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43 minutes | 23 days ago
41 - Health at Every Size with Meredith Nisbet
It’s no secret that a lot of us are uncomfortable with the shape and size of our bodies -thanks in no small part to the $72 billion dollar a year weight loss industry devoted to the thin ideal. Even most health care providers will ask patients to drop weight if their BMI is above "average." But why? The Health at Every Size movement - HAES for short - invites us to reconsider our obsession with weight and instead focus on health behaviors. HAES principles seek to advance social justice, create an inclusive and respectful community, and support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves. But what do those principles look like in daily life? To cut through a lot of the misinformation out there, we’ve invited Meredith Nisbet, L.M.F.T., C.E.D.S. to answer some of our most common questions when it comes to body size. HAES Resources: HAES Website Database of HAES aligned businesses and medical providers Social Media Accounts: @thenutritiontea @bodyimagewithbri @colleenmwerner @therapywithmere Meredith Nisbet Therapy Resources: Eating Recovery Center (877) 850-7199 Insight Behavioral Health (877) 850-7199
30 minutes | 2 months ago
40 - Black Mental Health, Part 2 - Practical Tools
In our last episode, Dr. Charlynn Small and Dr. Mazella Fuller took us through some of the history and impact of the mental health profession’s relationship with the black community. While that episode helped set the context for today’s conversation, you can also listen to this episode as a stand-alone podcast. Today is all about exploring practical tools for becoming more inclusive and equitable in supporting mental health. We hope it gives you some ideas for growth! Sources: mentalnotepodcast.com Dr. Mazella Fuller Bio Dr. Charlynn Small Bio Treating Black Women With Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide Treatment Assessment Hotline: (877) 850-7199
27 minutes | 2 months ago
39 - Black Mental Health, Part 1
How does the history of race impact your mental health? To get a better idea, we’re spending the next two episodes with Dr. Mazella Fuller and Dr. Charlynn Small - two leading thinkers on Black mental health. Today’s show is all about the history and definitions of Black mental health. Part 2 will focus on how to make change happen - whether you’re part of the Black community or not. It will feature practical tools to evolve the mental health community by making it more equitable and inclusive. Sources: mentalnotepodcast.com Dr. Mazella Fuller Bio Dr. Charlynn Small Bio Treating Black Women With Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide Historical Sources “Historical Attitudes on Black Mental Health” Virtual Presentation for Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) Karen Sherry, Ph.D. Curator of Museum Collections, Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) firstname.lastname@example.org
29 minutes | 3 months ago
38 - Perfectionism and Running
Rachael Steil formed an early and joyful bond with running - she loved the movement, competition, and exhilaration it gave her. Yet, within a decade, her drive for perfection demolished that love and replaced it with isolation, an eating disorder, anxiety, and health issues. Now - as a running coach, author, and speaker - Rachael runs towards being an "imperfectionist". This new practice has transformed her relationship with both herself and the up-and-coming athletes she now coaches.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
37 - Life After Drug Addiction
Before Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela launched his own podcast about overcoming adversity, he faced a crippling substance use disorder that threatened to end his career, relationships, and even his own life. But Vic found a way out and he's here to walk us through the journey. We are also joined by clinician Leah Young to show us how finding recovery is attainable for anyone open to professional help. _______ To find more Mental Note Podcast episodes, visit our website: mentalnotepodcast.com Vic's Back From Broken Podcast can be found here. Our show is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center. To receive a free assessment from a trained therapist, call 877-411-9578.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
36 - Too Good to Be True? Struggle Free Family Meals
We’ve all been there: Adult brings child a meal. Child refuses to eat it. Everyone’s anxiety spikes and an epic standoff ensues. Sound familiar? Most of us probably assume that fighting over what kids eat is normal. Not according to Keira Oseroff of The Ellyn Satter Institute. She claims that kids of all ages should be able to feed themselves…and thrive! Doubtful? We were too. So, we sat down with Keira to hear all about how to avoid the dinner table battle of wills and transform the whole family’s relationship with food in the process. Sidenote - this is not an episode about eating disorders. Rather, it’s about everyone’s relationship with food and how to build a more joyful connection to our plates. We’ll unpack what intuitive eating is, why Keira emphasizes the evidence-based Satter Feeding Dynamics Model + Eating Competence Model, and practical steps to make mealtime more enjoyable. LINKS: The Ellyn Satter Institute Keira’s Bio Mental Note Podcast
37 minutes | 9 months ago
35 - Understanding Bias, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Dr. Seria Chatters
Racism. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. Bias. Bullying. These are all buzz words that we continue to hear and use in everyday life—but what do they mean? Dr. Seria Chatters has an incredible personal story of resilience. As an African American with albinism and visual impairment, she managed to rise above persistent bullying to earn a Masters and PhD in Counselor Education. She is now a Director of Equity and Inclusivity and adjunct professor in Pennsylvania. In this episode, she will teach us how to reign in our own micro-aggressions and outright racism even when we are not aware of their existence. Dr. Chatters will be a featured panelist at the upcoming 12th Annual ERF Conference on Mental Health on Sept 11 & 12. Mental health professionals can earn up to 34 CE credits. To learn more, visit erfcon2020.com. Mental Note is brought to you by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Mental Note Podcast ERF Conference on Mental Health Eating Recovery Center Insight Behavioral Health Centers
