The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast by Community Health Resources (CHR) centers around mental health, addiction services, and wellness strategies. By taking a candid and insightful look at real-life stories, the podcast inspires hope, reduces stigma, and empowers listeners to embrace a healthier, fuller life. Listen to experts, practitioners, and individuals affected by mental health and addiction issues share their experiences, advice, and resources. The podcast extends CHR's mission to help adults, children, and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life.
S01 E02 - Mike Asinas - Substance Use Among Teens: Effective Treatment & the Role of Families
In this episode, guest Mike Asinas - a licensed clinical social worker and service director at CHR - dives into the complex world of teen substance use. Join us in examining troubling trends, effective treatments, and the crucial role that parents and families play in preventing substance abuse among teens and young adults. Asinas offers practical advice for parents on how to spot the signs of substance abuse, and when to start conversations with their kids. Learn about the innovative strength-based approach, harm reduction, and how treatment has evolved over time.
S01 E01 - Jennifer Nadeau – Children's Mental Health in a Digital World
Join host Maureen McGuire - Senior VP for Advancement at CHR, and Jennifer Nadeau - Senior VP for Child & Family Services and a licensed clinical social worker, as they discuss the critical topic of children's mental health, growing concerns about the impact of social media, and lingering challenges posed by the pandemic. Nadeau offers valuable insights on recognizing the signs of mental health issues in children, the benefits of therapy and school-based interventions, and practical tips to create a nurturing digital environment for your kids.