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The Psych Central Podcast: Psychology & Mental Health Made Simple

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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.

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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.

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Safe haven!

By Kgthx - Apr 19 2019
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It’s so comforting to realize that you’re not alone in your journey! Thanks!!

Good info!

By Tydyechef - Apr 13 2018
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Hello, I just found this podcast, and want to say thank you so much for talking about this topic!

iTunes Ratings

284 Ratings
Average Ratings
224
20
17
15
8

Safe haven!

By Kgthx - Apr 19 2019
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It’s so comforting to realize that you’re not alone in your journey! Thanks!!

Good info!

By Tydyechef - Apr 13 2018
Read more
Hello, I just found this podcast, and want to say thank you so much for talking about this topic!
Cover image of The Psych Central Podcast: Psychology & Mental Health Made Simple

The Psych Central Podcast: Psychology & Mental Health Made Simple

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Simple Psychology Explanations with Dr. Ali Mattu

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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 have become one of the most common ways we access information, and this is especially true for young people. Join us as Dr. Mattu tells us how a PhD psychologist became one of the first YouTubers, how he decides what type of content to feature each week, and what role online videos play in the future of psychology education.

Aug 22 2019
29 mins
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Bonus Content: Families Impacted by Schizophrenia (Inside Schizophrenia Podcast)

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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 for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter. 

Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense subjects in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia

Aug 21 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Planning for Death and Why It Matters

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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 for a loved one? Do you know what they want? Would they want to be resuscitated? Do they want to die at home or in a hospital? Do you even know what kinds of decisions need to be made, or what the options are? 

Listen in as Dr. John explains that there is a degree of wisdom in realizing that everything must pass, and your time will come.  When death is approaching, you don’t have to welcome it, but you also don’t have to fight it. Learn how planning for your own (or a loved one’s) death doesn’t have to be an existential crisis, but can instead provide a degree of safety and comfort.

Aug 15 2019
24 mins
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Children’s Treatment for Mental Health Issues

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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 importance of a holistic approach to mental illness in children, approaches which may or may not include medication.

Okpara joined Tanager Place of Cedar Rapids, Iowa in July 2013, and became CEO in July 2015. Okpara is the first African American to hold executive office at Tanager Place in its more than 140-year history.

Aug 08 2019
25 mins
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Policing and the Mentally Ill: A Better Approach

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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 Department about how Houston is training its officers to respond to these difficult calls.  

Officer Rebecca Skillern, senior trainer within the mental health division of the Houston Police Department, joins as a special guest to explain police protocol in answering crisis emergencies and what people with schizophrenia and their loved ones should do when an episode puts someone in danger.

She is an expert in Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT ) which is a program that provides the foundation necessary to promote community and statewide solutions in assisting individuals with a mental illness and/or addictions. The CIT Model reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem-solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental health care systems and creates the context for sustainable change. Learn more by visiting www.citinternational.org.

Aug 01 2019
27 mins
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Sandy Hook: Community Healing After a Large-Scale Trauma

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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 professional counselor and author of Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma. You can visit her web site at MelissaGlaser.com.

The Psych Central Podcast is hosted by award-winning speaker and podcaster, Gabe Howard. Gabe can be found on his website at gabehoward.com.

To learn more about the show, please visit our official website.

Jul 25 2019
24 mins
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Learn to Live with Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

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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 helping people live better lives for more than 20 years and uses that experience to infuse each program with his natural compassion and CBT research.

The Psych Central Podcast is hosted by award-winning speaker and podcaster, Gabe Howard. Gabe can be found on his website at gabehoward.com.

To learn more about the show, please visit our official website.

Jul 18 2019
25 mins
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Bonus Content: Childhood Schizophrenia

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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.com/IS to learn more about the Inside Schizophrenia Podcast.

Jul 17 2019
41 mins
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Openly Discussing Suicide in Our Communities

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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 suicide. 

Dr. Nathaniel Ivers is the department chairman and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University.

The Psych Central Podcast is hosted by award-winning speaker and podcaster, Gabe Howard. Gabe can be found on his website at gabehoward.com.

To learn more about the show, please visit our official website.

Jul 11 2019
22 mins
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Online Teen Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

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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 with years of experience providing individual and family therapy. She is the community lead for our sponsor, betterhelp.com.

The Psych Central Podcast is hosted by award-winning speaker and podcaster, Gabe Howard. Gabe can be found on his website at gabehoward.com.

To learn more about the show, please visit our official website.

Jul 04 2019
26 mins
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