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Juliana Keeping

Journalist, The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City

Prescription Drugs : Pay or Die

PRESENTED ON OCT 29, 2015
IN OKLAHOMA CITY @ VOL 4

Juliana Keeping is an Oklahoma City-based mom and journalist. Her son Eli, 3, has cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic lung illness. Juliana speaks out against U.S. drug price insanity after her insurer denied an expensive drug that could have helped to protect her son’s lungs.

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Health of Africa

BY SUSANNAH ACUFF
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

Beautiful photographs by Jim Tanton, jimtanton@gmail.com

Donations for bed nets at http://www.matregroup.org/

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"Presentation of the Day" on May 18, 2013.

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Parkinson's Awareness

BY CHRISSANKA CHRISTADOSS
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 08, 2012

Chrissanka Christadoss details the causes and effects of Parkinson's Disease, and encourages others to learn more about the illness so as to promote funding and research for its cure. 

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Frontal Lobotomy

BY JANET RICHMOND
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Janet Richmond dicusses how mental illness, in the late 1900s, was treated with a procedure called frontal lobotomy. She talks about the succes and many failures of the procedure and to her relief, and many of the audience's as well, how it is not practiced anymore. 

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TELL

BY IAN DE STAINS
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Having good mental health, is just as important as having good physical health. Executive Director Ian de Stains goes into depth on the topic of mental health, and how the non-profit organization, TELL, helps with many people with mental illness, or just need a safe place to go and talk. 

 

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This is What Going Crazy Feels Like

BY BECKY CASTLE MILLER
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

In 2009, while dealing with undiagnosed postpartum depression, Becky Castle Miller experienced an emotional breakdown. She battled Major Depressive Disorder for two years. She wants to invite people into the experience of mental illness to help reduce the stigma surrounding public discussions of mental health. In January, she will be (re)launching an online magazine about women's mental and emotional health. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 4, 2015.

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Mental Illness Recovery Journals

BY BRYNN MCDONNELL
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

Speaker Brynn McDonnell walks us through her experiences with mental illness through humor, personal stories, and research.

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Overcoming Anorexia

BY RYLEE MCKINLAY
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Rylee McKinlay boldly steps out of the shadows to take the audience on a vivid and raw journey through her ongoing battle with mental health. Initially struggling to access support in the Kootenays, Rylee and her family relocated to find the help they needed for anorexia in the Okanagan. Since recovering Rylee shares her ongoing work to battle anorexia, as well as dismantle stigma and empower others to do the same.

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Do we take it for granted?

BY GAYLE HALL
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Haberdasher and creative Gayle Hall talks about the personal and emotive subject of her childs illness and the invaluable support and advice she was given from the hospital and people in the charity sector.

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Re-Positioning Mental Health

BY MARK KORTHUIS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.