Inside Mental Health

Inside Mental Health

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High Conflict Personalities and How to Deal

We all have people with “high conflict personalities” (aka jerks) in our lives. They are the people we have to walk on eggshells around, the ones who are always instigating an argument or causing drama. So how should you deal with them? Do you have to cut them out of your life or ...  Show more

Does Nicotine Help Anxiety or Improve Mental Health Issues?

Quelling anxiety and relaxing are common reasons people give for smoking or vaping. But is that really possible? Will nicotine help relieve anxiety or other mental health conditions?Robin Koval, CEO and President of Truth Initiative, discusses the nuances between vaping and smoki ...  Show more

Discussing Suicide with Younger Kids and Preteens

Many people believe that young children and preteens are incapable of dying by suicide. However, it's important to understand that it isn’t just teenagers and adults who struggle with suicidality — young children, including 7- ,8-, and 9-year-olds, can also feel this way.  But ho ...  Show more

Why Peer Support? With NAMI's Dr. Ken Duckworth

There are lots of books written by doctors aiming to help people manage mental illness or families help their loved ones — all from a purely medical perspective. But today’s guest, NAMI's Dr. Ken Duckworth, wrote a book that, in part, shares the collected wisdom of regular people ...  Show more

Podcast: Lessons from the Holocaust with Max J. Friedman

A few decades after Max J. Friedman’s parents died, his grandson wanted to understand more about the family, including his grandparents, a pair of Holocaust survivors who met in a Swedish refugee camp.Friedman realized he knew very little about who his parents really were, especi ...  Show more