Dealing with Depression, Alcohol, Jail and other issues on the Free Your Mind Radio Show…. Counselor Sherry Gaba talks about co-occurring disorders, Judge Steven Manley and Dr. Nancy Pena talk about teaming up and making a very positive impact in Santa Clara County with Prop. 63 funding and saving taxpayer’s money!

In our Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment with Jennifer Whitney, Judge Steven Manley, Santa Clara County Superior Court and Dr. Nancy Pena, Mental Health Director Santa Clara County, have made a real positive impact by working closely together to stop the cycle of incarcerations for the mentally ill.   We also feature the broadcast world premiere of Canadian singer-songwriter Emma Daly and the song she wrote about a friend of hers going through tough times with Bipolar Disorder called “Faltering Heart ” which is available on iTunes where you can download her original 3 songs which she recorded with “Faltering Heart” about her friend with Bipolar.

Sherry GabaSherry Gaba also discusses her concerns about dual diagnosis and she is offering her free download which can be found by signing up for our newsletter on our homepage at www.FreeYourMindProjects.com.

You can find more information about Sherry at this link: http://sgabatherapy.com/

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Show Recap:

  • Sherry Gaba- addiction specialist
  • World Premier of Emma Daly’s song “Faltering Heart”
  • Prop 63 Action Segment-Nancy Pena and Judge Steven Manly

Segment 1

  • Guest Sherry Gaba of Celebrity Rehab is an addiction therapist and has her own practice. “The Law of Sobriety” is a book she has written
  • Topic-Duel Diagnosis.
  • Sherri answers listeners questions:
  • A mother asks how she can help her daughter that is bipolar. There are medications today that can help you to be a completely functional citizen. Sherri suggests finding a good therapist and good medication. The first important thing is to stabilize your life. There is hope!
  • A parent asks how to deal with their child who said she would rather die than stop using meth. Meth is one of the hardest drugs to get off of, but there IS a way to get better. Always take suicidal ideation seriously. Seek help immediately. Get your child stabilized, then find their purpose. Are they athletic? Creative? Find the thing they enjoy doing and they will begin to find happiness.

Segment 2

  • Guest Emma Daly debuts her song “Faltering Heart.”
  • Emma starting to notice a change in personality of her friend. She lost the energy about her, so she talked to her friend, hoping to find out what had changed.
  • The friend was being bullied at school, and it started to affect her in every way.
  • Emma cared about her and wasn’t nervous that her friend would be mad at her. Now the friend is doing so well that its almost like she doesn’t have it anymore.

Prop 63 Mental Health Action Segment

  • Guests- Nancy Pena Mental Health Director of Santa Clara County and Judge Steven Manly
  • Prop 63 has really helped Santa Clara County, bringing more awareness to what mental health is and how the community can be active participants.
  • One of the programs that was introduced to the media was training law enforcement on how to deal with someone who is mentally ill. There were staged scenarios that were filmed for training purposes. A lot of the scenarios dealt with “shoot or not shoot” dilemmas. This training lets the law enforcement officer learn how to approach this type of situation in a safe place.
  • Judge Steven of the Santa Clara Mental Health Court explains that Prop 63 helps the criminal justice system provide meaningful services to those who come into the justice system. Before Prop 63, the police did not have a program outside of criminal justice, so everyone used to just be sent to jail.
  • 2,300 people are now in the programs thanks to the funding of Prop 63.
  • One of the programs include a residential program where mentally ill clients can live and have meals and housing and then improve their mental health to where they no longer need assistance.

One Response to “Dealing with Depression, Alcohol, Jail and other issues on the Free Your Mind Radio Show…. Counselor Sherry Gaba talks about co-occurring disorders, Judge Steven Manley and Dr. Nancy Pena talk about teaming up and making a very positive impact in Santa Clara County with Prop. 63 funding and saving taxpayer’s money!”

  1. wendy
    August 4, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    You’re welcome!

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