarceration

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Mental Health Association Oklahoma created The Mental Health Download podcast to share stories each month about mental illness, homelessness, incarceration and suicide, and how each can impact our lives in a profound way. Mental health affects everyone, yet the social stigma attached to mental health issues keeps so many of our family members, friends, colleagues and neighbors silent. Why are we so afraid to talk about these issues? Each month, our host Matt Gleason invites guests to share how mental illness, suicide, homelessness and incarceration have affected their work or lives. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mentalhealthdownload/support


Tricia Mason: 12&12 Day and the Power of Support Groups
Dec 11 • 40 min
On today’s bonus episode of the Mental Health Download, our CEO, Mike Brose, interviews his longtime friend and collaborator Tricia Mason. Trish is a licensed professional counselor and Chief Operations Officer of 12 & 12 in Tulsa. 12&12 is the largest…
#SeeMe as a Suicide Prevention Advocate
Dec 9 • 26 min
On this week’s episode, co-hosts Matt Gleason and Kristy Sturgill talk with Stephanie Cherry and Angie Almond. Stephanie and Angie are two of the most dedicated suicide prevention advocates in Oklahoma. They both live in Piedmont, Oklahoma, which has had…
Do Good. Drink CoffeeFirst
Dec 2 • 38 min
On this week’s episode, we celebrate the grand opening of Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s innovative CoffeeFirst employment program on Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. We talk with… Clara Correa, who oversees the CoffeeFirst program for the…
Ashley Gunnells is Taking the Happy with the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Nov 25 • 32 min
Ashley Gunnells is hilarious but she’s also experienced seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Ashley and our host, Matt, talk about how they cope with both the happy and the SAD. They offer plenty of tips from the National Institute of Mental Health and do a…
Jedediah Bragg & His Amazing Mental Health Therapy Dog Koa
Nov 18 • 26 min
On this week’s episode, our guest is the ever-amazing Dr. Jedediah Bragg, of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. We asked Jedediah to be on the show because he is training his wonder dog, Koa, to be a therapy dog. To be clear, Jedediah is not…
Theresa Nguyen Wants You to Fight in the Open for Mental Health
Nov 12 • 27 min
On today’s episode, our guest is Theresa Nguyen. Theresa works for Mental Health America (MHA) to help people across the nation have greater access to mental health care through policy and programming. Along with supporting MHA’s federal and state policy…
Largest single prison sentence commutation in U.S. history
Nov 4 • 35 min
On today’s episode we’re going to discuss the ripple effects of more than 450 people having their drug possession and low-level theft sentences commuted. These individuals have already served one year for drug and property theft crimes that are now…
Does “Joker” Stigmatize Mental Illness?
Oct 28 • 42 min
“Joker” is the No. 1 R-rated movie of all-time. It features a gripping performance by Joaquin Phoenix that has everyone talking. On this episode, Mike Brose, CEO of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, gives his perspective on the film and helps answer…
Listen to Zarrow Symposium Keynotes Part 2: Dr. Chan Hellman & Dr. Carl Hart
Oct 22 • 28 min
On today’s episode, we’re going to give you highlights from day 2 of the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium keynote sessions. First up, we’ll hear from Dr. Chan Hellman. Dr. Hellman is a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding…
Listen to Zarrow Symposium Keynotes Part 1: Esme Weijun Wang and Dr. Stephanie Covington
