How MHA of Hawaii is Adapting to COVID-19 | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #14 – Bryan Talisayan

In this episode of From Anxiety to Clarity, Bryan Talisayan, Executive Director at Mental Health America of Hawaii, talks with Beth-Ann about how MHA of Hawaii is adapting to the circumstances brought on by COVID-19 and much more. Don’t forget to subscribe with notifications on so that you can be notified when we post new videos!
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COVID and the NEXT Mental Health Professionals | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #13 – Robin Arndt

In this episode of From Anxiety to Clarity, Robin Arndt, an instructor, and educator at the Myron B Thompson School of Social Work, shares with Beth-Ann about the impact of COVID-19 on the next generation of Mental Health professionals.
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COVID-19’s IMPACT on PACT Families | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #12 – Dr. Marie Vorsino

Dr. Marie Vorsino, VP of Intervention Programs at Parents and Children Together (PACT) shares with Beth-Ann about the challenges PACT’s clients and families are experiencing, how they have responded as an organization and how their community is rising in support. Marie also talks about some of the ways individuals and families can support their own mental health.
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CHANGES & the NEW NORMAL caused by COVID | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #11 – Dr. Martin Johnson

In Episode 11 of From Anxiety to Clarity, Beth-Ann circles back to our first guest, Dr. Martin Johnson, founder of the Hawaii Center for Psychology, to discuss the idea of a “new normal” and how people are experiencing the changes to their lives brought about by the pandemic.
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How Hawaii Island is like with COVID | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #10 – Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita

In our tenth episode of From Anxiety to Clarity, Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita, clinical psychologist and CEO of Big Island Substance Abuse Council, joins Beth-Ann as we get an in the life with COVID-19 view from Hawaii Island.
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IDEAS to Safely Reopen Hawaii’s Businesses | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #9 – Dr. Phyllis Horner

Dr. Phyllis Horner, a business psychologist, lends her expertise to this week’s episode discussing the issues businesses and individuals face as our economy reopens. What does it mean in this environment to be “an employer of choice” and how can employers support the mental health needs of their employees through their remote work policies? Data supports decreasing employee overwhelm and more reasonable workloads as we go forward.
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SUICIDE PREVENTION during COVID | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #8 – Dr. Alexander Bivens

Dr. Alexander Bivens joins Beth-Ann from Kauai to talk about suicide prevention, risk factors we can look at as a community and how each individual can be the person who saves a life. Along the way he shares some of his observations as a practicing clinical psychologist serving the Kauai community.
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IMPROVING Mental and Physical Health | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #7 – Dr. Denis Mee-Lee

Dr. Denis Mee-Lee, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and Medical Director and Principal Investigator of Valden Medical has worn many hats in Hawaii’s behavioral health sector. In relation to coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, he shares with us his relatively recent perspective on whole health and the benefit to all aspects of our health when we don’t separate it into parts but look at how everything works together. He discusses with Beth-Ann how this approach improves our immune system, better prepares us for physical and mental challenges and how he practices it in his own life.
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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH after COVID | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #6 – Dr. Eduardo Jones

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous unforeseen challenges for individuals and families, causing not only difficulty and discomfort but also trauma that younger generations have not lived through before. How can we learn from the experiences of previous generations and grow from the pain? Dr. Eduardo Jones, Director of Behavioral Health at Sutter Health Kahi Mohala, joins Beth-Ann to talk about “post-traumatic growth” and the opportunities we have to redefine our priorities and sustain meaningful change in our lives.
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How NAMI Hawaii is HELPING Hawaii during COVID | From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #5 – Kumi Macdonald

As Hawaii allows residents to move about more freely, soon low risk, safety-modified businesses will reopen to help restart the local economy. Even so, many residents face post lockdown and financial anxiety, especially for the great numbers of unemployed. If there’s a positive note in any of this, it’s that it has become easier and more acceptable to talk about mental health. In this episode, Kumi MacDonald, the Executive Director of the Hawaii chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) joins Beth-Ann.
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