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Text reading January is Codependency Awareness Month Action Phase PodcastIn honor of Codependency Awareness Month, I ask and answer the question “What is codependency?” With its roots in the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, the term caught on and is commonly used now. However, it might mean something a little different than you think.

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maiken scott and teagan keatingThe first ever live recording of Action Phase happened during the Second Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival! I was joined by Maiken Scott to talk about how someone who had no interest in health or science became the host of WHYY’s health, science, and innovation show The Pulse. We also chat about dealing with the emotional side of her job and what she’s learned as a behavioral health reporter. And there’s Q&A from the audience.

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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 12:  Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 12: Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After catching you up on post-graduation life, I jump right into the question “What can I do to help in Ferguson?” Mostly I’m concerned about the trauma that Ferguson residents are experiencing and wonder how St. Louis and Missouri are going to address it.

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https://ia902306.us.archive.org/13/items/29-WhatCanIDoToHelpInFerguson-ActionPhasePodcast/29-WhatCanIDoToHelpInFerguson_-ActionPhasePodcast.mp3

claire evans headshotClaire Evans, MSW, is a “machine gun of words” as we talk about how social work functions in hospitals and hospices. She tells me why she is honored to work with people who are dying and why a systems-based approach is most beneficial for social change.

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mental health first aid koalaOn this week’s episode, I talk about Mental Health First Aid–what it is, why it exists, and what my experience was like when I took the class last week. I also look critically at what’s missing from the curriculum (most importantly, eating disorders are excluded) and how the class could be more interactive and applicable to daily life.

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Alisen James headshotOn this episode, I talk with Alisen James, MPH, CPH. We cover it all: vaccines, PTSD, breast cancer, and moving from the West Coat to the East Coast and back again. And for all you MPHs out there, Alisen gives me her two cents about the CPH certification and its impact on the job hunt.

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keep-talking-about-mental-health-2In the first episode of 2014, I talk with Joe Pyle, the president of the Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation. He tells me about why it’s important to include behavioral health in routine medical care, how mental illness stigma can be reduced, and we take a few minutes to talk about how much we love Maiken Scott at WHYY.

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