Author:Paul Gilmartin

Jeanie Bergen

The 30 year-old writer talks about being parentless at 3 and the complex relationship with her mentally disabled sister whom she now has guardianship of.  She and Paul bond over suicidal thoughts, isolating and much much more!

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John H

The 25 year-old discusses his Generalized Anxiety Disorder, social awkwardness, difficulty making eye-contact, compulsive overeating, abusive ex-wife and the possibility of being on the autism spectrum.

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Roxanne R.

The 57 year-old incest survivor talks about growing up in a family “where being born female was considered a moral failure”.  She also talks about her struggles with repressed memories and possible DID (Dissociative Identify Disorder)

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.  For 10% off go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL.

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Tiffany Haddish

The comedian/dancer/actor shares about her mother’s descent into mental illness (schizophrenia), the abuse she suffered at her hands, the year she spent in the foster care system and the strength she feels it has given her.

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Dean Trippe

The comic book artist and father talks about the role superheroes have played in helping his imagination and creativity heal the trauma he experienced as a child, and trying to break the cycle of abandonment his father never could.

To read some of his graphic novel Something Terrible click here

To order a hardcopy edition of Something Terrible click here

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Maggie Mull

The 28 year-old writer shares about being unemployed and an only child, her fear of abandonment, being born with club feet, body and sexuality shame and the depression that often makes everything feel like an effort.

Follow Maggie on Twitter @IAmMaggieMull  Check out her Tumblr Page “Artwork: Me Style!”

This episode is sponsored by Sharri’s Berries.  To purchase them and support our show visit www.berries.com, click on the mic in the upper corner and use our offer code MENTAL.

This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For a free trial with no credit card required visit www.squarespace.com and use the offer code MENTAL at checkout for 10 percent off.   To see the SquareSpace site that Paul built click here.

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Arianna C

The 40 year-old shares about her traumatic upbringing (incest, religious extremism, abandonment) and the ways her body and mind learned to cope; hallucinating, going numb and following strangers and elaborately envisioning how to kill them and get away with it.

 

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