Depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Bi-polar disorder. Alcohol and other drug problems. If left untreated, psychiatric and addiction challenges like these can damage careers, hurt relationships, and even destroy lives. That’s why the skilled caregivers at the Brattleboro Retreat are dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults who face mental illness or addiction find the hope and healing they deserve.
David Lovelace, poet, writer, and carpenter, joins host Gay Maxwell on Keep Talking to discuss his book: Scattershot: My Bipolar Family, which vividly chronicles his experience growing up in a family where four of the five members suffered from Bipolar Disorder.
Is there an unpredictable person in your life who regularly disrupts your work or home environment? In this segment of Keep Talking, Paula Butterfield, PhD, PCC, speaks with host Gay Maxwell, LICSW, about the common personality traits and behaviors of high conflict people.
News of the death by suicide of Walter Cronkite's grandson, Peter, age 22, is another painful public reminder of the lethal potential of untreated mental illness. Cronkite took his own life over the weekend of April 25 in his dorm room at Colby College in Maine. He was just weeks away from graduation and was set to receive an award for excellence in his classics major.
Raina Lowell is a mother, community outreach coordinator in northern Vermont, and author of the "How to Love a Drug Addict" blog. She appeared in the 2013 documentary film "The Hungry Heart". As part of her journey toward recovery, Raina received care at the Brattleboro Retreat.
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.