Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com [email protected]

#535 Mohoganey
Mohogany opens up about her struggles with depression, self-harm, and addiction and how she navigated these issues as a young Black woman in a mostly-white community. She also shares moments from her life where she’s had to deal with painful racism. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com ...

#534 Psychotic Break & BiPolar - Ethan Warren
Filmmaker and writer Ethan Warren (West of Her, Bright Wall/Dark Room) shares his intense experience with having a psychotic episode and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more about Ethan go to his website http://ethanrawarren.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com  WA...

#533 Cults - Dr Janja Lalich
Dr. Janja Lalich, former cult member turned cult researcher and expert, joins Paul to discuss the characteristics of cult leaders, psychopathy, narcissism, the Nxivm cult in particular, and how cult behavior mirrors that of abusive relationships. For more about Dr Lalich go to www.cultresearch.org Image courtesy of Starz’s documentary series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHel...


#532 Matt Haig
Best-selling author Matt Haig (@MattHaig1) discusses how he works through his depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Matt has written several books including Reasons to Stay Alive and his newest book The Midnight Library. Follow Matt @MattHaig1 Check out his website at www.MattHaig.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to o...

#531 Hot Mess Girls
Comedians Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin (@HotMessComedyHour) sit down with Paul and talk about everything from dealing with divorce and tough breakups to being turned on by your trauma (it’s totally normal!). Be sure to check out their podcast The Hot Mess Comedy Hour. Check out their podcast at www.HotMessComedyHour.com and follow them on social media @HotMessComedyHour Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/me...

#530 Chanel Miller
Writer Chanel Miller @Chanel_Miller joins Paul to discuss her memoir Know My Name. Chanel opens up about the sexual assault at Stanford that gained national attention. She shares how the experience transformed her and how community support helped her through it. Follow Chanel on Instagram @Chanel_Miller Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can...


#529 Shopping Addiction - Julie K
Paul’s guest this week, Julie K, opens up about her shopping addiction and unhealthy ways that she’s coped with her parents’ emotional neglect. She also shares how hilarious, healthy fantasy and friendships have offered catharsis and helped her grow. Follow Julie on Twitter @JuliePrunes and @TheBagPainter or on FB at www.Facebook.com/JuliePrunesArt   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  ...

#528 Masculinity - Ted Bunch
Healthy masculinity advocate Ted Bunch sits down with Paul to discuss manhood, misogyny, racism, & raising LGBTQ kids. Ted is the creator of the program A Call to Men and the co-author of The Book of Dares: 100 ways for boys to be kind, bold, and brave. More about Ted www.acalltomen.org www.acalltomen.org/book-of-dares Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will b...

#527 Attracted to the Emotionally Unavailable - Gabby
Paul's long-time friend shares her story of emigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan and overcoming the abuse from her childhood. She digs into her issues with love addiction and shares the things that have helped her be able to find emotional intimacy and to trust men again. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling a...


#526 The Epidemic of Denial - Dr David Rosmarin
Dr. David Rosmarin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard joins Paul to discuss the epidemic of people denying reality and how sometimes denial can be useful for us mentally. For more about Dr. Rosmarin go to https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/david-h-rosmarin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at...

#525 Doctors Have Issues Too - Dr Rachel Taylor
Primary Care Physician and author Dr. Rachel Taylor reflects on experiencing sexual abuse, being misdiagnosed, being an overachiever, marrying very young, and growing up in the Mormon church. She is the author of Medication Detox: How to Live Your Best Health. More about Dr Taylor Book: Medication Detox:How to Live Your Best Health  website: https://racheltaylormd.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.c...

#524 Duncan Trussell
Comedian and actor Duncan Trussell @DuncanTrussell shares his experiences with managing his depression and unpacks his spirituality-- including the significant power that Buddhist philosophy has had in his life. More About Our Guest  www.DuncanTrussell.com www.twitter.com/duncantrussell www.instagram.com/duncantrussell Check out his Netflix series The Midnight Gospel   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.Bette...


#523 Dr Lesley Tate Gould
Dr. Lesley Tate Gould talks about Somatic Experiencing as a type of trauma therapy. She shares her insights into this therapy model and the talks about the transformations that can come from learning how to pay attention to what your body is telling you. For more info about her: lidowellnesscenter.com  Admissions Line: 949-633-2821 Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under ...

#522 Catie Osborn
Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. More About Our Guest  Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. Support Our Sponsors! This e...

#521 Tim Minchin
Musician and comedian Tim Minchin, @TimMinchin, talks with Paul about his new, debut studio album "Apart Together". They also dive into the journey that brought Tim to where he is today and discuss what it's like to live in the melancholy. More About Our Guest  Follow Tim @TimMinchin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to T...


#520 Best Of - Jessie Perez
The former East L.A. gang member has been dodging bullets for years – sometimes literally sometimes figuratively. Though he walked away from his criminal ways years ago, he opens up about the mindset that made that life seem like a good choice, the high that comes from being shot at, dealing with tragedy, finding God and what it felt like to be a Chicano in 1970’s Los Angeles. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/...

#519 Best Of - Nikki Glaser
From 2012. The standup comedian opens up about hitting bottom with anorexia as a teen, only to discover ten years later, her food issues haven’t disappeared.  She and Paul talk about self-medicating and caring too much about what other people think. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com ...

#518 Gabby Lamb
Comedian and actress Gabby Lamb sits down with Paul to talk about intimacy issues, shame, and facing your demons. She also opens up about her struggles with anxiety and how life recently led her down the path of sobriety. More About Our Guest  Follow Gabby on Twitter @GabbyALamby Follow her on IG @GabbyLamby Check out her YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlQE-2txHpk&feature=youtu.be Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a fre...


#517 Out of Control Sexual Behavior - Jess Levith LMFT
Sex therapist and Paul’s longtime friend, Jess Levith, helps unpack the sexual shame that we can sometimes feel and offers tips on how to be present and feel "in your body". More about Jess Levith LMFT web site jessicalevith.com Twitter  @jesslevithmft Medium (the writing blog)  https://medium.com/@jesslevithmft Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be re...

#516 Rich - Relationship Drama
Paul's support group friend shares about his history of struggling to find healthy partners especially his most recent which involved out of control behavior and gaslighting on her part. The link mentioned to the Jordan Harbinger Show can be found here Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounselin...

#515 Best of - Dwayne Perkins
Dwayne @funnyDP was born to a fifteen year-old mother in the projects of Brooklyn and he was a fighter.   Strong-willed, rebellious and intelligent, he eventually harnessed his temper so it could work in his favor.  He sheds light on his statement “I lived my life to prove I wasn’t a mistake.” This episode originally aired in 2012.  Dwayne’s standup has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central Presents and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  Dwayne’s blog can be read at www.averyfunnyblog.com and he can be...


#514 Mara Wilson Returns
Author and actress Mara Wilson @MaraWilson talks about her recent struggles with chronic illness as well as managing her OCD and anxiety. She also answers audience questions and chats with Paul about projects she has in the works. Follow Mara on Twitter and IG @MaraWilson Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling a...

