May 18 – What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? with Dr. Jason Sonners

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a popular treatment option in the mental health space. Dr. Jason Sonners, a specialist in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, breaks down the different disorders it can be used to treat as well as the myths and misconceptions associated with HBOT. Does breathing oxygen through an oxygen mask have the same benefits as hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What should I expect for my first session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Dr. Sonners answers all of our questions!

May 25 – Answering Your Questions on Mental Health Medication with Dr. Monica

According to the CDC, in 2019, 19.2% of US adults received any mental health in the past 12 months, including 15.8% who had taken prescription medication for their mental health. This goes to show how prevalent mental health medication is, yet there is still such a stigma on taking medication. A lot of the fear of taking medication for mental health disorders comes from a lack of understanding of what they are, how they work, the benefits they offer, etc. Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Monica is here to help answer our questions.

June 1 – All Things Perfectionism with Dr. Michelle Chung

Did you know that not all perfectionists are Type A Personalities? In this episode, Dr. Michelle Ching discusses the 2 different types of perfectionists: one group who is determined to succeed in everything and a second group who is afraid to start in fear of failure. Because, Perfectionism is not listed in the DSM as a mental health condition, as a society, we often underplay perfectionism. Therefore, many people who are labeled as “perfectionists” often do not know what it means or where it comes from. Dr. Chung breaks perfectionism down for us and offers steps we can take to being a journey of recovery where perfectionism does not control our lives.

June 8 – From 3 Suicide Attempts to Mental Health Advocate: Meet Herbie Mack

Have you ever struggled with thoughts of suicide? Herbie Mack attempted suicide multiple times before his then ex-girlfriend showed up and called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline with him. Today, he opens up about his experience in the psych ward as he recalls the moment he found his voice. Join us as Herbie shares how sobriety, coping mechanisms, self-love, and self-forgiveness were three of the most important steps along his mental health journey to go from suicide survivor to suicide prevention advocate.

June 15 – What Does It Mean To Be Fearless? with Alexa Curtis

Over 10 years ago, a 12 year old girl, named Alexa, started a blog. Today, Alexa is a speaker, podcaster, and social media influencer. In this episode, Alexa shares an inside look into what it means to be fearless in pursuit of your dreams. From years of failures and successes, Alexa lays it all on the table.

June 22 – Getting Mental: Gratitude, Affirmations, Meditation, and Self-Compassion with Brenda Sarai Zuniga

Are you struggling with maintaining your mental health? Brenda Sarai Zuniga struggled too. It took her years to get the right diagnosis that would change her life. As a result, she is using her voice and knowledge to help change the lives of so many others who are struggling with their mental health. Today, Brenda discusses the science behind her 4-week program: “Get Clarity: Own Your Mastery.” From Gratitude to Affirmations, Meditation, and Self-Compassion, Brenda shares the tools that have changed her life. Join us as we learn to heal our inner child with a self-compassion hug

June 29 – The Journey of Grief: Debunking Myths with Dr. Monica

Are there really 5 stages of grief? Is there a proper timeline to grief? Do you ever just “get over it?” Does time heal all wounds? Does it ever get easier? After losing her husband 11 years ago, Dr. Monica is all too familiar with grief. Join us at Dr. Monica opens up about her personal grief journey while debunking common myths and misconceptions people have and offering advice to others who may be grieving as well.

July 6 – A Father and Son’s Journey To Mental Health Advocacy with Tim & Ryder Davis

Tim Davis had a front row seat to his son’s struggle with bipolar disorder. From a lack of information on warning signs, treatment options, and ways to support as a family member, Tim felt overwhelmed. That was when Tim discovered NAMI with their family trainings and peer support groups. Today, Tim and Ryder sit down together for a conversation on what it was like to experience Ryder’s mental health struggles. Ryder shares his personal experience as someone who struggled, while Tim shares his experience as a family member watching his son get admitted to a psych ward. Join us as they reflect back on what they wish they knew beforehand, what they learned thus far, and why they are proud of each other.

July 13 – Men’s Mental Health: The Impact of Social Expectations with Dan Olson

Men cannot be vulnerable. It is unattractive if a man is sensitive or cries. This is the messaging that Dan Olson, like many other individuals identifying as a male, grew up hearing, which led to years of suppressing his emotions and suffering in silence. Today, Dan recalls the moment he spoke up about his mental health battles for the first time as he discusses some of the biggest reasons men (as a whole) do not open up about their mental health. Join us as Dan reflects on his journey, how he believes parents can counteract society’s expectations that teach young boys to suppress their emotions, and what advice he has to offer to a male opening up for the first time and to someone with whom a man is opening up to.

July 20 – Understanding Dementia with Krista Montague

Are you a caregiver to an individual living with dementia? Having a loved one with dementia can be terrifying and overwhelming. As a dementia caregiver, Krista breaks down the 11 types of dementia with common myths and misconceptions. She shares common challenging behaviors that someone living with dementia may exhibit and how caregivers can approach/interact with the behaviors.