24 episodes

Mental health is just as important as our physical health so why do so many of us struggle to see it that way?

Led by psychiatrist, Dr. Gayani DeSilva, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Amrita Rai, Chat and Chai explores the connection between our physical and mental wellbeing. Each week, our hosts combine their years of professional experience to shine a light on the way that our mental health plays a role in all that we do.

With the help of expert guest hosts and several cups of chai, Gayani and Amrita tackle topics from parenting to anxiety - all while giving listeners simple tools to use to work on being mentally well.
So grab some chai and let’s chat!

Chat & Chai is brought to you by Inland Empire Health Plan, a Medi-Cal and Medicare provider serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information about IEHP, visit us online at www.iehp.org.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Mental health is just as important as our physical health so why do so many of us struggle to see it that way?

Led by psychiatrist, Dr. Gayani DeSilva, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Amrita Rai, Chat and Chai explores the connection between our physical and mental wellbeing. Each week, our hosts combine their years of professional experience to shine a light on the way that our mental health plays a role in all that we do.

With the help of expert guest hosts and several cups of chai, Gayani and Amrita tackle topics from parenting to anxiety - all while giving listeners simple tools to use to work on being mentally well.
So grab some chai and let’s chat!

Chat & Chai is brought to you by Inland Empire Health Plan, a Medi-Cal and Medicare provider serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information about IEHP, visit us online at www.iehp.org.

    Episode 24: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection with Dr. Laura Obit

    Episode 24: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection with Dr. Laura Obit

    So what exactly does mind-body connection mean? We're joined by psychiatrist Dr. Laura Obit to breakdown mind-body connection and integrative medicine for a holistically healthy life.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 38 min
    Episode 23: A Closer Look at Abuse

    Episode 23: A Closer Look at Abuse

    Abuse can come in many forms and its impacts can stay with us in many ways. Led by psychiatrist Dr. DeSilva and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Amrita Rai, we take a closer and meaningful look at abuse and its impact.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 39 min
    Episode 22: A Discussion on Suicide

    Episode 22: A Discussion on Suicide

    As our audience grows, we want to make sure that some of the most important episodes get the opportunity to be heard. To do so, we're reposting our third episode on suicide.

    Dr. DeSilva and Amrita explore the often taboo and stigmatized topic of suicide with a special focus on identifying signs and breaking down harmful myths. Together, they offer clinical insight into suicide and suicidal ideation as well as provide resources available for those in need.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 43 min
    Episode 21: What's the Deal with EMDR?

    Episode 21: What's the Deal with EMDR?

    EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - is a popular modality of psychotherapy. This episode, we're diving deep into everything EMDR so you can learn how it works and how it treats various mental health conditions.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 40 min
    Episode 20: It's Time to Talk About Trauma (Part Two)

    Episode 20: It's Time to Talk About Trauma (Part Two)

    Trauma is often referred to but not deeply explored. In the second of a two-part episode, Gayani and Amrita discuss the impact of trauma on the brain, the development of a child, and the subsequent treatment.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 27 min
    Episode 19: It's Time to Talk About Trauma (Part One)

    Episode 19: It's Time to Talk About Trauma (Part One)

    Trauma is often referred to but not deeply explored. In the first of a two-part episode, Gayani and Amrita chat about trauma from a clinical and compassionate lens.

    Next week, they'll be joined by an expert on trauma to explore this important topic further.

    To connect with us, follow IEHP on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iehp_healthcare or share that you're listening and use #ChatAndChai

    For more information on Inland Empire Health Plan, visit us here: www.iehp.org

    If you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please go to your closest emergency room, call 911, or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 29 min

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