Coping 101

Coping 101 is presented by C89.5 FM in partnership with Seattle Children's producing monthly, student-led conversations that de-stigmatize a range of mental health topics from a teen's perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Explore more episodes and mental health resources hosted at c895.org/coping101 Made possible with support from Seattle Children's, Crisis Connections, Carter Subaru, Hansmire Builders and Audian. read less
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Coping 101: Seeing Sound w/ Brittany Davis
May 20 2024
Coping 101: Seeing Sound w/ Brittany Davis
"Music helped me overcome my mental hurdles by teaching me to be a problem solver... and solve problems. Solve equations. Think of things in layers, instead of all at once." Brittany Davis drops the gems as effortlessly as they drop the jams. Originally from Kansas City, Brittany is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, rapper, and sound engineer - now calling Seattle home. Or from their own perspective, Brittany is a "translator of sonic divinity... here to bring souls to life".  As a Blind, Black, Non-Binary Female, Brittany Davis practically embodies Intersectionality. Bullied from the beginning for all the things Brittany was or wasn't, they grew up with an incarcerated parent, lost their father to gun violence at age 12, overcame homelessness, and only recently for the first time feels able to get out and express how they truly feel about things... as 'an overcomer'. Student host and fellow musician Gavin sat down with Brittany to explore themes of Joy, Independence, Isolation, Divinity, Image, and new ways to see life itself.  Co-presented by 4Culture, Coping 101's Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County's cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are many healthy ways to find balance. Get started with more episodes and resources hosted at c895.org/coping101 More about Brittany Davis My Why ft. Brittany Davis - a Defcon Original Film [audio description version]My Why ft. Brittany Davis - a Defcon Original Filmmore about 4Culture: www.4culture.org
Coping 101: The Journey of Grief w/ Charlene Ray
May 6 2024
Coping 101: The Journey of Grief w/ Charlene Ray
"Every one of us has a story about a number of things. And our grief is a huge story, because it's our story of love. We grieve because we love."   Charlene Ray is a Grief Guide, Therapist, Writer and Educator who regularly consults with Forefront Suicide Prevention as a trainer and speaker. She runs her own practice on Whidbey Island, WA focusing on a variety of techniques and therapies around grief, loss, life transitions, and related areas. While it looks different for every one of us, the journey of grief is all of ours to eventually navigate and here we explore ways to prepare for the difficult traversal, tools that can help us have a healthy relationship with those we've lost and with grief itself, and how the natural world can be a healing companion. Presented by c89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club. We're on a mission to destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective, with additional support from 4Culture, The Washington State Department of Health, Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 more about Charlene: https://www.charleneray.com/Forefront Suicide prevention: https://intheforefront.org/
Coping 101: Avoiding Burnout w/ Jennifer Moss
May 6 2024
Coping 101: Avoiding Burnout w/ Jennifer Moss
"We want to be driven, but it's about recognizing when you've hit harmonious passion versus obsessive passion. And when it's harmonious, you're still doing things that make you feel joyful. You're still spending time with friends. You're still eating healthy, hanging out with your family. You're balanced. When it's obsessive, you stop doing all of those extra things... you've lost sight of what really matters." Burnout is something that can happen to anyone, of any age from any background. To help us understand this recently-acknowledged and increasingly widespread issue, we reached out to journalist, syndicated radio columnist, and award-winning author of The Burnout Epidemic, Jennifer Moss. Jennifer has dedicated a large part of her career to researching, writing about and educating people on Burnout and here we break down what it looks like, who’s most at risk, and most importantly how to avoid its potentially devastating effects.  Presented by c89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club. We're on a mission to destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective, with additional support from 4Culture, The Washington State Department of Health, Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 more about Jennifer Moss: www.jennifer-moss.commore about Burnout:  http://blogs.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/2021/7/23/how-beat-burnout/https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-on-books/author-talks-why-burnout-is-an-epidemic-and-what-to-do-about-ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbD4IqKt7gchttps://front.com/blog/video/episode-6-jennifer-mosshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/annesugar/2022/12/15/what-to-do-about-burnout-jennifer-moss-shares-insights-from-her-book-the-burnout-epidemic/?sh=1f60348d1020
