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Welcome to The Endless Spiral podcast, a heartfelt journey into the intricate depths of mental health hosted by Keith Russell. Keith goes beyond his own experiences, delving into insightful interviews with guests who bring diverse perspectives to the table. From fellow warriors in the battle against mental health struggles to seasoned medical experts, each episode offers a unique and compassionate exploration of the complexities surrounding mental well-being. The Endless Spiral fearlessly opens up the conversation about mental health, breaking down stigma and fostering understanding.

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Ireland

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Welcome to The Endless Spiral podcast, a heartfelt journey into the intricate depths of mental health hosted by Keith Russell. Keith goes beyond his own experiences, delving into insightful interviews with guests who bring diverse perspectives to the table. From fellow warriors in the battle against mental health struggles to seasoned medical experts, each episode offers a unique and compassionate exploration of the complexities surrounding mental well-being. The Endless Spiral fearlessly opens up the conversation about mental health, breaking down stigma and fostering understanding.

Language:

English


Episodes

Eating Disorder Distress Coach Andrea Weldon joins Keith in this episode

2/7/2024
In this episode im delighted to say we are joined by eating distress coach Andrea Weldon. Andrea specialises In particular eating disorders and body image issues. She is also a life and business coach and is also the author of the Book – more than a mirror. I hope you enjoy this episode. All of Andreas contact information are available on her website here Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:00:58:39

Registered dietitian and binge eating disorder specialist Jo Moscalu is back to chat to Keith

1/31/2024
In this episode we are are joined by registered dietitian Jo Moscalu. Joanne's main focus on eating disorders and in particular, binge eating disorder. Jo explains what binge eating disorder actually is and offers up some very helpful advice on managing your binge eating, supporting a loved one and what to look for if you are concerned about your binge eating. Jo's website is BingEeatingDietitian.com Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:00:53:06

Life coach and mindfulness teacher Emma Kehoe chats to Keith about finding her passion for helping and inspiring people

1/24/2024
In this episode im delighted to say we are joined by Emma Kehoe. Emma is an Empowerment and life coach, as well as being a mindfulness teacher. She is also the host of her very own podcast called Empower With Emma. Emma like myself has had a very interesting last few years on her journey of self discovery and transitioning from one career to a new one where she has found her passion and true calling by helping and inspiring people. I hope you like the episode. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:00:57:04

Minister for State in Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD chats to Keith about all things mental health

1/10/2024
Welcome to 'The Endless Spiral,' a podcast dedicated to unraveling the intricate threads of mental health, exploring the profound depths of the human mind, and shedding light on the often turbulent journey toward well-being. In each episode, we embark on a thoughtful exploration of the challenges, triumphs, and evolving narratives surrounding mental health. Join me as we navigate the labyrinth of emotions, share personal stories, and engage in insightful conversations with experts, advocates, and individuals who have weathered their own storms. On this episode im delighted to say we are joined by Minister for State in Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD. Minister Butler is the First female Waterford TD to have been appointed Minister. She also had the honour of being the first female Fianna Fáil TD to be elected for the party since 2007. This is only the 3rd podcast Minister Butler has done so feel very privileged to be able to speak to her on The Endless Spiral Podcast. I hope you enjoy this very special episode. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠⁠⁠. Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:01:04:23

Keith chats to Laura stand up comedian , TV personality, former radio DJ Laura O'Mahony

11/29/2023
On this episode Keith chats to Laura O'Mahony on the importance of humour and how it can help with your mental health. They say laughter is the best medicine so lets ask Laura? They also discuss social media, trolls, dealing with negative feedback, dieting, body positivity her new podcast called Red Raw and much much more. You can find Laura on Isatagram here Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠⁠. Website: ⁠⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:01:06:58

