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Alive and Well St. Louis

bethany head shotAbout the Show

What Does it Mean to You to be Alive and Well in St. Louis Today?

Join Bethany as she interviews community members and health experts to ask that question and more! The RHC, in partnership with RareGem Productions, hosts a weekly 15-minute radio segment bringing you personal stories from community members, celebrating regional successes in improving our health, and challenges you to make health a priority in your life and community. After a successful first season reaching overly 10,000 weekly listeners, the RHC is excited to announce the extension of the program into a second season into 2014!

About the Host

As CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, Ms. Johnson-Javois leads a $2 million non-profit that serves the region’s safety net health care providers and the local community to promote the mission of providing quality, affordable, accessible care to all with an emphasis on serving the underserved. Bethany serves on the board of trustees for the Deaconess Foundation and served as vice-chair of Non-Profit Services Center.  As a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Churches of God in Christ, she is a noted motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator around spiritual development, leadership and youth capacity building. Among her academic achievements, Bethany was a Danforth Urban Fellow at Washington University School of Social Work and secured a fellowship in the Missouri Education Policy Fellowship Program.  Bethany has a BS in International Business Management from Missouri State University and a Masters in Social Work from Brown School at Washington University.

Hope In Spite of Homicide Larry Bastain

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Hope In Spite of Homicide Larry Bastain

We conclude our visit to the grief meeting for families who loved ones were murdered to a perspective of hope. Larry Bastain lost his nephew to a brutal homicide yet remains hopeful through the hurt and trauma his family is facing.

Responding To Loss and Grief of Homicide

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Responding To Loss and Grief of Homicide

Alive and Well STL visits the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation for a weekly grief meeting established to answer questions and provide support for families who have lost loved ones to homicide. A look behind closed doors at the impact of a community linked by a daily deadly reality.

How Democracy Impacts Our Health Part 1

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How Democracy Impacts Our Health Part 1

We know that those who experience persistent, toxic stress or traumatic, adverse events are less likely to achieve good health.

Sometimes feeling out of control exacerbates this stress. It’s as if our life’s circumstances are not ours to create or influence.

Today, we will explore how the health of our democracy gives us or takes away from us this sense of control that we need to heal and to become “Alive and Well.”

Alive and Well Community in Conversation

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Alive and Well Community in Conversation

Listen in on the first "ALIVE and WELL STL" community converstaion and join in!!! Together let's plan how St. Louis can work together to improve our overall health and become "Alive and Well."

Understanding Trauma and Its Impact Makes us Alive and Well!

Becoming Alive AND Well

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How to be more than just living? Become Alive AND Well!!!

Becoming Alive AND Well

"One of the things that we as a society do not do, is listen. Even when we are think we are listening we are thinking of what we are going to say back, we do not listen well, the reality is that I think my health and wellbeing and my families health and wellbeing is dependent on the wellbeing of people around me, in my Community in my neighborhood, where I work and what have you, again the whole concept of inter-dependence verses independence." Joe Yancey

Facing Health and Wellness as Men PART 1

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Facing Health and Wellness as Men PART 1

THE MEN'S ROOM. What does it mean to you to face health and wellness as a man? Today on "Alive and Well STL" Bethany Johnson-Javios with Pastor Rodney Francis and Anthony Davis make sense of myths and methods of manlike-wellness.

 

How Homicide Hits Home Is Trauma

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How Homicide Hits Home Is Trauma

Alive and Well STL returns to the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation for a close conversation about the impact and truama that comes from living with so much dying.

How Democracy Impacts Your Health pt2

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How Democracy Impacts Your Health pt2

“Our sense of empowerment in a democracy can impact our health and subsequently our perceived lack of empowerment may have a negative impact on our health.”

The Art of Being Mentally Well

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The Art of Being Mentally Well

Bethany with Andrea Purnell, Director of Communications and the Arts at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and Jermine Alberty, Mental Health First Aid Training Director.

The Trauma of Your Community in Trauma

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Being Alive and Well means being both emotionally and physically healthy.

The Trauma of Your Community in Trauma

[LISTEN] Trauma is a major mental and emotional health issue in our region. So what is “trauma?” What does it mean to be traumatized? What are the long-term consequences for individuals and communities who are affected by trauma? You may be surprised to find yourself in these answers.

Alive and Well is back to Work at Well

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Individually we each can help St. Louis become Alive and Well.

Alive and Well is back to Work at Well

"Alive and Well is going to be able to help everybody to recognize who they are and how they will impact somebody else and what we will be able to do together to make ourselves and our community home and well. " - Rosetta Keeton, Patient Advocate of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission

Facing Health and Wellness as Men PART 2

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Men's Health Focus

Facing Health and Wellness as Men PART 2

BACK INSIDE THE MEN'S ROOM. Pastor Rodney Francis and Anthony Davis make sense of myths and methods of manlike-wellness...for myth busting and breakthroughs...to LIVE.

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