Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple
About This Show
Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple is an entertaining discussion-based podcast. Co-hosted by two shrinks, the show plays up the fact that mental health is anything but simple, while helping parents to navigate some tough questions.
Join Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman as they banter, reflect and provide practical guidance on a range topics related to the mental, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of children, teens and young adults. From depression and learning issues, to today's political climate and media influence, Shrinking It Down covers it all. We hope you'll tune in.
About Us: The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital promotes the emotional well-being of young people through innovative education. Visit us online at www.mghclaycenter.org.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)
In research that's been done about kids' fears, one of the most frightening things is losing or being left without a parent.
Through the events at the U.S. southern border over the past weeks, we have watched migrant children live out their worst nightmares in the most deliberately traumatic way. There are millions of other children who are also watching these events and experiencing their worst fears played out, day after day, through news media and adult conversations. The rest of us have been left feeling emotionally and conscionably horrified, and helpless about what to do next.
It is so important to be aware of and to discuss how these events have affected, and will continue to affect, the children and families who have been separated from each other. We must also address how it is affecting us as a nation. In this episode of Shrinking It Down, Drs. Gene Beresin, Steve Schlozman, and Ellen Braaten process all of this, including what we -- individuals, communities, a nation -- can do to get back some of the moral high ground we've lost.
Thank you for joining us in this journey and conversation. If you have a question or comment that we didn't address, we’d love to hear from you. Write to us at: contact @ mghclaycenter.org
A Psychiatrist's National Prescription for Fixing What We've Done at the Border (WBUR's CommonHealth: https://wbur.fm/2luSiPM
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The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds is a free, practical, online educational resource dedicated to promoting and supporting the mental, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of young people.Read more »