Mind On Mental Health

The Mind On Mental Health Podcast explores a variety of mental health and substance use related topics in under thirty minutes. Topics such as how to utilize positive coping skills, manage triggers and how to change your thought process are discussed. Each podcast features interviews with therapists and psychiatrists from Penn Medicine - Princeton House Behavioral Health in Central New Jersey.

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7 days ago

More and more, professionals and treatment facilities who work with those with substance use disorder seem to be embracing a Harm Reduction Model as opposed to Abstinence-Only Based Treatment. But, what does Harm Reduction really mean? Listen in on Sarah Carstens, LCSW, LCADC - Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health’s Addictions Clinical Director and Andy Dean, LCSW on this week’s Mind on Mental Health to learn more.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

In this episode, Andy talks with Donna Kiley, who in addition to being a licensed clinical social worker, directs an outpatient behavioral health site with 60 clinical and administrative staff members. Their conversation: tips on how individuals (including bosses) can prioritize their mental health during the workday.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org) Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

In part one of our look at PTSD responses in Star Wars, we learned about fight, flee, and freeze, three common reactions to perceived threats. In this episode, Mind on Mental Health’s Andy Dean and therapist Aracely Reyes resume the discussion. Listen in to hear more about how Anakin Skywalker and C3PO cope with PTSD.  Remember: When dealing with PTSD, all responses are valiant if they protect you in the moment.      For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org) Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday May 26, 2022

In this episode, Licensed therapist Aracely Reyes joins host Andy Dean for another dive into pop culture by explaining human reactions to PTSD, and how the characters of Star Wars exemplify the different responses to perceived threats.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org) Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday May 19, 2022

In this second episode focusing on nutrition and mental health, registered dietitian Rachel Daddio discusses different diets and how they can affect mental health.  Rachel also discusses different vitamins and minerals and what roles they play in mental health.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday May 12, 2022

In this episode, registered dietitian Rachel Daddio sits down with Andy to discuss the connection between nutrition and mental health.  Rachel talks about different nutrition considerations she discusses with her clients at Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health as well as how making different nutrition decisions can affect one’s mental health.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday May 05, 2022

In this episode, Erica Munger, MA, senior utilization management reviewer at Penn Medicine - Princeton House Behavioral Health sits down with Andy to discuss the discrepancies between the different levels of care in mental health treatment.  Erica also breaks down the different insurance considerations for each level of care and gives practical tips on how to determine approximately how much money will be coming out of your pocket when you access mental health services.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

Does reading a statement from your health insurance company feel like reading hieroglyphics to you?  In this episode, Erica Munger, MA, senior utilization management reviewer at Penn Medicine - Princeton House Behavioral Health sits down with Andy to discuss what to consider when selecting a health insurance plan.  Erica also explains how to make sense of health insurance premiums and deductibles.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

When someone is part of a family that experienced trauma in previous generations, they may adapt to that trauma much as Abuela’s grandchildren did: taking on roles they didn’t necessarily want, and making choices to please the family rather than being true to themselves. It’s a lot of pressure. Mind on Mental Health’s Andy Dean and therapist Aracely Reyes wrap up this deep dive into the topic in this week’s episode.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

In our second episode working through the Disney movie Encanto, we’ll explore family roles in intergenerational trauma. Mind on Mental Health’s Andy Dean and therapist Aracely Reyes dig into the movie a little deeper to discuss how the Madrigal family each react to the matriarch’s trauma, and how that can relate to real-life families.   For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org)   Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh

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