Category: Let's Talk About It

September 5, 2019 - Psychological Impacts of a Polarized Culture - Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. Author, Past President of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association

What do a school shooter, a corporate swindler, and a bullheaded ideologue have in common? They all converge on what Dr. Kirk Schneider terms “the polarized mind.” The polarized mind, which is the fixation on one point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of views, is killing us-and has been for millennia.
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September 12, 2019 – The Mental Health Support of Pet Ownership - Devon Apodaca, Executive Director Humane Society of Imperial County

The mental health benefits of owning a dog or cat have been proven by many scientific studies. Animals help bring joy, a sense of companionship and responsibility. Join Devon Apodaca, the Executive Director of the Imperial County Humane Society as we celebrate the mental health support of pet ownership.
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September 19, 2019 - Mindfulness - Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Social Psychologist Professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as placing ones attention to the internal and external experiences occurring at the present moment. Join us as leading Mindfulness researcher, Dr. Langer explains how Mindfulness works and its benefits to our health.
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September 26, 2019 - The Superstars: Live at World Mental Health Day - Sergio Alberti Music Instructor Wellness Center Imperial County Behavioral Health

For the past two years, the World Mental Health Day celebration has been punctuated by a lunch hour performance by the Imperial County Behavioral Health Wellness Center Band, The Superstars. Preparing for their third year, we meet with band director Sergio Alberti and talk about the work that goes into the performance, aspects of personal recovery through music, and the joy of performing for our community.
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October 3, 2019 - Trauma-Informed Substance Treatment - Tonier Cain CEO & Author of Healing Neen

Tonier “Neen” Cain’s joyous spirit and astonishing inner-strength leaps through the radio directly into listeners hearts, inspiring renewed hope and compassion for those still living on the fringes. Her recovery, focused on trauma-informed treatment is a story that inspires all.
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