90. Why Kids Mental Health Means so Much To Me: Moving Mountains

“You have been assigned this mountain so you can show others how it can be moved” Mel Robbins. In this podcast, Dr. Lia Gaggino discusses her experience with children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. She shares the reason why she has been so interested in this field, and that childhood experiences can shape who you become as an adult. She also discusses the importance of seeking help and how therapy can be a gift. Dr. Lia explains why there should be no shame in seeking medication if it is necessary to help improve a child’s mental health. Pay close attention since she will be sharing interesting ways to cultivate self-help. Listen and enjoy!

Key Highlights:

[00:01 – 03:34] Opening Segment

Why Lia became interested in the children’s mental health field

The importance of children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

The benefits of therapy and medication for those who need it.

[03:35 – 09:23] Why Kid’s Mental Health Means So Much to Me

How medication can be a game changer for those with mental health issues

Ways to connect with others and cultivate self-help

Lia recommends books, podcasts, movies and music

Seven things Bessel van der Kolk shares in The Body Keeps The Score

[09:24 – 13:06] Closing Segment

How to best take care of yourself

Resources Mentioned:

Film: Lars and The Real Girl – WATCH THIS ONE

Music: Fleetwood Mac Rumors, Moonlight Sonata, pop music, Maroon 5, Pachabel’s Canon

Key Quotes:

“Childhood shapes you and you rise above or you struggle.” – Lia Gaggino

“Mental illness does not limit you, but it is important to seek help.” – Lia Gaggino

“We’re really good at meeting other people’s expectations, but not always our own.” – Lia Gaggino

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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  • All Post
  • ADHD
  • Advocacy
  • Aggression and Disruptive Behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Building Better Workflows
  • Depression
  • Genetics
  • healthcare disparities and inequalities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medications
  • Mental Health
  • Other
  • Pain
  • Parent/child
  • Physician Well-Being
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep
  • Social Media
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Trauma

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