Want to hear real conversations by real people about mental health topics? Say less. Each month our team will be joined by a guest speaker for a new episode of Healthy Brain Banter. Feel free to join us as we address various topics on mental health and unravel questions with the experts.

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Episode 1: Meet the Team & All About CAPS

What is this project all about? Find out in this month’s episode of “Healthy Brain Banter” as we introduce our team and interview psychologist Dr. Adam Fisher.

Episode 1

Episode 2: Academic Stress and Mental Health

Over 50% of students report feeling stressed due to academic programs and pressures, which can take a big toll on their mental health. Find out ways to combat this and stay mentally healthy in this month’s episode of “Healthy Brain Banter” as we interview Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Brandon Thatcher.

Episode 2

In this episode, we discuss the links between physical health and mental health. We know that many people struggle with both mental and physical health challenges, and we want to shed light on the intersection between the two. It is difficult to have one without the other, as both are tied so closely together. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that “there is no health without mental health”. 

Episode 3

Episode 4: COVID-19 Nursing and Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of burn-out and stress to nurses and all healthcare providers. Nicki shares her experience with COVID-19 and how she has cultivated a healthy mind. 

Episode 4

Episode 5: Essentialism in the Workplace

Poor mental health and stress can negatively affect employee Job performance and productivity, Engagement with one’s work, Communication with coworkers, and Physical capability and daily functioning.

Mental illnesses such as depression are associated with higher rates of disability and unemployment.

Additionally, even after taking other health risks—like smoking and obesity—into account, employees at high risk of depression had the highest health care costs during the 3 years after an initial health risk assessment. 

Episode 5