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Medicating Normal

Should we medicate our kids? Should we STOP medicating our kids? How do we, as parents, make the right decisions for our struggling teens when it comes to prescription drugs?

Today my guests are Lynn C. and Angela, both filmmakers and mental health professionals tackling the topic of medicating children.

Alone in the Crowd

If you feel lonely around others, this video is here to teach you how to stop feeling lonely and isolated. Even with lots of friends, family, or colleagues, it is common to feel alone and disconnected. To shift this to a feeling of friendship and inclusiveness, be sure to follow my proven method!

Trauma vs. Complex Trauma

My guest today is Elizabeth Davis, a specialist in Intensive Trauma Therapy including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Art Therapy, and more.

In this episode of Beyond Risk and Back Elizabeth will walk us through what Complex Trauma is, how it presents in our teens, and what resources there are to address it.

The Birds and The Bees in Rehab.

Today, I deep dive into the benefits and logistics of sex-positive education with expert Anne Hodder. In this episode, we explore why teens not only need but deserve to have a healthy, honest, and comprehensive physical education.

But how? Anne walks me through how staff and health care professionals can support Residence and teens with this topic and what parents need to know about sexual education and recovery.

Hope and Grief with Dr. Fatima Ali Haider

In this very special conversation, Dr. Fatima Ali Haider shares about her personal tragedy and how it led her to start an organization to create a space for women and mothers to grieve in Pakistan. The toll of terrorism in clear and the impact of trauma cuts across cultures. This heartwarming conversation is further proof that the worldwide need for understanding trauma and creating access to mental health services is necessary. Listening to this brave and incredible woman will leave you inspired.

Fatima Ali Haider, a medical doctor and EMDR therapist by training, lost her husband and son in an incident of sectarian terrorism in 2013. Her personal experience and journey after the tragedy made her aware of those suffering in similar situations. Therefore, she co-founded an initiative in 2015 called ‘The Grief Directory’ that was intended to be a bridge of compassion between victims of terrorism in Pakistan who require support and individuals willing to offer it. Through this platform, she has reached out to countless victims of terrorism and their families across the boundaries of religion, sect or ethnicity, providing assistance in areas of health, education and emotional support. Other than directly working with the victims, Dr. Fatima has been conducting youth internship programmes from The Grief Directory’s platform for the last five years, training young college students on empathy, tolerance, acceptance, and resilience through in person meetings with victims and diversity tours. The programme has been well attended by young students, many of them women. In an effort towards countering terrorism and violent extremism in Pakistan, she regularly advocates for the rights of victims of terrorism in Pakistan including establishment of institutionalized mechanisms of support and state ownership on various platforms.
Dr. Fatima recently completed her master’s in Peace and Conflict from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and is now undertaking her Ph.D. there. She hopes to bring valuable lessons home to support those who have been marginalized due to religion, sect, and acts of violence.

Staying Sane During These Challenging Times

If you’re feeling hopeless, anxious, or stressed after the recent events, here are some tips for your mental health Capitol Hill Riots. Such a shocking event can throw some of us into mental turmoil, and it is important that we move forward trying to maintain hope and move forward as a nation to stay strong even when incidents like this rock us.

Feelings tell an important story: Mindful Self-Compassion w/Steve Hickman

This week Erin has an essential conversation with Dr. Steve Hickman from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. After one hell of a week in the U.S. on top of an incredibly difficult year it seems only right that the discussion turns to being kind to ourselves and learning to hear the messages our difficult emotions are trying to tell us.

The If You Could See Me Live (via zoom) show is on Friday, 1/22 at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets and join us for an evening of music, powerful storytelling, and conversation about the healing power of story! Get your Tickets:
Steven Hickman, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. His role is to provide oversight, vision, direction and focus for the development and expansion of CMSC around the world. He is also the Director of Professional Training, overseeing the training of teachers from “start to finish” and assuring the highest quality standards and the best possible resources for teaching. Steve is the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research. He has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for 19 years and has trained teachers of MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Steve is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world. Learn more:


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