Oct 17 • 32 min
Listen to the highlights from Day 1 of the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium keynote sessions. First, Esmé Weijun Wang shares personal stories highlighting her experiencing living with severe mental illness. She challenges to the audience to expand their…
Tahira Taqi on Racism & Inclusion
Oct 8 • 36 min
Tahira Taqi is a proud American Muslim, community member and social justice advocate. She works as the Senior Project Manager for Urban Strategies on the Eugene Field choice neighborhood project and continues to be involved in area nonprofits and advocacy…
Kristy K. Boone: Connectivation & Resilience
Sep 30 • 29 min
Today our guest is Kristy K. Boone. Kristy is from Oklahoma City but she’s kindly come to Tulsa to record this episode in our studio. Kristy’s primary passion is teaching others how to communicate with empathy and authenticity in a digital age. Her…
Tim Landes Jr’s Mom Was Homeless
Sep 23 • 44 min
Tim Landes Jr is a storyteller. In this episode, the TulsaPeople magazine writer and editor tells the story of his mom, who has experienced mental illness and homelessness. Now she has a safe place to live and is doing great in her recovery. Wendi Fralick…
Joe Hight’s “Unnecessary Sorrow”
Sep 16 • 47 min
Today our guest is our friend Joe Hight. Joe is a journalism professor, columnist, writer, consultant and a bookstore owner. His newspaper career as an editor, director, managing editor or reporter spanned for 35 years. His new book is “Unnecessary…
Dr. Jessica Bernard: Exploring Psychosis Part 2
Sep 12 • 35 min
Welcome to part 2 of our exploration of psychosis. Today I’m so excited that our guest is psychosis expert, Dr. Jessica Bernard, of Texas A&M University. Dr. Bernard’s research supports the theory that problems in a particular brain circuit contribute to…
Esmé Weijun Wang: Exploring Psychosis Part 1
Aug 30 • 28 min
Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection The Collected Schizophrenias and the novel The Border of Paradise, which was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmé lives in San…
Noe Rodriguez: Homeless Outreach Exit Interview
Aug 26 • 51 min
On this episode, Noe Rodriguez looks back on what inspired his life as a homeless outreach worker in Tulsa, tells some funny and inspirational stories and looks forward to the next big step in his life. Noe is our friend so we will miss him dearly at…
Joshua Dulaney & The Dark Side of Reporting
Aug 19 • 46 min
Today we’re talking with award winning journalist Joshua Dulaney. He joined The Oklahoman in November 2016. In both 2018 and 2019 he earned newspaper writer of the year honors from the Great Plains Journalism Awards. We asked Josh to be on the show today…
Defining Moments with Margy & Hoang Lam
Aug 9 • 37 min
— We’re talking with Margy and Hoang Lam. The Oklahoma City couple produce the Defining Moments podcast. Hoang hosts and Margy works behind the scenes. — Together, they have built a great following because they believe in the power of positive people with…
The Danger of Linking Mental Illness with Mass Violence
Aug 5 • 32 min
It’s Monday, August 5, 2019 and we’re still reeling from the mass shootings that claimed 20 lives in El Paso on Saturday and another nine in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday. A Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health found that the contribution of mental health…
Dr. Carl Hart: Drug Talk for Grown-Ups
Jul 26 • 40 min
On this episode, Mark Davis, the Association’s chief programs officer, interviews our guest, Dr. Carl Hart. Dr. Hart grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Miami where drug use was prevalent. The truth is that he even used and sold drugs. However,…
What Makes a Mental Health Leader?
