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Committed Podcast Ep 4 - To Medicate Or Not To Medicate

To medicate or not to that really the question? Hosts Jay and Smitty tackle medication in this week's podcast, including their own forays into meds, doctor's visits, and the long journey towards med happiness (sort of). Also, side-effects. Yippee! As always, we are not doctors, we do not have medical degrees, and you should always always see a medical professional before you stop or change your meds. That said, we are here for advice and support (or the none medical variety).


Committed Podcast Episode 3 - A "How-to" for Anxiety and Depression

Hosts Jay and Smitty tackle anxiety and depression in this week's episode, focusing on how you can help people going through anxiety or a depressive period and when it's best to call in the experts (because we aren't experts either and we need help too!) Where to get help if you're in crisis: In the UK, you can call the Samaritans on 116123 or 999 In the US, text "Hello" to 741-741 to talk to a crisis counsellor 24/7 Trigger warning: compared to our last two episodes, this is actually...


Committed Podcast Ep 2 - Suicide Awareness

Hosts Jay and Smitty talk about the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, how the media should(and shouldn't) cover suicide, the appropriate language around death by suicide, and how you can help those who are struggling. Want to chime in? Make a correction? Scold us? Email us: Where to get help: 911 – Canada and US US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Young people in need of help can call Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868 In the UK,...


Committed Podcast Ep 1 - 13 Reasons Why

Hot off the press, Jay and Smitty bring you their take on 13 Reasons Why, and why it's not suitable for all ages (or sensitivities). Topics include mental health, whether it's necessary to show graphic content on tv, the pros and cons of the show, and other media that tackles suicide in less gratuituous manner. Disclosure: we haven't seen the show, for reasons that become obvious once you've listened to the podcast. Trigger Warning: this episode tackles suicide, rape, sexual assault,...