Featured MHTTC Podcasts

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Check out these podcast series from the MHTTC Network. 

Burnout Busters

Burnout Busters | Mid-America MHTTC

Burnout Busters, a podcast produced by the Mid-America MHTTC, will help healthcare workers make sense of the wealth of well-being research and apply these tried-and-true practices to their own lives ​and organizations. Well-versed in well-being, Drs. Jordan Thayer and Hannah West will help providers identify their values, begin their mindfulness journey, and engage in activities that reinforce the principles of well-being. ​Join us for ​practical tips​ ​and strategies, guest experts, and more. Bookmark the web page here and listen below.


Changing the Conversation: Recovery and Resilience Podcast Series | New England MHTTC

Developed by the New England MHTTC, this series discusses critical and timely topics focused on equity,  homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. The hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Bookmark the webpage here and listen below.

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Checking In Podcast | Great Lakes MHTTC

The Checking In Podcast is an interview-style series discussing topics related to increasing health equity, promoting the use of culturally appropriate services, and de-stigmatizing mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Podcasts | South Southwest MHTTC

The ABCs of CLC with Shannon Moreno, the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Specialist for Texas System of Care and SSW-MHTTC, defined and explained foundational terminology and concepts of cultural and linguistic competence that served as the catalyst to a series of podcasts that build upon the information presented and further discuss cultural competence in working with specific populations. View more information and listen by clicking here.

Dreams, Dilemmas, and Dialogues Podcast | Pacific Southwest MHTTC

In this four-part podcast co-hosted by Oriana Ides and Candice Valenzuela, and with guests throughout, we cover a rich tapestry of themes, ranging from fostering a positive school culture that empowers both students and educators, to the importance of centering compassion and empathy in the classroom, and creating spaces where learning and personal growth intertwine. Join us as we dive into the realm of staff development, uncovering strategies to help educators continuously enhance their skills and ignite their passion for teaching. We also look at cultural shifts in education, examining how societal changes shape our classrooms and influence the way we educate the next generation.

Encouraging Change

Encouraging Change Podcast: Using Motivational Interviewing in Peer Support | Great Lakes MHTTC

The Encouraging Change podcast is hosted by Kris Kelly, BS, and Laura Saunders, MSSW. This series addresses topics related to using motivational interviewing in peer recovery support. Laura is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member and a MI trainer, and Kris is a program manager for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence and an expert in peer recovery support services.

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Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020: A Region 7 Podcast | Mid-America MHTTC and ATTC

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 features subject matter experts who discuss timely topics and share tips designed to help the behavioral health and substance use disorder workforce in Region 7. The podcast is co-hosted by the Mid-America MHTTC and ATTC. In the August 28, 2020 episode, The Importance of Housing & Employment, Mid-America MHTTC Program Coordinator and Serious Mental Illness Program Director Bill Baerentzen, Ph.D., contributed insights on permanent supportive housing. Dr. Baerentzen and co-guest Suzanne Watson from Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services share stories illustrating the power of social factors in people's mental health and recovery and how funding mechanisms have shifted during COVID-19. Dr. Baerentzen and Watson also make planning recommendations for behavioral health providers in the midst of the pandemic.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on one of the platforms listed here.

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Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners Podcast: Classroom WISE | Global MHTTC

Learning Revolution invited the MHTTC Network to their Well-Being Wednesday Podcast, led by Rebecca Muller at Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners, to discuss their new school mental health training package, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators). It is a FREE 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom. This package offers evidence-based strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom. In addition to a free online course on mental health literacy for educators and school personnel, a video library and resource collection are also available! Access Classroom WISE at https://www.classroomwise.org/.

In this podcast session, Jessica Gonzalez, MHTTC SMH Coordinator, shares an overview of the MHTTC School Mental Health Initiative and discusses how Classroom WISE came to be. She is joined by Sharon Hoover, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, who co-developed the content for the Classroom WISE training package and shares some of the content covered in the Classroom WISE online course. Erika Franta, SMH Program Director from the Mid-America MHTTC, also joins the conversation to discuss how the MHTTC Network plans to disseminate Classroom WISE and support the implementation of this training package in schools in the Mid-America region and beyond.

To listen into the podcast, please click here.

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Waves Podcast Channel | Great Lakes MHTTC

The Great Lakes Wave podcast channel uses the Anchor podcasting service to provide easy access to podcast episodes on a range of topics, including:

  • Recovery community organizations
  • Recovery in the Hispanic and Latino community
  • Recovery in the LGBTQ population
  • Recovery in the African-American community
  • Recovery-oriented systems of care
  • Implementation of science and process improvement
  • Preventing and Reducing Stigma
  • Take Ten Podcast Series

Bookmark and listen to their podcasts here.

Putting it Together

Putting It Together | Northwest MHTTC

Putting It Together is a podcast series designed to help people working in mental health to learn new ideas, implement new skills and hear new approaches to their practice. This could include research expertise, clinical experience, lived experience, equity, and social justice topics, or a mixture of all those and more

You can listen and subscribe to our podcast through SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, or listen via our episodes below.

Saving Black Youth

Saving Young Black Lives: Reversing Suicide Trends | Central East MHTTC

This podcast series, created in partnership with the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, explores the crisis of Black youth suicide. Survivors, family members, researchers, and behavioral health professionals discuss their experiences, research, policies, and practices and offer recommendations to address this issue. We invite the behavioral health workforce in Central East Region 3 to consider incorporating applicable information from these podcasts into their clinical practice. Bookmark and listen to their podcast series here.

Talking Farm Stress

Talking Farm Stress Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | Mountain Plains MHTTC

In this interview with Joel Heitkamp of KGFO Radio in Fargo, Dr. Andy McLean, Chair of Psychiatry, and Dr. Maridee Shogren, Clinical Associate Professor (University of North Dakota)  discussed the unique stress that farmers are under with the COVID-19 pandemic, tariffs, and a tough planting season. Dr. McLean and Dr. Shogren developed a farm stress and mental health guide to help provide support for those farmers who may be struggling with both mental illness and substance misuse.

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Talking Beyond Trauma | South Southwest MHTTC

There is a great deal of discussion in human service organizations about the need to create authentic and sustainable trauma-informed cultures. Aspiring to develop a truly person-centered culture is no small task. It must address the realities of trauma while also tending to the unique needs of leaders responsible for the organization. The challenge to leaders does not go unnoticed! If you find yourself wanting to dive deeper into the issue of workplace culture and trauma, listen in!

Towards Wellness

Toward Wellness and Recovery | Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC

On this podcast, we’ll talk about topics of interest to those providing mental health services. We’ll address evidence-based practices, emerging needs, and ways to enhance your own wellness while supporting others. These podcasts are produced by the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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