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Mentally Healthy Nation is the voice of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. This podcast features candid conversations with psychiatrists and other experts about various aspects of mental health that impact our community, where we live, learn, work, worship, and play. In each episode, we hope to educate the public and provide tangible solutions for addressing our mental health crisis.
Alita McCalmon, project lead for the Mental Health Language Guide and Senior Manager of National Education for WETA Television, shares how our language can help create safe spaces for youth, our LGBTQIA community members, and more.
Over the past two years, issues that college students normally face have been exacerbated by the uncertainty and grief associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, societal reckonings, and racial and political tensions.
Today, Julie Fabsik-Swarts, CEO of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association or EAPA, joins us to dispel myths about EAPs and discuss how EAPA is making a positive difference in supporting EAPs and people through difficult times in their lives.
Throughout its history, the underfunded staff and patients of Central State Hospital (CSH) often did not receive the care or respect they deserved. Dr. Olivia Garland was one of the first directors of the hospital to make improvements.
Explore how trauma and culture affect how police officers handle situations, how to do a better job of ingraining mental health and wellness into law enforcement, and suggestions for improving outcomes for officers and our communities.
Psychiatrist Dr. Amalia Londoño and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Eleni Jaswa talk about what women's reproductive mental health entails, the disparities that exist, and policies that can help improve the care we provide to moms and their families.
In this episode, psychiatrist Dr. Robin Cooper joins us to discuss how experiencing these types of events can cause significant stress and distress for many and what we can do to address our climate and mental health crisis.
Hear from the Executive Producers/Directors of the documentary Orchestrating Change that tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness.
On today's episode, our experts talk about Zero Tolerance Policies, which disproportionately affect Black and Brown students and those with mental health conditions.
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Michael Champion and Judge Steven Leifman to talk about how judges and psychiatrists can work together to combat the over-incarceration of community members with mental illness.