Podcast Episodes

Julie L

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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Sarah & Zachary Pt 2

Zachary Goodson shares his story while his wife Sarah sits in.  He talks about losing his mother (actress Diana Hyland) to cancer when he was 3, being raised by an abusive father, learning to numb himself with sex and after bottoming out, finding help.  They also talk about how they navigate marriage and work on intimacy while working through their individual issues.

Zachary is a writer, and it’s been a huge part of his healing process.  He’s working on his first book It’s Always Worse In Your Head. For more info about him or his writing go to www.zacharygoodson.com

The upcoming live podcast recording that Paul mentioned is July 20 $ 21 in Oakland. For tix and info go to www.eastbayexpress.com/mental.

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Sarah and Zachary Part 1

Sarah and Zachary share their stories and how they navigate healing while being married.  Sarah shares her story which includes sexual abuse, codependency, perfectionism, anxiety & a stay in a psych ward.  Zachary’s story will be next week.

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

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Religious Abuse – Hilary A

The 32 year-old shares about breaking free from her mother (and their religion Christian Science) after years of her using scripture as a weapon to justify her neglectful, unempathetic and narcissistic parenting.  She also shares about her history of panic attacks/fear of choking, and trichotillomania.

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Tracy E

Paul’s support group friend shares about being raised in a Catholic Italian-American family where attention was hard to get, how her mother’s death helped her to grow and her love addiction to men and sugar.

To read the article about mental health in colleges by Catherine Savini go to http://chronicle.com/article/Are-You-Being-Rigorous-or-Just/236341

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

To check out Paul’s Squarespace page go to www.paul-gilmartin.squarespace.com

 

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Tee-Tee (Racism Down Under)

The 29 year-old Vietnamese-Australian shares about being raised by his refugee, mentally-disabled (OCD & PTSD) single mother, experiencing racism, living in inner city poverty (Melbourne) and trying to be “Vietnamese enough” for the Vietnamese community.

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