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Welcome Friends! We are Deanna Silverman, LCSW and Frances Echeverria, LMFT and together we make up the Hilarious Humanitarians podcast. Working as psychotherapists in various settings, from the emergency department, and foster care system to marriage and family counseling and inpatient psych facilities, we aim to bring you two unique perspectives on everything from relationships, body image, parenting, to self-care and, mental health. You will hear everything from our raw, unfiltered opinions to facts and statistics. If you seek insight into human behavior or you’re looking for reassurance that you are not the only person wearing your sweatpants inside out at home then you are in the right place. And hey, if we successfully hook you into what feels like close friends catching up over coffee, you can interact with us further at the @HilariousHumanitarian and @ShutupSkippy pages on Instagram and give us feedback on what else you’d like to hear! How many podcasts can you say give you free professional advice in the laid-back judgment-free zone of your Ford focus with no deductible or copay! Look forward to future episodes where we de-stigmatize universal experiences such as the awkwardness of the holidays, and compassion fatigue, all while embracing our own vulnerabilities and laughing together. Cause we’re all in this damn thing together after all.

Welcome Friends! We are Deanna Silverman, LCSW and Frances Echeverria, LMFT and together we make up the Hilarious Humanitarians podcast. Working as psychotherapists in various settings, from the emergency department, and foster care system to marriage and family counseling and inpatient psych facilities, we aim to bring you two unique perspectives on everything from relationships, body image, parenting, to self-care and, mental health. You will hear everything from our raw, unfiltered opinions to facts and statistics. If you seek insight into human behavior or you’re looking for reassurance that you are not the only person wearing your sweatpants inside out at home then you are in the right place. And hey, if we successfully hook you into what feels like close friends catching up over coffee, you can interact with us further at the @HilariousHumanitarian and @ShutupSkippy pages on Instagram and give us feedback on what else you’d like to hear! How many podcasts can you say give you free professional advice in the laid-back judgment-free zone of your Ford focus with no deductible or copay! Look forward to future episodes where we de-stigmatize universal experiences such as the awkwardness of the holidays, and compassion fatigue, all while embracing our own vulnerabilities and laughing together. Cause we’re all in this damn thing together after all.
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Welcome Friends! We are Deanna Silverman, LCSW and Frances Echeverria, LMFT and together we make up the Hilarious Humanitarians podcast. Working as psychotherapists in various settings, from the emergency department, and foster care system to marriage and family counseling and inpatient psych facilities, we aim to bring you two unique perspectives on everything from relationships, body image, parenting, to self-care and, mental health. You will hear everything from our raw, unfiltered opinions to facts and statistics. If you seek insight into human behavior or you’re looking for reassurance that you are not the only person wearing your sweatpants inside out at home then you are in the right place. And hey, if we successfully hook you into what feels like close friends catching up over coffee, you can interact with us further at the @HilariousHumanitarian and @ShutupSkippy pages on Instagram and give us feedback on what else you’d like to hear! How many podcasts can you say give you free professional advice in the laid-back judgment-free zone of your Ford focus with no deductible or copay! Look forward to future episodes where we de-stigmatize universal experiences such as the awkwardness of the holidays, and compassion fatigue, all while embracing our own vulnerabilities and laughing together. Cause we’re all in this damn thing together after all.

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Episodes

ep 48: Surviving Families of Suicide

9/20/2018
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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month so in honor of this important month & topic we have special guest @MommyNeedsaCoffee from Instagram who is sharing her personal story as a family member who has survived the death of her brother due to suicide. Natalie is sharing her journey of healing and recovering from such a life changing and significant loss. Throughout this episode we continue our ongoing discussions about the importance of speaking about mental health, advocating for...

Duration:00:38:40

ep 47: "My calm conversation with the man who sexually assaulted me"

9/13/2018
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In episode 47, Frances is joined by Erica M. Hart (@ericamichellehart), a documentary filmmaker who sat down with the man that sexually assaulted her years prior to have a “calm conversation” about that night. And it’s all on tape in the upcoming documentary, “Grey Area.” Erica shares how the sexual assault has shaped her life and how she advocates for sexual abuse survivors, healthy body image and sex positivity while refusing to live in a victim mentality. Connect with us! If you are...

