Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

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May 20, 2022 77 min

Jessie Finkelstein, a therapist specializing in Emotional Regulation Disorder (BPD) and DBT therapy, shares his expertise. He is the creator of the online portal TheraHive and The Game of Real Life, both of which help anyone build DBT skills.  #BPD #DBT

 

Live MIHH recording in Minneapolis Fri May 20th 8pm at Sisyphus Brewery. For tix or more info go here. https://dojour.us/e/15598


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Ali Weiss (aka @AliWeissWorld) has made a career out of talking about difficult things. In this episode, she reveals her stories of addiction, abortion, and healing from childhood traumas. Be sure to check out her podcast Tales of Taboo for more.

 

Live MIHH recording in Minneapolis Fri May 20th 8pm at Sisyphus Brewery. For tix or more info go here. https://dojour.us/e/15598


More about Ali Weiss:

Website www.AliWeissWorld.com

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May 6, 2022 97 min

Actor and stand-up comedian Adam Ferrara (@AdamFerrara) shares his struggles with panic, anxiety, and unlearning the patterns of his childhood–along with his appreciation for life lessons from his father. Be sure to check out The Adam Ferrara podcast for more.  


Live Recording in Minneapolis Fri May 20th 8pm at Sisyphus Brewery. For tix or more info go here. https://dojour.us/e/15598


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Adam's Latest Standup Spe...

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April 29, 2022 93 min

Paul’s support group friend, Jen W, opens up about living with schizoaffective disorder and her journey to becoming a nurse. She also delves into her experience as the daughter of a Thai immigrant and her adventures while working in Thailand. 


Live Recording in Minneapolis - Fri May 20th 8pm at Sisyphus Brewery. For tix or more info go here. https://dojour.us/e/15598


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April 22, 2022 100 min

Dr. Kenneth Adams is a therapist and author of Silently Seduced—which you may recognize as a book that changed Paul’s life. He offers insights on how to spot covert incest and enmeshment and offers advice on how to heal from these unhealthy dynamics.

More About Dr. Adams

www.overcomingenmeshment.com

Check out his book about covert incest, Silently Seduced


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Paul’s friend Mike Schmidt @the40YearOldBoy reflects on his mother’s complex life after her recent passing. She was a survivor and a protector–and also someone full of pain that she never overcame. Listen to more stories from Mike on his podcast, The 40 Year Old Boy.


More About Mike:

40 Year-Old Boy Podcast https://art19.com/shows/40yob

Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/the40yearoldboy/home

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/40YOBMike

Twi...

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April 8, 2022 84 min

Paul's hockey buddy, Limey, shares how important hockey and his team has been for him as someone who has struggled with depression–an illness that he didn’t realize, for a long time, he actually had. 


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Paul’s guest Hannah opens up about her love addiction, promiscuity, and how she became a swinger. She also reveals the emotional turmoil of someone from her childhood coming back and shaking up her life. 


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March 25, 2022 77 min

Author Maggie Rowe, @ThisMaggieRowe, shares her story of growing up an Evangelical with Pure OCD and an obsessive fear of going to hell. She and Paul also engage in the podcast’s first “Envy Off”. Be sure to check Maggie’s new book, Easy Street.


Buy Maggie's Book Easy Street here

Find out more about Maggie at www.MaggieRoweAuthor.com

Follow her on Twitter @ThisMaggieRowe


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March 18, 2022 96 min

Gabe Howard is an author, podcaster, and mental health advocate who speaks honestly about living with bipolar disorder. He talks to Paul about his life before diagnosis and how he manages his mental health today now that he understands his condition.


More About Gabe: 

Twitter: @gabehoward29 @psychcentral @healthline  


Instagram: @gabehoward29 @psychcentralofficial @healthline 


Facebook:  Gabe Howard   *  Psych C...

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Joe M sits down with Paul and opens about his experiences with sexual anorexia and his emotionally chaotic childhood. He also speaks candidly about his experience with sexual surrogacy as part of his healing process. 

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March 4, 2022 106 min

Ali Vingiano (@AliVingiano) is a writer and producer for The Morning Show as well as a variety of wildly-popular short films. She opens up to Paul about her own struggles with anxiety, insomnia, and assault. Be sure to check out her new film, The End of Us. 

The End of Us: https://www.amazon.com/End-Us-Ben-Coleman/dp/B09M7M64Q2

https://twitter.com/alivingiano

https://www.instagram.com/therealalivingiano/?hl=en

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February 25, 2022 92 min

Amy Ziering is the Emmy award-winning investigative filmmaker behind the groundbreaking documentaries Allen v Farrow, The Invisible War, and more. She talks with Paul about how her films came about--and how all-consuming her work can sometimes be.

For More about Amy go to www.AmyZiering.com

Check out her most recent investigative piece https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/02/jerry-lewis-sexual-assault-harassment-investigation


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February 18, 2022 88 min

Author and creator of the FOMO concept Patrick McGinnis (@PJMcGinnis) joins Paul to talk about his journey from the chaos on Wall Street to a more authentic life. They dive into the psychology of FOMO and how to overcome it. Check out his new podcast FOMO Sapiens. 

More about Patrick:

www.PatrickMcGinnis.com

twitter.com/pjmcginnis


The books Patrick mentioned are:

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Flourish by Martin Seligman.

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February 11, 2022 100 min

Michael Unbroken is a life coach for trauma survivors. This week, he sits down with Paul and opens up about his own traumatic childhood and how he works to overcome his pain through therapy and self-reflection. Check out his podcast Think Unbroken.

More about Michael

www.Instagram.com/MichaelUnbroken

www.Facebook.com/MichaelUnbroken

www.ThinkUnbrokenPodcast.com


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Long-time studio exec Zoe Friedman shares what it was like to work at Comedy Central & The David Letterman Show. She opens up about her complicated relationship with her parents and what she’s proudest of: The nonprofit she started, Comedy Gives Back.

More About Zoe

Check out her documentary about the Improv on Amazon

More Info about Comedy Gives Back

www.comedygivesback.com 

IG: www.instagram.com/comedygivesback/

Twitter: https://tw...

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Paul’s support group buddy, Marie, shares her struggles with food addiction, sex addiction, and how she works through her anger. 

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January 21, 2022 95 min

Author, artist, and entrepreneur Connor Franta @ConnorFranta sits down with Paul and talks about growing up in a small town, becoming internet famous, and coming out to his mother--along with the rest of the world. Be sure to check out his newest book House Fires


More about Connor

www.ConnorFranta.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ConnorFranta/featured

@ConnorFranta


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Paul's friend from his support group, Alycia Schlesinger, shares her experience with an anomalous psychosis and how she's made sense of her trauma by helping to heal others. 

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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at www.teencoun...

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January 7, 2022 79 min

Artist, teacher, and Ultimate Frisbee Champion Michael Namkung @MichaelNamkung reflects on what it means to love, to find your own voice, and to work through the pain of your past with art. Be sure to Check out his meditation podcast Raking Light.


More About Michael: www.MichaelNamkung.com

Check out his podcast Raking Light

Follow him @MichaelNamkung

www.Facebook.com/MichaelNamkungPage



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