Beyond Well With Sheila Hamilton is a podcast for people who just want to live better. Each week, we dive into a different aspect of emotional and behavioral health with our co-hosts, Dr. Jenna LeJeune and Dr. Jim Polo, along with authors, artists, and people with lived experience.
Ep. 115/ Dr. Marissa Alert, Holidays, Quarantine, and Staying on Track
Dr. Marissa Alert shepherds her clients through the ups and downs of wellness. Among the most tricky months--from Thanksgiving until New Year. Add in a global pandemic, with economic stress and fewer opportunities for socializing, and your wellness routine can be easily sabotaged. Dr. Alert has some key advice for people hoping to keep it realistic this holiday season.
Ep. 114/ Dr Rhonda Well Wilbon. Faith
Dr. Rhonda Wells-Wilbon offers a reflection on the healing power of faith during times of social unrest. She encourages her clients and students to develop an intellectual curiosity about their spiritual being (whether they believe in a God or not), and to sit in meditation or prayer. In the days leading up to the election, we could all use a little more hopefulness and positivity. Dr Rhonda delivers.
Ep. 113/ Dr Polo Post election episode
An “internal locus of control” is the belief that our actions have a direct effect on the outcomes in our life. Dr. Jim Polo explains the theory behind the locus of control and why it's important to our self-development, safety, and well-being when we focus on the things in our lives that are within our control. Please share this episode with anyone who feels overwhelmed by the recent election.
EP. 112/ Topher Jerome
The majority of people who are threatening suicide either present at an emergency room or they see their primary care provider in the weeks before an attempt. For too long, health officials have not known how to properly evaluate for suicidal ideation and intent. Now, Jaspr Health is saving lives. The interactive tool empowers evidence-based suicide care at scale, and improves patient outcomes and experiences. Topher Jerome, a suicide attempt survivor, takes us through this revolutionary new platform.
EP. 111/ Csaba Mera Here a While. Death with Dignity
Csaba Mera is a former pediatric oncologist and a physician who has often wished he could provide more comfort to his patients than he is able. As a screenwriter, his newest film examines the Oregon Death with Dignity Act through the lens of a young woman who has made the personal decision to avail herself of the law. Mera’s film is winning international acclaim for its candor, humanity and intimacy. Mera’s immigrant story is one not to miss.
EP. 110/ Dr. Jim Polo Bi-Polar in Kids
Childhood is fraught with mood changes and behavioral adjustments. So, what separates a normal
child struggling with anger, relationships and learning with someone who is exhibiting symptoms of BiPolar
disorder? Dr. Jim Polo discusses the specifics of bipolar disorder in children here and why he is particularly conservative when medicating young people.