Hear Me Out
Hear Me Out
Nov 28, 2023
Psychiatry Alone Can’t Heal You Completely
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On today’s episode of Hear Me Out… great, but not enough.


Mental health is on a lot of minds as we enter the holiday season — a time when we know many people struggle.


So this week, we talk candidly about what it means to treat mental illness… and what it should mean, if we want that treatment to be effective, long-lasting, and sensitive. Spoiler: psychiatry and psychology are not the panaceas you might think.


Erin Grimm, author and mental health advocate, joins us.


** NOTE: This episode contains candid discussion of mental health crises and treatment. Listener discretion is advised; if you or a loved one need help, you can contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24/7 by calling or texting 988. You can also visit the lifeline online, and explore more resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


If you have thoughts you want to share, or an idea for a topic we should tackle, you can email the show: hearmeout@slate.com


Podcast production by Maura Currie.


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