34 episodes

Empowered mental health: optimistic conversations about the treatment of serious mental health concerns such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, and OCD.

Mental Horizons Podcast Mental Horizons Podcast

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Empowered mental health: optimistic conversations about the treatment of serious mental health concerns such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, and OCD.

    S3Ep4: Delia Cimpean Hendrick, M.D - Co-Occurring Mental Health And Substance Use Disorders

    S3Ep4: Delia Cimpean Hendrick, M.D - Co-Occurring Mental Health And Substance Use Disorders

    Season 3, Episode 4 of the Mental Horizons Podcast with Delia Cimpean Hendrick, M.D., WestBridge, Manchester, NH.

    "Achieving Excellence in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder"

    World renowned Delia Cimpean Hendrick, M.D. joins Virgil Stucker on a Mental Horizons podcast to discuss how to achieve excellence in the treatment of co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Triple Boarded in psychiatry, addictions and internal medicine, Dr. Delia helps us to envision solutions, in which she has experience as the medical director of WestBridge.org. Learn also how she leads the field in integrating physical health care into their model of comprehensive treatment.

    Our podcast is now in its third season with over 10,000 vews. Our objective is to bring you conversations with solution-oriented mental health leaders. Please email us if you are, or know, such leaders who would like to be interviewed to Virgil@VirgilStuckerandAssociates.com. Please remember as well to review our solution-oriented book, found on Amazon: A Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery: What You Need to Know from Day One.

    • 48 min
    S3EP3: Creative Psychiatry with Rocco Marotta - Learn About the Benefits of Oxytocin for Psychosis

    S3EP3: Creative Psychiatry with Rocco Marotta - Learn About the Benefits of Oxytocin for Psychosis

    Guest: ROCCO MAROTTA, M.D., Ph.D., Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan CT.

    Dr. Marotta - “Rocky” - is one of the most compassionate, committed, and creative psychiatrists we have known. He is a leader at Silver Hill Hospital in CT. Our Mental Horizons podcast explores his innovative work and gives insight into what has driven him for decades to help some of the most vulnerable in society. In particular we discuss how use of oxytocin, the ‘love’ hormone, can help people with psychosis.

    • 49 min
    S3EP2: Pandemic-Adapted Legal Remedies To Optimize Mental Health Treatment With Lisa Cukier, Esq.

    S3EP2: Pandemic-Adapted Legal Remedies To Optimize Mental Health Treatment With Lisa Cukier, Esq.

    We are joined by attorney Lisa Cukier, Esq., partner at Burns & Levinson, LLC, who is guiding families to innovative and compassionate short and long-term legal solutions for mental health treatment and recovery during these waves of coronavirus.

    • 55 min
    S3EP1: Organizations Persevering During The COVID - 19 Crisis

    S3EP1: Organizations Persevering During The COVID - 19 Crisis

    This is the first episode of season 3 of Mental Horizons Podcast. In this episode, we learn how residential therapeutic communities may be some of the safest, most effective places for mental health recovery during this fearful time of the COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest.

    Our guests are Lisanne Finston, leader of Gould Farm in MA, America’s Oldest therapeutic community for individuals recovering from mental illness, Rochelle Rothwell, leader of Rose Hill Center in MI and Eric Levine, leader of the CooperRiis Healing Community in NC.

    Their nonprofit therapeutic communities are essential resources in mental health recovery, helping hundreds of individuals and families each year to achieve and sustain their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment in life.

    • 44 min
    S2EP15: Transform Zoom Fatigue and Energize Your Community with this Assessment Tool

    S2EP15: Transform Zoom Fatigue and Energize Your Community with this Assessment Tool

    Almost over night, most of us have joined both pop-up and professional online communities during this COVID-19 global pandemic. We thrive in community, because humans are meant to live and work in close relationship with others. But what happens when these virtual meetings miss their mark?

    In this episode of the Mental Horizons Podcast, Virgil describes the Healing Community Matrix tool he designed during his career in nonprofit leadership. It is a tool he has used many times in therapeutic communities to assess the health and wellbeing of its members and their experience of connection (or not) as part of that community.

    • 11 min
    S2EP14: COVID-19 and Trauma Resilience Strategies with Katie Mansfield

    S2EP14: COVID-19 and Trauma Resilience Strategies with Katie Mansfield

    This special episode is part of our Mental Horizons podcast series responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is impacting the world and, more specifically, the mental health field. Stephanie spoke with Katie Mansfield about trauma resilience in the face of immense stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how to recognize trauma and the strategies one can cultivate to cope with adversity. Katie is lead trainer for the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program within Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

kjohnson16 ,

Thank you!

Thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Rocco around oxytocin use in psychosis, maintaining hope and patience in patient care, and the exhortation to never give up. The conversation was informative and meaningful. Planning to listen to more as I train in psychiatry and addiction med and also to share this podcast with friends pursuing psych. Thank you, from a resilient, hopeful medical student.

lisad324 ,

S2 Episode 7-

Refreshing to hear Dr Ede’s thoughts on nutrition and mental health! Others in the psychiatric field are exploring nutritional impacts as well and this is refreshing. To hear.

The shift needs to include these important conversations in light of the rising instances of mental illness; specifically for those who are not finding optimum results with just conventional schools of thought within conventional treatment options.

To the many who suffer with these debilitating illness, pleased to hear guests sharing these important perspectives! Thank you!

sggraham ,

Disappointed

The recent podcast regarding nutrition and mental illness played to the agenda of the guest speaker Dr. Ede, and was not an evidence based representation of the current state of research. Stephanie please do a little homework ahead of time so that you can do more than agree with everything said!

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