Author:Paul Gilmartin

Pia Glenn

The West-Indian-American writer/performer shares about being raised by a violent and mentally unstable mother who refused to take meds, often leading to 911 calls and police.  She also talks about her own depression, anxiety, perfectionism and relationship struggles.

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Lauren Hennessy

The actor/singer and fiance of past guest Chemda talks about being a trans male (male but born into a female body) and despite his religious upbringing (his father is a minister) coming to embrace being transgender.  Check out Lauren’s website at www.laurenhennessy.com and follow him on Twitter @LaurenHennessy.

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Jill Morley

At 40, Jilll took up competitive boxing to work through the childhood PTSD caused by her mother’s physical abuse.  She shares about living with depression, aiding other female fighters and making her documentary Fight Like a Girl.

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Tyler W.

The 26 year-old law student talks about his struggles with addiction especially bulimia, hallucinogens and nitrous oxide, having diabetes, being a perfectionist, assuming the role of caretaker for his alcoholic parents when he was a child, a jarring move to a racially intolerant “Christian” city, and what he did to find the peace he has today.

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Anna Akana

The performer / writer / director best known for her popular YouTube channel opens up about growing up with a Japanese father and Filipino mother where mistakes were not tolerated.  She also shares about her sister’s suicide, lying, drugs & sex.

Visit Anna’s Youtube Channel, her Facebook Page, her Twitter Feed or her website.

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Michael H.

The 25 year-old Taiwanese American shares about his co-dependency, painful breakups and perfectionism as well as the irony that as a trained therapist he knows he should establish boundaries with his mother but cannot bring himself to do so.  He also shares insights into child abuse based on his work at a child advocacy center.

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The article referenced on the show on the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths is by Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. and is from Psychology Today.   Here is the link to read it.

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Bernadette

The 36 year-old mother shares about the middle-class version of Cops that was her childhood, her Borderline Personality Disorder, suicide attempts and the drinking problem she can’t bring herself to confront despite its effect on her children & boyfriend.

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Mick Betancourt (voted #5 ep of 2014)

The comedian/ podcaster/ writer opens up about his incredibly chaotic childhood, alcoholism and fighting the feelings of worthlessness, especially that he often feels like a fraud in his role as a father and husband.  He also shares about the tools he discovered to cope with these feelings.

Mick hosts the podcast The Mick Betancourt Show.  Visit his website www.mickbetancourt.com

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Andrea Schaeffer

The Canadian listener talks about the masks she feels she had to wear to deal with childhood sadness, being raped at 16, and experiencing postpartum depression.  She talks about the support groups & the health care system that saved her life  To read Andrea’s blog go to www.theandreaproject.com  PillPack sponsors this show.  For your first month free or to just help the podcast go to Pillpack.com/happyhour.  Care.com sponsors this episode.  To get 25 percent off a premium membership go to Care.com/happyhour

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