Mental Illness Happy Hour

By Paul Gilmartin

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A weekly hour-long conversation between host Paul Gilmartin and a guest (often a fellow artist) about their mental and emotional struggles, large and small. Listeners describe it as " entertaining, comforting, honest, helpful and funny".

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Dating Anxiety & Reproductive Issues - Becky Feldman
02:15:59

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.com/mentalpod    past guests include people like people like Tiffany Haddish, Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Dr. Elyn Saks, Neal Brennan, Janet Varney,  Marc Maron, Ashly Burch, Chris Gethard, Christina Pazsitzky, Aparna Nancherla, Eddie Pepitone, Shane Mauss, Karen Kilgariff, Clint Malarchuk, Caitlin Doughty, Dave Anthony, Andy Kindler, Aisha Tyler, TEDTalker Susan David, Anchorman Dan Harris, Jimmy Dore, Anna Akana, Dr. Guy Winch, Andy Richter, Jesse Thorne, Michaela Watkins, Adam Carolla, Dr. Jonice Webb, Paul Rust, Doug Benson, Melissa Broder (@SoSadToday), Rob Delaney, Pro Basketball player Royce White, Jimmy Pardo, Todd Glass, Nikki Glaser, Emily Gordon, Kathryn Hahn, Cameron Esposito and many others.

 

More About Our Guest

Becky's Twitter/instagram is @beckles212, and the twitter/instagram for her podcast Too Stupid to Live is @tstlpodcast.
 
Here's the itunes to link for Too Stupid to Live as well: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/too-stupid-to-live/id1141770521?mt=2

 

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 Mrs. Fields cookies.  For 20% off your order go to www.MrsFields.com and use offer code MENTAL

This episode is sponsored by PolicyGenius.  To get insurance quotes from leading providers and apply in minutes go to www.PolicyGenius.com

This episode is sponsored by Roman E.D. prescription service go to www.GetRoman.com/mental

 Other Links Mentioned

 The fundraiser for the memorial for Johnny Olsen's late wife Tara https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-for-tara-olsen

Online 12 step meetings www.intherooms.com

 

WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST

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Dec 14, 2018
Back in My Parents' F-ing Basement - Live in MN w/Kjell Bjorgen
02:03:31

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, Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Dr. Elyn Saks, Neal Brennan, Janet Varney,  Marc Maron, Ashly Burch, Chris Gethard, Christina Pazsitzky, Aparna Nancherla, Eddie Pepitone, Shane Mauss, Karen Kilgariff, Clint Malarchuk, Caitlin Doughty, Dave Anthony, Andy Kindler, Aisha Tyler, TEDTalker Susan David, Anchorman Dan Harris, Jimmy Dore, Anna Akana, Dr. Guy Winch, Andy Richter, Jesse Thorne, Michaela Watkins, Adam Carolla, Dr. Jonice Webb, Paul Rust, Doug Benson, Melissa Broder (@SoSadToday), Rob Delaney, Pro Basketball player Royce White, Jimmy Pardo, Todd Glass, Nikki Glaser, Emily Gordon, Kathryn Hahn, Cameron Esposito and many others.

 

More About Our Guest

visit Kjell at www.Facebook.com/kjell.bjorgen 

 

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 PolicyGenius.com  To find a policy and company that is right for you go to www.PolicyGenius.com  

 

Other Links Mentioned

 

 WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST

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Dec 07, 2018
Cartoons & Murder - Tonya McKenzie
02:12:23

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 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

Website: http://tonyamckenzie.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PRBizMom

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tonyamckenziespeaks/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyamckenzie/

 

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 Mrs. Fields. For 20% off go to www.mrsfields.com And enter promo code mental

This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off the Calm premium subscription go to www.calm.com/Mental   

WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST

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-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  

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Nov 30, 2018
LeeAnn Kreischer - Rural Southern Generational Trauma
01:59:28

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 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 Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

To find all of her social media handles or to learn more about LeeAnn or her podcast The Wife of The Party, go to www.WifeOTP.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.

The BH policy and terminology updates are explained in this article by the founder of BH 

Other Links Mentioned

For questions about any of the book titles she mentioned contact her thru her website at www.wifeotp.com  or dm her on twitter.

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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-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  

-Subscription includes all episodes, ad-free, going all the way back to ep #1 in 2011, plus back catalogs of tons of other great podcastsstandup albums, original content and more.

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Nov 23, 2018
FOMO, Shame & People Pleasing - Mary Holland
01:42:39

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 Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

follow Mary on Twitter @MHolland85

Support Our Sponsors!

This episode is supported by the podcast Headlong: Surviving Y2K  Find it where you listen to all of your podcasts.

This episode is sponsored by BeFrugal. For a $10 bonus go to www.BeFrugal.com/mental and sign up for free.

Ways to Help the Podcast

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Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod 

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-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  

-Subscription includes all episodes, ad-free, going all the way back to ep #1 in 2011, plus back catalogs of tons of other great podcastsstandup albums, original content and more.

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Nov 16, 2018
Chris Mancini - A Buffet of Anxiety
01:17:43

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 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 Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

chrisjmancinionline.com

Twitter: @chrisjmancini 

Comedyfilmnerds.com to purchase Ear Buds or the graphic novel

Purchase Ear Buds on Itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ear-buds-the-podcasting-documentary/id1268255846

 

Support Our Sponsors!

This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a free online visit go to www.GetRoman.com/mental  

This episode is sponsored by the Calm sleep/meditation app.  For a limited time get 25% off a Calm Premium Subscription at www.Calm.com/mental

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod 

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-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  

-Subscription includes all episodes, ad-free, going all the way back to ep #1 in 2011, plus back catalogs of tons of other great podcastsstandup albums, original content and more.

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Nov 09, 2018
introducing: Imagined Life
05:04

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 

Nov 04, 2018
Sofiya Alexandra - Mania, Communism, Surviving Cancer & #MeToo
02:27:55

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.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod   Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Aisha Tyler, Scott Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

Sofiya's twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSofiya

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/THESOFIYA/

Her website: http://www.sofiyaalexandra.com

And here's a link to her breast cancer "manifesto": http://thesofiya.tumblr.com/post/150330844150/cancermanifesto 

 

Support Our Sponsors!

This ep is sponsored by Casper mattresses.  For $50 towards your mattress purchase go to www.Casper.com/mental and use the offer code MENTAL.  Terms and conditions apply.

This ep is sponsored by Care/Of monthly vitamin subscription service.  For 25% off your first month go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter offer code MENTAL

Other Links Mentioned

www.theintercept.com  a great site for award-winning investigative journalism you won't find in mainstream media.

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod 

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-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  

-Subscription includes all episodes, ad-free, going all the way back to ep #1 in 2011, plus back catalogs of tons of other great podcastsstandup albums, original content and more.

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Nov 02, 2018
Lazy, Dumb, Hyper, Scattered - Jessica McCabe & ADHD labels
01:42:29

"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 school and at home shaped her emotions, view of herself and her behavior.

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 Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/howtoadhd

Twitter: http://twitter.com/howtoadhd 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/howtoadhd

 

Support Our Sponsors!

 

This episode is sponsored by Blinkist.  To start your free 7 day trial go to www.Blinkist.com/mental

 

This episode is sponsored by Parcast's new podcast Hostage.  Listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.

