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The Mind Itself is a podcast about mental health & mental health law, and how it affects all aspects of our daily lives. By taking a deeper dive into how our society deals with mental health medically, legally, and practically, listeners gain insight and information about one of America’s most pressing and often overlooked issues.

Feb 17, 2021

In this episode of The Mind Itself, Craig James licensed clinical social worker and licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, joins John Whitbeck. Covering topics from inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and substance abuse, this episode takes a deep dive into how individuals have unique treatment plans. 


Feb 1, 2021

On this episode of the Mind Itself, John Whitbeck is joined by three of the top attorneys that deal with guardianship and conservatorship in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. Jouya Rastegar is a Virginia lawyer practicing in mental health law. David Mendes is an experienced attorney who practices guardianship and elder law...


Jan 4, 2021

In this episode of The Mind Itself Podcast, Sheriff Mike Chapman from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office joins host John Whitbeck in a conversation about mental health and law enforcement. Not sure if he wanted to run for sheriff in the first place, he was a policeman and worked in a private sector in which he saw a...


Dec 22, 2020

In the second episode of The Mind Itself, Jason Byrn J.D. joins to discuss mental health in the workplace, along with the rules and regulations implemented to allowing equal opportunity. Advocating strongly for the disabled due to his own experiences, Jason went to law school with a purpose. Soon after graduating, he...


Nov 23, 2020

On the first episode of The Mind Itself, John Whitbeck introduces two guests. Jennifer Marshall is the executive director of This Is My Brave. Jennifer was diagnosed with type one bipolar disorder and clinical depression. Starting off with an anon blog, she wrote to connect and share stories about mental health....