Video Archive (2020-2021 Season)

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This Is America with Dennis Wholey

Show 2409:
Vivian B. Pender, M.D. (President-elect, American Psychiatric Association) - Pt. II of II

On this program, Dennis Wholey concludes his conversation with Vivian B. Pender, M.D., President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Pender offers insight into the mission and work of the American Psychiatric Association, her personal reasons for entering the field of psychiatry, and the evolving perspectives on “substance use disorder" and its classification as an illness.

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Show 2408:
Vivian B. Pender, M.D. (President-elect, American Psychiatric Association) - Pt. I of II

On this program Dennis Wholey begins his two-part conversation with Vivian B. Pender, M.D., President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association (2020‐2021). Their conversation examines how to navigate the common struggles of worry, anger, fatigue and various forms of mental illness in 2020. In addition, Dr. Pender discusses modern approaches to different disorders, as well as crucial warning signs that can indicate it is time to seek help for oneself or others.

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Show 2407:
Tony Green (Surviving COVID-19)

On this program, Dennis Wholey speaks columnist, author, and Covid-19 survivor, Tony Green who shares the painful story of how his pandemic skepticism changed when he was diagnosed with Covid-19 and lost multiple family members within the pandemic. Mr. Green is candid and powerfully honest about his experience and the experiences of 13 members of his family who were diagnosed. Additionally, he is eager to share his story in order to spare other people, families, and communities the pain he and his loved ones have endured as the result of a well-intentioned family gathering.

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George S. Everly, Jr., PhD - (Psychological First Aid)

On this program Dennis Wholey speaks with author, educator and psychologist Dr. George S. Everly, Jr., PhD. As professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health and an advocate for psychological first aid, Dr. Everly explains that, in times of crisis, large or small, mental health must be a central focus to ensure our general health and safety. Their conversation dives deep into the underlying struggles we all face in crisis as well as the practical ways in which emergency care is expanding to include mental health support.

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Show 2405:
Michael "Top" Washington - (Service, Suicide & Gun Safety)

On this program Dennis Wholey speaks with Seattle Firefighter and United States Marine Corps Veteran, Michael "Top" Washington. After the death of his son in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Michael Washington, Mr. Washington became suicidal but fortunately navigated away from the opportunity, lacking access to a gun a the time. Mr. Washington discusses his work today helping others within his first responders, fire fighters, military and civic service based communities and his role on Everytown for Gun Safety's Veterans Advisory Council. The conversation confronts stigmas surrounding mental illness and suicide as well as how our nation's approaches to gun safety and mental health must work together.

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Show 2404:
Jay Shore, MD - (Modern Telepsychiatry and Depression)

On this program, Dennis Wholey speaks with psychiatrist Jay Shore, MD. As Director of Telemedicine at the University of Colorado's Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, Dr. Shore has helped usher in the new era of teletherapy to patients in need of help. His work has given him first-hand experience with people confronting pandemic related stresses in urban locations as well as patients in remote areas facing their own unique struggles. In addition, Dr. shore discusses the warning signs for depression and suicide and methods of treatment ranging from talk therapy to medication to hospitalization.

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Show 2403:
Lynn Bufka, Ph.D (American Psychological Association)

On this program Dennis Wholey speaks with Lynn Bufka, Ph.D. As a psychologist and as Senior Director of Practice Transformation and Quality at the American Psychological Association, Dr. Bufka brings a highly informed and unique perspective to the struggles facing so many Americans in the Covid-19 era. The conversation touches on many aspects of life today including, depression, stress, anxiety, complex family dynamics within the context of social distancing and more. Additionally, Dr. Bufka discusses how Americans can improve their lives, combat various issues, and seek help when needed.

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Show 2402:
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (Mental Health and Addiction in America)

The series begins its new focus on America's mental, emotional and social health by speaking with Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy. The spirited and personal conversation is devoted to the importance of treating addictions and mental illness as part of one's general health and unpacks the idea that common dialogue about psychological struggles and successes can improve the health of the nation. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy also offers insight into his own personal background, family struggles and discusses his advocacy work through The Kennedy Forum, DontDenyMe.org and more.

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