Radio Program 'In Your Right Mind' Explores the NIMBY Phenomenon in New Broadcast on 790 AM KABC

15:53 EST 1 Dec 2016 | PR Newswire

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, is set to air an impactful show on Sunday, Dec. 4 on "NIMBY" (Not In My Back Yard), the explosive community protest movement driven by residents who oppose having treatment facilities and sober living residences in their city. The show, which will broadcast at 5 p.m. Pacific time on Talk Radio 790 AM KABC in Los Angeles, aims to destigmatize mental health and drug treatment facilities and educate the audience about the importance of having these treatment programs readily available to the general public. The show is co-hosted by Program Producer Kristina Kuestner and Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sovereign Health, who provides in-depth medical and clinical expertise.

Sunday's show will open with epidemiologist Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D. Dr. Furr-Holden and her colleagues from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine examined the claim that treatment facilities attract crime. Additional panelists for Sunday's show include Pete Nielsen, the CEO of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP); and Seth Zajac, the General Counsel for Sovereign Health, who will explain why the topic of NIMBY is relevant in Southern California.

For those who miss the original broadcast, the show is available on demand at For questions, contact

One factor that differentiates Sovereign Health from other treatment providers is its ability to offer separate mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit

About "In Your Right Mind"

"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Kristina Kuestner are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit

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