Mental Illness Happy Hour

Synopsis

A weekly hour-long conversation between host Paul Gilmartin and a guest (often a fellow artist) about their mental and emotional struggles, large and small. Listeners describe it as " entertaining, comforting, honest, helpful and funny".

Episodes

  • 465 Being Non-Binary - Gaby Dixon

    465 Being Non-Binary - Gaby Dixon

    13/12/2019 Duration: 01h37min

    The 29 year-old Second City writer/performer @GobbieDixon shares about being gender-fluid, growing up believing there was nobody else going thru the feeling of not being in the right body, and their suicide attempt at 13. They share about their anxiety using public restrooms, dysphoria during sex and what their younger self could have benefitted from hearing. For more about Gaby: www.GabyDixon.com Centered Web Series Episodes: https://www.centeredwebseries.com/episodes Instagram: @gobbiedixon Twitter: @GobbieDixon 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. This episode is sponsored by  Lightstream Debt Consolidation. For more info go to www.Lightstream.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Roman ED meds.  For more info go to www.GetRoman.com/mental for a free online visit and free two day shipping.   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing

  • 464 - Surviving Domestic Violence - Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton

    464 - Surviving Domestic Violence - Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton

    06/12/2019 Duration: 01h36min

    The 2-time Olympic gold medalist and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee shares about surviving domestic abuse and becoming an advocate for other survivors. She also shares about being one of 20 children, being a preacher's kid and learning how to stop trying to "rescue" broken partners and take care of herself. For more about Ruthie go to www.MightyRuthieBolton.com Follow her @MightyRuthie 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. This episode is sponsored by the Calm sleep and relaxation app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Lightstream debt consolidation loans.  For a special interest rate go to www.Lightstream.com/mental This episode is sponsored by the Spoke Media podcast Family Ghosts.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Other Links Mentioned The article by Stephanie Shipp that Paul read comes courtesy of www.ThriveTraumaRecoveryCoachi

  • Episode 95: Maria Bamford

    Episode 95: Maria Bamford

    02/12/2019 Duration: 01h40min

    The groundbreaking comedian (Comedy Central Presents:, Comedians of Comedy, Sarah Silverman Program) and voiceover artist (Wordgirl, Adult Swim) talks about her lifelong battles with OCD, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, BiPolar II, and the recent hospitilization that probably saved her life.  Sounds pretty hilarious huh?

  • 463 Best Of - Paul F Tompkins

    463 Best Of - Paul F Tompkins

    29/11/2019 Duration: 01h26min

    The talented stand-up comedian, podcaster (The Neighborhood Listen) and writer/actor (HBO’s Mr. Show, Bojack Horseman, Room 104, Comedy Bang Bang) talks about the role therapy played in helping him turn his pain and rejection into being a happier person and a better artist.  He opens up about the shame of having parents who didn’t find him funny or necessarily interesting, and the beauty of being given a second chance by a peer who was ready to write him off for his past bitterness.  A bitterness fueled by unrequited, irrational love.   Holy shit, this sounds Shakespearean!  Originally aired in 2011. Check out Paul's website www.PaulFTompkins.com Follow him on social media @PaulFTompkins 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. This episode is sponsored by     Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.a

  • 462 - Body Image  Sexuality - Jessi Kneeland

    462 - Body Image & Sexuality - Jessi Kneeland

    22/11/2019 Duration: 01h29min

    Paul and Jessi talk about the mean voices in our heads - especially towards our bodies; how childhood sexual trauma affects sexuality, self-objectification, difficulty orgasming and being your body's friend. More About Jessi Website: https://jessikneeland.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/jessikneeland/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/jessikneeland/   The books she mentioned: The Body Keeps the Score Waking the Tiger Health at Every Size Intuitive Eating   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. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -----------------------------

  • 461 Living With Epilepsy - Alisa Kennedy Jones

    461 Living With Epilepsy - Alisa Kennedy Jones

    15/11/2019 Duration: 01h36min

    The writer and NPR contributor @IAmGothamGirl shares about developing epilepsy at 40 (as a single mom), bad doctors, shattering her face during a seizure, the myths around her condition and the hope she has found accepting her new reality. More About Alisa Book links or alisajones.com  https://livingwellwithepilepsy.com/ https://endepilepsy.org/ https://www.epilepsy.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. This episode is sponsored by the Calm sleep/relaxation app. For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Roman for a free online visit and free two-day shipping of ED meds go to www.GetRoman.com/mental This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For a free trial and 10% off the purchase of a domain or website go to www.SquareSpace.com/mental and use offer code MENTAL Other Links Mentioned www.paul-gilmartin.squarespace.com   WAYS TO HELP THE

