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Keeping it real about mental health, mental illness, addiction recovery and the business of behavioral health. Our guests and listeners are from all over the globe and all walks of life. The signature show on Mental Health News Radio Network - the world's first podcast network dedicated to our favorite subject: Mental Health!

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Keeping it real about mental health, mental illness, addiction recovery and the business of behavioral health. Our guests and listeners are from all over the globe and all walks of life. The signature show on Mental Health News Radio Network - the world's first podcast network dedicated to our favorite subject: Mental Health!

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Much needed info!

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Caring compassionate podcast with thoughtful host

I love this show.

By igoup - Jan 26 2018
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Kristin is real. Her guests are real. The conversations are meaningful and powerful.

iTunes Ratings

205 Ratings
Average Ratings
186
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7

Much needed info!

By Nyc_girl081 - May 26 2020
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Caring compassionate podcast with thoughtful host

I love this show.

By igoup - Jan 26 2018
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Kristin is real. Her guests are real. The conversations are meaningful and powerful.
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Mental Health News Radio

Latest release on Sep 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Healing Your Addiction to an Emotional Predator with Shahida Arabi

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Shahida Arabi is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University graduate school and a four-time bestselling author. Her bestselling books include The Smart Girl's Guide to Self-Care and Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself, featured as a a #1 Amazon Bestseller for 16 consecutive months after its release, and POWER: Surviving and Thriving, featured as a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Applied Psychology. Her writing has been featured on Salon, Psych Central, The Huffington Post, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, MOGUL, Yoganonymous, Elephant Journal, Dollhouse Magazine, The West 4th Street Review, Thought Catalog, the Feministing Community blog, and Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Monica O'Neal's website. Her interests include psychology, sociology, education, gender studies and mental health advocacy. She studied English Literature and Psychology as an undergraduate student at NYU, where she graduated summa cum laude and was President of its National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter. Her viral blog articles, "Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head," and "20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use To Silence You" have been shared worldwide and her work has been endorsed and shared by numerous clinical psychologists, mental health practitioners, bestselling authors, and award-winning bloggers.

www.selfcarehaven.wordpress.com

Nov 15 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: Recovery From Childhood Emotional Neglect with Dr. Jonice Webb

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Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood Emotional Neglect Blog on PsychCentral.com.

Dr. Webb has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has worked in a variety of different settings over the course of her career, including a psychiatric emergency service and substance abuse programs.  She has been the Director of several large outpatient clinics.  For the past eight years, she has been enjoying her private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of couples and families.

Over two decades of practicing psychology, Dr. Webb gradually started to see a factor from childhood which weighs upon people as adults.  This factor is extremely subtle.  In fact, it’s so difficult to see that it goes virtually unnoticed while it quietly saps a person’s joy in life, causing him or her to struggle with self-discipline, or to feel disconnected and unfulfilled.  Dr. Webb gave a name to this invisible factor from childhood.  She calls it Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).™

Jan 26 2018

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Rank #3: Covert Narcissism: The Insidious and Hidden Nature of Psychological Abuse

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This year, Chanel participated in the Boston photo exhibition, Invisible Fractures: The Hidden Trauma of Emotional Abuse. She hopes to raise awareness that emotional abuse is domestic violence, and that narcissistic abuse, especially when it's covert, is particularly insidious. She enjoys hiking, baking, reading and writing.

Chanel joins our host Kristin Sunanta Walker as she takes us on her harrowing journey through psychological abuse at the hands of a covert, malignant narcissist.

Aug 24 2017

39mins

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Rank #4: Character Matters with Dr. George Simon

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Join us for new and regular conversations with Dr. George Simon. Dr. Simon is an internationally-recognized expert on manipulators and other problem characters and the author of 3 bestselling books: In Sheep’s Clothing (which has been translated into 12 foreign languages), Character Disturbance, and The Judas Syndrome. He’s made appearances on several major television (Fox News Network, CNN, CBS 48 Hours).

