Blind Survivor of Suicide Shares his Story of Triumph
Inside Mental Health
by Healthline Media
2d ago
Zach Tidwell transformed his life after a self-inflicted gunshot wound left him blind and deaf in one ear. Through perseverance, he has pursued numerous adventurous activities, including skiing and white water rafting. He demonstrated that with determination and support, one can regain independence and achieve remarkable goals despite significant challenges.  Tidwell now focuses on inspiring others, promoting mental health awareness, and aiding in the creation of blind accessibility technology. He emphasizes that life improvement comes through active effort and resilience. Hear his story ..read more
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Inside OCD: A Personal Journey Through Managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Sam Temple
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
2w ago
On today’s episode, sponsored by NOCD, designer and producer Sam Temple shares her experience living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and her long journey to getting a diagnosis. Today's episode is sponsored by NOCD (learn more at treatmyocd.com). We delve into the many misconceptions about OCD, and Sam emphasizes how different forms of the disorder, like relationship OCD, severely impacted her life. Her psychiatrist recommended NOCD’s exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, and she shares her experience with ERP treatment and NOCD.  Sam now advocates for treatment and co ..read more
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Switching to Bi-Weekly Episodes
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
3w ago
Hey, everybody, this is Gabe Howard, host of the Inside Mental Health podcast. And for the last nine years, we have released an episode every single week, including over the holidays, over the summer. I have never taken a break. Well, that schedule just got a bit cumbersome. So, instead of releasing weekly episodes, we are going to switch to bi-weekly episodes. It's going to be the same great podcast, with the same great guests and the same cool things happening. But, instead of happening weekly, it will happen bi-weekly. So tune in next week for the next episode of the Inside Mental Health po ..read more
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Adoptees' Untold Stories: Voices from the Adoptee Perspective
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
1M ago
on adoptees' perspectives, highlighting the often overlooked side of adoption narratives. Our conversation delves into how the adoption industry, driven by a multibillion-dollar market, prioritizes the narratives of adoptive parents, sidelining the voices and experiences of adoptees. We discuss the societal expectations placed on adoptees to feel grateful despite the complexities of their experiences, including feelings of loss, identity issues, and the challenges of connecting with their biological roots. Furthermore, the dialogue touches on systemic issues in adoption practices, such as the ..read more
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Psychology of Holocaust Denial Unveiled
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
1M ago
 “The Holocaust was real” should not be a controversial statement, but sadly it has become one. Today, we feature Dr. David Hazony, an expert on Jewish philosophy, who dives into the troubling rise of Holocaust denial and its roots in conspiracy theory and antisemitism. Hazony describes Holocaust denial as not only an offshoot of historical antisemitism but also a mechanism for individuals to express disenchantment with societal authorities, attributing personal or societal failures to fabricated Jewish conspiracies. He emphasizes the grave consequences of dismissing the Holocaust, warnin ..read more
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Mastering Mental Fitness: Training for Self-Acceptance and Self-Affection
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
1M ago
Our guest, Greg Harden, is a renowned peak performance coach best known for his work with Tom Brady and Michael Phelps. In today’s episode, Greg emphasizes the importance of self-knowledge, mental training, and understanding that fear and anxiety are natural parts of life to be managed, not feared. His latest book, "Stay Sane in an Insane World," offers insights into achieving personal success and well-being by adopting self-supporting attitudes and behaviors. If you want to be a better version of yourself, this episode is for you. To learn more -- or read the transcript -- visit the official ..read more
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Baseball’s Doc Gooden’s Journey from Star Pitcher to Mental Health Advocate
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
2M ago
Today, Dwight "Doc" Gooden, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, discusses his journey with addiction, relapse, and the significance of addressing mental health alongside substance misuse. He emphasizes the importance of honesty, self-forgiveness, and seeking proper help, including for mental health issues, which he feels are often overlooked despite their significance. Doc also highlights the human toll of his addiction beyond baseball, such as the time lost with his children and the impact on his family. To learn more -- or read the transcript -- please visit the official episode page. “T ..read more
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Humanizing Evil: Into the Mind of 'Son of Sam' Killer, David Berkowitz
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
2M ago
Michael Caparrelli spent 100 hours with David Berkowitz, once known as the “Son of Sam” killer. In today’s episode, they discuss Berkowitz's transformation from a serial killer into the remorseful, service-oriented individual and born-again Christian he is today. All of this suggests that during his time in prison, he became a different person, indicating that profound rehabilitation is possible even for those who have committed heinous acts. Dr. Caparrelli explains that through his pastoral and academic experience, he aims to humanize individuals like Berkowitz to understand the factors leadi ..read more
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Unexpected Hope: Insights from CBS' Survivor with Producer Maria Baltazzi
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
3M ago
Today’s guest is a “happiness explorer,” and she discusses her realization of the need to strip back negativity in life through her experiences on the hit CBS reality series "Survivor." She highlights how the show's contestants revealed their true potential and capabilities only when faced with extreme challenges. She emphasizes that happiness is a choice backed by intentional, consistent action and shares insights from her book, which provides practical activities like photography and journaling prompts to help readers explore and enhance their happiness. Tune in as Emmy Award-winning TV prod ..read more
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Untold Stories: Homelessness and Mental Illness
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
by Healthline Media
3M ago
From the streets of San Francisco to the depths of human struggle, Dr. Robert L. Okin, MD, shares the deeply personal narratives of people he spoke with experiencing homelessness during his two-year journey living among and listening to the stories of homeless individuals with mental illness. Reflecting on the vulnerability and resilience of the individuals he met, Dr. Okin challenges societal perceptions and sheds light on the systemic failures that perpetuate homelessness. Through candid conversations and intimate observations, this episode confronts the stigma surrounding homelessness and m ..read more
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