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The Stigmatization of Substance Abuse in Marginalized Communities

Substance abuse is a significant public health issue that impacts people across all demographics. However, marginalized groups — including racial...
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The Power of Peer Support in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Recovery: A Social Justice Approach

Peer support has become an increasingly popular component of recovery-oriented care for those facing mental health challenges or substance use...
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Why Affordable and Accessible Mental Healthcare is a Human Right

Mental health is a critical component of overall health and well-being. Yet many people face barriers to accessing affordable, quality...
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The Intersection of Social Justice and Mental Health

Social justice and mental health are intricately connected and critical areas of concern today. Ongoing discrimination and inequality can have...
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Agency Leadership Transition News

Terry M. Schneider passed away on the evening of December 27, 2023. He was our CEO, President, Clinical Director, Co-Founder,...
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Trainer Bio

Amineh Safi

Amineh Safi has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Augsburg University, and a Masters in Public...
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Alan Ostergaard

Alan has been with RADIAS Health since the beginning of 2018 when he was hired on for the Outside-In initiative...
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Jodi Harder

Jodi has worked with RADIAS Health for 16+ years and is currently the Director of Homeless Services. Prior to this,...
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Patty Lauer-Roberts

Patty has worked for RADIAS since 2014.  She is the director of RADIAS Health Outpatient Clinic and DBT Clinic. She...
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Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

Fran is a Licensed Psychologist who worked for RADIAS and ReEntry House from 1984 until 2017. She now conducts training...
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Len Amundson

Len has worked in a variety of roles in the mental health field including mental health practitioner, certified peer specialist,...
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Elizabeth Theodora, MSW, LICSW

Elizabeth Thoeodora has worked for RADIAS Health since 2008, primarily in residential settings. In 2021, she partnered with Leonard Amundson...
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Kellie Geisler, LPCC, TCM Manager

Kellie has worked for RADIAS Health for over 20 years. She has experience working as a case manager, a Lead...
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The Gender Gap in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: A Social Justice Perspective

The gender gap in mental health and substance use disorders remains one of the most under-discussed yet pressing issues in...
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Josie Kligaman, LGSW

Josie has worked for RADIAS Health since 2011.  Josie's roles within RADIAS Health is primarily within the RSS program.  After...
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Amy Jones, LICSW

Amy has worked for RADIAS health since 2005 in various positions throughout the agency including RSS, ACT, and the outpatient...
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Ben Blanchette, LPCC, LADC

Ben has worked for RADIAS Health for the past 7 years- prior to that he worked in Substance Use Disorder...
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Laura Lynett, LPCC, Therapist

Laura has worked for RADIAS Health since 2007.  She worked with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, and other diagnoses, for...
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Breaking Barriers: Access to Mental Health and Addiction Services for Minority Communities

Mental illness and substance abuse disorders affect all communities. However, racial and ethnic minority groups often face additional barriers to...
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Restorative Justice and Healing: How Community Support Can Transform Recovery

Substance abuse is a complex issue affecting millions of Americans annually. While traditional models have focused on punishment and isolation,...
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