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Healthy Minds TV Series hosted by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Acting President and CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

*Identifies episodes featuring researchers and advocates affiliated with the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and its Board of Directors, Scientific Council, and awards, honors and NARSAD Grant programs

Episode 1: MOONSHOT: The Next Frontier—One Mind for Research – brain research and collaboration
Guests: Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Garen Staglan, Co-founders, One Mind for Research
 
Episode 2: Military Mental Wellness, Part One: Service, Resilience and Dedication to Our Warriors – treating Post-traumatic Stress of veterans and mitigating its impact on families
Guests: Admiral Michael Mullen, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and his wife Deborah Mullen, a military family advocate.
 
Episode 3: Military Mental Wellness, Part Two: The Invisible Injuries of War and Post-traumatic Stress – mental health services, our troops and their loved ones
Guest: Colonel David Sutherland, U.S. Army (Retired), former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Barbara Van Dahlen Ph.D., Founder and President, Give an Hour.

*Episode 4: Military Mental Wellness, Part Three: Serving Those Who Serve and Their Families – understanding the invisible wounds of war and their effect on families
Guests: Veteran Mark Steppe and his wife Amy Steppe; Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Dr. Alan Schatzberg, former President, American Psychiatric Association; Broadcast journalist Rita Cosby, author of “Quiet Hero, Secrets from My Father’s Past.”
 
Episode 5: Suicide Prevention – strategies for preventing a major cause of death among American youth
Guests: Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Commissioner, NY State Office of Mental Health and Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University and research scientist, NY State Psychiatric Institute.

*Episode 6: Eating Disorders - cutting edge treatments and inspiring personal stories
Guests: NARSAD Grantee Evelyn Attia, M.D., Director, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, NY State Psychiatric Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

*Episode 7: Schizophrenia: How Far We’ve Come – research advancements enable productive lives
Guests: Brandon Staglan, patient in long-term recovery; Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Productive Lives Award Winner Alice Medalia, Ph.D., Director, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Lieber Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center; Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council member and NARSAD Grantee Jeffrey Lieberman M.D., Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director, NY State Psychiatric Institute.
 
Episode 8: Personality Styles, Traits and Disorders – How personality impacts most aspects of life
Guest: John Oldham, M.D., Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, former President, American Psychiatric Association and author of “New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do.”
 
*Episode 9: Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System
Guests: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Productive Lives Award Winner Judge Steve Leifman, Chair, Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Courts and Fred C. Osher, M.D., Director, Health Services and Systems Policy Council of State Governments Justice Center.

*Episode 10: Psychiatry & Cutting Edge Research - brain research to bring hope to mentally ill people
Guests: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council President Herbert Pardes, M.D., former Executive Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President Emerita Connie Lieber and Board Chair Steve Lieber, mental health research advocates.

Episode 11: Integration of Mental and Physical Health Care – the mind/body relationship
Guests: Lloyd Sederer, M.D., Medical Director, NY State Office of Mental Health; Harold Pincus, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.

*Episode 12: Brain Research: The New Science of the Mind and Brain – research and psychiatry’s future
Guests: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantees and Scientific Council Members Eric R. Kandel, M.D., Nobel Prize-winning brain researcher and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ. Medical Center and Director of the NY State Psychiatric Inst.

*Episode 13: Psychiatric Care: How to Get the Care You Need – finding the right doctor and treatment
Guests: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council member Alan Schatzberg, M.D., former President, American Psychiatric Association and Carol Bernstein, M.D., NYU School of Medicine, former President American Psychiatric Association.

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