The board-certified psychiatrist answers questions about personality disorders, medication, problems in the mental health system and mental health in the black community. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at www.teencounseling.com This episode is sponsored by mobile puzzle game Best Fiends. Download it for free at the Apple App store or Google Play. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal or Zelle (make payment to email@example.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services --------------------------------------------------- See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode #35: Self-Love & Endometriosis with Melanie Watkins
Quit Dieting for Good
In today’s episode, I talk with Melanie Watkins, the owner of a wellness events company - hosting, catering, and teaching yoga at different events in Zurich, Switzerland. Melanie shares that her goal is to inspire people to move, eat and live from a place of self-love rather than self-loathing. She believes that people are enough just as they are, and that eating well can be a celebration of health rather than the result of restrictions or fear. According to Melanie, her own self-care is more mental than physical; allowing herself to be unapologetically who she is is a form of self-care and self-love. Instead of trying to behave in a certain way in order to be loved or accepted, she’s chosen to be herself and to be free within that. She wants to enjoy guilt-free living, and to enjoy all of what life has to offer. She says, "I weigh more now than I’ve ever weighed, I eat more than I’ve ever eaten, and I’m happier now than I’ve ever been." While sharing about her endometriosis, she shares that chronic pain alters the nervous system, adrenals, mental health, sleep and more. So much of your life is impacted, including even your body’s ability to digest food. She finds that yoga has given her the most relief, of all the things that she has tried. But also one of the most important things she does for herself when pain takes over is to let herself rest and feel the all the feelings, knowing that it's not doing any good to pretend. Melanie shared so much wonderful insight with us, but she shared a particular gold nugget about forgiveness and I'm excited for you to hear more and start practicing it today after you listen. If you’d like to connect with Melanie, you can find her here: Website: www.melaniewatkinswellness.com Instagram: @melaniewatkinswellness
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Creating your own unique path | Dr. Melanie Watkins
Growing Dermatologist Podcast Show
Key Points Dr. Melanie Watkins, Board Certified Psychiatrist, in conversation with Naren Arulrajah Grew up with a challenging childhood Learned at an early age to adapt easily Challenges become opportunities for growth Journaling is a gift to yourself When you start out journaling, start with gratitude Go in a career path that makes you happy, not what makes others happy Meeting the needs of others Be disciplined, set your goals, make them happen Take control and be open to possibilities Take care of yourself first so you can help others Visit: www.drmelaniewatkins.com, www.takingmymedicine.com
Creating your own unique path | Dr. Melanie Watkins
Growing Plastic Surgeon
Key Points Dr. Melanie Watkins, Board Certified Psychiatrist, in conversation with Naren Arulrajah Grew up with a challenging childhood Learned at an early age to adapt easily Challenges become opportunities for growth Journaling is a gift to yourself When you start out journaling, start with gratitude Go in a career path that makes you happy, not what makes others happy Meeting the needs of others Be disciplined, set your goals, make them happen Take control and be open to possibilities Take care of yourself first so you can help othersVisit: www.drmelaniewatkins.com, www.takingmymedicine.com The post Creating your own unique path | Dr. Melanie Watkins appeared first on GrowingPlasticSurgeon.
511: Dr. Melanie Watkins | Your Mental Health First
The Art of Charm
Dr. Melanie Watkins (@MWatkinsMD) is a psychiatrist who emphasizes the importance of making mental health a priority by minimizing the mystery -- and sometimes the misery -- of mental illness and addiction treatment. The Cheat Sheet: Maintaining mental health is as serious as maintaining physical health -- and there should be no shame in seeking help for either. What signs commonly signal a need to seek help from a mental health professional? Central nervous system depressants abused as an alternative to mental health maintenance usually exacerbate the symptoms of an illness rather than relieving them. What can we do to destigmatize the very act of seeking help from a mental health professional? What are the first steps we can take toward getting mental health treatment? And so much more... Show notes at http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/dr-melanie-watkins-mental-health-first-episode-511/ HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dig the show, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from the crowd and help people find the credible advice they need. Review the show in iTunes! We rely on it! http://www.theartofcharm.com/mobilereview Stay Charming!
The board-certified psychiatrist answers questions about personality disorders, medication, problems in the mental health system and mental health in the black community.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Melanie Watkins always dreamt of becoming a doctor but when she found herself sixteen and pregnant, that dream seemed out of reach.Having been raised by a single mother, Melanie knew the challenges single motherhood presented. Despite the uphill climb, Melanie made the decision to raise her child on her own.Her memoir, Taking My Medicine: My Journey from Teenage Mother to Physician, is the story of a young woman's triumphs--overcoming the stigma of a teenage pregnancy and embarking on the journey to medical school.Drawing from pieces previously published in Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul, Woman's World Magazine, What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors, her memoir encourages young people to dream and to push beyond their most difficult circumstances. Her book is an inspiring story of faith and perseverance about a teenage mother beating insurmountable odds to create a brighter future for herself, her son and her community.Melanie Watkins, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed by the California State Medical Board to practice Medicine and Psychiatry.She received her medical training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her specialty training in Psychiatry was at the University of Nevada, Department of Psychiatry.She currently is in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA.Dr. Watkins has experience in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance dependence, and personality disorders. She has particular interest in women’s mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Watkins can also provide support for family members and friends of mentally ill patients who require hospitalization and/or ongoing support. She enjoys treating adolescents and adults.She enjoys long distance running, motivational speaking and reading non-fiction books. She can be reached through her website www.drmelaniewatkins.com. She lives in Walnut Creek. Her son, Jonathan, is 18 years old and is a freshman in college in Reno, Nevada.Speaker's Academy ArchiveI caught up with Melanie at a National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter meeting immediately prior to the start of the Speaker's Academy program. To hear what she told me about her speaking program which has taken her from Alaska to New York, delivering talks to students from disadvantaged backgrounds; the story behind her book and the importance of mentorship, click on the podcast icon below.