 

Other Links Mentioned

www.AskJan.org

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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-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  

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Oct 26, 2018
It's OK To Be Weird & Anxious - May Wilkerson
01:48:49

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 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 Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

bitly.com/crazyinbed (podcast)

https://twitter.com/shutupmay

https://www.instagram.com/maywilkerson/

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod 

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Oct 19, 2018
Adam Cayton-Holland: OCD, Social Conscience and Loss
01:43:13

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, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Aisha Tyler, Scott Thompson, Kathryn Hahn, Nikki Glaser, Rob Delaney, Paul F. Tompkins and bestselling authors like Dr. Elyn Saks, and Caitlin Doughty.

 

More About Our Guest

www.AdamCaytonHolland.com

www.Twitter.com/caytonholland

www.Instagram.com/caytonholland 

Purchase Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic memoir 

 

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 visit go to www.GetRoman.com/mental 

This episode is sponsored by the Tilted podcast.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Ways to Help the Podcast

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Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod 

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Oct 12, 2018
Mariel Hemingway - Generational Dysfunction & Art
01:45:34

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.

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More About Our Guest:

www.Twitter.com/MarielHemingway

www.MarielHemingway.com

and Mariel.primemybody.com a site dedicated to hemp oil and detox which has been a game changer for her

Also watch the Emmy-nominated documentary about her family Running From Crazy and buy her book Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family



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Tix for the live podcast recording at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis on Sat Oct 13th

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Oct 05, 2018
Dealing with Hopelessness - AFSP Psychiatrist Dr Christine Moutier
01:51:46

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

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For more on the AFSP visit www.AFSP.org

here is the AFSP website link for people to share their personal stories: https://afsp.org/campaigns/sharing-your-story/


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Tix for the live podcast recording at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis on Sat Oct 13th

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Sep 28, 2018
Paul in Ireland VI - Terror, Hate & Forgiveness - Sponsored by BetterHelp
01:31:50

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.

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Sep 21, 2018
Paul in Ireland V - Ex IRA Prisoner Jake MacSiacais - Sponsored by BetterHelp
02:12:09

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. 

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Jake is the director at 

www.forbairtfeirste.com

 

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Sep 14, 2018
Paul in Ireland IV - Emma - Sponsored by BetterHelp
01:40:26

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.

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Sep 07, 2018
Paul in Ireland III - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Caitlin
01:28:01

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.

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www.Aware.ie 

To contact previous guest Michael Corr about his email drafts project email him at 100Drafts@gmail.com

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Aug 31, 2018
Paul in Ireland II - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Michael Corr/Belfast
01:32:41

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.

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Michael is putting together a book of email drafts that people never sent.  Contact him about sending yours at 100Drafts@gmail.com

 

Check out his architecture projects at www.sult.ie

 

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Aug 24, 2018
Paul in Ireland I - Sponsored by BetterHelp
01:41:55

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.  M also shares about the dramatic episodes of mania that landed her in trouble with the law and in hospital.

 

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Aug 17, 2018
ECT aka "Shock Therapy" - Beth May
01:46:15

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.

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Social media: @heybethmay

Email: tobethmay@gmail.com

-Article about a therapy dog that made an amazing impact on me.

www.uclahealth.org/u-magazine/leo-me

-Slam poetry piece I did about bipolar disorder

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwaHkfHrx4g

-My short story compilation

www.amazon.com/Apocalips-Beth-May-ebook/dp/B01NCJ05XV

 

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Rape and Incest National Network www.RAINN.org

 

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Aug 10, 2018
Fetish Shame, Meds & Martial Arts - Dylan Brody
01:52:34

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.

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www.DylanBrody.com

www.twitter.com/DylanBrody

www.facebook.com/dylan.brody

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/dylan-brody

Buy his book The Modern Depression Guidebook

https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Depression-Guidebook-Dylan-Brody/dp/1939282381

 

 

http://vimeo.com/dylanbrody/singing <-- a one-woman musical he wrote and directed about bipolar disorder and addiction

 

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Aug 03, 2018
How to Deal With Addicts - Dr Cali Estes
01:38:46

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

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Click here for more information on Dr. Cali Estes.
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Twitter
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Purchase her book I Married a Junkie

 

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Jul 27, 2018
Michael Duffy - Vietnam Vet - Art & War
01:26:30

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.

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Here is some of the artwork by Michael

http://collection.nvam.org/index.php?artist=Duffy%2C+Michael

Additional artwork can be found at www.MichaelDuffyArt.com

Purchase his book  From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War

Book website: www.fromchicagotovietnam.com

The website has a link to where people can purchase the book on Amazon, however the direct link to Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Vietnam-Memoir-War/dp/1629013668/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487869254&sr=1-1

Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/chicago2vietnam/

 

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Jul 20, 2018
Meredith Erin - Trolls, SJWs & Angry People
01:02:47

Paul and Meredith share their stories and thoughts about encountering internet trolls, Social Justice Warriors gone awry and self-righteous bullies.

 

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For more info on Meredith

Website: https://www.boredwalktshirts.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/boredwalktees

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boredwalktshirts/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/boredwalktshirts

 

 

 

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Jul 13, 2018
Brian Huskey - Codependency vs Love
01:03:04

The improvisor/actor (Comedy Bang Bang, UCB, Adult Swim - Mr. Neighbor's House) shares about dealing with his co-dependency, urge to fix other people, play the resentful victim and how support groups help him.

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Follow Brian on Twitter @TheBrianHuskey

Check out Mr. Neighbor's House and Mr. Neighbor's House 2

 

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Jul 06, 2018
Sexism PTSD & The Body - Elizabeth Menzel
01:59:03

Elizabeth Menzel's life's work is understanding and healing trauma trapped in the body - including her own. Originally a trained physical therapist she became intrigued by the link between clients with fibromyalgia and a history of trauma.  She found help in Somatic Experiencing and other modes of releasing trauma.  She talks about the science of releasing tension and stress, PTSD and sexism - including sharing her own struggles coming from a childhood with an overtly misogynistic father.  

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Elizabeth's main site: http://thehappywomanacademy.com/

the link to Non-Linear Movement Method®: http://thehappywomanacademy.com/nlmmclass

a note from Elizabeth:

"I actually will be putting up a NEW training of my full Happy Woman Formula within a month. So you can tell people that if they sign up at TheHappyWomanAcademy.com now they will have access to that training for free this Summer. Non-Linear Movement Method classes start up in the next couple of weeks too, and they are also virtual so anyone can join. I give both women only and co-ed classes, so you will have to join us some time. As my guest of course. "

a link to her partners site on dealing with workplace sexism http://www.inclusionaryleadershipgroup.com/

Follow her on Twitter @TheHappyWomanAcademy and on Instagram @HappyWomanAcademy 

 

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Jun 29, 2018
Female Domestic Violence Against Men - Daniel A
01:28:24

Daniel looks back at his relationship with his soon-to-be-ex-wife; turning from the woman of his dreams to a dangerously violent and unpredictable stranger. He talks about the myths around female on male DV and his experiences before leaving her

 

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Jun 22, 2018
Social Anxiety - Dr Ellen Hendriksen
02:02:47

The author of How To Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, and Harvard Medical School Psychologist shares not only the science of Social Anxiety and ways to deal with it but some of her own battles with it.  

 

 

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Retailer link for Dr Hendriksen's book:

https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Yourself-Critic-Anxiety/dp/1250161703

Her website:

https://www.ellenhendriksen.com/

Twitter @EllenHendriksen

Her podcast is called Savvy Psychologist and can be found wherever folks like to get their podcasts

 

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Jun 15, 2018
Jessa Reed - Trailer Park Survivor & PTSD
01:56:54

Few guests have revealed as much of themselves as Jessa, a comic and podcaster (Mormon and the Meth-Head)  We touch on being molested, fear of intimacy, addiction, mending relationships, sobriety, anger, psych wards, rejection, sexual fantasies most people would never share publicly (rape, being cheated on), psychosis, binge eating and the lengths we will go to get attention.

