Mental Health and Poverty

The link between poverty and mental illness is real, although not always acknowledged. Host Shannon Eliot interviews Donita Diamata, Project Coordinator for Financial Self-Sufficiency at Mental Health America of Oregon. Learn how a lack of resources can lead to mental...

Mental Health and Sports

Sports can act as a great wellness tool for those with mental health challenges. But intense competition and a pressure to perform can also create or trigger athletes with mental health issues. How do athletes — from casual amateurs to decorated Olympians — balance...

Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is an issue that many of us have experienced at one time or another. And one doesn’t need to be labeled with an eating disorder to struggle with it. Learn how you can recognize the signs of emotional eating and alternative ways to seek comfort....

Trauma

Trauma is a significant cause of mental health issues, but is often overlooked and underdiscussed in both children and adults. In fact, two-thirds of children report trauma by age 16 and face significant challenges later in life if left untreated. Learn about the...

Hearing Voices

Hearing voices can be a scary thing, but did you know it can also provide comfort to some? Why is such an experience regarded as a gift in some cultures but a diagnosable condition in others? Host Shannon Eliot chats with Adrian Bernard, a mental health advocate and...

Mental Health and the Workplace

The Mental Health Matters team recently had a chance to attend the 2013 Work & Well-Being Conference in San Francisco, presented by the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence. Host Shannon Eliot explores the...