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DBSA podcasts feature some of the nation’s leading experts on mental health, covering a wide range of topics dealing with depression, bipolar, anxiety, and more. Listen and learn about treatment options, personal wellness strategies, relationships, and more.

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

DBSA podcasts feature some of the nation’s leading experts on mental health, covering a wide range of topics dealing with depression, bipolar, anxiety, and more. Listen and learn about treatment options, personal wellness strategies, relationships, and more.

    Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss - Young Adult Council

    Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss - Young Adult Council

    https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/facts/index.html (Nearly 46,000 Americans died by suicide in 2020). That’s one death every 11 minutes.
    Coping with the loss of a loved one is challenging. It can also be difficult for people around them to know how to best support them. https://www.dbsalliance.org/about/young-adult-council/ (DBSA Young Adult Council) members Olivia Eiler and Jamie Vaughn spoke with two co-facilitators from the https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.starcenter.pitt.edu/clinical-services/survivors-suicideandsa=Dandsource=docsandust=1664471909830827andusg=AOvVaw2nL4MUmGTgwFoB34Piz0mi (Survivors of Suicide) (SOS) bereavement support group at UMPC Western Psychiatric Hospital’shttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.starcenter.pitt.edu/andsa=Dandsource=docsandust=1664471909831262andusg=AOvVaw2Na4Yq20mlWlKCQJNxxtb- ( STAR-Center in Pittsburgh.) They share their personal experiences with suicide loss, offer practical tips for supporting survivors, and discuss resources for survivors.
    For Immediate Help:
    National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    Call or text 988
    Online Resources:
    American Association of Suicidology
    https://suicidology.org/
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    https://afsp.org/
    Survivors of Suicide bereavement support group
    https://www.starcenter.pitt.edu/clinical-services/survivors-suicide
    Jamey Covaleski
    412-864-3346
    covaleskijj@upmc.edu
    The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
    https://www.dougy.org/
    The Child Mind Institute
    https://childmind.org/topics/suicide-self-harm/


    Books for Adults:
    After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief by Bob Baugher and Jack Jordan
    No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine
    When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
    Why People Die by Suicide by Thomas Joiner
    History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life by Jill Bialosky
    I’m Sorry For Your Loss: Hope and Guidance in Managing Your Grief by Lillian L. Meyers, Ph.D.
    My Son…My Son: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide by Iris Bolton
    Voices of Healing and Hope: Conversations on Grief after Suicide by Iris Bolton
    Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt by Kevin Hines
    It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting grief and loss in a culture that doesn’t understand by Megan Devine
    Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
    A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher
    Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child by Gary Roe
    Signs by Laura Lynne Jackson


    Books for Children:
    Suicide Loss: What Teens Need to Know by Terri Erbacher, Ph.D. and Tony Salvatore, MA
    But I Didn't Get to Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors by Barbara Rubel
    My Uncle Keith Died by Carol Ann Loehr, Julianne Costentino and James Mojonnier

    • 41 min
    Digital Perspective: A conversation about mental health and social media with Clayton Echard

    Digital Perspective: A conversation about mental health and social media with Clayton Echard

    Many people know that social media can have a negative effect on mental health. https://www.dbsalliance.org/education/newsletters/how-to-stop-doomscrolling/ (Doomscrooling), negative comments, cyberbullying, and tragic news events are pervasive in the realm of social media. Living with depression or bipolar can make navigating these spaces difficult, especially when peers try to find content/resources to support their mental wellness.
    DBSA sat down with Clayton Echard to discuss social media, mental health, and how to find wellness and support in the digital world. Clayton is a mental health and wellness advocate, personal trainer, athlete, and star of season 26 of https://abc.com/shows/the-bachelor/cast/bachelor-2022-clayton-echard (The Bachelor). Clayton also talks about how he positively uses social media, the connection between body dysmorphia and mental health, and the importance of sharing your wellness journey.
    You can find Clayton's work on https://www.instagram.com/claytonechard/?hl=en (Instagram).
    https://secure.everyaction.com/xBpsJJ7nt0a1iD9FC0EH3Q2 (Support DBSA Today.)

