Checkup From the Neck-Up Archive

Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 14 – Harnessing “Life-Enhancing Anxiety”
How do we move from fighting, to understanding, in our polarized times? In this Checkup from the Neck-up, host Dr. Rich O'Neill visits with eminent existential-humanistic psychologist Dr. Kirk Schneider.…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 13 – Devin’s Rec Room, Sustaining Recovery from Addiction
More than 100,000 of our friends and family overdose and die every year. After Henry Brigham’s son Devin died of an overdose, Henry founded Devin’s Rec Room for people to…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 12 – Better Care for Our Aging Friends and Family
"Where did I put my car keys, and my medications, and my friends, and....????!!!!" In this month's show, "Dr. Checkup" Rich O'Neill co-hosts with clinical social worker Nicole Christina, the…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 11 – Mental Health for Trauma and Burn Victims
People who experience severe physical trauma or burns also need significant help coping with that trauma. Dr. Kathryn Hagen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who leads SUNY-Upstate's team providing intervention…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 10 – A Deep Dive on Depression
People stuck in a cycle of negativity are often suffering from clinical depression. In this edition of Checkup From the Neck-up, Upstate Medical University Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Schwartz and host,…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 9 – Adolescent Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
This September, WCNY joins with public media across New York to raise awareness of the issue of teen mental health and suicide prevention. In this Checkup From the Neck-up, Dr.…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 8 – Media Inclusion and Social Justice
How can we use media as a tool to bring together a community for the common good? SU Professor Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian speaks with host Dr. Rich O’Neill about how…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 7 – A Talk with CNY’s “Dean of Social Work”
Host Dr. Rich O’Neill talks with Mr. George Blakeslee, informally known by some as the Dean of Social Work in Central New York. Mr. Blakeslee’s career spans 60 years. He…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 6 – Dr. Jack Sipple on Getting to 93, Healthy and Happy!
Host Dr. Rich O’Neill talks with Dr. Jack Sipple, a 93 year old former internist for 38 years...who kicked Dr. Rich’s butt in squash despite being 20-plus years his senior.…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 5 – Dr. Sandra Tars on Senior Isolation
This May, public media across New York State, including WCNY, are focusing on the issue of Senior Isolation. In this edition of Checkup From the Neck-Up, Dr. Rich O'Neill talks…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 4 – Dr. Christopher Morley
April 3-9 is National Public Health Month. In this edition of Checkup From the Neck-Up, host Dr. Rich O'Neill speaks with Dr. Christopher Morley, Professor and Chair of the Department…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 3 – Dr. Xavier Amador
Dealing with a loved-one's serious mental illness is one of the most difficult and stressful things a family can experience. In this episode, Dr. Rich O'Neill speaks with clinical psychologist…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 2 – Dr. Brian Johnson Discusses Opioid Addiction
You probably don’t know that opioids naturally occur in our bodies, and are used to respond to normal pain. In this episode of Checkup from the Neck-Up, host Dr. Rich…read more →
Checkup From the Neck-Up, Episode 1 – Dr. Greg Eastwood
Checkup From the Neck-Up is a new monthly show on Community FM hosted by psychologist Dr. Rich O'Neill, on topics all about our mental and physical health. In this premiere…read more →