In today's show, Chris deviates from her normal format of providing research-based information on recovery, mental illness, substance abuse, and drug addiction. Her show today is personal. She shares what her life has been like living with Bipolar the last 14 years.
In tonight's show, Chris talks about the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is a type of depression associated with less daylight. With less daylight, some people develop the winter blues or SAD. Tonight she talks about who's at risk, causes of SAD and 4 different treatments.
In tonight's show, Chris talks about postpartum depression. She shares what it is, causes, and who's at risk. Having postpartum depression does not make you a bad mom. You're not being ungrateful. It's not just in your head; it's real. It's a hormonal issue, and it's very treatable.
In tonight's show, Chris talks about knowing your parenting style and praying for wisdom. She provides an overview of the 4 parenting styles. Knowing your parenting style is important because the way we parent our children can affect everything from their self-esteem to their mental health.
In tonight's show, Chris talks about trying to change. She explains how most of us have something we are trying to change, and there is actually a process we go through to change our behavior. She outlines the 6 stages of the Change Process.
In tonight's show, Chris shares 6 tips for seeking mental health treatment for yourself, a family member, or loved one. Start with your primary physician. She explains why it's important to be honest with your doctor and the importance of working with your doctor when taking medication.
In tonight's show, Chris talks about a major hurdle in the recovery process: forgiving others. Forgiveness is necessary, but it's a process, can be difficult, and it doesn't happen overnight. She discusses the difference between forgiveness, reconciliation and accountability.
In tonight’s show Chris talks about drug and alcohol addiction with her special guest, Rich Jones, an addiction specialist and Executive Director of Favor of Greenville -- a well-respected drug and alcohol recovery program. Rich share what FAVOR (Faces and Voice of Recovery) has to offer.
In tonight's show, Chris answers 5 questions about recovery: What does it MEAN to recover? What is the DIFFERENCE between recovery vs. healing? WHAT do I need to recover from? WHY do I need to recover, and How do I recover.
In tonight's show, Chris explains the coping skill, Radical Acceptance, which is used to deal with situations that are stressful, when we feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or other negative emotions. She provides 2 examples and then walks listeners through practicing this in their life.
In tonight show, Chris closes out her discussion of the book, Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend by sharing how do you establish healthy boundaries and start to take back control of your life?
In tonight's show, Chris continues discussing the book Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, by sharing how boundaries are formed, shaped, and developed in childhood.
In tonight's show Chris discusses the best book she's read on boundaries--Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. She shares what are boundaries, how the concept comes from the nature of God and looks at the story of the Good Samaritan to illustrate healthy boundaries.
In tonight's show, Chris shares who she is as a professional living with bipolar disorder and how she manages it all. She also shares why she started Pills and Skills: to demystify mental illness in the Black Church and the Black Community.