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(Edited) Your L.E.O. Is Your Hero

(Edited) Your L.E.O. Is Your Hero

May 30, 2022

This episode has been edited.

Innovative mental health crisis intervention is key to maintaining a healthy citizenry, safe homes, communities, and eco-systems! Montgomery County Department of Police is an example of L.E.O.'s leading those efforts. In this season finale Rebecca, Joelle, and Stephen talk with Sergeant Chad Matthews of the Montgomery County Department of Police and Sarah Lucha, a clinician who comes from a L.E.O. family and has experience working on police reform. This is the kind of intentional conversation we should have around mental illness and policing so that we understand what are women and men responding to crisis go through.

Sergeant Chad G. Matthews, Crisis Response Support Section Supervisor Montgomery County Department of Police, B.A. Rutgers University, M.A. in Emergency Management/Homeland Security Arizona State University

Sergeant Matthews is a 19-year veteran of the police department and has served as a patrol officer, a detective in the Special Investigations Division, and a patrol supervisor for over four years. As the CRSS supervisor, he manages a team of three officers and a licensed clinical social worker. His team provides essential training, serves as subject matter experts, and responds to the most acute cases in Montgomery County. Sgt. Matthews brings enthusiasm and a collaborative approach toward integrating community partners focusing on behavioral health-related issues.

Learn more about Sergeant Matthews' work: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/bureaus/community-resources.html#CED

Joelle Rabow Maletis, MAEd, MA, LMFT, CEO/Clinical Supervisor, is a well-known author, keynote speaker, podcast host and psychotherapist. Joelle's expertise includes truma, PTSD, eating disorders and military psychology. Her career highlights include being a guest speaker on authoring a Ted-Ed video on PTSD, ABC’s 60 Minutes: Beyond the Headlines, and several Outstanding Achievement Awards for Top Female Executive.
 
Joelle's passion is helping people find empowerment by discovering how to be their best (not perfect) successful self through authentic skills-based, self-discovery. As a psychotherapist, Joelle uses Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed techniques like EMDR, Post Traumatic Growth, mindfulness, strategic inquiry as well as encouragement! Joelle's goal is to provide feedback and interaction that allows clients to grow through informed, healthy, and compassionate decisions.
 
Sarah Lucha is the Clinical Director at Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates, Inc. Sarah’s expertise includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and police reform. She is a contributing author for the Violence Against Women Medical Journal and an award recipient for the American Academy of Pediatrics for child advocacy.
 
Sarah’s passion include working with women, military and first responders. She is excited to announce she will be seeing clients for therapy services in July.
 
To connect and learn more about Joelle and Sarah: https://joellerabowmaletis.com

 

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

Connect Guest Hosts

Aimee Daramus, Psy. D. LCP: https://www.audeotherapy.com

Joelle Rabow Maletis, MA. Ed, MA, LMFT: https://joellerabowmaletis.com/about-us/

 
Your L.E.O. Is Your Hero

Your L.E.O. Is Your Hero

May 23, 2022

Innovative mental health crisis intervention is key to maintaining a healthy citizenry, safe homes, communities, and eco-systems! Montgomery County Department of Police is an example of L.E.O.'s leading those efforts. In this season finale Rebecca, Joelle, and Stephen talk with Sergeant Chad Matthews of the Montgomery County Department of Police and Sarah Lucha, a clinician who comes from a L.E.O. family and has experience working on police reform. This is the kind of intentional conversation we should have around mental illness and policing so that we understand what are women and men responding to crisis go through.

 

Sergeant Chad G. Matthews, Crisis Response Support Section Supervisor Montgomery County Department of Police, B.A. Rutgers University, M.A. in Emergency Management/Homeland Security Arizona State University

Sergeant Matthews is a 19-year veteran of the police department and has served as a patrol officer, a detective in the Special Investigations Division, and a patrol supervisor for over four years. As the CRSS supervisor, he manages a team of three officers and a licensed clinical social worker. His team provides essential training, serves as subject matter experts, and responds to the most acute cases in Montgomery County. Sgt. Matthews brings enthusiasm and a collaborative approach toward integrating community partners focusing on behavioral health-related issues.

Learn more about Sergeant Matthews' work: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/bureaus/community-resources.html#CED

 
Joelle Rabow Maletis, MAEd, MA, LMFT, CEO/Clinical Supervisor, is a well-known author, keynote speaker, podcast host and psychotherapist. Joelle's expertise includes truma, PTSD, eating disorders and military psychology. Her career highlights include being a guest speaker on authoring a Ted-Ed video on PTSD, ABC’s 60 Minutes: Beyond the Headlines, and several Outstanding Achievement Awards for Top Female Executive.
 
Joelle's passion is helping people find empowerment by discovering how to be their best (not perfect) successful self through authentic skills-based, self-discovery. As a psychotherapist, Joelle uses Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed techniques like EMDR, Post Traumatic Growth, mindfulness, strategic inquiry as well as encouragement! Joelle's goal is to provide feedback and interaction that allows clients to grow through informed, healthy, and compassionate decisions.
 
Sarah Lucha is the Clinical Director at Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates, Inc. Sarah’s expertise includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and police reform. She is a contributing author for the Violence Against Women Medical Journal and an award recipient for the American Academy of Pediatrics for child advocacy.
 
Sarah’s passion include working with women, military and first responders. She is excited to announce she will be seeing clients for therapy services in July.
 