Coping 101: STAND up w/ Aidah Hawkins
May 3 2024
Coping 101: STAND up w/ Aidah Hawkins
"I feel like this kind of work makes me a lot more passionate about health overall. And it helps me be an advocate for things that I care about... STAND gave me those skills to be an advocate." As a first generation American from a family of Zanzibar immigrants, Aidah Hawkins knows a lot about Community. Currently in college pursuing a degree in nursing, she's already quite accomplished at a young age. Aidah helped start the need-based collective Sister Circles, which brings together Zanzibar Youth to help one another navigate life's challenges through a shared experience. She's also a graduate of STAND, where she led advocacy efforts in prevention work around marijuana and tobacco use. In this peer-to-peer conversation we explore ways to create healthier communities, practical coping strategies to improve youth mental health, and the impact of marijuana and tobacco on communities of color.  Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's with support from the Washington State Department of Health's You Can campaign, Coping 101 is led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club with a mission to destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective. The series is made possible with local support from 4Culture, Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-relevant resources online at c895.org/coping101 STAND is an award winning peer education program that serves African and African American communities across WA state. Learn more: https://www.standwa.org/The You Can campaign is brought to you by the Marijuana Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health at the Washington State Department of Health. Learn more: https://www.youcanwa.org/
Coping 101: Impact Art w/ Myron Curry
Apr 29 2024
Coping 101: Impact Art w/ Myron Curry
"Everything that I've been affected by, I adamantly take a 100% role in changing it and making it better." Impact-based artist Myron Curry is many things, but above all he's a community activist. His murals decorate walls and spaces across Seattle and beyond, and his work in curation, art management and installations comes to life through the gallery he owns in downtown Seattle. As a community counselor, Myron's actively engaged in a range of organizations working with at-risk youth, guiding re-entry for those previously incarcerated, assisting veterans or seniors, addressing housing... and the list goes on. High School senior Luz, a talented artist in her own right, hosts this episode where we explore Myron's inspiring story, covering the process of becoming an artist and entrepreneur, the impact of his prison experience, and how his family and elders have empowered him in his journey of rebuilding self and community all at once.  Co-presented by 4Culture, Coping 101's Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County's cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are many healthy ways to find balance. Get started with more episodes and resources hosted at c895.org/coping101 More about Myron Curry: mcurrydesigns.com Myron's portfoliomore about 4Culture: www.4culture.org
Coping 101: The ACCESS Project
Apr 12 2024
Coping 101: The ACCESS Project
What does an active retirement look like to you? At 80 years young, Wally Webster II sees his retirement as merely an excuse to dive deeper into his community and take on social issues for the group who needs it most: youth. “We’re finding that a number of youth are committing crimes with weapons, hate crimes, as well as self-harm, like suicide, because they’re having some mental health challenges,” said Wally, Founder of The ACCESS Project who has lived in the community of Lynnwood, WA for 46 years. “I see it, and I’m just concerned about it and decided to pool the community together to do something. Our strategy is to bring together (social + mental health) organizations to provide these services. And The ACCESS project is not intended to duplicate any organization. We don’t provide mental health services, we are connectors,” Webster said. With participation from a range of community leaders — including the mayors of Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood — the ACCESS project was born. ACCESS stands for the Association of Collective Community Engagement for Safety and Security. The project hopes to address some of the root causes of youth violence, as well as fill gaps in how it is handled. One of the project’s main goals is to increase communication among existing resources for youth in Snohomish County - and it's working.  Presented by c89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from The Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-relevant resources online at c895.org/coping101 The Access Project: https://theaccessprojectwa.org/more about The Access Project in My Edmonds Newsmore about Wally's history: http://hanfordhistory.com/items/show/2057This episode is made possible by The Community Foundation of Snohomish County: https://www.cf-sc.org/learn/who-we-are-what-we-do/