 

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www.JessaReed.com

Mormon & the Meth-Head Podcast

www.Twitter.com/JessaReedComedy

 

 

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Jun 07, 2018
Clutter, Hoarding & Buying "Stuff" - Tracy McCubbin
01:48:30

Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin shares about her experiences being raised by a hoarder and how she helps clients part with their stuff. She and Paul get into the topics of materialism, cheap-goods consumerism, compulsive shopping and using "stuff", especially collecting to avoid feelings or issues in our lives.

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Jun 01, 2018
Unspeakable Trauma to Meth Psychosis - Todd G
02:10:46

Paul's friend shares about the co-dependent relationship with his longtime lover that ended in tragedy & Todd's PTSD, porn & meth binges tailspinning into a showdown on his roof vs a SWAT team, before finally having a moment of clarity and getting his life together piece by piece.

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May 25, 2018
Best Of: Tiffany Haddish
02:11:28

One of our best episodes - recorded in 2015 before she was famous (Girl's Trip, Saturday Night Live) - Tiffany opens up about her horrific family life, being shuttled around the foster care system and finally finding her voice doing comedy.  

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May 18, 2018
Singer-Songwriter Chris Smither
01:13:57

The blues-based singer-songwriter who has written for Bonnie Raitt and other artists started out in the epicenter of the NY/Boston folk scene among contemporaries like Bob Dylan and Eric Von Schmidt reminisces about his career, the art of songwriting, jamming with blues legends like Son House, his battles with alcoholism and what success means both professionally and personally.

He performs Train Home and Leave The Light On.

This week's post-interview surveys and Chris' performance of By The Numbers were released as a donor-only ep at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

Chris' tour dates and details on how to buy his new album Call Me Lucky are available at www.ChrisSmither.com

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May 11, 2018
Melissa Broder aka @SoSadToday Returns
02:02:29

The hilarious author and uber-popular Tweeter @SoSadToday delves into subjects covered in her latest book, The Pisces (and reads from it). She and Paul talk about romantic obsession, sexual compulsion that leads to shame and regret; the overall search to fill the nothingness in a futile attempt to know the unknowable and the animal part of the brain that overrides logic.

Follow Melissa on Twitter @SoSadToday

Buy her newest book The Pisces

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May 04, 2018
Andy Richter
02:03:59

The comedic actor, improviser and longtime Conan O'Brien sidekick opens up about his battles with depression, worry, anxiety and sadness and how he has learned to manage them with talk therapy. He also shares about the illusion he held that acquiring money and getting married would "fix him". He talks about growing up in a combative, eventually-divorced house where humor was prized and how he felt shortly after that, learning his father had come out as gay.

Follow Andy on Twitter @AndyRichter

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Apr 27, 2018
Nora McInerny - Live in Minneapolis
02:29:03

The host of the Terrible Thanks For Asking podcast and author of It's Okay To Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) sits down with Paul before a live audience to talk about how she processed (and still is) the grief of losing family members and dealing with her depression and anxiety. A funny and touching conversation.

For more on Nora go to www.NoraBorealis.com

Follow her on twitter @NoraBorealis

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Check out her podcast Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Check out her book It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)

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Apr 20, 2018
Cy Amundson Live in Minneapolis
01:14:51

The actor/comedian (Comedy Central Presents: Cy Amundson) opens up in front of a live audience about his OCD, anxiety and how the loss of his teenage sister affected him and his family.

For more on Cy visit

 

www.cycomedy.com

www.twitter.com/cyamundson

Cy's Facebook Page

Cy's Comedy Albums

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Apr 13, 2018
Judging Our Feelings - TED Talk Speaker Dr. Susan David
01:47:20

The Harvard Medical School research psychologist's recent TED Talk "The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage" went viral a month or so ago and here she sits down with Paul to talk about the human habit of judging ourselves for our feelings, how it affects us, the science behind it and how we can move away from toxic self-judgement.
She also shares some of her personal life; being born and raised in South Africa during Apartheid and losing a parent when she was a child.

For more about her check out

 

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Apr 06, 2018
Polyamory - Daisy & Cory
02:30:53

Daisy (with Cory for support) shares about her emotionally absent parents, Taiwanese culture, her anxiety, need to control, fear of making mistakes, struggling to find a sense of self and the imprint left on her by pleasing her emotionally withdrawn/critical mother at any cost. They share about the specifics of their polyamorous relationship and agreements/boundaries vs open ones and monogamous ones. Daisy talks about the struggle of being a jealous person in a poly partnership and her need for Cory's validation sometimes being at odds with her desire to have freedom to explore love with other people.

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Mar 30, 2018
Workaholism & Anxiety - Jordan Harbinger
02:14:45

The hilarious, self-depreciating podcaster (Jordan Harbinger Show) and ex-lawyer opens up about a recent professional crisis that left him with extraordinary anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks.  He talks about often feeling like a fraud, (also known as imposter syndrome), workaholism and difficulty in finding who he is outside of his work.

 

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Mar 23, 2018
My Brain Hates Me - Jessie Dean Altman
01:58:23

The writer (Lady Parts, The Onion) and dog walker shares about the lifelong battle she has had with her brain and emotions including: Intrusive thoughts, OCD, treatment-resistant depression, procrastination, self-judgment, and anger. She shares how REBT was a game changer for helping her cope.

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Mar 16, 2018
The Devil & James Bond - Michael Cannan
01:48:17

Paul's support group friend, recovering heroin addict and author shares about his upbringing on the Isle of Mann (UK) and the shame and anxiety he felt about secrets in his family and within himself. He opens up about his psychosis that convinced him that not only was he the devil he was also James Bond. He touches on his battles with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, codependency, religious delusions and grappling with the idea of what it means to be a man.

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Mar 09, 2018
CC Sheffield aka Daisy - Fame, Money & Abuse
01:32:52

Originally recorded while speaking under the pseudonym "Daisy" to protect her from her abusive ex-fiancee, CC, a successful model, DJ and actress describes the abusive relationship she struggled to leave with a wealthy, powerful and manipulative drug addict/alcoholic who had turned increasingly violent and controlling. She talks about the emotionally difficult Mormon household she ran from at 17 to find herself sleeping in her car on the streets of LA, surviving a rape and using music to express her feelings of powerlessness and rage.  She opens up about the therapist and support group that helped her leave the abuse and gain clarity on the dynamics of domestic abuse.

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Mar 02, 2018
Heartbreak - Dr. Guy Winch
01:55:30

Renowned author & TedTalk speaker Dr. Guy Winch talks about different kinds of heartbreak, especially the ones some people  minimize (loss of pets or non-married breakups). He gets into the science of how our brains react to loss, how we experience this emotionally and some tips for coping or supporting someone.

 

More About Guy

His new TED Talk about heartbreak: https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_how_to_fix_a_broken_heart

How to Fix a Broken Heart book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/How-Fix-Broken-Heart-Books/dp/1501120123

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Feb 23, 2018
Horror & Beauty - Witnesses to a Shooting
01:33:04

Paul is joined by two support group friends, Jonathan & Mukunda, to talk about their experience 3 weeks earlier when a shooting victim stumbled into their meeting and began bleeding out at their feet. Jonathan and Mukunda, both sober and ex-criminals, talk about how they were able to respond differently today than they would have when they were gangbangers.

