44 episodes

Meet Mental Note – a podcast highlighting both the work and the beauty of mental health recovery. Stories will span a variety of mental illness struggles from eating disorders to depression, OCD and Bipolar. We will introduce you to relatable personalities, and dive deep into how they choose health amidst daunting illnesses. At the end of it all, we will provide hope that recovery is possible—and worth it.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

Meet Mental Note – a podcast highlighting both the work and the beauty of mental health recovery. Stories will span a variety of mental illness struggles from eating disorders to depression, OCD and Bipolar. We will introduce you to relatable personalities, and dive deep into how they choose health amidst daunting illnesses. At the end of it all, we will provide hope that recovery is possible—and worth it.

    41 - Health at Every Size with Meredith Nisbet

    41 - Health at Every Size with Meredith Nisbet

    It’s no secret that a lot of us are uncomfortable with the shape and size of our bodies -thanks in no small part to the $72 billion dollar a year weight loss industry devoted to the thin ideal. Even most health care providers will ask patients to drop weight if their BMI is above "average." But why?
    The Health at Every Size movement - HAES for short - invites us to reconsider our obsession with weight and instead focus on health behaviors. HAES principles seek to advance social justice, create an inclusive and respectful community, and support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves. But what do those principles look like in daily life? 
    To cut through a lot of the misinformation out there, we’ve invited Meredith Nisbet, L.M.F.T., C.E.D.S. to answer some of our most common questions when it comes to body size.
    HAES Resources:
    HAES Website Database of HAES aligned businesses and medical providers Social Media Accounts: @thenutritiontea @bodyimagewithbri @colleenmwerner @therapywithmere Meredith Nisbet Therapy Resources:
    Eating Recovery Center (877) 850-7199 Insight Behavioral Health (877) 850-7199

    • 42 min
    40 - Black Mental Health, Part 2 - Practical Tools

    40 - Black Mental Health, Part 2 - Practical Tools

    In our last episode, Dr. Charlynn Small and Dr. Mazella Fuller took us through some of the history and impact of the mental health profession’s relationship with the black community. While that episode helped set the context for today’s conversation, you can also listen to this episode as a stand-alone podcast.
    Today is all about exploring practical tools for becoming more inclusive and equitable in supporting mental health. We hope it gives you some ideas for growth!
    Sources:
    mentalnotepodcast.com
    Dr. Mazella Fuller Bio
    Dr. Charlynn Small Bio
    Treating Black Women With Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide
    Treatment Assessment Hotline: (877) 850-7199

    • 29 min
    39 - Black Mental Health, Part 1

    39 - Black Mental Health, Part 1

    How does the history of race impact your mental health?
    To get a better idea, we’re spending the next two episodes with Dr. Mazella Fuller and Dr. Charlynn Small - two leading thinkers on Black mental health.
    Today’s show is all about the history and definitions of Black mental health. Part 2 will focus on how to make change happen - whether you’re part of the Black community or not. It will feature practical tools to evolve the mental health community by making it more equitable and inclusive.
    Sources:
    mentalnotepodcast.com
    Dr. Mazella Fuller Bio
    Dr. Charlynn Small Bio
    Treating Black Women With Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide
    Historical Sources
    “Historical Attitudes on Black Mental Health”
    Virtual Presentation for Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS)
    Karen Sherry, Ph.D.
    Curator of Museum Collections,
    Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC)
    ksherry@virginiahistory.org

    • 27 min
    38 - Perfectionism and Running

    38 - Perfectionism and Running

    Rachael Steil formed an early and joyful bond with running - she loved the movement, competition, and exhilaration it gave her. Yet, within a decade, her drive for perfection demolished that love and replaced it with isolation, an eating disorder, anxiety, and health issues. 
    Now - as a running coach, author, and speaker - Rachael runs towards being an "imperfectionist". This new practice has transformed her relationship with both herself and the up-and-coming athletes she now coaches. 

    • 29 min
    37 - Life After Drug Addiction

    37 - Life After Drug Addiction

    Before Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela launched his own podcast about overcoming adversity, he faced a crippling substance use disorder that threatened to end his career, relationships, and even his own life.  
    But Vic found a way out and he's here to walk us through the journey. We are also joined by clinician Leah Young to show us how finding recovery is attainable for anyone open to professional help. 
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    To find more Mental Note Podcast episodes, visit our website: mentalnotepodcast.com
    Vic's Back From Broken Podcast can be found here.
    Our show is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center. To receive a free assessment from a trained therapist, call 877-411-9578. 

    • 37 min
    36 - Too Good to Be True? Struggle Free Family Meals

    36 - Too Good to Be True? Struggle Free Family Meals

    We’ve all been there: Adult brings child a meal. Child refuses to eat it. Everyone’s anxiety spikes and an epic standoff ensues. Sound familiar? Most of us probably assume that fighting over what kids eat is normal.
    Not according to Keira Oseroff of The Ellyn Satter Institute. She claims that kids of all ages should be able to feed themselves…and thrive! Doubtful? We were too. So, we sat down with Keira to hear all about how to avoid the dinner table battle of wills and transform the whole family’s relationship with food in the process.
    Sidenote - this is not an episode about eating disorders. Rather, it’s about everyone’s relationship with food and how to build a more joyful connection to our plates. We’ll unpack what intuitive eating is, why Keira emphasizes the evidence-based Satter Feeding Dynamics Model + Eating Competence Model, and practical steps to make mealtime more enjoyable.
    LINKS:
    The Ellyn Satter Institute
    Keira’s Bio 
    Mental Note Podcast 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Kim_574272 ,

Fantastic episodes!

Every episode is thought provoking and leaves me with a new perspective. I also appreciate how each episode is an individual deep dive into a mental health topic and yet still connected.

megmu359 ,

Real, relatable stories and expert advice

This podcast does a great job at combining real, relatable stories with experts offering insight and helpful advice. The digestible length of each episode allows for convenient listening. While I relate to some episodes more than others, I find something helpful in each of them!

MeesieB ,

Incredible Wisdom-filled Stories of Hope

This podcast provides a refreshing view into the world of eating disorders and mental health. Every episode includes pearls of wisdom that make you think it was the universe guiding you to listen just that day when you needed it most. Thank you for the heart, compassion and insight that is threaded throughout!

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