Author:Paul Gilmartin

Andy Kindler – OCD, ADD & Twitter Fights

Paul’s longtime friend, standup (Letterman) and actor (Everybody Loves Raymond) shares about his struggles with OCD, ADD and feeling the need to control people’s opinions about his behavior even after lashing out at someone. He talks about his childhood and the negative self-beliefs and self-hatred that he’s now understanding have been driving his behaviors and fears.

 

For more on Andy go to www.AndyKindler.com  www.Facebook.com/AndyKindler or www.Twitter.com/AndyKindler

 

This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18

This ep is sponsored by RXBar protein bars.  For 25% off your first purchase go to www.RXBar.com/mental and use offer code MENTAL

This ep is sponsored by Glynn Washington’s new podcast about cults entitled Heaven’s Gate.  It can be found in Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

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Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

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Follow Paul on Twitter and Instagram @mentalpod

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Caitlin Doughty: Death, OCD & Being a Mortician

The mortician, TED Talk speaker and author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, talks about her childhood OCD and fascination with death as a result of witnessing a tragedy, how she’d like to see the American funeral industry change and how death is viewed/embraced around the world via a read excerpt from her new book From Here To Eternity: Traveling the World To Find The Good Death.

 

Follow Caitlin on Instagram @TheGoodDeath

Follow Caitlin on Twitter @TheGoodDeath

Check out her website www.CaitlinDoughty.com

Buy her new book From Here to Etnernity: Traveling the World To Find The Good Death

 

This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18

This ep is sponsored by Hello Fresh meal kit delivery service.  For $30 off your first week of deliveries go to www.HelloFresh.com and use offer code MENTAL30

This ep is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.  To post jobs for free go to www.ZipRecruiter.com/mental

If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night at Sisyphus Brewery (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  Click here for tix or info.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

Follow Paul on Twitter @mentalpod

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Fears, Loves, Filth & Mortality w/Greg Behrendt

The comedian, co-author of He’s Just Not That Into You and longtime friend of Paul drops by to lighten his day up. They laugh at their fears, loves and thoughts about mortality and getting older.

 

Check out Greg’s PODCAN podcast network

Here is the episode with Paul that he talked about

Follow him on Twitter @GregoryBehrendt

Check out his website http://www.gregorybehrendt.com/

Visit his Facebook Page

 

This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18

To buy tickets to LAPodfest Oct 6-8 (we’re taping Oct 8th 4pm) at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA go to www.LAPodfest.com

If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night at Sisyphus Brewery (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  Click here for tix or info.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

 

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Intrusive Thoughts aka “Pure OCD” – Kimberley Quinlan LMFT

Specializing in treating clients whose self-judgement of their thoughts results in obsession and compulsions, Kimberley sits down with Paul and talks about the different forms OCD can take and how to treat it or support someone you love without enabling their compulsions.  She and Paul also play a game she plays with clients called “One Up” where they try to outdo each other in sharing “disgusting” things that pop into their brains to show we all have thoughts pop into our heads that make us uncomfortable and laughing about it instead of judging it is the healthy response.  Be forewarned, some of the stuff they share might be considered offensive or too intense for some listeners.

 

Links and resources mentioned by Kimberley.

KQ links:
Other links:

This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18

This ep is sponsored by HelloFresh meal delivery.  To get $30 off your first week go to www.HelloFresh.com and use offer code MENTAL30

This ep is sponsored by Audible.  For a 30 day trial and free audiobook go to www.Audible.com/mental

To buy tickets to LAPodfest Oct 6-8 (we’re taping Oct 8th 4pm) at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA or to live stream it go to www.LAPodfest.com

If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night at Sisyphus Brewery (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  Click here for tix or info.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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Emotionally Coercive Sex – Perfectionism – Dissociating – Parents W/O Boundaries

Paul’s support group friend Meredith opens up about being raised by parents who lacked a sense of privacy or sexual boundaries; being sexualized by her father, mother (who has a long history of “accidentally” showing her vagina) and step-mother in covert but damaging ways, being comfortable giving help but not taking it or asking for it; being a perfectionist, self-harm, being attracted to emotionally unavailable men ( #loveaddiction ) and being on both ends of manipulative/coercive sexual experiences.  She also talks about the ways that therapy, support groups and mindfulness have helped her with these issues.

