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Bonita Gibb on Innovations in Rural Mental Health and Personal Self Care

In this episode, I spend some quality time with Bonita Gibb, Social Marketing Coordinator with the Otsego County System of Care in upstate New York, about an hour outside of Albany. Bonita wrote in to the children’s mental health network and wanted to share some of the amazing things that they were doing with youth…

Melanie Funchess – A Personal Journey Through Advocacy

Got a comment or request for a future interview? Send an audio file to info@theoptimisticadvocate.com. We would love to hear from you! Our guest for this episode is Melanie Funchess, out of Rochester, New York. Melanie is an advocates advocate. She directs community engagement for the Mental Health Association in Rochester. A large part of…

Julie Radlauer-Doerfler on Practicing Professional Self Care

Episode 5: Julie Radlauer-Doerfler on Practicing Professional Self Care This is The Optimistic Advocate, a weekly interview show that follows Scott Bryant-Comstock and his guests, as they explore how effective advocates create change for themselves and for others. If you are a person interested in advocacy, in improving yourself or helping others make improvement in…

Kathryn Goetzke – Teaching Hope to Overcome Depression

Kathryn Goetzke is an entrepreneur, strategic consultant and global depression advocate. She is the entrepreneur and innovator behind Mood-lites™, a brand that achieved over 35 million dollars in retail sales. As her role as Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory, she is committed to getting people into the present moment through her new line of…

Progressive White Males Need to Speak Out About Racial Injustice

Remember to send an audio file with your comments to info@theoptimisticadvocate.com. If you want to learn more about how you can find your voice on the topic of racial injustice, here are some resources for you to check out. First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources for White People For white people who are interested in…