Category: Anxiety Disorders

082: Ending Conversion Therapy

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a groundbreaking report: Ending Conversion Therapy – Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Elliot Kennedy of SAMHSA and Dr. Judith Glassgold of the American Psychological Association (APA)…

077: Addressing Rural Mental Health

Today is National Rural Health Day.  Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Nisha Patel, the director of the community based division in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).  In her role, Nisha provides oversight, leadership and management to programmatic, operational…

063: Autism Spectrum and Sexuality

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Stephanie Buehler on the sexual and relational challenges/strengths those with high functioning autism spectrum disorder can bring to the table.  They discuss diagnostic criteria, statistics, challenges and experiences marital partners often report, communication dynamics and…

060: Suicide – Part 2

This interview took place in April of 2012 and was released on the podcast Mormon Matters.  It is being rebroadcast here on Mormon Mental Health with the permission of Dan Wotherspoon. Suicide affects all of us, and involves so many devastating emotions. Grief…

033: SAMHSA on Mormon Mental Health

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Administrator Pam Hyde, J.D. from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.  They discuss a variety of mental health and substance abuse…