Join Regan Brown and Psychologist Alexis Huth as They Dive Deeper into Mental Health Awareness and HOA True Stories
Welcome to “HOA: It’s a True Story,” the podcast that delves into the world of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and the challenges faced by residents. In this episode, titled “Mental Health Matters – Part 2,” your host Regan Brown continues the conversation with licensed marriage and family therapist, Alexis Huth from Cyti Psychological. Together, they shed light on the profound impact of isolation and the importance of community on the mental well-being of individuals.
As May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, Regan and Alexis explore the crisis of chronic isolation prevalent in our society today. They discuss the staggering statistic that a lack of community can increase the risk of dementia by 50%. And, equivalent to the health risks of smoking 15 cigarettes daily. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue. People have grown accustomed to prolonged isolation and increased dependence on digital platforms and social media.
Throughout the episode, listeners are treated to compelling insights. One such insight is the role the pandemic played in raising awareness and destigmatizing mental health. This has allowed individuals to normalize conversations surrounding their well-being. Stress, particularly during challenging times, can intensify existing symptoms, emphasizing the importance of seeking professional help and support.
Alexis emphasizes how individuals in need often downplay their own experiences, using phrases like “I’m fine” or “I can manage” while silently suffering. She also highlights the unbiased nature of mental health issues, transcending career boundaries and affecting individuals from all walks of life.
Tune in as Regan and Alexis discuss the growing availability of various platforms connecting people with therapists, ensuring easier access to mental health services.
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