#513 Melinda Hill
Comedian, writer, actress, & podcaster (Let's Process This) Melinda Hill @RealMelindaHill talks about growing up with a parent with untreated bipolar, always being the new kid at school (she moved 21 times) working through unhealthy coping mechanisms, and coming out the other side of it all by getting help. Be sure to visit melindahill.com to see her various projects and check out her new standup special "Inappropriate". Follow her @RealMelindaHill Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by...

#512 Anxiety - Joe List
Comedian and podcaster (Mindful Metal Jacket) Joe List @JoeListComedy talks about how he manages anxiety and panic attacks and what ultimately led him to asking for help and finding sobriety. Be sure to check out Joe's new YouTube Comedy Special "I Hate Myself". More About Our Guest  Go to www.JoeListComedian.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirec...


#511 Intimacy Struggles - Monica Padman
Podcaster (Armchair Expert, Monica and Jess Love Boys) and actress Monica Padman @mlPadman sits down with Paul to unpack her struggles with intimacy, self-image, and growing up Indian in a white community. More About Our Guest  Follow Monica on IG @mlPadman Listen to Armchair Expert at https://armchairexpertpod.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be r...

#510 Virtual Reality & Mental Health - Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves is the CEO & Co-Founder of TRIPP, a mobile app focused on creating mood altering experiences in virtual reality. She talks about VR research and her own struggles that led her to where she is. For more about Nanea and TRIPP go to www.Tripp.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencouns...

#509 Gabbie Hanna
Writer and musician Gabbie Hanna @GabbieHanna reads excerpts from her powerful book Dandelion and opens up about her struggles with past traumas, insecurities, and anxieties. She and Paul get deep with a Fear/Love Off. More About Our Guest  Follow her @GabbieHanna Check out her book Dandelion For more go to her website www.GabbieHannaOfficial.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18....


#508 Neuroscience of Trauma - Dr Erik Won
Neuroscientist and former Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Erik Won, shares his insights into mental health and the brain and talks about the trauma and struggles that come with caring for--and losing--some of his injured comrades and Covid patients. For more on Dr. Won go to www.waveneuro.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to Te...

#507 Our Prison Problem - Brandon Stickney
Writer Brandon Stickney (The Five People You'll Meet in Prison), who has spent time in four different prisons, talks about his own experiences as well as the inhumane issues with our profit-driven prison industry in America. More about Brandon: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.stickney.5 www.Twitter.com/BrandonStickney Buy his book The Five People You’ll Meet in Prison: A Memoir of Addiction, Mania & Hope here https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-five-people-youll-meet-in-prison-brandon-stickney...

#506 Doyin Richards
The racial justice & mental health advocate discusses what life can be like for Black men in America, shares his expertise on how to be anti-racist and how he manages his depression.  For more about Doyin go to www.doyinrichards.com Doyin is the Founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club He is a Best-Selling Author | Keynote Speaker Preorder a copy of my next children’s book WATCH MEhere Follow Doyin on IG, TW and FB @DaddyDoinWork Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHel...


#505 Poker-Pro-Turned-Therapist Ben Fineman
Therapist-in-training Ben Fineman reflects on his past life as a professional poker player and discusses the mistakes we all make in relationships. He also dives into the topic of his own podcast: How to recognize and handle Bad Therapy. More About Ben www.verybadtherapy.com  www.benfinemancounseling.com Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #119754Supervised by Curt Widhalm, LMFT #47333 Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free...

#504 Jameela Jamil
Actor (The Good Place) and activist Jameela Jamil @JameelaJamil chats with Paul about society's influence on self-image, the pitfalls of cancel culture, and what it's like to live with a virtually invisible chronic illness. Check out Jameela's podcast iWeigh Follow her on IG & Twitter @JameelaJamil Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can g...

#503 Dr Jill Stoddard
Psychologist and writer Dr. Jill Stoddard talks about different types of anxiety, how to recognize and unpack your triggers, and how mindfulness is key when it comes to working through difficult moments. More about Dr. Stoddard: https://www.jillstoddard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jillstoddardphd/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillstoddardphd/ https://www.instagram.com/jillastoddard/ https://twitter.com/jill_stoddard Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counse...


#502 Surviving Music & Drugs - Charlie Springer
Paul's long-time friend, Charlie Springer, talks about giving up the seminary to move to San Fran in the Summer Of Love, beginning a career working with music greats while battling his alcoholism and drug addiction. Some great hippie stories :) Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com  W...

#501 Dr Menije Boduryan
Clinical psychologist and immigrant Menije Boduryan talks with Paul about perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and generational trauma in the Armenian community. More About Dr. Boduryan website: https://www.embracingyoutherapy.com  IG: www.instagram.com/dr.menije Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBmKFKCb1bOGcc4fMbdu6g?view_as=subscriber Subscription: https://mailchi.mp/embracingyoutherapy/worrier-to-warrior Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online coun...

#501 Dr Menije Boduryan
Clinical psychologist and immigrant Menije Boduryan talks with Paul about perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and generational trauma in the Armenian community. More About Dr. Boduryan website: https://www.embracingyoutherapy.com  IG: www.instagram.com/dr.menije Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBmKFKCb1bOGcc4fMbdu6g?view_as=subscriber Subscription: https://mailchi.mp/embracingyoutherapy/worrier-to-warrior Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online coun...


#500 Dealing w/Male Culture - Jordan Reid Returns
Author and actor Jordan Reid shares her perspective on marriage, emotional labor, raising feminist boys, and what being in a relationship can mean for modern-day women. More About Jordan Website: http://www.ramshackleglam.com Social Handle: @ramshackleglam Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.tee...

#499 Brianne Davis
Paul's longtime support group friend shares about her sex and love addiction and how getting help for it helped her learn how to be intimate, stop cheating and using men, and finally becoming a mother. More About BrianneSecret Life Podcast secretlifepodcast.com iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secret-life-podcast/id1521171499 Website:http://briannedavis.com HuffPost Article:https://tinyurl.com/HuffPostArticle-Davis Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Love Addict Book site: https://secretho...

#498 Best Of - Jimmy Dore
A replay from 2011 (our 15th episode) - Paul's friend, comedian Jimmy Dore talks about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Topics include: depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success.  Check out Jimmy on YouTube or listen to the Jimmy Dore Show podcast. For more about Jimmy go to www.JimmyDoreComedy.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go t...


#498 Best Of - Jimmy Dore
A replay from 2011 (our 15th episode) - Paul's friend, comedian Jimmy Dore talks about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Topics include: depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success.  Check out Jimmy on YouTube or listen to the Jimmy Dore Show podcast. For more about Jimmy go to www.JimmyDoreComedy.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go t...

