A conversation with Joanne “Coach P” McCallie – Mental Health Warrior| Addy Hour Epi.34
An absolutely wonderful episode with the honest, insightful, brilliant and inspiring Joanne "Coach P" McCallie. Join in for a candid conversation about Coach P's journey as a Hall of Fame NCAA women's basketball coach, living her best life with bipolar disorder across most of her coaching career. This episode is packed with helpful take-aways and perspectives, as we discuss daily routines, mental health stigma and care, relationships, trust, life stage transitions, and the integral role of community in mental health and wellness. We'll dive into the circumstances and complexities that led to Coach P receiving guidance to not disclose her illness, but to instead navigate as a secret mental health warrior for 26 years. You’ll also hear about Coach P’s changed perspectives towards medication, her faith journey, and the ways she continues to coach and empower on a daily basis.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Mental Health on Campus & in Society w/ Stephanie Pinder-Amaker| AH33
This week, it's a joy to welcome a guest whose passion, work, and writing encompasses so many topics at the heart of the Addy Hour. Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker joins to discuss her roles as a mental health provider and program director, and as a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Our conversation spans across topics of mental health wellness, mental illness, effective and sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion practices, and strategies for navigating work-life juggling. This is truly an informative episode! Join in to hear Dr. Pinder-Amaker share helpful perspectives on self-care, approaches for team care in our organizations, and daily steps we can use to build resilience – including practices she continues to use in her own life. We also discuss her innovative College Mental Health Program, that meets, supports and engages students at various levels of mental health care in settings all over the United States. Finally, we hear about her book, co-authored with Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, entitled "Did That Just Happen?! Beyond Diversity - Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations." So many gems and practical take-aways in this episode!!
Addiction Psychiatry, Recovery Journeys, Fighting Stigma and Holding on to Hope, with Myra Mathis
This week, I'm joined by Dr. Myra Mathis, an addiction psychiatrist, clinical leader and community leader, and a person of faith. In this inspiring conversation, Dr. Mathis walks us through her daily experience as a psychiatrist in our present-day society, and she describes what gives her joy in her work. As one who embraces holistic approaches to mental health, she shares practical ways to put that approach into practice. Dr. Mathis also touches on how a better understanding of the science of mental health and addiction can help us understand behaviors in our loved ones and help us fight mental health stigmas. Along with these helpful perspectives, Dr. Mathis stresses the importance of meeting people where they are and the necessity of holding on to hope. This is a wonderful conversation with a true leader who is striving to remove barriers that prevent many of us from moving to a better place of wholeness in our mental health.