Lies in Silence: Lessons about Bipolar and Co-Occurring Disorders

August 16, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Lies In Silence advocates for improved diagnosis and treatment for bipolar and co-occurring disorders by describing the devastating toll the disorders took on three generations of the author's family. An insightful and compelling look that gives the reader an understanding of the depth of pain and suffering experienced by people who have these genetically transmitted diseases. SJ Hart's persistently questioning voice describes, in heartbreaking and revealing details, a compelling and incomprehensible journey -- searching for answers in an attempt to understand the catastrophic suffering of three generations in her family -- while desperately warning of the emerging epidemic of Bipolar and Co-occurring Disorders that Lies In Silence.

One Hour AT A Time

One Hour AT A Time

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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.

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