The SHINE Initiative is pleased and proud to be host of the “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” television series airing on Worcester Community Cable Access (WCCA TV Channel 194 & Channel 398).
Healthy Bodies #31 Paul Dalio
The SHINE Initiative and its Executive Director, Paul Richard welcomes filmmaker Paul Dalio. This episode takes place at the SHINE Initiative’s Annual Keep Your Mind Open held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Paul Dalio talks about his lived experience with Bipolar Disorder and how he has used his diagnosis’ gifts to propel his career and creativity.
Healthy Bodies #30 Boys and Girls Club
The SHINE Initiative and its Executive Director, Paul Richard, welcomes the Director of the Worcester Boys and Girls Club, Liz Hamilton.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #29 Youth Outreach
The SHINE Initiative and its Executive Director, Paul Richard, welcomes back Megan Sullivan, the SHINE Initiative’s Youth Outreach Coordinator, to the show. This episode discusses the topics of empowering youth, the SHINE Initiative’s Student Wellness Advisory Teams, and what those Teams are doing within their schools.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #28 A Child’s Mental Health
The SHINE Initiative’s welcomes Lori Simkowitz-Lavigne, director of Community Healthlink’s children’s outpatient and school-based services, for a discussion about helping children who are in crisis.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #27 Dennis Vanasse
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Dennis Vanasse, director of the Student Success Center at Anna Maria College and head of the Special Education Department at South High School, for a discussion about adolescent wellness, transition from high school to college and career, as well as conversation about a series of books Dennis has authored that help children and youth better understand health challenges.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #26 Student Support Services
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guest Charlie Morse, the Assistant Dean for Student Development at WPI, who speaks about Student Support Services on their campus.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #25 Bridging a Gap
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guest Ken Bates, President & CEO of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, who discusses the range of behavioral health, mental health and trauma response services provided to young people and families.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #24 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guests Cassandra Andersen from the Worcester Division of Public Health, Dr. Esteban Cardemil from Clark University, and Dr. Rosalie Torres Stone, from Clark University and the UMass Medical School, who discuss the recent Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment and the emergence of mental health as a priority health issue.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #23 Kevin Hines
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guest Kevin Hines, Author & Mental Health Advocate, who candidly speaks about his experiences as a suicide survivor with Bipolar Disorder. He discusses what he has learned on his journey and the messages he wishes to impart on the world.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #22 Adolescent Addiction and Mental Illness
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guests Alyssa Richard, a Recovery Counselor at Worcester Recovery High School, and Melanie Amir, Program Director of Motivating Youth Recovery at Community Healthlink, who discuss Adolescent Addiction and Mental Illness.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #21 Suicide Prevention
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guests Jessika Zequeira, Associate Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Megan Sullivan, Youth Outreach Coordinator for the SHINE Initiative who discuss the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) plan to reduce the rate of completed suicides nationwide, how to identify warning signs in friends and family, what AFSP is doing in the community and the role of young adults and youth in this movement.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #20 Addressing the Total Wellness of a Diverse Population
The SHINE Initiative welcomes guests Fran Anthes, CEO of Family Health Center of Worcester, and Eric Roldan, the Center’s director of Social Services, who discuss the Center’s multi-faceted health, social and wellness services provided to Worcester’s diverse population.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #19 Addressing the Behavioral Health of Elementary School Youth
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Deb Shrier, LICSW, Director, Community & Program Development, and Gail Epstein, M.S.Ed., School Based Consultant, at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Worcester, who discuss services they’ve implemented in some of Worcester’s public schools to help address the behavioral health of elementary school youth.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #18 Mental Health of College Students
Paul’s guests are Laura Murphy, Matt Kelly, and Megan Sullivan here to talk about safeguarding the mental health of college students and the services available to students at Worcester State University.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #17 Children’s Friends
Paul’s guest is the President and CEO of Children’s Friends, Karen Ludington, who discusses the organization’s history and how social and environmental conditions have impacted the emotional well-being of youth.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #16 Kim Minogue
Paul’s guest is Kim Minogue of Reliant Medical Nutrition Department who discusses how the food consumption, dietary habits, and physical activity can influence the physical and mental health of young people.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #15 Meg Hutchinson
Paul’s guest is singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Meg Hutchinson, who discusses her career and her personal history of living with mental illness.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #14 Anxiety
Paul welcomes Dr. Phoebe Moore from the UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry to talk about anxiety in young people.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #13 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
The SHINE Initiative’s recent 10th anniversary celebration at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, included a video featuring the experiences of young people who live with mental illness. This show features that video, and a conversation between Paul Richard, executive director of the SHINE Initiative, and recent high school graduate Matt Griffin.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #12 The Conversation about Mental Illness is Entering the Mainstream
As the SHINE Initiative celebrates its 10th year anniversary, executive director Paul Richard is joined by Jim Notaro, Associate Vice President of Fidelity Bank, to discuss the charity’s evolution, growth and impact.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #11 The Media and it’s Understanding and Portrayal of Mental Illness
Walter Bird, Jr., senior writer for Worcester Magazine, joins the SHINE Initiative’s executive director Paul Richard to discuss how the media covers mental health-related topics and issues.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #10 Judith Thompson
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Judith Thompson, Coordinator Counseling, Psychology and Community Outreach Services, Worcester Public Schools and Karen Kapinos from Community Healthlink, to discuss Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #9
The SHINE Initiative welcomes local students Megan Sullivan (Worcester State University), Destinee Lucier (Anna Maria College), and Morgan Boas (Leominster High School), who offer candid insight to their personal experiences with mental illness.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #8 Child & adolescent mental health in Massachusetts
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Senator Jennifer Flanagan in a discussion about the state of child & adolescent mental health in Massachusetts.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #7 Suicide Awareness and Prevention
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Dr. Barry Feldman and Dr. Gina Kahn who discuss suicide awareness and prevention.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #6 Community Healthlink
The SHINE Initiative welcomes Lynn Hennigan and Dick Hummel from Community Healthlink, who coordinate and supervise behavioral health services for young children. They have played key roles in the evolution of the Together For Kids Collaborative that has addressed challenging behaviors of pre-school age children in Central Massachusetts.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #5 It’s time to say goodbye to stigma
The SHINE Initiative’s executive director Paul Richard talks about the impact of stigma and mental illness with guests Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, Angela Wallace and Kim Pehi. Dr. Rodrigues.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #4 On Guard Initiative
Host Paul Richard welcomes Bryanna Mellen and Michelle Mellen to talk about On Guard Initiative Depression in Correction Officers.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #3 Gina Vincent and Steven McKeown
Host Paul Richard welcomes Gina Vincent and Steven McKeown to discuss addressing and assessing the mental health of youthful offenders.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #2 Ed Manzi and Deborah Ekstrom
Host Paul Richard welcomes Ed Manzi, chairman and CEO of Fidelity Bank, and Deborah Ekstrom, President & CEO of Community Healthlink, who discuss the evolution of the SHINE Initiative and the importance of defeating stigma through awareness, conversation and education.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds #1 Kevin Bradley and Robert Bureau
Kevin Bradley, the Executive Director of Genesis Club, and Robert Bureau.