Intimate conversations about mental health and wellness with psychotherapist Debra Sloss. Guests share personal stories and professional knowledge on important mental health issues. Explore the complexity of the human experience and hear hard-earned wisdom from lived experience. Join us for new understandings, seeds of hope, and valuable resources. New shows broadcast 6-7 pm on the first Sunday of every month on KSQD 90.7 FM and livestream on KSQD.org.
First Responder Mental Health
Ep. 30: First Responders arrive at the scene of some of the most dangerous and demanding situations, providing immediate care, support, and medical assistance to survivors in the aftermath of a crime or disaster. This kind of work can take a toll on mental health. You’ll hear directly from police officers about their mental health challenges and learn from a critical incident specialist about the mental health needs of first responders and what support workplaces are providing.
Intimacy in the Pandemic for Young Adults - Part 2
Ep. 29: Continuing our series on intimacy in the pandemic, we hear from young adults about how their relationships are being shaped and changed by these unprecedented times. Guests speak about the ways social distancing and the pandemic have made forming new relationships hard and pushed people together in new ways.
Intimacy in the Pandemic for Older Adults - Part 1
Ep. 28: How is the pandemic shaping intimate relationships? Learn more about how mid-life and older adults are navigating intimate relationships, combating loneliness, and finding new ways to connect in person and through technology during the pandemic.
Mental Health Crisis Toolkit
Ep. 27: Learn how to become more skillful at navigating mental health crisis services from those who have been there…many times! Mental health recovery is possible and our guests give specific suggestions to help others get started in that direction!
Mental Health First Aid for COVID Remix
Ep. 26: Dealing with the pandemic while trying to support your own mental health is no easy task. This show is full of practical examples and suggestions you can adopt right away and includes an extensive list of mental health oriented and mostly free resources.
Part 2: Racism and Mental Health – Improving Access to Support
Ep. 25: Continuing our series on racism and mental health, we’re again hearing directly from Black community members as they discuss how access to physical and mental health support could be improved for Blacks and people of color. Check out the extensive resource list posted with this show.
Informative, Fascinating, Important Podcast Full of Fascinating Guests
Debra Sloss is providing a critically important service to communities needing support regarding mental and emotional health. Her episodes on race and mental health were thoughtful, informative and educational. State of Mind is providing an important and critical service.
I was particularly impressed with the show about the mental health of police officers. I thought this was a fantastic show. I learned so much about the pressures cops are under and the efforts that are being made from the inside out to reform the police department. The guests were honest and forthright, much more than I expected law enforcement officers to be. Laurel Andres spoke so clearly and powerfully about trauma in the life of officers and what is being done about it in our country. I learned a lot from the this program. It gave me more empathy for police offers and first responders and gave me more hope that there are people in the system who want to change the culture that has led to police killings of Black and brown people all over the country.
Thanks for providing such excellent programming.
Debra S.- Great host & Interviewer!
I recently started following Debra Sloss's podcast STATE OF MIND after listening to episode #27 "Mental Health Crisis Tool Kit". Debra gave excellent in-depth interviews, allowing all 3 guests to tell their stories. Debra's respectful and timely interjections, were very helpful to the audience, as she asked each guest to elaborate further, as to providing websites, application documents, and references pertaining to their experience. 🌺
State of Mind - so needed right now
Debra’s latest episode is a must listen for 2020. Debra has a compassionate interviewing style and the episode is rich in emotion and information to deal with the mental health impacts of a disaster. So helpful!