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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Therapy Goals for LGBT Youth

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

While the world has unique challenges for LGBT kids, all teens with major depression have much in common, and therapy aims to help strengthen coping skills, to build feelings of safety, and to turn hopelessness and helplessness into action. Nina and Andy also discuss the body issues and eating disorders among LGBT teens as a means to control their own bodies.
 
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Tuesday Nov 14, 2023

Despite broader acceptance than ever before, it’s still not easy to navigate both adolescence and becoming part of the LGBT community.  Primary Therapist Nina Narang works with teens and families at Princeton House Behavioral Health, and she speaks with fellow licensed clinical social worker and host Andy Dean.  Andy and Nina discuss the how the American culture affects LGBTQ teens and when they might need help.
 
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Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Can there be sun and rain at the same time? Yes! Being open to “both/and” can make your life more effective and enhance relationships with others. Recognizing that there is more than one way to do or see things can be useful. As time has passed since her treatment for cancer concluded, therapist Danielle Bellina reflects on ways DBT skills helped her to remain engaged with others, even when their attitudes or situations differed from hers.
 
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Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

Being in charge of your own emotions sounds easier than it is. Sometimes you have to do the opposite action than your emotions want you to do in order to solve a problem. Therapist Danielle Bellina talks about this and other DBT techniques that she used to cope with her cancer diagnosis and treatmentwith host Andy Dean. They delve into anxiety, how to tell people about the diagnosis when your instinct is to protect your friends and family.
 
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Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Everyone has a different cancer journey, and you can make better decisions about your health if you use the distress tolerance skills outlined in DBT as STOP (Stop, Take a Breath, Observe, and Proceed Mindfully) and Radical Acceptance. These are not easy and take practice to use. Join Danielle Bellina, a therapist trained in DBT, and host Andy Dean as they discuss how she used these skills in her own experience and worked through her emotions to take action to protect her own health.
 
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Tuesday Oct 17, 2023

No one knows when they might suddenly face a major health issue. Senior Primary Therapist Danielle Bellina found herself relying on dialectical behavior therapy skills to get her through breast cancer treatment just a few years ago. Danielle and host Andy Dean discuss the reaction to shocking news and how to navigate the health decisions that need to be made during a very stressful time.
 
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Grief and Substance Use Part 2

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

After losing a brother to substance use disorder and ultimately an overdose, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Sarah Devries talks about how complicated the grieving process can be. Grief is messy, and letting grief go can feel like a loss in itself. Over time—and each person grieves at their own pace—you can find enduring connection with the deceased in your new reality. Listen in as Andy Dean interviews Sarah and her colleague, Sarah Carstens.
 
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Grief and Substance Use Part 1

Tuesday Oct 03, 2023

Tuesday Oct 03, 2023

Whether or not a person with a substance use disorder succumbs to their addiction, there is much grief along the way. Loved ones mourn the loss of the future they imagined for that person, and everyone regrets that life is harder than they imagined. Sarah Devries and Sarah Carstens, both Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors, discuss grief and acceptance with host Andy Dean.
 
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Substance Use by the Numbers

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

There were more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 2022 in the US. So far this year, 2023, there have been 15,878 overdose deaths in New Jersey. One Princeton House therapist was directly affected when she lost a loved one. Join Andy Dean, LCSW as he interviews Sarah Devries, Senior Therapist and Team Coordinator, and Sarah Carstens, Clinical Director for Addiction Services, of Princeton House Behavioral Health. Carstens and Devries are both Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
 
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Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Loneliness can have the same effect on the body as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, and yet, there’s no place to put a Surgeon General’s warning. Host Andy Dean speaks with Jamie Winters, LCSW, senior primary therapist at Princeton House Behavioral Health, about how to address loneliness and purposefully interact with other people.
 
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