Erie Herbert

S6 E8: Erie Hebert on Resiliency (Part 2)

Released December 19, 2023

In the second installment of a two-part series, the Beyond Theory podcast, powered by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, continues the inspiring conversation with Erie Hebert, Director of the Meadows Outpatient Services facility in Austin, Texas. This episode delves deep into Erie’s personal journey of resilience and his dedication to helping others heal from mental health challenges and addiction.

Key highlights:

  1. Overcoming adversity: Erie’s story showcases the power of resilience in the face of trauma, substance abuse, and personal loss. His journey from struggling with addiction to becoming a leader in behavioral health is a testament to the human capacity for growth and change.
  2. Clinical excellence: Erie emphasizes the importance of his team’s diverse clinical backgrounds and their commitment to providing personalized, trauma-informed care. Their professionalism and expertise create a safe, supportive environment for clients to heal.
  3. Systemic challenges: The episode sheds light on the broader systemic issues in funding and accessing mental health services, particularly within the criminal justice system. Erie stresses the need for increased resources and prioritization of behavioral health.
  4. Personal tragedy and purpose: In a heartbreaking yet powerful moment, Erie shares the story of losing his son Ian to suicide. Through this profound loss, he found a renewed sense of purpose in making a positive impact in the lives of others facing similar struggles.
  5. The Meadows difference: Erie expresses gratitude for being part of the Meadows team and culture, where he feels supported, connected, and empowered to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

This episode serves as a poignant reminder of the power of resilience, the importance of access to quality behavioral healthcare, and the profound impact one person’s journey can have on countless others. For those seeking help or looking to make a difference, Erie Hebert story is a beacon of hope and inspiration.