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Feb 16, 2018
Female Sex Addiction - Erica Garza
01:50:52

The Salon contributor and author of Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction shares about her sex addiction, which began at age 12 after discovering masturbation as a way of soothing her anxiety and not having to deal with her feelings but over time escalated into riskier and more addictive behavior which she eventually sought help for. She shares about the odd relationship shame and pleasure have for her when acting out and how today she can have sexual experiences that are actually intimate and freeing.

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Feb 09, 2018
The Dark Grip of OCD - Dr Jenny Yip
01:26:15

She battled OCD as a child but when she gave birth to twins it gripped her again despite being a trained psychologist who specializes in...yes...OCD. A great episode about the power fear, dark thoughts and shame in fueling OCD but also the power of getting help. She tearfully recalls her obsessive monitoring of her newborns despite being exhausted; being gripped by fear, almost certainty of their imminent deaths if she left their side. Dr Yip shares about her postpartum OCD and OCD in general, how it can be treated, how loved ones can be supported without enabling them and the pressure on young mothers to "be perfect" in the eyes of other young mothers.

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Feb 02, 2018
Food Owns Me, Anger & Dad Issues - Jay Larson
02:25:20

The writer (HBO's Crashing) and stand-up (Me Being Me) opens up about his dad abandoning his family when he was 2 years-old and how that has effected his view of the world, himself and now his children. He talks about his struggles with food, anger, making mistakes, letting people into his life for fear of them disappointing him and he also discusses his need as a child to care for his overburdened mother after his father left.

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Jan 26, 2018
Couple Troubles - Jen Elmquist LMFT
01:47:04

Couple's therapist Jen Elmquist sits down with Paul and answers questions about the most common mistakes and hurdles couples face and offers advice on how to value your partner and relationship without devaluing yourself. There are no surveys in this episode as Paul will explain in the opening 20 minutes. Moments before he sat to record he was at his usual Thursday night support group meeting when it was interrupted by a shooting outside their building and the bleeding victim taking refuge in his meeting.  

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Jan 19, 2018
Network Anchor Panic Attack - Dan Harris
02:09:42

Imagine having a panic attack live on-air while anchoring ABC news. That happened to Dan Harris in 2004. The Nightline anchor, Good Morning America Weekend Co-anchor, war correspondent and author (10% Happier) opens up about his history of anxiety, depression, drug abuse (he's now sober) and witnessing horrific scenes while reporting in conflict zones. He talks about being skeptical at first about meditating but after researching it like a reporter, interviewing scientists and trying it himself he discovered it actually helps his anxiety. Dan is also the host of the 10% Happier podcast.

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10% Happier Podcast (An ABC News Podcast)

 

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Jan 12, 2018
My Fair Junkie - Amy Dresner
02:05:31

The author (My Fair Junkie) details her jaw-dropping and often hilarious descent from a nice (but spoiled) Jewish girl from Beverly Hills to shooting coke into her neck, bottoming out on meth and sex and being assigned to a chain gang after threatening her ex-husband with a knife and ultimately having to rebuild her life.  She shares on her struggled with self-harm, BDD, depression, anxiety, sex addiction, suicide attempts, psych ward stays, fear of growing up, the danger of relying on her father's money, their complicated relationship and the abandonment by her mother.

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Jan 05, 2018
Asperger's, Nerd Culture & Anime - Luke Palmer
02:09:17

The young writer/director (2 Kawaii 4 Comfort) shares about the intersection of people on the autism spectrum (especially Asperger's) and nerd culture especially anime. He opens up about his diagnosis as a child, different therapies his parents tried and what it feels like to be on the spectrum. He talks about a lot of the myths and stereotypes of people on the spectrum and how he has changed from an angry, withdrawn non-verbal child to an adult who is able to function easily in mainstream society (aka neurotypical people).

 

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FROM LUKE

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At Paul’s request Here’s a list of some anime if you are interested in getting a better understanding of the form. A lot of these names are well familiar to anime fans, again this is more of a beginner’s primer. I’ve included a link to each one’s IMDB page. For all the die hard anime fans, I’m sorry I couldn’t include more.

STANDARD EXAMPLE ANIME:

I actually hesitated to include these first in the list because I consider these shows to be examples of what anime typically is. They demonstrate a lot of the tropes and stylistic choices of the medium and while not ‘bad’, but I don’t think they are as interesting as the ones after it.

Negima: This is an example of the ‘harem’ anime, where a shy young boy is thrown into a situation where he lives surrounded by nubile women (whacky scenarios ensue, said boy ends up in percarious situations where he witnesses these women undressing). In  this case it’s about a boy wizard who reaches as an all girl school but just a look at the intro gives an idea of what you are dealing with.

 

Naruto: The story of a ninja who wants to be the leader of his ninja clan one day. This is an example of a Shonen anime, where the focus is on action, magical powers and building character rivalries and relationships. These shonen anime have long story arcs that can last years or even decades without any sign of resolution


IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU’LL  LIKE ANIME:

Cowboy Bebop: A stylish, laid back Neo-Noir about bounty hunters set in space. This is the one that people who hate anime still say “Except Cowboy Bebop, that show is cool”. Each episode is pretty self contained so you can jump in at any time.

 

Spirited Away: A landmark film from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this film is a bold reimagining of Alice in Wonderland set in a bathhouse in the afterlife. Wonderful story with Memorable cast that people of all ages can enjoy


IF YOU’RE READY TO GET A LITTLE WEIRDER:

Kino’s Journey: A laid back but philosophically fascinating series about a wanderer name Kino who travels from village to village with their talking motorcycle ‘Hermes’. Each episode plays like a more meditative version of the twilight zone.


Paprika: From one of my favorite Directors Satoshi Kon, Paprikia is equal parts scifi thriller and imaginative art film about a scientist who has to stop a terrorist who stole a device that allows them to access people’s dreams. It’s basically the plot of inception but Paprika did it earlier and in my opinion better in every possible way.


AKIRA: One of anime’s greatest scifi epics. An exploration of power, scale and psychology with unfortgettable animation and iconic moments of body horror. While violent, it does live up to it’s tagline of ‘Neo Tokyo is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E’

OKAY, THIS IS REALLY WEIRD BUT AWESOME IF YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE:

FLCL: A Coming of Age Story on Steroids. They literally took an entire series animation budget and blew it on 6 incredible hyper paced episodes.

 

Serial Experiments Lain: Dealing with themes of Identity, dissasociation, loss and the internet, this haunting surreal cyberpunk show slowly begins to make sense as the reality of the main character begins to disintergrate. TW: Suicide.

 

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The anime that chaged the game. It asks ‘would you save the world if all it caused you was more pain’. It combines religious imagery, psychological surrealism, angst and giant robots in a way no other show has been able to match. It starts off slow, but the drama and weirdness pick up aroung episode 8.

 

 Okay there are still a ton but here are some other names if you are looking for good shows to watch: Princess Mononoke, Yuri on ice, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Death Note, Berzerk, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Attack on Titan, Madoka Magica, Ninja Scroll

 

Dec 29, 2017
Born Into A Notorious Criminal Family - Nicole Y.
02:27:44

Born mixed-race to a white prostitute mother and a black, pimp father, Nicole grew up belonging to one of the most notorious families in the Boston underworld. Having seen and experienced unimaginable things, she found an outlet in music and finally gained a sense of self until drugs and alcohol stepped in. She shares about her new path in healing the PTSD, staying sober and trying to realize her artistic dreams. She also touches on being a lesbian, having a nervous breakdown and a dogged belief in science which cracked open the door for her to reimagine a universe that might hold the love and positivity she has found essential to staying sane. Nicole performs under the name Blu Nyle.

