Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

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May 14, 2021 107 min
Comic artist and mental health advocate Dani Donovan @DaniDonovan joins Paul to unpack all things ADHD--including some surprising and lesser-known symptoms. Check out Dani's ADHD themed comics on her website adhddd.com For more about Dani Website: adhddd.com Patreon: patreon.com/danidonovan Social: Twitter: twitter.com/danidonovan TikTok: tiktok.com/@danidonovan Instagram: instagram.com/danidonovan Facebook: fac...
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Clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist and host of the Sexology Podcast (@SexologyPodcast ), Dr. Nazanin Moali, joins Paul to discuss the psychology of sexual desires and addictions. More about Dr. Moali website: https://sexologypodcast.com/ Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast/ AASECT Certified Sex Therapist www.oasis2care.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp ...
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April 30, 2021 80 min
Television Producer Glenn Mehan @GlenMee shares intimate portraits of his life including the difficult relationships with his parents and what it was like to be gay and in love in the 80s amid the AIDS epidemic.? For more on Glenn www.Instagram.com/glenmee https://www.facebook.com/glenn.meehan.3 glenncmeehan@gmail.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by?BetterHelp?online counseling. ?To get a?free week?...
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Novelist Rebecca Rogers Maher joins Paul as they unpack the trauma surrounding childhood sexual abuse. They talk about the ways it can show up as an adult, the effects of secondary trauma, and the progress they’ve made in therapy & support groups. Check out Rebecca’s books https://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Rogers-Maher/e/B003YUQULG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp...
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April 16, 2021 89 min
Mohogany opens up about her struggles with depression, self-harm, and addiction and how she navigated these issues as a young Black woman in a mostly-white community. She also shares moments from her life where she’s had to deal with painful racism. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redir...
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Filmmaker and writer Ethan Warren (West of Her, Bright Wall/Dark Room) shares his intense experience with having a psychotic episode and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more about Ethan go to his website http://ethanrawarren.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to...
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April 2, 2021 93 min
Dr. Janja Lalich, former cult member turned cult researcher and expert, joins Paul to discuss the characteristics of cult leaders, psychopathy, narcissism, the Nxivm cult in particular, and how cult behavior mirrors that of abusive relationships. For more about Dr Lalich go to www.cultresearch.org Image courtesy of Starz’s documentary series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Be...
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March 26, 2021 83 min
Best-selling author Matt Haig (@MattHaig1) discusses how he works through his depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Matt has written several books including Reasons to Stay Alive and his newest book The Midnight Library. Follow Matt @MattHaig1 Check out his website at www.MattHaig.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.Bette...
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March 19, 2021 149 min
Comedians Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin (@HotMessComedyHour) sit down with Paul and talk about everything from dealing with divorce and tough breakups to being turned on by your trauma (it’s totally normal!). Be sure to check out their podcast The Hot Mess Comedy Hour. Check out their podcast at www.HotMessComedyHour.com and follow them on social media @HotMessComedyHour Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by...
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March 12, 2021 90 min
Writer Chanel Miller @Chanel_Miller joins Paul to discuss her memoir Know My Name. Chanel opens up about the sexual assault at Stanford that gained national attention. She shares how the experience transformed her and how community support helped her through it. Follow Chanel on Instagram @Chanel_Miller Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHe...
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March 5, 2021 85 min
Paul’s guest this week, Julie K, opens up about her shopping addiction and unhealthy ways that she’s coped with her parents’ emotional neglect. She also shares how hilarious, healthy fantasy and friendships have offered catharsis and helped her grow. Follow Julie on Twitter @JuliePrunes and @TheBagPainter or on FB at www.Facebook.com/JuliePrunesArt   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online c...
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February 26, 2021 88 min
Healthy masculinity advocate Ted Bunch sits down with Paul to discuss manhood, misogyny, racism, & raising LGBTQ kids. Ted is the creator of the program A Call to Men and the co-author of The Book of Dares: 100 ways for boys to be kind, bold, and brave. More about Ted www.acalltomen.org www.acalltomen.org/book-of-dares Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go t...
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Paul's long-time friend shares her story of emigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan and overcoming the abuse from her childhood. She digs into her issues with love addiction and shares the things that have helped her be able to find emotional intimacy and to trust men again. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For th...
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Dr. David Rosmarin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard joins Paul to discuss the epidemic of people denying reality and how sometimes denial can be useful for us mentally. For more about Dr. Rosmarin go to https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/david-h-rosmarin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those und...
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Primary Care Physician and author Dr. Rachel Taylor reflects on experiencing sexual abuse, being misdiagnosed, being an overachiever, marrying very young, and growing up in the Mormon church. She is the author of Medication Detox: How to Live Your Best Health. More about Dr Taylor Book: Medication Detox:How to Live Your Best Health  website: https://racheltaylormd.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Bette...
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January 29, 2021 113 min
Comedian and actor Duncan Trussell @DuncanTrussell shares his experiences with managing his depression and unpacks his spirituality-- including the significant power that Buddhist philosophy has had in his life. More About Our Guest  www.DuncanTrussell.com www.twitter.com/duncantrussell www.instagram.com/duncantrussell Check out his Netflix series The Midnight Gospel   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by ...
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January 22, 2021 94 min
Dr. Lesley Tate Gould talks about Somatic Experiencing as a type of trauma therapy. She shares her insights into this therapy model and the talks about the transformations that can come from learning how to pay attention to what your body is telling you. For more info about her: lidowellnesscenter.com  Admissions Line: 949-633-2821 Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free ...
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January 15, 2021 95 min
Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. More About Our Guest  Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new pod...
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January 8, 2021 79 min
Musician and comedian Tim Minchin, @TimMinchin, talks with Paul about his new, debut studio album "Apart Together". They also dive into the journey that brought Tim to where he is today and discuss what it's like to live in the melancholy. More About Our Guest  Follow Tim @TimMinchin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/...
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January 1, 2021 80 min
The former East L.A. gang member has been dodging bullets for years – sometimes literally sometimes figuratively. Though he walked away from his criminal ways years ago, he opens up about the mindset that made that life seem like a good choice, the high that comes from being shot at, dealing with tragedy, finding God and what it felt like to be a Chicano in 1970’s Los Angeles. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by Be...
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