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Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national mental and behavioral health and wellness nonprofit dedicated to providing the full continuum of mental healthcare and wellness programs to youth and families. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents , guardians, mentors, and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of mental health as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. Our focus is to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.
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Medical professional and lifestyle coach Dr. James Bogash wants to help people live healthy, pain-free lives without needing to turn to opioids. He joins us to discuss the risks involved with opioid use by youth as well as other ways of maintaining health and wellness.Links mentioned on the show:Bogash Life 'n Balance YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesBogashDC/videosDr Bogash's Website:https://www.lifecarechiropractic.com/AZ Rx Drug Takeback Locator:https://azdhs.gov/gi...
Author, keynote speaker, and father Alonzo "AJ" Jones joins us for a powerful conversation on the challenges and temptations faced by young men in our society, and the ways the adults in their lives can prepare them to make healthy, responsible, and future-focused decisions to set themselves up for success. We discuss AJ's book "45: The Warrior Class" as well as AJ's experience growing up biracial, his keynote speaking topics, and his work instructing and guiding young people.Links ment...
Brothers, high school students, and content creators Ashton and Carter Kroeger have created the youth mental health nonprofit Persevere Project to support other teens. Their platform includes TikTok videos that showcase Carter's music and singing, as well as a website where adolescents can reach out for help. In this episode, we talk about what challenges they see other students facing, what inspired the creation of the organization, and what impact their efforts are having...
Chris Johnson was a successful student and athlete before getting caught up in some unhealthy decision making. Once he found himself selling drugs and in the local gang detail book, he knew he needed to make a choice. Enlisting in the U.S. Army sent him down a nearly three-decade path where he learned the importance of leadership, trust, and putting others first. Following his retirement from the military, he began mentoring youth and teaching them critical life skills. ...
Vanessa Baker is a parent and teen mindset coach, as well as the author of the book, "From MEAN to REAL CLEAN," and a parenting course of the same name. She has five teenagers and a toddler. She uses her background in education, business and coaching to teach parents how to create healthy relationships with their teenagers, and ultimately, with themselves. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her wife, kids and her cat, Walter White.Statement from Vanessa's website: THE PURPOSE OF...
High school student and young entrepreneur Lauren Skemp is working to increase awareness and support for youth mental health, including efforts to create an app to help teens who are facing mental health challenges. In this episode she discusses the inspiration for and work on the app, the primary mental health challenges teens are facing today, and what things parents and schools can do to help improve teen mental health. Links mentioned on the show:My Ink app Instagram: ht...
In this episode, we discuss the challenge of helping adolescents achieve and maintain healthy body image, and the importance and value of creating healthy connections with others. Our guest, Dr. Elicia Nademin, offers insight and tips on how to keep our families healthy and thriving, and how to create powerful, lasting connections with others.Dr. Nademin is a board certified psychologist in behavioral and cognitive psychology. She works full-time as a home-based primary care psychologi...
In this episode, we discuss the powerful impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on individuals' health and well-being, and how trauma-informed care can help those who have experienced ACEs heal and reach their full potential. Our guest expert for this conversation is Angie Burleson.Angie Burleson, APP, CHt, is a Community Development Specialist and Polarity Therapist committed to changing the conversation surrounding substance use and mental health by empowering individuals and ...
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and the statistics on teen dating violence may surprise you. Our guest for this episode, therapist Brandy Stuhan of nonprofit organization Chrysalis, discusses warning signs, myths, and what parents need to know in order to protect their kids. Connect with Chrysalis:Website - noabuse.orgInstagram - instagram.com/chrysalisaz/Facebook - facebook.com/chrysalisaz/ Twitter - twitter.com/chrysalisaz24 Hour Crisis Line - (60...
