Healthy State of Mind

Healthy State of Mind is a video series and podcast by Ochsner Health. The mission is to educate individuals on mental health and wellness, from better sleep practices to reducing workplace toxicity by establishing boundaries and work-life balance. Healthy State of Mind is hosted by board-certified psychologist Tracey Murry, PhD, and her co-host, Kaitlyn Heckel, a digital content specialist at Ochsner Health.

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Episodes

Monday Jan 09, 2023

You have questions and we have answers! Kaitlyn and Tracey do a role-switch on this episode of Healthy State of Mind, as Kaitlyn asks questions provided by the audience! If you have any questions you’d like to ask a professional psychologist, let us know in the comments, and follow Ochsner Health on social media for updates on new episodes! Please visit https://www.ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes, and more.

Thursday Dec 22, 2022

Cuffing season has arrived. It’s cold outside and the holidays are just around the corner. What better time to seek out a partner to stay inside and be warm and cozy with? Join Tracey Murry, Ph.D., and Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist for a quick segment where they discuss what cuffing season is and how to best navigate your mind state throughout!
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Friday Dec 02, 2022

The change in weather and the holiday season can take a toll on your mental health. While for some, it can be a fun time associated with friends and family, others can feel overwhelmed and isolated. Join Tracey Murry, PhD, and Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist, as they discuss how to overcome the holiday blues.
 
Please visit https://www.ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes, and more.

Is your relationship healthy?

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Relationships at times are a tricky subject to navigate. A large foundation of any relationship involves accommodation, but there are many factors involved. In this episode of "Healthy State of Mind", Tracey Murry, PhD and Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist at Ochsner Health discuss all of the ins and outs of relationships and how to navigate your own feelings throughout the process.
Please visit https://www.ochsner.org/healthy-state-of-mind?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video for resources, information, previous episodes and more.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a behavioral health specialist, please visit https://www.ochsner.org/services/psychiatry-mental-health-services
To learn more about mental health, subscribe to our newsletter at https://blog.ochsner.org/categories/mental-health

How bad is your anxiety?

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

Anxiety can come in all forms and is sometimes masked by other potential issues such as ADHD, gastrointestinal problems or prescribed medication. The important thing is to be able to identify it so that you could seek the proper treatment. Join Tracey Murry, PhD, and co-host Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist at Ochsner Health, as they discuss how to identify anxiety and get the right care.
Please visit ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes and more.

Friday Aug 05, 2022

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. In this episode of Healthy State of Mind, we discuss the stigma surrounding suicide, warning signs to look for and resources for help and prevention. Join Tracey Murry, PhD and co-host Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist at Ochsner Health, as they discuss how to recognize the signs of suicidal behavior, supporting a loved one who is having thoughts of suicide and self-harm and where you can find information on awareness and prevention.
Please visit ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes and more.

Setting SMART Goals

Friday Jul 08, 2022

Friday Jul 08, 2022

Are your goals S.M.A.R.T.? This month's Healthy State of Mind is all about goal setting and strategies for helping you achieve them. Tracey Murry, PhD and co-host Kaitlyn Heckel discuss how you can set effective goals and tips for dealing with barriers that sometimes get in the way.
Please visit https://www.ochsner.org/healthy-state-of-mind?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video for resources, information, previous episodes, and more!

What is Mindfulness?

Friday Jun 03, 2022

Friday Jun 03, 2022

Mindfulness isn’t just meditation, it’s being aware of what’s there and not judging. Mindfulness is something we hear, and practice – a lifestyle. In this episode of “Healthy State of Mind’’, Tracey Murry, Ph.D. and digital content specialist Kaitlyn Heckel discuss the different ways and benefits of practicing mindfulness. Stay until the end for this month’s guided mediation as Dr. Murry guides you through a brief body scan! Visit ochsner.org/hsom for more.

Friday Apr 29, 2022

Setting boundaries can be hard. For remote employees, working from home has blurred the lines even more. Tracey Murry, PhD, and Kaitlyn Heckel, digital content specialist, discuss how to set appropriate boundaries with friends, family and work on this episode of “Healthy State of Mind.’’ Prepare yourself for this month’s guided mediation as you take a ride down a relaxing stream!
Please visit our landing page ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes, and more!
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a behavioral health specialist, please visit https://www.ochsner.org/services/psychiatry-mental-health-services
To learn more about your mental health, subscribe to our newsletter at https://blog.ochsner.org/categories/mental-health 

What is self-care?

Monday Apr 04, 2022

Monday Apr 04, 2022

We’ve all heard of self-care and know that we should always find the time to prioritize it, but how do you do it? Tracey Murry, PhD, and digital content specialist Kaitlyn Heckel define self-care and explain how different methods can help your day-to-day on this episode of “Healthy State of Mind”! This month’s guided meditation has an interesting element that can help you out tremendously!
Please visit our landing page ochsner.org/hsom for resources, information, previous episodes, and more!
To learn more about your mental health, subscribe to our newsletter at https://blog.ochsner.org/categories/mental-health
To schedule an appointment with a behavioral health specialist, please visit https://www.ochsner.org/services/psychiatry-mental-health-services 

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