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Great Minds with Lost&Found

Great Minds with Lost&Found

By Lost&Found

Great Minds explores the Mental Health ecosystem through storytelling and conversation. We strive to ask hard questions of experts and ultimately end suicide by reimagining the current landscape of Mental Health and establishing strong communities of resilience.
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The 988 Crisis Line & Helpline Center Services with Janet Kittams
The 988 Crisis Line & Helpline Center Services with Janet Kittams
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.   In this episode, we chat with Janet Kittams, CEO of the Helpline Center about the programs and services that they provide, the rollout of the 988 Crisis Line, and how we can improve access of care for those at risk of suicide.   If you or someone you know is facing a mental health crisis, call 988. If you are a veteran facing a mental health crisis, call 988 and then press 1. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
30:49
November 22, 2022
Suicide Prevention & Gun Safety with Veterans Affairs and Moms Demand Action
Suicide Prevention & Gun Safety with Veterans Affairs and Moms Demand Action
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Using the The CDC's seven strategies for preventing suicide found in their technical package for suicide prevention to guide our work, we spoke with Patty Mayrose (a veteran, a VA nurse, and Moms Demand Action volunteer) and Emily Thomas (the State Chapter Lead for the South Dakota Chapter of Moms Demand Action) about how they create protective environments for those at risk of suicide and improve the mental health landscape in Sioux Falls and South Dakota. Learn more about the Be SMART program - designed to help adults and parents normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. If you are a veteran or know a veteran (or anyone else) struggling with mental health challenges or facing suicidal thoughts, call 988, then press 1 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Line. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
54:16
November 15, 2022
Overcoming Loss with Billie & Kelsea Sutton
Overcoming Loss with Billie & Kelsea Sutton
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Suttons are no stranger to loss. From a rodeo accident that left Billie paralyzed from the waist down to losing a gubernatorial election and finally the death of their daughter, Billie and Kelsea know what loss feels like and the toll it takes mentally. They share their journey with loss (and gain) in this episode of Great Minds with Lost&Found. If someone can be the testament to how much you can gain from losing it all, the Suttons are it. This episode is part of Lost&Found's annual #30Days30Stories digital storytelling campaign for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth. With goals of increasing awareness of mental health challenges, empowering others to share their stories, and providing resources for support, this campaign is a major part of Lost&Found's advocacy strategy. Read all stories shared through this campaign at 30stories.org.
38:04
September 27, 2022
We Can Do More to Prevent Suicide with Jake Danielson
We Can Do More to Prevent Suicide with Jake Danielson
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Jake Danielson is a South Dakotan living with anxiety, depression, psychosis, and other mental health challenges. He has survived multiple suicide attempts, has been in and out of treatment, and has recently started a movement inspiring others to share their stories of mental health struggles. In this episode, Jake chats with host, Joel Kaskinen, about these challenges, how being a college athlete impacted his mental health, what gets him through his toughest days, and his work with the We Can Movement. This episode is part of Lost&Found's annual #30Days30Stories digital storytelling campaign for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth. With goals of increasing awareness of mental health challenges, empowering others to share their stories, and providing resources for support, this campaign is a major part of Lost&Found's advocacy strategy. Read all stories shared through this campaign at 30stories.org.
47:09
September 20, 2022
How Social Media Impacts Mental Health with Gabe Dannenbring
How Social Media Impacts Mental Health with Gabe Dannenbring
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. You may know Gabe Dannenbring as "that teacher from TikTok", but Gabe is so much more than just an influencer. Gabe is a local South Dakotan, former college athlete, and human who struggles with mental health challenges just like the rest of us. In this episode of Great Minds, Gabe shares his experiences with mental health, how social media "fame" has impacted his wellbeing, and how he teaches his students to use social media in a healthy way. This episode is part of Lost&Found's annual #30Days30Stories digital storytelling campaign for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth. With goals of increasing awareness of mental health challenges, empowering others to share their stories, and providing resources for support, this campaign is a major part of Lost&Found's advocacy strategy. Read all stories shared through this campaign at 30stories.org.
47:49
September 13, 2022
Learning from Broken Systems with Cherokee McAlpine
Learning from Broken Systems with Cherokee McAlpine
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. In this episode of Great Minds with Lost&Found, host Joel Kaskinen chats with Cherokee McAlpine about her lived experiences with mental illness, the foster care system, and healthcare. Surviving a turbulent childhood of abuse, trauma, drugs and alcohol, rape, and multiple suicide attempts, Cherokee now shares her story with others in hopes that they will have a greater understanding of the needs children in similar situations have. Cherokee is a soon-to-be mother, working with youth, and striving to provide them with a better life than the one she had growing up. This episode is part of Lost&Found's annual #30Days30Stories digital storytelling campaign for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth. With goals of increasing awareness of mental health challenges, empowering others to share their stories, and providing resources for support, this campaign is a major part of Lost&Found's advocacy strategy. Read all stories shared through this campaign at 30stories.org.
42:05
September 06, 2022
Strengthening Systems of Care with Lindsey McCarthy
Strengthening Systems of Care with Lindsey McCarthy
Lindsey McCarthy, Executive Director of Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services, a South Dakota based agency fulfilling social and emotional health needs in the community. Using the The CDC's seven strategies for preventing suicide found in their technical package for suicide prevention, to guide our work, we asked Lindsey about how SPBHS is utilizing these same strategies in their services, which include psychiatric care, counseling, case management, systems of care, community education, crisis intervention and emergency services, trauma support, and so much more. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. To learn more about the work that Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services is doing to strengthen access and delivery of suicide care in South Dakota, go to spbhs.net. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
