Being Well Podcast: Dealing with a Mental Health Crisis, Trauma and Meditation, and Getting Back on the Wagon: January Mailbag
January 22, 2024

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick open up the mailbag to answer questions from listeners. How can we understand and support someone going through a mental health crisis? Is meditation enough to heal trauma? And what can we do about family members that just won’t change? You’ll learn why offering help isn’t always helpful, how to deal with unskillful feedback, and approaches that help with setting and achieving long-term goals.

Forrest is now writing on Substack, check out his work there.

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Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:55: Question #1 – How can I support a friend who is going through a mental health crisis?
  • 7:10: What’s a “psychotic break,” and being careful with clinical terminology. 
  • 12:00: Question #2 – Is it possible to heal trauma through meditation alone?
  • 20:25: Question #3 – How do I start again when I’ve fallen off the wagon?
  • 27:30: Question #4 – Is feedback necessary for growth? And what kind of feedback is helpful?
  • 33:10: Question #5 – How can I improve my relationship with money?
  • 42:20: Question #6 – I’m very frustrated with a family member who just won’t change their bad behavior. What can I do?
  • 54:05: Recap

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