#497 Best Of - Lia McCord
What happens when a naive Texas cheerleader from an abusive home tries to pay for college by smuggling heroin in Bangladesh?  Probably not what you think. She also shares about survivor self-blame around incest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

#496 Best Of - Kristine Keese
The Holocaust survivor, mother, teacher and activist reflects on her coping mechanisms, her ability to find joy, feelings unique to motherhood, her childhood in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as a Jewish 7 year-old, and the special bond she forged with her mother, Eugenia Lubowski Krol, as they fled for their lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


#495 Best Of - Greg Cheever Part 2
The second of a two-part interview from 2011 with Paul's sober friend; a former studio projectionist, dealer, fugitive and heroin-addict. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

#494 Best Of - Greg Cheever 1 of 2
Originally recorded in the podcast's first year (2011) Paul sat down with his support group friend; a former fugitive, ex-con drug dealer, heroin-addict 60’s hippie, who has divorced four times, what’s not to love?   So many stories this one is a two-parter.  Part 2 next week. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling...

#493 Listener Struggles
Paul reads submissions from listeners about the challenges in their lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


#492-B Introducing Imani State of Mind
Imani State of Mind is a new podcast from Stitcher that demystifies mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way. Dr. Imani Walker (Bravo’s Married to Medicine) equips listeners with the right language and tools to normalize this stigmatized topic, in addition to finding laughter and light in navigating these struggles. Listen now in your favorite podcast app! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

#492 Susan P
Paul's support group friend shares about her experiences as a black woman in America, her addiction to unavailable men, the wreckage of her acting out sexually and being a child in Atlanta during the Atlanta child murders. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com    Other Links Mentio...

#491 Ted Lyde Returns
Paul's friend and fellow comedian/podcaster (Learning Not To Swear) returns to talk about George Floyd's murder, systemic racism, the police, looting, being a black father in America and the pandemic. Follow Ted on IG and TW @TedLyde FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/tlyde1 Learning Not To Swear Podcast  www.TedLyde.Libsyn.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 yo...


#490 Best Of - Dr Melanie Watkins
The board-certified psychiatrist answers questions about personality disorders, medication, problems in the mental health system and mental health in the black community. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling.com  This episode is sponsored by mobile puzzle game Best Fiends.  Download it f...

#489 Psychiatrist Dr. Esther Park MD
The psychiatrist shares her experience in deciding when it's appropriate to prescribe meds, diagnosing ADD/ADHD, the difference between role and identify, being Korean-American and children who want to transition. Links provided by Dr. Park www.OAK.care  www.AACAP.org   www.nami.org Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Archer&Olive Notebooks.  For 10% off g...

#488 Katie Vernoy Answers Your Questions
The licensed therapist @KatieVernoy returns to answers listener's questions about a variety of topics but mostly about ways to handle the pandemic emotionally and mentally. More About Our Guest  katievernoy.com mtsgpodcast.com social: https://www.facebook.com/KatieVernoyManagementConsultant  https://twitter.com/KatieVernoy  https://www.instagram.com/katievernoy/ For Modern Therapists: https://www.facebook.com/therapyreimagined/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/therapyreimagined/...


#487 BiPolar I - Graphic Novelist Rachel Lindsay
The graphic novelist (Rx) opens up about her battles with Bipolar I, being involuntarily committed, and having been an ad account executive creating a campaign for the very pill she was taking, participating in the "commercialization of my own suffering." More about Rachel.  Instagram: @rlindsay_comics , twitter: @RLindsayComics  and her website is:www.RachelLivesHereNow.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com...

#486 Dr Shaili Jain - PTSD
Having studied and worked with thousands of people with PTSD from combat, sexual, physical or emotional trauma, the Stanford faculty psychiatrist shares her 20 years of insights on PTSD. Dr. Jain's website is www.DrShailiJainMD.com Her book is called The Unspeakable Mind. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and...

Shame
Paul shares some stories of people battling shame (especially around their bodies) and reads from the Loves, Happy Moments and Awfulsome moments surveys. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Best Fiends puzzle app. Download it free on the Apple App store or Google Play. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a revi...


Pandemic 4
Paul reads listener experiences around their mental/emotional struggles and victories -some serious some humorous- including the Covid crisis. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by  Archer & Olive notebooks and planners.  For 10% off visit www.ArcherandOlive.com/mental and use offer code HAPPY WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via ...

Being Broke & In Debt - Nathan Rabin
The blogger/author returns to open up about dealing with the strain of being fired, perpetually broke and in debt while trying to provide for his family. More About Our Guest  www.NathanRabin.com Check out his podcast Travolta/Cage www.NathanRabin.com/TravoltaCage and buy his books www.NathanRabin.com/shop Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______...

Coping w/the Pandemic 3
Another installment of Paul reading anonymous surveys submitted by listeners about their mental and emotional ups and downs during the pandemic as well as things they love. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377...


Coping and the Pandemic 2
The second installment of listeners sharing their loves, happy and awfulsome moments and struggles during the pandemic via surveys read by Paul. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————...

Coping in a Pandemic
Listeners share their loves and struggles during the pandemic via surveys read by Paul. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs...

Things We Love
Who couldn't use some positive vibes this week? No guest, just things that people love, submitted via the show's Loves Survey. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a free online visit and free two-day shipping go to www.GetRoman.com/mental This episode is sponsored by OMGYes.com   For a special discount go to www.OMGYes.com/mental WAYS TO HE...


Hell's Kitchen Kenny
Paul's support group friend recounts his childhood and teenage years growing up in NYC's Hell's Kitchen and the cycles of violence, addiction, crime and poverty that he is struggling to break. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain go to www.SquareSpace.com/mental and use offer co...

Ask a Sex Crimes Detective - Don Howell Returns
The retired sex crimes detective and speaker/author answers listener questions about the mentality of serial killers and  sex offenders, the legal system, victim rights and famous cases past and present. For more about Don go to www.DHLectures.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a free online visit and free two day shipping go to www.GetRoman....

Sleep Deprivation - Teresa Strasser Returns
The host/performer @TeresaStrasser returns to talk about her misdiagnosed, involuntary stay in the psych ward after breaking down as a severely sleep-deprived, mother battling shame and perfectionism. She and Paul share their fears and loves. More About Teresa www.TeresaStrasser.com www.Facebook.com/OfficialTeresaStrasser Follow her as @TeresaStrasser at www.Instagram.com/TeresaStrasser and www.Twitter.com/TeresaStrasser Check out her new podcast Easy Listening. Support Our Sponso...


Secrets & Trust - Sam Dingman
The writer/performer (winner of The Moth GrandSlam) opens up about the family secret that harmed his ability to trust and the eventual airing of it that improved his relationship with them. He also shares about his struggles to feel validated, included, respected and seen. More info about Sam and his podcast Family Ghosts Family Ghosts Apple Podcasts link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/family-ghosts/id1217657323 Family Ghosts Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZRMeBKDrifipZBfO4Ma4...

