Wondrium Insights: Finding Strength in Mental Health Struggles
01: Dr. Lisa Damour: The Importance of Seeking Help
Meet clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour and get a brief overview of her experience and credentials. Discover why there is no such thing as irrational behavior, why digging into the underlying reasons behind behavior is so important, and how crucial it is to reach out for help when you find yourself struggling.
02: Jay Williams: Finding Grace amid Despair
How can accidents and injuries affect someone mentally? In this conversation with sports analyst Jay Williams, you will hear his story as an up-and-coming sports star who experienced a major life change. With Kate and Dr. Lisa, Jay discusses adjusting to both sudden success and sudden disaster as he tells the story of his promising basketball career and the motorcycle accident that derailed it.
03: Solomon Thomas: Finding Purpose after a Tragic Loss
Approach the difficult topic of suicide and its mental health connections with help from Dr. Lisa, who considers both the victim and survivor perspectives. Meet professional football player Solomon Thomas and hear how he and his family turned a tragic loss into an opportunity to help others, as you continue to consider the importance of seeking help when you are in distress.
04: Mary Lambert: The Healing Power of Art
Finding the strength to move past childhood abuse is one of the toughest mental challenges anyone can face. Here, you will see how Mary Lambert managed to find an escape in songwriting and poetry, and how she learned to use her art not only as a source of personal strength, but also to help others who have experienced that pain in their own lives.
05: Sugar Ray Leonard: Finding the Courage to Face Your Trauma
As you will see in this episode, no matter how glamorous a life can seem from the outside, the truth is always more complicated than it seems. Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard discusses his struggle with childhood trauma and abuse, the resulting alcoholism he used to cope with it, and reveals how overcoming the urge to stay silent helped him to process the past and take back control of his life.