This episode of “The Dr Dionne Show” tackles the sensitive issue of mental illness, its stigma, and why so many Americans are forced to suffer in silence without the needed compassion and support. The panel includes a mental illness advocate and intervention professional, a police captain, and a mental health public speaker.
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Lori Brickman/National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lori Brickman serves as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Georgia, connecting mental health professionals with presentation opportunities. As a mental health advocate, she meets, partners, and connects daily with individuals and corporations interested in and in need of mental health resources, funding, education, and advocacy. Lori can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori also serves as Board Chair of Creative Community Services, a nonprofit organization serving foster youth and adults with disabilities, based in Norcross, GA. She is also the Vice Chair of the Dekalb County Misdemeanor Mental Health Court Board of Directors.
Jay Eisner/Dekalb County Police Department
Captain Jay Eisner is the Special Victims Unit Commander with the Dekalb County Police Department. He has gone through the CIT police training and offers a police officer’s perspective dealing with citizens with mental illness. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Cassia Gold/Member of National Alliance on Mental Illness
Cassia Gold is a spoken word artist, fashion designer and mental health public speaker. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @iamcassiagold.
HOST: Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton
Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., is an HR and Leadership Consultant, Educator, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC, an HR and leadership consulting business specializing in diversity and inclusion, equity, bias, intercultural communication, adult learning, adult behavior, and conflict mediation. Since its inception in 2004, Poulton Consulting Group has worked with a wide range of diverse clients in the U.S. and Canada including many in the San Francisco tech and digital marketing industry; K-12 schools and higher education; and many corporate and service industries. Poulton Consulting Group is also a government-approved business for local, state and federal level contracts.
Dr. Wright Poulton is author of the acclaimed book “It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is” which is an extension of her PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and assumptions of teachers. She is also a certified K-12 teacher whose work is inspired by her 16 years of cumulative experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor in public and private institutions in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Dr. Wright Poulton has earned professional degrees from San Francisco State University (M.A.), the University of Toronto/OISE (B.Ed.), and from Rice University (B.A.) in Houston, TX where she was a former NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.
In 2014, Profiles In Diversity Journal identified Dr. Wright Poulton as “a woman to watch.” She has presented social commentary in print media in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, as well as on numerous radio shows including CBS Radio stations in Atlanta, GA and on Tavis Smiley’s Radio Show. “The Dr Dionne Show” debuted in 2016 on Business RadioX with a focus on smart dialogue about diversity, leadership, and behavior in the workplace and beyond.
Dr. Wright Poulton is originally from Toronto, Canada and is a former member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Snellville, GA.
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