Physically Transitioning - Fallon Chavez
Fallon talks about her life as a trans woman; her desire to be "passable", how she feels about her voice, her experiences pre-op and post-op, the fetishizing of trans women, having bottom surgery and the bathroom dilemma. More about Fallon: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ , (they deal with lgbtq youth - they have a suicide hotline).   Her Instagram is @fallonchavezhair and her work website is tonichavez.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseli...

Moral Injury - Veteran Tom Voss
The Iraq war veteran, author and advocate talks about PTSD and moral injury he battled after returning home and the positive effects meditating has had on his struggles. Tom is the author of Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran’s 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal — Recovering from PTSD and Moral Injury through Meditation For more on his experiences with meditation check out www.TheMeditatingVet.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to...


Ask A Therapist - Katie Vernoy Returns
Therapist Katie Vernoy returns to answer listener questions about therapist/patient boundaries, when to report a client (in response to a very dark survey), what therapists get wrong and how to know when we're overwhelmed. More About Katie: website: katievernoy.com social: FB: https://www.facebook.com/KatieVernoyManagementConsultant/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/katievernoy Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp....

Smothered & Entitled - Al Lubel
Al has always been a comedian's comedian, but mainstream success has always eluded him. Raised by a smothering anxious mother, fear and lack of independence have stunted his emotional growth. He talks about the fear of independence, sense of entitlement and narcissism that hinder his growth. More About Our Guest  For more about Al go to www.AlLubel.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18....

From Chaos to Purpose - Wendy Adamson
Despite her traumatic upbringing and becoming the woman (her mom) she swore she'd never be, Wendy went from an alcoholic PTA mother shooting at her husbands mistress to jail to getting sober and finding her life's purpose helping others and halting the cycle of intergenerational abuse.  She is an author and certified drug and alcohol counselor. More About Our Guest  Her new book is Mother Load: A Memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a Life of Purpose. Visit her website https://wendyadamson.c...


Chronic Health Issues - Karolyn Gehrig
Karolyn suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disease that affects her joints and internal organs as well as being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. She rarely goes more than two weeks without a visit to the hospital.  She's the creator of #HospitalGlam, a movement that utilizes photography and fashion to create awareness of invisible injuries and help empower patients. Topics discussed are PTSD, sexism, the difficulties of dealing with chronic pain and unresponsive doctors, findi...

Native American Ellen Blackcloud
Ellen (a pseudonym) shares about shares about discrimination, growing up poor, living on a reservation, riding the line between native culture and "white people things" and tells her story of grooming and sexual abuse from her father, being "trapped" in her own bedroom for years to avoid him, and how getting sober herself was the catalyst for healing and forgiveness. She speaks about the open wounds that remain from generations of government mistreatment towards Native Americans and the stories of abuse,...

Best Of: Hank Adams
Prostitution, alcoholism, fetishes, swinging, abandonment and being stabbed by a bayonet.  Handyman Hank Adams has experienced them all.  Paul’s friend has to literally pause to count how many stepdads he has had.  This episode originally aired in 2011. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It cost...


Brian Simpson
The standup comic (Lights Out) (aka @BSComedian) and Iraq War vet opens up about his unstable childhood - being lied to and moved from foster home to foster home - and how it has affected him, what he learned about white people while serving in the Marines, battling Major Depressive Disorder and his thoughts on cultural appropriation. Follow Brian on social media @BSComedian Check out his FB page www.Facebook.com/BSComedian Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online cou...

Being Non-Binary - Gobbie Dixon
The 29 year-old Second City writer/performer @GobbieDixon shares about being gender-fluid, growing up believing there was nobody else going thru the feeling of not being in the right body, and their suicide attempt at 13. They share about their anxiety using public restrooms, dysphoria during sex and what their younger self could have benefitted from hearing. For more about Gobbie: Centered Web Series Episodes: https://www.centeredwebseries.com/episodes Instagram: @gobbiedixon Twitter: @GobbieDixon ...

464 - Surviving Domestic Violence - Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton
The 2-time Olympic gold medalist and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee shares about surviving domestic abuse and becoming an advocate for other survivors. She also shares about being one of 20 children, being a preacher's kid and learning how to stop trying to "rescue" broken partners and take care of herself. For more about Ruthie go to www.MightyRuthieBolton.com Contact her at [email protected] Follow her @MightyRuthie Domestic Violence resources: National Coalition Against ...


Best Of - Paul F Tompkins
The talented stand-up comedian, podcaster (The Neighborhood Listen) and writer/actor (HBO’s Mr. Show, Bojack Horseman, Room 104, Comedy Bang Bang) talks about the role therapy played in helping him turn his pain and rejection into being a happier person and a better artist.  He opens up about the shame of having parents who didn’t find him funny or necessarily interesting, and the beauty of being given a second chance by a peer who was ready to write him off for his past bitterness.  A bitterness fueled by ...

Body Image & Sexuality - Jessi Kneeland
Paul and Jessi talk about the mean voices in our heads - especially towards our bodies; how childhood sexual trauma affects sexuality, self-objectification, difficulty orgasming and being your body's friend. More About Jessi Website: https://jessikneeland.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/jessikneeland/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/jessikneeland/   The books she mentioned: The Body Keeps the Score Waking the Tiger Health at Every Size Intuitive Eating   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is spon...

Living With Epilepsy - Alisa Kennedy Jones
The writer and NPR contributor @IAmGothamGirl shares about developing epilepsy at 40 (as a single mom), bad doctors, shattering her face during a seizure, the myths around her condition and the hope she has found accepting her new reality. More About Alisa Book links or alisajones.com https://livingwellwithepilepsy.com/ https://endepilepsy.org/ https://www.epilepsy.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterH...


LGBTQ Battles & Milestones - Dr Perry Halkitis
The public health psychologist opens up about the mental, emotional and political battles both personal and cultural that the LGBTQ community has fought especially since the 1969 Stonewall riots. More About Our Guest Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is a public health psychologist, researcher, educator, and advocate who is Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University.  You can learn more about him at www.PerryNHalkitis.com ...

Wildfire Trauma & Loss - Nick H
Nick talks about being a social worker clinician working with victims of the wildfires as well as combat veterans. Topics covered: types of PTSD, vulnerability, how to reach out for help and hyper-masculinity.  Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc...

What A Body Remembers - Karen Stefano
Despite being attacked as a college student, the author of What A Body Remembers went on to become an attorney defending violent offenders. She talks about the various ways trauma ripples thru our later lives and finding her voice despite anxiety, hyper vigilance, PTSD & shame. More About Our Guest http://stefanokaren.com/ https://www.facebook.com/karen.stefano.5 https://twitter.com/kstefano1 Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a fre...


Joshua Peck
The actor (Josh and Drake) and podcaster (Curious) opens up about being the anxious "fat kid", never knowing his father, being raised by a single mom, getting sober and learning how to cope with uncomfortable feelings. Check out Josh's podcast, Curious https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curious-with-josh-peck/id1378163166 https://open.spotify.com/show/3mL5MBinArRLgG0qy8rVCU Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.Bette...

