San Clemente, Calif. — “In Your Right Mind,” a weekly radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today’s behavioral health headlines, aired an informative show, “Cultivating Happiness” on Sunday, January 21 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Talk Radio 790 AM KABC in Los Angeles. The broadcast discussed about happiness and positive psychology and how it can foster well-being and recovery of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. The show was hosted by Tonmoy Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, who provides an in-depth medical and clinical expertise, and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.
The broadcast featured Amy Krentzman, Ph.D., as a panelist. Dr. Krentzman is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. She is also an adjunct research investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School.
“Traditional treatment approaches aim to reduce suffering and decrease pathology, but happiness is not just about the absence of mental and physical illness,” says Dr. Sharma. “It seems like positive psychology emphasizes on character building is also in the 10-Step Program where you are talking about learning daily to spot, admit and correct flaws is the essence of character building and good living.”
Positive psychology focuses on mental wellness, strengths, well-being and optimal functioning, rather than traditional approaches that focus on the pathology, pain and suffering of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders.
“In addiction treatment, addressing problems, pathology and illness may bring other complications,” says Dr. Amy. “Positive traits like gratitude, optimism, spirituality, forgiveness of self and others, changes in social support and networks, purpose in life and positive activities that align with individual values, are beneficial for people in treatment and recovery for substance use disorders.”
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
About “In Your Right Mind”
“In Your Right Mind” is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of “In Your Right Mind” is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. PST on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. “In Your Right Mind” is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.