Health Week – An Interview with Danny Avula

This week we sit down with Danny Avula – Richmond City Health District Director and Henrico County Acting Director about Health Week.

Housing is one of the most efficient ways to improve health. Where we live and who we live alongside determines whether we have access to good jobs, reliable transportation, quality schools, grocery stores that offer fresh produce, and space for recreation and community. 

Regardless of income, neighborhood, education level, or race, our quality of life depends on access to a healthy, safe, and sustainable home. We cannot move forward as a city until we address barriers preventing so many families from this cornerstone of thriving. 

Questions: email George.Jones @vdh.virginia.gov or contact your council member.

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Richmond Recovers: Youth Programming

On today’s show we have Shelley Callahan from Children Incorporated talking about their community programs for youth. We revisit the McShin Foundation to learn about a recovery highschool program developed in Richmond. We end with Sammy Styles and Peer to Ear and Community Calendar.

A Conversation with Art Therapists

Today local art therapist, Gretchen Graves joins Carol as co-host to talk about the practice of art therapy. Leila Saadeh and Laura Tuomisto join.

This week’s Peer to Ear by Sammy Styles

Recovery Calendar

Richmond Recovers: An Interview with Erin Mahone + Peer2Ear

On today’s show, Erin Mahone, creator of #Ifyoucouldseeme, talks about her multimedia project, her myth busting and her new book Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity. 

We end the show with Sammy Styles and Peer to Ear.

Links:

Erin Mahone – www.ifyoucouldseeme.com

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Richmond City Crisis Response – Mental Health and Police Collaboration

Today we bring back representatives from Richmond Police and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority to talk about community response to mental health crisis and community protests. We end our show with Peer 2 Ear by Sammy Styles and Community Recovery Calendar.

Community Members, Fall into Wellness and Richmond Recovers

This weekend, Carol and Sammy attended the Fall Into Wellness Community Recovery Event and recorded participants talking about what recovery means to them.

FAll INTO WELLNESS

Richmond Recovers will be onsite at this year’s Fall Into Wellness Community Event. You are invited to record short spots about recovery, sharing your story and resources.

This fall the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority and the Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation bring their bi-annual, Fall Into Wellness to the community. A family – friendly festival promoting health and wellness for all!  Nonprofits focused on helping the community develop healthy lives will be there.

Activities include – a 5K walk to raise funds to support RBHA programs, a live music stage featuring: Big Mama Shakes, Hotel X, The Shangri-Lords, and Family and Friends- gospel quartet and fun activities for the family.

Come out on October 22, 2017 from 11 – 4. The festival is being held at Newmarket Field on 2nd and East Byrd street (across from the VA War Memorial).

For more information go to www.rbha.org/support-rbhf/fall-wellness

Changing drug use in youth – the Icelandic Model

20170524_143841On today’s show we visit the University of Reykjavik and learn about Planet Youth, a program designed to change communities to facilitate youth growing up drug free.

 

We then visit the McShin Foundation to learn how they are supporting youth in recovery here in Richmond. We end with Peer 2 Ear with Sammy Styles, the peer in recovery perspective.

 

Richmond Recovers: Crisis Intervention Team

20170519_101502On today’s show, the Richmond and Chesterfield combined crisis intervention team returns with peer in recovery, Sammy Styles to talk about their work to train police in mental health informed response and the progress of the crisis triage centers.

Men in Recovery – The Sponsorship Relationship

Richard and Jimmy return with Paul joining them to talk about recovery from addictive disorders and the sponsorship relationship.  Peer 2 Ear  by Sammy Styles ends the show.

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Links:

McShin Foundation = Peer to Peer Recovery

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