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The MYD Show – A Mind of My Own with Dr. Shaun Whittaker

To start off our new series, A Mind of My Own, Namibian Clinical Psychologist Dr. Shaun Whittaker joined us in studio to share the latest science regarding mental and brain health.

“If you look at the research on corporal punishment, it’s very clear that there is not a single benefit to it, on the contrary that is where the violence starts.”

In this episode of the MYD Show Dr. Whittaker shares regarding signs and symptoms of mental illness as well as tips for brain wellness. In addition we talk suicide, including prevention, warning signs and more.

“It’s very simple, when we are anxious our breathing becomes fast and shallow, it’s an automatic reaction. If you look at where the four basic emotions are located at the back of the brain… the four basic emotions are anxiety, sadness, anger and happiness.”

In this MYD show podcast we find out:

  • The most recent information regarding mental health in Namibia
  • The truth and the myths regarding mental and brain health
  • Warning signs regarding mental illness and what to do
  • What to do if you are worried a loved one might be suicidal

Take a listen to the MYD Show with Dr. Shaun Whittaker, here :