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Interview: CCAPP CEO Pete Nielsen on NIMBY: Don’t get rid of treatment; get rid of bad providers
Interview: CCAPP CEO Pete Nielsen on NIMBY: Don’t get rid of treatment; get rid of bad providers

Pete Nielsen, M.A., CADC-II, ICCJP, CCJP, who serves as CEO of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) in Sacramento, California, was a guest speaker on the Dec. 4 “In Your Right Mind” show about the resistance of communities to having substance use disorder treatment and recovery residences, such as sober living homes, […]


Interview: Dr. Daniel Amen, Sondra Kronberg and Janet Whitney discuss seasonal eating disorder triggers
Interview: Dr. Daniel Amen, Sondra Kronberg and Janet Whitney discuss seasonal eating disorder triggers

Q&A featuring Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., Psy.D., a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, 10-time New York Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of Amen Clinics; Sondra Kronberg, M.S., R.D., CDN, CEDRD, the Founder/Executive Director of the Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/FEED IOP programs in New York and former board member of National Eating Disorders Association; Janet […]


Interview: University of Montreal Professor Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Ph.D., discusses personality traits that may make teens more prone to drug use
Interview: University of Montreal Professor Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Ph.D., discusses personality traits that may make teens more prone to drug use

Substance abuse is prevalent worldwide and responsible for the loss of many lives. Addiction affects young and older adults alike. Teenagers are prone to addiction for a number of reasons. Because their frontal lobes are still developing, they are more prone to participating in high-risk behavior. They are more vulnerable to peer pressure. In addition, […]


Interview: NAMI-OC President John S. Leyerle on reducing mental illness stigma
Interview: NAMI-OC President John S. Leyerle on reducing mental illness stigma

John S. Leyerle, president of the Orange County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-OC), was a guest on the Nov. 13 “In Your Right Mind” radio show about mental illness stigma. We spoke to Leyerle about the stigmatization of mental illness, the impact of stigma on persons with mental illness and their […]


Interview: Compassionate clinicians offer hope at Sovereign Health of Los Angeles’ Addiction Treatment Program
Interview: Compassionate clinicians offer hope at Sovereign Health of Los Angeles’ Addiction Treatment Program

Q&A with Donna Hugh, LMFT, CIP, Program Director, Sovereign Health of Los Angeles Donna Hugh, LMFT, CIP Program Director, Sovereign Health of Los Angeles Despite the advancements that have been made in the understanding of addiction as a chronic brain disease, people with substance use disorders have continued to face stigma that prevents them from […]


Interview: Personal Recovery Integrating Men’s Experiences (P.R.I.M.E.) program for men over 40
Interview: Personal Recovery Integrating Men’s Experiences (P.R.I.M.E.) program for men over 40

Q&A Featuring Sovereign Health of Palm Desert’s Helen Kienzle, Ph.D., Program Director, and Mary Berst, Ph.D., Associate Program Director Especially during older adulthood, mental health conditions such as a substance use disorders, anxiety and depression can adversely affect a person’s physical health, functional capacity and overall quality of life. Researchers estimate that 1 in 4 […]


Interview: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is revolutionizing depression treatment
Interview: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is revolutionizing depression treatment

Q & A featuring Manish Sheth, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified specialist in psychiatry and addiction medicine and expert in neuromodulation The human brain is, among many things, an electrochemical organ. Contemporary psychiatry treats mental illness by modulating brain function using chemical and electrical approaches. Until now, this neuromodulation approach to depression mainly included drugs and sometimes […]


Interview: Rock to Recovery music therapy at Sovereign Health
Interview: Rock to Recovery music therapy at Sovereign Health

Q&A featuring Wesley Geer, founder of Rock to Recovery Sovereign Health has partnered with Rock to Recovery to bring a unique form of music therapy to our patients. Founded by professional rock musician Wesley Geer, Rock to Recovery provides patients with an empowering musical experience and helps them express their emotions during treatment to achieve […]


Seeing mental illnesses for what they are : Exclusive Sovereign Health interviews  with SARDAA board members
Seeing mental illnesses for what they are : Exclusive Sovereign Health interviews with SARDAA board members

Q&A with Linda Stalters, M.S.N.Founder and Executive Director of SARDAA The Sovereign Health Group is pleased to partner with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, or SARDAA, to promote schizophrenia awareness and advocacy. Schizophrenia and other schizophrenia spectrum disorders (e.g., schizoaffective disorder) are some of the most widely misunderstood diseases out there. During Schizophrenia […]


Interview: What to expect when a loved one has schizophrenia
Interview: What to expect when a loved one has schizophrenia

Q&A featuring Ashish Bhatt, M.D., the Sovereign Health Group’s chief medical officer When a loved one is diagnosed with schizophrenia, family members and loved ones may feel overwhelmed and scared, unsure of what the future will hold. Learning about the illness and what can be done to support their loved ones helps minimize feelings of […]


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