Coping 101: Project Girl
Apr 12 2024
Coping 101: Project Girl
“Historically and systemically women of color aren’t represented,” says Olympia Edwards, Founder and CEO of Project Girl mentoring program, which . “Here we’re providing a space where their life story and their life journey doesn’t have to be what society thinks of them. It doesn’t have to be a struggle. They’re entitled to a comfortable life; they’re entitled to a fruitful life. We’re trying to change that narrative and that’s why it’s important for Project Girl to be here.” While working with teens in crises shelters, Olympia noticed a lot of the girls she helped, lacked coping skills and a safe community space. “I gotta do something,” she told herself. AND SHE DID. Edwards began partnering with school districts around the area in 2012, offering an after school mentorship program for women of color a place to hang out, do their homework, and talk about whatever’s on their mind. Project Girl, a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, has now reached over 2000 mentees in over 130 sessions completed, and they're only getting started.  Presented by c89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from The Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 Project Girl mentoring program: https://www.project-girl.com/more about Project Girl in Lynnwood TimesThis episode is made possible by The Community Foundation of Snohomish County: https://www.cf-sc.org/learn/who-we-are-what-we-do/
Coping 101: Child & Family Therapy
Apr 3 2024
Coping 101: Child & Family Therapy
"Many of the beliefs we form as children [about the world and ourSELVEs] we carry on into our adulthood, and they manifest in different ways, and they can really influence where we're gonna end up... The earlier we can help our kids gain an emotional IQ, the better off we will ALL be." In this episode we're joined by Sondra Vasquez, the Program Manager for Compass Health's Child and Family Clinic in Smokey Point, Washington. With over more than a decade as a therapist and clinical social worker, Sondra's on a mission to deliver better behavioral healthcare services to youth and their families, fostering better mental health in our communities.  Presented by c89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from 4Culture, Hansmire Builders, and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 Kids’ Mental Health Resources in WA State: https://kidsmentalhealthwa.org/youth-mental-health-resources/ Deconstructing the Mental Health System: https://dmhsus.org/ NAMI: https://www.nami.org/Home SAHMSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help Child and Family Outpatient Services: what to expect, locations where this is offered, etc. Building Communities of Hope Gala for those who want to support services to children, youth, and family services in Western Washington including therapy, camps, and more intensive care.
Coping 101: Invisible Impact
Mar 5 2024
Coping 101: Invisible Impact
Have you ever stopped to consider all the ways you’re connected with your neighbors and your community? Many of us are affected in ways we aren’t even aware of because of the dynamic and complex nature of how our lives are interconnected with one another. Whether we realize it or not, when our neighbors receive care, when a family member starts therapy, when someone living on our streets has a safe place to go – our lives are improved, even if we aren’t a direct recipient of care. In this episode we're joined by Tom Kozaczynski, Chief Advancement Officer for Compass Health to focus on what it looks like to develop and literally build behavioral health care structures in communities of need. From treating behavioral health issues, to addressing homelessness, chronic mental illness and substance use disorders, we discuss the ripples that happen in communities when health needs are met in accessible ways - and what we can do to continue to build a healthier future.    Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from 4Culture, Hansmire Builders, and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 Compass Health's locations and resources: www.compasshealth.org/ Compass Health's Broadway Campus Redevelopment Project
Coping 101: The Fresh Professor
Jan 12 2024
Coping 101: The Fresh Professor