To connect and learn more about Joelle and Sarah: https://joellerabowmaletis.com

 

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

Connect Guest Hosts

Aimee Daramus, Psy. D. LCP: https://www.audeotherapy.com

Joelle Rabow Maletis, MA. Ed, MA, LMFT: https://joellerabowmaletis.com/about-us/

 
Ye Got Me Messed Up

Ye Got Me Messed Up

March 27, 2022

Author and poet Star LaBranche joins Rebecca and Stephen to discuss the absurdity that medication kills your creativity. She references Kanye, AKA, Ye's inaccurate comments regarding medication and his totally bazaar behavior. 

Connect with Star LaBranche -- https://starlabranche.com

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

 

Loving Someone With BiPolar For More Than A Decade

Loving Someone With BiPolar For More Than A Decade

March 13, 2022

Laura is a mental health advocate who has been married for more than a decade to a man with bipolar. Rebecca, Aimee, and Stephen talk with her about her journey and Stephen connects with Laura about their shared experience. Aimee helps sort them out. 

Connect With Laura - https://www.tiktok.com/@thebpspouse

Connect Guest Co-Host - Aimee Daramus, Psy. D. LCP - https://www.audeotherapy.com

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

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Song Of The Week

How To Save A Life By The Fray -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/how-to-save-a-life/821031437?i=821031488

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

Face It: The Only Qualifications For Having Kids Is Having Sex

Face It: The Only Qualifications For Having Kids Is Having Sex

March 6, 2022

The NEW team is all together as Aimee, Joelle, Rebecca and Stephen talk about parental guilt! This is an exciting show because this is the official kick-off of the two new guest hosts - YAY!

Connect Guest Hosts

Aimee Daramus, Psy. D. LCP: https://www.audeotherapy.com

Joelle Rabow Maletis, MA. Ed, MA, LMFT: https://joellerabowmaletis.com/about-us/

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Song Of The Week

Two Moons By BoyWithUke -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/two-moons/1566323688?i=1566323692

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

Warning: Mild Language 

 

 

 

Just The Two Of US: Rebecca Is Tired

Just The Two Of US: Rebecca Is Tired

February 27, 2022

Rebecca and Stephen catch Bi-Polar Girl Land up on the happenings in their lives. 

Song of The Week

Numb Little Bug By Em Beihold: https://music.apple.com/us/album/numb-little-bug/1605027263?i=1605027811

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

 

 

 

 

Ta-Dah Psychedelics To Treat Mental Illness?

Ta-Dah Psychedelics To Treat Mental Illness?

February 20, 2022

Take a ride with Ashlyn Ninesling from West Georgia who is interested in studying psychedelics as a routine treatment for mental illness - RADICAL IDEA. Research does support it though! Interesting conversation!

Connect with Ashlyn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashlyn.ninesling

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashlynmelissa

Insta-Blog: https://www.instagram.com/healingfawn__

Song Of The Week

I Can't Decide By Scissor Sisters -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/i-cant-decide/1440777761?i=1440777779

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

 

 

All I Can Remember Is Chickitty China The Chinese Chicken

All I Can Remember Is Chickitty China The Chinese Chicken

February 13, 2022

Bipolar advocate and co-creator of the Facebook Group BiPolar Babes joins Rebecca and Stephen on the show. Anzlie Vessell is married and lives in Georgia with her husband and family. She makes preserves and enjoys being a support for other people living with bipolar. Show some love for Anzlie by connecting with her support group. Listen to find out why the title of this weeks show is the title. This week has strong language in the opening.

BiPolar Babes Support Group

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/554973461994209

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

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 Songs Of The Week

Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles PT. 1 -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/katt-williams-the-pimp-chronicles-pt-1/1019721846

 One Week By Barenaked Ladies -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/one-week/297419027?i=297419042

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

 

 

 

 

Trust Amber’s Journey Because It Gets Better

Trust Amber’s Journey Because It Gets Better

February 6, 2022

Amber Rose Womack is a chef from Kentucky with NOT a lick of a southern accent! Amber joins Rebecca and Stephen to discuss her journey with Bipolar. From early diagnosis, instability and finding love. - no stone is left unturned. 

Connect with Amber

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amber.rose.womack

Song of The Week

Interstate Love Song By Stone Temple Pilots -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/interstate-love-song-2019-remaster/1483792702?i=1483793226

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

 

 

My Trauma Doesn’t Make Me a Victim…Your Denial Does!

My Trauma Doesn’t Make Me a Victim…Your Denial Does!

January 30, 2022

Rebecca and Stephen sit with Daria Ali who talks about how society overlooks trauma and the environmental factors that make an incredible impact. Daria brings a perspective from the Black experience.  

Connect with Daria

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daria.ali.9

Connect with Bi-Polar Girl

Website: https://bipolargirlpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bipolargirlpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bipolargirlpod

Songs Of The Week

Bat Out of Hell By Meatloaf (RIP) -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/bat-out-of-hell/991385383?i=991385384

Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)  By Daniel Caesar -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/best-part-feat-h-e-r/1265893523?i=1265893532

Rolling Weekly Credits

Butch Queen By Ru Paul -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/category-is-feat-vjuan-allure/1087081928?i=1087082610

Funky Soup By Afro Jazz Funk (Tribal House Tracks & Downtempo Grooves), Various Artists -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/funky-soup/1474565914?i=1474565917

Kun Fe Ko By Oumou Sangare’ -- https://music.apple.com/us/album/kun-fe-ko/1467986739?i=1467986751

Special thanks to Crazy Legs AKA David Patrick for cut from his interview

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