Full Circle 7.6.18: For the Creatively Maladjusted

When Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s suicides made headlines, we got to wondering …

Given the extreme violence of our political climate, our mental health is of tremendous importance …

But – what does it mean to be mentally, emotionally healthy? Why, in fact, are we made to think our mental, emotional, and physical health are separate?  Whose idea was that? What are the cultural roots of “suicide”?  And how is suicide understood differently across cultures?

On tonight’s show:

  • We are joined by three guests, all healing practitioners and mental health providers — Shauna Janz, Pinar Atesh Sinopoulos-Lloyd, and Bre Williams
  • They join us to analyze our national conversation about suicide
  • Together we’ll interrogate the cultural norms that frame our understanding of health and sickness

All that and more tonight on Full Circle.


LET OUR PEOPLE GO!  July Protest at Richmond Jail/Bay Area ICE Detention Center — Sunday, July 8 — 11am to 12pm — 5555 Giant Highway in Richmond.  Facebook link to “Let Our People Go” page for this action, and more.




Mindful Occupation

The Icarus Project

PEERS Community Mental Health Empowerment


Century of the Self (3 part documentary series)

Dr. Joy DeGruy

(Dr. DeGruy’s video on Post Traumatic Slave Disorder)


“Depression as a disease of modernity: explanations for increasing prevalence” by Dr. Brandon Hidaka: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3330161/

CDC Report: Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

2017 State of Mental Health in America – Ranking the States

Health Care Access Rankings: Measuring affordability and access of health care in the states

Century of the Self (3 part documentary series)

Dr. Joy DeGruy

(Dr. DeGruy’s video on Post Traumatic Slave Disorder)


Bre Williams, PEERS

Shauna Janz

Pinar Atesh Sinopoulos-Lloyd

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program has a 12 months basic skills option and an 18 month graduate level option during which participants produce, engineer & host Full Circle. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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