Podcast Episodes

Wynter Mitchell

The 36 year-old African American tech exec (Reddit) shares about being one of the first victims of online predators in 1995 when she was 14.  She shares about her PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger, weight and difficulty trusting men romantically as well as the ways it has strengthened her.

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Follow Wynter on Twitter @WynterMitchell



Monica Hernandez

The 23 year-old shares about hitting an emotional bottom in college after a childhood/adolescence that included cutting, suicidal ideation, peer disconnect, shame, disordered eating, depression and sexual trauma.  She talks about how therapy and running have helped her make peace with her past, cope with the present and even find intimacy in a healthy relationship.


Brian Bogosian

The 38 year-old jeweler and support group friend of Paul’s opens up about being raised by an addict father in a hyper-sexual environment and his own battles with crack, heroin, alcohol and co-dependency.


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

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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