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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


Mar 20, 2023

The CDC has released a worrying report on adolescent mental health. More than 2/3 of teenage females report suffering from persistent sadness. Dr. Polo discusses the role of social media, early puberty, and external pressures that are creating a pressure cooker for adolescent mental health. 

Mar 13, 2023

In today's academic settings and workplaces, many people ask for a community-wide awareness of their trauma. A trigger warning is used to help people who may have been deeply traumatized by something to avoid being traumatized again. But are they helpful? Dr. Jenna LeJeune and Dr. Brian Goff discuss the pros and cons...

Mar 6, 2023

How do you know when to step in to offer assistance to someone who is struggling? Our doctors talk about the difficulty of anosognosia, a condition where people who are struggling from mental health concerns aren't aware of their increasingly erratic or withdrawn behaviors.


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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