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1 Therapist. 1 Patient. 2 Perspectives. // In a world where Mental Health is used as a common trope in various forms of storytelling, Therapist, Ryan Engelstad, and Producer, Mike Graham try to determine what's real life, and what's just exaggerated fantasy. Listen as they delve into the fantastical tales told about Mental Health in books, movies and television. This is Pop Psych 101. | New Episode every Monday at 6am Central/Standard Time

1 Therapist. 1 Patient. 2 Perspectives. // In a world where Mental Health is used as a common trope in various forms of storytelling, Therapist, Ryan Engelstad, and Producer, Mike Graham try to determine what's real life, and what's just exaggerated fantasy. Listen as they delve into the fantastical tales told about Mental Health in books, movies and television. This is Pop Psych 101. | New Episode every Monday at 6am Central/Standard Time
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1 Therapist. 1 Patient. 2 Perspectives. // In a world where Mental Health is used as a common trope in various forms of storytelling, Therapist, Ryan Engelstad, and Producer, Mike Graham try to determine what's real life, and what's just exaggerated fantasy. Listen as they delve into the fantastical tales told about Mental Health in books, movies and television. This is Pop Psych 101. | New Episode every Monday at 6am Central/Standard Time

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#39 - Bullying and Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things

7/16/2019
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Up Top: Ryan challenges Mike with a news story about mystics and psychics. A larger percentage of people are seeking out this kind of "Magick" than are going to therapy or to a psychiatrist. Mike offers that if it finds the person peace or healing, then he has no problem with it, but Ryan argues that some people are being swindled for money and should go the route that has science to back it up. The Show: Bullying: Synopsis: This week we look at the character Billy Hargrove in...

Duration:01:11:50

+ Over-Analyzing The History Of Stigma

7/12/2019
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Bonus Episode: This week's main episode talked about a time-traveling alien, and that got us thinking. How was mental-illness, especially diagnosis that present symptoms of hallucinations, looked at throughout history as compared to the present. Was it ignored? Accepted? Ridiculed? Met with fear? Ryan does some major over-analyzing and we make some guesses at those questions. Find Us: See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram...

Duration:00:11:10

#38 - Fighting Intergalactic Mental-Illness-Monsters in Doctor Who (TV Show)

7/8/2019
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Trigger Warning: Conversations About Suicide We had a member post a beautiful clip from, of all things, the TV show Doctor Who. The episode is called "Vincent And The Doctor", and features heavy themes of Vincent and his battle with Mental Illness. We took a long look at Vincent and the era he found himself in. The people of his time weren't equipped with the knowledge of what he was going through mentally, instead of understanding he was labeled a "mad man". He was also known as a very...

Duration:01:14:17

+ Embarrassing Teenage Stories Of The 90s

7/4/2019
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After being hit with a wall of nostalgia while watching the movie Mid90s, written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mike and Ryan take a long, and very embarrassing look at their youth in the 90s. Find Us: See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) --- Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:17:02

#37 - Adolescent Mental Health in Mid90s

7/1/2019
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Trigger Warning: Self-Harm This one brings a lot of nostalgia to the table. We're talking skateboarding, baggy shirts, small parties, and the Mid90s. Jonah Hill's the mid90s is an intense look at the life of a 13 year old boy who's growing up in an abusive household. Masculinity plays a huge role is in the issues Stevie is dealing with, as well as influence from his group of friends, and possibly even the role his estranged father played before he was even born. Synopsis Stevie is a 13...

Duration:01:19:57

+ Are Millennials Actually Killing Big Cereal?

6/27/2019
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Millennials are having a big effect on big business, and no industry is safe; especially cereal. Ryan and Mike play a game of "Killing or Saving" where Ryan asks Mike about an industry and Mike has to guess if Millennials are killing that industry, or saving it. Discussions arise as to how or why the millennial is killing or saving something, but most importantly, Mike and Ryan are very concerned about cereal. Find Us: See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our...

Duration:00:17:30

#36 - The Diagnosis Trap in Brain On Fire (Netflix Original)

6/24/2019
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After missing last week's episode due to some struggle with depression and an day in the ER after experiencing Olfactory Hallucination, or, phantom smells, Mike is back. Wanting to specifically talk about how mental illness is treated in hospitals and Doctors' offices, Mike and Ryan take a look at the Netflix Original, Brain On Fire. The coin is in the air about how to treat patients who present symptoms that could be construed as physical health or mental health. We have to remember how...