25 minutes | 10 months ago
34 - Big Booty Pride: Body Positivity & Systemic Racism with Gloria Lucas
Gloria Lucas decided to name her mental health awareness and body positivity organization after the Spanish slang term for a big booty - nalgona. She began Nalgona Positivity Pride after her own eating disorder struggles left her feeling like professional resources ignored her experience as a Xicana with indigenous heritage. Rather, it all felt geared towards white Americans. What about people of color? Is recovery not for everyone? Join us as we trace Gloria's journey to create a place of healing for communities suffering from generational trauma and cultural exclusion and racism. Discover ways to support both yourself and the people around you. Nalgona Positivity Pride Sage and Spoon Support Group Mental Note Podcast Eating Recovery Center
35 minutes | a year ago
33 - Addiction & Substance Use Disorder: A Family’s Journey
Kim Offner grew up with a best friend under the same roof — her sister Kristy. The two remained close all the way up into early adulthood when their dynamic took a tragic and confusing shift. Kristy fell into a losing battle with opioid addiction. Her family had no idea where to find the right help. In today’s episode, we hear the often forgotten story of family members loving someone with substance use disorder. Kim shares about loss and healing, what she wishes she knew about addiction treatment at the time, and how she honors her sister today. Also featuring Linda Lewaniak, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Advanced Addictions and other Drug Counselor with over 25 years experience. Resources: SAMHSA - www.samhsa.gov Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting - https://bit.ly/3c82oOd Insight Behavioral Health Centers and Eating Recovery Center — (877) 411-9578 for a free consultation Our website – mentalnotepodcast.com
28 minutes | a year ago
QuaranTimes: Guided Meditation
Overactive thoughts, cabin fever, and anxiety - oh my! What’s a brain to do when staying at home leaves it frazzled and freaked out? We speak with Ed Kizer - therapist, outdoors enthusiast, yogi, and expert napper - about taking the plunge and beginning a home meditation practice. Spoiler - no need to be a spiritual rockstar to begin. Mindfulness is for everyone! We’ll cover what meditation is, how to do it, and then we’ll practice! Visit our website for more info on Ed, free meditation resources, and past episodes: mentalnotepodcast.com Mental Note is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers For a free consultation with a professional therapist, please call 877-411-9578.
24 minutes | a year ago
32 - Let's Talk About Depression and Suicide
Suicide is something most folks just don’t bring up... Yet, the problem is palpable. Statistically, someone completes an attempt every 40 seconds. The good news is that suicide is 100% preventable and that you don't need to be a professional to help. You just need resources. And that brings us to the story of Jonny & Carl - two friends who joined forces to do everything in their power to combat suicide and destigmatize depression and mental health in their community. They teach us how being an agent of healing is easier than you think. Resources:Hope For the Day: hftd.org Crisis Text Line: text “home” to 741 741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 mentalnotepodcast.com Eating Recovery Center: eatingrecoverycenter.com Insight Behavioral Health Centers: insightbhc.com Free Consultation with a Therapist: (877) 411-9578
10 minutes | a year ago
New Mini-Series: QuaranTimes
Welcome to QuaranTimes - a special series by Mental Note Podcast about the big worlds we inhabit in our suddenly smaller daily lives. Each episode will give a new perspective on mental health, social distancing, and coping with isolation. Our first episode brings us to the digital stage of our favorite drag queen, Eric Dorsa aka Fonda Koxx. We discover the importance of expression even when the audience is invisible. Mental Note is brought to you by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. They are available during this unique time - see if treatment is right for you by calling 877-411-9578. mentalnotepodcast.com
16 minutes | a year ago
31 - PostSecret
Secrets are one of the heaviest burdens we will ever carry. And while their release can feel euphoric, it’s hard not to worry about the fallout from sharing what’s inside. Along our mental health journeys, secrets often play a sinister role in keeping us locked into shame. That’s why today’s storyteller, Frank Warren, launched the global sensation PostSecret. PostSecret offers an anonymous and artful platform to share the deepest hidden knowledge we all keep inside. It’s popularity is unrivaled and exists as the internet’s most visited advertisement-free blog. We can’t wait to share this conversation with you! Who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to share something you’ve been holding inside for far too long. mentalnotepodcast.com postsecret.com
27 minutes | a year ago
30 - The Secrets of BT Harman
