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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.

Aug 10, 2021

Today, John Whitbeck chats with Bruce Cruser, the executive director of Mental Health America of Virginia.  

 

Bruce’s Background  

 

Bruce has always been passionate about social change, policy and mental health. While earning a degree in social work, Bruce focused on the criminal justice system, policy and...


Jun 29, 2021

Today, John Witbeck chats with Brandee Izquierdo, the Executive Director of the SAFE Project.  

 

What is the SAFE Project?  

 

The SAFE Project is a non-profit that was founded three years ago by Admiral James and Mary Winnefeld after their 19-year-old son passed away from an accidental opioid...


Jun 1, 2021

On this episode of the Mind Itself, Ken Falke, founder of the Boulder Crest Foundation, joins to talk about the importance of his program that is geared towards veterans, first responders, and those in professions that deal with PTSD. Boulder Crest is a nonprofit organization that specializes aiding in helping men...


May 18, 2021

Casey Sarafinas joins John on this episode of the Mind Itself. With fifteen years of experience as a licensed therapist, plus her own experience dealing with trauma and mental health, Casey is the clinical director of Wellness Connection. The Wellness Connection is a one-stop-shop that aims to connect clients to...


May 4, 2021

In this episode of The Mind Itself, John is joined by Doug Glen, a federal government civil servant who had his own experiences dealing with mental health, the struggle with stigma, and balancing it with his job. Covering topics from his struggle to how the government attempts to support their employee’s mental...