Duration:00:26:33

ep 46: Life after War

9/7/2018
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In this week's release prior to the anniversary of 9-11, Frances is joined by Carlos, a veteran who served 4 years of active duty as a Marine. Carlos shares some of his experiences serving several tours as a Marine Infantryman in Iraq and the difficulty he and others face reintegrating into civilian life after service. They discuss PTSD, the hurdles to accessing mental health services and other problems facing our men and women returning home. We'd like to thank Carlos for his willingness...

Duration:00:31:27

ep 45: Introverts Extroverts and Ambiverts

8/31/2018
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Are you an Introvert, Extrovert or Ambivert and what does it actually all mean? Deanna & Frances discuss the different personality types including their own. Our guest this week is Ernie Garcia who works in higher education and has provided training throughout the state of California on how to maximize the leadership potential of Introverts. You won't want to miss this episode! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please subscribe & leave us a lovely review Instagram: Our guest:...

Duration:00:53:55

ep 44 Fair Fighting Rules

8/24/2018
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In episode 44 we are talking all about fighting and arguments in the context of our intimate relationships. We explore "Fair Fighting" rules, what to do and what we should avoid at all costs. Is there a way to fight "fair?" We think so. Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the form of a 5-star review. Instagram: @HHumanitariansPodcastDeanna @HilariousHumanitarian & @HumanitarianMomFrances @ShutupSkippy...

Duration:00:56:09

ep 43: Social Media & Narcissism

8/17/2018
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Is Social Media changing us? If so, is it for better or for worse? Do you think Social Media is making it easier to spot narcissistic traits in others or even ourselves? Tune in to this episode to listen to us discuss how Social Media has changed the landscape of human expression and our connection to each other and ourselves. Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the form of a 5-star review. Instagram: @HHumanitariansPodcastDeanna...

Duration:00:43:11

ep 42: Pets and our Mental Health

8/10/2018
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It's no secret that a lot of us are pretty obsessed with our pets and for good reason. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be incredibly important for our mental health and healing. In this episode Deanna & Frances are discussing the joys and benefits of pet ownership, Equine Therapy and much more. Tune in to hear us getting giddy about doggos and for your weekly dose of positivity, community and a healthy dose of self awareness. Connect with us! If you are loving the show please...

Duration:00:45:52

ep 41: We are all going to die

8/3/2018
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Let's face it, we are all going to die someday and this episode is all about that reality. It can be one of the toughest and most important conversations we can have with our loved ones and yet so many of us avoid it for one reason or another. Deanna & Frances are discussing their experiences with discussing death, missed opportunities and more. Tune in! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please subscribe & review Instagram: @HHumanitariansPodcastDeanna...

Duration:00:47:49

ep 40: All about Grief Part 2

7/27/2018
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Frances is back with Vanessa Fierstadt, a fellow LMFT who joined the show last week to talk about grief and loss. With so much great feedback and many more areas to delve into, Frances and Vanessa wanted to spend another episode on the topic, including the what grief and loss looks and feels like, how it relates to death, divorce, breakups, significant life changes, suicide, loss of pregnancy, loss of pets, etc. and how to cope. You’ll hear Part Two of Vanessa’s story about finding love...

Duration:00:53:20

ep 39: All about Grief Part 1

7/20/2018
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Frances is joined by fellow LMFT, Vanessa Fierstadt, who specializes in the treatment of grief and loss. Vanessa shares her story of tragedy at a time when most women her age would be celebrating one of life’s most memorable milestones. Her journey through this dark time led to the development of a specialized therapy practice that is changing the way people talk about grief and loss in her community. Finally, an open and honest discussion about a topic we’d prefer to avoid but is...

Duration:00:47:33

ep 38: From fat guy to fit guy

7/13/2018
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Frances talks to one of her oldest friend’s Lucio (@team_living_proof on IG) in this week’s episode on radically changing lifelong habits and the negative storylines in our heads. Lou’s smile and laugh are infectious and his story is incredible… going from fat guy to fit guy, without surgery or gimmicks and changing lives along the way. They cover how setting small goals (not just related to diet and exercise) can add up to huge changes that can completely change the course of your life,...