Until recently, Dr. Simon maintained an active private practice dedicated to assisting individuals develop character and helping empower victims in relationships with disturbed characters. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, he specialized in anxiety and anger management, comprehensive personality assessments, mental health professional training, and consultation to businesses and organizations on how to deal with problem characters. Dr. Simon also recently retired as a supervising psychologist for the Arkansas Dept. of Correction. For 6 years he provided clinical oversight to the community risk assessment program for registered sex offenders, and more recently provided similar oversight for the newly expanded and re-vamped prison-based sex offender treatment program. He has given numerous workshops on the various sex offender typologies and offender treatment and management strategies. He helped secure a DOJ grant through Center for Sex Offender Management, and is a member of the grant’s standing committee.

Visit his website at www.drgeorgesimon.com.

Aug 10 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: Misconceptions About Emotions with Hilary Jacobs Hendel

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Hilary Jacobs Hendel is back! She joins us to talk about the misconceptions about emotions and how we can educate ourselves and others to further our healing.

To relieve her patients’ suffering, psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel switched from practicing traditional talk psychotherapy to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Traditional therapy focuses on people’s thoughts and stories while AEDP is a healing methodology that helps people connect with their core emotions. Hendel teaches us that core emotions like joy, anger, sadness, fear, and excitement, are automatic and universal physical experiences; this is firmly grounded in neuroscience. Lack of access to these core emotions is at the root of anxiety, depression, and many other problems people suffer from today. We can all be taught to rediscover our core emotions with The Change Triangle, an easy to learn tool that Hendel uses to help people move through emotions to a place of calm and which is an important part of healing anxiety and depression. After years of using this tool in her private practice, Hendel was convinced that it could be a life-changing resource for anyone.

HILARY JACOBS HENDEL received her BA in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University, and an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times and professional journals. Hilary was the Mental Health Consultant for the Emmy Award winning television show Mad Men on AMC.

www.hilaryjacobshendel.com

www.aedpinstitute.org

Nov 26 2018

28mins

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Rank #6: Psychotherapy Group Support for Narcissistic Abuse

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Join Kate Smith and Kristin Sunanta Walker as they discuss how vital a support group for survivors of narcissistic abuse can be during your healing process.

Individual and group psychotherapy with women. Areas of specialization include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and relational issues; with a special interest in trauma and trauma related issues; particularly where there is narcissistic wounding and codependency. Group support/psychotherapy with narcissistic survivors of abuse. Specialized training in clinical hypnotherapy and yoga, Kate is a registered yoga teacher and devoted student of Ayurveda.

Kate helped to develop and co-facilitated the Discovering the Healthy Self Workshops for many years with Eleanor Payson, LMSW, ACSE, author of The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists and Discovering The Healthy Self, and Meaningful Resistance To Toxic Narcissism. She is passionate about treating women who suffer from the complicated issues of narcissistic wounding, focusing on uncovering the problems and dilemmas this unique population face.

www.birminghammaple.com

Apr 06 2019

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Rank #7: Childhood Emotional Neglect and Narcissism with Dr. Jonice Webb

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We asked Dr. Webb to discuss an article she wrote about 3 types of parenting with number 3 being the narcissistic parent. This show is one of those extremely personal deep dives into the world of being raised by narcissistic parent(s).

Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood Emotional Neglect Blog on PsychCentral.com.

Dr. Webb has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has worked in a variety of different settings over the course of her career, including a psychiatric emergency service and substance abuse programs.  She has been the Director of several large outpatient clinics.  For the past eight years, she has been enjoying her private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of couples and families.

Over two decades of practicing psychology, Dr. Webb gradually started to see a factor from childhood which weighs upon people as adults.  This factor is extremely subtle.  In fact, it’s so difficult to see that it goes virtually unnoticed while it quietly saps a person’s joy in life, causing him or her to struggle with self-discipline, or to feel disconnected and unfulfilled.  Dr. Webb gave a name to this invisible factor from childhood.  She calls it Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).™

Sep 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: From the Archives: Why Do Victims of Narcissistic Abuse Blame Themselves?