“As artist Yasiin Bey said, ‘the arts are something we forget we need, until we need them.’ In this episode of Artist Mental Health Stories we're joined by one of Seattle's cultural thought leaders James Miles, fondly known as the Fresh Professor. Miles is an Assistant Professor at Seattle University and former Executive Director of Third Stone, the nonprofit known for reviving the Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival in 2023 to widespread acclaim. James has worked internationally as an artist and educator, and was inspired to foment change after seeing so many children who looked like him being disregarded and treated like criminals by our educational systems. James sits with Nathan Hale High School Junior Gavin M. to discuss his evolution from accountant, to actor, to professor and cultural activist using “arts as a tool to navigate the systems of educational inequity.”   In New York City, he was the Director of Education at Urban Arts Partnership, where he created the Fresh Education program that used original hip-hop music and theater to boost academic success in middle school ELA and social studies classrooms. The arts-infused and standards-aligned curriculum guide he designed has been used around the world and has inspired many educators and adults to shift how they teach, work with, and speak to students of all ages. A graduate of Morehouse College and Brandeis University, James has provided professional development to teachers across the world, and has presented at SXSW EDU, NYU’s IMPACT Festival, New York Creative Tech Week, Ted Talks, EdTechXEurope, Google Educator Bootcamp, and more. He's on the Board of the Frye Art Museum, MoPOP, on the Advisory Board for SXSW EDU, and was recently appointed as the City of Seattle's Creative Economy Manager. Co-presented by 4Culture, Coping 101's Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County's cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are many healthy ways to find balance. Get started with more episodes and resources hosted at c895.org/coping101 More about James Miles: https://freshprofessor.com/James Miles' Seattle University profile: https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/about/directory/profile/james-miles.htmlLeaders Don't Lead: https://www.leadersdontlead.com/
Coping 101: Dancing with Deafness
Jan 8 2024
Coping 101: Dancing with Deafness
How do you identify? Identity can be informed by many factors, including cultural background, abilities, religion, gender, geography and more. Growing up with deafness in a strict religious family on the island of Samoa, Loki Tiatia experienced many layered challenges that have informed his identity and influence his work today as an ASL instructor and Deaf Advocate. As a husband to a deaf spouse and father to a deaf child, and as Highline School District's only ASL instructor, Loki shares some of the unique struggles facing the DHH community and practical ways those who are hearing can be more tolerant and inclusive to this often marginalized group. Loki also discusses his lifelong practice of traditional Samoan dance to communicate and connect with the world around him - including audiences Deaf and hearing alike.  Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from Hansmire Builders and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 brief bio: Loki has been dancing since he was a boy in a small village of Afega, Samoa-Pacific Island. He has taught movements for kids at Kendall Elementary, DC. He choreographed dance for Gallaudet Dance Company at Gallaudet University. His teaching features a mixture of island styles, signing songs of many genre, beginning/intermediate hip hop, jazz, and lyrical incorporating movements and sign language.Deaf Spotlight: https://www.deafspotlight.org/WA School for the Deaf: https://www.wsd.wa.gov/ASL Cart: https://www.aslcart.com/
Coping 101: A Film Frame of Mind
Nov 13 2023
Coping 101: A Film Frame of Mind
"Once you get there, don't forget to grab someone's hand and bring them with you." In this episode we're joined by two guests who focus our lens on the healing power of authentic mentorship, where you learn as much as you impart.   The mentor: Megan Garbayo-López is a Queer Latina filmmaker, film educator, and film programmer with SIFF. She works with Seattle-area schools to mentor youth and introduce the art of filmmaking, while fostering pathways to self expression and careers in the film industry. Growing up neurodivergent in a mixed-race family 'in between spaces', Megan experienced food scarcity and childhood sexual abuse, where she 'lost her body' and eventually struggled with eating disorders, anxiety and depression. After a journey of healing through inpatient treatment, EMDR therapy and trauma work, she's now a mentor on a mission to be the adult that she needed as a kid.   The mentee: Kelbi Maldonado is a super-senior at Scriber Lake High School, who was mentored by Megan and recently interned with the Seattle International Film Festival. As a young Queer person struggling with intense isolation during the pandemic, they experienced anxiety and suicidal ideation without the language to explain what was going on inside of them. Co-dependency with marijuana became a coping mechanism which temporarily saved them but also negatively impacted their mental health by suppressing emotions to the point they were no longer feeling anything. After quitting smoking, they began somatic work, therapy and inpatient treatment on a path of self care, recovery, and personal empowerment.  