  • 460 Fighting For LGBTQ Equality - Dr Perry Halkitis

    460 Fighting For LGBTQ Equality - Dr Perry Halkitis

    08/11/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    The public health psychologist opens up about the mental, emotional and political battles both personal and cultural that the LGBTQ community has fought especially since the 1969 Stonewall riots. More About Our Guest Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is a public health psychologist, researcher, educator, and advocate who is Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University.  You can learn more about him at www.PerryNHalkitis.com To learn more about the books he has authored go to https://perrynhalkitis.com/latest-book Follow him on Twitter at  @DrPNHalkitis 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.   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social m

  • 459 - Wildfire  Loss Trauma - Social Worker Nick H

    459 - Wildfire & Loss Trauma - Social Worker Nick H

    01/11/2019 Duration: 01h39min

    Nick talks about being a social worker clinician working with victims of the wildfires as well as combat veterans. Topics covered: types of PTSD, vulnerability, how to reach out for help and hyper-masculinity.  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. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com)

  • 458 - What A Body Remembers - Karen Stefano

    458 - What A Body Remembers - Karen Stefano

    25/10/2019 Duration: 01h25min

    Despite being attacked as a college student, the author of What A Body Remembers went on to become an attorney defending violent offenders. She talks about the various ways trauma ripples thru our later lives and finding her voice despite anxiety, hyper vigilance, PTSD & shame. More About Our Guest http://stefanokaren.com/ https://www.facebook.com/karen.stefano.5 https://twitter.com/kstefano1   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. This episode is sponsored by the Calm sleep app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental    Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod a

  • 457 - Joshua Peck

    457 - Joshua Peck

    18/10/2019 Duration: 01h41min

      The actor (Josh and Drake) and podcaster (Curious) opens up about being the anxious "fat kid", never knowing his father, being raised by a single mom, getting sober and learning how to cope with uncomfortable feelings. Check out Josh's podcast, Curious https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curious-with-josh-peck/id1378163166 https://open.spotify.com/show/3mL5MBinArRLgG0qy8rVCU 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. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a free online visit and free 2 day shipping go to www.GetRoman.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Ettitude Sheets. For 20% off your set of sheets and free shipping text MENTAL to 64-000 Other Links Mentioned  www.RAINN.org WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the wo

  • 456-B Introducing: The Next Big Idea

    456-B Introducing: The Next Big Idea

    15/10/2019 Duration: 08min

    Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TNBIHappy

  • 456 How To Disagree - Oren Jay Sofer

    456 How To Disagree - Oren Jay Sofer

    11/10/2019 Duration: 01h38min

    The communications trainer, meditation teacher and author talks about his history of stuffed anger and how he learned to use non-violent communication to better his life and relationships. They also discuss Somatic Experiencing for releasing trapped trauma from the body.  He is the author of the book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.   Oren’s website: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/ The book: https://amzn.to/35kPLxa Twitter: https://twitter.com/orenjaysofer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrenJaySofer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orenjaysofer/   To participate in his guided meditations text "guided" to 44222   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. This episode is sponsored by the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.  Other Links Mentioned  For more info on Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing go to www.TraumaHea

  • 455 Narcissists  Psychopaths - Dr Ramani Durvasula

    455 Narcissists & Psychopaths - Dr Ramani Durvasula

    04/10/2019 Duration: 01h34min

    The clinical psychologist and author shares her insights and the studies on narcissists (and recognizing one in your life) and psychopaths as well as contributing factors like childhood emotional neglect, social media and our culture at large. More About Our Guest  Audible: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-You-Know-Who-Entitlement/dp/B07YLC7P7P/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Print edition: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dont-you-know-who-i-am-ramani-s-durvasula-phd/1130711212?ean=9781682617526#/ Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-You-Know-Who-Entitlement-ebook/dp/B07VY9QTXG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Qixc77KhCo88E5muxUjmA Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @DoctorRamani   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. This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a premium membership go to www.Calm.com/mental  WAYS

  • 454 - James Ransone

    454 - James Ransone

    27/09/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    The actor @JamesRansone (IT: Chapter 2, The Wire, Generation Kill, Ken Park, Tangerine) opens up about his difficult upbringing, searching for a sense of self, and breaking the cycle of dysfunction as a sober dad. Follow James on Twitter @JamesRansone 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. This episode is sponsored by Jetson Probiotics.  For 30% off your first month go to www.WeAreJetson.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by Slate's new podcast How-To.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts or go to www.Slate.com/podcasts/How-To   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and In