    • 32 min
    I'm Living Proof: Coming to Terms with Bipolar Bonus Episode

    I'm Living Proof: Coming to Terms with Bipolar Bonus Episode

    Bonus Episode from our DBSA podcast, https://www.dbsalliance.org/programs-im-living-proof/ (I'm Living Proof: A Letter to my Younger Self).
    Make sure to subscribe to ILP on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/im-living-proof-a-letter-to-my-younger-self/id1567235701 (Apple Podcast), https://open.spotify.com/show/2n6FNrMgWqeChS5viLRPSX?si=4a5bfa97555f4347 (Spotify), or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Mik knew something was wrong when at ten years old, she experienced suicidal ideation. What started as something she couldn't understand took her on a journey which ended up with her diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Now, Mik bravely shares her experience through humor and educational videos online and discusses her journey and activism with us.
    MiK B is a mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD. Mik shares her story online with others through TikTok, Instagram, and her website. She is passionate about positively impacting the mental health world through sharing her personal experiences and providing a community for people living with Bipolar disorder. Find her on https://www.instagram.com/mikb_itme/?hl=en (Instagram) and Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mikb_itme?lang=en (@mikb_itme).
    https://www.dbsalliance.org/programs-im-living-proof/mik/ (Read Mik's letter)
    https://secure.everyaction.com/xBpsJJ7nt0a1iD9FC0EH3Q2 (Support DBSA)
    https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/peer-inspiration/im-living-proof-submissions-and-guidelines/ (Submit your letter)

    • 50 min
    Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis with Dr. Nicole Brown MD, MPH, MHS

    Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis with Dr. Nicole Brown MD, MPH, MHS

    In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory on the https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/12/07/us-surgeon-general-issues-advisory-on-youth-mental-health-crisis-further-exposed-by-covid-19-pandemic.html (impact of Covid-19 on our growing youth mental health crisis.) Today, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 experience some form of mental health or behavioral challenge. Access to adequate mental health resources for parents and children is pivotal in combatting the youth mental health crisis and reducing stigma.
    DBSA discusses the effects of our youth mental health crisis with Dr. Nicole Brown. Dr. Brown is the Chief Health Officer at Strong Children Wellness, a health researcher focusing on enhancing care and service coordination for children who have experienced trauma and chronic mental health needs, and a member of the DBSA Board of Directors. In this conversation, we explore the types of mental health challenges youth experience today, such as depression and ADHD, how parents can advocate for their children, work with their pediatrician to get the proper mental health care, and how this crisis affects underserved communities.
    Footnotes:
    https://secure.everyaction.com/xBpsJJ7nt0a1iD9FC0EH3Q2 (You can support DBSA by making a gift today )
    https://strongchildrenwellness.com/our-doctors-3 (Learn more about Dr. Nicole Brown)
    https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/for-friends-family/for-parents/balanced-mind-parent-network/ (Discover the Balanced Mind Parent Network, an online community for parents and caregivers of a child living with a mental health condition )
    https://www.dbsalliance.org/mood-crew/ (Meet the Mood Crew® and explore activities designed to help your child understand their moods and emotions. )

    • 37 min
    How to beat Post-Holiday Blues

    How to beat Post-Holiday Blues

    The holiday season -- with its expectations for socializing, gift-giving, and forced merriment -- can present significant challenges to peers living with depression and bipolar attempting to manage their moods during such a hectic period. , and, even after the holiday's end, the challenges to mental health wellness can loom even larger. In this podcast, we'll listen to https://www.dbsalliance.org/stories/john-budin/ (John Budin, MD), a licensed psychiatrist, offer his insights and helpful advice on how to manage post-holiday depression, deal with https://www.dbsalliance.org/education/depression/types-of-depression/seasonal-affective-disorder/ (Seasonal Affective Disorder), set effective goals for the new year, and prepare ourselves for a happy and productive 2022.

    • 34 min
    Peer Perspective: A Discussion on medication adherence, shared decision-making, and treatment options

    Peer Perspective: A Discussion on medication adherence, shared decision-making, and treatment options

    Dr. Martha Sajatovic and DBSA Peer Kimberly Allen discuss shared decision-making and its impact on treatment plans and treatment options for peers living with depression or bipolar disorder. Learn about the importance of medication adherence, how to educate yourself about treatment options like Long-Acting Injectables, and hear Kimberly's experience with working with clinicians and mental health professionals to find the best treatment options for her.
    Dr. Martha Sajatovic is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, and a member of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Scientific Advisory Board. From UHHospitals.org: "Dr. Sajatovic is a researcher, educator, and clinician who has devoted herself to studying and treating traditionally, hard-to-treat populations with central nervous system disorders. Dr. Sajatovic's research interests have focused on neuropsychiatric outcomes of brain disorders across the lifespan, including epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia and Parkinson's disease."
    Kimberly Allen is a licensed addiction treatment professional, senior consultant at Via Positiva, and a mental health advocate. As an experienced mental health advocate, Kimberly currently serves as a Lived Experience Advisor, collaborating with leading academic institutions and advocacy organizations on patient-centered research.
    https://secure.everyaction.com/xBpsJJ7nt0a1iD9FC0EH3Q2 (Support DBSA)
    DBSA would like to thank Novus Medical Education for supporting this episode.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

John131313 ,

Love DBSA

I frequent their meetings in MA and they’ve been extremely helpful and I’ve met some great people there.

ericthehorn ,

Great series and insights!

DBSA discusses how to live successfully with a mental health mood disorder and always considers a whole health approach. So glad I can get these on iTunes now!

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