Check her out on all social media @BluNyleGlobal or her speaking about the importance of opening up here

 

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Dec 22, 2017
Military PTSD & Sexism - Marc & Sonja Raciti
02:42:27

Marc and Sonja Raciti both served in the military; he as a medic, she as a psychologist. They talk about PTSD myths and the PTSD he struggles with from fearing for his life to seeing unspeakable carnage to having survivor's guilt. She weighs in as his supportive partner, a therapist, and an ex-officer who witnessed and experienced both overt and subtle sexism while she served. They also address how Marc has been able to heal thru exposure therapy and EMDR.

 

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Dec 15, 2017
High School Tornado/Author Seamus Kirst
02:04:08

In a live show recorded in Oakland, the 26 year-old writer (Shitfaced) discusses the loving but strained atmosphere growing up and his teenage years attempting suicide, drinking his way to rehabs and an eating disorder. He shares about making peace with being gay, therapy and the importance of writing and using other emotional tools today to keep him sane.

 
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Dec 08, 2017
The Absent Father Wound - Daria Polatin
01:59:55

The award-winning playwright, t.v. writer (Jack Ryan)and author (Devil in Ohio) opens up about feeling abandoned by her father and the effect it has had on how she views herself, her place in it and the conscious decision she has made to become the hero of her own story by dealing with her fears of not being enough or taking chances. She shares about the catharsis of putting dark parts of herself in some of her characters and she and Paul talk about the awful feelings of jealousy or envy towards peers.  Photo by Elisabeth Caren.

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Dec 01, 2017
Alt Depression Treatments - Shane Mauss
02:14:37

The standup/podcaster (Here We Are podcast) shares about taking unconventional approaches to his battles with depression and hopelessness. He opens up about his kind but very religious and uncommunicative parents and the hometown where things weren't questioned and getting help was considered weak or weird.

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Nov 24, 2017
Kelly's Shame and Secrets
02:08:47

Growing up Kelly McCarron's home life wasn't chaotic or abusive but she still struggles mentally and emotionally. After filling out the show's Shame and Secrets survey she reads it aloud, touching on the issues of self-esteem, the aftermath of being sexually assaulted by a co-worker at 18, binge eating, social anxiety, BiPolar, loneliness, being bullied in middle school and giving up on a painful relationship with a sibling.

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Check out her standup on Open Comedy

Follow her on Twitter @KellyBMcCarron and on her Facebook Page

 

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Nov 17, 2017
Success-Obsessed Parents & The Scapegoat Child
02:20:42

30 year-old Mary M. left America for Europe to escape not only an American culture that was wearing on her but a family where she was tired of being the scapegoat to her golden-child brother.  An all-too-common scenario where her parents can only seem to support her financially but not emotionally. She discusses the prejudice she experiences as a queer woman of color, what she has learned by having a fiancee who is a trans man and the subtle politics of skin color within the black community. Other topics: when well meaning but narcissistic parents focus too much on molding their child out of fear rather than listening to what their child wants and the excessive political correctness that she believes is making true communication more difficult between people who need to hear each other, NVLD and OCD.

 

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Nov 10, 2017
#355 Afraid To Leave The House - Sam Harriman
01:43:50

Panic attacks, agoraphobia, anxiety and depression had brought Sam to a very dark place a few years ago and he decided he needed help. Bit by bit he began to see how his childhood and negative self-beliefs had to be re-examined. A new clarity on the dysfunction in his family (a disinterested workaholic dad and a controlling, angry mother) gave him the hope to began protecting himself from the pain of having them in his life. A great episode on self-care, cutting contact with parents, re-parenting ourselves and the importance of humor and pursuing our dreams and being our authentic selves even if it means disappointing others.

 

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Nov 02, 2017
#354 Surviving Suicide - Kelechi Ubozoh
02:21:37

The 32 year-old poet, mental health advocate and daughter of a Nigerian immigrant father and Brooklyn mother opens up to Paul about her emotional and mental turnaround after years of feeling suicidal and several times attempting it. She details the ways her depression, disconnection and fear of taking off her "mask" as the perfect, popular girl played in leading her to believe it was a good idea. She and Paul discuss possible ways loved ones can reach out to someone who is talking about suicide as well as how the person who is in pain can find help and potentially hope. Her relationship with her mother, who is a doctor, is a great example of how someone in the helping profession can still learn ways to communicate with and love someone who is hurting.

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Check out the documentary she appears in called The S Word

 

The book about covert incest that Paul mentioned is called Silently Seduced.

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Oct 27, 2017
#353 Andy Kindler - OCD, ADD, Twitter Fights & More
01:35:40

Paul's longtime friend, standup (Letterman) and actor (Everybody Loves Raymond) shares about his struggles with OCD, ADD and feeling the need to control people's opinions about his behavior even after lashing out at someone. He talks about his childhood and the negative self-beliefs and self-hatred that he's now understanding have been driving his behaviors and fears.

 

For more on Andy go to www.AndyKindler.com  www.Facebook.com/AndyKindler or www.Twitter.com/AndyKindler

 

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Oct 20, 2017
#352 Caitlin Doughty: Death, OCD & Being a Mortician
02:12:26

The mortician, TED Talk speaker and author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, talks about her childhood OCD and fascination with death as a result of witnessing a tragedy, how she'd like to see the American funeral industry change and how death is viewed/embraced around the world via a read excerpt from her new book From Here To Eternity: Traveling the World To Find The Good Death.

 

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Check out her website www.CaitlinDoughty.com

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Oct 13, 2017
#351 Fears, Loves, Filth & Mortality w Greg Behrendt
01:30:51

The comedian, co-author of He's Just Not That Into You and longtime friend of Paul drops by to lighten his day up. They laugh at their fears, loves and thoughts about mortality and getting older.

 

Check out Greg's PODCAN podcast network

Here is the episode with Paul that he talked about

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Oct 05, 2017
#350 Intrusive Thoughts OCD aka "Pure OCD" - Kimberley Quinlan LMFT
02:06:07

Specializing in treating clients whose self-judgement of their thoughts results in obsession and compulsions, Kimberley sits down with Paul and talks about the different forms OCD can take and how to treat it or support someone you love without enabling their compulsions.  She and Paul also play a game she plays with clients called "One Up" where they try to outdo each other in sharing "disgusting" things that pop into their brains to show we all have thoughts pop into our heads that make us uncomfortable and laughing about it instead of judging it is the healthy response.  Be forewarned, some of the stuff they share might be considered offensive or too intense for some listeners.

 

Links and resources mentioned by Kimberley.

KQ links: 
 
 
Other links: 
Best website and org to help get info and resources Iocdf.org  

 

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Sep 29, 2017
#349 Emotionally Coercive Sex - Perfectionism - Dissociating
03:06:58

Paul's support group friend Meredith opens up about being raised by parents who lacked a sense of privacy or sexual boundaries; being sexualized by her father, mother (who has a long history of "accidentally" showing her vagina) and step-mother in covert but damaging ways, being comfortable giving help but not taking it or asking for it; being a perfectionist, self-harm, being attracted to emotionally unavailable men ( #loveaddiction ) and being on both ends of manipulative/coercive sexual experiences.  She also talks about the ways that therapy, support groups and mindfulness have helped her with these issues.

