Not Alone in The Land
Not Alone in The Land
Megan Rochford
A podcast about living the up and down life in a rock and roll town: real talk about mental health in Greater Cleveland. Hosted by NAMI Greater Cleveland Program Director, Megan Rochford PCC-S and mental health advocate Portia Booker, this podcast features interviews with people who have experienced mental health challenges, mental health experts, and advocates about the realities of surviving and thriving with a mental health condition.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Starting with What is Strong, Not with What is Wrong
Episode 12 of @NAMI_GC podcast Not Alone in The Land is here! NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker talk with renowned experts Harry Sivec, PhD & Valerie Kreider, PhD about Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis, an evidence-based treatment approach shown to improve symptoms and functioning in people living with psychotic disorders. How does CBT-p work? Who can benefit?  Join us for this ongoing series on demystifying mental health treatment.
Dec 12, 2021
34 min
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Help for Emotion Dysregulation
Episode 11 of @NAMI_GC podcast Not Alone in The Land is here! NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker talk with internationally renowned expert Dr Lucene Wisniewski PhD about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a treatment for individuals who need help managing strong emotions, impulsive behavior and thoughts or actions related to self-harm. How does DBT work? Who can benefit?  Join us for this ongoing series on demystifying mental health treatment.
Nov 11, 2021
36 min
Mental Health in 2021: Talking with NAMI’s Interns about Mental Health & College Students
NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker (@portiahugs) talk with NAMI Greater Cleveland interns Tinesha Stevens, communications student at Cleveland State University and Heather Anderson, social work student at Cleveland State University,  about what it's like to intern at NAMI GC and the importance of supporting college students when it comes to mental health.
Oct 25, 2021
32 min
Reflections on NAMIWalk2021
Episode 9 of @NAMI_GC podcast Not Alone in The Land is here! NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker (@portiahugs) reflect on their favorite moments from NAMIWalk 2021 and what it was like to meet each other in-person for the first time!  Join us for this special episode on the power of coming together.
Sep 27, 2021
35 min
TMS Treatment: Help for Persistent Depression
Dr. Jeff Turell, MD from Strive Mental Health and Wellness joins NAMI GC Program Director Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker to explain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, a treatment that may help when depression  has not responded to medications and other therapies.   Dr. Turell explains how TMS works, who might benefit and how to find a TMS-certified physician. Join us for this first of many episodes on demystifying mental health treatment.
Aug 11, 2021
37 min
EMDR Therapy: Healing PTSD and Other Traumas
Chris Vavro, LISW of A Space for Healing joins NAMI GC Program Director Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker to explain Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a treatment for PTSD and other forms of trauma. Chris explains how EMDR works, who might benefit and how to find an EMDR therapist. Join us for this first of many episodes on demystifying mental health treatment.
Jul 7, 2021
31 min
LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Join us for this special Pride Month episode in celebration of the power of community, hope, and recovery. George Costanzo of The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and NAMI volunteer Jon Epstein join NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford & mental health advocate Portia Booker to talk about LGBT mental health. 
Jun 3, 2021
48 min
NAMI Moms: The Ultimate Mental Health Warriors
Did you know that NAMI was founded by two moms, the “NAMI Mommies”, who wanted better lives for their adult children with mental illness? NAMI moms Carol, Kari and Megan herself share the joys, sorrows and triumphs they’ve experienced as one of these ultimate mental health warriors.  Join podcast hosts Portia and Megan for this special Mother’s Day episode in celebration of the power of a mother’s love to create real change.
May 2, 2021
50 min
All the World's a Stage
All The World’s a Stage …and some of the men and women are improbable players. Karen Snyder & Chris Everett of Improbable Players talk with NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford PCC-S & #mentalhealth advocate Portia Booker about setting the stage for recovery by educating the public about addiction, and the hope of recovery, through theater performance.
Apr 4, 2021
29 min
Help Not Handcuffs
Episode 3 of NAMI GC’s podcast #NotAloneInTheLand is here! NAMI GC Program Director, Megan Rochford PCC-S & mental health advocate, Portia Booker talk w/Donna Weinberger of Greater Cleveland Congregations and Azizi Arrington-Bey about Cuyahoga County’s new Diversion Center, a first-of-its-kind in Ohio facility which will partner with the justice system to help people with low-level offenses access treatment and resources in a healthcare environment, not jail.
Mar 14, 2021
37 min
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