Richmond Recovers: Recovery and Artistic Creation

Today three peers in recovery return to the station to talk about their recovery journey and how as artists and musicians, recovery enhances their art.

Peer to Ear by Sammy Styles

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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Peers in Recovery from Cancer

On today’s show, Patricia Stansbury (AKA Sunny Gardner), Krysti Albus, and Chris Maxwell talk about their process of being diagnosed with cancer, their process of healing, and advice to those listening.

Following the show, listen to Sammy Styles with his episode of Peer to Ear

A Conversation with Stacy Moore

Today Carol talks with Stacy Moore, author or “Ills of the Game”.  Stacy grew up in Richmond, Virginia and writes about the destructive culture that violence and drugs played out on the streets or the city. His story continues as he emerged from prison to go back to his community to change the path of the next generation.

You can listen to the show here:

 

Links:

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Contact Stacy Moore: stawenmore66@gmail.com

For help with substance abuse and mental health issues, the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority has a 24/hour crisis response line and comprehensive services: 804-819-4100.

Advocates for Virginia Youth- LGBTQ Homelessness

We continue our series on the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the mental health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. Today, we invite Alex Wagaman and advocates of Richmond youth: Aiyanna and Aaron to discuss the prevalence and impact of homelessness on youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

Last week we started the series talking about the impact of prejudice on the mental health of LGBTQ individuals and the impact of prejudice and discrimination that results in lack of access to appropriate medical care. Today we are focusing on homelessness among youth and young adults.

Listen to today’s episode here

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Find more information here:https://www.facebook.com/advocatesforrichmondyouth

Contact mawagaman@vcu.edu if you would like to get involved

Individuals in Recovery

This show focuses on individual stories of people in recovery and how they support others through their peer support recovery work.

The soundscapes that are embeded within the show are created by participants in the Recovery By Design project. This is a collaborative project between RBHA and the mOb Studios. This project will be highlighted in the show broadcasting on the fourth Friday of the month.

You can listen to today’s show here

Guests:

Jay Biggers – peer support specialist at McShin Foundation
Cheryl Cummings – peer support specialist at the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
David Rockwell – peer support specialist at Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services
Brandi Welch – peer support specialist at McShin Foundation