Ex professional footballer Mark O'Brien chats about his incredible life story

11/1/2023
Keith chats to ex professional footballer about his career starting out at Cherry Orchard in Dublin to when he moved to Derby County and then ultimately forced to retire from football at an early age at Newport County due to a heart condition. They also chat to Mark about his book A Game Of Two Hearts which documents his incredibly inspiring journey. You can purchase Marks book from Amazon ⁠here⁠ You can also find mark on Instagram ⁠here⁠ Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website. Follow Keith on ⁠⁠Twitter here⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠Instagram here⁠⁠ Follow Keith on ⁠⁠Facebook here⁠⁠. Website: ⁠⁠www.theendlessspiral.com⁠

Duration:01:06:22

Family psychotherapist and best selling author Richard Hogan tells us about his books, childhood, parenting, schools, bullying and much more

10/18/2023
In this episode family psychotherapist and best selling author Richard Hogan chats to Keith about his new book Home Is Where The Start Is, his own childhood, how he parents his children, offers advice on dealing with bullying, social media filtered content, what can be offered in schools, the difference in boys versus girls and much more. You can find Richards new book here. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. Website: www.theendlessspiral.com

Duration:00:48:25

Keith discusses mens stigma about sharing their battles with eating disorders

6/19/2023
In this episode I discuss my latest blog 'My Unhealthy Relationship With Food and Exercise' where i discuss my battles with body dysmorphia. Creator and founder of The Endless Spiral is Keith Russell and he will be hosting all episodes. All episodes are hosted by Keith Russell. Podcasts will also be available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com and on YouTube channel. And please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and give us a review. You can find Keith on Twitter at @Keith_Russell , Instagram at @iamkeithrussell , Facebook at @iamkeithrussell The Endless Spiral is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for @TheEndSpiral.

Duration:00:15:25

Cara Byrne aka Hike Psych joins me to tell us all about how shes blended hiking and Psychotherapy

3/4/2023
I was delighted to welcome the amazing Cara Byrne on the podcast this week. Cara has combined her love of hiking with her passion for psychotherapy & created Hike Psych, Ireland's only Hiking Psychotherapy Practice. We discussed how Cara came up with the idea for HIke Psych, the benefits of therapy in the outdoors, her clients feedback, how she got into hiking and her other passions like getting lost with Keith in parks. You can find Cara on Instagram here and to get in touch with her via her website here https://www.hikepsych.ie/ Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. Website: www.theendlessspiral.com

Duration:00:29:45

Jen Hogan talks about dealing with post natal depression, her career, favourite interview and much more

2/22/2023
I spoke to the amazing Irish Times journalist and broadcaster Jen Hogan all about her career, favourite interview (apart from me obviously), dealing with stress in her ever changing job in the media world and how copped with post natal depression as the episode gets a little emotional. Thank you Jen for trusting me to be vulnerable on this very special episode. You can find Jen on Twitter here and on Instagram here Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. Website: www.theendlessspiral.com

Duration:00:42:27

Emma O'Sullivan chats to me about her OCD, Body Dysmorphia, fundraising, seeking treatment and much more

7/13/2022
I spoke to the amazing and inspirational Emma O'Sullivan all about her battles and experiences with OCD, Body Dysmorphia, Anorexia, and how she's fundraising for private OCD care & advocating for better mental health services. You can donate to Emmas Go Fund Me here You can also find all Emma's contact info and social media links on her LinkTree here Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. Website: www.theendlessspiral.com

Duration:00:43:28

ADHD Ireland CEO Ken Kilbride explains everything you need to know about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

5/6/2022
On today's show, we are discussing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). This is a topic I've wanted to cover for a while so I was delighted to be joined by Ken Kilbride who is the CEO of ADHD Ireland. We discuss what exactly ADHD is, the stigma surrounding the condition, differences between AHDH and autism, supporting an adult or child, getting support if you're living with the condition, funding, ADHD Ireland services, and much more. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. Website: www.theendlessspiral.com

Duration:00:36:00

Jason Wood author of Starving For Survival tells his story and explains what Orthorexia is

