Mental Health

Beyond Well · Mar. 9, 2020

Opportunities and Risks of Psychedelics: Episode 2

FEATURING: Dr. Brian Pilecki
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, PTSD, Psychedelics

Dr. Brian Pilecki combs the findings of science with compassion and curiosity.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Brian Pilecki combs the findings of science with compassion and curiosity.

He is research the efficacy of psychedelics and studying harm reduction for people who want to use psychedelics to help with trauma, ptsd, anxiety disorders, and depression.

In recent years, psychedelics have drawn interest for their unique ability to create a mind shift and lasting relief for clients who have otherwise battled intractable suffering.

Beyond Well · Mar. 2, 2020

Opportunities and Risks of Psychedelics: Episode One

FEATURING: Dr. Brian Pilecki
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, PTSD, Psychedelics

Dr. Brian Pilecki combs the findings of science with compassion and curiosity.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Brian Pilecki combs the findings of science with compassion and curiosity. He is research the efficacy of psychedelics and studying harm reduction for people who want to use psychedelics to help with trauma, ptsd, anxiety disorders, and depression.

In recent years, psychedelics have drawn interest for their unique ability to create a mind shift and lasting relief for clients who have otherwise battled intractable suffering. 

Beyond Well · Feb. 13, 2020

The Hearing Voices Approach in Everyday Care

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Mark Lipman
TAGS: Hearing Voices, Mental Health

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

By Sheila Hamilton

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

In 2017, he completed training to be an Hearing Voices facilitator, and he uses the values and ethos of the HVN as a compass in his work in psychiatric hospitals and in his own private practice. Having personal experience as a client at different levels of the mental health system, he knows how important it is to maintain a person’s dignity and choice in their own treatment.

He infuses his experientially educated perspective and understanding of holistic and narrative approaches to health into his work.

Beyond Well, Doctors Only · Jan. 30, 2020

A Guide to Staying Calm and Centered During Divisive Times

FEATURING: Dr. Goff, Dr. LeJeune
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Obsession, Psychiatry, Psychology

By Sheila Hamilton

There is a reported increase in the number of people seeing psychologists and psychiatrists for politically based fear, anxiety, and depression.

In this episode, Dr. Goff and Dr. LeJeune discuss ways to stay healthy, engaged and positive during times of political stress. One of the hallmarks of politically induced anxiety is hyper-vigilance.

Learn how to recognize it, calm your nervous system, and get busy applying your energy to something positive.

Beyond Well · Jan. 20, 2020

Recovery, Technology, and My Blue Thoughts

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Lauv
TAGS: Depression, Mental Health, lauv, microsoft, ocd, technology, world mental health day

In October of 2019 we spoke to pop Superstar Lauv. He was on top of the world with the kickoff of his How I’m Feeling Tour, and using his global platform to promote mental health.

By Sheila Hamilton

In October of 2019 we spoke to pop Superstar Lauv. He was on top of the world with the kickoff of his How I’m Feeling Tour, and using his global platform to promote mental health. In every show, Lauv takes a few minutes to describe his descent into depression and severe OCD, and why he credits therapy and medication with allowing him to regain his creativity and confidence.

Lauv has partnered with Microsoft to create a worldwide mental health platform that connects people all over the globe. “No Matter where people are in the world, they can see that someone else is experiencing something really similar.

Check out MyBlueThoughts.World and our blog of the concert at The Anthem in D.C.

Beyond Well Science · Jan. 2, 2020

Community Medicine and the Power of Social Healing

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Bob Drake
TAGS: Community Health, Diversity, Employment, Equality, Mental Health, Psychiatry

Dr. Bob Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Bob Drake prefers to be called Bob, a nod toward his belief in community medicine and the power of social healing. Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

Dr. Drake set up IPS Works, matching people with mental illness with meaningful work. The organization now has more than a thousand satellite offices across the country.

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