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The Psych Central Podcast

The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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Jun 27, 2019

In 2011, Jennifer Marshall started chronicling her challenges of living with mental illness while raising two young children.  This became the very beginning of ‘This Is My Brave’ – a nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight. 

Jun 20, 2019

When Pauline Dakin was 10 years old, her mother took the family into hiding to escape imminent danger.  Fifteen years later, Pauline was told that they were on the run from the mafia. 

At first accepting of this explanation, Pauline’s doubts grew until she could no longer deny the truth: that there was no danger and...

Jun 19, 2019

An in-depth look at violence and its relation to schizophrenia. Is violence a symptom of schizophrenia? Do mass attackers always have schizophrenia? Are schizophrenics dangerous? 

Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie...

Jun 13, 2019

While searching for a way past her own childhood sexual abuse, Rachel Grant learned that many people don’t understand what, exactly, sexual abuse is and how to recover. Using her counseling background, Rachel was able to research and learn valuable coping skills to improve her own life.

Rachel Grant is the owner...

Jun 6, 2019

Rachel Star Withers tells us about her history with schizophrenia and details how she first started in activism.  Originally started to let other people know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel,, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia.