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I am a Christian Struggle icutalks collage image icuTalks, a mental health ministry at Mosaic Hope Church in Charlotte, NC, allowed Dr. Tate-Scruse to share her personal testimony of grief in the aftermath of losing her father. Here is the YouTube link:



DV awarenessLead Change Empowerment (Episode 11 – October 2016):  Dr. Tate-Scruse joined Steve Robinson – The Speaker to discuss various aspects of domestic violence–statistics, signs, and why women stay?

Relationship Boosters Podcast (Episode 3 – October 2016):  Dr. Tate-Scruse uses her own personal and professional journey as the platform of her book writing debut, BLIND PASSENGER. In it, she discusses toxic relationships, separation/divorce, addiction, substance abuse, and family discord.  


Keith O'Neil at NAMI eventKeith O’ Neil, the former Superbowl XLI Champion linebacker and Captain of the Indianapolis Colts, has stepped into a different limelight as a mental health advocate.  He’s candid and beyond honest about his struggle of playing in the NFL with un-diagnosed Bipolar Disorder, and he is passionate about helping others who suffer with mental health issues.  Here is a clip

Deputy Officer Chief Eddie Levins retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police Department after 29 years of service, but continues working with police officers in the CIT program–which aims to bridge the gap of community policing of mental health related matters (domestic dispute, depression, trauma, etc…). He has a very keen eye and heart for mental health issues, which recently has him elected to the Board of Directors for NAMI Charlotte.

The media’s portrayal of mental health, with published Author AJ Ekundayo.  She shares her personal story of obtaining a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

Miss Statesville 2015, Katie Knowles, shares her mental health platform and personal experience with depression and anxiety.  She has a passion to #ChangeTheStory related to the tragedies of mental illness.

Motivational Speaker Steve Robinson lends his voice to a new years conversation about bringing Resolutions to Reality.



On the Couch with AshleyIntroducing THE SPECIALISTS of Charlotte. I invited my fellow cohosts and the creator of the up and coming new TV Talk Show “The Specialists” into the WGIV Charlotte studio!  The Specialists CoHosts: Dr. Aleida Heinz, Shanda, Niles, Sheryl Spangler, Dr. Tate// Creator: Brian Wayne of B.Wayne Productions// Consultants: Shaneika, Ashley, Trevor

Sex and Relationship Q&A with Morgan E. Ray, a Licensed Sex Therapist

Recapping 13 Signs of Toxic Relationships with, Steve Robinson “The Speaker” a motivational speaker, life coach, and entrepreneur.

How Does Marriage and Money Intersect? with published Author Ed Coambs, who has a unique expertise as both a Certified Financial Planner and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

A discussion of Sexless Relationships with Certified Sex Coach Angelica Ulloa.  In this clip you hear about the causes and the tips to improve relationships that are lacking in sexual intimacy.


10153336_10152374012128385_278951595_nRayna Dubose is a survivor of Bacterial Meningitis.  Having been a highly recruited student-athlete with a full scholarship to play Division I Women’s Basketball at Virginia Tech, she had never imagined doing anything other than playing basketball.  Since her infection in 2001, she has had to rewrite her dreams after losing all four of her limbs in the fight for her life.    As a quadruple amputee, she is touring the country discussing the adversities she has faced and the importance of vaccination health.   She is also in the process of of securing funding for her own documentary.  Contributions to her journey are accepted here. Here is a clip of my conversation with Rayna



Curtrina Pharr is a Charlotte native who wrote her own memoir, Confessions of an Abandoned Child.  After growing up in an abusive, alcohol and drug-natured, fatherless home, she was groomed to survive as a female in the “jungle” in the most unfortunate of ways.  You’ll be moved by her personal journey toward a lifestyle of self-respectcurtrina-3d-cover and happiness as she has been shaped by the harsh realities of a vulnerable, misguided childhood and adolescence.  As a young adult, Curtrina has used her gift as a writer to separate herself from the generational patterns before her.  Purchase your copy of this book on her website.