457 - Joshua Peck
The actor (Josh and Drake) and podcaster (Curious) opens up about being the anxious "fat kid", never knowing his father, being raised by a single mom, getting sober and learning how to cope with uncomfortable feelings. Check out Josh's podcast, Curious https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curious-with-josh-peck/id1378163166 https://open.spotify.com/show/3mL5MBinArRLgG0qy8rVCU Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/menta...

Introducing: The Next Big Idea Podcast
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TNBIHappy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


456-B Introducing: The Next Big Idea
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TNBIHappy...

How To Disagree - Oren Jay Sofer
The communications trainer, meditation teacher and author talks about his history of stuffed anger and how he learned to use non-violent communication to better his life and relationships. They also discuss Somatic Experiencing for releasing trapped trauma from the body.  He is the author of the book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.   Oren’s website: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/ The book: https://amazon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/orenjaysofer Facebook: https://www.fa...

Narcissists & Psychopaths - Dr Ramani Durvasula
The clinical psychologist and author shares her insights and the studies on narcissists (and recognizing one in your life) and psychopaths as well as contributing factors like childhood emotional neglect, social media and our culture at large. More About Our Guest  Audible: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-You-Know-Who-Entitlement/dp/B07YLC7P7P/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Print edition: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dont-you-know-who-i-am-ramani-s-durvasula-phd/1130711212?ean=97816...


James Ransone
The actor @JamesRansone (IT: Chapter 2, The Wire, Generation Kill, Ken Park, Tangerine) opens up about his difficult upbringing, searching for a sense of self, and breaking the cycle of dysfunction as a sober dad. Follow James on Twitter @JamesRansone Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Jetson Probiotics.  For 30% off your first month go to www.WeAreJetson.co...

Caitlin Doughty Returns - Death, Anxiety & Workaholism
The mortician and bestselling author reads from her new book and opens up about her fascination and fear of death, her battles with anxiety and workaholism and the sense of purpose she gets from her work.  Her new book (which she reads from) is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. More About Our Guest www.CaitlinDoughty.com www.twitter.com/thegooddeath www.instagram.com/thegooddeath www.facebook.com/thegooddeath www.youtube.com/user/orderofthegooddeath Find where to buy her new book Will My Cat...

Jamie Tworkowski - To Write Love On Her Arms
Jamie aka @JamieTworkowski is the founder of "To Write Lover on her Arms," a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Paul and Jamie discuss the power of empathy, community, and sharing personal stories about mental health.    More About Jamie Instagram @JamieTworkowski Twitter @JamieTworkowski  To Write Love On Her Arms website www.TWLOHA.com https://youtu.be/xFu8IXDSy1s https://give.t...


Reclaiming Desire After Assault - Julie Peters
Julie explains the steps to recovering desire, passion, and pleasure after her sexual assault.  Discuss how being catcalled and sexualized at age 11 informed her value in society, sexual harassment in the workplace, struggles with anorexia and a complex relationship with food, desire vs craving, being sexually assaulted by a trusted friend and how she learned to recovery through mindfulness, therapy, and yoga.  Paul and Julie discuss societal issues like the MeToo movement, toxic masculinity, incels, patria...

Zane Helberg - Getting Sober
Zane Helberg performs stand-up comedy in an unlikely setting - rehab clinics. He and Paul discuss how getting sober lead to living an authentic life, personal development, and the importance of spiritual progress (not perfection). More About Our Guest  www.facebook.com/ZaneHelberg www.twitter.com/ZaneHelberg www.Instagram.com/ZaneHelberg www.youtube.com/user/ZaneHelberg Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.Better...

Covert Incest - Tony M
Sexual abuse and incest can often fly below the radar because there isn't overt touching but as Tony M shares, his being raised in a sexually charged home has impacted his ability to trust and be intimate. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Baze personalized vitamins.  For 20% your first purchase go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is...


How Do I Choose A Treatment? - Patient Advocate Adrienne Nolan-Smith
The patient advocate who was diagnosed with Lyme disease at 11 offers advice for navigating the complex world of healthcare and mental health.  She discusses experimental/non-approved treatments (hyperbaric oxygen therapy and bovine colostrum therapy), integrative medicine, the complicated world of pharmaceuticals vs eastern remedies, the struggle to get to the "root cause" of health issues, and how to find a doctor that will be your best advocate.  She also discusses losing her mother to mental illness. ...

Introducing We Love You (And So Can You)!
Part reality show, part self-love school and the best makeover podcast out there. Hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (from By The Book) draw on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide guests with a prescription for their next life challenge, whether it's getting back into dating or starting a new career. The goal: for the guest to find the outstanding person who was there all along, and learn to love themselves more. We Love You (And So Can You) is out NOW - listen wherever you get your p...

Mixed Race & Intra-Racism - Daniel Evans Nakamura
"Dan From The Internet" aka @DanFromTheWeb discusses intra-race racism, growing up mixed-race (Latinx/Japanese/African-American) and sexually fluid in an emotionally neglectful household with a judgmental and homophobic father, and how he renewed a relationship with his mother after learning self-advocacy. More About Our Guest Follow Daniel at @danfromtheweb on Twitter his website danfromtheinter.net and his music news & reviews podcast called Audioface that can be found at www.audioface.show Support Ou...


Behind The Laughter - Anthony & Brigitte
The comedian (Anthony Griffith) and doctor of psychology (Dr. Brigitte Travis Griffin) open up about losing their 2-year-old daughter to cancer and how they learned to navigate the grief process through faith, love, and humor. They are the authors of the new book Behind the Laughter.   More About Our Guest  Anthony's Instagram handle is @TheRealAnthonyGriffith Anthony's Twitter handle is @MrLaffaLot Buy their book Behind The Laughter here. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by ...

Best Of: Ex-Con "Murph" (2011)
From the first season (2011). Paul interviews “Murph”, a retired serial felon who opens up about prison, the guilt of his crimes and leaving it all behind. Six years ago you might have labeled him a psychopath. Paul calls him a trusted friend. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the new podcast Crazed. Other Links Mentioned WAYS TO HELP THE P...

Best Of: Jen Kirkman
From 2011.  Jen @JenKirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic “Fear Off” that leaves both of their souls emptied. Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11. Paul shares about the horror of being in an earthquake. More About Our Guest  www.JenKirkman.com  @JenKirkman Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  Other Links Mentio...


Best Of: Rob Delaney (2011)
From 2011 - actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) opens up about his hilariously horrifying alcoholic bottom and how he has adapted to live with what might have killed most people. Follow Rob @RobDelaney or visit www.RobDelaney.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the Calm app, SquareSpace and the new podcast Crazed. Other Links Mentioned WAYS TO...

Best Of: Teresa Strasser
Listener-Voted #1 episode of 2011 and for good reason. The Emmy-nominated writer/performer brings it. She opens up about her struggles, insecurities and fear of not being cut out to be a mother. Find her on social media @TeresaStrasser Teresa is the author of the awesome and hilarious book Exploiting My Baby.  For more about her go to www.TeresaStrasser.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must ...

