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

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.

You can listen here:

Links:

McShin Foundation = Peer to Peer Recovery

WRIR-LP 97.3 FM

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

Women in Recovery – The Sponsorship Relationship

Today Carol talks with two women in recovery about being women in recovery and the sponsorship relationship.

 

Sammy Styles brings Christina Burnet  to talk about women in recovery on 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:

WRIR 97.3 FM

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.

Advocacy in Systems

Today Carol talks with Sean Smith, Victim Witness Specialist with Richmond City, gives advocacy tips for allied professionals and hosts Sammy Styles with his segment: Peer to Ear.

Listen here!

 

 

 

Addiction, Recovery, and Laws Impacting Those in Recovery

Today’s show focuses on substance use and addiction. Carol interviews Stas Novitsky. Program Manager for the McShin Foundation about new programs and what amendments the Foundation is supporting in this year’s legislative calendar. This is a special show this week as we are broadcasting the McShin Foundation’s new podcast series they will be producing at their center. The show ends with upcoming events at local recovery centers and behavioral health authority’s focused on substance abuse recovery.

You can listen to the show here:

Links:

WRIR 97.3 FM 

McShin Foundation 

SAARA of Virginia

Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation