Major life adjustments happen as you enter into retirement. Not only are you moving beyond your work identity, but you are journeying into later-life where health issues arise as you age and transition into a period where you might not be needed as much. Mental health during retirement is an important matter to address, and there are options to help and ways to further break the stigma.
This week Dave brings onto the show Dr. Gregory Scott Brown, author, mental health writer, and practicing psychiatrist, to discuss the importance of evidence-based methods and holistic methods that not only help your mind but can help improve your overall health.
During this episode you will learn:
-the importance of mental health wellness during retirement
-the impact physical and mental health have on each other
-the integration of Dr. Brown’s Five Pillars of Self-Care (breathing, spirituality, sleep, nutrition, and movement) AND traditional treatments/therapies
-the importance of self-care at all stages of life for wellness as you age
For more information on Dr. Gregory Scott Brown’s books, services, and articles, visit www.gregoryscottbrown.com. You can find him on social media using the handle @gregorysbrownmd.
Dr. Gregory Scott Brown’s bio:
Gregory Scott Brown, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, a contributing columnist for Men’s Health magazine, and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas Dell Medical School. His first book, The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and Revitalizing Your Life was published in June 2022 for Harper Wave. Dr. Brown believes we can work together to fight mental health stigma by having open and honest conversations about mental health. He is an advocate for evidence-based integrative care that includes incorporating exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and nutrition with standard-of-care treatments for mental illness.
Dr. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, specialty training in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Dell Medical School, and received an M.D. from the McGovern Medical School in Houston. Dr. Brown is an alumnus of Rice University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, and Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program. Prior to his transition to medicine, Dr. Brown studied music at The Juilliard School in New York.
During his time in residency, Dr. Brown was awarded a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and he was later appointed to and currently serves on the APA’s Council on Communications.