 

This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18

This ep is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.  To post jobs for free go to www.ZipRecruiter.com/mental

To buy tickets to LAPodfest Oct 6-8 (we’re taping Oct 8th 4pm) at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA or to live stream it go to www.LAPodfest.com

If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night at Sisyphus Brewery (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  Click here for tix or info.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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Manhattan Party Girl – Fielding Edlow

Raised in financial privilege but emotional poverty, the actor/writer/standup reflects on her “don’t give a fuck” eating disorder, drug and alcohol years trying to stuff the real feelings of abandonment, not being good enough, anxiety, anger and feeling invisible especially in comparison to her golden-child brother. She gets honest about the “self-centered demon inside me” that drove her actions until sobering up almost 20 years ago and learning to deal with her insecurities, fears and anger by connecting to trusted people in support groups and trying to be of service.

Check out her great web series www.BitterHomesandGardens.com

and her website www.FieldingEdlow.com

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To try a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental and fill out a questionnaire.  Must be 18

This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.  To post job ads for FREE go to www.ZipRecruiter.com/mental

To take the survey Paul mentioned on the podcast (to help out a graduate student doing a thesis on how this podcast helps people) click here.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

Catch the podcast live at LAPodfest Oct 6-8.  To learn more go to www.LAPodfest.com

For tix or info for the live podcast appearance Oct 14 in Minneapolis at Sisyphus Brewery click here

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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Paul Rust – Anxiety, OCD & Embarrassment

The actor/writer/comedian known for the Netflix show Love, the movie Inglourious Basterds and IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! opens up about his battles with anxiety, OCD, taking on other people’s emotions, people pleasing, wanting attention, shame, fear of letting people down and the role vulnerability and therapy have played in him finding emotional stability and peace.

 

Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulRust

Follow Paul on Instagram @PaulRust

 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To try a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental and fill out a questionnaire.  Must be 18

This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh.  To get $30 off your first week of meals go to www.HelloFresh.com and use offer code MENTAL30

To take the survey Paul mentioned on the podcast (to help out a graduate student doing a thesis on how this podcast helps people) click here.

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

Catch the podcast live at LAPodfest Oct 6-8.  To learn more go to www.LAPodfest.com

If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  More details to follow.

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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Plane Crash Survivor – Author Carol E. Miller

The author (Every Moment of a Fall: Recovery Thru EMDR Therapy) opens up in front of a live audience in Oakland about the years she abused herself through bad relationships, booze and sex before therapy and EMDR helped her confront her true feelings about her predatory father, passive mother, abusive step-father and the plane crash she survived as a 16 year-old.

Visit Carol’s website www.Carol-E-Miller.com

Buy her book Every Moment of a Fall: Recovery Thru EMDR Therapy

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To try a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental and fill out a questionnaire.  Must be 18

This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker Glasses.  To try some on free at home go to www.WarbyParker.com/mental

This episode is sponsored by the men’s personal clothes styling service Bombfell  To get $25 off your first purchase go to www.Bombfell.com/mental

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

Catch the podcast live at LAPodfest Oct 6-8.  To learn more go to www.LAPodfest.com

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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Food, Porn, Shame, Vulnerability & Losing a Sibling – Matt Shepherd

Paul’s support group friend shares about recovery and battles with binge-eating, shame, compulsive exercise, not knowing what he looks like, porn addiction, love addiction, fear of leaving relationships, feeling like he “is enough”, growing up in a family where one sibling takes up all the parents’ attention and energy, surviving the suicide of his brother and the huge impact learning to be vulnerable has had on his healing and life in general.

Find out more about Matt at:

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To try a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental and fill out a questionnaire.  Must be 18

To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to www.Patreon.com/mentalpod

Catch the podcast live at LAPodfest Oct 6-8.  To learn more go to www.LAPodfest.com

To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to www.mentalpod.com/donate

Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast’s Amazon link (it doesn’t make your product any more expensive – even bookmark it!)

To help fund Paul’s next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to https://www.gofundme.com/pauls-trip-to-ireland

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