KTEN 10 News, Friday, 30th October 2020
Depression Rising in Teens During Pandemic
Mental Health Minute
If you’ve listened to the podcast before, you’ll notice something different about this episode. Over the past four months, I’ve been doing a radio segment called Mental Health Monday for Magic 104.1 in Oklahoma City. We’ve covered a wide range of topics from how empathic listening can help our kids manage anxiety to setting healthy boundaries with our kids while we work from home.
Michelle Nietert: I believe that it’s vital for Christian kids that they learn to protect and manage their mental health by involving God in the process. He has offered a solution that involves the fact that He created you and that you’re made in His image.
Narrator: Welcome to the Jesus Calling Podcast. Regardless of the career path you chose, the level of education you have, who you married or didn’t marry, or what you’ve accomplished in life, you hold priceless value in God’s eyes. The timeless verse from John 3:16 brings us comfort that God gave His Son for us—and that no matter what, He died for our sins, and because of that sacrifice, we will have eternal life.
This week’s guests remind us that God’s unconditional love applies in all circumstances. Professional counselor Michelle Nietert and Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Lynn Cowell have written a new book called Managing Your Emojis where they encourage young people to explore their God-given emotions toward a healthier mental space. Donnie Griggs has experienced the unique challenges of being a pastor in a small town, and has felt the pull toward something he perceived as bigger or better. But the years in small-town ministry have changed his heart, and he’s seen how it’s possible to make a huge impact in small spaces.
Let’s begin with Michelle Neitert and Lynn Cowell.
Managing Your Emojis with Michelle Nietert
How are you at managing your emotions? Do you have tools in your emotional tool belt on how to handle sadness, anger, and worry? I would say for most people, this is a hard struggle.
I am so excited to tell you about this new book that my friends Lynn Cowell and Michelle Nietert wrote. It is called *Managing Your Emojis, and I wish I had this book when I was younger. Today I have the privilege of talking to Michelle about this amazing devotional for kids, and there is so much wisdom in this episode. Michelle is a counselor, so she gives some many practical tools for us parents and for our kids too! You do not want to miss our conversation.
Helping Our Kids Cope with Sad Emotions
Michelle shares with us:
- Why you should ask your kids when they cried last
- How to know when your child needs professional help
- The importance of acknowledging emotions
- Why we shouldn’t ignore meltdowns over something that feels small to us
- And more!
Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life with Michelle Nietert
Michelle Nietert has been a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years, and the co-author of the award-winning book Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls along with Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life and soon-to-be-released God I Feel Sad: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God series. A popular speaker on topics regarding mental health, faith, and parenting, she is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including her own “Raising Mentally Healthy Kids.”
She and her husband, Drew, have been married for almost two decades with two school-aged children.
Your Host as Always:
Preventing Ministry Burnout – Denise Pass & Michelle Nietert
We are honored to have Denise Pass and Michelle Nietert as our guests today. They join us to discuss burnout prevention and staying mentally healthy as we serve in ministry. Denise and Michelle share why ministry comes with so many emotions and how to share one another’s burdens without letting the weight of those burdens affect your leadership and mental health. They discuss the part we can play to prevent burnout in those who are ministering to us and what leaders can do for themselves to prevent burnout. Michelle shares biblical principles for protecting your mental health, and Denise and Michelle speak words of encouragement to the leader that is discouraged, burned out, and having trouble finding his or her purpose.
How God Has Walked With Me
Author, therapist, podcast host, and mental health professional, Michelle Nietert, draws on a recent season of grief and difficulty to recount the ways God has walked with her and called her, in turn, to walk with others.
Michelle provides listeners with useful information, practical exercises, and spiritual foundations to help navigate emotions and express them in ways that promote health and stability.
How Mental Health Drives Porn Use in Kids
In this episode, Michelle Nietert, a professional counselor, talks about:
- How poor mental health drives porn use in kids
- The warning signs parents need to look for
- What parents can do to help their children work through mental health struggles
Honestly, Though | Make Up Your Mind
Speaker, author, and licensed professional counselor Michelle Nietert sits down with Rebecca and Nika to share a powerful truth: We can control our thoughts. We can choose what we think about and don’t think about. Listen in for a helpful and hopeful conversation that will leave you equipped and inspired to “Make Up Your Mind.”
The Love Offering Podcast | Mental Health and Faith
Anxiety and depression are on the rise. Michelle Nietert is the Clinical Director of Community Counseling Associates in Dallas, TX. She is a mom of two and a former school counselor with over 20 years of experience in private practice. She is on the show sharing her expertise on how to protect our mental health and the mental health of our children.
A Writer’s Day Podcast | Interview
In this episode. I talk with author and speaker, Michelle Nietert about how to help children cope with grief and loss because my new release, The Road to Home, deals with this topic.
Live Treasured | Mindset with Michelle Nietert
Get Tools to Overcome Challenging Emotions Emotions are not wrong or bad – they are the engine lights into your soul telling you that something inside needs tending God’s way. But so often, we suppress emotions instead of addressing them.
Live Treasured | How to Raise Mentally Healthy Kids
If your child is struggling with their mental health, you are not alone. Sadly many women feel this way because of shame produced by mental health stigmas – especially inside the church. In addition, the enemy heaps condemnation on top with such lies as – you failed as a parent. NO MORE! When we shed light on this topic by talking about it, mothers find encouragement, hope, and help in God’s way.
