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The Making of a Psychiatrist, Hiking Culture Panel

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 29, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 1:44:22

“Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist” Guest: Edward Hallowell, MD, Psychiatrist, Author of “Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist” When Ned Hallowell was 10 years old, he heard a voice out of nowhere, telling him he should “become a shrink.” He says he didn’t take it seriously at the time, but in hindsight it makes perfect sense. Mental illness runs deep in Hallowell’s family, so hearing voices wouldn’t be out of the ordinary, and why wouldn’t he spend his life trying to understand the people closest to him? Today Ned Hallowell is an acclaimed psychiatrist and expert in the field of ADHD. His books include “Driven to Distraction” and most recently a memoir titled, “Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist.” Hiking Culture Guests: Zach Davis, Author of “Appalachian Trials: The Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail,” Owner and Editor-In-Chief of The Trek, Host of Backpacker Radio podcast; Ciara Hulet, Creator of Cici Outside YouTube Channel, Producer of Top of Mind; Cordell Andersen, Uinta Wilderness Blogger, CordellMAndersen.com; Christine Hoyer, Backcountry Manager, Great Smoky Mountains National Park According to Nielsen survey data, a third of US adults say they’ve hiked in the last year, and that figure has been steadily growing for a decade. Strangely, hiking is all the rage among millennials, driven perhaps by digital technology and outdoor selfies with a gorgeous backdrop courtesy of #nature? This new generation of hikers has introduced some generational clashes around habits, safety, and preservation.