Health, Medicine and Community Rituals

Topic: Health, Medicine and Community Rituals
Segment: D Report
Participants: Karina Raquel Gonzales, Mental Health Professional
Broadcast Air Date: 10/ 13 /17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion points:
– How do we define and or consider health?
– What keeps us grounded to the things around us?
– How do we remain balanced in term of physical, emotional, metal and spiritual form?
– Is it true that things are getting harder or have people become “tapped out?”
– What is the role of social media in adding new forms of stress in our lives?
– How have things become especially difficult for communities of color?
– How much empathy, compassion and solidarity can he heat take?
– How do we feed our bodies and our sprits to keep us healthy?
– What do we do to take care of ourselves (first) so we can care for others?
– What if we can’t afford to meet the basic needs of feeding and resting?
– How do we look out for one another?
– How can families and communities look out for our health?
– Why is mental health a taboo subject?
– What are the resources available within our communities?
– How do change the lies and open up about our vulnerabilities?
– What are the health rituals of our families and communities?
– Do you have at least one person you can out on to be heard?
– Do you really want to know how I’m doing or is it just a formality?
– What are the different expressions of mental health?
– What are your rituals to heal?
– Can a birthday party be ritual?
– How do we feed out ourselves emotionally spiritually?
– Where is the medicine held?
– What is the difference between pain relievers and medicine?
– Can we get medicine from hug?
– What is the power of language?
– How do we offer medicine to others by looking out for one another?
– We are ready and can do the things that are healthy for us.
– How can we make beautiful moments?
– What is the power of resiliency?
– What is the power of our past generations?
– It was carefully held and lovingly given?
– What are you doing to hold it, protect it, to give it to the next generation?
– How has systematic oppression made us doubt ourselves, doubt our abilities?
– How do we trust in our own power to heal?

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