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Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.
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Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 085, Signs of Depression

5/8/2017
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Signs of Depression If you think you may have depression or if you think someone you know has depression this episode is for you. Depression is an often misunderstood emotion and many simply try to deny it. But, depression should never be ignored. In this episode, John talks about the difference between feeling, 'down-in-the-dumps' and full blown depression. John talks about the current situation with the flooding in his home town to address this important topic. A few signs of...

Duration: 00:20:42


Ep. 084, Does Faith Play a Role in Mental Health?

4/24/2017
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Does Faith Play a Role in Mental Health? This is a great question from listener who asked me about my opinion about faith and mental health. I am a Christian, in fact, I spent 25 years in youth ministry helping teens navigate the up's and down's of life and helping them live their live's for Christ. So, when I was asked this question I was eager to talk about it on my show. As a therapist I offer Christian counseling, but only to those who desire it. I realize that many of my clients...

Duration: 00:26:44


Ep. 083, Where Panic Attacks Come From and How to Stop Them

4/17/2017
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Where Panic Attacks Come From and How to Stop Them If you have ever had a panic attack you know how scary it can be. In this episode, John talks about where panic attacks come from and what you can do right now, to stop them. People often misidentify a panic attack for a heat attack. Although the two can have similar symptoms, they are much different. Note: If you believe you are having a heart attack don't ignore it and get help immediately. Common symptoms of a panic attack: Heart...

Duration: 00:29:02


Ep. 082, Don't Feed the Bully! How to Deal with External and Internal Bullies.

4/13/2017
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Don't Feed the Bully! How to Deal with External and Internal Bullies Can you think of a bully you have had in your life? Maybe you're experiencing a bully right now. In this episode: John tells a story of almost getting beat up in high school by the meanest, toughest bully in his school and what surprised him.What to do with the internal bully.How to stand up to your bullies.Why standing up to a bully can be the hardest and best thing you can do for yourself. Every time you give into...

Duration: 00:31:38


Special Announcement About the Show!

4/11/2017
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How You Can Support the Show! Visit http://www.patreon.com/johnpcordray to support the show. This was recorded for John's Patreon page. ABOUT ME I'm John Cordray, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Therapist and I own a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. I started podcasting and broadcasting video (Live & Edited) in 2015. I'm using Patreon to help find people who believe in the message that I am providing to help people around the world learn to cope...

Duration: 00:02:33


Ep. 081, Hollywood Actress, Erin Marie Hogan, Opens Up About Her Battle with Anxiety and Depression.

4/10/2017
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Hollywood Actress, Erin Marie Hogan, Opens Up About Her Battle with Anxiety and Depression Have you ever wondered how an actor could be in a film, yet struggle with a mental illness? Think Robin Williams, Erin Bell, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and many more. I think we sometimes assume that movie stars have it made and live a perfect life, but as you will hear from Erin, it's not always as glamorous as it may seem. Erin talks about when her anxiety and panic attacks began, what...

Duration: 00:30:44


Ep. 080, Is Anxiety Really a Thing

4/6/2017
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Is Anxiety Really a Thing? I have been asked this question many times and I wanted to address this topic today. This podcast has been also recorded on The Mental Health Today Show Facebook Live. In this episode John talks about: The difference between worry and anxietyThe importance of speaking upAnxiety in kidsTaking ownership of your anxiety To watch this episode on Facebook visit The Mental Health Today Show Facebook Page. Be sure to "Like" the page to be notified of updates and...

Duration: 00:29:08


Ep. 079, PTSD and Firefighters with Carl Waggett

4/3/2017
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PTSD and Firefighters with Carl Waggett Carl has been a full-time firefighter for 15 years and he is currently the acting captain of his firehouse. Carl talks about his denial that PTSD was real, to why it's so important to get the help you need. Carl recently had a dear friend end his life and now Carl wants to helps others to not feel the despair and hopeless that PTSD often inflicts. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very common, and does not only affect first responder and military...

Duration: 00:36:17


Ep. 078, How to Help an Anxious Person Without Being a Jerk

3/30/2017
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How to Help an Anxious Person Without Being a Jerk Most people want to help, and they mean well, but sometimes it comes out wrong. John provides helpful tips for someone who wants to help an anxious person and for the anxious person to speak up and say what would be helpful. If you are someone who is anxious a lot, you've probably have had someone in your life say things that made you feel dumb. Things like "Try to think more positive" or "Just do it and it will be fine" or better yet,...

Duration: 00:26:15


Ep. 077, You Only Have One Life To Live

11/21/2016
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You Only Have One Life To Live How would you act if you knew if you were going to die at the end of the week? Would knowing that you did not have much time make you have a sense of urgency to change your mindset about your life? There is so much hate and hurt in our world today that I think we often take our life for granted. We assume that we have plenty of time left on this earth - but we don't really know that. How about, instead of hating and hurting people, instead of tearing them...

