Mental Health News Roundup

Podcast hosted weekly by Dr. Ethan Eisen & David Friedman

Episode 9: Keeping our Communities Safe

Special Guest: Shana Aaronson, Director of Magen

July 9, 2020

Episode 9


A doctor in Israel, convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography, was initially allowed to work as a student health medical supervisor, until a court backtracked.

Malka Leifer’s lawyers are appealing the decision that she is fit to stand trial

Is chemical castration a good idea?

Episode 7: Alcoholism and Addiction

June 18, 2020

Episode 7
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Episode 6: Challenges to Inclusion

June 11, 2020

Episode 6
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Episode 5: Race and Mental Health

Special Guest: Dr. Danielle Busby

June 4, 2020

Episode 5
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Episode 4: Relationships

Special Guest: Avital Levin

May 21, 2020

Episode 4

Episode 3: Employment and the Economy

May 14, 2020

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Episode 2: Mental Health in the Medical Field

Special Guest: Dr. Abby Bienenfeld

May 7, 2020

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  • Conversation with Dr. Abby Bienenfeld, expert in emergency medicine
  • Israeli hospitals are at the cutting edge of addressing some patient concerns.
  • Concern that people are staying away from hospitals for non-coronavirus emergencies.
  • Families of medical staff making sacrifices.
  • What doctors think when the public violates guidelines
  • Medical professionals feeling the pressure

Episode 1: Let’s Get Started

April 30, 2020

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