In this episode, host Shane Watson talks about Self-Care for parents and the 8 Dimensions of Personal Wellness, including simple yet effective ways to ensure that we're taking care of ourselves and therefore can do our best job at taking care of our kids and families.This information is also available in blog form as well:https://notmykid.org/2020/11/25/holiday-self-care-and-the-eight-dimensions-of-wellness/Behavioral/mental health resources:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-825...
In recent years, life has become increasingly stressful for many parents and teens. 2020 has multiplied that stress, increasing what Matt Hale calls "Modern Lifestyle Syndrome." As CEO of Modern Acupuncture, Matt is seeking to improve people's lives by reducing stress, pain, and Modern Lifestyle Syndrome. He joins us on this episode of Win This Year to talk about a powerful form of self-care that could benefit many parents and teens, and how Modern Acupuncture is working to ...
After losing her young adult son to a heroin overdose, Monica Tipton has courageously used her experience and knowledge to change the landscape of substance use recovery through awareness, understanding, and combating stigma. In this episode, she shares the story of the loss of her son and her personal journey to healing and helping others. As a community leader and prior business owner, Monica Tipton has spent more than 20 years establishing relationships with diverse popul...
In 2020, Back To School time looks very different than it has in any other year. Parents and kids are feeling increased levels of stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. In this episode, Michael Klinkner gives strategies for parents, guardians, and other adults to reduce stress and help kids succeed and remain physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. Michael Klinkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He completed his Master of Social Work Degree ...
As a high school senior, Steve Sconzert's choices with alcohol and marijuana led to a serious car accident that left him permanently paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Determined to regain his independence, he learned how “mindset is more powerful than circumstance”, and lives that motto to this day. Through his own life experiences, Steve's desire is to inspire others to own their story, see beyond limitations, and make empowered choices rooted in a strong sense of self-worth. He joins us ...
After discovering alcohol at an early age, Pedro F. thought he had found the answer to his problems. But as things progressed quickly in high school, he found himself struggling and facing thoughts of suicide. Some unexpected sources managed to convince him to get help, and he turned his life around before heading to college. Now nearing 25 years in recovery, he shares his experience and wisdom with us in this episode of "Win This Year."National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: ...
By the age of 22, Matt Miller had faced more adversity than many people face in a lifetime. But a near-death experience from a mountain climbing accident, frostbite, amputations, and more than 10 surgeries would still not be his biggest challenge. In this episode, Matt talks about how he overcame adversity and addiction and now uses his experiences to help others. Contact information, resources and links mentioned in this episode:Matt's Website: https://klaritylifestylecompa...
Among all the recent negative news as a result of COVID-19, there are shining examples of people using the situation as an opportunity to help others and show kindness. We've compiled a variety of recent stories illustrating the positive response to the pandemic and the challenges caused by it. Contact information, resources and links mentioned in this episodeAmadio Ranch Farm Store story shared by Ahriza Martinez - https://www.facebook.com/AmadioRanch/posts/1640419322764447Maddy ...
This simple, effective method can change outlooks and save lives. With the recent COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation, the importance of maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health has become even more apparent. One way to take care of those around us is through first aid, including Mental Health First Aid. In this episode, notMYkid Chief Programs Officer Joronda Montaño discusses how Mental Health First Aid basics work, and how we can help those around use who may be struggling dur...
With the recent COVID-19 / Coronavirus, situation, people (kids included) are dealing with yet another layer of stress, and an unfamiliar and unique one at that. notMYkid has provided a dozen simple, actionable steps that parents can implement immediately to help their preteens and teens stay physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy while navigating difficult times.These tips are also available as a blog:https://notmykid.org/2020/03/16/how-to-help-your-stressed-teen/Th...
Kathleen Nelson-Simley joins us on this episode of "Win This Year" to discuss how we can help our kids have a clear vision of their future, how our expectations for them can affect that future, and how the example we set for them can make a profound impact as well.Kathleen is a leading substance use prevention educator, coach and consultant who has trained more than 10,000 people across the globe. Her 34 years of prevention experience comes from working with community-based youth programs and...
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