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Stigma Podcast

Stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope and wellness with input from clinicians, addicts, entrepreneurs and advocates for mental health.

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FEATURED EPISODES

Calm Co-Founder: Michael Acton Smith a Pioneer in Mental Health and Wellness

Michael Acton Smith, co-Founder of Calm joins us to talk about building the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, with over 75 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews.

Michael tells us about how the idea was born from his own personal discovery of the power of meditation. In our conversation he tells the Calm founding story, and talks about the journey to making medication accessible to tens of millions of people while taking on stigma around meditation and mental health long before the recent surge in interest around the space.

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Megan Bell of Headspace

Megan Bell, is the Chief Strategy and Science Officer at Headspace where she directs a team focused on global corporate strategy, technology strategy, and new ventures including Headspace’s digital therapeutics subsidiary, Headspace Health.

As part of her incredible, pioneering digital health research, she developed and validated over 20 digital health interventions.  Megan is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stanford as well.

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How Psychedelic Treatments Work with Ronan Levy of Field Trip

Ronan Levy joins us to talk about how psychedelic treatments work, what all the hype is about, where we are by way of regulation in the industry and the future use cases of psychedelic treatments.

Ronan is a co-founder and the Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health. Prior to Field Trip, he was an early pioneer in the medical cannabis industry which gave him a unique perspective on launching the world’s first integrated company in legal psychedelics

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Calm Co-Founder: Michael Acton Smith a Pioneer in Mental Health and Wellness

Michael Acton Smith, co-Founder of Calm joins us to talk about building the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, with over 75 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews.

How Psychedelic Treatments Work with Ronan Levy of Field Trip

Video Games as FDA Approved Medicine with Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Jessica Carson, Author of, “Wired This Way” on Entrepreneur Mental Health

Behavioral Healthcare Innovation with Nicki Tessler of UHS

To Behavioral Healthcare Innovation with Nicki Tessler of UHS day’s guest Nicki Tessler (Psy.D, MBA) is the Divisional Vice President for Behavioral Health at Universal Health Services (UHS).

CONSCIOUS VENTURES: PLANT BASED VC FUND WITH A PSYCHEDELIC FOCUS

Martin Schappell – Behavioral Health Industry Veteran

Eric Dresdale – Early Pioneer in Addiction Startups