41 episodes

Let’s Rethink This is taking real conversations about mental illness from behind closed doors right out into the open. Hosted by Abby Berger, episodes will explore the complex corners of mental illness by having candid conversations with people living with a severe mental illness and mental health providers on how mental illness affects all aspects of life including education, employment, housing, relationships and so much more. Let’s Rethink This is bringing you real stories of the challenges of mental illness along with real inspiration to manage the symptoms of mental illness, find belonging and purpose in your community, and gain the confidence to live a healthy, quality life.

Let's Rethink This Abby Berger

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Let’s Rethink This is taking real conversations about mental illness from behind closed doors right out into the open. Hosted by Abby Berger, episodes will explore the complex corners of mental illness by having candid conversations with people living with a severe mental illness and mental health providers on how mental illness affects all aspects of life including education, employment, housing, relationships and so much more. Let’s Rethink This is bringing you real stories of the challenges of mental illness along with real inspiration to manage the symptoms of mental illness, find belonging and purpose in your community, and gain the confidence to live a healthy, quality life.

    Part Two: Celebrating Black History with Michelle and Pearl

    Part Two: Celebrating Black History with Michelle and Pearl

    Date: April 4, 2022  
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Part Two: Celebrating Black History with Michelle and Pearl  
    Brief summary of show: We’re back with a second episode talking about the importance of celebrating Black History. In this episode, we talk about some lesser-known icons of Black history and issues of discrimination and stigma in healthcare.  
    Bullet points of key topics & timestamps: 
    0:40 - 5:15 Black History Icon Maya Angelou  
    5:25 - 11:39 Sydney Poitnier & Cecily Tyson  
    12:22 - 21:19 Healthcare for Black Americans  
    22:43 - 25:05 How to Support Better Healthcare Practices without Biases 
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
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    • 26 min
    Integrating Physical & Mental Health with Michael and Janice

    Integrating Physical & Mental Health with Michael and Janice

    Date: March 28, 2022  
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Integrating Physical & Mental Health with Michael and Janice 
    Brief summary of show: This week, Michael and Janice join Abby to discuss the importance of integrating physical and mental healthcare and how the Healthcare Home program at Independence Center supports members’ health goals.  
    Bullet points of key topics & timestamps: 
    1:13 - 1:52 Michael's background  
    1:53 - 3:34 Janice's Background 
    6:25 - 6:57 HCH in Other States  
    7:18 - 11:17 Day to Day in HCH Program  
    11:37 - 20:18 Eligibility for HCH & Accessibility for Members  
    20:45 - 22:58 Coordination of Care  
    23:32 - 25:56 Benefits for Members  
    26:06 - 28:13 Evolution of Healthcare Homes 
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
    Healthcare Home 
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    • 36 min
    Celebrating Black History with Pearl and Michelle

    Celebrating Black History with Pearl and Michelle

    Date: March 21, 2022  
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Celebrating Black History with Pearl & Michelle  
    Brief summary of show: This week I am speaking with two Independence Center members, Pearl and Michelle about Black History Month and how members and staff have been celebrating this month. Pearl and Michelle both participate in the member led group, The Conversation Stars Here. This group meets weekly, and their mission is to “promote unity, dialogue, action, and education to create a safe, antiracist, and equitable atmosphere of belonging. This group discusses all types of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters but for the purposes of this conversation we will be speaking about Black History Month. 
    Bullet points of key topics & timestamps: 
    1:15 - 2:30 Pearl & Michelle's Background  
    3:09 - 5:05 Black History Month  
    5:15 - 5:56 Why Celebrating Black History is Important for Black People  
    6:31 - 7:53 Establishment of Conversation Starts Here  
    8:09 -  11:14 How 'Conversation Starts Here' Benefits Members  
    11:23 - 14:12 Why It's Important to Celebrate Black History Month in February  
    16:03 - 21:57 Celebrations of Black History  
    25:31 - 28:42 Blackfishing or Passing for Black  
    28:53 - 29:36 Celebrating Diversity 
    35:03 - 37:11 Stigma of Mental Illness in the Black Community 
    37:11 - 40:15 Importance of Black Providers in Mental Health Settings 
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
    Passing Film 
    Imitation of Life Film 
    Black Girl, Bleu Film   
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    • 42 min
    Damele on More Inclusive Mental Healthcare for the LGBTQ+ Community

    Damele on More Inclusive Mental Healthcare for the LGBTQ+ Community

    Date: March 14, 2022 
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Damele on More Inclusive Mental Healthcare for the LGBTQ+ Community  
    Brief summary of show: Today I am talking with Damele Walton on his experience as a black male in the LGBTQ+ community. We discuss the importance of acceptance and some of Damele’s hopes for the future of mental healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community.  
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
    The Spot 
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    • 24 min
    Realizing Your Potential with DeAndra Smith

    Realizing Your Potential with DeAndra Smith

    Date: March 7, 2022 
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Realizing Your Potential with DeAndra Smith 
    Brief summary of show: Today I am talking with DeAndra Smith. DeAndra is a member at Independence Center who first came to IC homeless and in need of a lot of support. Over time, DeAndra realized his potential, got involved with the kitchen unit at the Clubhouse, participated as the member dancer in Dancing with the St. Louis Stars, and now serves on Independence Center’s Board of Directors. DeAndra shares his story and some of the things he has learned along the way.  
    Bullet points of key topics & timestamps:  
    1:03 - 4:19 DeAndra's Background  
    8:05 - 9:25 Clubhouse International Conference 
    9:57 - 12:43 Dancing with the St. Louis Stars  
    13:55 - 16:45 Independence Center Board of Directors 
    16:45 - 18:25 Peer Specialist  
    19:15 - 20:55 How DeAndra Utilizes Clubhouse 
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
    DeAndra’s Performance  
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    • 23 min
    Putting Housing First with Chris Brannaman

    Putting Housing First with Chris Brannaman

    Date: February 25, 2022 
    Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This 
    Episode title and number: Putting Housing First with Chris Brannaman  
    Brief summary of show: Today I am talking with Chris Brannaman about her new role as the Housing Liaison at Independence Center. This new role focuses on supporting those with behavioral health diagnosis find housing in the community and get connected to resources in the community. She explains the role, some of the other housing supports Independence Center offers, and how she continues to coordinate care with other programs at IC.  
    Bullet points of key topics & timestamps:  
    1:23 - 7:18 Chris' Background  
    8:12 - 9:23 SCLP and HUD  
    9:36 - 15:04 Housing Liaison Position  
    16:04 - 19:06 Coordinated Entry & Rapid Reentry 
    19:53 - 21:51 Housing First  
    24:39 - 26:45 Staying Connected with Clubhouse 
    List of resources mentioned in episode:  
    Independence Center 
    Welcome Center Information  
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    • 31 min

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