 

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Sep 22, 2017
#348 Manhattan Party Girl - Fielding Edlow
02:08:07

Raised in financial privilege but emotional poverty, the actor/writer/standup reflects on her "don't give a fuck" eating disorder, drug and alcohol years trying to stuff the real feelings of abandonment, not being good enough, anxiety, anger and feeling invisible especially in comparison to her golden-child brother. She gets honest about the "self-centered demon inside me" that drove her actions until sobering up almost 20 years ago and learning to deal with her insecurities, fears and anger by connecting to trusted people in support groups and trying to be of service.

Check out her great web series www.BitterHomesandGardens.com

and her website www.FieldingEdlow.com

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Sep 15, 2017
#347 Paul Rust - Anxiety, OCD & Embarrassment
01:59:30

The actor/writer/comedian known for the Netflix show Love, the movie Inglourious Basterds and IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! opens up about his battles with anxiety, OCD, taking on other people's emotions, people pleasing, wanting attention, shame, fear of letting people down and the role vulnerability and therapy have played in him finding emotional stability and peace.

 

Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulRust

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Sep 08, 2017
#346 Plane Crash Survivor: Carol E Miller
02:08:54

The author (Every Moment of a Fall: Recovery Thru EMDR Therapy) opens up in front of a live audience in Oakland about the years she abused herself through bad relationships, booze and sex before therapy and EMDR helped her confront her true feelings about her predatory father, passive mother, abusive step-father and the plane crash she survived as a 16 year-old.

Visit Carol's website www.Carol-E-Miller.com

Buy her book Every Moment of a Fall: Recovery Thru EMDR Therapy

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Sep 01, 2017
#345 Food, Porn, Shame, Vulnerability & Losing a Sibling - Matt Shepherd
01:30:53

Paul's support group friend shares about recovery and battles with binge-eating, shame, compulsive exercise, not knowing what he looks like, porn addiction, love addiction, fear of leaving relationships, feeling like he "is enough", growing up in a family where one sibling takes up all the parents' attention and energy, surviving the suicide of his brother and the huge impact learning to be vulnerable has had on his healing and life in general.

Find out more about Matt at:

 

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Aug 24, 2017
#344 If Only You Knew This Secret
01:22:29

YouTube personality Sarah Sterling is 26 and was obsessed with Harry Potter (and Disney) since day one. At a convention she met a singer who captivated her. He was 24 and she was 16. Looking back, she sees it as statutory rape and is processing that. What's possibly even harder to process for her is that she still hasn't told her overly-protective easily-overreactive mom. Sarah talks about how she has always felt the need to protect her mom from information that would set off her anxiety and the dynamics of having a parent that loves her but sometimes just doesn't understand her or accept her as an adult.

 

For more about Sarah visit:

 

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Aug 18, 2017
#343 British Therapist Louise M
01:54:03

Louise (a pseudonym) shares about the moment in her otherwise mostly happy childhood that things changed.  She shares about the abuse at a posh Harry-Potteresque school when she was six by a headmaster who walked the dark halls with a torch; her mom's drinking, letting go of childhood shame, fear of conflict, how parents can support an abused child, when kids sexually abuse other kids, inner child work, Britain's NHS, and trying to cope with past trauma thru drugs and sex.

 

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Aug 11, 2017
#342 When Your Trauma Informs Your Turn Ons
01:37:19

Why do some people enjoy physical pain or become aroused by it? For Kal, the discovery came with a lot of complications; he was a young boy and it was at the hands of a powerful and sadistic pedophile Rabbi (Heshy Brier) who is now a fugitive living in Israel. Kal shares about his years of self-destruction and bottoming out before eventually getting sober and starting the process of healing and advocating for other survivors.

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Aug 04, 2017
#341 80's Childhood Shitshow! - Dana Eagle
02:13:56

Imagine getting gay hate mail from your own family.  Or finding a letter where your parents talk about you in a way that confirms your worst fears.  How does Bipolar 2 compare to having something like cancer?  Comedian and author (How To Be Depressed: A Guide) Dana Eagle opens up about being a lonely kid in the 80s whose parents couldn't relate to her perhaps b/c her dad was alcoholic or her mom was thriving in her corporate job.  Or is it genetic?  Paul and Dana talk about art, comedy, shame, money, puberty, homophobia, abandonment, moving and apes!  

Buy Dana's book How To Be Depressed: A Guide

Visit her websites www.DanaEagle.com  http://howtobedepressed.com

 
 

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Jul 28, 2017
#339 I Wrote A Hit Now What?!! - Seth Swirsky
02:09:06

He's authored Grammy-nominated hits for the biggest artists, put out his own albums, written best-selling books on baseball, and directed a documentary on the Beatles.  And for as long as he can remember he has struggled with anxiety, panic attacks and feeling disconnected.  What happens when you're achieving your dreams but you haven't dealt with the feelings underneath the drive to be recognized?  Seth got his masters in clinical psychology.  He opens up about his life and his approach to dealing with mental illness -especially depression and anxiety-, making art, raising kids and finding peace through a life lived with authenticity and meaning.

For info on or to purchase his book 21 Ways to a Happier Depression click here.
 
To see all the books, music, documentaries and art he's done visit Seth's personal website: Seth.com
 
To learn more about him as therapist in Los Angeles visit Seththerapy.com
 
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Jul 14, 2017
#338 Dear Food: I Want To See Other People
02:35:31

Fat-shamed as a child by her mother and classmates, writer-performer Chelsea Frank, now 24, opens up about the complex role food plays in her life.  She talks about her struggles with weight, self-hatred, bingeing and restricting, going to "fat camps", life inside an eating disorder rehab and cutting contact with her abusive mother.

Follow Chelsea on Twitter @ChelseaSFrank and on Instagram @ChelseaFrank

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Jul 07, 2017
#337 - Raised in Repression & BPD - Anne from Berlin
02:13:55

Creative and sensitive, born and raised in 1980's communist East Germany by a dysfunctional family, Anne's abuse was not dramatic, more like death by 1000 cuts.  Bearing the brunt of being a first child and resented for her intelligence, she developed BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) but has always turned the anger inwards, rarely if ever lashing out.  She talks about the benefits of learning DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) as well as her struggles with anorexia, bingeing, cutting and being passive aggressive as well as the greater context of her personal battles taking place alongside her country's people fighting for freedom and independence from a regime that shot its own citizens for trying to leave the country.

 

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Jun 30, 2017
#336 Jealousy & Internet Affairs - Mila
02:29:12

What goes on in someone when they're jealous, possessive, obsessive or need to create drama?  Mila was born into a family where her parents "couldn't live with/couldn't live without each other"  and she found herself as an adult becoming like them, She also began snooping on her partners and engaging in online and in-person affairs despite knowing better and wanting to stop but unable to leave her cold and uninterested husband.

 

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Jun 23, 2017
#335 From Hostile to Peaceful - JT
01:49:32

19 year-old JT shares about the crippling anxiety, panic attacks and fear of abandonment he tried to alleviate for years through being hostile and controlling (of course it backfired) before finally deciding to get help. He shares with Paul the painful working-class childhood he had including the death of his parents when he was 8 and embracing his sexuality at 16. He talks about the importance mindfulness has played in helping him find the peace that has allowed him to deal with his anxiety.

