44 episodes

The Resilient and Real podcast, presented by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, provides mental health and substance use disorder resources through interviews with field experts and resilient members of the community. Resilient and Real guests keep it real and speak openly about mental health and substance use in efforts to reduce stigma, promote prevention, intervention, and recovery of mental illness and substance use disorders.

Resilient and Real San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

The Resilient and Real podcast, presented by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, provides mental health and substance use disorder resources through interviews with field experts and resilient members of the community. Resilient and Real guests keep it real and speak openly about mental health and substance use in efforts to reduce stigma, promote prevention, intervention, and recovery of mental illness and substance use disorders.

    Keeping it Real About Veterans Mental Health

    Keeping it Real About Veterans Mental Health

    Chief Aaron Seibert retired from the United States Navy after serving 20 years of honorable service. He is currently serving as the Southern California Chapter, Veteran Coordinator for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Foundation of America and joins the podcast to talk about veterans mental health. 
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 27 min
    Keeping it Real About Men’s Mental Health

    Keeping it Real About Men’s Mental Health

    Ulysses Valor is a local mental health advocate using his passion and business to help young men recognize the importance of expressing their emotions and focusing on their mental health. Ulysses shares his story and what inspired him to do his work. 
    June is Fatherhood Awareness Month, and Rodney Barrios from the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department shares information about the Fatherhood FIRE Program and the importance of a father figure in children's lives.
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 31 min
    Keeping it Real About Impacting Youth Through Mentorship

    Keeping it Real About Impacting Youth Through Mentorship

    Hear about the importance of mentorship and how it can positively impact the mental health of  mentees and mentors as Juan Ochoa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire Match Engagement and Enrichment Manager, and Christian Dauz, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire Enrollment & Recruitment Specialist, join as guests of the podcast. Plus, Juan and Christian share meaningful stories of impact on youth and the importance of male mentors as DBH celebrates Men’s Health Week. 
    Later in the episode, Dr. Christopher Schreur, Behavioral Health Associate Medical Director, provides stats about men’s mental health and provides information on how to combat the stigma and assist men in seeking help when needed.
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/ 
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 38 min
    Keeping it Real About Engaging Youth in Mental Health Conversations

    Keeping it Real About Engaging Youth in Mental Health Conversations

    Stan Collins, co-founder of Directing Change, has worked in the suicide prevention field for more than 20 years after his friend died by suicide in high school. Hear a powerful episode about how youth are engaged in talking about mental health and suicide prevention, and get practical tips on how you can start the conversation. 

    Stan also shares how Directing Change helps equip youth to have mental health and suicide prevention conversations through creative outlets. 
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 38 min
    Keeping it Real About Workplace Wellness

    Keeping it Real About Workplace Wellness

    Happy Mental Health Month! In this episode, hear about the importance of workplace wellness, setting boundaries, and self-care. Get practical tips and information from Dr. Ashley Zucker, Assistant Area Medical Director for San Bernardino County Area for Kaiser Permanente.

    Don't forget to register for May Mental Health Month events, hosted by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health at CelebrateMHM.com.
    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 40 min
    Changing the Conversation about Drug Addiction

    Changing the Conversation about Drug Addiction

    In 2018, Theresa Clower's son, Devin, passed away from a drug overdose. To work through her grief, Theresa took up portrait work and started drawing her son's portrait. After completing Devin’s portrait, she was inspired to find others who lived and died like her son. Theresa then founded the INTO LIGHT project, an exhibition that puts a human face on the disease of addiction through hand-drawn portraits and written narratives.

    Theresa joins the podcast, along with Barbara Francois, INTO LIGHT Project Assistant Director and Narrative Writer, to talk more about the project and changing the conversation about drug addiction.

    The California INTO LIGHT project exhibition, sponsored by DBH, is on display in the Anthropology Museum at California State University, San Bernardino through June 10, 2023. For more information, visit https://intolightproject.org/.
    For more information about San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health’s Substance Use Disorder Services, visit https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/sudrs/ or call the 24-Hour Substance Use Disorder Helpline at (800)968-2636. 




    For more information about the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, visit SBCounty.gov/DBH.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sandra Caldwell ,

Finding Hope in Recovery

Wow that was wonderful with Sondra Savage she did an awesome job on the interview. The poem she wrote then had it put into a song , job well done. Keep up the good work.

cligj ,

Needs a co host

These are good topics but you guys definitely need a cohost. These are informative topics but it sounds like a work PowerPoint presentation. Maybe if you add a cohost with some spunk and fun, it will help. The guests have been informative could’ve definitely been a little more lighthearted in the topics with the right host.

LobosMac ,

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!

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