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Take What Serves. Leave the Rest.

This podcast creates a safe space to talk about mental health. A former TV news anchor who‘s sharing his journey with anxiety & OCD publicly, your podcast host Bryan Piatt offers insight, wisdom and comfort for others maneuvering their mental health.

Take what serves you, and leave the rest.

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KARE 11’s Rena Sarigianopoulos Shares Experience with Social Anxiety

In this episode Bryan talks to KARE 11 News Anchor and Reporter Rena Sarigianopoulos about her journey with social anxiety.

Rena says she's experienced anxiety in social settings for as long as she can remember. She talks about how social anxiety manifests for her and the importance of showing up for people. "Showing up for people is more important than anything that's going on in my head," Rena says.

You can follow Rena on Instagram: @renakare11

You can follow Rena on Twitter: @renakare11

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Choosing To Stay, with Sam Eaton

In this episode Bryan talks to mental health advocate Sam Eaton about his journey with depression and suicidal thoughts.

In 2011 Sam nearly took his own life, but made the decision to stay. He is now a speaker and founder of Recklessly Alive. He also is the author of the book, "Recklessly Alive: What My Suicide Attempt Taught Me About God and Living Life to the Fullest".

Sam shares what helps him maneuver his mental health, how we can best support someone who's struggling, and the incredible experiences he's had in his life since 2011.

Follow Sam on Instagram: @recklesslyalive

If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support you can call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

The Impact of Screen Time on Kids' Mental Health

In this episode Bryan talks with Dr. Alice Gu about the impact of screen time and kids mental health.

With technology surrounding us constantly, Dr. Gu gives advice to help parents address the topic with their children. She also discusses some of the negative impacts of excessive screen time, and how a parent can recognize the signs that their child is too attached to their device.

Dr. Gu is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at PrairieCare in their Rochester, Minnesota location.

For more information on the recommended guidelines for kids and screens, Dr. Gu encourages parents to check out HealthyChildren.org.

As always, take what serves you - and leave the rest.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

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