July 1, 2019
Solitary confinement is a common practice within the U.S. prison system, primarily in the private prison sector. But why? Does it really rehabilitate prisoners as well as we're led on to believe? Or is it damaging to their mental health in ways that we cannot even imagine?
To learn more about how you can fight against the inhumane practice of solitary confinement, please check out the resources available on the ACLU's website: https://www.aclu.org/issues/prisoners-rights/solitary-confinement
June 24, 2019
To date, our full-length episode on antidepressants is "Speak Your Mind" the podcast's most popular one - with hundreds of downloads worldwide! So, I figured it was time to revisit the topic. Join me as I explore if there is any solid evidence to support the claim that antidepressants cause violent behavior.
June 17, 2019
Today we're exploring the phenomenon/emotion commonly referred to as nostalgia - a sentimental yearning or adoration for the past. Did you know that nostalgia used to be considered a mental health disorder? So, is nostalgic yearning bad for our mental health? Before you throw out your Tamagotchi and those late '90s boy band albums for good, take a listen to this episode and find out!
June 10, 2019
We've all heard the saying that the 'pen is mightier than the sword,' so why not practice what we preach? Journaling has been proven to be incredibly beneficial for our mental health and we'll discuss some of those reasons in today's episode. I hope it inspires you to get writing!
As mentioned in this segment, you can find some awesome journaling prompts to help you get started writing on the Tiny Buddha website here: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/5-writing-prompts-to-help-you-let-go-of-anxiety-and-find-peace/
June 3, 2019
CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation/thinking and may not be suitable for listeners under the age of 18 or anyone that may feel mentally/emotionally triggered by this topic of conversation.
It takes a village, but together we can prevent suicide.
You can find the crisis plan link that I discuss in this segment by navigating to the following link: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Being-Prepared-for-a-Crisis
May 27, 2019
Today's episode of Mental Health Monday will cover how to discuss a loved one's mental health with them from the standpoint of someone that does not have a diagnosed mental health disorder themselves. #opentheconversation
May 14, 2019
Join me as I speak with listener Steph about navigating the debilitating effects of performance anxiety while trying to seek out a career as a musician.
March 31, 2019
After a bit of a hiatus, we're back with a new episode all about how a toxic workplace environment can adversely affect us and our wellbeing. Listener Rachael and I sit down and shoot the breeze about our own toxic work place experiences. We also have a great conversation with author AJ Mullican about her book series all about a dystopian future where people are judged by their abilities and financial wealth. Come join us!
February 28, 2019
It's here! The highly anticipated LGBTQ community and mental health episode with co-guest hosts, Sam and Katie Hebert. Sam is an old friend of mine from high school who came out as a lesbian at the age of 22 with aplomb. Her wife, Katie, had an entirely different coming out experience. Together we discuss the various mental health struggles (i.e. stigma, minority stress, family acceptance, religion) that are specific to the LGBTQ community.
February 13, 2019
Our first bonus episode is here! Did you know that setting goals that are too unfocused can actually harm your mental health? Check out our short little podcast episode about how to set smarter, more focused goals that will give you that dopamine boost that you crave. #guacagoals