PODCAST

Practically Mental

Jessica Hasson, PhD

We all experience mental and emotional struggles, but we do not all experience the same struggles. We all have different experiences and therefore cope in different ways. This means that there is no "one size fits all" approach for coping and being mentally and emotionally healthy. We will be talking about this, and practical and realistic ways to address our mental health needs on this podcast. Expect some snark, a lot of sarcasm, and real talk about life.

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Candidate Interview: Laurie-Anne Sayles (County Council At Large)
3d ago
Candidate Interview: Laurie-Anne Sayles (County Council At Large)
Laurie-Anne Sayles is running for one of the at-large positions for the County CouncilWebsite www.laurieannesayles.orgFacebook facebook.com/SaylesforMoCoTwitter @LaurieASaylesOther instagram.com/councilmember_lasayles
Candidate Interview: Laurie-Anne Sayles (County Council At Large)
3d ago
Candidate Interview: Laurie-Anne Sayles (County Council At Large)
Laurie-Anne Sayles is running for one of the at-large positions for the County CouncilWebsite www.laurieannesayles.orgFacebook facebook.com/SaylesforMoCoTwitter @LaurieASaylesOther instagram.com/councilmember_lasayles
Candidate Interview: Maricé Morales (County Council District 6)
3d ago
Candidate Interview: Maricé Morales (County Council District 6)
Maricé Morales is running for County Council DistrictWebsite www.maricemorales.comFacebook facebook.com/MariceMoralesOther instagram.com/delegatemorales
Candidate Interview: Scott Goldberg (County Council At Large)
5d ago
Candidate Interview: Scott Goldberg (County Council At Large)
Scott Goldberg is running for the At-Large Position for the Montgomery County Council Website www.VoteScott.orgFacebook facebook.com/GoldbergInMDTwitter @GoldbergInMDOther instagram.com/GoldbergInMD
Candidate Interview: Karla Silvestre (County Council At Large)
5d ago
Candidate Interview: Karla Silvestre (County Council At Large)
Karla Silvestre is running for reelection for the Board Of Education (At-Large)Website www.karlasilvestre.comFacebook facebook.com/karlasilvestre4BOETwitter @KarlaSilves_BOE
Candidate Interview: Dawn Leudtke (County Council District 7)
5d ago
Candidate Interview: Dawn Leudtke (County Council District 7)
Dawn Luedtke is running for the District 7 position. Website www.dawnluedtke.comTwitter @PennDawn96
Understanding Psychiatric Medications with Ashley P. Evans, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jun 17 2022
Understanding Psychiatric Medications with Ashley P. Evans, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
In this episode, Jess talks with Ashley P. Evans, who is a Psychiatric Mental Health  Nurse Practitioner. Jess & Ashley discuss working with a prescriber as part of mental health treatment. Ashley is the owner of PsychLife Tee Co, which is an amazing company that sells t shirts, mugs, and notebooks that reduce the stigma around mental health. Check them out at can follow Ashley on Linkedin
Candidate Interview: Tom DeGonia (State's Attorney)
Jun 12 2022
Candidate Interview: Tom DeGonia (State's Attorney)
Tom DeGonia is a Democrat running for State's Attorney Email tom@tomdegonia2022.comWebsite www.tomdegonia2022.comFacebook facebook.com/TomDeGoniaforMontgomeryCountyState'sAttorneyTwitter @TomforMoCo2022Other instagram.com/TomforMoCo2022
Candidate Interview: Dana Gassaway (County Council At Large)
Jun 12 2022
Candidate Interview: Dana Gassaway (County Council At Large)
Dana Gassway is a Democrat running for the at-large position with the Montgomery County Council email: gassawayforcouncil@gmail.com
Candidate Interview: Len Lieber (County Council At Large)
Jun 12 2022
Candidate Interview: Len Lieber (County Council At Large)