4/20/2022
In today's episode, I am joined by Jason Wood who is the author of Starving for survival. Jason is a massive mental health advocate and also runs the website Authorexia Bites. Jason's story of being overweight, bullied, losing his parents at a young age, going to weight watchers, and then discovering he had been living with Orthorexia is truly incredible and inspiring. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:53:38

Stefanie Preissner tells us all about her autism diagnosis and how its impacted her life

4/8/2022
In this episode, I’m super excited to say I'm joined by the brilliant and multi-talented Stefanie Preissner. Stefanie is an award-winning writer for screen and stage, author, hosts her very popular podcast called Basically. Created of Can’t Cope – won't Cope on Netflix. And is a regular contributor to the Sunday Indo. Recently Stefanie was diagnosed with Autism and we chatting how her diagnosis came about and how its affected her life. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:39:14

Leonie Gerken Schofield makes her third appearance on the podcast documenting her journey with mental health

3/30/2022
I'm delighted to welcome back Team GB and now Olympic skier Leonie Gerken Schofield. Leonie made her first appearance on the podcast twelve months ago and since then she has had some ups and downs but one thing is clear her mental health is in a much better position now thanks to her hard work both physically snd mentally. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:59:15

Broadcaster and author Meghann Scully tells us how she overcame grief

3/23/2022
In this episode, Keith is joined by broadcaster, presenter, author, podcaster, and all-round super talented Meghann Scully. Meghann hosts a radio show on Classic Hits, has written a book called Broken Love, and contributed to Mental Health for Millennials book series. She also presents a show called What's The Story on the Virgin Media player. We chat about mental health, grief, career, writing, family, and much much more. Meghan's book Broken Love can be found on the Book Hub Publishing website below: https://www.bookhubpublishing.com/product/broken-love-by-meghann-scully/ Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:59:52

HUH owner Mark Donnelly tells us what inspired him to start a mental health clothing brand

3/16/2022
In this episode, Keith is joined by HUH clothing brand founder Mark Donnelly. Mark donates 10 percent of sales to mental health charities. We chatted about that and what inspired Mark to create the brand. Lots more in this conversation including who Mark would like to wear his HUH clothes and where he sees himself and HUH going forward. HUH website can be found here: https://huhclothing.com/ Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:30:59

TV Host, entrepreneur, stylist and most importantly dog lover Darren Kennedy tells us how he takes care of his mental health

3/9/2022
We covered many topics in this episode with Darren. From Darren's early childhood feeling isolated and struggling with food to maintaining his mental health and fitness during covid it was great to hear how Darren uses his social media for good and has some fantastic advice on therapy, staying connected, and taking a time out when needed. It was a pleasure chatting with Darren, he is so honest, grounded, and articulate. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:35:03

Broadcaster Clare McKenna chats all things health and wellbeing

3/2/2022
In this episode, Keith is joined by the broadcaster Clare McKenna. Clare is currently the host of Alive and Kicking on Newstalk that cover ‘health’ in a wide variety of topics. Clare also hosts a podcast called Changemakers. We chat about dealing with lockdown, how covid brought on anxious feelings in Clare, missing family, the importance of family, grief, parenting, work, friendships, meditation, mindfulness, diet, holistic approach to wellbeing. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:52:06

Author Daragh Fleming tells us how writing helped him overcome grief

2/23/2022
In this episode, I'm delighted to say we are joined by author, freelance writer, mental health blogger, and poet, Darragh Fleming. Darragh runs the brilliant Thoughts too Big blog and has a book coming out soon called Lonely Boy, which is published by Book Hub Publishing. Daragh explains how writing helped him overcome grief and come to terms with his emotions. He's a big advocate in exercising, mindfulness, meditation, and therapy to help with your mental health. You can find Daragh on social media on Twitter here, and Instagram here. Hosted by Keith Russell, all information about Keith's own personal story is available on The Endless Spiral website www.TheEndlessSpiral.com. Follow Keith on Twitter here Follow Keith on Instagram here Follow Keith on Facebook here. All episodes are available to watch in full on The Endless Spiral YouTube channel. Please subscribe to my channel here

Duration:00:31:55