Why listen? Here are just a few “heart taps” from this episode with psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator Dr. Gail Saltz:
- We all have VERY DIFFERENT BRAINS.
- Close to 1/2 of all Americans, as some point in their life, will struggle with a mental illness, impairing your ability to function in life in various arena.
- Addressed early, one can greatly alleviate the symptoms and suffering of mental illness.
- The same wiring that can predispose one to mental illness also often comes along with a wiring potential for great strengths.
- Stigma continues to keep many from being diagnosed and treated.
- Mental health is health.
- Many people who experience mental pain also feel physically pain.
- If you are living with chronic pain, it can also cause depression by itself.
- The brain changes over time depending on what environmentally is happening to it and what we are experiencing and processing.
- Make sure you are getting help from a real mental health professional, not just from someone you follow on TikTok.
- “Look for your strengths and play to it.”
- Have deep and intimate conversations with those around you to develop deep connections and fight off loneliness.
- Being able to play and have fun is an important part of life.
ABOUT THE GUEST:
Dr. Gail Saltz, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of medicine and host of the “How Can I Help?” podcast.
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