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My podcast is centered around mental health and suicide prevention two causes that don't get a lot of positivity in society or in the media. I will be sharing my personal struggles with mental health and suicide but will also through my journey provide positivity and HOPE. Sharing experiences with some of the people I have helped and haven't been able to help, helpful tips to help you through a bad day or even a good one, and keep you on the road to mental wellness. Mental health doesn't dis ...
 
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill let students take the day off after multiple suicides and one attempt. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death on college campuses with over 1400 college students dying yearly to suicide. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-34 and since the pandemic, suicide attempts and de…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we chat with Florencia Valasco Fortner, CEO of The Concilio, a Dallas-based nonprofit with a mission to build stronger communities by unlocking opportunities for Latino families. It’s the 40th anniversary of this great organization. But first, Chris Arnold visits with Charlene Edwards, the Director of Progra…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Antoine Joyce is the Vice President & City Leader of the All Stars Project of Dallas and Gabrielle Kurlander is the Founding CEO. Together they have created cutting edge youth development & bridge-building programs throughout Dallas & nationally. They are impacting lives at the grassroots level with kids and…
 
Once our story is shared whether publicly, in an intimate setting, or through the media, whether we want to be or not, we become the voice of those who are too ashamed to speak up, we become relatable, we become the champion for those needing help. We are obligated to help the people who look up to us. You can't have one foot in advocacy and still …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Sarah Elliott is the Vice President of Development for the Dallas After School Foundation. Their goal is to level the playing field for school children by helping to connect and provide resources for learning beyond the school day. But first, Chris Arnold visits with Donald Parrish Jr, Founder & Director of …
 
On this week’s version of Better Living, Chris Arnold talks to Danny Noah the South Dallas County Area Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, about the legacy of Tom Landry and helping student athletes balance sports with character. But first, we visit with Harrison Blair, the president of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, who update…
 
This week on Better Living, Chris Arnold visits with Cheryl Jackson, the founder of Minnie’s Pantry, raises awareness about how over 40 million Americans are food insecure… and those numbers now may include your neighbors that you didn’t know are struggling through this pandemic. Then Chris talks with former Dallas Cowboys All Pro Center Travis Fre…
 
Check out my podcast that will be out later today. I will be discussing racism in college football. Check out all 15 podcasts to date wherever you get your podcast. Racism was key in knowing Chaz Ah You was in crisis and needed help. At predominately white colleges, black players make up the football team. However, just because they are wearing the…
 
Being strong gets thrown around a lot when it comes to our mental health. If you show any signs of emotions, you are considered weak. Coaches use the terminology, "Mentality Tough" to motivate their players, instead of recognizing that it could derail their mental health. When you are struggling it doesn't help to hear, "Well if you were stronger, …
 
This week on Better Living, Chris Arnold visits Fonda Bryant, a nationally acclaimed suicide prevention instructor, talks about mental wellness and how to recognize someone you care about might be in crisis. Then Chris talks with Lieutenant Leroy Quigg of the Dallas Police Department and former gang leader (now DPD Community Liason) Lamont Lavels, …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we visit with Dave Swavey, founder of the Guns & Hoses Foundation, aiding families of fallen first responders. Dave talks about the upcoming Boxing Night Event featuring Police Officers & Firefighters on Saturday 9/11 and the significance of the timing. And then Lincoln Stephens, co-founder of the Marcus Gra…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold visits with Latosha Herron Gruff, the Sr. Vice President of Community Engagement with the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce about the tremendous growth in business, jobs & opportunity here in North Texas! Then Chris will talk with B.A.P.S. Charities of Irving are one of the largest Hindu chari…
 
I took a week off but it's time to get back to it. Losing my extended son Pierre to suicide felt like a mule had kicked me in the chest. I knew he was gone but it was hard to deal with it. I know that anyone could die by suicide but it is different when it hits home. Guys, I do NOT want anyone to go through the PAIN of losing someone to suicide, Th…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Our first guest is Dr. Ashley Elgin, the CEO of Lena Pope in Tarrant County. She’s followed by Ms. Trisha Cunningham, CEO of the North Texas Food Bank of Dallas County. it’s the 24th Anniversary of DFW Restaurant Week this month supporting The North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. Chris Arnold talks with the …
 
In Episode 12 of "The W.A.R. podcast I talk about the SHAME that surrounds suicide and how it is KILLING US. Suicide needs to be declared a "Health Crisis." Until it is society will continue to think suicides are isolated incidents. They aren't! Hiding and covering it up from attempting suicide to dying by suicide will continue to keep people being…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll hear from Amy Riser of the Fort Worth Better Business Bureau. She’ll update us on the latest home repair scams that are costing DFW home owners thousands of dollars and creating heartache as well. Later Chris visits with Peter Brodsky, who’s leading a major redevelopment of the Redbird area of southern…
 