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The show everyone has been waiting for. Join our frequent and most popular guest Christine Louis de Canonville, author of The Three Faces of Evil, Michelle Mallon, faculty at Ohio State University, and Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW.

Three leading educators about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. We discuss Christine's book which is set to publish and be available on Amazon in May of 2015, the most common question asked by all survivors of this form of abuse, and what's in store for the future regarding the pandemic: Narcissistic, Pychopathic, and Sociopathic abuse.

Editors note: On the show we state that Christine Louis de Canonville has a Masters in Medical Anthropology. This is incorrect. Please visit the blog article for the correction. We also mention that Michelle Mallon is a professor at Ohio State University. She is a teacher and on the faculty. Thank you and we regret the error.

Jan 22 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: Empowered Empaths: Scared Single - Is Codependency a Curse?

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Join Melanie Vann, Melissa Richards, and Kristin Walker as they discuss the winding road of codependency on our most popular show: Empowered Empaths. Is it a curse? It can definitely feel like it especially if you have been in and out of toxic relationships. Time to know yourself, by yourself is important for growth and determining exactly who you'd like to be in relationship with. 

Melanie Vann is the Program Director for Mental Health News Radio Network and the host of Memiors of Madness podcast.

Melissa Richards is the Content Director of Mental Health News Radio Network and the host of The Clinical Christian.

Kristin Sunanta Walker is the CEO of Mental Health News Radio Network and host of Mental Health News Radio.

www.mhnrnetwork.com

Oct 20 2017

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Rank #10: Anxiety and the Narcissistic Mother Wound

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Join Kristin and Dr. Stephanie Kriesberg for a discussion about the narcissistic mother wound and how anxiety plays a role. In her work as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kriesberg helps parents, children, teens, and adults with narcissistic parents lead healthier, happier lives. She brings over twenty years’ experience and has extensive training in the treatment of anxiety disorders and in the use of clinical hypnosis. She is the only therapist in New England certified in the model of therapy based on Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Dr. Karyl McBride.

https://www.drstephaniekriesberg.com/

Mar 28 2020

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Rank #11: From the Archives: Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

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Join us on Mental Health News Radio as we discuss Narcissism and Narcissistic Abuse with Dr. Linda Martinez-Lewi. She is a published author and behavioral health provider specializing in the treatment of narcissistic abuse. We leave no stone unturned regarding this topic. Get ready to take notes and enjoy the show!

Why is this field of study important to you?
What was the impetus to writing a book about narcissism?
There is much talk about going No Contact. Why is this important and how can this be achieved when children are involved?
Why does recovery take so long?
Every survivor we’ve spoken to thinks at some point they are the narcissist and that they are insane. Why is this part of the healing process?
Many survivors believe they were targeted by their abusers. Is there any validity to that statement?
How long have you been working with victims/survivors of Cluster B personality disordered people?
Can a narcissist recover? Why not?
What is it so hard for survivors to come to grips with the fact that narcissists will stay in this cycle of abuse forever?
Why do they continue to try and reason with the unreasonable?
What happens to survivors when they do break contact, heal, and move on with their lives?
http://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/the-narcissist-in-your-life/

Sep 06 2018

57mins

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Rank #12: Narcissism or Asperger's? Keys to Working with Challenging Relationships

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Stephanie Holmes joins us again but this time to discuss a controversial topic but one that she helps many people with on a daily basis. Understanding the crucial differences when it comes to a personality disorder as opposed to Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of her specialties. Stephanie is a board Certified Christian Counselor and Certified Autism Specialist.

She believes counseling begins with the an understanding that we are physiological, psychological, and spiritual persons. Because of this belief, Christian principles are blended with compatible psychological techniques and theories in order to promote psychological, relational, and spiritual growth through counseling. Counseling is a process that promotes positive change, but the overall decision to change and apply various techniques is the sole choice and responsibility of the counselee.  I provide counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.

