Depression

Beyond Well · Jan. 13, 2020

The Beauty of Being a Misfit and the Reality of Depression

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Lidia Yuknavitch
TAGS: Depression, Homelessness, misfits

Lidia Yuknavitch gives voice to so many people who are marginalized, including people who suffer from trauma and debilitating depression.

By Sheila Hamilton

This show was originally released in March of 2019.

We’re thrilled to Re-visit Lidia Yuknavitch. The author of nine books, including The Chronology of Water, The Small Backs of Children, The book of Joan, and the Misfits Manifesto. Lidia’s Ted Talk, The Beauty of Being a Misfit has been viewed 2,862,000 times. We think she has something to share about how telling and retelling your story can help re-frame traumatic experience.

Beyond Well · Jan. 10, 2020

Dave Dahl, The Killer Breadmaker Gets Real

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dave Dahl
TAGS: Bipolar, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness

Dave Dahl speaks openly about his ongoing management of depression and bipolar disorder and the excruciating climb back from a manic episode that nearly ended his life.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dave Dahl’s sometimes rocky path to recovery has been brutally public. He’s the icon behind Dave’s Killer Bread, a company he sold for $275 million dollars cash in 2015. His highly publicized breakdown prior to the sale made national headlines.

But, as Dave honestly recounts in this interview, recovery is never a straight line. And access to quality, evidence-based, and timely care has never been more important for people in a mental health crisis. Dave’s experience speaks to the importance of making sure that when in crisis, people have a place to go. Many Oregonians don’t.

Here’s one opportunity that would create more access to inpatient services. You can help make that happen:

https://cedarhillshospital.com/our-community/events/
Beyond Well Science · Dec. 28, 2019

The Pharmacological Load on Foster Children

FEATURING: Dr. Jennifer McLaren, Dr. Erin Burnett
TAGS: ADHA, Anger, Depression, Foster Children, Impulsivity

A fascinating look at the trend toward over-drugging in America, especially concerning the country’s most vulnerable children.

By Sheila Hamilton

As many as forty percent of foster children are on multiple medications.

Dr. Erin Burnett and Dr. Jennifer McLaren study, research, and question whether the medications are necessary and whether the families and prescribing doctors are interested in a lower pharmacological load on children’s bodies.

Beyond Well Science · Dec. 5, 2019

Hearing Voices a Personal Experience of Healing

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Reggie Lee
TAGS: Depression, Hallucinations, Hearing Voices, Psychosis, Tactile Experiences, Visions, Voices

In this stunning interview with Beyond Well’s Sheila Hamilton, Reggie Lee describes in detail the path back to health and wellness.

By Sheila Hamilton

(Warning: Potentially triggering and graphic content)

Reggie Lee is facilitating the expansion of the Hearing Voices Network throughout the Pacific Northwest. Reggie had a spiritual break in the winter of 2012. He went from cooking in fine dining to an earth shattering break from personal identity coupled with distressing voices, intense visions, and tactile experiences, which lead Reggie to a suicide attempt.

In this stunning interview with Beyond Well’s Sheila Hamilton, Reggie describes in detail the path back to health and wellness.

Beyond Well Science · Nov. 28, 2019

Alternatives to Treating Mental Health

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Shannon Hughes
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression, Evidence Based Treatments, Mental Health, Science

A groundbreaking study demonstrating the power of community, self-reliance, peer-support, and spiritual awareness in treating mental health.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Shannon Hughes teaches, writes, and conducts research about the medicalization of human distress and the role of psychotropic drugs in managing our mental and emotional lives.

She has developed and delivered education for professional social workers, counselors, and researchers on the topics of safety and efficacy of psychoactive substances used in mental health care, shifting paradigms of drug use, and roles of helping professionals in supporting empowered relationships with psychoactive substances.

Dr. Hughes is actively engaged in community education and leadership in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine in Colorado. Her lab offers holistic, person centered, peer based, and cutting edge alternatives founded in the synthesis of research evidence, innovative thinking, and community partnership.

In this discussion, Sheila and Shannon talk about the Alternatives for mental health and healing lab and a groundbreaking study demonstrating the power of community, self-reliance, peer-support, and spiritual awareness in helping young people heal from anxiety and depression.

Beyond Well · Nov. 25, 2019

It’s the Most Difficult Time of the Year!

FEATURING: Dr. Jenna LeJeune, Dr. Brian Goff
TAGS: Christmas, Depression, Gratitude, Grief, Holiday, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Thanksgiving

This is one of the most relevant conversations you’ll hear if you hunker down from late November until the New Year.

By Sheila Hamilton

This is one of the most relevant conversations you’ll hear if you hunker down from late November until the New Year.

The holiday blues are often a barometer of the stories we tell ourselves about what we should have, and compare those narratives to stories about what others seem to have.

We invite you to a discussion on what some view as the hardest time of the year.

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