Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we continue to spotlight health and wellness in 2013. As we look at mind, body, and spirit, we cannot overlook the role of mental healthcare and how much it is presented daily in pop culture.
On January 26, 2013, tune in to hear pop culture critic and radio host Morris Kelly (Mo' Kelly) and Dr. Tanya R. Anderson. Mo' Kelly will share how reality TV expolits the communities of color and how he is working in partnership with others to keep these shows from airing. He will give us an insiders view of how networks makes millions while elevating bad behavior to star status.
Dr. Tanya Anderson will share that the bad behavior that is often highlighted on reality TV to millions of viewers can actually be undiagnosed or untreated mental issues that is being presented for entertainment for the masses. She will share how this not only hurts a community but also become learned behavior for the next generation. Dr. Anderson will give suggestions on how we must work together to address mental healthcare, locally and nationally.
This show promises to empower, inspire, and motivate us to be proactive in making a difference in our communities and will challenge listeners to demand better for their communities than network perceptions.
Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST.
More About Mo' Kelly
After graduation from Georgetown University’s undergraduate school of business Morris W. O’Kelly (Mo’Kelly) immediately went to work for Capitol Records and enjoyed an 11-year stint in the music industry, working for such companies as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, NARAS (the Grammys), and numerous other record labels.
In addition, he began branching out into entertainment journalism, scribing for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. After a number of critically acclaimed Op/Ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, he decided to combine his love of writing and media production.
Among his awards for his contributions on and off the page, O’Kelly was recognized by Ebony Magazine as a “Superbachelor” in 1999 and a 2003 recipient of the Guy Hanks Marvin Miller (Bill Cosby) screenwriting fellowship. Yale University honored O’Kelly twice in 2010 for his work, which has appeared in The New York Times, on CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Jim Rome Show and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and dozens of other national outlets.
Presently, O’Kelly is the host of the syndicated radio program, The Mo’Kelly Show, broadcast on KFI AM640 and SiriusXM, and a regular political commentator for the BBC Radio Network regarding the American political system. Also, he pens the syndicated column, The Mo’Kelly Report which runs on The Huffington Post and other print and online destinations worldwide.
On a personal level, word on the street is that he sings in the shower and various Karaoke bars in and around the city.
1/2012-present Director, Behavioral Health, WellGroup Health Partners
Direct and expand a behavioral health program that is integrated in to the larger healthcare system and responsive to the needs of community and practitioners while providing excellent clinical care
Provide exceptional clinical care to children, adolescents and adults
Increased volume of referrals more than 300%
Decreased wait time to first appointment
Standardized protocols and policy amongst clinicians within the department
7/2008-10/2011 Chief, Clinical Services System, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health
Chief medical and clinical officer responsible for the policy, programming and service delivery of Illinois’ public mental health system which consists of 9 state operated mental hospitals, 1 specialized treatment facility and 160+ contracted community mental health centers with an annual budget of over $500 million.
Developed community specific innovative programs that were successfully awarded over $20 million in competitive federal funding
Spearheaded Illinois’ first summit on the integration of physical and mental health with over 200 partners in attendance
Provided media representation in radio, print and on camera outlets
Standardize services and outcomes across the 9 state operated facilities
Developed communication vehicles to inform staff and increase morale and staff buy for fidelity to the mission and vision
Worked with Illinois Departments of Healthcare and Family Services, Children and Family Services and Education to streamline and standardize healthcare access policies
3/2006–6/2008 Deputy Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Services, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health
Created a vision for a cross system collaborative children’s mental health system that united partners and repaired relationships with previously disenfranchised stakeholders that led to coordinated advocacy effort resulting in increased legislative appropriation for children’s mental health totaling over $15 million over 3 years
Developed a real time user friendly web based outcomes monitoring system that allowed the state to monitor outcomes demonstrating that children receiving evidence based services improved 33% faster than children receiving treatment as usual thereby giving clinical rationale to redistribute some discretionary funds in a manner that allowed for better access to higher quality services to more children in need
Direct multidisciplinary team of 27 mental health professionals and administrators in development and oversight over $80 million dollars in services yearly
Managed $19 million in competitive federal funds to expand children’s mental health services in Illinois
7/2004–3/2006 Director, Comprehensive Assessment and Response Training System (CARTS) University of Illinois at Chicago
Tenured university associate professor responsible for the clinical and administrative direction and oversight of an innovative collaborative university/state government clinical program designed to enhance the stability of severely ill children in their home communities.
Delivered exceptional clinical care to adolescents and expert consultation to state government and community based care providers
Direct over 40 multidisciplinary staff and provide teaching environment for trainees from medicine, social work, psychology and occupational therapy
Reduced recidivism of cohort from average of 6 inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations per year to 1.5
Received national recognition by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Service based on efficacy data and cost savings
The Brain and Violent Behavior
Guests: Dr. Celeste Napier, Rush University Medical Center; Dr. Tanya R. Anderson, WellGroup Health Partners
Violence Prevention Funding
Guest: Sara Howe, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association
Active Roles in Violence Prevention
Guests: Peter Palanca and Benneth Lee, TASC
The Community Safety Net
Guests: Peter Palanca and Benneth Lee, TASC
Dealing with the Juvenile Justice System