Thrive | Makeup Your Mind with Denise Pass and Michelle Nietert
I’m also excited about this episode because of who is on the show today. My actual real-life friends Denise Pass and Michelle Nietert are my guests today. We discuss their new book, Makeup Your Mind, and how we can lean on God for our mental health.
The Happy Home | Michelle Nietert – Mentally Healthy Kids
Depression, anxiety, and mental health headlines remind us that kids and teens need our help. How can you raise a mentally healthy child? Mental health coach Michelle Nietert teaches us how to have better conversations with our kids, how to tell if your child needs to see a counselor, and what to do in the meantime while you’re waiting.
The Between Podcast | All About Feelings with Michelle Nietert
Season 2 is kicking off with an interview with Michelle Nietert talking all about feelings!
Schoolhouse Rocked | Is My Family OK?
Some might say that we are living through difficult times. Some hold to the fact that life could be much more difficult. I suppose it depends on your perspective. But, as 2020/2021 has brought unprecedented circumstances to all of our lives, many kids and parents alike have had to work through the curve balls life has thrown at us and what the future might look like for our families. Though we know that the Lord is sovereign in all things, many are struggling to navigate through these trying times.
Build Your Best Family | Helping Our Girls Feel Loved and Cherished
Do you remember your Middle School years? I sure do. They were awkward and uncomfortable. I was insecure and I wanted people to like me. Thank goodness we didn’t have social media back then, because I think I would have been a hot mess. Today’s guests Lynn Cowell and Michelle Nietert wrote Loved & Cherished: 100 Devotionals for Girls. They believe that if girls know how much God loves them, they’ll be able to withstand the trials that cause negative thinking particularly in those tween years.
Girls Talking Life | Mentally Healthy Moms and Kids
Today I’m joined by mental health professional, Michelle Nietert, and she and I are talking about making sure we’re healthy ourselves and then evaluating our kids’ mental health. Michelle and I talk about how important it is to check in with yourself. She tells us to check on our spiritual practice, to check on our emotions, our sleep, our nutrition and our movement. Michelle gives ideas for how we can be sure we’re centering ourselves on God so we are in a good mindset. She says, “emotions need to be on the bus, but they don’t need to be driving the bus…we want to make sure God is driving our bus.”
A Wife Like Me | How to Be a Happy Wife in an Unhappy Season
Regardless of the season of marriage you’re in, this episode does us all good! Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert shares with us how she helps couples navigate unhappy seasons of marriage, and how you can be happy in an unhappy season.
Grace in Real Life | Raising Girls: Perfectionism, Body Image, and True Friendship
How can we help our daughters when they struggle with perfectionism? Body image? Negative self-talk? How can we help our daughters set boundaries and identify toxic friendships?
We Are Free | Raising Mentally Healthy Kids (And Mamas!)
Kids seem to be in constant transition so much these days. And parents are just trying their best to keep up. Sometimes it’s really difficult to tell how a child is doing, especially if we’re not being extra aware of what is happening in their lives. My guest Michelle Nietert talks to us today about the warning signs to look for to ensure our kids are okay.
The 29 Minute Mom
The Heart of the Matter Radio
How to Maintain a Positive Mindset
Your Hope-Filled Perspective
Childhood Depression: What Does it Look Like and How Can Parents Help
No More Perfect Podcast
The Gift of Mental Health with Michelle Nietert | Episode 23
The Bible for Kids Podcast
Loved and cherished with Michelle Nietert
Compared to Who? The Podcast
How Do I Know if my Teen Has an Eating Disorder? Guest: Counselor Michelle Nietert
Thrive Mental Health and the Art of Living Free
Episode 25: Helping your Child Thrive in the Midst of a Pandemic
A Wife Like Me Podcast
Episode 45: Sex, Asking for What You Want, + More – with Michelle Nietert
Homeschool Made Easy
Nurturing Mental Health with Michelle Nietert
Encouraged with Celebrate Kids
Love and Cherish Children with Michelle Nietert
Encouraged with Celebrate Kids God’s Love Protects with Michelle Nietert
Depth with Jodi Rosser
Loved & Cherished — Lynn Cowell and Michelle Nietert
On A Lighter Note
Episode 11: Loved and Cherished
Dr. Barbara Lowe Interview with Michelle Nietert
GEMS Girls’ Clubs
Interview with Michelle Nietert & Lynn Cowell
Better Together with Barb Roose
Five Ways That You Can Live Loved with Michelle Nietert, Speaker & Counselor
On the Brighter Side Podcast
How Navigate Mental Health in Your Marriage with Michelle Nietert
Moms Together Podcast
Episode 9 Is My Kid Going To Be Okay?
The Martha + Mary Show
Parents of School-Aged Kids
The Redemptive Parenting Podcast
COVID Parenting Opportunities
Equipped To Be Podcast
Managing Expectations During a Pandemic
Moms In Prayer Podcast
Episode 112 – COVID-19 & Our Family’s Mental Health with Michelle Nietert
Walk it Out with Trisha Goyer
Walking Out Your Faith in Season of Grief
On the Brighter Side Podcast
How to Navigate Mental Health in your Marriage
Ashley Morgan Jackson: Called to Build Podcast
Ep. 10: When God’s Plan Doesn’t Match Yours
Setting Healthy Boundaries for Women
On The Radio
Michelle Nietert Featured on Smart Talk with Trey Graham on The Word (100.7 FM)