The Better Mental Health For Kids and Parents Podcast
By Christopher Fasano, Ph.D.
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Join host Dr. Christopher Fasano, a Ph.D trained neuroscientist, engaging podcast host, and concerned father, as he discusses how mental health issues affect the brains of children (young and old), their development, and how the adults in their life can help affect the outcome. Some of the topics to be discussed will include anxiety, ADHD, social media, depression, suicide, bullying, addiction, and more.
||CleanEpisode 21 “CBD Oil”||Marijuana use for therapeutic purposes has been an intense area of research for decades now. Recently, this theory has extended to mental disease, with the focus on Cannabidiol (CBD), as the holy grail for relieving anxiety and depression.||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 “Depression Nasal Spray?”||The FDA recently approved a new drug to treat severe depression using a derivative of the street drug Ketamine. What makes this drug so interesting and appealing is that its form of delivery is via a nasal spray like common allergy meds.||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 “Momo Challenge?”||Have you seen this viral topic circulating on social media and the news lately called the Momo Challenge? Apparently Momo is a devilish figure that appears spliced into children’s shows on YouTube that encourages kids to harm themselves and in some in||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 “Mental Health First Aid”||If you or a loved one hurts themselves physically in some way, you know exactly what the response should be. Since we were kids, adults have taught us to call 911 or the police when there is an accident or a serious emergency.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 “Alarming Study”||The growing sentiment in the USA is that the mental health issues are on the rise amongst children and that many of these children are not currently getting the help they need. To bolster this claim with some real hard data,||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 “Brain Reset”||When our computers or phones freeze up or get stuck in a loop, sometimes a “Reset” is all it needs to get things back on track. The same logic applies for our brains. Sometimes, especially in children, the brain can get stuck in a loop,||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 “Kids Must Think”||Critical thought is what separates humans from the other animal species. Our ability to stop, think, plan, and then make a decision is what separates us and truly makes us special. Nowadays, humans are thinking less and less thanks to technology that c.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 “Are Schools Pushers?”||Classrooms have begun to look more like a Best Buy story than a school nowadays. With TVs, and Chromebooks, and tablets everywhere, why are schools pushing so much technology at younger and younger grade levels? And how is it hurting or helping kids?||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 “Emotional Toolbox”||All kids know that when they have a cut or a bruise they can go to the nurse for a band aid located in a first aid kit. But what about when they are feeling down, sad, anxious, or depressed? Is there a first aid kid to handle this?||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: “Pet Benefits”||Pet’s have been apart of the family unit for roughly 11,000 years with obvious and known accounts of how pets can increase happiness and the disposition of all family members. In addition to these accounts,||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: “Discipline Dont’s”||Disciplining children is one of the most researched and sought out topics by parents looking for better ways to teach right from wrong. Over the course of time, parents are now less inclined to use physical punishment on their children,||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: “2019 Mental Goals”||Every year should be better than the next. Often we hear of people making New Year’s resolutions that revolve around physical improvement or betterment. This year I propose all of us make mental health a primary focus and make some small goals to live||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: “Holiday Wellness”||Remember the time when we counted down the days until Christmas arrived? Remember when the holiday season was a stress free, joyous time of smiling and celebrating with those we love? What happened to that feeling as we got older?||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: “Being Brave”||On today’s show we talk about a topic that I think is really important to a healthy mindset and something that should really be taught and reinforced while kids are young….bravery. In today’s world of parenting we have become so protective of||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: “Social Media Lonely” ft. Dr. Melissa Hunt||Welcome to another episode of The Better Mental Health for Kids and Parents podcast. On today’s show we discuss the affects of social media on mental health and bring on Dr. Melissa Hunt, the Associate Director of Clinical Training in the Departme||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: “Bullying Research” ft. Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey||Bullying can come in many different forms. Sometimes, kids bother others on the playground, in the halls at school or even online on social media sites, in email, and in text messages. About one in every four kids at school has reported being bullied.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: “Family First”||Nowadays spending quality time with family is becoming more rare than ever do to a more hectic work life for both parents. Research has shown that over the past three decades, family time at the dinner table and family conversation in general has decl||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: “Screen Time”||Screen time, that is, how much time someone spends in front of a TV screen or device is one of the most discussed and arguably controversial subjects in the world of parenting today, screen time. While there have been numerous studies out there looking.||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: “Mindfulness Matters” ft Samara Zelniker||The practice of mindfulness is one of the simplest ways to help lead a more mentally healthy life. While the techniques of mindfulness can be quite simple and attainable for kids and humans of all ages, it does require discipline and some help from th||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: “Anxious Humans”||Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental disorders and the numbers in children have been increasing over the past years. Anxiety is a complex issue and on this podcast we will discuss this topic frequently. To begin our discussion,||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: “We Are Suffering”||It is time for an intervention, so lets get it over with on the first episode. On Episode 1 we are going to have an intervention together and talk about the reality that is mental disease. During this show we will discuss the inevitability of mental||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: “Introduction”||This episode will be an introduction to who I am, what the show will be, and why it was created. Each show will be published early Sunday morning and last approximately 15-20 minutes. When the topics demand more discussion or if a guest is brought o||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Parents must tune in
This is a great podcast. Very informative on the topic of mental health for children -!: parents. As a parent there are things which you may consider “normal” but this show details some of the things we should focus on when raising children. Mental health is important yet it does not get the attention that it deserves. Great show!
A must listen for any parent
Science and facts made easy for everyone to understand. Thanks, look forward to listening!