It’s the Time of the Season for… Mental Illness – Shrinking It Down
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Flowers are blooming. People are smiling. On the surface, it seems as if spring is the sweetest season of all. And while it is rejuvenating and joyful in many ways, it’s also associated with the highest rates of psychiatric issues. Gene and Steve take a closer look at why this might be, from research to theories to their own clinical experience. They also talk about steps you can take to manage this time of year if your child or you are struggling. With the right strategies and supports, we can get through this together. Thank you for joining us in this conversation.
If you have questions or comments about today’s episode, write to us.
- Nod to National Poetry Month: The Waste Land (T.S. Eliot)
- Seasonality of Suicidal Behavior (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
- Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination? (MGH Clay Center)
- Study: Many Anti-Inflammatories Show Antidepressant Effect (Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network)
- There Are All Sorts of Ways of Making Things Better (MGH Clay Center)
- What Parents Can Do to Promote Mental Wellness in Children (MGH Clay Center)
Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
Music by Gene Beresin
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