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Perfectionism and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Join Dr. Paul Meier, Michaela Neff, and Kristin as they discuss obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and perfectionism. We all know someone (including ourselves) that might struggle with one or both of these issues. Understanding a key difference is important: perfectionism and OCD are how you feel about your behaviors and rituals. While a perfectionist may think not organizing their closet in a certain way will make them seem messy, a person with OCD feels a much different fear if they don’t complete their rituals. Join us to learn about the similarities and differences.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Join Adam Walsh, PHD, LCSW, MSW and Brooke Heintz Morrissey, PHD, LCSW, the hosts of a new podcast called Brain Hijack on Mental Health News Radio Network. Their show is about mental health with a focus on suicide prevention and awareness.

This journey is called The Brain Hijack Podcast and it has a mission to share meaningful messages and help shape discussions about mental health, Brooke and Adam bring valuable insights on the topic of suicide prevention, risk awareness and other innovative methods for understanding and preventing suicide. By sharing their own personal experiences and amplifying the voices of experts, Brooke and Adam utilize podcasting as a powerful medium to reach others and provide support.Podcast guests, such as Dr. Thomas Joiner, an American psychologist and leading expert on suicide, take listeners through a step-by step process of expanding their awareness of connection and how to better implement, understand, and reach out to everyone including those who may be struggling at this point in their lives.

Brain Hijack is more than just a name – It represents the podcast’s focus on mental health. The hosts recognize that all individuals face challenges such as stress, loss, and loneliness at times. Each episode focuses on a myth about suicide that Brooke, Adam, and their guest break down and debunk, making the information digestible for a general audience. By having a discussion that can be understood by all, they aim to break the stigma surrounding these topics; creating an open dialogue where everyone can begin to feel comfortable discussing their own mental well-being.The hosts assure listeners that their own day jobs, educational background, and personal experiences play a significant role in the development of this podcast.

Brooke, having served as the Army National Guard Behavioral Health Chief, has provided support for suicide prevention programs by conducting briefings and advising leaders on suicide prevention strategies that work. Adam brings over 25 years of experience in the field of suicide prevention to the podcast. He has worked as a mental health therapist, conducted research on the topic of suicide, and developed programs aimed at preventing suicide. Through their experiences, Brooke and Adam have learned that preventing suicide requires a collective effort and extends far beyond the confines of a mental health provider’s office.As Brain Hijack embarks on this podcasting journey, their primary objective is to help individuals realize they are not alone in their struggles. By fostering a sense of community, the podcast aims to promote well-being, safety, and the importance of open conversations. Their ultimate goal is to bring more light to an often taboo discussion while injecting a sense of fun into the process. Brain Hijack invites listeners to join them on their own journey towards personal growth and improved mental well-being. Through candid conversations, expert insights, and relatable experiences, the podcasters aim to inspire, educate, and empower individuals to navigate life’s challenges.

The opinions and assertions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences or the Department of Defense.The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. Mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Understanding the Roots of Shame, Part 3

Join Dr. Paul Meier, mental health counselor Michaela Neff (formerly Michaela Sheets), and Kristin as they continue their discussion about shame in this final episode of their series on the roots of shame. How we shame ourselves, how we shame others, how shame is used to control, how shame is different than Guilt, and carrying generational shame.


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