  • 453 - Caitlin Doughty Returns - Death, Anxiety  Workaholism

    453 - Caitlin Doughty Returns - Death, Anxiety & Workaholism

    20/09/2019 Duration: 01h51min

    The mortician and bestselling author reads from her new book and opens up about her fascination and fear of death, her battles with anxiety and workaholism and the sense of purpose she gets from her work.  Her new book (which she reads from) is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. More About Our Guest www.CaitlinDoughty.com www.twitter.com/thegooddeath www.instagram.com/thegooddeath www.facebook.com/thegooddeath www.youtube.com/user/orderofthegooddeath Find where to buy her new book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs at www.CaitlinDoughty.com/books/will-my-cat-eat-my-eyeballs 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. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  Go to www.GetRoman.com/mental for a free visit and free online shipping of ED meds. This episode is sponsored by Jetson Probiotics.  For 30% off your first month go to www.WeAreJetson.com and use offer code MENTAL   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe

  • 452 - To Write Love On Her Arms - Jamie Tworksowski

    452 - To Write Love On Her Arms - Jamie Tworksowski

    13/09/2019 Duration: 01h16min

    Jamie aka @JamieTworkowski is the founder of "To Write Lover on her Arms," a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Paul and Jamie discuss the power of empathy, community, and sharing personal stories about mental health.    More About Jamie Instagram @JamieTworkowski Twitter @JamieTworkowski  To Write Love On Her Arms website www.TWLOHA.com https://youtu.be/xFu8IXDSy1s https://give.twloha.com/campaign/world-suicide-prevention-day-2019/c240708 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. This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain go to www.SquareSpace.com/mental and use offer code MENTAL Paul's Squarespace site is www.Paul-Gilmartin.SquareSpace.com This episode is sponsored by Jetson Probiotics.  For 30% off your first month go to www.WeAreJetson.com and

  • 451 - Reclaiming Desire After Sexual Assault - Julie Peters

    451 - Reclaiming Desire After Sexual Assault - Julie Peters

    06/09/2019 Duration: 01h53min

    Julie explains the steps to recovering desire, passion, and pleasure after her sexual assault.  Discuss how being catcalled and sexualized at age 11 informed her value in society, sexual harassment in the workplace, struggles with anorexia and a complex relationship with food, desire vs craving, being sexually assaulted by a trusted friend and how she learned to recovery through mindfulness, therapy, and yoga.  Paul and Julie discuss societal issues like the MeToo movement, toxic masculinity, incels, patriarchy stereotypes, and how the media portrays sexuality.  Her book is called "Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault" Julie's website is www.jcpeters.ca . You can find her book here: https://amzn.to/2UTKAO5 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.  This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode

  • 450 Zane Helberg - Getting Sober

    450 Zane Helberg - Getting Sober

    30/08/2019 Duration: 01h21min

    Zane Helberg performs stand-up comedy in an unlikely setting - rehab clinics. He and Paul discuss how getting sober lead to living an authentic life, personal development, and the importance of spiritual progress (not perfection). More About Our Guest  www.facebook.com/ZaneHelberg www.twitter.com/ZaneHelberg www.Instagram.com/ZaneHelberg www.youtube.com/user/ZaneHelberg 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.  This episode is sponsored by Baze vitamin and supplement subscription service.  For 20% off go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the RISK! podcast.  Find it wherever you get podcasts or go to www.Risk-show.com   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It co

  • 449 - Covert Incest - Tony M

    449 - Covert Incest - Tony M

    23/08/2019 Duration: 01h38min

    Sexual abuse and incest can often fly below the radar because there isn't overt touching but as Tony M shares, his being raised in a sexually charged home has impacted his ability to trust and be intimate. 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.  This episode is sponsored by Baze personalized vitamins.  For 20% your first purchase go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental  Other Resources Mentioned The book Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adams  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instag

  • 448 - Navigating Getting Better - Patient Advocate Adrienne Nolan-Smith

    448 - Navigating Getting Better - Patient Advocate Adrienne Nolan-Smith

    16/08/2019 Duration: 01h36min

    The patient advocate who was diagnosed with Lyme disease at 11 offers advice for navigating the complex world of healthcare and mental health.  She discusses experimental/non-approved treatments (hyperbaric oxygen therapy and bovine colostrum therapy), integrative medicine, the complicated world of pharmaceuticals vs eastern remedies, the struggle to get to the "root cause" of health issues, and how to find a doctor that will be your best advocate.  She also discusses losing her mother to mental illness. More About Adrienne https://getwellbe.com/subscribe www.instagram.com/getwellbe www.facebook.com/getwellbe https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wellbe-podcast/id1403955889?mt=2   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.  This episode is sponsored by the Untitled Dad Project podcast.  New episodes drop every week.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a fr

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