Duration: 00:07:57


Ep. 076, How Self Awareness is Vital to Emotional Health

10/31/2016
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How Self Awareness is Vital to Emotional Health Understanding who you are and what makes you tick is pivotal for developing a healthy emotional life. John talks about how many people end up on one end of the spectrum of either self doubt or self inflation. Having self awareness means that you know and understand what your weaknesses are and working towards becoming a better person. Many people are either living in self doubt and shame and can only focus on their weakness. This allows...

Duration: 00:07:00


Ep. 075, Recovering From Grief and Loss

10/24/2016
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Recovering From Grief and Loss Going through a loss of a loved one, or even a beloved pet can be so difficult, and almost unbearable for some. In this episode, John talks about how everyone grieve's in their own way, but it's important to know when to move forward. Moving forward from a loss does not mean forgetting. It means you realize moving on means celebrating the life that was loss. You will always have a whole in your heart, but you can, and must, recover and live. Some people...

Duration: 00:08:52


Ep. 074, Meditation May Be Just What You Need

10/20/2016
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Meditation May Be Just What You Need Life is full of stress, deadlines and overwhelm and you may need to do something about your life before you have a mental breakdown. Meditation may seem weird or a bit mystical to you, but meditation has been practiced by most religions for centuries. Meditation does not have to be weird or mystical, but it will likely help you become more self-aware and confident than ever. You can practice meditation anywhere and at any time and it involves these...

Duration: 00:06:33


Ep. 073, Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

10/17/2016
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Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts Many people deal with suicidal thoughts every day. Sadly, suicide is the second leading cause of death among our young people. If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts you have options. There are many different reasons why someone would think about ending their own life, and many of the thoughts involve some form of distorted thinking that somehow everyone would be better off. But, that's far from the truth. If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts...

Duration: 00:08:59


Ep. 072, Emotional Abuse is a Silent Killer

10/13/2016
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Emotional Abuse is a Silent Killer Emotional abuse - is abuse (period)! Emotional abuse can be just as harmful as physical abuse, but emotional abuse is not that easy to identify. Emotional abuse is when someone constantly belittles another person for the purpose of building themselves up. Emotional abuse is never okay, and should never be dismissed. If you believe you are in an emotionally abusive relationship get help. Find a therapist to help you establish healthy boundaries and...

Duration: 00:06:41


Ep. 071, Living with a Narcissist

10/10/2016
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Living with a Narcissist Living with a narcissist or working for a narcissist can be very challenging. Many times you're made to feel inferior to them and you feel like a doormat. A few hallmarks of a narcissist is an elevated and exaggerated sense of self worth. A narcissist believes he or she is "special" and better than the average person. A lack of empathy and therefore a lack of affection is another trademark of a narcissist. A narcissist can't relate to other people's struggle...

Duration: 00:07:39


Ep. 070, Anxiety That Makes You Feel Nauseous

10/4/2016
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Anxiety That Makes You Feel Nauseous Has anxiety ever made you feel sick? You probably skip a meal when you feel nauseous don't you? In this episode of The Mental Health Today Show, John talks about how anxiety can make you feel sick and what to do about it. It's not good to skip meals, but when you feel nauseous you don't feel like eating a big meal. What do you do? John offers some practical tips to help you stay hydrated and healthy, even if you feel anxious and sick. Listen as John...

Duration: 00:07:54


Ep. 069, Your Emotional Intelligence is Greater Than Your IQ

10/3/2016
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Your Emotional Intelligence is Greater Than Your IQ We spend too much time talking about IQ within our educational system and not enough time talking about emotional intelligence. Most employers don't ask to see your GPA, but nearly all employers ask for references. Why? Your future employer wants to make sure you'll be a good fit and will do your job. References are for learning about how you get along with people as it is with how well you do your job. The next time you get down on...

Duration: 00:08:21


Ep. 068, Overcoming Unhealthy Family Patterns

9/30/2016
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Overcoming Unhealthy Family Patterns As anyone ever told you, You are just like your mom or You are just like your dad? Or, maybe you have thought those words yourself. John talks about ways you can overcome unhealthy family patterns that you may have learned as a child growing up. Some of you respond to this in one of two ways: Shame or Denial. Feelings of shame, regret, and resentment will destroy your self-confidence and effect your relationships. Feelings of denial can come...

Duration: 00:08:13


Ep. 067, Cynicism is Poison

9/28/2016
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Cynicism is Poison Cynicism is poison and it will destroy you and everyone around you. A critical attitude will tear down people who are the closest to you. A cynical person is a negative person. Someone who always complains about something. In this episode, John talks about the cure and how you can change from a negative person to a more relaxed, fun and positive person. Learn how to change the way you look at life and start enjoying life. --- You can watch this episode of The...

Duration: 00:08:34

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