62 episodes

Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness. We would love to hear your story too!

Stigma Podcast - Mental Health Stephen Hays

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 68 Ratings

Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness. We would love to hear your story too!

    #63 - Psychedelic Focused VC: The Conscious Fund with Richard Skaife

    #63 - Psychedelic Focused VC: The Conscious Fund with Richard Skaife

    Today’s guest is Richard Skaife.  Richard is Founder of the Conscious Fund which invests in early stage startups pioneering plant powered medicine with a focus on psychedelics.  To date, they have invested in startups such as ATAI Life Sciences, Bexson Biomedical, Cybin, Gilgamesh, Hive, Microdose, Numinus and more.

    • 42 min
    #62 - Market Update: Teladoc Announces Acquisition of Livongo 8/5/2020

    #62 - Market Update: Teladoc Announces Acquisition of Livongo 8/5/2020

    Mental Health Market Update: 8/5/2020 – Teladoc Acquisition of Livongo

    • 10 min
    #61 - Learning to Breathe, A Path to Wellness with Breathwrk Founders Max and Addie

    #61 - Learning to Breathe, A Path to Wellness with Breathwrk Founders Max and Addie

    How we breathe can have a profound impact on our mental health and wellness.  Humans are one of only a few species that can proactively manipulate our breathing patterns and those patterns are associated with various emotional states of being.  In today’s episode we learn about the physiological and psychological impacts of breathing. Learn more in this episode.

    • 33 min
    #60 - Behavioral Health Innovation with UHS Divisional VP Nicki Tessler (Psy.D, MBA)

    #60 - Behavioral Health Innovation with UHS Divisional VP Nicki Tessler (Psy.D, MBA)

    Today’s guest is Nicki Tessler (Psy.D, MBA) is the Divisional Vice President for Behavioral Health at Universal Health Services (UHS) where she provides senior-level leadership for multiple hospitals across multiple stages for UHS. She joins us to talk about innovation in the behavioral health space and how UHS is leading the way with their “Innovation Hub” that supports behavioral health entrepreneurship.

    • 35 min
    #59 - Former Universal Health Services Executive on The Behavioral Health Industry Evolution

    #59 - Former Universal Health Services Executive on The Behavioral Health Industry Evolution

    Martin Schappell spent 15 years as a leader at Universal Health Services (the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital operator in the United States) as a Senior Vice President in the Behavioral segment. He joins us to talk about the behavioral health care industry, how care has evolved over the last 30 years, and the impacts of our current climate on the mental health of the seniors in our population.

    • 40 min
    #58 - Market Update 7/17/20: 2Q 2020 Digital Health Earnings Preview with Teladoc, Livongo and One Medical

    #58 - Market Update 7/17/20: 2Q 2020 Digital Health Earnings Preview with Teladoc, Livongo and One Medical

    With 2nd Quarter 2020 earnings announcements just around the corner, I thought it would make sense to take stock of where our disruptive healthcare peers are trading, how they have performed so far this year and what to expect and watch out for as their release earnings in the coming weeks.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Zach Aarons ,

Fantastic

I have been searching for a podcast that combines my interests in mental health with entrepreneurship and venture capital. This is the highest quality content out there for this underserved but highly important niche.

e.brook ,

Finally a true mental health podcast

A lot of podcasts sort of say they are a mental health podcast but they aren't. This one is perfect for me. Sometimes the episodes are a bit long, so I'd love it if they were shorter, but the things they talk about almost always help me in my own path to wellness.

KatieSharpWST ,

Stephen Hays is really becoming a great host

I listened to the early episodes and they were a bit clunky it seemed. But lately, it sounds like this host has really learned how to do a good job interviewing and getting thoughtful content out of his guests. Looking forward to the future podcasts.

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