KXRW Vancouver Presents
Turning mental health into daily dialog
Every 3rd Thursday 12pm to 1:00 pm
About Our Show
Melissa and Staci are giving mental health the transparent examination it needs. Using lightness and levity they explore big topics and local resources. Welcome to the chat.
Melissa Beatty | Host
After dealing with the loss of her mother to suicide, Melissa Beatty wondered: where are the easily accessible resources and why aren’t we talking about mental health more openly? Silence not being “her thing”, she decided it was time to put her lived experience to good use in the community.
Not a fan of homework, she endeavors to make Internal Chatter an accessible, conversational, and humorous resource - after all, if mental health is about being able to enjoy one’s life and relationships, why not enjoy learning about how to enjoy one’s life and relationships?
Staci Hunter | Co-Host
Staci Hunter is an advertising veteran turned digital marketing software instructor residing in Vancouver, Washington. With a hospice nurse and a Jungian analyst for parents she has long been comfortable with discussing heavy or dark topics. Dysfunctional family dynamics, medical issues, death and dying, grief…these were all daily topics of interest counterbalanced with large doses of humor. Dining out, dog walks, gardening, and dabbling in encaustic painting and stained glass are her favorite ways to unwind. Co-hosting Internal Chatter and volunteering for Three Little Pitties All Breed Rescue are Staci’s current endeavors to connect with larger communities in the Pacific Northwest.
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