Conversations with Mental Health Experts and Brain Scientists
Brain Waves is an online channel where you can watch interviews with notable mental health experts and brain scientists, while also asking them your own questions about brain health research and activism (note disclaimer).
Each episode will be streamed live on our One Mind Facebook page.
Laurie Hernandez is an American artistic gymnast who competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning gold in the team event and silver on the balance beam. Since posting on Instagram in April 2020 about the verbal and emotional abuse she received by a former coach and the mental health challenges it created, Laurie has continued to be a passionate and supportive advocate for mental health and for speaking up. Building on the stellar work Laurie did as a co-host for the 3-day Stronger Than You Think web-event that One Mind partnered on in 2020, we are proud to have Laurie’s support as a guest host for our One Mind Brain Waves program. Watch her recent hosting episode.
Hunter Hayes is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Proficient at more than thirty instruments, Hayes has achieved nearly 2 billion on-demand career streams globally along with six gold and platinum-certified singles including his massive 5x multi-platinum crossover hit “Wanted.” With an astounding 50+ award-nominations and wins, including five GRAMMY© nominations, Hayes is showing no signs of slowing down with the release of his latest album Wild Blue (Part I).
“My life has been changed by fans sharing not only their connection with the music, but also their story. They’ve opened up about their lives in such an inspiring way. I want my voice and our community to be a safe place where these conversations have the potential to show them they are not alone, and that they deserve to understand, embrace, and love themselves exactly as they are.”
The Next Brain Waves Interview
Friday, October 23rd at Noon PT (3 PM ET)
Join us Friday, October 23rd for our next Brain Waves webcast conversation titled New Directions in Schizophrenia Treatment. One Mind President, Brandon Staglin will talk with 2019 One Mind Rising Star Awardee, Dr. Carl Sellgren of Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and Bethany Yeiser, President of CURESZ Foundation and author of Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery. Bethany is also a talented musician who will perform a song for us during the episode.
Click to watch the interview on at Noon PST / 3pm EST on October 23rd
Additional Upcoming Interviews
October 30th – Pets and Emotional Health – Guest host Laurie Hernandez interviews Steve Feldman from Human Animal Bond Research Institute and Mary Cortani from Operation Freedom Paws.
November 6th – Male Brain versus Female Brain – Guest is Dr. Louann Brizendine – Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain. Musical guest is Aztec Two Step 2.0.
November 13th – Self Worth in COVID Virtuality – Guest host Hunter Hayes interviews Dr. Yalda Uhls, author and founder of The Center for Scholars and Storytellers at UCLA, and singer/songwriter Jordan Sparks. Musical performance by Hunter Hayes.
November 20th – Youth Mental Health Support – Guest host Laurie Hernandez interviews Dr. Tara Niendam, the Executive Director of the UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs and Chantel Garrett, Executive Director of Strong 365.
Click the links below to watch past interviews
Special thanks goes to all of the mental health experts and brain scientists who agree to participate in the Brain Waves livestreamed interviews. We appreciate the information they share and their willingness to help educate the public on their respective areas of expertise.
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