Surviving Prison & Gang Life - Bobby Martinez
The 53 year-old former gang-member has spent most of his life in prison and much of it in solitary confinement. He addresses his shame over the harms he caused, surviving prison, getting sober, going back to school and regaining custody of his children. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by  VariDesk standing desk solutions.  For more info go to www.VariDesk.com...


Repressed Memories - Aaron Woodall
Repressed sex abuse memories are difficult especially when the perpetrator is a female relative. The comic & podcaster talks about uncovering his memories, leaving Mormonism & trying to erase his belief that he deserves bad things to happen to him. More About Our Guest  Check out Aaron's podcast with former guest Jessa Reed - Mormon and the MethHead  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18....

Finding Our Core Emotions - Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW
The certified psychoanalyst, author of It's Not Always Depression:Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self and AEDP psychotherapist opens up about her struggles with perfectionism and equating value with achievements, mistakes she has made as a parent, listening to our bodies, discovering our core emotions, how depression can misdiagnosed and advice on bringing about change in our lives using the change triangle. More About Our Guest  F...

Alec MacDonald aka @AlecWithPen
The popular cartoonist @AlecWithPen shares his history with depression, anxiety, failed relationships, a wealthy but distant family, his type A Olympian dad, low self-esteem, trying to find his passion & how he finally channeled it into his drawings. More About Our Guest  Follow him on Instagram @AlecWithPen Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Varidesk s...


Aging and Happiness - Dr Andrea Brandt
The 77 year-old veteran psychotherapist, teacher and author shares her insights into how we can embrace aging and mortality to deal with feelings of irrelevance and anger and find contentment thru acceptance, mindfulness and purpose.  Dr. Brandt is the author of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose and Joy  Note: this ep was recorded in 2018 but not previously released More About Our Guest Follow her on Twitter @AndreaBrandtPhD For a full list of her books...

Healthy Love - Christina Howard
Her lifelong fear of commitment was masked behind an obsession with emotionally available men - Christina shares how she personally changed and healed her pain to be able to recognize and accept healthy love including self-love. More about our Guest Follow Christina on Instagram @TinaComedy Find her videos on YouTube under the name Christina Joy Empowered. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must b...

Anxiety & Humor - Jordan Reid
The hilarious blogger/author of Ramshackle Glam and The Big Activity Book For Anxious People shares about her battles with anxiety, relationships and being replaced as the creator and lead actress on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She and Paul also get into some fun Fears and Loves.   More About Jordan Reidhttp://www.ramshackleglam.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Big-Activity-Book-Anxious-People/dp/0525538062#byline_secondary_view_div_1557335105824https://www.instagram.com/ramshackleglam/ Support Our Sp...


Depression, Fear & Alcohol - Ry Doon
The comedian shares about his battles with depression, fear of failure, huge financial and professional setbacks (he had a huge following on Vine before it was retired), having a mother with BiPolar I, and alcohol. More About Our Guest Follow Ry on Twitter and Instagram @RyDoon Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by VariDesk.  For more info go to www.VariDe...

Janet Varney Returns - Depersonalization Syndrome
Paul's former Dinner and a Movie cohost and very first guest on the podcast returns to share about fears, loves, panic attacks, people pleasing, hurt feelings and her battles with personalization displacement syndrome. More About Our Guest Find her on Twitter @JanetVarney Find her on Instagram @TheJVClub Check out her website www.JanetVarney.com And Check out her awesome podcast The JV Club  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free...

Heartache & Obsession - Elle Huerta
The IT entrepreneur and writer who created the Mend app talks about her struggles with obsessions and letting go especially after breakups or loss, how she is creating a community online to deal with the shame, isolation, obsession and feelings of rejection and not being enough.  She also talks about the sickness of working to extreme exhaustion and trying to find validation outside of her accomplishments. More About Our Guest On leaving Google: https://medium.com/this-happened-to-me/why-i-left-google-c0...


Rich But Sad & Video Games - Keith Kingbay
The comedian and podcaster (New Player Has Joined) opens up about his financially privileged but emotionally barren childhood, verbal abuse from youth hockey coaches, and discovering himself thru video games. More About Our Guest Find more about Keith at:https://twitter.com/NewPlayerPodhttps://twitter.com/KeithKingbayhttps://www.instagram.com/newplayerpod/https://www.instagram.com/keithkingofbays/  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free w...

Our Own Worst Enemies - Therapist Lori Gottlieb
The licensed therapist and author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shares about common issues people deal with in therapy and ways that we are our own worst enemy. Paul shares about adopting a dog, plus great listener descriptions of their food issues anxiety and depression. More About Our Guest  MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE now available at bookstores everywhere! Contributing editor + "DEAR THERAPIST" columnist @TheAtlantic  Follow her:Website +  Facebook + Twitter Support O...

Trust Issues, Ideation & Food - Leo Flowers
The comic, life coach, & ex-athlete shares about his lifelong suicidal ideation, struggles with food, abandonment by his dad who fathered him via an affair, learning trust, self-care, conflict resolution and even trying the suicide hotline. More About Our Guest www.LeoFlowers.com www.Twitter.com/LeoFlowers4Real www.instagram.com/LeoFlowers2000 www.Facebook.com/LeoFlowers2.0 www.Youtube.com/LeoFlowers Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  T...


Trading Sex For Love - Marigny Goodyear
The 42 year-old mother reads the open letter she wrote to the men who took advantage of her as a young teen, discussing gray area issues like consent, alcohol, objectification and trading sex for love, attention or to avoid abandonment. More About Our Guesthttps://www.marignygoodyearart.com/blogs/artventureshttps://business.facebook.com/marignygoodyearart/https://www.instagram.com/marignygoodyearart/?hl=en   Private FB group for sexual trauma survivors https://www.facebook.com/groups/358482458098027/ ...

Best Of: Adoption & Religious Abuse - Julie J
Funny and vulnerable, Julie was born to a drug-addict teenage mom, was given up for adoption and raised by a stoic military dad and Fundamentalist mom whose obsession with demons comes close to resembling the mother from “Carrie”.  From 2013 I forgot to mention it in the episode but the monthly-donor raffle for this cutting board is thru Wed Mar 27th.  Donors get one guess per $5/month donation.  So a $10 donor would get two guesses etc.  I have chosen a number between 1 and 500 and the person who guesse...

Grief Support Mistakes - Megan Devine LPC
The licensed therapist shares about the well-meaning but misguided "cult of positivity" after tragedies, emotional dissonance, grief support, having difficult conversations and how she dealt with the sudden death of her partner 10 years ago. More About Our Guest Check out her Refuge in Grief website Her Grief Revolution page on Patreon  the writing your grief course and the How to Help a Grieving Friend animation.    Her book It's Okay That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss In a Culture That Doesn't ...


