The Mental Gains Podcast

Trauma and the Brain

Trauma and the Brain

Matt and Verna speak with Mercy Health Psychiatrist and host of WGTE’s “Brain Politics” Dr Rajiv Parinja about trauma and its relationship with mental illness. Dr. Parinja also discusses evolutionary psychology and the current state of mental health.

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Meet Your Host Verna Mullins

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Verna Mullins is the manager of the Connection Center, a psychosocial rehabilitation and peer support center in Bowling Green, Ohio. For over 22 years Verna has implemented and facilitated programming that includes mental health wellness, drug and alcohol prevention education, domestic violence advocacy, and peer support. She holds a dual BA in Psychology and Creative Writing from BGSU, is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, and is a certified Peer Support Supervisor. Verna is a native of Toledo, Ohio. She is passionate about Spirituality and Holistic Healing.

Meet Your Host Matt Russell

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Matt Russell is a mental health advocate from Perrysburg, Ohio. He is an audio engineer and composer with 15+ years of professional recording studio and live audio production experience. He was an invitee at the Ableton Loop Conference in Berlin, Germany and was a finalist for the Ultra Music Festival “Made from Scratch” contest in 2015. Matt is a proud member of the sober community and is in recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. 

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Voices Around Us® is supported in part by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated by the City of Toledo and the Lucas County Commissioners and administered by The Arts Commission.

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