Mental Illness

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 · Dec. 30, 2019

Seeing Beyond Labels

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Mike Schmidt
TAGS: Criminal Justice, Homelessness, Jails, Mental Illness

Mike Schmidt, a candidate for Multnomah County District Attorney, speaks out.

By Sheila Hamilton

Mike Schmidt is running for Multnomah County District Attorney with one of the most multi-dimensional views toward the criminalization of the mentally ill we’ve ever heard. Mike’s experience as an inner city school teacher informs his sense of justice and rehabilitation.

Beyond Well Science · Dec. 19, 2019

A Guide to Understanding Institutionalized Mental Healthcare

FEATURING: Lucy Winer
TAGS: Documentary, Institutionalization, Mental Illness, State Hospitals, film

Lucy Winer’s personal experience of being committed to Kings Park as a teenager drew her to stories of the running of state hospitals before de-institutionalization.

By Sheila Hamilton

Lucy Winer is a director and producer known for the documentary Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution and the creator of Unlocked, a video library and curriculum for researchers, students and professors of psychiatry and psychology.

Lucy’s personal experience of being committed to Kings Park as a teenager in the late 1960’s drew her to the stories of other patients, the caregivers, the doctors, and even the law enforcement officers involved in the running of state hospitals before de-institutionalization.

Beyond Well · Dec. 13, 2019

The Pitfalls and Privilege of Helping People in Crisis

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, C. Lamar Frizzell
TAGS: Hospitals, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatric Care, Psychiatry, Psychology

Sheila talks with C. Lamar Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals due to an explosion of people in crisis.

By Sheila Hamilton

C. Lamar Frizzell, CEO of Cedar Hills Hospital, has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare for over 20 years.

Most recently, Frizzell held a similar role at Willow Creek Behavioral Health located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Frizzell brings practical experience as a line-staff member and is educated in the fields of both Mental Health and Divinity

In this interview, Sheila talks with Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals because of an explosion of people in crisis. There are never enough beds, care is complicated, and psychiatric doctors and nurses are in short supply.

Frizzell’s personal history growing up in a home where mental health problems were abundant informs his compassion and empathy for people in crisis.

Beyond Well Science · Nov. 21, 2019

The Power of Peer Support

FEATURING: Keris Jan Myrick
TAGS: Mental Illness, Schizophrenia, peer support

Keris Jen Myrick is shattering the myths surrounding people living with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

By Sheila Hamilton

Keris Jen Myrick is shattering the myths surrounding people living with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Myrick was the Discipline chief for Peer services for the La County department of mental health  and the director of the office of consumer Affairs for the center for mental health services at SAMHSA.

She is a leading mental health advocate and executive, known for her innovative and inclusive approach to mental health reform.

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