Tag: mental health recovery

Teens with Anxiety (remix)

Episode 61: At present, nearly one in three adolescents will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18. In this episode, we’re joined by college student Elena Shain, who courageously shares her story of navigating severe anxiety since childhood. She tells how, together with her family and her service dog, she has gained knowledge about herself and developed skills to better manage her life. Also with us is psychologist Sheilah Siegel, Ph.D., who provides information about teen anxiety symptoms, coping strategies, treatment approaches and shares resources.

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Anorexia Nervosa Recovery (remix)

Episode 60: Anorexia Nervosa is a dangerous eating disorder and the deadliest mental illness, second only to opioid overdose. Eating disorders affect people of any age, race, gender, and sexual orientation and they are common. Joining us for this inspiring story of recovery is biomedical writer Evelyn Strauss and psychotherapist Jeanne Willis, LMFT. Evelyn shares how she worked her way out of the physical and psychological manifestations of anorexia nervosa through a self-created and unconventional path. Jeanne, an eating disorder specialist, dispels commonly held myths, discusses the types of treatments available, and shares resources that support recovery.

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Living with Psychotic Symptoms

Episode 57: Psychotic symptoms, often collectively referred to as psychosis, can be part of many illnesses and are when the brain has trouble distinguishing between what is real from what is not. Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, and as many as 3 out of every 100 people will experience an episode of psychosis in their lifetime due to either a medical or a mental health condition. It is common for a person to experience psychotic symptoms for more than a year before receiving treatment. Early treatment of psychosis is critical because it often means better recovery. Understanding more about and learning to recognize psychotic symptoms means being in a better position to help those experiencing psychosis get the appropriate care sooner. Joining me for this conversation is Dr. Jennifer Davis, a Double Board Certified General and Child-Adolescent Psychiatrist and two guests who are both in recovery from their mental illnesses, peer counselor Tim Beveridge and peer specialist Kenah Roberts.

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Therapeutic Movement & Dance – Creativity and Wellness: Part 3

Episode #55: People have been moving their bodies through dance for thousands of years, and there’s a reason. Movement and dance offer many benefits for mental health and brain function. Joining me for this conversation about the therapeutic benefits of movement and dance are Dr. Rachel Jordana Horodezky, a licensed psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and dance instructor; entrepreneur and dancer Shankar Hemmady; and arts administrator and lifelong dancer Valéria Miranda.

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Suicide Loss, Grief and Recovery

Ep. 35: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and a preventable public health problem. In this show, we talk with suicide prevention and support professional, Carly Memoli, and with Leslie Nielsen whose adult son Ben died by suicide early this year. We discuss complicated grief and explore how one learns to cope after someone they’ve loved or cared about has died by suicide. This show is part 2 of a two-part series on suicide. We invite you to also check out last month’s show, Ep. 34: Suicide Prevention for Teens and Young Adults.

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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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