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Beverly Smallwood, Ph.D. The Hope Center
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About: Dr. Beverly Smallwood, media resource, is an expert on psychological reactions in turbulent times. A licensed psychologist, she’s the author of This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen to Me. She’s also a workplace consultant on leading with purpose through change. She’s been interviewed in such media as MSNBC, CNN-fn, FOX News, CBS Radio, TalkAmerica, New York Times, USA Today Weekend, Washington Bus...
Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization
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About: ERGO is a non-profit research group studying the subtleties and complexities of euthanasia (help with a good death) so it can be carefully carried out as and when the law permits. Journalist and author Humphry has campaigned since l978 for a dying person's right to medical assisted suicide, also self-deliverance if no lawful means is available to a terminally ill adult who is of sound mind. He became involved in the right-to-die issue when he published 'Jean's Way' -- an account of helping his dying first wife to bring her life to a peaceful end. Derek Humphry (president), who founded the original Hemlock Society in l980, also authored the bestseller how-to suicide guide, Final Exit, which sells in 12 languages. In 2017 Humphry published his life story 'Good Life, Good Death: The Memoir of a Right to Die Pioneer' (Carrel Books, NY)
Dr. Michael Levittan -- Anger Management Specialist
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About: Dr. Levittan: psychotherapist, professor, expert witness, media person for television/radio. He consults for L.A. Times, Dallas Morning Herald, Inside Edition, In-Touch Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, L.A. Times Magazine, Golf Magazine, Riverside Press, etc. Dr. Michael has appeared on the 'Tyra Banks Show', 'Montel Williams Show', NBC-TV?s 'Starting Over', 'The Bad Girls Club', 'Hollywood 411,' and the 'Michelle Tafoya Show'. He is a noted Anger Management expert, and has been published in Workplace Violence Prevention Reporter, CA. Batterers Intervention Newsletter, and upcoming work on 'Infanticide'. Dr. Michael teaches courses and seminars on Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress, Anger Management at UCLA, etc.
Frank King -- Your TED Talk Coach
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About: Your TED Talk Coach, and a former writer for the Tonight Show for 20 years, speaker and comedian for 34, with 5 TEDx Talks on Mental Health. Depression and suicide run in his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality. A Motivational Public Speaker who uses his life lessons to start the conversation giving people permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide. And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor. He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing. The right person, at the right time with the right information, can save a life.
TreatNOW Coalition -- Concussion Protocol Experts
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About: TreatNOW Mission -- Identify and treat veterans and others suffering from Concussion/TBI/PTSD -- TreatNOW Goal -- Ensure that over 800,000 Iraq and Afghanistan brain injured veterans and active duty service members, along with all citizens, get insured access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and other proven alternative medical treatments for their Invisible Wounds. The TreatNOW Coalition is supported by numerous clinics and physicians worldwide. The Coalition has built a collaborative network among civilian Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)-capable clinics which have, on a largely pro bono basis, successfully treated over 3,800 TBI/PTSD Veteran and civilian casualties. Using HBOT and a variety of safe and effective, alternative therapies, clinicians are actively treating and helping to heal underlying brain damage that is ignored with current, passive 'watchful waiting' and drug-based Concussion protocols. And patients are able to quit taking most of their drugs. See www.treatnow.org
Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. -- Serial Killer Expert
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About: In 1979 Vonda Pelto, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and author of Without Remorse: The Story of the Woman Who Kept Los Angeles' Serial Killers Alive, was brought in to Los Angeles Men's Central Jail following the jailhouse suicide of Freeway Killer Vernon Butts with the task of keeping a collection of vicious, sociopathic sexual predators engaged socially and alive while awaiting trial. For over three years she existed with men like Ken Bianchi and William Bonin during an assignment that changed her life, personality and future. Her book is sure to make a compelling movie.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
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About: The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a national, non-profit, education, legal advocacy, and research organization working to reduce gun deaths and injuries. The Center, in conjunction with its lobbyingl affiliate, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to stemming America's gun violence epidemic. The Center was created in 1983 to educate the American public about the scope of gun violence and to develop solutions to the problem. Sarah Brady, wife of James Brady, former White House press secretary, is chair of the Center. Jim Brady is on the Center's Board of Trustees.
 




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