Jim McKay is a career firefighter and EMT with more than 30 years of service to his community. In 2011, he enrolled in the Uniformed Service Program at the Brattleboro Retreat.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In this episode, host Gay Maxwell asks Kirk Woodring, LICSW, to address frequently asked questions about suicidality and suicide such as: If I ask my loved one about suicidal thoughts, will I somehow make it happen? What kind of treatment is out there for people experiencing suicidal thoughts?
Brattleboro Retreat's Gay Maxwell sits down with Susan Balaban, Ph.D, former Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Manager of the Uniformed Service Program at the Brattleboro Retreat to discuss her work with First Responders and Military Personnel as the struggle with the lasting effects of their work in high stress environments.
Providing mental health and addiction treatment to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, our LGBT Program is a safe, supportive and welcoming environment in which to receive care. Check out this video to learn more about our program and how our specially trained staff deliver care.
Anxiety disorder treatment specialist and popular author Lynn Lyon, LICSW, joins the Retreat's Gay Maxwell in BCTV's studios to discuss successful, and unsuccessful, methods for dealing with anxiety especially with children. Taped at BCTV in October 2014.
The Brattleboro Retreat's Stand Up to Stigma campaign is about helping people understand what is true and what is not true about mental illness and addiction. We also want to encourage and empower people to shift attitudes--their own, and those of their family members, friends, co-workers, and community members.
Siblings, no matter what our relationship is like with them at any given moment, are the only people in our lives who really know what our childhood was like.
When planning for our family, my husband and I determined (half jokingly, half seriously) we’d need to give our children at least one sibling so that they could have someone with whom they could complain about us and feel totally understood. Sibling relationships are also unique in that it is the one relationship that has the potential to span more years than any other relationship.
In this Keep Talking segment, Gay Maxwell, LICSW, is joined by special guest Patricia DiBartolo, PhD, who explains how perfectionism can be both a blessing and a curse and suggests how its painful aspects can be addressed in a therapeutic setting. Taped at BCTV in June 2014.
In this Keep Talking segment, host Gay Maxwell, LICSW, is joined by Todd Kammerzelt, MD, Unit Chief of the Brattleboro Retreat's Co-Occurring Disorders Inpatient Program. They address the myths and truths about the disease of addiction as well as addiction recovery. Taped at BCTV in May 2014.
Host Gay Maxwell, LICSW, is joined by Cory Nohl, MD, the Retreat's medical director of the LGBT Inpatient Program, to talk about why individuals in the LGBT community are at higher risk for serious mental health or substance abuse issues and how their families can offer support. Taped at BCTV in March 2014.