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A Therapist’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

A Therapist’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

May 23, 2022

In this episode, we continue our conversation about perinatal mental health. Bryan talks to Perinatal Therapist Lisa Cross about her own experience with perinatal OCD and how she's now helping new moms nurture their mental health. 

Lisa works in the Perinatal Clinic at PrairieCare. She also recommends reaching out to Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota if you're in Minnesota. You can also contact Postpartum Support International no matter where you live. 

As always - take what serves you from this conversation, and leave the rest. 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Feeling What’s There, Without Trying To Figure It Out + Meditation

Feeling What’s There, Without Trying To Figure It Out + Meditation

May 12, 2022

In this episode, Bryan explores the concept of opening up to the emotions we're experiencing, without needing to know why they are there. 

Sometimes we may know where an emotion is coming from, other times we may have no clue. This episode is an invitation to allow what's present to be felt, and expressed. We don't need to "figure it out" in order to heal.

Bryan also guides you through a meditation around this concept. 

Take what serves you, and leave the rest. 

Riding The Waves When Emotions Feel Intense

Riding The Waves When Emotions Feel Intense

April 28, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks about what's helped guide him when emotions are feeling particularly intense. 

He talks about leaning into connection, feeling emotions vs. thinking about them - and giving ourselves space to do what we need in the moment. 

As always, take what serves you - and leave the rest. 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

A Mother’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

A Mother’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

April 14, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to Chelsea Elker, who started experiencing intrusive thoughts about her newborn baby shortly after giving birth.

Chelsea talks about how Perinatal OCD shook her to her core, and how it's led her to the work she's doing today. Chelsea is now a Clinical Care Coordinate for the perinatal speciality clinic at PrairieCare. 

If you are a new or pregnant mom in need of mental health resources you can reach out to Postpartum Support International, Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota, and PrairieCare's Perinatal Clinic.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

March 24, 2022

In this episode Bryan talks to Dr. Josh Stein about how to help someone who is suicidal. 

This can be a very heavy conversation to absorb, so we encourage you to take care of yourself as you listen. 

Dr. Stein gives us advice on opening up dialogue with someone you might be worried about, and how to help keep them safe. He also explains the QPR approach to preventing suicide. 

Dr. Stein is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at PrairieCare

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt

If you, or someone you know is struggling, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Perfectionism & Self Compassion with Kimberley Quinlan

Perfectionism & Self Compassion with Kimberley Quinlan

March 18, 2022

This week, Bryan chats with licensed therapist Kimberley Quinlan about her journey maneuvering perfectionism & cultivating self compassion.

Kimberley also shares her experience living with an eating disorder. 

Kimberley specializes in treating people with anxiety & OCD. She's the host of the "Your Anxiety Toolkit" podcast, and the author of the "Self Compassion Workbook for OCD". Kimberley is also the creator of CBT School

You can follow Kimberley on Instagram: @youranxietytoolkit

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

March 10, 2022

The news about the LGBTQ+ community that’s been making headlines recently has been difficult to absorb. Today on the podcast, we’re talking about it. 

Bryan chats with QUEERSPACE Collective Founder Nicki Hangsleben (she/her) and QUEERSPACE Board Member Micah Helle (They/Them & He/Him) about the incredible work they’re doing for LGBTQ+ youth. We learn more about their coming out journeys, get their reaction to what’s unfolding right now in states like Florida, talk about some of unique mental health challenges within the LGBTQ+ community - and discuss how we can all show up for trans & non-binary youth. 

However you identify, we celebrate you. We honor you. We need you.

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt
You can follow QUEERSPACE Collective on Instagram: @queerspacecollective

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Miss Minnesota Elle Mark Shares Mental Health Journey

Miss Minnesota Elle Mark Shares Mental Health Journey

February 24, 2022

In this episode, Bryan chats with current Miss Minnesota Elle Mark about what she's experienced with her mental health.

She shares how she started struggling with anxiety, depression & panic disorder in college, her reaction to the death of Cheslie Kryst, the visual analogy that helps her maneuver anxious thoughts - and much more.

You can listen to Elle on the "Rank You Very Much" podcast and follow her on Instagram (@missamericamn).

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @bryanpiatt 

If you, or someone you know is struggling, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Mental Health In The BIPOC Community

Mental Health In The BIPOC Community

February 17, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to Dr. Asfia Qaadir about mental health within the BIPOC community. 

Dr. Qaadir is a child & adolescent psychiatrist and clinical consultant to diversity, equity and inclusion at PrairieCare

Dr. Qaadir talks about racial inequities within the healthcare system, how implicit bias shows up in mental health therapy, establishing trust within the BIPOC community when it comes to mental health treatment - and much more. 

You can reach out to Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt 
You can email Bryan: bryanmpiatt@gmail.com

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

I Had Panic Attacks On Live Television

I Had Panic Attacks On Live Television

February 10, 2022

In this episode, Bryan shares his experience of struggling with panic attacks on live television while working as a news anchor. 

For years, Bryan experienced panic attack symptoms while working on the air as a news anchor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He talks about the first time panic showed up on the job and his journey of learning to maneuver it. 

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt 
You can email Bryan: bryanmpiatt@gmail.com

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

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