Co-presented by 4Culture, Coping 101's Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County's cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen's perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are many healthy ways to find balance. Get started with more episodes and resources hosted at c895.org/coping101 more about Megan Garbayo-López: https://letterboxd.com/siff/story/meet-the-programmer-megan-garbayo-lopez/More about SIFF's youth education programming: https://www.siff.net/programs-and-events/youthmore about 4Culture: https://www.4culture.org/
Coping 101: Access is the Answer
Oct 16 2023
Coping 101: Access is the Answer
In 2019, about 1 in 5 people were suffering from some kind of mental health or substance use issue, and since then the pandemic has impacted ALL communities and the need for help has surged. Increasing access to care is now perhaps the most critical step in reversing America's mental health crisis. On a mission to break down barriers as the Chief Medical Officer of Compass Health, Katie Gilligan's unconventional art school background instilled in her a naturally curious and open minded approach to her ambitious work in the behavioral healthcare field. Taking cues from innovative approaches from around the world, Katie works with Compass Health leadership to expand treatment programs that serve more economic backgrounds, actively recruit more providers and practitioners, and ultimately increase quick and easy access to in-person or virtual care.  Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from Valley Cities, Hansmire Builders and Audian and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 compasshealth.org to learn more about services available and additional details on mental health fourfrontcontributor.org for those interested in advocating for change at the state-level for funding and policy change in regards to mental health.
Coping 101: Counsel for the People
Aug 31 2023
Coping 101: Counsel for the People
One of the primary factors contributing to today's mental health crisis - especially impacting traditionally marginalized communities - is limited access to care. People of all ages, communities and backgrounds need behavioral healthcare resources, and simply knowing where to find them is more than half the battle. On a mission to bring much needed counseling services to the people, Ryan O’Donnell is the Director of Skagit, Island, & San Juan County Outpatient Services for Compass Health. In this episode, Ryan shares what led her to working in the field, today's array of career options - some requiring no more than a high school diploma - and how to get started. For anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to work in mental health, listen and learn how YOU can be a part of solving the crisis while helping yourself and others along the way.  Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from Valley Cities, Hansmire Builders and Audian and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 Jobs in Behavioral Healthcare with Compass Health: compasshealth.org/careers
Coping 101: Gaming the Mind
Aug 8 2023
Coping 101: Gaming the Mind
"Being able to try certain things out - especially if you have a supportive and trusting gaming group - that can allow us to throw off the shackles of neurotypicality and we can feel like a literal hero in a world that often makes us feel lesser than." Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD - aka Dr. B - is a celebrated speaker, practicing Psychologist, Autism and ADHD self-advocate, and Clinical Director of Take This - a nonprofit mental health organization providing comprehensive resources and support that is tailored for the diverse and unique needs of the gaming community. Whether you're a geek, gamer, or simply looking for more ways to improve your mental health, listen and learn as our student host Gavin and Dr. B discuss the ways gaming and tabletop role playing can support identity, mental wellness and community.  Presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children's, Coping 101 is an ongoing series led by students in Nathan Hale High School's Podcast Club that destigmatizes mental health from a teen's perspective, made possible with local support from Valley Cities, Hansmire Builders and Audian and Compass Health - NW Washington's Behavioral Healthcare leader. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope. Get started with more episodes, and find community-centric resources online at c895.org/coping101 more from Dr. B: https://linktr.ee/TheeDoctorBmore about Take This: www.takethis.orgSave Point Behavioral Health, "serving the Mental Health needs of Geeks and Gamers": savepointbh.com