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An award-winning show that approaches psychology and mental health in an accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast Healthline Media

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    • 4.6 • 431 Ratings

An award-winning show that approaches psychology and mental health in an accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

    Affair-Proof Your Marriage

    Affair-Proof Your Marriage

    We all get married fantasizing the happily ever after — after all, we found “the one.” But studies have shown that up to 50% of married people will have an affair, which begs the questions: Why are so many people cheating on their spouses? And how can you stay out of that statistic? Today’s guest explains how to “affair-proof” your relationship.
    To read the transcript or learn more, please visit the official episode page.

    Guest Bio
    Steven Ing, MFT, had a seriously messed up childhood… Like, mobster-shot-to-death-by-police messed up. Out of this beginning came a lifelong fascination with two questions: “Why do people do what they do?” and “How can all of us figure out how to move to what healthier families enjoy and how they get their needs for love met?” 
    A marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, Ing helps people figure out how they too can have healthy sexuality and intimacy. He’s literally written the book on human sexual needs, “We’re All Like This” used in university-level human sexuality classes. 
    Steven is the creator and host of the true crime podcast, Sex Crime Central. He’s also a contributor to Psychology Today, Psych Central Podcast, HuffPost, The Advocate, SheKnows.com, The Rage Monthly, Adelante Magazine, and Gannett newspapers. Published author and TEDx Talk presenter (“What’s Your Magic Sex Number”), Steven talks about sexuality in a way that won't embarrass you (even if your kids are in the car). 

    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host
    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 29 min
    LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide Prevention

    LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide Prevention

    The risk of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth is almost 4 times higher than for youth who don't identify as LGBTQ+. If that surprises you, the cause of the increase will be even more shocking.
    Today we talk with Dr. Amy Green from The Trevor Project as she reveals the findings of the 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and discusses what we, as a society, can do to reduce the risk of LGBTQ+ youth suicide.
    Learn more and/or read the transcript on our official episode page.

    Guest Bio
    Dr. Amy Green (she/her) is Vice President of Research at The Trevor Project. Her team supports the organization’s life-saving work by using internal and external data and research findings to advance its crisis services and peer support programs, as well as advocacy and education initiatives. Under Green’s leadership, the research team produces innovative research that brings new clinical implications to the field of suicidology and LGBTQ+ mental health, and which enables the organization to better understand the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and suicidality. In addition to leading The Trevor Project’s annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, her team publishes multiple research reports per year, plus monthly research briefs that help inform the work of LGBTQ+ youth serving agencies and mental health organizations.
    She has spent nearly 20 years conducting research related to youth mental health and well-being and has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her primary research interests include understanding and promoting resilience among LGBTQ+ youth, examining the social context of suicide risk, and utilizing implementation science to increase the positive impact of programs, policies, and practices, to reduce disparities for LGBTQ+ youth. 

    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host
    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author.
    To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 28 min
    Is Open Adoption Psychologically Healthy?

    Is Open Adoption Psychologically Healthy?

    What exactly is open adoption? Is it psychologically healthy for the child and adoptive parents? Are there lingering fears, like the birth parents will come back to "steal" away the child? Today's guest, Dawn Friedman, an expert on adoption, breaks down the research, shares her experiences, and addresses the fears biological parents often have.
    Learn more and/or read the transcript by visiting the official episode page.
    Guest Bio
    Dawn Friedman, MSEd, is the owner of YouAreNotYouMother.com, a membership site for parents interrupting family patterns of dysfunction in their own parenting. Friedman has been working with families for the past 30 years. She has a masters in clinical mental health counseling and post-grad certification in infant-toddler mental health. She's also completed the certification training for postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International.
    Friedman regularly speaks about parenting, mental health, and adoption, and her writing on these topics has appeared in publications that include Parenting Magazine, Yoga Journal, Greater Good Magazine, Adoptive Families, and Counseling Today. 
    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host
    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He’s the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author.
    To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 28 min
    Is Plastic Surgery Vain?

    Is Plastic Surgery Vain?

    Plastic surgeon, Dr. James C. Marotta has repeatedly heard patients, particularly women, express shame and guilt about wanting to change their appearance. They second-guess themselves and worry about seeming superficial or vain. Listen in as he explains why you should never feel bad about wanting to look how you choose.
    Learn more and/or read the transcript on the official episode page.

    Guest Bio
    Dr. James C. Marotta is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. He attended Columbia University and later graduated as president of the medical honor society at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He trained at Yale University in head and neck surgery and was recognized as the top surgeon in the program.
    Through his fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Marotta volunteers his time and surgical expertise to FACE TO FACE, helping victims of domestic violence with facial injuries and to F2F FACES OF HONOR, helping veterans who had face or neck injuries while deployed overseas. He’s the author of “You're Not a Vanity Purchase: Why You Shouldn't Feel Bad About Looking Good.” Learn more at www.MarottaMD.com.

    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host
    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He’s the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author.

    To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 25 min
    The 80/80 Relationship Model

    The 80/80 Relationship Model

    What are your goals in your marriage? Are you trying to make sure everything’s fair and that you and your spouse are contributing equally to the relationship? Today’s guests explain why that could be a recipe for failure. Dr. Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp are married researchers and relationship experts who have developed the 80/80 method of managing marriages and relationships. Listen as they explain how their method can lead to more closeness and a better connection.
    Learn more and/or read the transcript on the official episode page.


    Guest Bio:  

    Nate Klemp, PhD, is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife Kaley, he’s the author of the newly released “The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Marriage” (Penguin Random House). He’s also the co-author, with Eric Langshur, of the New York Times Bestseller “Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing” and is a regular contributor for Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and Mindful. He’s also a founding partner at Mindful, one of the world's largest mindfulness media and training companies. Nate holds a BA and MA in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD from Princeton University.
     
    Kaley Klemp is one of the nation's leading experts on small-group dynamics and leadership development, a TEDx speaker, and the author of three other books, including the Amazon Bestseller “The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership,” “The Drama-Free Office,” and “13 Guidelines for Effective Teams.” A favorite with Young Presidents Organization (YPO) forums and chapters, Kaley has facilitated retreats for more than 400 member and spouse forums throughout the world. Kaley is a graduate of Stanford University where she earned a BA in international relations and MA in sociology with a focus on organizational behavior.

    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host

    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 28 min
    Clubhouse Model For People with Mental Illness

    Clubhouse Model For People with Mental Illness

    Do you know what a peer clubhouse is? What about a member’s only clubhouse for people living with mental illness? These types of clubhouses have existed since 1949 and there are over 200 in the United States alone.
    Join us as we chat with Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the CEO of the oldest clubhouse in America, Fountain House. Dr. Vasan tells us the theories behind the clubhouse model, the importance of respect in our communities, and what kind of results Fountain House has been able to achieve.
    To learn more or to read the transcript, please visit the official episode page here.
    Guest Bio:
    Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, is the president and CEO of Fountain House, a national nonprofit organization that serves those living with serious mental illness. Fountain House’s model of psychosocial care has inspired over 300 affiliate locations in 32 states. Dr. Vasan is also a primary care physician and assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He has over 15 years of experience in improving health, social welfare, and opportunity for those with the greatest need.
    About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host
    Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, “Mental Illness is an A*****e and other Observations,” available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit gabehoward.com.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

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Awesome podcast

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Arlie K ,

Engaging and empowering!

The insight that Gabe brings to bear on the problems we all face is still mind-blowing every. Single. Time. Truly a must listen!

Cam from Central Park ,

The boundaries episode

I really loved the boundary episode and I’m a therapist 😂

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