113 episodes

Join host Dr. Christopher Fasano, a Ph.D trained developmental neuroscientist as he discusses the rise in mental health illness, the importance of promoting early mental wellness, and easy strategies to implement. Some of the topics discussed are Anxiety, ADHD, social media, screen time, depression, suicide, bullying, addiction, and more.

The Better Mental Health Show Christopher Fasano, Ph.D.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Join host Dr. Christopher Fasano, a Ph.D trained developmental neuroscientist as he discusses the rise in mental health illness, the importance of promoting early mental wellness, and easy strategies to implement. Some of the topics discussed are Anxiety, ADHD, social media, screen time, depression, suicide, bullying, addiction, and more.

    Episode 113 “School Shooting Anxiety”

    Episode 113 “School Shooting Anxiety”

    School shootings are here to stay and we need to start focusing on how we will harden our schools for when another happens. Not only will this help save lives, it will help us reassure our children that serious measures are in place to keep them safe. On today's episode I talk about how this will help kids, teachers, and parent's anxieties.

    • 17 min
    Episode 112 “Sexting and Sextortion”

    Episode 112 “Sexting and Sextortion”

    Sexting is something all kids will have to deal with and it's our job as parents to talk to them about it. Lately there has been a rise in "Sextortion" where kids are being blackmailed by strangers after they send pictures of themselves. The anguish and shame this causes has led to many kids ending their life by suicide. We discuss this and practical ways to talk about this with our kids.

    • 17 min
    Episode 111 “Sad Teenagers”

    Episode 111 “Sad Teenagers”

    Over 40% of teenagers surveyed reported feeling depressed or persistent sadness. This is a trend that has been on the rise even before the pandemic. Why is it happening? On this episode I discuss an article written by Derek Thompson that cites possible explanations for this crisis.

    • 25 min
    Episode 110 “Anxiety Benefits”

    Episode 110 “Anxiety Benefits”

    Anxiety is a normal response to a potentially dangerous or threatening situation. While we typically think about anxiety as a bad thing, numerous studies suggest that anxiety has many benefits to humans. What are they? We discuss on Episode 110, Anxiety Benefits.







    On this show we discuss the following articles:







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    • 19 min
    Episode 109 “TikTok Brain”

    Episode 109 “TikTok Brain”

    A new study recently showed how addicting TikTok is on young brains. The result of this addiction is the wiring of brains to think the world exists as a fast paced, loud, bright, pleasurable place. The problem is, the world does not work that way. Today we discuss TikTok brain, the repercussions, and strategies to help kids limit this.







    On this show we discuss this article.

    • 20 min
    Episode 108 “Too Much Pleasure”

    Episode 108 “Too Much Pleasure”

    Our world today is saturated with pleasures. The problem? Our brains are designed to handle very limited, fleeting amounts. Things like sugary foods, social media, TV binging, and other additive substances all leave us in constant state of pleasure. On today's episode why talk about the problem this causes and the anxiety it can create.







    On this show we discuss this article.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

alaskateachermama ,

So good!

As an elementary school teacher and new mom, this podcast is SO GOOD! It is full of science-backed, peer-reviewed research and I love being able to apply it in my classroom at at home.

Because I’m so busy, I don’t have time to listen through fluff… this show outlines the most recent brain research and how it relates to the way we live and parent.

Just listen… it’s so, so good and worthwhile!

deenielo ,

Recommend!

Love listening to the perspectives posed in this podcast. Chris is open minded, asks great questions and examines important topics. As a teacher and parent, the information is relevant to both.

rbutton85 ,

Episode 34

Chris has such an easygoing, conversational tone which makes listening very easy! Enlightening information!

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