Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple
When the body is injured, it begins the healing process despite the ongoing physical injury. Our minds should be no different. Right now – amidst a pandemic, economic strain, political tension, rising mental illness, and more – we are desperately in need of emotional healing, despite the many challenges ahead. But communities are divided, families are divided, and fear and anger are rampant. How do we heal from here?
On today’s episode, Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins think hard about and reflect on how to begin the healing process, for ourselves and the young people in our lives. A fundamental place to start is with our relationships – those in our families, in our communities, and with ourselves. They share ideas to mentally prepare for being mindful of judgement, managing our expectations, focusing on the positive, and fostering kindness. Plus, we have two special guests coming up this podcast season. Tune in for more.
Thank you for joining in this conversation. What’s helped you to begin the healing process during the pandemic? We’d love to know. Write to us!
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Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
Music by Gene Beresin
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Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple plays up the fact that mental health is anything but simple, while helping parents and other caregivers to navigate some tough questions. Join Dr. Gene Beresin and special guests as they explore and provide practical guidance on a range topics related to the emotional and behavioral well-being of children, teens, and young adults. From depression and learning issues, to societal issues and digital media, Shrinking It Down covers it all. Tune in today!
About Us: The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital is a free, online educational resource dedicated to promoting the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of young people through innovative education. Visit us online at mghclaycenter.org.
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Co-hosted by two shrinks, Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple plays up the fact that mental health is anything but simple, while helping parents and other caregivers to navigate some tough questions.
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