S5 E1: Phil Rutherford 

Released September 30, 2022

Advocacy. It’s how we bring awareness to specific issues, marginalized communities, and more. However, what does that look like in practice? How can we ensure that our advocacy actually renders the change we’re looking for? Today we speak with Phil Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery, for this special International Recovery Day episode discussing his work and the importance of advocacy in the recovery community.

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Ben Zobrist

S5 E2: Ben Zobrist (Part 1) 

Released October 6, 2022

Depression exhibits itself in many ways. For some, it’s a feeling of hopelessness. For others, it can manifest itself in aches and pains. But what does it look like for a high-performing athlete? What happens when you reach the height of your sport and that anxiety still creeps in? Today we speak with two-time World Series Champion and APAF board member Ben Zobrist about his battle with depression and anxiety throughout his baseball career.

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Ben Zobrist

S5 E3: Ben Zobrist (Part 2)

Released October 13, 2022

In the conclusion of our conversation with Ben Zobrist, he discusses in-depth the aftermath of winning the World Series. And later, Ben details what he thinks about the steps Major League Baseball is taking regarding its players and mental health.

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S5 E4: Amy Kennedy

Released October 20, 2022

Amy Kennedy is the co-founder of The Kennedy Forum, which leads a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care in the U.S. Today, we speak with her about the importance of why there should be more mental health services in schools. Find out more about her work at www.thekennedyforum.org.

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Kristen Kirkpatrick

S5 E5: Kristin Kirkpatrick

Released November 3, 2022

There is a concerning trend, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Even more concerning is that it appears no one is immune. Celebrities, news anchors, and even children. Why is this happening? What is the mental health impact? Today we speak with Meadows Senior Fellow Kristin Kirkpatrick about body shaming and where our focus should be. Later we discuss foods to consider as we age for positive mental health.

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Kelly and Cat

S5 E6: Kelly Walch and Cat Corchado

Released November 11, 2022

When you decide to put the uniform on, it’s one of the most honorable things you can do. To serve your country is to serve a cause bigger than yourself. You understand the sacrifices, but you also know you will be connected with potentially lifelong companions through a unique shared experience. That can be powerful. But what is life like when you come home? You have lived a certain lifestyle for many years only to a life where everything has changed. And for female veterans, there are often additional challenges. Today we speak with two military veterans who also happen to be women. MBH Connect therapist Kelly Walch, and Woven Community Relationships Ambassador and host of the Sister-in-Service podcast, Cat Corchado. Listen in as they discuss some of the challenges veterans face.

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S5 E7: Tracey Fuller

Released December 1, 2022

In a poll, 45 percent of Americans said they would have no problem skipping the holidays. With the stress and anxiety that comes with holidays, it is easy to understand why. Today we speak with Tracey Fuller about some of the stress we often feel around the season.

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Elisa Hallerman


Released December 9, 2022

Let’s say you have been in recovery for a few years. The negative behavior has gone away, but you still feel like something is missing. Maybe you are still hurting. Today we speak with Dr. Elisa Hallerman about doing the inner work to deepen our recovery and reconnect with our soul.

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Kelley Kitley

S5 E9: Kelley Kitley

Released December 15, 2022

Moms, parenting, and drinking have been a pop culture phenomenon by some estimates as far back as two decades ago, now known as mommy drinking culture. Today we speak with Kelley Kitley about the dangers of mommy drinking culture. And later, we discuss what we should be mindful of when it comes to our escapism this holiday season.

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Breanna Mylius


Released January 5, 2023

Hustle culture is deeply embedded in our society and is even romanticized as a necessary part of achieving the American dream. However, what happens when we overindulge in the hustle? What are the adverse effects? Today we speak with Breanna Mylius about the impact of hustle culture here in the United States and beyond.

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Britt Frank


Released January 12, 2023

We all feel stuck sometimes. It may be in a relationship or a job that no longer feels fulfilling. In this episode of Beyond Theory, Britt Frank explains what happens to our brains when we feel stuck and how to reverse the process and become unstuck.

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Dr. Kevin McCauley

S5 E12: Dr. Kevin McCauley

Released January 20, 2023

Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for adults 18-45, according to the CDC, and is responsible for killing more than COVID-19, suicide, and car accidents. Today we speak with MBH Senior Fellow Dr. Kevin McCauley about the history and dangers of fentanyl.

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Bessell Van Der Kolk

S5 E13: Bessell Van Der Kolk

Released January 26, 2023

Trauma shows up in our bodies and our brains, having both a mental and physical impact. The long-term effects of trauma can even include changes in the brain, impacting memory, mood, and cognitive skills. Today we speak with MBH Senior Fellow Dr. Bessel van der Kolk about trauma and how early intervention can help decrease violence and incarceration rates.

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Tamu Lewis

S5 E14: Tamu Lewis

Released February 2, 2023

Today, we speak with Tamu Lewis as she discusses the sadness of losing her brother. Later she shares how therapy helped her to grieve and how she turned her brother’s legacy into action with the foundation she started.

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Deran Young & Sheldon Jacobs

S5 E15: Deran Young & Sheldon Jacobs

Released February 10, 2023

Black trauma is a complex issue with many layers when you dive into its history. In the season finale of Beyond Theory, we speak with Deran Young and Dr. Sheldon Jacobs who share their personal stories and the work they are doing to face the mental health challenges in the Black community.

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