The 39 year-old mother of two opens up about her unhealed PTSD from the domestic violence and stalking she experienced at the hands of a psychopathic boyfriend 22 years ago.
Paul’s friend, former Dinner and a Movie co-host (and former podcast guest) Lisa Arch asks Paul about his life, his struggles, the podcast and questions posed by listeners, who have been requesting an episode where all of Paul’s bullshit can reside in one place. Well here it is. Regular listeners may find that they’ve heard a lot of this information before, so this is really for the new listener who wants to get up to speed on what a nutjob Paul is. We decided to take a week off from reading surveys.
The 28 year-old Syrian opens up about always being the minority wherever she lives (She was born in Syria, grew up in Brazil and now lives in the US), racism towards Arabs, recovering from sexual abuse, battling depression and anxiety and how getting help has saved her life. Her boyfriend Haydn, who was the previous week’s guest also sits in on the interview.
Follow Rama on Twitter @Ramitcha1
The 27 year-old Colombian native shares about his recent hospitalization for Bipolar I psychosis. His girlfriend Rama (next week’s guest) sits in to share what it was like for her, trying to support him.
This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace. Go to SquareSpace.com and for 10% off at checkout use offer code MENTAL
Check out Haydn’s music here
Follow Haydn on Twitter @DiazBard
The writer/comedian/podcaster (Dork Forest) shares about her tumultuous upbringing, and struggles with anger, depression, connecting to people and being perimenopausal.
This episode is sponsored by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice and a free 30 day trial go to www.audiblepodcast.com/mental
Follow Jackie on Twitter @JackieKashian
Check out her podcast The Dork Forest
Check out her website www.jackiekashian.com
Therapist Dr Zucker shares the harrowing emotional, mental and physical details of her late-term (16th week) miscarriage; how to support a friend or loved one who experiences pregnancy loss, and of course she and Paul talk about his mom.
This episode is sponsored by Howl.FM For a free one-month trial go to www.howl.fm and use the offer code MENTAL
To learn more about pregnancy loss and reproductive mental health go to Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net
To buy Dr. Zucker’s pregnancy loss cards go to www.shop.drjessicazucker.com
The 23 year-old Oklahoman shares about his depression, cutting, feelings of inadequacy, his parent’s divorce, finding a voice and identify through comedy (Keith & The Girl podcast), feeling some shame for wanting to be famous and the slow process of accepting his bisexuality especially coming from a devoutly Catholic family.
The writer/performer/wife/mother shares about her OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts and insomnia. She also talks about the surprising gifts that came from the painful loss of her mother and how she is using basketball to embrace her body and let out aggression.
Follow Kate on Twitter @KateSpencer
This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace. To get 10% go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL
Sold by her mother to a pedophile ring led by powerful politicians and aristocrats in her native Belgium, Anneke’s story is about more than just survival. She talks about the ways her PTSD affects her life but also about the empathy she learned at a young age that inspires her to teach yoga in prisons, especially fellow survivors of sex-trafficking.
Click here to watch a documentary about Anneke
Visit the website for her foundation LiberationPrisonYoga.com
Visit her Facebook page