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Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.

Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.
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Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.

Twitter:

@mentalpod

Language:

English

Contact:

818-574-7177


Episodes

Adam Cayton-Holland: OCD, Social Conscience and Loss

10/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:43:12

Mariel Hemingway - Generational Dysfunction & Art

10/5/2018
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The actress, mental health activist and author (Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide in My Family) and granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway shares about the him, her family, acting, generational trauma, mental illness, addiction/alcoholism and dysfunction and how she has learned to deal with her codependence and fear of letting go especially thru her relationships, nature, supplements and lesser-known therapies. Older episodes can be found...

Duration:01:45:33

Dealing with Hopelessness - AFSP Psychiatrist Dr Christine Moutier

9/28/2018
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The psychiatrist and chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shares insights into dealing with hopelessness both personally and with loved ones. The Suicide Hotline number is 1-800-273-TALK Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor, NHL Legend Theo...

Duration:01:51:45

Paul in Ireland VI - Terror, Hate & Forgiveness - Sponsored by BetterHelp

9/21/2018
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Belfast native James Murray shares his story of surviving a terrorist attack, spiraling into drinking and anger then getting sober and finding peace & forgiveness and how he maintains it. He also shares about the benefits of ayahuasca. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Hear guests like: Tiffany Haddish, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Melissa Villasenor,...

Duration:01:31:49

Paul in Ireland V - Ex IRA Prisoner Jake MacSiacais - Sponsored by BetterHelp

9/14/2018
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The former IRA fighter/volunteer shares his people's history, his years of imprisonment & torture by Protestants and the British govt, the responsibility he feels for civilian lives that were taken by his organization, watching fellow prisoner Bobby Sands die by hunger strike, finding ways to survive mentally and how the emotions surfaced unexpectedly years later. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL...

Duration:02:12:08

Paul in Ireland IV - Emma - Sponsored by BetterHelp

9/6/2018
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The English architect (and yoga teacher) talks about navigating relationships being bisexual, finding solutions for her lifelong bouts with anxiety, recurrent depressive disorder, abusive partners and bottoming out with a suicide attempt. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online...

Duration:01:40:25

Paul in Ireland III - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Caitlin

8/31/2018
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The 29 year-old Dubliner opens up about her struggles with depression, psychosis, cutting/self-harm, alcohol, anger, learning disability (seeing letters mirrored) & spatial/motor control; also her suicide attempt and it finally expressing her pain despite feeling numb. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Support Our Sponsors! This episode is...

Duration:01:28:00

Paul in Ireland II - Sponsored by BetterHelp - Michael Corr/Belfast

8/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:32:39

Paul in Ireland I - Sponsored by BetterHelp

8/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:41:54

ECT aka "Shock Therapy" - Beth May

8/10/2018
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At 27 Beth has had 68 ECT treatments aka "Shock Therapy" and while she attests to it's effectiveness in helping her with her bipolar episodes it has also taken a toll on her memory; including not recognizing her boyfriend of several years. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod More About Our Guest Social media: @heybethmay Email:...

Duration:01:46:14

Fetish Shame, Meds & Martial Arts - Dylan Brody

8/3/2018
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The writer/storyteller discusses the lifelong struggle to make peace with his amputation fetish, his ups and downs with taking meds, inheriting his dad's pomposity, suicidal ideation and the benefits of martial arts in dealing with depression and anxiety. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod More About Our...

Duration:01:52:33

How to Deal With Addicts - Dr Cali Estes

7/27/2018
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Cali's specialty is speaking the truth to high-profile or wealthy people trying to get sober, especially when they're being enabled by family, hangers-on or the people they make money for. Topics are : codependency, low self-esteem & boundaries Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod More About Our Guest Click here for more information on Dr. Cali...

Duration:01:38:45

Michael Duffy - Vietnam Vet - Art & War

7/20/2018
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He was just a kid who wanted to get into art school but when he was rejected, he instead got sent to Vietnam. Later he would use painting to process the traumas he experienced. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod More About Our Guest Here is some of the artwork by Michael http://collection.nvam.org/index.php?artist=Duffy%2C+Michael Additional...

Duration:01:26:29

Meredith Erin - Trolls, SJWs & Angry People

7/13/2018
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Paul and Meredith share their stories and thoughts about encountering internet trolls, Social Justice Warriors gone awry and self-righteous bullies. 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 For more info on Meredith Website: https://www.boredwalktshirts.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/boredwalktees Instagram:...

Duration:01:02:46

Brian Huskey - Codependency vs Love

7/6/2018
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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. 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 Follow Brian on Twitter @TheBrianHuskey Check out Mr. Neighbor's House and Mr....

Duration:01:03:03

Sexism PTSD & The Body - Elizabeth Menzel

6/29/2018
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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...

Duration:01:59:02

Female Domestic Violence Against Men - Daniel A

6/22/2018
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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 Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online...

Duration:01:28:23

Social Anxiety - Dr Ellen Hendriksen

6/15/2018
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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. 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 Retailer link for Dr Hendriksen's...

Duration:02:02:46

Jessa Reed - Trailer Park Survivor & PTSD

6/7/2018
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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. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer...

Duration:01:56:53

Clutter, Hoarding & Buying "Stuff" - Tracy McCubbin

6/1/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:01:48:29