41:53
August 08, 2022
Support for Historically At-Risk Populations: From Striving to Thriving with Taneeza Islam
Support for Historically At-Risk Populations: From Striving to Thriving with Taneeza Islam
Taneeza Islam, Executive Director of South Dakota Voices for Peace, a Sioux Falls based nonprofit whose aim is to dismantle bigotry and racism targeting refugee, immigrant, and Muslim communities, is on the show to talk about how SDVFP's services help to support our work of prevention, intervention, and postvention of suicide, among a population at great risk, especially in South Dakota. Using the The CDC's seven strategies for preventing suicide found in their technical package for suicide prevention, to guide our work, we asked Taneeza to think through the work that SDVFP does to strengthen economic supports for the communities she serves and how we can do more by working together, rather than in silos. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. To learn more about the work that South Dakota Voices for Peace is doing to support refugee, immigrant, Muslim and other historically at risk communities, go to sdvfpeace.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
41:35
August 08, 2022
The Economic Impact of Suicide with Brad Hearst
The Economic Impact of Suicide with Brad Hearst
Brad Hearst, Founder and President of Survivors Joining for Hope, a newly acquired program of Lost&Found's, is on the show to talk about the economics of prevention, intervention, and postvention of suicide.  Using the The CDC's seven strategies for preventing suicide found in their technical package for suicide prevention, to guide his work, Brad shares how increasing economic supports can be a protective factor against suicide. We get into the ways finances and economics can be both risk factors and protective factors for prevention, depending on the situation. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
40:04
July 05, 2022
What it Means to Have Pride in Suicide Prevention with Cody Ingle
What it Means to Have Pride in Suicide Prevention with Cody Ingle
In this conversation, Cody Ingle shares his perspective on suicide prevention from the lens of someone who has working in the LGBTQ+ space and identifies as a gay man. We break down social structures and chat about systems that impact the queer community and how that leads to increased risk of suicide. To learn more about suicide risk and impact on the LGBTQ+ community, check out the following link from the Trevor Project - trevor01_2022survey_final.pdf. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
44:28
July 05, 2022
Reimagining Systems of Prevention with Erik Muckey
Reimagining Systems of Prevention with Erik Muckey
In the kickoff to season 2 of Great Minds with Lost&Found, Erik Muckey, CEO and Executive Director of Lost&Found is on the show to discuss the work L&F does to prevent suicide among youth and young adults (10-34) using the seven strategies outlined by the CDC (Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices). To effectively prevent suicide, systems currently in place must be reimagined to be inclusive of all people. How does that happen and what does that look like? We dive into that in this conversation. To learn more about the work that Lost&Found is doing to prevent suicide among youth and young adults, go to resilienttoday.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (@resilienttoday).
41:24
July 05, 2022
Supporting our Native neighbors in their battle against COVID with Michaela Seiber
Supporting our Native neighbors in their battle against COVID with Michaela Seiber
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. In episode 4, Joel talks with Michaela Seiber about the incredible work she is doing as the CEO of South Dakota Urban Indian Health. As COVID continues to wreak havoc on the Native nations in our state, Michaela is leading the fight against it, which is why Lost&Found recognized her as the 2021 Spirit of Resilience Award earlier this month. With a lack of access to resources and support structures for Native and Indigenous people, Michaela and the SDUIH are striving to provide care to everyone they can. We talk about how to get involved and ways to support. Find Michaela's work at SDUIH. Get involved with Lost&Found at resilienttoday.org If you or someone you love is struggling, please reach out to the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Additional resources can be found at https://www.resilienttoday.org/in-crisis/.
32:38
September 28, 2021
How overcoming shame and stigma led to a career of helping others: a conversation with Bridget Swier
How overcoming shame and stigma led to a career of helping others: a conversation with Bridget Swier
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. In episode 3, Joel sits down with Bridget Swier to talk about her work with the Front Porch Coalition. As a self proclaimed expert in shame and stigma, Bridget knows what self-hatred feels and looks like. She explains how she overcomes these feelings after years of abuse, substance use, foster care, inpatient care, and trauma. Carrying the burden of shame and stigma can do damage on the body, and Bridget is alive today, to help others so they don't have to experience that weight. Find Bridget's work at Front Porch Coalition Get involved with Lost&Found at resilienttoday.org If you or someone you love is struggling, please reach out to the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Additional resources can be found at https://www.resilienttoday.org/in-crisis/.
46:02
September 21, 2021
Why does mental health matter on college campuses with Wendy Mamer
Why does mental health matter on college campuses with Wendy Mamer
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. In episode two, Joel sits down with Wendy Mamer to chat about how losing her father helped lead her to her work in higher education and mental health education. Wendy is a mental health advocate, speaker, and an adviser to our Augustana University chapter. Find Wendy's TED Talk at Wendy Mamer: Survivor of Suicide Loss: A Title I Never Wanted Connect with Wendy on Instagram at @wendymamer Get involved with Lost&Found at resilienttoday.org If you or someone you love is struggling, please reach out to the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Additional resources can be found at https://www.resilienttoday.org/in-crisis/.
36:53
September 14, 2021
Mental healthcare, prison reform, and community with Katrina Yde
Mental healthcare, prison reform, and community with Katrina Yde
Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. In the premier episode of Great Minds with Lost&Found, host, Joel Kaskinen chats with Katrina Yde about her work as a dually licensed counselor specializing in mental health and addictions, what drove her to work in the field of mental healthcare, and the ways in which we as individuals and community members can enact change to systems and positively impact the mental health landscape. Find Katrina's work at forwardcounselingllc.com Connect with Katrina on Instagram at @forwardcounselingllc Get involved with Lost&Found at resilienttoday.org If you or someone you love is struggling, please reach out to the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Additional resources can be found at https://www.resilienttoday.org/in-crisis/.
44:03
September 07, 2021