Len Lieber is a Republican running for the Montgomery County Council at Large Position. Website lenardlieber.comTwitter @purplepursuer
Jess Rants: I Hate Platitudes (Pandemic Version)
Jun 10 2022
Jess Rants: I Hate Platitudes (Pandemic Version)
The pandemic has been filled with platitudes and sayings. Unfortunately, platitudes don’t do anything. It became a way to feign concern without actually changing anything. Over the past two years we heard a string of platitudes, starting with “We’re all in this together.” In this rant, Dr. Hasson talks about 9 pandemic platitudes including:2:01 We are all in this together 3:12 Follow the Science 5:56 My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me 8:22 The New Normal. 10:45 Only When It’s Safe 17:13 I did everything right. 20:37 Remain Vigilant 21:37 Show Grace/Give Grace 24:00 The Children are ResilientRemember, #ActionsNotPlatitudes & #Policy&Change not #Thoughts&PrayersContent warning: suicide,  personal injury
Candidate Interview: Ben Wikner (County Council District 7)
Jun 7 2022
Candidate Interview: Ben Wikner (County Council District 7)
Ben Wikner is running for Montgomery County Council District 7Website www.benwikner.comFacebook @benwiknerforcountycouncil501(c)3 discussed during the podcast: mask donations I discussed were from Lighting Wear
Candidate Interview: John Zittrauer (County Council District 4)
Jun 4 2022
Candidate Interview: John Zittrauer (County Council District 4)
John Zittrauer is running for the District 4 seat for Montgomery County CouncilWebsite: friendsofjohnzittrauer.comFacebook: facebook.com/friendsofjohnzittrauerTwitter: twitter.com/johnzittrauerInstagram: instagram.com/johnzittrauer
Jess's Mini Rant: Coping
Jun 3 2022
Jess's Mini Rant: Coping
Never assume someone is coping well because they are not asking for help. In this mini-rant, I discuss a few of the reasons people may be reluctant to ask for help and give an idea on what we, as a society, can do to help.
Candidate Interview: Jay Guan (BOE District 1)
Jun 2 2022
Candidate Interview: Jay Guan (BOE District 1)
Jay Guan is running for the BOE District 1 position. Website jayguan4boe.comFacebook facebook.com/JG4boe
Candidate Interview: Cary Lamari (County Council District 5)
Jun 2 2022
Candidate Interview: Cary Lamari (County Council District 5)
Cary Lamari is running for the County Council District 5 seat. Website warning: violence, school shootings
Candidate Interview: Steve Solomon (Councilmember, District 6)
Jun 2 2022
Candidate Interview: Steve Solomon (Councilmember, District 6)
Steve Solomon is a democrat running for the Montgomery County Council District 6 Seat. Website votestevesolomon.comFacebook Facebook.com/votestevesolomonTwitter @SteveSolomon
Candidate Interview: Harold Maldonado, County Council District 7
May 29 2022
Candidate Interview: Harold Maldonado, County Council District 7
Harold Maldonado is a republican running for the District 7 seat for Montgomery County. Website:
Jess's Mini Rant: The Mental Health System Needs to Change
May 27 2022
Jess's Mini Rant: The Mental Health System Needs to Change
It's time to adjust how we think about mental health. In this mini-rant, I discuss how the traditional individual treatment for mental health does not work with a large scale crisis and discuss ways we can all help.
Candidate Interview: Paul Schwartz (County Council District 7)
May 26 2022
Candidate Interview: Paul Schwartz (County Council District 7)
Paul Schwartz is a Democratic Candidate for County Council's new District 7 seatwebsite: facebook.com/paul.schwartz.79025Twitter @PKSpaulContent Warning: School Shootings & Natural Disasters
Candidate Interview: Scott Joftus (Board of Education District 3)
May 24 2022
Candidate Interview: Scott Joftus (Board of Education District 3)
Scott Joftus is an incumbent running for the Board Of Education District 3Website: