Mental Health Bites

Mental Health Bites from BSU experts in the form of a zoom podcast where we discuss topics relevant for today’s NTC/BSU students. Meet the Student Center for Health & Counseling staff in today’s episode.


Episode 1: Introduction to MHB

Meet the staff and learn about Mental Health Bites

EP.1 Intro To Mental Health Bites


Episode 2: The Importance of Connection with Dr. Brenda Mack

In today’s episode, Department of Social Work Professor Dr. Brenda Mack discusses the importance of connection and relationships.

Ep.2 The Importance of Connection
Ep.2 Zoom Recording


Episode 3: Ojibwe Culture with Anne Humphrey

In today’s episode, we talk about Ojibwe Culture and mental health with BSU American Indian Resource Center’s Anne Humphrey.

Ep.3 Ojibwe Culture
Ep.3 Zoom Recording


Episode 4: Disability Talk with Dr. Dirth

Meet BSU’s Psychology Professor Dr. Dirth, who shares perspective of disabilities and mental health.

Ep.4 Disability Talk
Ep.4 Zoom Recording


Episode 5: Sex and Relationships with Jenn Fraik

Today, nurse practitioner Jenn Fraik shares tips about sex and relationships and constructive communication.

Ep.5 Sex and Relationships


Episode 6: Meds and Me with Nurse Kristi

Nurse Kristi describes several things she wants every college student to know for preparing for the medical appointment.

Ep.6 Meds and Me 
Ep.6 Zoom Recording


Episode 7: Emotions 101 with Dr. Sarah Cronin

Dr. Sarah Cronin, Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at BSU, gives us the basics of Emotions and how to manage the big ones.

Ep.7 Emotions 101
Ep.7 Zoom Recording


Episode 8: Men, Mental Health + Stigma with Dr. Brian Paramore

Dr. Brian Paramore shares thoughts and statistics and helpful tips about the topic of Men and Mental Health and the stigma that sometimes prevents needed services.

Ep.8 Men, Mental Health + Stigma
Ep.8 Zoom Recording


Episode 9: Emotional Support Animals with  Dr. Angela Fournier

Dr. Angela Fournier, a Licensed Psychologist, shares her expertise on animals and what current research says about animals and human interaction for emotions.

Ep.9 Emotional Support Animals
Ep.9 Zoom Recording


Episode 10: Physical Wellness in a Time of COVID with Mark Morrissey

BSU’s Assistant Director of Campus Recreation and Outdoor Program Center, Mark Morrissey, gives ideas of pursuing physical wellness in a time of COVID.

Ep.10 Physical Wellness in a Time of COVID


Episode 11: Music and Mental Health with Dr. Lowery and Professor Webber

Listen to BSU’s Dr. Lowery and Professor Webber share about the positive impact of music on mental health.

Ep. 11 Music and Mental Health
Ep. 11 Zoom Recording


Episode 12: The Social Identity Approach with Dr. Thomas Dirth

In today’s episode, we have a returning guest speaker, please welcome Dr. Thomas Dirth, who will be sharing about the social identity approach.

Ep. 12 The Social Identity Approach
Ep. 12 Zoom Recording


Episode 13: Spirituality and Mental Health + Marginalized Populations with Pastor Emily Papke-Larson

Meet the Lutheran Campus Ministry’s Pastor Emily Papke-Larson, who explores the impact of spirituality and mental health and for marginalized populations.

Ep. 13 Spirituality and Mental Health + Marginalized Populations
Ep. 13 Zoom Recording


Episode 14: Eco Anxiety with Jordan Lutz

Jordan Lutz, BSU Sustainability Project Manager, emphasizes the importance of the environment in holistic wellness.

Ep.14 Eco Anxiety
Ep. 14 Zoom Recording