Podcast Episodes

Melissa Stetten

The writer/model/actress talks about being raised by disinterested parents, her battles with depression and the feeling that if she doesn’t have a man in her life she feels “worthless”.   Melissa is currently a writer for www.XOJane.com  She is a former writer for VICE and has her own blog at www.melissawashere.com

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Nandi La Sophia

At four years-old he told his mom he wanted to be a lady when he grows up.  He shares about the violence inflicted by his complex father and classmates.  He talks about managing his PTSD, insomnia, Bipolar II, night terrors and being a rape survivor.

DailyBurn sponsors this show.  For a free 30 day trial membership  go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour.

SquareSpace sponsors this show.  For a free trial and 10% off   go to Squarespace.com and use offer code “doctor”.

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Sophie B

The 27 year-old listener discusses hearing voices, dealing with Borderline Personality disorder and/or Bipolar II, hypomania as well as the abusive “relationship” she had with a 22 year-old when she was 12 and how she began self-harming then.  The surveys are pretty dark.

DailyBurn sponsors this show.  For a free 30 day trial membership  go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour.

Naturebox sponsors this show.   For 50% off your first box go to Naturebox.com/happyhour

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Andrew Donnelly

The 46 year-old comedian talks about the frustration and shame of battling ADD and depression while trying to be a good husband and father.  He and Paul talk about how to deal with anger when feeling overwhelmed and the bright side of living with mental illness.  This episode is sponsored by DailyBurn.   To get a free 30 day trial membership go to www.dailyburn.com/happyhour

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Dr. Jessica DuBron

The PhD (clinical psychology) shares about working with at-risk youth particularly in the LGBT population and in a Psychiatric Evaluation team, responding to mental health emergencies.  She also talks about the addictive rush of working in crisis.  Sponsors of this episode are DailyBurn and SquareSpace.   For a free 30 day trial membership to DailyBurn go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour  and for free trial and 10% off  for SquareSpace go to Squarespace.com and use offer code “doctor”.

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Jim O’Brien

The handyman/comedian opens up about growing up with a seriously ill single mother (Addison’s disease) and alcoholic father.  He recounts the breakup with a girl, the depression that wound up getting him committed to a mental facility against his will and what he took from the experience.  Sponsors of this episode are DailyBurn and SquareSpace.   For a free 30 day trial membership to DailyBurn go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour  and for free trial and 10% off  for SquareSpace go to Squarespace.com and use offer code “doctor”.

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Lindsay

The list of major health issues (Arnold Chiari Malformation, Scoliosis) she dealt with in childhood including brain and spine surgeries pale in comparison to the complicated relationship with her father; an alcoholic with no boundaries.  Paul and Lindsay discuss the parent who is oblivious to the way they leer at, talk to and touch their children.  They also discuss her Bipolar II, OCD, co-dependency and perfectionism.  This weeks sponsors are Naturebox and DailyBurn.   To get 50% off your first box, go to Naturebox.com and use offer code “happyhour”.    To get your first 30 days free go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour.

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Listener Confessions

Culled from a month of surveys filled out by listeners.  Paul reads their shames, secrets, fears, hopes and beautiful moments.  And of course some “awfulsome” moments as well.  This weeks sponsors are Naturebox and DailyBurn.   To get 50% off your first box, go to Naturebox.com and use offer code “happyhour”.    To get your first 30 days free go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour.

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