Watch: Body image and self esteem focus of this month's 'Straight Talk'

 Straight Talk with Tracey tackles body image, self-esteem and eating disorders.

Host Tracey Masella is joined by Erin Kleifield, Ph.D., the director of Silver Hill Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Kleifield and Masella discuss measuring self-worth, social media’s impact on body image and warning signs of eating disorders in young people.

Watch the show live on Thursday, Aug. 10 at noon on HAN.Network or below:

Straight Talk with Tracey, a Silver Hill Hospital production, airs the second Thursday of each month on and all HAN’s affiliated community news sites.

During Pain Awareness Month in September, Straight Talk welcomes Christopher Cutter, Ph.D, to discuss chronic pain, including new research and treatment options. Dr. Cutter is the program director at Silver Hill’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program.

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Show host Tracey Masella, LCSW has worked at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan for five years. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has additional training in DBT-S for substance use disorder treatment. While at Silver Hill, Masella has worked with the dual diagnosis adult population and most recently serves as the Program Manager for the Adolescent Transitional Living Program.

Watch last month’s episode of Straight Talk with Tracey here.

Silver Hill Hospital is an 85-year old, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital with acute crisis stabilization and longer-term residential Transitional Living Programs. It admits 3,000 adolescents and adults annually for psychiatric disorders that include addiction, pain with co-occurring addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia and the Hospital specializes co-occurring diagnosis and treatment. Silver Hill is an academic affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.