Author: State of Mind

Mental Health Recovery after a Disaster

Ep. 23: Disaster response expert and fire survivors join us to discuss the mental health impacts of a disaster and to explore how we recover and build resilience. Guests share their experiences with emergency evacuation, losing their home, and finding a road forward. Additional first-person accounts and useful disaster resources can be found on the post.

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Part II: Parenting Teens with Anxiety

Ep. 20: Continuing our series on Teens with Anxiety, we focus this time on the parenting experience. Guests discuss warning signs, ways to talk with your teen, strategies and approaches to support teens with anxiety. The impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on teens is also discussed. To learn more, listen to last month’s show Part 1: Teens with Anxiety (Ep. 19).

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Part I: Teens with Anxiety

Ep. 19: We hear from a college student about navigating severe anxiety since childhood, her placement in a residential treatment program and learning to work with her family to developed skills for life. Learn more about teen anxiety symptoms, tips for managing symptoms and get new resources. You may also want to check out Part 2 in this series: Parenting Teens with Anxiety (Ep. 20).

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Parenting Transgender Youth Remix

Ep 15: Strong family support of a transgender child can make a life-or-death difference and helps cultivate good long-term mental health. Guests share about the unique and often challenging experience of parenting a transgender child. Learn about how to provide support and where to find support for yourself. Originally broadcast in Feb. 2019, this interview has been remixed and updated.

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Psychiatric Service Dogs

Ep. 14: Psychiatric Service Dogs help their owners with mental health conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and severe anxiety. They perform specific tasks enabling their handlers to then function in ordinary ways. Learn more about how these remarkable animals change and improve the lives of their handlers.

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