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Jun 16, 2017
#334 Abused By Her Therapist - Christina L
02:13:52

Christina L (a pseudonym) shares about learning to stand up for herself after an abusive rehab therapist preyed on her as she was getting sober and the confusion of not knowing what he was doing was wrong.  She shares about her dysfunctional family, being bullied by boys in middle school, binge eating, and always being the "good child" by never making waves (unlike her sister who got most of the attention through speaking up or getting in trouble) but also never learning how to talk to her parents about her struggles for fear of bringing more chaos into an already unstable home.  She also talks about the difficulties in getting mental health treatment in her country, England.

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Jun 09, 2017
#333 - When Sex Abuse Victims Become Adults & Avoiding Help/Work Burnout - Katie Vernoy LMFT
02:09:31

LMFT therapist Katie Vernoy and Paul respond to listener questions around the topics of 1) How childhood sexual abuse affects the survivors when they become adults and 2) How can people avoid job or helping burnout. They talk about the specifics of self-care and coping tips, acceptance vs approval, forgiveness, anger, misguided generosity, overprotective parents, people who can't say no and is it possible for a younger child to sexually abuse an older child?

 
Katie's Facebook group for helpers to combat Sacrificial Helping, called The Helping Collaborative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/helpingcollaborative/ 
 
 
Katie's Twitter: Katie Vernoy  
 
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Jun 01, 2017
#332 Obsessive & Secret World of Classical Musicians - Ben Turner
02:26:41

The Australian professional trombonist shares about the mental, emotional and logistical rigors of making a living as a classical musician and some insights into what drove him (and his peers) to such obsessive lengths. We get a peek behind the curtain into the dysfunction and sickness that can fester in such a high-pressure workplace and the poor coping mechanisms used by people who were raised to stuff emotions and just achieve to receive love. We touch on depression, anxiety, therapy, people pleasing, perfectionism, numbness and difficulty with intimacy. Turns out Mozart in the Jungle and Whiplash are not that far off.

Check out Ben's podcast Double Depresso
https://omny.fm/shows/double-depresso-podcast 

Ben's Twitter handle is @DepressoPodcast

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May 26, 2017
#331 The Worst Day of My Life - Rhonda Britten
02:46:05

Rhonda says "It took me 20 years to get thru that day" as she opens up about the event that changed her life forever when she was 14 years old.   She talks about how it changed her view of God, herself and the world around her, sending her on a path or self-destruction she barely survived until finally dealing with the pain and anger, eventually healing and finding her life's purpose.

Follow Rhonda on twitter @RhondaBritten

Check out her websites for the course she mentioned www.fearlessliving.org/risk

www.LifeCoachCertificationProgram.com

and her books https://fearlessliving.org/books/

 

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May 19, 2017
#330 Co-Dep & Boundaries - Dr. Natalie Feinblatt
02:02:12

Dr. Feinblatt shares her experience as a therapist in working with co-dependent clients; how is co-dependency defined, what are some characteristics and how can it be treated or managed? She also shares about the importance of codependents learning about setting, enforcing and respecting boundaries.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To experience a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental 

In addition to her private practice Dr. Feinblatt also works at Westside Treatment, an intensive outpatient program for addiction & mental illness. Dr Feinblatt (who is also a BetterHelp therapist) can be reached at:

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Apr 30, 2017
#329 My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward - Mark & Giulia Lukach
01:45:51

Rarely do we talk about the spouse of someone battling a serious mental illness. Mark and Giulia had never heard of Bipolar I with psychosis until she broke from reality well into their marriage. Taped in front of an audience in Oakland, they bare their souls about the pain and confusion of her treatment and Mark realizing how much help spouses also need.

Check out Mark's new book My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
Visit his website www.MarkLukach.com 

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Apr 30, 2017
#328 - Crack, Fights & Trying to Find Love - Charlie King
01:47:02

Paul's support group friend has led an astoundingly painful life especially in regard to his mother (schizophrenia, depression), father (workaholic, hoarder), and sister (drug addict). He describes his descent into drugs (crack), emotionally damaged women and violence before finding the key to understanding his behavior.

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Apr 28, 2017
#327 Leaving Domestic Violence - Jenna Brister
01:57:02
The comedian/storyteller (The Moth) shares about her whirlwind 86 day romance that led to a Vegas wedding to a man who soon turned into a man she didn't recognize, leaving her in fear for her life.  Jenna talks about her experience escaping from domestic violence and stalking, especially how family and friends reacted in terms of supporting her (or not).  She also shares about having to cut her mercurial, often emotionally abusive mother out of her life and the freedom she feels in learning how to stick up for herself even if it means disappointing someone.
 
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Apr 21, 2017
#326 I Was Born Afraid - Jenny Jaffe
02:17:13

The comedic writer/performer and mental health advocate who started www.projecturok.org shares about the tremendous support she received from her family when depression anxiety and OCD had her close to suicide by age 10, and even more despondent from 15-17. Her story is a great example of parental support, the power of coping skills, and proof that even people from safe supportive homes with no trauma in their lives can suffer from mental illness because the issue is often one of chemical imbalance.

Follow Jenny on Twitter @JennyJaffe and @JennyJaffe on Instagram

Check out her Facebook page www.facebook.com/jennyjaffe

Visit her website www.theJennyJaffe.com

And of course check out www.ProjectUROK.org

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Apr 14, 2017
#325 I Am The Worst Person Ever: Mike Levine
02:22:16

For most of his life Mike has been wracked with shame and self-hatred, convinced he was the worst person ever and fantasizing about suicide when he was hospitalized at 15. He and Paul talk about where his self-hate may come from as well as his ADHD, emotionally sterile and achievement-focused childhood, body dysmorphia, cross-dressing, kink as a submissive male, and how he finally summoned the courage and self-love to end an abusive friendship. Mike is a great example of someone learning to embrace his uniqueness instead of hating and shaming himself for it.

Follow Mike on Twitter/Instagram: @bizmichael

Check out his books: At Least You're Not These Monsters and All The Feelings

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Apr 06, 2017
#324 Literally Pulling Her Hair Out From PPD - Jennifer Tracy
02:26:08

It wasn't until she began to literally pull chunks of her hair out she knew she might be battling something out of her control; postpartum depression. She talks about her battles with cyclical depression starting at an early age, being an only child with depressed, anxious and angry parents, not feeling seen or heard and being a high-bottom alcoholic who finally sobered up instead of self-medicating. She also touches on her body issues and how it was exacerbated during her few years as a model.

 

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Mar 31, 2017
#323 Family Secrets & Hiding Depression - Patricia McKee
02:19:29

How does a family deal with its secrets? The PhD opens up about the inter-generational rage brewing beneath the surface of her extended family and the difficulty in trying to cope when favorites are played, a mother feels jealous of her daughter, trauma isn't discussed, emotions are stuffed and through depression a smile is mustered for the unsuspecting outside world.

Patricia can be reached at her website www.PatriciaMcKee.com and on Twitter @Patricia_McKee

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Mar 24, 2017
#322 Being Trans in a Red State: Olivia Haidar
02:35:00

The 29 year-old trans woman dispels myths about what it means to be trans, including those she used to believe. She shares about hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, the prejudice and stigma of "passing", feeling dysphoric growing up, coming out in her Indiana hometown and her upbringing by an overprotective mother, an absent father, an alcoholic and emotionally abusive stepfather.

