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Two mental health professionals explore how our capitalist economic system impacts our emotional lives. From precarious housing and employment, to unaffordable healthcare, to endless debt -- it's not just in your head!

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It's Not Just In Your Head It's Not Just In Your Head

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Two mental health professionals explore how our capitalist economic system impacts our emotional lives. From precarious housing and employment, to unaffordable healthcare, to endless debt -- it's not just in your head!

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    #023: Unionized Therapists Fighting For Client Care And Workers Rights

    #023: Unionized Therapists Fighting For Client Care And Workers Rights

    Harriet and Max interview two therapists who also act as "shop stewards" with the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) - Jackie Schalit LMFT and Elizabeth White LCSW. Both talk about what got them involved in union organizing within the mental health field, and why the labor movement still matters more today than ever. Why was there a "civil war" within Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and why did it lead to the formation of NUHW? Why should mental health workers unionize? How can unions improve the lives of everyday people? Listen to this episode to find out!

    To learn more about NUHW go to nuhw.org

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    Also check out Capitalism Hits Home, Harriet's program with Julianna Forlano at democracyatwork.info/capitalismhitshome



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    • 56 min
    When The Boss Makes You Feel Powerless

    When The Boss Makes You Feel Powerless

    Teaser for the full episode where we talk to two NUHW members - union therapists fighting for better client care and workers rights.

    nuhw.org
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    #022: Worker Cooperative! Led By Mental Health Workers! (Why Are There So Few?)

    #022: Worker Cooperative! Led By Mental Health Workers! (Why Are There So Few?)

    "We are a cooperatively-run mental health practice located in Bushwick, Brooklyn" - from the Alliance Psychological Services website which also reads "Seeking Licensed Clinical Social Worker to Join Radical Psychotherapy Practice." Meet worker-owners Juliet, Kara, and Billy - who run this cooperative. What makes a worker cooperative different from regular business enterprises? Are co-ops inherently "revolutionary"? How do they make money? Why is the mental health field mostly disconnected and uninformed about workplace democracy and worker-owners? Why are therapists and social workers often considered professionals and not workers?  If you're an LCSW in NYC wanting to join Alliance: http://www.alliancepsych.nyc/joinus Learn more about Alliance here: http://www.alliancepsych.nyc If you're a mental health therapist or social worker wanting to start a worker cooperative, or have other questions/comments for them, email them at info@alliancepsych.nyc Learn more about worker cooperatives here: https://institute.coop/what-worker-cooperative

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Democratizing Mental Health Work?

    Democratizing Mental Health Work?

    Sneak peek of our conversation with members of one of the only existing mental health provider worker cooperatives in existence -- Alliance Psychological Services, from Bushwick, Brooklyn New York. If you're a therapist or social worker interested in joining their team, go to http://www.alliancepsych.nyc/joinus or email info@alliancepsych.nyc. Full episode to be released later this week! Get immediate access to the full episode by joining at patreon.com/itsnotjustinyourhead.

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    • 2 min
    Harming Relationships With Your Politics (Patron Q/A)

    Harming Relationships With Your Politics (Patron Q/A)

    We try to answer Patron questions as often as we can. In this recording, we answer Jake's question about how to avoid harming relationships with your politics (a summary of his question).

    If you haven't check out Harriet's program with Julianna Forlano called Capitalism Hits Home: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJpiw1WYdTNYvke-gNRdml1Z2lwz0iEH


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    • 17 min
    #021: Can Joe Biden Improve Our Mental Health?

    #021: Can Joe Biden Improve Our Mental Health?

    Will a Joe Biden presidency be better for our collective mental health? Harriet thinks having a neoliberal president is better than a fascist president, Max mostly agrees. Both therapists encourage listeners to stay (or to get) active, because Biden likely won't unilaterally do much to improve healthcare, education, housing, workers rights, fight climate change (etc) without being pushed "from the bottom." Max and Harriet question whether Biden will follow through on any single campaign promise or platform bullet point from his website, with some attention to mental health policy concerning veterans, the opioid crisis, and suicide. Email us at itsnotjustinyourhead@gmail.com. Support us at patreon.com/itsnotjustinyourhead.
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    Resources from this episode:
    No Honeymoon For Joe Biden, Ben Burgis
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/11/joe-biden-administration-opposition-push-left
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    There Was Actually a Lot of Good News for the Left on Election Day, Liza Featherstone
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/11/downballot-socialist-elected-election-day-dsa
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    Mental Health U.S. Interviews Biden On Mental Health Policy:
    https://www.mentalhealthforus.net/candidate/joe-biden/


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    • 52 min

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