15 episodes

From people describing what it's like to have hallucinations to others explaining how colonization shaped the mental health care system, Mental Health Mosaics digs deep into conversations about mental health. Through interviews, poetry, and storytelling, Alaskans and others explore the topic from a wide variety of cultural and social lenses.

Mental Health Mosaics Out North

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From people describing what it's like to have hallucinations to others explaining how colonization shaped the mental health care system, Mental Health Mosaics digs deep into conversations about mental health. Through interviews, poetry, and storytelling, Alaskans and others explore the topic from a wide variety of cultural and social lenses.

    Intergenerational conversations about mental health

    Intergenerational conversations about mental health

    Often we think about talking about mental health when we're struggling. The idea is daunting. This episode is about the everyday of discussing mental health from two very different perspectives. First we here from Georgianna and Abraham in rural Alaska talking about how connections to culture and land can support youth mental health. Then we hear from music duo Dumile and their song Nina. It was a way for them to open up about generations of healing.

    Do you need to open up about your mental health? Find out some tips and inspiring creative prompts on our website, mentalhealthmosaics.org.
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    • 31 min
    So you got a diagnosis...

    So you got a diagnosis...

    A mental health diagnosis can be both a burden and a relief. Some see it as a label, some as a guide. Hear what it was like to receive a diagnosis and treatment through personal stories and poetry.

    Please note, the poet does swear once during the second half of the episode.

    Learn more about mental health and find more resources, including art and creative prompts, at mentalhealthmosaics.org. 
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    • 28 min
    Suicide

    Suicide

    Preventing suicide requires us to talk about it openly. In this episode we'll hear from Victoria, who talks about losing her mother to suicide and how she healed. We'll also learn about suicide intervention with Kris Green. 

    If you are thinking about suicide or know someone who is, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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    • 28 min
    Emergency response to a mental health crisis

    Emergency response to a mental health crisis

    When someone is in the midst of a mental health crisis they need something other than police or fire departments to arrive on the scene. That's why some cities offer mobile crisis teams and short-term stabilization as an alternative to jails and emergency departments. Learn how the emergency response to mental health crises is evolving and what it feels like to be in crisis.

    This episode does discuss suicide attempts. If you need support right now, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They are there to listen.
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    • 28 min
    Houselessness and Mental Health

    Houselessness and Mental Health

    Houselessness and mental health challenges are overlapping issues. Mental health problems can make it hard to get and retain housing. Not having housing is harmful for your mental health. In this episode we focus on the stories of two individuals, Sally Gosak and Zack McGee-Stuenkel, how they lost housing, and how they regained stability. 


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    • 31 min
    Breaking the silence about self-injury

    Breaking the silence about self-injury

    Content warning: This episode discusses self-harm, internet predators, and emotional and sexual abuse.

    Artist Donalen Rojas Bowers is a woman who has been through a lot and is strong enough to get through it all. She's sharing her story to break the silence around  self-injury. In this episode she shares her story of surviving abuse by internet predators and how she copes with the trauma.

    If you or someone you know self-harms, there are resources available to help you care for yourself. If you are in crisis now, you can text HOME to 741741 and reach the Crisis Text Line. You can learn more about self-harm, how to care for injuries, and how to talk about it through LifeSIGNS.
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    • 27 min

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