The Behavioral Corner

The Behavioral Corner

The Behavioral Corner “where healing happens,” is a podcast dedicated to informing and educating the community by utilizing the widest range of topics, expert guests, latest news, and research spanning the field of behavioral health. The BehavioralCorner will serve as a digital doorway featuring podcasts, videos, blog posts, and interactive engagement with the audience. Our goal is to arm people with the facts and answer the questions surrounding the healthcare issues confronting us all. Simply put, The Behavioral Corner seeks to be a central point, a place to learn, share, and educate ourselves as we work our way to a safer and healthier life. A place where “healing happens.”... Show More

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February 23, 2021 25 min

How large is the mental health crisis in general, and how much larger is it in minority communities? These are the questions answered this time on the Behavioral Corner. Racial disparities in mental health services are the topic with guests Jackie James, P.R.Director for Retreat Behavioral Health, New Haven, CT, and Germano Kimbro, a community activist, breaks in down on the “Corner.” Join us.

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When TJ Griffin decided he had something to share with at-risk kids, he didn't look for them to come to him. He went to them, in "the hood."

Preaching the gospel of Hip Hop culture through his "Vision Program," TJ delivered a message of hope. "Just 'cause you're born in the hood doesn't me you have to die there."

TJ's with us on the Behavioral Corner, hangin' and speaking powerfully on ...

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We all know the story of Icarus, who flew too high and crashed to earth. So does AJ Daulerio. As the editor of the wildly successful website “Deadspin,” AJ had the world in his hands when it all came tumbling down in a haze of arrogance and drugs.

It’s a hell of a story, and he shares it with us on the Behavioral Corner. As always, please hang with us too. The Behavioral Corner. A podcast about .... everything.

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February 2, 2021 29 min

Issues surrounding race continue to trouble our society, and no group is more aware of this than social workers. Race and racism are often at the center of their important work as well as their careers.

R.A. Sexton, Clinical Supervisor with Retreat Behavioral Health, is with us this time on the Corner addressing race and white supremacy in social work.

Join us on The Behavioral Corner to learn more about this most important topic.


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What happens when food becomes an addiction? Nothing good, that’s for sure. But there is help for folks with severe eating disorders, and Dr. Rhona Epstein has spent her career treating these disorders. She’s with us this time on the Corner. The Behavioral Corner, and we invite you to join us.

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January 19, 2021 25 min

All stories of substance abuse are the same...except they’re different. That’s true for Karl Muehter, our guest on the Behavioral Corner this time. Karl’s ten years sober through hard work and the help of his faithful companion, Bosco, his dog.

It’s a story Disney might have made up, but it’s all true. Join us on the Corner.

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January 12, 2021 25 min

Are cults merely social groups with unusual beliefs and behaviors, or are they something more complex and dangerous? Dr.Steven Eichel is our guest on the Behavioral Corner, and he’s an expert on the issue.

From Jonestown to QAnon, we’re talking cults this time on the Corner. Join us.

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January 5, 2021 29 min

“Money,” as the saying goes, “makes the world go round,” right? Can it also be useful in fighting substance abuse? Some people are trying just that, rewarding people with cold hard cash for their sobriety. Tom Longenecker, a clinical specialist with Synergy Health Programs, joins us on the Behavioral Corner this time with insights into this controversial treatment and a more in-depth look at the ongoing battle against substance abu...

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December 29, 2020 30 min

30 episodes later. The boys on “The Corner” look back at that “Annus Horribilis,” 2020 and ahead to what we’ll be talking about to hanging on the Behavioral Corner.  Join us for 2021.

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December 22, 2020 31 min

Maintaining family harmony can be a tricky business, never more than during the time of COVID. Join us on this edition of the Behavioral Corner with Dr. Ted Fallon from the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr.Fallon’s field involves family dynamics, something we all could use a primer in, and we attempt to celebrate and stay safe through the coming winter.

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December 15, 2020 29 min

You know you’ve got a gambling problem when you lose the entire wedding budget gambling at your bachelor party. That’s what happened to Matt Bloom during his descent into his gambling addiction. Now, 20 years later, Matt no longer gambles. Instead, he helps others who still may struggle and need support. Matt’s hanging with us this time on The Behavioral Corner.

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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December 8, 2020 38 min

Fergie Carey and Patrick Iselin are in the “people business.” As owner/ operators of several restaurants and legendary Philadelphia pubs, they are witnessing not only the potential destruction of their businesses but the suspension of the community as a result of the pandemic. Patrick and Fergie join us on the BehavioralCorner this time to ponder the question, ”when we all break bread together again?"

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December 1, 2020 27 min

Writer Liz Spikol joins us on the Behavioral Corner this time. Liz has a fantastic story of her battles with mental illness over the years and her eventual triumph over it. Next time on the Behavioral Corner, we invite you to join us.

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November 24, 2020 23 min

You know the song....” It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”? It’s in all those car commercials. Sometimes it’s even true. The holidays can be wonderful and also stressful for folks in recovery. Join us on the Behavioral Corner for our seasonal “Home of the Holidays” show with two of our favorite people, Maggie Hunt and Grace Shober from Retreat Behavioral Health.

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November 17, 2020 28 min

So when stuff is not going the way it ought to, what can we do about them? How does change happen? That's what we're going to be talking about with Vito Baldini. Vito leads a group that believes change happens through small things. So join us on the Behavioral Corner to find out just what these little things are. It's the Behavioral Corner, and we invite you to hang out with us.

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November 10, 2020 22 min

Veterans Day is reserved yearly to honor the nation's veterans. But there's more to it than merely thanking them for their service. Rodney Thorne is a vet, and he's doing what he can to help his fellow veterans. He's here to tell us all about that. Rodney is hanging with us on the Behavioral Corner. We invite you to do it as well.

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November 3, 2020 30 min

Bill Stauffer spent a lifetime advocating for substance abuse sufferers, and he hasn't allowed the pandemic to get in his way. Bill's with us this time on the Behavioral Corner, and we invite you to join us. Come hang out with us.

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October 27, 2020 33 min

Well, some good news on the Behavioral Corner this time, the year 2020 is almost over. As this nasty year runs its course, we're going to take a look at the psychological impact on law enforcement, often resulting in an alarming rate of suicide. We invite you to learn more with us on the Corner.

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October 19, 2020 28 min

Tim Whitaker is the Executive Director of The Mighty Writers. They're an organization that teaches kids to write. So, what does writing have to do with behavioral health? Well, a lot of turns out. So, we invite you to join us on the Behavioral Corner. It's a good hang. And who knows, you may even improve your tweeting.

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October 12, 2020 29 min

Melissa Callahan, Chief of Nursing for Retreat Behavioral Health, joins us this week on the Corner with a “state of the pandemic “ report. Where are we now with COVID-19, and how should we prepare for the coming flu season?

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