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The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine

The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine

By U-M Depression Center
A podcast all about mental health, and then some. Produced by the University of Michigan Depression Center, co-hosts Jeremy Fallis and Will Heininger discuss a variety of prescient topics in the mental health realm. The podcast also features guest appearances from the U-M community and beyond to bring special focus in their areas of expertise. The purpose of the podcast is to raise awareness about mental health in a fun, casual way.
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8 | Happy New Year, Let's Learn About Psychosis!

The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine

10 | DOCC Recap with Stephanie Salazar, MPH, and Sara Abelson, MPH
The Mental Minute returns for March with Jeremy joined by special guest co-host Stephanie Salazar of the Depression Center. They do a quick recap of the Depression on College Campuses Conference before being joined by guest Sara Abelson, MPH (7:10). Sara is a doctoral candidate in the U-M School of Public Health, was named the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award winner at DOCC 2021. Sara speaks about her current research with the Health Minds Network as well as her past work with Active Minds, finding a therapist and much more. Learn more at
March 17, 2021
9 | Mental Health in the Community with Daicia Price, MSW
The February episode spans everything from Children's Mental Health Awareness Week to an enlightening discussion about mental health in the community (13:25) with Daicia Price, MSW, a clinical assistant professor at the U-M School of Social Work. The guys add their Sports Minute (6:13) with a special shoutout for Black History Month (7:20). For more information visit
February 8, 2021
8 | Happy New Year, Let's Learn About Psychosis!
Jeremy and Will usher in the new year with resolutions, a sports minute (6:05) and two guests from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Ivy Tso, Ph.D. and Alyssa Smith, L.L.P., join the podcast (10:08) to discuss their work with the PREP Early Psychosis Clinic at U-M. At PREP, the program's mission is to provide education, assessment, referral, treatment and research in the area of early psychosis and psychosis risk. Dr. Tso dives into some of the research and Alyssa lets us know how things stand in the community.
January 18, 2021
7 | Seasonal Affective Disorder; Holiday Songs
Will and Jeremy end 2020 with an important discussion about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) before shifting gears into a light-hearted Mental MInutes segment: Top Five Holiday Songs (9:14). That fun is followed by going over what they both learned during 2020 that they hope to take into 2021 (18:27). Things are wrapped up with a Sports Minute (21:30), a special recognition for the Athletes Connected program (23:43) and a final upcoming events notice (26:50). Thank you to everyone who tuned in during our first year of podcasting. For more information about all the news, events, research and resources that the Depression Center provides, visit
December 14, 2020
6 | Veteran Mental Health with Jennifer Lamb, LMSW, M-SPAN Program Manager
Jeremy and Will are back with November's episode to discuss veteran mental health. They go over some of the history of Veterans Day, how Michigan Medicine has covered veteran mental health in the past and dive into their Mental Minutes and Sports Minute. They are joined by Jennifer Lamb, LMSW (11:48), who does a great job explaining what the U.S. does well to support veterans and their mental health. She also shares what we could improve upon and how her M-SPAN programs are trying to support veterans, their mental health, their families and many other groups.
November 10, 2020
5 | New Co-Host, Same Kind of Podcast; Dr. Nasuh Malas of Mott Children's Hospital
The podcast returns for October in a new format. Will has a new co-host, Jeremy Fallis. The two touch on how a politician's mental health journey excluded him from running for office, how far mental health awareness and treatment has come since that time as well as some new, fun segments. They share the best things they heard, best advice they received and more. The second half of the podcast (20:00) includes WIll's interview with Dr. Nasuh Malas, Director of Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Michigan Medicine's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. 
October 28, 2020
4 | Eli Zaret, Michigan sports broadcaster
Will is joined by Eli Zaret, who is a Michigan sports broadcaster who lost his daughter, Alison, to suicide after a long battle with bipolar disorder. Zaret has dealt with the element of grief associated with suicide and the steps following the loss of a loved one. In response, Alison’s aunt and uncle, along with her parents, established a fund that supports U-M’s Prechter Bipolar Research Program in perpetuity. Zaret also hosts the No Filter Sports Podcast. Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
September 25, 2020
3 | Phil Johnson, U-M Football Athletic Trainer
The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine is a podcast focused on a variety of mental health topics. The third episode features Phil Johnson, the Papadopoulos Family Director of Athletic Training for the University of Michigan football program. Phil and Will’s discussion was recorded in June before student-athletes were invited back to train. They talk all things mental health, the ongoing pandemic and much more. The podcast is hosted by Will Heininger, outreach coordinator for the U-M Depression Center. To learn more about the Depression Center, please visit Music: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
July 9, 2020
2 | Abigail Eiler, LMSW
The second episode of The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine welcomes guest Abigail Eiler, LMSW. Abigail is a clinical assistant professor in the U-M School of Social Work and leads the Athletic Counseling Team. Learn more about Abigail's work and background on this podcast episode. Learn more at Music: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod  Link:  License:
July 2, 2020
1 | Melvin McInnis, M.D.
The Mental Minute with Michigan Medicine is a podcast focused on a variety of mental health topics.  The premiere episode features Dr. Melvin McInnis, associate director of the U-M Depression Center,  Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, and director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at Michigan Medicine.   The podcast is hosted by Will Heininger, outreach coordinator for the U-M Depression Center.   To learn more about the Depression Center, please visit Music: Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod  Link:  License:
June 27, 2020