315: Children's Mental Health + Barriers To Access with Dr. Nicole Christian Brathwaite
Release Date: 01/28/2022
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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD of Array Behavioral Care. Dr. Nicole is a child and adult psychiatrist in Massachusetts and provides education, consultation and coaching on mental health, trauma and the impact of race and culture on mental health.
Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD is a double board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Christian-Brathwaite received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Mclean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She is the founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry and Consulting Company, which provides psychiatric and therapeutic treatment as well as education, consultation and coaching on mental health and trauma, wellness and self-care, implicit bias and understanding mental illness in children of color.
Dr. Christian-Brathwaite has written numerous articles for scientific or medical publications and frequently speaks about the impact trauma, race and culture have on mental health. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Post-Partum Depression Fund of Massachusetts and Families for Depression Awareness and is the Disparities Lead for the COVID-19 Action Coalition of Massachusetts.
In this interview, you will hear Dr. Nicole and Laura talking about:
- Why children are struggling even more than usual in this time - the Fall season of 2021 when the show was recorded, as well as during this period of history.
- How racial trauma and other traumatic experiences of marginalization, violence, oppression, discrimination are affecting children on top of the stress of living during a pandemic and the individual and family stressors that were present prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The deficit of treatment options available in the United States's overtaxed mental health systems.
- Specific actions parents and teachers can take to support children who are impacted by trauma, including racial trauma.
- How Array Behavioral Health telepsychiatry can fill in some of the gaps in treatment availability and access.
Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite's website: www.arraybc.com
Phone number for help with accessing services: 1-800-442-8938
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