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.

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED ACTION

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.

 

SHOW LINKS

RESOURCES:

Mindful Occupation

The Icarus Project

PEERS Community Mental Health Empowerment

CLIPS:

Century of the Self (3 part documentary series)

Dr. Joy DeGruy

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

NUMBERS:

“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)

GUESTS:

Bre Williams, PEERS

Shauna Janz

Pinar Atesh Sinopoulos-Lloyd

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