Mental Health Master – LIVE Interview

Mental Health Master

Mental Health Master

WARNING! This episode discusses topics that may trigger strong emotions

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B.S. in Psychology from Chaminade University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands
M.A. in Addiction Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands

  • 0:00 1. How did you get into the mental health field, what went into starting your YouTube channel, and what do you do professionally?
  • 0:44 2. How do mental health practitioners determine if their patients are unwell because of trauma or because of infectious disease, do they present differently based on the cause?
  • 2:16 3. In your opinion, is it ever right for a physician to diagnose a patient with Morgellons without any evidence of the condition but to enhance a rapport with them for the purpose of introducing them to antipsychotics?
  • 4:13 4. What, in your experience, is the most prevalent form of mental illness?
  • 5:17 5. What is the difference between acute and long-term mental illness, are there different reasons for each?
  • 6:45 6. Is it common for people to mistake bad behavior with personality traits, like being impulsive or reckless?
  • 7:38 7. How does a person develop a delusional state typically and what are the most common delusions and what is the difference between a delusional state and mistaken belief?
  • 12:44 8. What does depression feel like and what is a healthy approach to treating it?
  • 14:31 9. Is it hard for many people to reach out because they feel a kind of comfort in their depressed feelings? What is that phenomenon called?
  • 15:48 10. How can someone get help for somebody who doesn’t want any? Is there a way to know when it’s best to do what you can vs just walking away and letting be?
  • 19:02 11. Is there a difference between anger and psychosis?
  • 20:32 12. Did suicide increase or decrease during the pandemic?
  • 21:15 13. What are the factors of developing suicidal ideation, and what does that term actually mean?
  • 24:47 14. Does trauma contribute to people developing difficulties with interpersonal relationships?
  • 25:42 15. What are the most commonly experienced forms of #abuse?
  • 30:08 16. What are common outcomes from sexual trauma including rape, sexual assault, and incest?
  • 33:45 17. Is there any way to prevent sex crimes including education?
  • 34:56 18. Is it true that most people remain in abusive situations because of housing and other necessities for living?
  • 37:40 19. Do you believe in “healthy #narcissism”?
  • 41:16 20. Are most people who discuss social issues only trying to garner attention or are they actually raising awareness – how can you tell the difference? #VirtueSignaling?
  • 43:00 21. Do video games cause violent behavior?
  • 44:15 22. How can boundaries define and protect an individual?
  • 46:22 23. Can increased social activities result in better mental health?
  • 47:07 24. What is the most health-conscious way to protect your mental health?
  • 48:12 25. Do you feel cannabis is a useful tool in addressing and maintaining mental health?
  • 49:25 26. Can reframing situations be a helpful tool and for which mental health conditions specifically?
  • 51:44 27. People with skin conditions often harbor poor self-esteem, how can they address this and move beyond it to meet life goals?
  • 53:56 28. What can Lyme disease advocates do to effectively raise awareness and what behaviors should they avoid to maintain healthy efforts?
  • 56:56 BREAKING NEWS!!!
  • 58:00 29. What groups or organizations would you recommend to those interested in advocating for better mental health?
  • 59:04 30. What is next for Mental Health Master?