mental health

Jefferson Exchange | March 20, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Mental Health Care Revamped: Compass House

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Matt Vorderstrasse describes the plans for Compass House in downtown Medford.

We've come a long way since the days when mentally ill people were "warehoused" in huge state mental hospitals. 

But we're still looking for the solutions that work best for each community. 

Later this year, Medford will become home to Compass House, a mental health facility that is operated jointly by staff and clients.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Evolutionary Origins Of Depression

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Jonathan Rottenberg explains the possible link between evolution and depression.

When you look at the life span of the human species, we're still pretty young. 

It wasn't so long ago that our ancestors faced threats from disease and predators.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 28, 2014 | 9:00
11:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Getting Past The "Secrets and Lies"

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Jane Isay reveals hers and others findings about people keeping secrets and layering lies on top of them.

Think about a time when someone shared a long-held secret. 

Were you blown away by the truth?  Jane Isay listened as her husband explained his homosexuality, then helped him keep the secret as they stayed married for another ten years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

The Narcissist In Your Life

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Linda Martinez-Lewi describes spotting narcissists (it's not hard) and dealing with them.

Use, abuse, dispose. 

Family therapist Linda Martinez-Lewi says that is the cycle of the true narcissist, a person with little or no empathy or ability to form a true connection with other people. 

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy"

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David Gabriel and Peter Quince explain the creation of "Divine Lunacy."

How best to broach the subject of mental illness?

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Jefferson Exchange | September 20, 2013
11:54 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Not Just An Adjustment: "Attitude Reconstruction"

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Jude Bijou talks us through Attitude Reconstruction.

Keeping a stiff upper lip may be the right remedy for certain situations.

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