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Regaining Control Over OCD

Jenn talks to Dr. Jason Krompinger. Jason discusses various forms of treatment for OCD, ways to regain and maintain control over OCD, and myths about treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder.

Jason Krompinger, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in treating OCD and related disorders. He serves as director of Psychological Services and Clinical Research at McLean’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute. In his role at the OCD Institute, he serves as the director of the training program, supervising students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career psychologists in the delivery of empirically based interventions.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/9us
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/fvm

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

How jail led to Freedom-David Whitesock tells his story

Listen as Rich and David Whitesock discuss his unbelievable journey from jail to law school graduate. David is passionate about helping others find recovery and solving the health crisis of addiction. He invented the Recovery Capital Index, which was validated, that measures change in wellbeing with respect to addiction.
Find him here:
https://www.davidwhitesock.com/
BIO:
David is constantly curious and believes that everything connects. When we’re fully aware of what, where, and how things connect, we can understand the effects and modify the mechanisms in between for a greater good.

As Chief Innovation Officer at Face It TOGETHER, it has been David’s job to design better methods and experiences that can drive solutions for addiction. Through that lens and with a host of personal and professional experiences, David believes we will solve addiction when we don’t solve for addiction. He is dedicated to doing work that advances towards that vision. Along the way, vastly more people will realize connections to their purpose, improving the greater good for themselves and others.

David earned a joint JD/MA and BS from the University of South Dakota.

In 2015, he won e Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship. During the two years of the Fellowship, he studied the art and science of happiness. He traveled to the happiness places on earth, like Iceland and Denmark, to see and experience these cultures first hand.

David is the inventor of the Recovery Capital Index® (RCI), a quantified, multi-dimensional survey that measures addiction wellbeing. The instrument was validated in 2018, subjected to peer review, and findings published in the May 2018 South Dakota Medical Journal.

Relieving Pain’s Impact on Our Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Laura Payne about pain and its impact on mental health. Laura explains why some pain is beneficial to us, shares how chronic pain can affect mental health, and talks about how to balance pain management and emotional management.

Laura Payne, PhD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on identifying neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological biomarkers related to pain. Dr. Payne is actively involved in professional organizations and serves on several editorial boards, including Pain Medicine’s editorial board.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/7il
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/7sn

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

The Perks of Powering Down

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa W. Coyne. Lisa discusses how we can work our way back from digital burnout, shares signs of screen fatigue, and explains the impact of too much screen time.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital. She is the author of “The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years,” a book for parents of young children.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/ru4
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/e8o

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Help a Sister Out!

Shaking things up, I had my sister Marion on our podcast and we had a blast! She also happens to be one of the earliest adopters of youturn for her company. She understands the stress of working mothers, especially right now! Marion has always been a woman in the workforce who has managed to have a family and a successful business. Although she will be the first to tell you it has not always been easy. Her hope is to be a part of the solution to make it easier for working mothers. She will be starting her own podcast very soon featuring guests that will help facilitate change and keep the conversation going.
Check out her Bio below and be on the lookout for Marion Crawford’s new podcast…

Marion Crawford is the founder & CEO of Crawford agency, a full-service marketing and brand strategy firm headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of marketing and communications, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, and travel industry segments. Most recently, Marion had the opportunity to serve on a long-term client assignment with United Community Bank, where she built an internal team while developing and implementing a corporate marketing & communications strategy. As CEO of the Crawford agency, Marion is focused on the long-term growth of the company. Since its inception in 2010, the agency has grown from 3 to more than 30 employees, and over the past several years has added significant media, digital, and website services in-house. Additionally, the Crawford agency was chosen in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

Marion started her career in the field of journalism, first working on the Nightly News Desk at NBC in New York, and later as a news writer and on-air reporter for WSPA-TV (CBS) in Spartanburg and WLOS-TV (ABC) in Asheville. Additionally, she spent five years with ScanSource, Inc., where she worked in sales, business development, and marketing.

Marion holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and serves on the Regional Selection Committee for UVA’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation, a group that awards full-ride scholarships to exceptional student leaders across the country. In 2013, she was inducted into the Greenville Tech Entrepreneurs Forum, a prestigious group of local business leaders. She is an active community member, and has served on the boards of the Peace Center, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Country Club, and is a past President of the Board of Artisphere, a nationally recognized multi-day arts festival.

Marion resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Outside of work, Marion is passionate about exercise, books, writing, and staying actively involved in the growth of the Upstate. She is also currently working with her husband William to revitalize an 1850’s historic home and farm in Laurens, SC.

https://crawford.agency/
marion@crawford.strategy

Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain. Lois offers tactics to overcome challenges with emotional regulation, provides tips to improve interpersonal hypersensitivity, and shares information about the connection between emotions and borderline personality disorder.

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital. She has also led a number of projects to increase access to care for borderline personality disorder (BPD) worldwide through teaching, supervision, and consultation. As an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Choi-Kain actively conducts research on BPD, focused on personality disorders, attachment, psychotherapy, and accessibility of care.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/6uf
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/jj6

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Leslie Weirich is a Mom on a Mission to end Youth Suicide

Leslie Weirich lost her son to suicide during his junior year at Wabash College. Austin was a star athlete and stellar student with no indication of suicidal ideation. Left with questions and an aching heart, Leslie embarked on a journey to go upstream and create a network of support for adolescents to build their resilience to life. She realizes that suicide is stigmatized and her hope is that by sharing Austin’s story she will get people talking and working toward a common goal of ending young adult suicide.

https://sourcesofstrength.org/
https://leslieshope.org/
https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2018/09/25/wabash-college-football-suicides/1404765002/

How Identity Impacts Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Chase Anderson. He discusses the application of identity to mental health and shares stories about his personal discoveries during medical school and beyond. Chase also offers tips to encourage and support others in discovering their identities.

Chase Anderson, MD, MS, is a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UCSF Weill Institute of Neurosciences. His clinical interests include advocacy for LGBTQ+ and underrepresented minority (URM) populations.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/wo2
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/cul

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Juggling Stress at Work and Home

Jenn talks to Dr. David H. Rosmarin. David provides an overview of burnout symptoms, offers ways to manage our own stress, and shares methods to counterbalance other stressors that impact our daily lives.

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, is the director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He collaborates with laboratories to study the clinical relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and other disorders.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/ipu
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/agf

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Real talk about suicide prevention in young adults

Anne Moss Rogers is the author of Diary of a Broken Mind and Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. Anne Moss lost her 20-year-old son Charles to suicide after a long battle with anxiety, depression, and eventually, substance use disorder. Since then, she has made it her life’s mission to write and speak about mental health, suicide prevention, substance misuse, and finding hope after loss.

Through her books, podcasts, presentations, and website, she is reducing stigma and giving parents and teachers actionable items that make a difference in the fight against suicide.

Every teacher needs a copy of this book!!!
https://www.amazon.com/Emotionally-Naked-Teachers-Preventing-Recognizing/dp/1119758300

Check out her website:
https://annemossrogers.com/

Diary of a Broken Mind
https://www.amazon.com/DIARY-BROKEN-MIND-Mothers-Haunting/dp/0998788163

Charles Rap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW7bSt2J3Xo

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