Mental Health Matters

Formerly known as The Pat Lawrence Show, Mental Health Matters explores various topics in mental health with particular focus on eliminating stigma of the mentally ill, produced by mental health advocate, Pat Lawrence.
Watch it on BMC Channels 9 on Comcast & 29 on Verizon in Belmont: Thursdays at 2 PM / Fridays at 7:30 PM / Mondays at 9 PM.

Most Recent Episode Mental Health Matters: 07/17/17

Pat Lawrence discusses the 99 Faces photography project with Lynda Cutrell, the artist and creator of the 99 Faces project. This project consists of 99 portraits of people with mental illness and the people who love them.

Episodes

Mental Health Matters: 06/19/17

Pat Lawrence interviews Diana Langberg, Director of Events and Outreach for the 99 Faces Project. The 99 Faces Project features portraits of people with mental illness and their families. It is part of the "Many Faces of Our Mental Health" exhibit at the Museum of Science on display from May 27th through September 2017.

Mental Health Matters: 01/13/17

Pat Lawrence interviews Joe Finn, Executive Director of MA Housing and Shelter Alliance.

Mental Health Matters: Childhood Autism

Pat Lawrence speaks about childhood autism with Lenard Zohn, the father of an autistic child and the owner of Autism Eats, a restaurant providing an autism-friendly non-judgmental environment for family dining and socializing. Recorded on 9/12/16.

Mental Health Matters: Stroke

Pat Lawrence interviews stroke survivor Leslie Pavia. Leslie talks about her personal experience with her stroke and her participation in the Train to Stroke program. Taped on 8/15/16.

Mental Health Matters: Primary Care and Mental Health

Pat Lawrence interviews Lori Abrams Berry, CEO of Lynn Community Health Center. She speaks about access to mental health through primary care physicians. Recorded on 8/1/16.

Mental Health Matters: Facts on Mental Health Legislation

Pat Lawrence speaks with Paul Heroux, State Representative of Attleboro about myths on mental illness and legislation regarding mental health. Taped on 4/29/16.

Mental Health Matters: Guardianship for Disabled Adults

Pat Lawrence speaks with attorney Gary Zalkin about guardianship for dependent adults. Taped on 3/11/16.

Mental Health Matters: Teen Brain Research

Pat Lawrence speaks with Marisa Silveri, Ph.D., director of the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health at McLean Hospital, who discusses adolescent brain development and vulnerability for addiction and mental illness. Recorded on 2/24/16.

Mental Health Matters: Mental Health Peer Recovery

Pat Lawrence speaks with Craig Lewis, a certified peer specialist, author and lecturer. Craig speaks about his recovery from mental illness. Recorded on 1/29/16.

Mental Health Matters: 6-12-14
Mental Health Matters: 3-25-14

Pat Lawrence talks about the last 50 years of psychiatry with psychiatrist Matthew Dumont, M.D.

Mental Health Matters: 5-5-14

Pat Lawrence interviews J. Wesley Boyd., M.D., Ph.D., a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. They discuss the crisis in mental health care, focusing on difficulty in getting insurance coverage, substance abuse issues, and advances in treatment.

Mental Health Matters: 10-9-14

Pat Lawrence interviews Elena Stuhl, a business owner who overcame her struggle with Bipolar Disorder.

Mental Health Matters: 11-10-14

Pat Lawrence speaks with Steve Byrne on the topic of major clinical depression.

Mental Health Matters: 2-17-15

Pat Lawrence interviews Craig Lewis, a certified peer specialist and author of "Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workbook." Craig discusses his own personal story of mental health struggle and his recovery process.

Mental Health Matters: 2-17-15

Pat Lawrence interviews Craig Lewis, a certified peer specialist and author of "Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workbook." Craig discusses his own personal story of mental health struggle and his recovery process. Recorded on 2/17/15.

Mental Health Matters: 11-10-14

Pat Lawrence speaks with Steve Byrne on the topic of major clinical depression. Recorded on 11/10/14.

Mental Health Matters: 10-9-14

Pat Lawrence interviews Elena Stuhl, a business owner who overcame her struggle with Bipolar Disorder. Recorded on 10/9/14.

Mental Health Matters: 6-12-14

A show about various topics in mental health. This episode was recorded on 6/12/14.

Mental Health Matters: 3-25-14

Pat Lawrence talks about the last 50 years of psychiatry with psychiatrist Matthew Dumont, M.D. Recorded on 3/25/14.

Mental Health Matters: 5-5-14

Pat Lawrence interviews J. Wesley Boyd., M.D., Ph.D., a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. They discuss the crisis in mental health care, focusing on difficulty in getting insurance coverage, substance abuse issues, and advances in treatment. Recorded on 5/5/14.