15 episodes

Join Ryan Engelstad, licensed therapist and writer, as he explores ways to normalize the struggles with mental health. Topics range from mental health and behavior change to parenting to the best apps for mental health support. Follow along or leave messages if you'd like to join the conversation! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebestmedicine/support

The Best Medicine Ryan Engelstad

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Join Ryan Engelstad, licensed therapist and writer, as he explores ways to normalize the struggles with mental health. Topics range from mental health and behavior change to parenting to the best apps for mental health support. Follow along or leave messages if you'd like to join the conversation! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebestmedicine/support

    Comedy and Bipolar Disorder with Tristan Miller

    Comedy and Bipolar Disorder with Tristan Miller

    I had a great conversation with Tristan Miller, award winning actor and writer/comedian. We talked about his struggles with Bipolar Disorder and how he has channeled his experiences into his new one man show called Manic Impressive.

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    • 38 min
    Social Media as Group Therapy with Ram Reyes

    Social Media as Group Therapy with Ram Reyes

    In this episode I talk to Ram Reyes, half of the duo from the Boyz Do Cry podcast. Ram talks about dealing with mental health issues in today's social media influenced world and how that makes things both easier and harder sometimes. Check out boyzdocry.com for more info.

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    • 34 min
    Using Stoicism to Improve Mental Fitness w/ Bill Ferraiolo

    Using Stoicism to Improve Mental Fitness w/ Bill Ferraiolo

    In this episode I talk with author/professor Dr. Bill Ferraiolo, author of Meditations on Self Discipline and Failure: Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness (available on Amazon). We go into his personal struggles with mental health and how stoicism has helped him and can help other build a framework of focusing on what they can control.

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    • 36 min
    Stephanie Taylor on Emotional Support Animals

    Stephanie Taylor on Emotional Support Animals

    In this episode I talk with Stephanie Taylor, author of Animals That Heal, about the differences between emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals, and the benefits they can offer people struggling with mental health issues.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 10-Solo on My Best Medicine and an App Review

    Episode 10-Solo on My Best Medicine and an App Review

    In this solo episode of The Best Medicine, I talk about one activity that has been part of my Best Medicine over the years. I also give a review on the mental health AI app Wysa. If you like this episode please subscribe or rate us 5 stars! We are planning on doing an upcoming listener questions episode so send all questions you want answered to @engelsry on Twitter or leave a voice message on the Anchor app.

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    • 14 min
    Episode 9-Therapist Justin Lioi on men seeking support

    Episode 9-Therapist Justin Lioi on men seeking support

    On this episode I talk with Brooklyn based therapist Justin Lioi about working with men in therapy and what gets in the way for them. We touch on the language that men avoid in seeking help versus language they are comfortable with, cultural issues, stigma, and what being in therapy can do for men in their relationships.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Very professionally done. Great info for those interested in mental health

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Very professional! Made it feel like you were just having a conversation with the woman.

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Outstanding Podcast!

Ryan has a GREAT radio voice! When is comes you only listening, that is huge.
Oh...and the content. The content is never dull and always engaging!

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