Follow Olivia on Twitter @hitherehaidar
Follow her on Instagram @ohaidarling
Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ohaidarling 

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Mar 16, 2017
#321 Herpes from Date-Rape: Laura J
02:59:52

Laura J. shares about contracting herpes by being date-raped and how she has navigated managing it logistically, sexually and emotionally with partners, including her husband. She was raised in an emotionally cold home by a psychiatrist father and image-obsessed mother. Her mother's response when Laura would say "I love you" has only ever been "thank you". Laura shares about having Bipolar 2, codependency, fear of intimacy, occasional paranoia, an eating disorder (compulsive eating), multiple stays in psych hospitals, an abortion and always being in the shadow of her high-maintenance and unstable sister.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get your first week free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18 or over.

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Mar 09, 2017
#320 Fantasy & Love Addiction - Maia Akiva
02:32:28

Paul's fellow support group friend shares about the huge role fantasy has played in her struggle to accept life; especially her love addiction. She talks about being unable to watch lesbian films in moderation (she is a lesbian) and how the CPTSD from her physical (and emotional) trauma at birth and being raised in an emotionally stifled home (where success was the only thing that mattered) have made intimacy and trust difficult especially with her struggles with low self-esteem. Inspired to help others as she has healed Maia now facilitates workshops and speaks publicly to help others who are also struggling.


Check out Maia's website
http://www.maiaakiva.com/ 

Maia's Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/maiaakiva/ 

Maia's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/maiaakiva2 

Maia's Twitter
https://twitter.com/maiaakiva 

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Mar 03, 2017
#319 - I Worry I'm Unlovable - Pauly David
02:46:44

The co-host of YouTube's Pauly & Monks show shares about feeling unlovable, not being a good enough partner, trying to always "fix" other people, having to be an adult in his family at nine, learning to equate money with love and being rejected by relatives for being gay. Oh and his Bruce Willis-admiring grandfather shooting his grandmother.

 

Follow Pauly on Twitter @PaulyDavid and Instagram @PaulyDavid1

Check out the Pauly & Monks show on YouTube and on Twitter @PaulyandMonks

Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PaulyandMonks/

Check out Pauly's personal YouTube page 

http://YouTube.com/user/VapidDual

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Feb 22, 2017
#318 I Can't Stop Worrying! - Giulia Rozzi
02:25:54

The Moth Grand Slam winner, standup and podcaster (Hopefully We Don't Break Up) shares about being raised by Italian immigrant parents who worried a lot and her "high school brain" that still worries about being left out or gossiped about.

Follow Giulia on Twitter @GiuliaRozzi
Visit her website www.GiuliaRozzi.com 
Check out her podcast www.HopefullyWeDontBreakup.com 
Follow her on Instagram www.instagram.com/grozzi 

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Feb 17, 2017
#317 - Misophonia: Rage at Certain Sounds
02:39:00

35 year-old barista (and listener) Charlynn Schmiedt shares about having misophonia which is a "fight or flight" physical response to certain everyday sounds, such as gum chewing, throat clearing etc. and the complications and misunderstanding that arise out of having to interact with people who don't think it is a "real thing".  Charlynn also shares about having an eating disorder in her 20s as well as depression and anxiety.  Her husband Patrick sits in to also share what it is like to live with someone with misophonia.

Follow Charlynn on Twitter at @OhTheProfanity

For tix or info on Paul's Feb 22 & 23 appearances in Oakland go to www.eastbayexpress.com/mental

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Feb 10, 2017
#316: Kevin Allison on Owning Your Weirdness & Flaws
02:32:15

The podcaster (RISK!) and sketch actor (The State) talks about learning to "own his weirdness".  From being a gay kid in a conservative town to being the black sheep in The State he has battled the paralysis and fear of not being perfect or even good enough.  He shares about his attempt at being a prostitute, the 12 year gap between The State ending and him starting Risk! and how he learned to find his authentic voice when he was at his lowest and how he still struggles to act and feel like a grown-up.

 

Follow Kevin on Twitter @TheKevinAllison

Check out RISK! at www.risk-show.com or follow on Twitter @RISKshow

Check out his classes www.thestorystudio.org

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Feb 03, 2017
#315 Jenny R - Raised in Wealth, Sadness & Anxiety
02:45:39

The anxious only child of a drunk/rager mom and a passive dad shares about her family's combination of material wealth and emotional ignorance/poverty. She talks about her fear of "just being" instead of always "doing", including triathlons & rock climbing, her ongoing battles with disordered eating -especially binging- , her all-or-nothing thinking and struggles with intimacy while being married and having a family.

 

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Jan 27, 2017
#314 - Working With Sexually Violent Predators: Renee G-M
02:21:38

The 40 year-old public administrator talks about "losing her humanity" being assigned to work on a criminal defense unit on behalf of sexually violent predators and the anxiety, panic and breakdowns that followed.   She also talks about her chaotic and abusive upbringing which included her father molesting her brother, domestic violence and her coping by becoming a rescuer.

 

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Jan 20, 2017
#313 Neal Brennan
02:32:35

The writer and director of Inside Amy Schumer, co-creator of Chapelle's Show and standup comic (3 Mics coming soon on Netflix) talks about being one of ten kids raised by a violent alcoholic father and his struggles today with trusting his feelings and needs and dealing with his anger especially with partners.  He also talks about his relationship with Dave Chapelle and the conflicts and emotions he experienced when Dave decided to stop doing the show.

Neal's standup special 3 Mics debuts Jan 17th on Netflix
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Jan 13, 2017
#312 Why Am I A Mess? My Parents Loved Me - Amanda Bloom
02:00:43

The 30 year-old freelance journalist and Pilates teacher doesn't have anything dramatic to point to in her life, yet she has struggled to find her voice in life with bad relationships, eating disorders, depression, body dysmorphia, and intense fears of rejection and feeling excluded.  Paul and Amanda peel back the layers to try to find out what's underneath.

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Jan 06, 2017
Back Catalog Now at Stitcher Premium
01:48

Hello nice listener!

I’m so sorry but MIHH episodes one year and older are now only available at Stitcher Premium. I didn't want to do this but financially I had to keep the podcast going.

Go to www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod and use offer code “MENTAL” to get a free month of listening when you signup.

For $4.99/month you get access to ad-free versions of all our shows (older than one year) going back to episodes #1 from March 2011. You'll hear episodes from recognizable actors, comics, musicians, athletes and authors; people like Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Chris Hardwick, Jen Kirkman, NHL Legend Theo Fleury, Dr. Elyn Saks, Neal Brennan, Janet Varney, Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Ashly Burch, Chris Gethard, Christina Pazsitzky, Aparna Nancherla, Eddie Pepitone, Shane Mauss, Karen Kilgariff, Clint Malarchuk, Caitlin Doughty, Dave Anthony, Andy Kindler, Aisha Tyler, TEDTalker Susan David, Anchorman Dan Harris, Jimmy Dore, Anna Akana, Dr. Guy Winch, Andy Richter, Jesse Thorne, Michaela Watkins, Adam Carolla, Dr. Jonice Webb, Paul Rust, Doug Benson, Melissa Broder (@SoSadToday), Rob Delaney, Basketball player Royce White, Jimmy Pardo, Todd Glass, Nikki Glaser, Emily Gordon, Kathryn Hahn, Cameron Esposito and many others.

You also get access to hundreds of hours of other podcasts’ back catalogs, original shows, exclusive bonus episodes, stand up comedy albums and more.

Please remember to use the offer code “MENTAL” because it gives me credit for bringing a new subscriber to Stitcher Premium and that helps me financially - every little bit helps.

Thanks,

Paul

Dec 01, 2010