Let's Rethink This

Abby Berger

Let’s Rethink This is taking real conversations about mental illness from behind closed doors right out into the open. Hosted by Abby Berger, episodes will explore the complex corners of mental illness by having candid conversations with people living with a severe mental illness and mental health providers on how mental illness affects all aspects of life including education, employment, housing, relationships and so much more. Let’s Rethink This is bringing you real stories of the challenges of mental illness along with real inspiration to manage the symptoms of mental illness, find belonging and purpose in your community, and gain the confidence to live a healthy, quality life. read less
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Episodes

Celebrating Black History with Pearl and Michelle
Mar 21 2022
Celebrating Black History with Pearl and Michelle
Date: March 21, 2022  Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This Episode title and number: Celebrating Black History with Pearl & Michelle  Brief summary of show: This week I am speaking with two Independence Center members, Pearl and Michelle about Black History Month and how members and staff have been celebrating this month. Pearl and Michelle both participate in the member led group, The Conversation Stars Here. This group meets weekly, and their mission is to “promote unity, dialogue, action, and education to create a safe, antiracist, and equitable atmosphere of belonging. This group discusses all types of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters but for the purposes of this conversation we will be speaking about Black History Month. Bullet points of key topics & timestamps: 1:15 - 2:30 Pearl & Michelle's Background  3:09 - 5:05 Black History Month  5:15 - 5:56 Why Celebrating Black History is Important for Black People  6:31 - 7:53 Establishment of Conversation Starts Here  8:09 -  11:14 How 'Conversation Starts Here' Benefits Members  11:23 - 14:12 Why It's Important to Celebrate Black History Month in February  16:03 - 21:57 Celebrations of Black History  25:31 - 28:42 Blackfishing or Passing for Black  28:53 - 29:36 Celebrating Diversity 35:03 - 37:11 Stigma of Mental Illness in the Black Community 37:11 - 40:15 Importance of Black Providers in Mental Health Settings List of resources mentioned in episode:  Independence Center Passing Film Imitation of Life Film Black Girl, Bleu Film   Social media handles, shareable link of podcast Follow Us @letsrethinkthispod on Instagram Become a Loyal Listener and support the podcast
Increasing Investment in Global Mental Health with Dr. Ingrid Daniels
Oct 18 2021
Increasing Investment in Global Mental Health with Dr. Ingrid Daniels
Date: 10/18/2021 Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This  Episode title and number: Increasing Investment in Global Mental Health with Dr. Ingrid Daniels Brief summary of show: Today we are speaking with Dr. Ingrid Daniels, hailing all the way from South Africa. Dr. Daniels is the CEO of Cape Mental Health, the oldest community based mental health nonprofit organization in South Africa. She has a Master's in Social Science – Clinical Social Work. She then completed her PhD in Social Work at the University of Cape Town. She also serves as the President of World Federation of Mental Health. She is committed to addressing global mental health challenges particularly in South Africa and in LMIC’s. She continues to actively advocate and seek creative and innovation solutions to address the mental health service delivery gaps and to ensure that mental health becomes a reality for all global citizens. Bullet points of key topics & timestamps:  1:42 - 6:47 Dr. Daniels Background 7:32 - 13:42 Cape Mental Health  14:20 - 18:09 Mental Health Care in South Africa  18:49 - 21:45 World Federation for Mental Health  22:19 - 26:10 World Mental Health Day  26:47 - 33:40 Investment in & Support of Mental Health Globally List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading, social media handles:  Cape Mental Health  Clubhouse International  World Federation for Mental Health World Mental Health Congress  Calls to action:  Subscribe to our podcast here: https://letsrethinkthis.buzzsprout.com/ Follow us on Instagram @letsrethinkthispod
Raising Mentally Healthy Children with Julie Tang 
Oct 11 2021
Raising Mentally Healthy Children with Julie Tang
Date 10/11/2021 Name of Show: Let’s Rethink This  Episode title and number: Raising Mentally Healthy Children with Julie Tang  Brief summary of show: Julie Tang is a longtime supporter of Independence Center and founder of an organization called Starting the Conversation which is focused on raising mentally fit children. Since her retirement from the federal government, she has worked more closely with Starting the Conversation to build its impact and reach in the community. She is also currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Today we are going to talk to Julie about how the organization got it’s start, why it is so important to educate and support children  on mental health, and what the future of the organization looks like. Bullet points of key topics & timestamps:  1:36 - 2:25 Julie’s Background  2:36 – 7:46  Inception of Starting the Conversation  10:14 - 11:05 Talking about Mental Health More Openly  11:30 - 15:29 Format & Audience of Panel Discussions 17:09 - 22:55 Partnership with Gateway Region YMCA 24:25 – 27:30 Master of Social Work  List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading, social media handles:  Upcoming Starting the Conversation Event – Tuesday, October 19th Starting the Conversation  Gateway Region YMCA  Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis Calls to action:  Subscribe to our podcast here: https://letsrethinkthis.buzzsprout.com/ Follow us on Instagram @letsrethinkthispod