39 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 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 38: Understanding Substance Abuse with Dr. Avalos

    Episode 38: Understanding Substance Abuse with Dr. Avalos

    We're throwing it back to one of our very first podcast episodes where we discuss substance abuse with a new guest host, Dr. Avalos! Dr. Avalos is an Addiction Medicine Physician for the County of San Bernardino and provides years of experience working with individuals overcoming substance abuse.

    Alongside Dr. Avalos, our hosts explore substance abuse with sensitivity and a clinical insight into an often misunderstood topic.

    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.

    Remember that you are not alone. Reach out for help. Mental health help is available and we want you to seek help.

    • 48 min
    Episode 37: Patient-Provider Relationships

    Episode 37: Patient-Provider Relationships

    It's Mental Health Awareness Month! On this week's episode, Dr. DeSilva and Amrita chat about the most popular topic they get asked about: relationships!

    From love to relationships with medical professionals, Amrita and Dr. DeSilva discuss positive relationships and their importance.

    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.

    • 24 min
    Episode 36: It's Mental Health Awareness Month

    Episode 36: It's Mental Health Awareness Month

    It's Mental Health Awareness Month! On this week's episode, Dr. DeSilva and Amrita chat about stigma, shame, and the importance of understanding mental health.

    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.

    • 19 min
    Episode 35: So What Exactly is a Psych Evaluation?

    Episode 35: So What Exactly is a Psych Evaluation?

    On this week's episode, Dr. DeSilva and Amrita chat about psych evaluations and tests as part of their series on exploring the ins and outs of mental health 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.

    • 22 min
    Episode 34: ABCs of Mental Health Services & Providers

    Episode 34: ABCs of Mental Health Services & Providers

    On this week's episode, Dr. DeSilva and Amrita go over the basics of mental health services, treatments, and mental health providers.

    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.

    • 34 min
    Episode 33: Toxic Relationships (Part Two)

    Episode 33: Toxic Relationships (Part Two)

    On this week's episode, Dr. DeSilva and Amrita dive into the topic of Toxic Relationships wrapping up their two-part series on relationships.

    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.

    • 17 min

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