Mental Health

Mental Health and Isolation

Listen to Peer Support Specialist Drew Hahn discuss the isolation faced by many mental health patients. Drew talks frankly about his own struggles with mental illness, his experience as a suicide attempt survivor and the need for greater awareness of mental health issues. 

Peer Support Specialists in Mental Health

Listen to Drew Hahn describe the role of Peer Support Specialists (PSS’s)  in Mental Health. A PSS offers clients the opportunity to talk to someone who has shared the experience of mental illness. A Peer Support Specialist isn’t a therapist and doesn’t take the place of one. However, a PSS […]

Mental Health and Covid-19

Listen to Haylei Lorca, RMH Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, discuss some of the mental health issues that have been caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Haylei talks about who has been most affected, from a mental health perspective, by the pandemic, what types of mental health issues have arisen since it began and how […]

Cyberbullying

Hayei Lorca addresses the topic of Cyberbullying. She explains how digital bullying can actually be worse than “in-person” bullying. She talks about different types of cyberbullying, including the use of false identities to conceal the perpetrator, and the potential for damage done by photos and false information that “live” on […]