Jul 30, 2020
My guest 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...
Apr 1, 2020
My guest grew up as a happy child but when she turned 8, her "happiness faded". She felt perpetually scared of angering her father and her mother was dealing with depression. Eventually my guest turned to self-harm as a way of coping: digging her finger nails into her skin, she felt a sense of relief.
Dec 3, 2019
Tessa (@citywitch) talks about the COMPLEX relationship with their mother, their B.P.D. + Bipolar diagnoses, learning what their needs are, fantasy as escape, somatic therapy, and reparenting their inner child!
Jul 22, 2019
An Anonymous guest talks about growing up in psych-hospitals and foster homes, coming from an abusive and violent home, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
We also talk about:
suicide attempts (TW),
being allergic to the sun,
psychiatric diagnoses (and how useful/restrictive they are),