Podcast Episodes


Jessie Close

The 62 year-old opens up about living with Bipolar I (with psychotic episodes and rapid cycling), battling alcoholism, being in abusive relationships, being married 5 times, having a son with Schizo-Affective Disorder and getting support from her sister, actress Glenn Close.  Jessie and Glenn co-wrote the book Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness. and started the foundation to advocate for people with mental illnesses Bring Change 2 Mind.



Bipolar Mania with Andy Behrman

The author (Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania) and divorced father shares about his tumultuous life in the grips of manic episodes, including art fraud, sex work and prison as well as receiving ECT (electroconvulsive therapy or shock treatment)

Follow Andy on Twitter @electroboyUSA

Andy’s website is www.electroboy.com

This episode is sponsored by Howl.FM  For a free one month trial sign up at www.howl.fm and use the offer code MENTAL




Dr Jonice Webb – Emotional Neglect

The licensed psychologist and author (Running on Empty) talks about the effects of childhood emotional neglect and how parents can be more attuned to their child’s needs. This is a particularly good episode for people who struggle but feel guilty because they have no abuse or trauma in their past.

Visit Jonice’s Facebook Page  Follow her on Twitter @JWebbPhD  Read her blog at PsychCentral  Check out her website www.drjonicewebb.com    Go to Amazon to purchase her book Running on Empty

This episode is sponsored by Howl.fm  For a free month trial sign up at www.howl.fm and use offer code MENTAL

For tickets to the upcoming taping Thursday Jan 21st at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland go to www.uptownnightclub.com  The show starts at 7:30 and the guest is Guy Branum.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.


Merritt Stewart LCSW on Sexual Trauma

The LCSW shares her experience in advocating for and counseling survivors of sexual trauma, especially navigating the legal system and helping survivors heal.  She is based in NYC.

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

To purchase tickets for Paul’s Live taping of the podcast in Oakland with guest Guy Branum on Thursday Jan 21st go to www.uptownnightclub.com


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Jerry Stahl

The Pushcart Prize-winning writer (Permanent Midnight, I Fatty) shares about the loss of his father to suicide, his mother’s belittling of his manhood, his recovery from heroin addiction and always feeling like an ashamed outsider.

This episode is sponsored by www.GoodTherapy.org

Follow Jerry on Twitter @SomeJerryStahl


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Lynn Fox – Mom with BPD

The mother of two talks about living with Borderline Personality Disorder, her incredibly abusive father and her life in Silicon Valley doing PR for Apple, Twitter, Google, Star Wars and others.  Lynn hosts the podcast TechCares.

For tickets to Paul’s live podcast taping in Oakland on Jan 21st, click here