May 14, 2021
Shayne Dyment returns (episodes 60, 72, 73) on his 2-years-out-of-prison anniversary! Shayne spent 22 years (a life sentence) in prison for murder, he's finding his meaning and NEW ways to express himself emotionally and artistically!
CW: brief talk of violence, murder, childhood sexual abuse.
Nov 4, 2020
Hilary Jacobs Hendel (author of "It's Not Always Depression"; psychotherapist) explains AEDP, how emotions & trauma function, and how shame, depression and anxiety act as adaptive states.
We also discuss emotionphobic culture; laughter as a defence; feeling overwhelmed & dissociated; banishing parts of the self; repressing...
Sep 29, 2020
James Sebastiano Jr. talks anxiety, depression, and his pursuit to understand his mental health, all of which are topics of his recent film, Chasing The Present (available Sept 29, 2020).
We also discuss: panic attacks; numbing feelings with drugs/alcohol; learning to suppress feelings at a young age; masculinity;...
Jul 30, 2020
Nicole explains the feeling of wearing an emotional sunburn for 3 weeks of every month--like being in a tunnel: impossible to see the future, seemingly lost and stuck in struggle. This is her experience with PMDD and she wants people out there to know they're not alone.
We also discuss deleting everyone from social...
Jun 29, 2020
My guest from episode 37 returns to explain her last two psychotic episodes and her visits to (and stays in) psychiatric emergency ("the psych ward"), where she received 8 treatments of ECT.
We also discuss grief, compulsions & intrusive thoughts (OCD), wanting to be 'off meds', connection with others, and SO much...