Addiction, Mental Health and Racial Isolation in Rural America

August 29, 2019
Hosted by Sean Perry

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On this episode of We R H.O.P.E. Braking The Stigma Through Change we will be speaking with Wayne Miller. Not only does Wayne run The Center For Recovery but he also understand the correlation mental illness plays. Wayne is also a leader in racial equality. We will be breaking down Waynes project, Living Proof Mentoring. This organization supports youth of color in both Vermont and New Hampshire where a child of color may go years with our seeing anyone that looks like them in their community.

We R H.O.P.E. : Breaking the stigma through Change with Co-Founder Sean Perry

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We R H.O.P.E. is a show about changing the culture surrounding mental illness and how we, as a society view it and have access to supports. We R H.O.P.E. challenges the status quo and engages you in the discussions. You hear the conversations no one wants to have, that makes people think outside the box and educate those who thought they were educated.

With We R H.O.P.E., listeners are never alone. Mental illness has reached an all-time high in this country. It is being listed as a public health crisis and a stand needs to be taken. We, R people who want to help you, support you and listen to you. Join us in breaking the stigma through change.

Sean Perry

Sean Perry is the President and Co-Founder of We R H.O.P.E. Sean has two decades of coaching experience and working with youth. He’s a certified Life Coach, Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Specialist/ instructor, certified in Childhood Trauma and is an Exposure Response Prevention Specialist. As of late Sean is trained to train staff in the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. He also has been trained in collaborative problem solving.

Sean has spent the last several years in the Human Service/Mental Health field. Sean saw a huge gap in the mental health industry while working in the private residential setting. He noticed that it was more about the have and the have nots then anyone would like to admit. This lack of equality pushed Sean to create We R H.O.P.E. Inc. with a colleague. While operating We R H.O.P.E., Sean was simultaneously the Program Manager at a residential treatment center for boys with severe trauma. He has since resigned to focus all of his energy on We R H.O.P.E. Sean hopes to create change in the public schools by bringing support at a much younger age and breaking the stigma of mental illness.

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