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    Mentally Healthy Nation Podcast

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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.

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    Jan 12 2023

    A New Year

    We wanted to do something different to start the new year. Instead of a typical episode, we're encouraging you to use this time to take care of yourself and recharge. We will be back next month with another great guest. See you then!

    Dec 21 2022

    Reflecting on Building a Mentally Healthy Nation

    On this special episode, our Executive Producer, Joy Lloyd-Montgomery, MPH, joins our host, Christopher Chun-Seeley, MSW, to reflect on our first year of the podcast.

    Nov 23 2022

    Indigenous/Native American Mental Health

    Today, two psychiatrists who have worked with Indigenous peoples join us to talk about the struggles and protective factors associated with Indigenous mental health.

    Oct 12 2022

    Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders

    Dr. Marc Fishman helps us better understand Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), the impact of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other SUDs on the country and the public health landscape, and the steps being taken to treat patients.

    Sep 28 2022

    Youth Mental Health On Our Minds

    On this episode, high school students and hosts of the On Our Minds podcast, Matt Suescun and Faiza Ashar share some of the major mental health challenges youth face.

    Aug 17 2022

    What You Should Know About the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    Is 988 really the mental health version of 911? Today, two psychiatrists, Dr. John Palmieri and Dr. Eric Rafla-Yuan, join us to answer these questions and talk about the future of 988.

    Jul 27 2022

    Advancing Mental Health Equity

    Today, we're joined by Dr. Napoleon Higgins, Executive Director of the Black Psychiatrists of America, to discuss what's being done to address mental health equity and how we can get involved.

    Jun 15 2022

    Language Matters

    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.

    May 25 2022

    How Are College Students Doing?

    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.

    May 22 2022

    Employee Assistance Programs Make a Difference

    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.

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    This podcast is subject to the Terms of Use at The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individual speakers only and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, its officers, directors, or members. The content of this podcast is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or any other type of professional advice nor does it represent any statement of the standard of care. We strongly recommend that any listener follow the advice of physicians directly involved in their care and contact their local emergency response number for any medical emergency. The information within this podcast is provided as-is and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or accurate.