Growing up gay, Christian, and the son of a church pastor in The South, author and podcast creator BT Harman knew how to suppress his own voice in order to fit in. Yet, at what costs? Anxiety, depression, and deep loneliness seemed to follow him at every turn. We travel with BT as he mines the secret journals of his early life in order to share with the world the liberty of authenticity. His story is relevant to anyone from any background looking to declare freedom from shame and make this the year that they own their truth. Mental Note Podcast is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. You can reach a trained therapist to see if treatment is right for you by calling 877-411-9578. Learn more about our storytellers, the music we use, and who we are at mentalnotepodcast.com. We’d also love it if you left us a review on iTunes! Follow BT and discover his amazing stories: btharman.com - Get to know more about B.T.’s life as a speaker, storyteller, and consultant. Catlick.com - B.T.’s latest podcast is a historical true crime saga set in Atlanta in the early 1900s. bluebabiespink.com - B.T.’s original blog/podcast which has been called “the Netflix of blogs” for it’s addictive nature. the54321.com - B.T.’s semi-weekly newsletter designed for kickass millennials. Social Media: IG & Twitter - @bt_harman FB - facebook.com/bt.harman.writes Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bt-harman/
34 minutes | a year ago
29 - No One Signs Your Cast
Treatment for mental health issues rarely receives the same level of community support that a more visible struggle, like major surgery, does. But our friend, Shay, is out to change that. A straight male who received treatment for anorexia, Shay experienced push back from some of his closest friends when he made the choice to seek professional help. Yet, his friends were eager to lend sympathy when he fractured an ankle... What gives!? We are all about shifting this conversation along with Shay and cannot wait for you to hear more of his story. ___________________ Learn more about our storytellers and past episodes at mentalnotepodcast.com To speak with a trained therapist about what you're going through, please call 877-411-9578. Mental Note is brought to you by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. It is Directed by Sam Pike, Edited by Josh Wright, and produced and hosted by Ellie Pike.
21 minutes | a year ago
28 - Dr. Aldridge Answers Eating Disorder Questions
Today’s episode features the trailblazing expert on difficult to treat cases of eating and mood disorders, Dr. Delia Aldridge. We’ll discuss your questions for her about why diets don’t work, how self-harm and eating disorders are connected, what treatment looks like, and the long term complications of restrictive eating - so please pass this along to anyone you know who will benefit from her knowledge! Learn more at mentalnotepodcast.com To speak with a trained therapist about what you're going through, please call 877-411-9578. Mental Note is brought to you by the Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. It is produced by Sam Pike, Edited by Josh Wright and Sam Pike, and hosted by Ellie Pike.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
1 – A New Angle
Nicole had big plans from an early age – excel at school, take the Ivy League world by storm, and never stop exploring. But when an eating disorder prompted her to drop out of high school, she was left wondering if she'd ever dream again. Join Mental Note for our inaugural episode as we follow Nicole on a 10 year journey discovering recovery, entrepreneurship, travel, and healed relationships. Hosted by Ellie Herman, Produced by Sam Pike, Sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health. Check out Nicole's work at nicolegriswold.com Music by Melodium, Podington Bear, and Jean-Luc Hefferman
21 minutes | 2 years ago
27 - Fuel on the Flame: Alcohol and Eating Disorders
Lindsey Hall feels like a giant, eight-year-long black hole devoured her late teens and 20's. Years that should have been spent figuring out who she was and what she cared about were erased by something called "Drunkorexia" - a nonmedical term for the fusion of alcoholism and anorexia. An accomplished writer and authentic voice for recovery, Lindsey brings us along on her journey of discovering how precious life truly is. You can find Lindsey's work at ihaventshavedinsixweeks.com or on Instagram @lindseyhallwrites. Our show is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers. For a free consultation, please reach out at 877-411-9578.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
26 - Does Nature Heal?
Back in 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis set the record for fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail for both men and women. Afterward, she backpacked over 14,000 miles on 6 different continents, wrote 8 books, and started Blue Ridge Hiking Company in Asheville, NC. Needless to say, she knows the trail well and is a leader in the outdoor industry. After all this hiking, she’s come to know herself in a unique way. Those days and nights spent outside taught her that it’s not about distance covered, but about self-awareness, mindfulness, connection, healing, positive body image and persevering joy. We also speak with Sommerville Johnston, a licensed therapist and wilderness guide, to figure out what role nature has in mental health and recovery from life's busy-ness. To learn more about Jennifer and Sommerville, visit our website www.mentalnotepodcast.com
30 minutes | 2 years ago
25 - Do Sports Cause Eating Disorders?
Most people assume athletics and healthy bodies are synonymous. But the truth is much more complicated. For researcher Traci Carson, sports were her world - from elementary school through college she excelled at soccer, track, football, and women’s rowing. But a dark side of competition prompted her to get off the field and into a doctoral program for epidemiology to study the link between female athletes and eating disorders. Her story of recovery and research are the focus of today’s episode — giving you the information needed to find balance in athletics. For a male perspective on the connection between sports and body image, check out episodes 8 & 19 with former Seattle Seahawk Patrick Devenny, and former Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Marjama. Discover more about Traci at mentalnotepodcast.com Mental Note is sponsored by Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers
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