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The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.
 
The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.
 
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We all have a friend or family member who just can’t seem to get out from under their accumulation of stuff. Their garage, guest bedroom, and basement are packed and you can’t see the top of the kitchen table. But when does "cluttered" become "hoarded?" We have all seen the sensationalized TV depictions of filthy homes that need to be condemned ...…
 
We all have a friend or family member who just can’t seem to get out from under their accumulation of stuff. Their garage, guest bedroom, and basement are packed and you can’t see the top of the kitchen table. But when does "cluttered" become "hoarded?" We have all seen the sensationalized TV depictions of filthy homes that need to be condemned ...…
 
The word "schizophrenia" tends to conjure ideas of hallucinations, delusions, insane asylum in the general public's mind. Most people don't think of the boring parts that consume many with schizophrenia, like lacking the motivation to get out of bed, to make friends... Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard ...…
 
The word "schizophrenia" tends to conjure ideas of hallucinations, delusions, insane asylum in the general public's mind. Most people don't think of the boring parts that consume many with schizophrenia, like lacking the motivation to get out of bed, to make friends... Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard ...…
 
Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successfully, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world? But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about? Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the real you? Deep down do you ju ...…
 
Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successfully, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world? But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about? Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the real you? Deep down do you ju ...…
 
On today’s show, Gabe talks with Dr. Jessi Gold, a self-described misinformation crusader. In addition to being a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Gold’s career has focused on writing about mental health and mental illness for a lay audience. Join us as Gabe and Dr. Jessi talk about common sources of psychiatric misinformation, the perils of the su ...…
 
On today’s show, Gabe talks with Dr. Jessi Gold, a self-described misinformation crusader. In addition to being a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Gold’s career has focused on writing about mental health and mental illness for a lay audience. Join us as Gabe and Dr. Jessi talk about common sources of psychiatric misinformation, the perils of the su ...…
 
Today Gabe speaks with the president and CEO of PsychHub.com, Marjorie Morrison. Psych Hub is a partner of PsychCentral.com and has more than 100 free animated videos on a variety of mental health, substance use and suicide prevention topics. Join us as Marjorie explains how Psych Hub got started, what types of videos they have, how to find cre ...…
 
Today Gabe speaks with the president and CEO of PsychHub.com, Marjorie Morrison. Psych Hub is a partner of PsychCentral.com and has more than 100 free animated videos on a variety of mental health, substance use and suicide prevention topics. Join us as Marjorie explains how Psych Hub got started, what types of videos they have, how to find cre ...…
 
Chrisa Hickey’s journey into mental health advocacy started when her son, Tim, was diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital for the first time at the age of 11. He had been showing symptoms for years and had received a half dozen different diagnoses. His family was desperately looking for answ ...…
 
Chrisa Hickey’s journey into mental health advocacy started when her son, Tim, was diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital for the first time at the age of 11. He had been showing symptoms for years and had received a half dozen different diagnoses. His family was desperately looking for answ ...…
 
Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today's episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own work lives and speak ...…
 
Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today's episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own work lives and speak ...…
 
It seems like every day there is another mass shooting in the news: Newtown, Parkland, Odessa, Dayton. Most of these news reports refer, or at least allude, to the shooter having mental illness. But is this true? Common wisdom holds that someone must be mentally ill to do such a thing. But is it really that simple? Join us for a nuanced discuss ...…
 
It seems like every day there is another mass shooting in the news: Newtown, Parkland, Odessa, Dayton. Most of these news reports refer, or at least allude, to the shooter having mental illness. But is this true? Common wisdom holds that someone must be mentally ill to do such a thing. But is it really that simple? Join us for a nuanced discuss ...…
 
Today’s guest has a simple plan for radical life changes: Step outside of your comfort zone. Lucia Giovannini is a former supermodel-turned-psychologist whose new book advises that the path to a meaningful life lies in stretching our intellectual and emotional abilities. Lucia believes that making a concentrated effort to learn and grow on a da ...…
 
Today’s guest has a simple plan for radical life changes: Step outside of your comfort zone. Lucia Giovannini is a former supermodel-turned-psychologist whose new book advises that the path to a meaningful life lies in stretching our intellectual and emotional abilities. Lucia believes that making a concentrated effort to learn and grow on a da ...…
 
Today’s guest is a self-described introvert who wants to help her fellow introverts improve their lives and careers. What makes someone an introvert? Is it just shyness? What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? How is the workplace skewed to favorite extroverts? What can introverts do to make up for that imbalance? What additio ...…
 
Today’s guest is a self-described introvert who wants to help her fellow introverts improve their lives and careers. What makes someone an introvert? Is it just shyness? What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? How is the workplace skewed to favorite extroverts? What can introverts do to make up for that imbalance? What additio ...…
 
Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos on psychology and mental health topics? But are you tired of wading through all the mindless fluff, meaningless new-age jargon and overly pedantic lectures? There is a better option out there - The Psych Show, created by Dr. Ali Mattu. It might seem frivolous, but YouTube videos aren’t going anywhere. They h ...…
 
Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos on psychology and mental health topics? But are you tired of wading through all the mindless fluff, meaningless new-age jargon and overly pedantic lectures? There is a better option out there - The Psych Show, created by Dr. Ali Mattu. It might seem frivolous, but YouTube videos aren’t going anywhere. They h ...…
 
Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended. Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site ...…
 
Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended. Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site ...…
 
In this episode, Gabe talks with PsychCentral.com editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life. We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go? What if you needed to make that decision ...…
 
