Mentally Together

Mentally Together

I’m Cassidy Quinn, and this is Mentally Together - because, whether you can see it on the surface or not, we're all trying to keep ourselves mentally together! And whatever our brains are experiencing, we're not alone - we're together! On each episode, I'll chat with someone who is willing to be open and honest about their own mental health and the lessons we can all learn to feel better. They’ll share their good days, bad days, and everything in between. Mentally Together is produced by Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.

Episodes

July 14, 2022 31 min

On July 16th, there's officially a new number to call (or TEXT!!) when you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis. 988 - it’s like 911, but for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or substance abuse or any other type of mental health crisis. When you call 988, you’ll reach a real human, who is trained to provide support and connect you with the help you need.

Dr. Margie Balfour is a psychiatrist and the Chief of...

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Happy LGBTQIA+ pride month! The month where we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and living openly and authentically.

It’s also a month to honor and celebrate the progress we’ve made in LGBTQIA+ rights… which ummm… sometimes it doesn’t feel like as much progress as it should??! If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, there have been more attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community - different states have been pa...

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If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 2:55 in this episode.

If you’ve never meditated before, don’t worry, this  isn’t about getting rid of all your thoughts or feeling at total peace with everything, and you don’t even have to sit still.

The meditation I’m going to lead you through today can actually be done walking around outside if you want. Because meditating in nature can be really wonderful!

I...

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Do you ever feel scared about climate change? Anxious about global warming? Are you grieving the world as you know it? You are definitely not the only one feeling that way. Which is why there's now a term for this feeling: eco-anxiety.

In his therapist practice, Dr. Thomas Doherty helps people with exactly that. He is a psychologist who specializes in applying an environmental perspective to mental health and well-being.

And he&#...

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If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 4:30 in this episode.

If you’ve ever thought, “I can’t meditate, because my brain always keeps thinking!” Mental noting, or thought labeling, might be a helpful type of meditation for you, because it lets your brain think, but then let go of the thought and come back to the present moment, instead of just going all the way down the thought path.

For me, the mor...

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When you're stuck in your sad/anxious/grieving bubble, how do you get out of it? Lately for me, it's helped to talk to, listen to, or read something from someone who really gets what I'm going through. And listening to today's episode did that for me - because Tyler Feder gets it ALL - losing your mom, being anxious, battling ADHD, and more. 

Tyler is an artist whose work explores big feelings, feminism, and pop cult...

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Do you love trying different things for your mental health and figuring out which ones work? And then sticking with them, but also letting yourself switch it up when the routine isn't serving you anymore (and NOT beating yourself up about it if you miss a day/week/whatever!)? This week's guest is all about that.

X. Ari is an alt-pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate, who’s life motto is all about turning “Pain Into ...

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If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 7 minutes into this episode.

This is the 5th edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.

Today I will lead you through a 15-minute loving kindness meditation, where we will be sending out loving kindness to all...

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Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque are two friends who bonded over their mental health struggles. Now, they’re using those struggles as inspiration for a short film challenging misconceptions about bipolar disorder and breaking down the stigmas around it. It’s called Up and Down. Lisa is the writer, director, and producer, and Alizée  is the lead actor and associate producer.

This is part 2 of our conversation - in this episode, we talk a...

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Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque are two friends who bonded over their mental health struggles. Now, they’re using those struggles as inspiration for a short film challenging misconceptions about bipolar disorder and breaking down the stigmas around it. It’s called Up and Down. Lisa is the writer, director, and producer, and Alizée  is the lead actor and associate producer. Lisa was diagnosed with bipolar disorder herself in 2018, and ...

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Why do I still keep talking about my grief on the pod? Because it's still something I'm dealing with and figuring out every day, and I know I'm not alone in that. So here's what happened when I went across the world to China to cover the Olympics, and hit the 6-month mark since Mom died while I was there. If you've ever felt sad... maybe you can relate.

You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @men...

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When it comes to our mental health, there are SO many things we can try to get ourselves feeling better. Do the same things work for everyone? Is something that helps one person guaranteed to help you too? Is anything ever guaranteed to help? No... But that doesn't mean we can't try. So we looked back at every episode from 2021, and pulled out one super useful nugget from each smart guest. It's basically the SparkNotes ...

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January 17, 2022 50 min

It's a new year - but no, you do not have to be a new you. However, if you're listening to this podcast, there's a good chance you want your brain to feel a little better this year. So we looked back at every episode from 2021, and pulled out one super useful nugget from each smart guest. It's basically the SparkNotes version of mental health tips...!

You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallyt...

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Have you ever been to  support group? I hadn't, until a couple of months ago - I was going down a grief rabbit hole on the internet, just looking for advice and other people to relate to and who knows what… but I came across a local bereavement support group for people who have experienced the same type of loss that I have with my mom. So I decided, what the heck, let’s try this… I've only been to two so far (it's month...

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We're all constantly working on ourselves and our brains, right? That is definitly true for Malick Mercier. On his social media, you'll see him talk about mental health, aviation - one of his goals is to become a pilot one day - and all the other things he’s manifesting for himself in his life. He calls himself "Gen Z’s journalist," and he's constantly putting himself out there and is using his voice for good! 

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November 24, 2021 16 min

Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate! But whether you're celebrating or not, I think we can all use a little extra gratitude.

This is the 4th edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.

Today I will lead you through a 10-minute gratitude meditation, where we will be checki...

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Hi friends! Apparently you all want to keep talking about sad things... because I asked you if you'd rather have an interview episode this week or another episode about my grief... and you picked GRIEF! If you're feeling sad or you've ever felt sad or you know anyone who's sad... maybe you can relate. In this episode, I talk about the various stages of grief I'm experiencing after the loss of my mom, what's ...

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Michelle Hammer is an activist, who makes videos and other content about her experience living with schizophrenia. Because, turns out, most of us don’t really know much about what schizophrenia actually is. She spends her time passionately fighting stigma, and even created a clothing brand to do just that - it’s called Schizophrenic.NYC, and its designs are intended to start conversations about mental health. They feature slogans l...

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November 2, 2021 12 min

This is the second edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.

Today I will lead you through a 10-minute breathing meditation, where we will be checking in with our breath - not trying to change it, just noticing how it feels in this moment. For me, tuning into my breath has become ...

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Logan Lynn is a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, TV personality, activist, and a huge advocate for mental health.  He's currently getting ready to release his 10th studio album, New Money, which comes out on January 21st, 2022!

I loved talking to Logan about trauma-informed therapy, making the internet a better, safer place, and living life as an open book.

This episode DOES discuss some  serious topics, including addiction and s...

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