Duration:00:51:16

ep 37: The Job Hunt

7/5/2018
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A ton of our listeners and Instagram followers have reached out to us to ask us questions about job searching, resume building and internships. In episode 37, Deanna & Frances share their tips, insight and advice on how to land your dream job or how to prepare your resume in eventually applying for that position you have been eyeballing. We also share some laughs and experiences about own past work experiences including the good, the bad and the ugly. Connect with us! If you are loving...

Duration:00:50:34

ep 36: Iron Sharpens Iron

6/29/2018
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In Episode 36 We cover A LOT including stigmas related to mental health issues in the male and minority populations, with special guests Johnny and Amber Simmons (and their beautiful toddler too). Ever wonder how married therapists handle conflict? They’ll share their strategies for helping one another grow into the best versions of themselves as individuals, parents and mental health professionals. Enjoy! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some...

Duration:00:40:52

ep 35: Getting personal about suicide, suicide prevention & intervention

6/22/2018
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Deanna & Frances are discussing the sensitive and very important topic of suicide, suicidal ideation and suicide prevention and education in this most recent episode. Episode 35 is about exploring the terms we use when we speak about suicide and the supportive interventions we can all apply in our own lives to those we love who are struggling. Information, personal experiences and resources are shared freely in this nonjudgemental and loving approach in speaking about something that has...

Duration:00:47:14

ep 34: Family Shaming

6/15/2018
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Episode 34 we are exploring a topic that one of our listeners requested; family shaming. Sometimes our families can be a great source of support and strength and other times they can really f*** us up whether it's intentional or unintentional. Either way, family shaming is a real thing that so many of us deal with so we felt it was important enough to dedicate an entire episode to the topic. Enjoy! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the...

Duration:00:42:11

ep 33: Technology and Relationships

6/8/2018
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In Episode 33, Deanna & Frances are joined by Jessica who is a Counselor Educator in the field of Mental Health. The women are discussing how technology intersects with relationships and dating and the things we can do to keep ourselves as safe as possible. Red flags, creepy people, real time GPS tracking apps, approaches to online dating and more are discussed in this truly informative episode. Enjoy! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in...

Duration:00:43:24

ep 32: What's in a name?

6/1/2018
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Episode 32: Ever find yourself in a situation where everything you thought you knew about yourself was inaccurate? Frances is joined by Melissa, who tells her story of realizing the reason why she “couldn’t find the right man” was because she was looking at… men. At 29, she finds the love of her life and due to medical issues, within a year, they are trying to grow their family. Along the way, she struggles with acceptance, infertility, jealousy and at one point, is told her circumstances...

Duration:00:50:31

ep 31: F*** being positive all the time

5/25/2018
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Have you ever met someone who is positive to a fault? Do you believe that this is even possible? In Episode 31 Deanna & Frances will be discussing the drawbacks of trying to be positive 24/7. We will also be discussing the differences between someone who is being negative, truthful or insistent on being positive to the point of being "delusional." Tune in to hear more! Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the form of a 5-star...

Duration:00:40:01

ep 30: Work Friendships

5/17/2018
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In episode 30 Deanna & Frances are talking all about work friendships and how to maintain professional boundaries while also opening ourselves up to the possibility friendships with our coworkers. Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the form of a 5-star review. Instagram: @HHumanitariansPodcastDeanna @HilariousHumanitarian & @HumanitarianMomFrances @ShutupSkippy Snapchat: Youtube: Hilarious Humanitarians Podcast Email us:...

Duration:00:41:19

ep 29: "Don't leave me"

5/11/2018
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In episode 29 Deanna & Frances are discussing the world of codependency, learned helplessness, enabling behavior dynamics and what we can do to work through and improve our toxic habits and "go to" responses to relationships and life. Connect with us! If you are loving the show please Subscribe & leave us some love in the form of a 5-star review. Instagram: @HHumanitariansPodcastDeanna @HilariousHumanitarian & @HumanitarianMomFrances @ShutupSkippy Snapchat: Youtube: Hilarious...

Duration:00:39:29