Author:Paul Gilmartin

Maddy F – Learning To Love Yourself

You hear the phrase “love yourself” a lot.  But how do we get there? Maddy’s story is a great example.  She was molested by a relative (and church leader) but didn’t feel safe enough to speak up about it for years.  Then she got help and everything changed.

This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses.  To find out more go to www.casper.com/mental

To buy tickets for the In This Together Festival on Nov 13th go to www.ittfest.com

To watch or attend LAPodfest Sept 23-25 go to www.lapodfest.com and use offer code HAPPY

To sign the petition Maddy was talking about that looks to abolish the statute of limitations on childhood sex abuse cases go to

https://www.change.org/p/abolish-the-statute-of-limitations-for-child-sexual-abuse-in-the-state-of-california

 

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Stephen Brophy

The reality TV producer (Somebody’s Gotta Do It) opens up about his depression, social anxiety, history of unrequited love obsessions – especially as a kid, getting sober from prescription opiates and smoking speed thru a broken light bulb!

This episode is sponsored by BlueApron. To get your first three meals free (with FREE shipping) go to www.blueapron.com/mental

This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace for 10% off your first purchase go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL

For more on Stephen go to www.stbrophy.com (to buy his books go to the “merch” page on the site)

Follow him on Twitter @STBrophy www.twitter.com/STBrophy

For info on seeing the MIHH podcast at LA Podfest go to www.lapodfest.com

For info on seeing the MIHH podcast at the In This Together Festival in Nov. go to www.ITTFest.com

The post-abortion counseling resources mentioned on the show

www.1in3campaign.org

www.yourbackline.org

www.plannedparenthood.org

 

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Social Worker In Training

28 year-old Cynthia Pena ACSW opens up about her life, experiencing skin tone prejudice within the Hispanic community, being the “good child” who gets forgotten, anxiety, triggers, working in an overloaded county system helping children with severe or persistent mental illnesses and her dream of expanding the role of mental health in athletics.

Follow Cyndi on Twitter @Ms_Cyndi_Pena

For more information on Paul’s appearance at LAPodfest Sept 23-25 go to www.lapodfest.com and use offer code HAPPY for $5 off.

 

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Andrea C

Paul’s support group friend and writer talks about weighing 95 lbs at 5 years-old, being in foster homes and psych wards, surviving incest, learning self-love and dealing with addictions to food and abusive men.

This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron.  To see this month’s menu and your first three meals free (including free delivery) go to www.blueapron.com/mental

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Luke Burbank

The podcaster (Too Beautiful To Live), radio host (Live Wire Radio) and tv host (CBS Morning News) talks about his outbursts of anger that get physical, always feeling uncomfortable in his skin and being hyper vigilant to avoid criticism.

This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace. For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL

Get info on Paul’s upcoming appearances in Oakland

Follow Luke Burbank on Twitter @LukeBurbank

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Dr Lauren Costine

The author (Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong) and therapist talks about love addiction especially in the lesbian community, what coming out what like for her, myths about lesbians and what makes a good therapist.

For more about her or her book go to www.lesbianloveaddiction.com

Follow her on Twitter @DrLaurenCostine

This episode is sponsored by BlueApron. To check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free (with free shipping) go to www.BlueApron.com/mental

This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace. For 10% off your first purchase go to www.SquareSpace.com and use offer code MENTAL.

For tickets to Paul’s upcoming live podcasts in Oakland July 20 or 21 click here.

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Julie L: Covert Incest Survivor

The French Canadian biologist sits down with Paul and talks about experiencing covert incest by her mother who she believes also had Borderline Personality Disorder, and her complex relationship with her safer but extremely codependent father.  Julie shares about her struggle to share intimacy with her husband and the progress she’s making in releasing some of the trauma thru somatic therapy.

For more information about Paul’s upcoming live podcasts July 20 and 21 in Oakland click here

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Michael Alexander

Paul’s old comedy pal Mike shares about psych wards, not being deemed “black enough”, anxiety, depression, experiencing some classic 70’s Chicago racism and trying to be a better parent than he had.

For more info on Mike and his upcoming documentary about 80’s and 90’s Chicago comedy visit.

http://www.laughtillyourewinded.com

https://www.facebook.com/LAUGH-TILL-Youre-Winded-465246990328735/

For tickets and info to Paul’s upcoming live podcasts in Oakland July 20 and 21 go to

http://eastbay.boldtypetickets.com/events/33953264/mental-illness-happy-hour-live

 

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