In this episode, Gabe talks with PsychCentral.com editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life. We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go? What if you needed to make that decision ...…
 
Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa. So, what is the best way to help these kids? Join us as Okpara and Gabe talk about the ...…
 
Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa. So, what is the best way to help these kids? Join us as Okpara and Gabe talk about the ...…
 
Police officers are often the first responders when someone is having a mental illness crisis. But are members of law enforcement properly equipped for this job? There are plenty of horrifying stories that would indicate that the answer is “no.” How do we change this? Join us as Gabe speaks with Officer Rebecca Skillern from the Huston, Texas, ...…
 
Police officers are often the first responders when someone is having a mental illness crisis. But are members of law enforcement properly equipped for this job? There are plenty of horrifying stories that would indicate that the answer is “no.” How do we change this? Join us as Gabe speaks with Officer Rebecca Skillern from the Huston, Texas, ...…
 
Do you remember the disturbing images from the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012 after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 first-grade children? It was traumatic for all of us, but what was it like to live there? Today’s guest worked for 20 months on the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team. Melissa Glaser is a licensed profession ...…
 
Do you remember the disturbing images from the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012 after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 first-grade children? It was traumatic for all of us, but what was it like to live there? Today’s guest worked for 20 months on the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team. Melissa Glaser is a licensed profession ...…
 
Dr. Russell Morfitt explains the differences between stress, worry, and anxiety. He tells us how using the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be life changing. Listen to learn how you can free yourself from the burdens of anxiety. Dr. Morfitt is the co-founder of and the Chief Psychology Officer of LearntoLive.com. He has been ...…
 
Dr. Russell Morfitt explains the differences between stress, worry, and anxiety. He tells us how using the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be life changing. Listen to learn how you can free yourself from the burdens of anxiety. Dr. Morfitt is the co-founder of and the Chief Psychology Officer of LearntoLive.com. He has been ...…
 
In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with symptoms as an adolescent and Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich from Harvard Medical School discusses some of the latest research. Listen in now! Bonus Content - Visit PsychCentral ...…
 
In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with symptoms as an adolescent and Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich from Harvard Medical School discusses some of the latest research. Listen in now! Bonus Content - Visit PsychCentral ...…
 
One of the most dangerous misconceptions about suicide is that asking a loved one if they are suicidal will increase the odds that they will attempt suicide. Today Dr. Nate Ivers of Wake Forest University discusses the importance of making “the covert overt” by asking blunt, straightforward questions of those you suspect may be thinking about s ...…
 
One of the most dangerous misconceptions about suicide is that asking a loved one if they are suicidal will increase the odds that they will attempt suicide. Today Dr. Nate Ivers of Wake Forest University discusses the importance of making “the covert overt” by asking blunt, straightforward questions of those you suspect may be thinking about s ...…
 
How does on-line counseling work for teens and adolescents? Are there a lot of differences between the experiences of teens and adults? How are parents involved? What are the safeguards in place? How does payment work? Listen in to see what online therapy for teenagers is all about. Haesue Jo, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist wit ...…
 
How does on-line counseling work for teens and adolescents? Are there a lot of differences between the experiences of teens and adults? How are parents involved? What are the safeguards in place? How does payment work? Listen in to see what online therapy for teenagers is all about. Haesue Jo, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist wit ...…
 
In 2011, Jennifer Marshall started chronicling her challenges of living with mental illness while raising two young children. This became the very beginning of ‘This Is My Brave’ – a nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Executive ...…
 
In 2011, Jennifer Marshall started chronicling her challenges of living with mental illness while raising two young children. This became the very beginning of ‘This Is My Brave’ – a nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Executive ...…
 
When Pauline Dakin was 10 years old, her mother took the family into hiding to escape imminent danger. Fifteen years later, Pauline was told that they were on the run from the mafia. At first accepting of this explanation, Pauline’s doubts grew until she could no longer deny the truth: that there was no danger and she was being misled. Join us ...…
 
When Pauline Dakin was 10 years old, her mother took the family into hiding to escape imminent danger. Fifteen years later, Pauline was told that they were on the run from the mafia. At first accepting of this explanation, Pauline’s doubts grew until she could no longer deny the truth: that there was no danger and she was being misled. Join us ...…
 
An in-depth look at violence and its relation to schizophrenia. Is violence a symptom of schizophrenia? Do mass attackers always have schizophrenia? Are schizophrenics dangerous? Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie theater mass murderer, was said ...…
 
An in-depth look at violence and its relation to schizophrenia. Is violence a symptom of schizophrenia? Do mass attackers always have schizophrenia? Are schizophrenics dangerous? Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie theater mass murderer, was said ...…
 
While searching for a way past her own childhood sexual abuse, Rachel Grant learned that many people don’t understand what, exactly, sexual abuse is and how to recover. Using her counseling background, Rachel was able to research and learn valuable coping skills to improve her own life. Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coac ...…
 
While searching for a way past her own childhood sexual abuse, Rachel Grant learned that many people don’t understand what, exactly, sexual abuse is and how to recover. Using her counseling background, Rachel was able to research and learn valuable coping skills to improve her own life. Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coac ...…
 
Rachel Star Withers tells us about her history with schizophrenia and details how she first started in activism. Originally started to let other people know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel, youtube.com/RachelStarLive, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia. Rachel creates videos that ...…
 
Rachel Star Withers tells us about her history with schizophrenia and details how she first started in activism. Originally started to let other people know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel, youtube.com/RachelStarLive, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia. Rachel creates videos that ...…
 
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