Jul 19 • 38 min
On this episode, Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s CEO, Mike Brose, interviews his friend and collaborator Kathy Langois. She is based in Canada and represents the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. It’s a unique international…
Exploring the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Jul 12 • 34 min
On today’s of the Mental Health Download, we have three interviews all tied to Adverse Childhood Experiences, better known as ACEs. Oklahoma’s children have the highest ACE scores in the nation. Basically, the questionaire boils down to three categories:…
A Journey Home: How Collaboration is Solving Homelessness
Jul 5 • 16 min
What happens when someone is evicted from their home? For some the answer is buying a room at a hotel, which is what Shade and Sheryl did until they ran out of money. Then, it was buying a tent. In this episode, we wanted to give listeners a chance to…
PART 2: Tulsa’s Homelessness Count Featuring Greg Shinn
Jun 28 • 38 min
On this episode, Greg Shinn, of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, discusses Tulsa’s annual Point-in-Time Count of people experiencing homelessness. It was officially released during the recording of this podcast. This is the second of a two-part series…
PART 1: Exploring the Annual Oklahoma City Homeless Count with Dan Straughan
Jun 28 • 39 min
On the new episode of the Mental Health Download podcast, our own Greg Shinn interviews his longtime friend and collaborator Dan Straughan, executive director of the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City. Together they discuss the results of the OKC…
Gail Richards on Overcoming Addiction to Anxiety Medication
Jun 14 • 34 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, Mike Brose, the CEO of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, interviews his longtime friend, and one of the greatest supporters of our organization, Gail Richards. They’re going to talk about a number of…
Tulsa World’s Let’s Talk: Mental Health Forum
May 31 • 77 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, we were on location at the University of Tulsa for the Tulsa World’s Let’s Talk Forum on Mental Health. The panelists included TU President Gerard Clancy, who is a psychiatrist; Terri White, commissioner of…
Homelessness Experts Mack Haltom & Mike Brose
May 29 • 47 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, Mike Brose, CEO of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, interviews his longtime friend and collaborator Mack Haltom, who is the executive director of the Tulsa Day Center. The homelessness experts talk about a…
Review of Oklahoma’s 2019 Legislative Session
May 24 • 26 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, Jake Glantz, Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s advocacy specialist, reviews Oklahoma’s 2019 legislative session. You’ll hear about the state of mental health funding, criminal justice reform and more. —-…
His Name Isn’t “Homeless.” It’s Jose Vega.
May 21 • 22 min
Jose Vega, of Oklahomans for Equality, explains what it was like to be rejected by his family because he was gay. Then, he explains what it was like surviving homelessness while also trying to balance the pressures of high school. For the second part of…
Michelle Hand Shares Her Story about Postpartum Depression
May 12 • 17 min
Michelle Hand, a mother of two, shares what it was like experiencing postpartum depression after having her second child. Her advice to mothers is to reach out for help if they’re experiencing depression even if it is hard. —- Support this podcast:…
Highlights from the My Mind Matters Rally at the Capitol
Apr 26 • 21 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, you’ll hear highlights from this year’s My Mind Matters rally at the Capitol. You’ll hear speeches that will inspire you, break your heart and, most importantly, get you ready to advocate for essential mental…
Weather Anxiety is Real
Apr 24 • 29 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, we take on weather anxiety. First, our host, Matt Gleason, talks with Tulsa meteorologist Jon Haverfield. Jon grew up battling weather anxiety but overcame it to the point he chases tornadoes for a living.…
#SeeMe: My Name isn’t Criminal, it’s Melodie.
Mar 29 • 16 min
On the latest episode of The Mental Health Download podcast, we’re kicking off Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s See Me campaign with a conversation with our very own Melodie Mills. Each day, Melodie’s helping people in Oklahoma City experiencing…
Teen on Suicide & Stigma
Feb 19 • 21 min
On this episode of the Mental Health Download, the CEO of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Mike Brose, and host Matt Gleason talk with Sophie Pazzo. She’s a Tulsa teenager who shares her thoughts on the stigma of mental illness, suicide and the…
New Year’s Resolutions that Start New Lives
Jan 15 • 17 min
During our Mental Health Download podcast, we usually take on just one of four powerful topics each month. Well, during our latest episode we take on all four — mental illness, suicide, incarceration, and homelessness. The reason we’re taking on all four…
Suicide in a Smalltown
Jan 8 • 20 min
Welcome to the Mental Health Download from Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Each month on our program, we take on one of four themes that are too big to ignore: mental illness, suicide, incarceration and homelessness. During this episode, Mike Brose,…
Dr. Adam Gazzaley: Can Video Games Revolutionize Mental Health?
Jan 8 • 12 min
What role can video games play in treating mental health and addiction? In this episode of Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s podcast, The Mental Health Download, nationally-known professor in neurology, physiology and psychiatry, Dr. Adam Gazzaley,…
Mental Health Download: Exploring Mental illness, Suicide, Homelessness and Incarceration
Jan 7 • 0 min
You’re listening to the Mental Health Download from the nonprofit Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Each week on the download we explore mental illness, suicide, homelessness and incarceration. We hope you listen and subscribe. —- Support this podcast:…