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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Teen Depression Webinar

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Thursday, March 21 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:15 PM PT. Presenter Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW, will provide a wonderful overview of Teen Depression. This webinar covers an overview of what teen depression is; communication strategies for teens and parents; treatment options; where to get help; and what to do if help is refused.

The program is designed for parents, guardians, caregivers, youth workers, and any adults interested in teen mental health. If you are worried about a teen, new to the topic, proactively seeking education, or in need of a refresher on teen depression, this webinar is for you.  REGISTER to join this live webinar discussion.

Click HERE to learn how The Hallowell Centers can  help you.

Alpha-Stim: A New Technology for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia available at the Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest

Learn about Changing the Shame and Stigma of Mental Health.

Click HERE to learn more about Depression.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Mental Illness Swam In My Genes…

 Photos by Noam Galai

Giulia Rhodes, The Guardian recently interviewed Dr. Hallowell about his Memoir.  In her article, Mental Illness Swam In My Genes…, she asked him why he wanted to become a psychiatrist. Dr. Hallowell replied:  “I wanted to become a psychiatrist because I wanted to understand my people in particular and crazy people in general.”   The “selfish desire”, he says, was always to save his family: “There was a drive to repair families, repair my own – though it was too late for that, of course.”

Read more HERE!

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Managing ADHD Meds and more…

In this DISTRACTION Podcast S3 Ep 2, we’re doing one of my favorite things — answering YOUR questions. In our Q&A episode, you’ll learn:

* how to manage ADHD meds;
* how to get past childhood trauma;
* how to become an ADHD coach; and more.

Sending a big thank you to everyone who submitted questions and to YOU, my loyal listeners.

If you have a question for me, please send it to: connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-552-6663. Thank you.

LISTEN NOW!

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Catching Up With Dr. Hallowell

In the first mini episode of “Distraction” Season 3, Dr. Hallowell discusses National Suicide Awareness Month, why it’s important to talk about it and get help, his next book with John Ratey on “VAST” and more.

Please LISTEN now to learn about suicide prevention, why you shouldn’t worry alone, and what Dr. Hallowell has been up to.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Stigma Takes Lives!

Often the worst part of a mental illness is not the illness itself but the societal shunning that results from it. Mental illness hits 20% of Americans every year, but because of shame and stigma, many never seek the help they need.
There’s no shame in mental illness. Most highly intelligent, creative people have one or another form of it. The damage is done by keeping it hidden, where it festers, warps, grows, and takes over the soul. Open up to the world. Never worry alone.

Stigma and the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are some of the topics Dr. Hallowell discusses in his video on Stigma Takes Lives.

Let’s start a grass roots movement to eliminate the stigma and shame associated with mental illness.
Learn more in my podcast on “End the Stigma of Mental Health.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Stimulants and ADHD

May is Mental Health Month. This video is about stimulant medication, more specifically the general stigma that steers people away from trying them as part of treatment for ADHD.  Used properly under medical supervision, stimulant medications are safe and effective, but most people are terrified of them and do not want to even consider trying them. I address this issue in this video

This month, my Note from Ned is a Video from Ned.  That’s a first for us, but I think we will do it more often, as people like video often more than print.

I hope you like this piece and share it.  Please send us feedback about the video format and let us know what you think.  You can always email me directly at drhallowell@gmail.com

When medication works, it works as safely and dramatically as eyeglasses. Medication helps about 80% of the time in the treatment of ADD. Make sure you work with a doctor who can explain the issues around medication to you clearly. Most people do not realize how safe and effective stimulant medications truly are, when they are used properly. Make sure you work with a doctor who has plenty of experience with these medications. The stimulants include medications like Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Vyvanse, Focalin, and others. As long as you take them under proper medical supervision, they can help you immensely.

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