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Sisu is a Finnish term that means fierce grit, tenacity, and determination in the face of overwhelming adversity. Sisu Network exists to encourage the sisu that exists inside of you. Suffering from afflictions like mental illness, abuse, addiction, trauma... is hard enough without having to also feel isolated and alone in the process. We are here to be a friend - a companion for your journey. More than anything, we want you to know that you are NOT ALONE.

Sisu is a Finnish term that means fierce grit, tenacity, and determination in the face of overwhelming adversity. Sisu Network exists to encourage the sisu that exists inside of you. Suffering from afflictions like mental illness, abuse, addiction, trauma... is hard enough without having to also feel isolated and alone in the process. We are here to be a friend - a companion for your journey. More than anything, we want you to know that you are NOT ALONE.
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Sisu is a Finnish term that means fierce grit, tenacity, and determination in the face of overwhelming adversity. Sisu Network exists to encourage the sisu that exists inside of you. Suffering from afflictions like mental illness, abuse, addiction, trauma... is hard enough without having to also feel isolated and alone in the process. We are here to be a friend - a companion for your journey. More than anything, we want you to know that you are NOT ALONE.

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Counter Cultural Approaches to Mental Health

10/25/2019
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Don Karp comes from the counter-culture generation, but early in his adult life he found himself institutionalized over and over again for paranoid schizophrenia. Eventually, he said "enough!" and sought help and healing through alternative treatments - even ones as simple as finding human connection and empathy, journaling, and replacing bad thinking habits with better ones. Don's story is not one of radical resistance so much as one of looking for a deeper connection with himself and...

Duration:01:28:47

Survivor: Cannabis, PTSD, and Hope for the Road Ahead

10/7/2019
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2019 Survivor contestant, Missy Byrd, is more than just a survivor on TV. She's survived a brain tumor while playing college basketball at the Air Force Academy; the sudden loss of her father, something she barely remembers due to the tumor; PTSD from all the events surrounding her long-undiscovered ailment; and yes, even the TV show, Survivor. Tune in for a frank discussion about the place of marijuana in treating mental and emotional health issues. Or just tune in for Missy's story. You...

Duration:01:55:06

Mindful Minute: Self Love

9/23/2019
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This is the most important thing I have to tell you...now or ever. As I say in the episode, "You can't hate your way into loving yourself" (not my original quote btw). Self-love takes practice; it takes grit; it takes perseverance. Tune in as I offer a few tips on getting started.

Duration:00:37:43

From Addiction to Advocacy: Interview with Lindsey

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:51:06

Wait...Did I Just Kill Someone With My Car? Interview with Author and OCD Advocate, Jeff Bell

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:46:13

Mindful Minute: Medication Management

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:28:52

Medication Mishaps, Hyper-sexuality, and Bi-Polar Disorder Management: Interview with Tosha

8/19/2019
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Duration:01:05:17

Alcoholism, Acceptance, and Self-Care: Interview with Carrie Neal

8/19/2019
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Duration:01:03:28

EMDR, Pain, Progress, And Mindfulness: Mindful Minute with Tim

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:33:49

Joe's Son Cade Reflects on Coping with Severe Mental Illness and Addiction: Interview with Cade

8/19/2019
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Duration:02:05:41

OCD, Faith, Long-Term Romance, and Mindfulness: Interview with Matt

8/19/2019
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Duration:01:18:25

Alcoholism, Self-Harm, and Finding Hope: Interview with Bill

8/19/2019
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Duration:03:37:42

Parenting a Depressed Teen: Interview with Joe

8/19/2019
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Duration:01:31:28

Katie V.

8/19/2019
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Duration:01:40:05

Dealing with Your First Depressive Episode, College, Family, and Religion

8/19/2019
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Visit us at https://www.sisunetwork.com Contact us at info@sisunetwork.com Donate through Paypal here: shorturl.at/hmsty In this new format, Tim interviews a recent college graduate about his experiences coping with mental illness for the first time while facing the typical demands and struggles of a college student.

Duration:01:26:13

Do What Works...But How Do I Know if it's Working?

8/19/2019
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Visit us at https://www.sisunetwork.com Contact us at info@sisunetwork.com Donate through Paypal here: shorturl.at/hmsty In this podcast, Tim discusses a mantra that he often references: "Do What Works." The truth is that, for those who are mentally ill, it can be very hard to know what's working since it often feels like nothing works. Tim attempts to offer some new ways to look at life that redefine what is or is not effective. In the podcast, Tim references Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a...

Duration:00:41:06

Alison's and Matt's Religious Journeys: Religion and Mental Illness Part 3

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:38:28

Why I Gave Up On God: Religion and Mental Illness Part 2

8/19/2019
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Duration:00:39:38

Religion and Mental Illness Part 1

8/19/2019
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Visit us at https://www.sisunetwork.com Contact us at info@sisunetwork.com Donate through Paypal here: shorturl.at/hmsty Psyche (root of psychology): originally viewed as the human soul, mind, or spirit. Today we view the psyche as essentially rooted in our brains...something distinctly separate from our spirit. However, in religious circles, these two are still decidedly overlapped. Herein lies the problem/issue that is addressed in this podcast. A recent LifeWay Research survey produced...

Duration:00:50:41

Self Harm

8/19/2019
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Visit us at https://www.sisunetwork.com Contact us at info@sisunetwork.com Donate through Paypal here: shorturl.at/hmsty Statistics taken from: http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/self-injury/self-injury-self-harm-statistics-and-facts/ Self-harm is more an act of self-preservation than self-destruction. Aron Ralston: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston Tim discusses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_behavior_therapy

Duration:00:56:54