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Sheila Hamilton is an author, advocate and radio host. Her book, All the Things We Never Knew, Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness is an Amazon bestseller. She is a five-time Emmy award winning journalist and hosts the podcast Beyond Well, a program for people interested in learning more about our interior lives, emotional health and self-care. Co-hosts are Dr. Jim Polo and Dr. Jenna LeJeune


Feb 27, 2023

As a Portland, Oregon resident since 2001, our host Sheila Hamilton started to notice the dreariness, lethargy, and sadness of the winter months. Seasonal affective disorder is a real mood disorder with devastating impact for people who feel discouraged, listless, and unmotivated during the dreary winter months.

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Feb 20, 2023

Seasonal affective disorder is a depressive disorder that impacts five to ten percent of the population, especially those living in northern parts of the hemisphere.  Dr. James Polo talks about the ways that SAD mirrors depression; lethargy, change in appetite, increased need for sleep, and irritability.

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Feb 13, 2023

Falling in love can be exhilarating, but it isn’t the secret to happiness per se. You might more accurately say that falling in love is the start-up cost for happiness—an exhilarating but stressful stage we have to endure to get to the relationships that actually fulfill us.

The most important predictors of...

Feb 6, 2023


Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, and tablets are giving the public, doctors, and researchers new ways to access help, monitor progress, and increase understanding of mental well-being.

Mobile mental health support, apps...