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. .
Online Teen Therapy: Everything You Need to Know
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 .
The Power of Storytelling – What Is ‘This Is My Brave?’
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 Director of This Is My Brave, a mental health storytelling nonprofit. You can find her online at .
Family on the Run: A Story of Delusional Disorder
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 as Pauline shares how she came to this heartbreaking conclusion. The Psych Central Podcast is hosted by award-winning speaker and podcaster, Gabe Howard. Gabe can be found on his website at .
Bonus Content: A Look into Possible Links Between Violence and Schizophrenia
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 to have paranoid schizophrenia. And a person can plead not guilty by reason of insanity in court. This seems to be contrary to the idea of non-violence in mental illness. Host delve into these intense subjects in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia. Officer Rebecca Skillern, the 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. Highlights [01:48] “Have you ever killed anyone?” [03:21] Stigma is not knowing. [07:10] Consequences of people finding out you have schizophrenia. [14:22] Not guilty by reason of insanity. [17:33] Paranoid schizophrenia and mass attackers. [24:00] Have I ever been violent due to my schizophrenia? [25:30] Guest interview with Officer Rebecca Skillern. [27:22] How is a mental crisis team response different than a typical police response? [31:00] What to do if I need help for a mental health crisis. [43:55] During a mental health crisis, what do I want to happen? [46:00] Confusion and fear during an episode.