Remembering Jenn Golick
Weeks after recording this episode last year, therapist Dr. Jennifer Golick was killed by a combat veteran with PTSD whom she was helping. She talks about her work with vets, covert incest and codependence. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by MadisonReed home hair coloring kits.  For 10% off your first kit plus free shipping go to www.Madison-Reed.com and use of...

Remembering Brody Stevens
One of the most unique voices in comedy ended his life last week. Paul shares some thoughts on it, reads a listener email and replays episode 100, an interview with Brody from Feb 2013, in its entirety. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove bras and underwear.  For 15% off your first purchase go to www.ThirdLove.com/mental This episode is sponsored by...

Catholic Black Sheep - Joe Bill
Paul's longtime friend and improv teacher talk about his violent ex-Notre Dame football player dad, his mentally unstable and sexually abusive mother and how he found his voice in creativity but still struggles with shame, codependency and self-love. Links Mentioned To fill out the listener demographic survey (anonymously) and help the show attract advertisers go to www.PodSurvey.com/mental More About Our Guest Joe Bill Teaches FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/182602909978/   BASSPROV: htt...


Religious & Sexual Orientation OCD - Kimberley Quinlan LMFT
Licensed therapist (LMFT) Kimberley Quinlan returns to talk about two types of OCD; Scrupulosity - a fear of sinning or having sinned, and Sexual Orientation OCD - an obsession about one's present or future orientation. She and Paul share their own fears and "fuckups" Kimberley also hosts her own podcast Your Anxiety Toolkit. More About Our Guestcbtschool.comKimberleyquinlan-lmft.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-anxiety-toolkit/id1098792502?mt=2 Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sp...

Amy G - Male Attention & Safety
Paul's support group friend opens up about being addicted to male attention while also fearing them, feeling unsafe, love addiction, growing up without her bio dad (without explanation) and the power of vulnerability in healing. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by BlueChew.  To try it for free plus $5 shipping go to www.BlueChew.com and use offer code MENTAL...

Psychiatrist/Writer Dr. Paul Puri
The psychiatrist and tv writer (Chicago Med) shares about his childhood, why some of his peers overprescribe medications, the importance of talk therapy, some info on hypnosis and Paul opens up about his health fears especially around meds and long-term health. More About Our Guest http://paulrpurimd.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by BlueChew.  ...


Feeling Like An Outsider - Glenn Lutz
The author (Go F*%#, I Mean Find Yourself) opens up about being mixed race and battling depression and feeling like an outsider as far back as childhood. He and Paul share things they're grateful for and read inspirational quotes from his book. More About Our Guest Buy Glenn's book here Follow him on Instagram @Glenn_Lutz  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is spons...

BONUS: Introducing First Day Back
Ep Description: First Day Back is a podcast about people facing and trying to overcome life’s most challenging moments. Last season followed a woman coming back from her prison sentence. Now the show is back with a new story about a comedian who died on stage and was revived by a member of the audience. Follow along this season to find out how the man who lives and died for comedy grapples with his death and reignites his career in the aftermath. Check it out in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/p...

Bonus Ep - Listener Struggles/Secrets
Some "Shame and Secrets" surveys and some "Awfulsome" and "Happy Moments" surveys as well. This episode is sponsored by StitchFix online personal styling service.  Get started at www.StitchFix.com/mental and get 25% off when you keep all 5 items in your box. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Fears & Loves w/Nora McInerney Live
The author (It's OK to Laugh and No Happy Endings) and host of the podcast Terrible Thanks For Asking returns in front of live audience in Minneapolis. She, Paul and the audience share their fears and loves and answer some questions. More About Our Guest Check out her books and where to buy them at www.noraborealis.com/book Follow her on social media @NoraBorealis And of course check out her great podcast Terrible Thanks For Asking  Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Better...

Bonus Ep - Maternal Incest - Daniel M
After hearing mens' stories about experiencing incest (overtly or covertly) by their mothers, Daniel reached out to Paul with his story and has come to share it (with his girlfriend for support as well.) This episode is sponsored by StitchFix online personal styling service.  Get 25% off when you keep all 5 items in your box.  Go to www.StitchFix.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Himalaya podcasting app.  You can download it at the App store or Google Play store. See omnystudio.com/li...

Our Inner Critic - Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood
The cartoonist (100 Demon Dialogues) delves into her struggles with the mean/critical voice in her head and how she is confronting the lies it tells her about herself. She also shares about her dad, the author of The Highlander, and their complex relationship.   More About Our Guestlucybellwood.com100demondialogues.compatreon.com/LucyBellwood www.twitter.com/LuBellWoo www.instagram.com/LuBellWoo Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a f...


Facing Her Fears - Courtenay Hameister
The writer/performer opens up about her anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, shame and body issues. She also reads excerpts from Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid Of Everything to Being Afraid Of Most Things, her hilarious new book about taking risks and challenging her fears, especially social phobias. More About Our Guest For more on Courtenay go to www.CourtenayHameister.com Follow her on Twitter @Wisenheimer Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online ...

2018 Year Ender - Awfulsome Traditions
No guests, just some of Paul's thoughts on traditions and holidays; how we hide our feelings and some great, very honest (and one very dark) listener surveys including the best holiday Awfulsome moment yet. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/u...

Struggles w/Moderation, Identity & Survivor Guilt - Akshay Nanavati
Born in India, raised in Texas, 33 year-old Iraq War veteran, ultra-runner and global philanthropist talks about his lifelong struggles with moderation, getting his identify from his accomplishments or dangerous/crazy/extreme behavior, feeling unworthy and battling survivors guilt after losing a fellow soldier.  He also talks about spirituality especially finding purpose through sacrifice and service. Akshay is the author of the book Fearvana (with a forward by the Dalai Fucking Lama!) More About Our Gue...


Dating Anxiety & Reproductive Issues - Becky Feldman
Coming from an anxious family, coupled with not fitting in, being bullied by her ballet teacher (and having red hair), then as a young teen, developing vaginismus, Becky spent her 20s resigned to never dating or having a partner. Surgery, talk therapy, physical therapy and giving dating another try has proved to be more helpful than she expected. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium...

Back in My Parents' F-ing Basement - Live in MN w/Kjell Bjorgen
Recorded live in Minneapolis at Sisyphus Brewing, Paul and Kjell reunite and share stories of bombing onstage, panic attacks, depression, meds, feeling lazy, future tripping, anger at partners, living in parents' basements, self-doubt, dead-end jobs and self-sabotage. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  past guests include people like people like Tiffany Haddish, ...

Cartoons & Murder - Tonya McKenzie
One of her first memories is seeing her mother's boyfriend shot dead in front of her at four years-old. The mother she adored was fiercely protective of her except when it interfered with her dangerous lifestyle. A great chat about mental health - especially among POC -, complicated relationships with mothers, the cycles of generational dysfunction and trauma in the black community and the challenges raising her teenage son in a mostly white community. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at S...