Duration:01:01:35

+ Press Conference in the West Wing

6/20/2019
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Mike and Ryan have to figure out who they are, where they are, and why they are having a press conference based on clues given by the reporters in the audience. As you can see, Pop Psych 101 continues to deliver Grade A mental health podcast content. See our website We have a Blog! Ryan always had a Blog! Join our support group Facebook Twitter Instagram Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY...

Duration:00:19:29

#35 - PTSD in Welcome To Marwen (Movie)

6/17/2019
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On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked by five men and left for dead outside of a bar in Kingston, NY. After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write. When his state-sponsored rehabilitative therapies ran out, Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol. Using doll alter egos of his...

Duration:01:11:30

#34 - Mental health and the presidency in The West Wing (TV Show)

6/3/2019
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Join our support and discussion group This week Mike gets a title upgrade and talks about how he is feeling. He is currently struggling and wants to be transparent about that in hopes that someone out there could find comfort knowing that someone feels the way they do. Ryan and Mike talk about President Jed from The West Wing. He's having sleep problems and calls on a Psychiatrist to help solve the problem. There is a lot more at stake than his sleep issues, including overwhelming stress...

Duration:00:53:17

+ Heads Up with Game of Thrones

5/30/2019
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Join our support and discussion group We play a game of heads up with the characters from Game of Thrones. As usual, Mike is much worse at this than Ryan Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:00:08:45

#33 - Family Dynamics in Game of Thrones (TV Series)

5/28/2019
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Join our support and discussion group Now that the dust has settled from the series finale of the biggest show on earth, we decided it was the perfect time to take a look at Westeros. We take on our biggest episode yet and cover the Family Dynamics of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. We look in to the houses of Tully, Baratheon, Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen. We break down the house words and their implications on the attitudes and actions of those that live by them. We also set aside a...

Duration:01:25:33

+ Mental Health News

5/23/2019
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Join our support and discussion group Ryan has some mental health news he'd like to share. Mike reacts News Stories: Psilocybin, or "magic mushrooms" researched seeking clinical potential in treatment for mental health conditionsCompanies begin to offer employees a mental health breakBurger King offering "Real Meals", because meals/people aren't always happy. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Music: Kevin Macleod | Royalty Free Music --- Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:13:48

#32 - The Gang Gets Analyzed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Show)

5/20/2019
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Join our support and discussion group On a Monday, we tackle the gang from Philadelphia: Mac, Charlie, Frank, Dennis and Dee. This show is obviously ridiculous and has little relation to mental health in reality, but we thought it was time to do some over-analyzing. Prepare yourselves for a weird one. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:01:07:06

+ Two Truths, One Deception

5/16/2019
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Join our support and discussion group After talking about deception in the Netflix Series, You, we take a stab at deceiving each other by playing the game Two Truths One Deception. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:00:20:02

#31 - "So You're Dating A Murderer" in Netflix's You (Series)

5/13/2019
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Join our mental health support and discussion group Show: After several requests, Mike and Ryan take a stab at the Netflix series, You. Pun intended. Very aware of the subject matter in this series, they take a light approach to the material, while acknowledging that stalking and abusive behavior in relationships are real and serious problems. Synopsis: Today we are covering the 2018 Netflix series, You. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st...

Duration:00:56:51

+ The College ABC's

5/9/2019
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Join our support and discussion group After our episode covering the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills, Ryan and Mike pose as students and try to distract themselves from the woes of College life. Find Us: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:00:11:06

#30 - ADHD Controversies in Netflix's Take Your Pills (Documentary)

5/6/2019
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We breakdown the portrayal of medication and ADHD in the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills www.poppsych101.com www.facebook.com/poppsych101 www.twitter.com/poppsych101 www.instagram.com/poppsych101 Music: incompetech.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:00:49:08

+ Speak With Kazoos

5/2/2019
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Join our mental health support and discussion group Help the show by rating & reviewing us on iTunes Mike finally talks Ryan into doing a segment with Kazoos. Ryan regrets agreeing to do this. Find Us Website Facebook Twitter Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poppsych101/support

Duration:00:18:24

#29 - Finding Your Voice in Speak: The Graphic Novel

4/29/2019
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Join Our Mental Health Support & Discussion Group Leave A Review On iTunes Episode: Ryan and Mike acknowledge some of the feedback they received about last week's episode on Autism. For this episode on Speak, they look at the graphic novel's intense portrayal of a rape survivor's story. Both Ryan and Mike are deeply affected by this moving and real story. Mike is angry about the subject and often has tunnel vision about reporting these attacks to the police. Luckily, Ryan has experience...

Duration:00:59:13