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    Mentally Healthy Nation Podcast

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    Mentally Healthy Nation is the voice of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Join us for candid conversations that will focus on educating the public and providing tangible solutions to our mental health crisis. Each episode will focus on an aspect of mental health that impacts your community, where you live, learn, work, and worship.

    May 18 2022

    Standardizing Care for the Forgotten

    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.

    May 11 2022

    Mental Health and Law Enforcement

    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.

    May 5 2022

    Women's Reproductive Mental Health

    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.

    Apr 20 2022

    Climate Change and Mental Health

    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.

    Mar 16 2022

    Destigmatizing Mental Illness One Concert at a Time

    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.

    Feb 17 2022

    Is It Time to Rethink Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools?

    On today's episode, our experts talk about Zero Tolerance Policies, which disproportionately affect Black and Brown students and those with mental health conditions.

    Feb 10 2022

    Judges and Psychiatrists Decriminalizing Mental Illness Together

    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.

    Jan 11 2022

    Mental Health & Burnout in Frontline Healthcare Workers

    Burnout has been an issue for healthcare workers far before the COVID-19 pandemic. So, how are our frontline healthcare workers, who often didn't have good mental health to begin with, coping amidst all of this trauma?

    Dec 8 2021

    Dealing with Grief and Loss

    Grief is a normal response to loss that, unfortunately, is no stranger to most of us. But how do we deal with it? Does time really heal all wounds, or is it more complicated than we think?

    Nov 10 2021

    Supporting School Staff's Mental Health

    As schools continue to think about how they can positively impact the mental health of their students, school leaders should also support staff’s mental health and well-being and help staff recognize when their colleagues might need support.

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