LeeAnn Kreischer - Rural Southern Family Trauma
The former screenwriter, mother and podcaster shares about her relationship with her "party-animal" husband Bert Kreischer and her tumultuous childhood split between a mentally-ill narcissistic mother, a lovesick broken father, and a grandfather with severe combat PTSD from being the one of the first soldiers to enter Nagasaki after the atomic bomb detonated. She describes how she faced her pain, changed her life and is trying to grow into the person and mother she never had.   Older episodes can be ...

FOMO, Shame & People Pleasing - Mary Holland
The improviser/actor (UCB's Wild Horses) opens up about her struggles with feeling like a fraud, people pleasing, shame, FOMO, feeling undeserving or that her authentic self is just too much for people. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod   Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Aisha Tyler, Scott Thom...

Chris Mancini - A Buffet of Anxiety
The filmmaker (Earbuds) podcaster (Comedy Film Nerds and Conversations From the Abyss) writer (Pacified: A Handbook For the New Freaked-Out Dad) and comedian sits down to talk about anxiety, depression, parental stress/anxiety and feeling career disappointment/frustration/doubt.  He also talks about the Earbuds documentary and the importance of human connection not only in dealing with mental struggles but between podcasts and listeners. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Pre...


introducing: Imagined Life
What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/crews...

Mania, Cancer, Communism & #MeToo - Sofiya Alexandra
The writer (Danger & Eggs) standup (Comedy Central: This is Not Happening) & podcaster (Reality Bytes) shares about her childhood under communism in the Ukraine, her battles with bipolar (loving the mania), surviving cancer and how to help or talk to someone with it and how all of us can help the #MeToo movement, especially powerful people who caused harm. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.Stitc...

Lazy, Scattered & Other ADHD Labels - Jessica McCabe
"Bored", "lazy", "scattered" "hyper"; Are these fair or accurate labels? Is there anything we can do to help our brains or motivation? Jessica shares about her past struggles with these labels and how we can find what our brain likes so we don't fight it's natural impulses, rather work with them instead applying a quick and dismissive label. She dispels some myths about ADD/ADHD and reveals some truths that aren't commonly known about it.  She also talks about her childhood and how negative events both in s...


It's Okay To Be Weird - May Wilkerson
The standup & cohost of the "Crazy in Bed" podcast opens up about being an only child & a "weird kid" who couldn't appreciate her uniqueness and desire to belong until college. She shares about her battles with social anxiety, bulimia, drinking, insomnia, racing thoughts, being left out and feeling guilty for coming from privilege.  She and Paul also talk about their histories of taking meds and their side effects and finding a home in support groups despite thinking they wouldn't work. Older episodes ca...

OCD Rituals, Loss & Empathy - Adam Cayton-Holland
The standup, actor and author shares about familial loss, his lifelong OCD rituals, and growing up in a home where the harsh and often brutal realities of the world were discussed with the kids, helping them empathize but also took an emotional toll. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod   Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor,...

Mariel Hemingway
The actress, mental health activist and author (Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family) and granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway shares about the him, her family, acting, generational trauma, mental illness, addiction/alcoholism and dysfunction and how she has learned to deal with her codependence and fear of letting go especially thru her relationships, nature, supplements and lesser-known therapies. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusive...


Dealing With Hopelessness - AFSP Psychiatrist Dr. Christine Moutier
The psychiatrist and chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shares insights into dealing with hopelessness both personally and with loved ones. The Suicide Hotline number is 1-800-273-TALK Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Ais...

Paul in Ireland VI - Terror, Hate & Forgiveness - Sponsored by BetterHelp
Belfast native James Murray shares his story of surviving a terrorist attack, spiraling into drinking and anger then getting sober and finding peace & forgiveness and how he maintains it. He also shares about the benefits of ayahuasca. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod   Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor, NHL Legend The...

Paul in Ireland V - Ex IRA Prisoner Jake MacSiacais - Sponsored by BetterHelp
The former IRA fighter/volunteer shares his people's history, his years of imprisonment & torture by Protestants and the British govt, the responsibility he feels for civilian lives that were taken by his organization, watching fellow prisoner Bobby Sands die by hunger strike, finding ways to survive mentally and how the emotions surfaced unexpectedly years later.  Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at ...


Paul in Ireland IV - Emma - Sponsored by BetterHelp
The English architect (and yoga teacher) talks about navigating relationships being bisexual, finding solutions for her lifelong bouts with anxiety, recurrent depressive disorder, abusive partners and bottoming out with a suicide attempt. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling....

Paul in Ireland III- Caitlin - Sponsored by BetterHelp
The 29 year-old Dubliner opens up about her struggles with depression, psychosis, cutting/self-harm, alcohol, anger, learning disability (seeing letters mirrored) & spatial/motor control; also her suicide attempt and it finally expressing her pain despite feeling numb. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored b...

Paul in Ireland II - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Michael Corr/Belfast
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to a Catholic father and Protestant mother. He had the rare perspective of seeing all sides of the conflict both inside and outside his home, where he was raised Catholic in a violently Protestant neighborhood.  He shares stories of having to endure violence walking to school every day because of his easily identifiable Catholic uniform.   Today he is an architect who works on global projects that try to bring together communities torn apart by differences and violence. ...


Paul in Ireland I - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Bipolar & BDP in Dublin
21 year-old M emigrated to Dublin from China at 8. With a history of abuse and neglect, she learned to stuff her sadness or unleash it thru anger. She battles Bipolar I, BPD, Complex PTSD & co-dependence but is developing tools & support.  She talks about growing up with conditional love and physical violence where emotions like sadness weren't allowed.  Her girlfriend A sits in and talks about supporting her and how they formed a bond in their all-girl secondary school over sharing mental illness struggles...

ECT aka "Shock Therapy" - Beth May
At 27 Beth has had 68 ECT treatments aka "Shock Therapy" and while she attests to it's effectiveness in helping her with her bipolar episodes it has also taken a toll on her memory; including not recognizing her boyfriend of several years. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  More About Our Guest Social media: @heybethmay Email: [email protected] -Ar...

Fetish Shame, Meds & Martial Arts - Dylan Brody
The writer/storyteller discusses the lifelong struggle to make peace with his amputation fetish, his ups and downs with taking meds, inheriting his dad's pomposity, suicidal ideation and the benefits of martial arts in dealing with depression and anxiety. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  More About Our Guest www.DylanBrody.com www.twitter.com/DylanBro...


Dealing With Addicts - Dr Cali Estes
Cali's specialty is speaking the truth to high-profile or wealthy people trying to get sober, especially when they're being enabled by family, hangers-on or the people they make money for. Topics are : codependency, low self-esteem & boundaries Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  More About Our Guest Click here for more information on Dr. Cali Estes. Facebo...

Art & War - Vietnam Vet Michael Duffy
He was just a kid who wanted to get into art school but when he was rejected, he instead got sent to Vietnam. Later he would use painting to process the traumas he experienced. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod  More About Our Guest Here is some of the artwork by Michael http://collection.nvam.org/index.php?artist=Duffy%2C+Michael Additional artwork ...