Season 1, Episode 2: Addiction & Mental Health
In this episode, law school student and council member for Allegheny County Bethany Hallam talks openly about her journey to recovery, supporting others, and why celebrating victories large and small is so important.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP.
Host Debra Whittam, licensed therapist, takes us through journeys of grief and overcoming in this podcast.
During more than 15 years treating clients, her diverse experience includes addiction rehabilitation therapy in both inpatient and and outpatient settings, trauma, abuse, grief, anxiety, OCD, and depression. Debra believes in the importance of authenticity in connecting with clients, their loved ones, and unveiling impacts of the family dynamic on psychosomatic conditions and the healing process.
In her book, “Am I Going To Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief” (2016) and her most recent publication, “Everything That’s Been Waiting” she speaks from a position of personal experience with abuse, anxiety and addiction.