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The Mind Deconstructed Podcast:

Mental Health and Wellness

with Dr. Kaz and George

 

See our official podcast page at theminddeconstructed.org

Dr. Kaz Nelson, a psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota, along with host, George, serve as translators between the psychiatric field and the non-medical community. Podcast goals: Dispel myths, address listener questions, talk directly about serious topics, such as suicide, and inform the public about what they need to know to maintain mental health and a life worth living.

‚ÄčDr. Kaz Nelson is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Kaz is driven in her mission to increase knowledge and understanding for those living with mental illness and their loved ones.

George, a former US Marine and attorney who practices in the field of child welfare, is Kaz's brother and serves as podcast host and banter man. George's educational background is in health and human services and he has applied his life to public service.

Kaz and George are Minnesota born-and-raised.

This podcast is an independently produced labor of love and not sponsored by any commercial entity, including the pharmaceutical industry.

May 12, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Inspired by these events, Dr. Kaz and George explore self-injurious behavior.  Common and sometimes difficult to understand, Dr. Kaz describes different patterns for self-injurious behavior and some of the drivers of these behaviors. How are impulsive self-aggression (punching a wall), intentional self-harm (cutting, burning), and even nail-biting, skin-picking and hair-pulling different from one another? What are possible treatments or strategies to reduce the harm associated with these behaviors, which still meeting the mental health needs of each individual?