In the last few months, mental health has taken center stage with Naomi Osaka, Sha'Carri Richardson and Simone Biles, coming forward talking about their struggles. Many famous people come out and share their stories about mental health but it always seems to be at a time when they are looking to promote something. I discuss that in Episode 11 of my…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold visits with Maurice West , Developmental Specialist in the External Affairs department at Paul Quinn College about the amazing growth and accolades for a Dallas school that’s creating transformational education opportunities in higher learning. In the second half of Better Living, Chris talks wi…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold talks with Willie Davis, the Dallas Chapter President of the National Basketball Retired Players Association who have been leveraging his influence to work with charitable organizations & groups to give back to their communities. But first Chris visits with Demetra Brown about Dallas Start Up We…
 
From student-athletes, professional athletes to Olympic Champions, Episode 10 of Wellness Action Recovery, "The W.A.R. podcast will be addressing their mental health as well as doing better by ALL who are dealing with mental health issues. 40 MILLION Americans deal with anxiety and 17 MILLION deal with depression. 1 out of 5 adults have a mental he…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living Chris talks With Curtis King the founder and CEO of the Black Academy of Arts & Letters Of Dallas. The Academy has been a great source of award winning arts education, musicals, Theater and literature. And has shined a bright spotlight on artistic talent here in North Texas. Then Chris talks with Madeline Yea…
 
In episode #9 of Wellness Action Recovery, "The W.A.R." Podcast I will be talking about Action vs. Words. People will ask, "How are you doing and are you okay?" never really caring if you are. In today's society, Do people really mean what they say? #ILoveYou #WeLoveYou #AuntSpankie #QPRTraining #Twitter #SocialMedia…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris visits with KC Hurst. She's the director of marketing & communications with the Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA is teaming up with Galleria Dallas with a very special educational preview of their upcoming Van Gogh experience. Then we chat with Sergeant Rene Sanchez, President of The Blue Guardians Founda…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living…The B.A.P.S. Charities of Irving are one of the largest Hindu charities in the world. They believe that the power to better communities lies in the hands of the members of those communities. Deepen Patel joins us to talk about the wonderful things they do with Education, Health & Wellness, & Community Engagem…
 
In Episode #8 of Wellness Action Recovery, "The W.A.R." podcast, I will be discussing how the faith-based community needs to do a better job of helping members of their congregation not be ashamed and get help, when it comes to mental health, addiction and suicidal thoughts. Mental health and physical health are one. Therefore, the faith-based comm…
 
In episode #7, I am talking about how people of color, particular Black people would rather self-medicate than go seek professional help. The biggest reason is the stigma that surrounds mental health. Black people have always viewed mental health as a sign of weakness and that mentality is killing us DAILY. Sha'Carri Richardson was poised to the Ol…
 
Episode #6 of Wellness Action Recovery "The W.A.R." podcast is a conversation regarding social media and your mental health. Everything you see on social media from posts to pictures isn't always reality or the truth. More than one in three adults (38%) see social media usage as harmful to mental health; nearly half (45%) see social media usage as …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold visits with Brian Martinez of the Dallas Police Department, along with Christopher Martinez of the Dallas Fire Department. With Sunday being the 4th of July, the city of Dallas is encouraging “safety first on the fourth” this holiday weekend, and our 2 first responders join us to talk Fourth of …
 
Trauma is both what happens to a person and their reaction to it. There are different types of trauma, Bullying, Community violence, Disasters, Early Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner violence, Medical trauma, or physical abuse. Emotional reaction to trauma can include fear, anxiety, panic, shock and difficulty believing in what has happened. We h…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll chat with Jennifer Johns, the CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth. They offer a supportive, home-like community that eases burdens for seriously ill children and their families. But first, Chris visits with Sarah Duncan w the North Texas Folds of Honor. They’re a non-profit organization that …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll hear from Kiyundra Jones, she's the President of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce in Dallas. Oak Cliff is booming and has become a destination for business, quality dining, entertainment and quality lifestyles right near downtown Dallas. But first, Chris Arnold talks to Ms. Earnestine Cole the executi…
 
In episode 4 of Wellness Action Recovery, "The W.A.R." Podcast, I will be talking about how mental health doesn't discriminate and treats everyone the same from celebrities like Michelle Williams formerly of Destiny's Child, Taraji B. Henson, The Rock, Selena Gomez, Brandon Marshall, Dax Prescott, Darius Leonard and Naomi Osaka who all have opened …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold chats with Annie Evans, the Executive Director of SouthFair Community Development, a non-profit builder in the Fair Park district for over 30 years…building affordable homes for low to moderate income families. Chris will also visit with Charles English, President of the Boys and Girls Club of G…
 
