The Resilient and Real podcast, presented by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, provides mental health and substance use disorder resources including field expert interviews and department news that promotes prevention, intervention, recovery and resiliency for individuals, families and communities.
Clubhouse and Community Connections
The Resilient and Real podcast is BACK! In this new episode, Ashley Patterson, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) Media Specialist II, talks with Kristen Mungcal, DBH Program Manager I, about what Clubhouse and Community Connections is and how it helps individuals who are managing their behavioral health. Plus, Kristen gets real about how she practices self-care.
For more information about Clubhouses, visit https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/otherservices/.
A Story of Resiliency: Sue Abito
Sue Abito, DBH Volunteer Services Coordinator, shares her story of recovery, resiliency, and how mental illness impacted her family. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month last month, she also speaks about the importance of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.
Together for Mental Health
It’s Mental Health Month and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman joins the podcast to talk about the importance of mental health and reducing the stigma. San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Dawn Rowe shares how she practices self-care and the importance of finding a healthy way of practicing self-care.
Mental Health Month is Coming!
We're less than a week away from Mental Health Month in May and DBH has a lot of exciting events planned. Listen to the all-new episode featuring staff from the Public Relations and Outreach team as they chat about the fun activities and explore why mental health is important to focus on. To learn more about how you can celebrate Mental Health Month, visit CelebrateMHM.com.
Child Abuse Prevention
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we have a special guest from the County family! Jeany Zepeda, Interim Director of San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services, joins the podcast to talk about the importance of child abuse prevention and about the stigma surrounding reporting child abuse. To report suspected child abuse and neglect (800)827-8724. Visit https://hs.sbcounty.gov/cfs/ for more info.
Support in Recovery
It's National Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month! Podcast Host and DBH's Public Relations Manager Aimara Freeman speaks with Enrique Gonzalez, DBH Alcohol and Drug Counselor, about substance use disorders, prescription drug abuse and treatment options. He provides advice for loved ones who may know someone struggling with substance use disorders and also shares his own inspiring story of recovery. Later in the episode we celebrate National Social Work Month as Fabeola Lazaro, Social Worker II, shares why she became a social worker.
For more info about the San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/dbh.
Informational and Inspirational!
It’s really impactful to hear stories by people who are willing to be vulnerable and real about their experiences with mental health and substance abuse. The more we talk about the issues, the more we have a great starting place to learn and seek help. The experts also give great information and make sure to explain it in a way that listeners can understand. This is a great podcast, do yourself a favor and check it out!
I really like the topics and the guests. It’s nice to get an inside look into behavioral health and hear some good info. I like the self care stories too!
The topics discussed are very real, relatable and handled with much compassion and support!