Take 5 for Mental Health

Dr. Lucy McBride, M.D.

Dr. Lucy McBride, M.D., is a practicing internist, health-care educator, mental health advocate, and a frequent media guest. Dr. McBride believes in treating the entire person — that mental and physical health should be addressed in tandem. Her goal is to reduce the stigma around mental health and give people hope, information and direction to better advocate and improve their whole health.

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Robert Kolker

The Josselyn Center’s Take 5 For Mental Health shares meaningful conversations to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. This segment features Robert Kolker, an award-winning journalist, author, and mental health advocate. His latest book, Hidden Valley Road, is an in-depth account of severe mental illness and tells the story of a family with 12 children, six of whom were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Valerie Michaels

After a career in marketing and PR, Valerie Michaels now divides her time between producing documentary films and volunteering with adults and children with disabilities as an equine therapist. Valerie is also a member of The Josselyn Center’s Auxiliary Board. In this segment of Take 5 For Mental Health, she shares her perspective on why mental health matters, what we can do to break down stigma, and how she takes care of her mental health.

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Latinx Counseling Services

The Josselyn Center is proud of its diverse staff and our culturally-connected therapists. Josselyn’s counseling services for the Latino community are discussed by two Latina staff members, Stella Barrutia, LCSW and Andrea Martinez-Cabrera, M.A. To learn more about our bilingual services, call 847-441-5600 x 1. Gracias.

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Art Therapy Helps Us Heal

Susan Resko, Josselyn Center President, and Jacky Swietochowski, Josselyn Art Therapist, discuss how art therapy can be utilized to communicate and express how children are

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