Suicide is the most preventable death of all deaths IF people would care and get educated. QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Training can teach anyone in an hour and a half how to save a life through positive action while providing HOPE, In an hour and a half to two hours, as a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor, I can train…
 
PARENTS, if you child was showing signs of diabetes, heart issues, cancer or any other "physical condition, you wouldn't hesitate to get your child the help they need, correct? The same sense of urgency you have for your child if they have a physical condition, you need that same urgency when it comes to getting your child help for a mental health …
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll chat with basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, who has done so many great community things over the last 41 years…including Sunday’s big event at Northpark Mall, “Shopping with Cops and Kids.” But first, Chris Arnold visits with the Pastor of St. Luke Community Methodist Church. Richie Butler has …
 
In the first episode of my podcast, I am introducing myself, sharing my own struggles with mental health issues as well as my suicide attempt. People don't realize that me helping others helps me to have purpose. However, with helping people who are dealing with mental health issues, substance abuse or a combination of both, it can be a challenge t…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll visit with Ed Jameson, the new CEO of Operation Kindness. They provide assistance to animals in need of medical care, companionship and most of all a home. But first, Chris Arnold talks with Brandon Board with Community Storehouse, a great charity providing education and food supplies to low income fam…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold will talk with Yasmin Bhatia, the CEO of Uplift Education. Uplift is dedicated to providing a college preparatory education to all students in North Texas, serving nearly 21,000 scholars on 21 different campuses. Then Chris talks with Dr. Heather Moore, a physical therapist and member of the U.S…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris talks with Rania Mankarious, the CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston. She’ll be talking about current events and trends related to public safety and crime prevention for everyone in Texas, including all of us here in DFW. Then Chris spends some time with Terry Flowers, the Executive Director and Headmaste…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold will visit with Bill and Vicki Adkins, who are helping shape the future of students here in North Texas by providing scholarships through the Brett Adkins Foundation. In the second half of the show Chris talks with Bob Williams, the CEO of Bob’s House of Hope and Ranch-hand Rescue. They do incre…
 
In this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold sits down with Amy Jones from the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, to talk about sexual assault awareness and what we need to know. Then Chris visits with Cheryl Jackson, CEO of Minnie’s Food Pantry here in North Texas. They’ve been providing meals for kids and homeless families here in North Tex…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold will visit with Amy Razor, the regional director of the Ft. Worth Better Business Bureau. She’ll fill us in on the latest about tax frauds during this tax season. Later, Chris talks with Ms. Arvella Warren, the executive director of A Break for Grandmother, a charity organization assisting grand…
 
In this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold will talk with Mark Okada from Education is Freedom, who helps to place higher education advisors in traditionally underserved high schools to help students with college, career and life readiness. Up next is Antong Lucky from The Urban Specialists, who advocate peace by working to curb the viol…
 
In this week’s edition of Better Living, Chris Arnold talks with Veronica Torres Hazley from the Hey Chica Movement. They’re a healthy Latina lifestyle & cultural inspiration community of women growing in self-care and leadership. Veronica is extremely well connected in the North Texas Hispanic community. Later in the hour with Danny Noah from the …
 
On today’s edition of Better Living, we’ll visit with Vincent Coronado from Big Thought dot org, who’s helped empower unskilled lower income youth in the DFW area for over 30 years. But first, we’ll visit with the former president of the DFW Chinese Alliance who will speak on a variety of topics, including the effects of the recent violence that ha…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’ll visit with David Crawford, the CEO of the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. They provide home ownership opportunities, financial education, advocacy and neighborhood empowerment right here in North Texas. But first, we’ll be happy to be joined by Dr. Athena Trentin, the Executive Director of NAMI North…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, we’re going to chat about an amazing museum right here in North Texas, the African American Museum, a one of its kind in the southwest region. Their deputy director and COO Dr. Marvin Dulaney will join us in about 30 minutes. But first we’re going to be joined by city leader Antoine Joyce with All Stars Proj…
 
On this week’s edition of Better Living, it’s Tax Season! A lot of people here in North Texas can’t afford accounting advice so we want to help. We’ll visit with Annelise Grimm, Associate Program Director for Code For America, a free program to do just that. And then we’ll catch up with Leslie Clay, Vice President of Development of The Warren Cente…
 
On this week’s version of Better Living with Chris Arnold, we focus on an amazing organization. The Family Place has been helping families of domestic violence since 1978 but during the winter storms and freeze, took on some serious damage. We’ll learn how we can help and more. And then we’ll catch up with Amy Rasor with the Fort Worth Better Busin…
 
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