Read her excellent article on the subject here.

www.counselorstephanieholmes.com

Jul 02 2018

55mins

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Rank #13: Lost Connections: Depression Causes and Solutions with Johann Hari

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Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series.

He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.

He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age, and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher.

He was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International. He has also been named ‘Cultural Commentator of the Year’ and ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Comment Awards.

He lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books.

www.thelostconnections.com

Jan 09 2018

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Rank #14: Empaths Do Not Attract Narcissists

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Join Kim Saeed and Kristin as they talk about why victim shaming is still a part of narcissistic abuse recovery and why that needs to change NOW!

Kim Saeed is an author, healer, podcaster, and loving parent. She runs the incredibly popular site www.kimsaeed.com and works to help anyone who has suffered from the psychological torment caused by narcissists.

Nov 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #15: Trauma Treatment Education

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Dr. Kristina Hallett and Elizabeth Belliveau discuss trauma, treatment, and how mental health practitioners approach and support individuals who have experienced trauma.

Elizabeth is a full-time faculty member at Bay Path University and operates Enlightened Interventions, LLC, an integrative counseling and wellness center in Worcester, MA.

https://www.baypath.edu/academics/faculty-directory/biography/elizabeth-belliveau/

Mar 01 2020

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Rank #16: Empowered Empaths: Walls Versus Boundaries

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Join podcasters Melanie Vann and Kristin Sunanta Walker for a discussion on our popular series, Empowered Empaths, about the difference between Walls and Boundaries. We've used the term "Shields Up" in order to align ourselves with protection. This is an interesting stage on your road to recovery. After a while those "shields" or walls don't need to stay up as they are replaced by healthy and firm boundaries. We do agree, however, that walls are necessary and no contact is a vital part of the healing process when it comes to narcissistic abuse. 

Melanie Vann is the Program Director of Mental Health News Radio. She also hosts Memoirs of Madness on the network and is the owner of Your Wise Therapist, LLC.

Kristin Sunanta Walker is the founder and CEO of MHNR Network, host of Mental Health News Radio, and CEO of everythingEHR.

Jul 30 2018

54mins

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Rank #17: Dying To Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception with Dr. Marc Feldman

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Marc D. Feldman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the professional literature. Dr. Feldman is an international expert in factitious disorder, Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering, and his credits include five books including Dying to be Ill.

www.munchausen.com

Andrea Avigal is a recovered Munchausen syndrome patient and one of the authors of Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome. Why would anyone deliberately try to create illness or injury? That’s the startling subject of the extraordinary new book, Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome, co-written by a psychologist and his remarkable patient. Munchausen Syndrome, or Factitious Disorder, is a rare and intriguing condition where the person repeatedly and secretively tries to create illness or injury in an attempt to get attention and love. Hundreds of hospitalizations can occur in a patient’s life, with medical staff, family, and friends left in the dark about why such a thing is happening. Patients will often travel from hospital to hospital fooling medical professionals.

Jun 23 2018

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Rank #18: Red Flags You Are Dealing With Evil

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Join Dr. Lisa Day, registered nurse and clinical psychologist with Meier Clinics as she discusses with Kristin what the red flags are for dealing with evil people.

www.meierclinics.com

Feb 06 2020

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Rank #19: Developing a Positive Mindset: ThinkUp

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Join founder Irit Wald of ThinkUp as she discusses ways to develop a positive mindset. ThinkUp is the number one app for developing a positive mindset utilizing affirmations and smartphone technology!

www.thinkup.me

May 25 2019

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Rank #20: Empowered Empaths: Walking On Eggshells in Relationships

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Join counselors Melanie Vann and Melissa Richards with host Kristin Sunanta Walker discussing how highly empathic individuals end up walking on eggshells while navigating relationships. Loose editing on this one as we really bare our souls and get into the muck of emotional mortar fire. How do we identify these patterns early on and decide whether or not we want to engage.

The shows where we are steeped in our own vulnerability are always the most downloaded. This is one of those shows.

www.mhnrnetwork.com

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Oct 09 2017

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