On today’s of the Mental Health Download, we have three interviews all tied to Adverse Childhood Experiences, better known as ACEs.
Oklahoma's children have the highest ACE scores in the nation. Basically, the questionaire boils down to three categories: Abuse, Neglect and Household dysfunction, including mental illness, substance use and if a loved one has been incarcerated.
To give you some perspective on this issue, we’re talking to three people who played key roles in the Tulsa World newspaper’s phenomenal 8-part series on ACEs. Lucinda Morte is a mental health professional who has a relatively high ACE score herself. Donavon Ramsey is a resilient 19-year-old with a high ACE score and plenty of heartbreaking stories. And, finally, Ashley Parrish, the Tulsa World’s Deputy Managing Editor who oversaw the year-long process to make the Breaking the Cycle series a reality.
Tulsa World's Breaking the Cycle series:
Jul 19 2019
On this episode, Mental Health Association Oklahoma's CEO, Mike Brose, interviews his friend and collaborator Kathy Langois. She is based in Canada and represents the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. It’s a unique internat...Listen now
Jul 26 2019
On this episode, Mark Davis, the Association's chief programs officer, interviews our guest, Dr. Carl Hart. Dr. Hart grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Miami where drug use was prevalent. The truth is that he even used and sold drugs. Howe...Listen now
Aug 06 2019
It’s Monday, August 5, 2019 and we’re still reeling from the mass shootings that claimed 20 lives in El Paso on Saturday and another nine in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday. A Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health found that the contribution of menta...Listen now