Mental Illness Happy Hour

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h52m. Bisher sind 471 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


episode 31: Behind The Laughter - Anthony & Brigitte

The comedian (Anthony Griffith) and doctor of psychology (Dr. Brigitte Travis Griffin) open up about losing their 2-year-old daughter to cancer and how they learned to navigate the grief process through faith, love, and humor. They are the authors of...


 2019-08-02  1h49m

episode 30: Best Of: Ex-Con "Murph" (2011)

From the first season (2011). Paul interviews “Murph”, a retired serial felon who opens up about prison, the guilt of his crimes and leaving it all behind. Six years ago you might have labeled him a psychopath. Paul calls him a trusted friend....


 2019-07-26  56m

episode 29: Best Of: Jen Kirkman (2011)

From 2011.  Jen @JenKirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic “Fear Off” that leaves both of their souls emptied. Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11. Paul shares about...


 2019-07-19  1h20m

episode 28: Best Of: Rob Delaney

From 2011 - actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) opens up about his hilariously horrifying alcoholic bottom and how he has adapted to live with what might have killed most people. Follow Rob @RobDelaney or visit Support Our Sponsors!...


 2019-07-12  1h3m

episode 27: Best Of: Teresa Strasser

Listener-Voted #1 episode of 2011 and for good reason. The Emmy-nominated writer/performer brings it. She opens up about her struggles, insecurities and fear of not being cut out to be a mother. Find her on social media @TeresaStrasser Teresa is the...


 2019-07-05  1h33m

episode 26: Surviving Prison & Gang Life - Bobby Martinez

The 53 year-old former gang-member has spent most of his life in prison and much of it in solitary confinement. He addresses his shame over the harms he caused, surviving prison, getting sober, going back to school and regaining custody of his...


 2019-06-28  1h29m

episode 25: Repressed Memories - Aaron Woodall

Repressed sex abuse memories are difficult especially when the perpetrator is a female relative. The comic & podcaster talks about uncovering his memories, leaving Mormonism & trying to erase his belief that he deserves bad things to happen to...


 2019-06-21  1h51m

episode 24: Finding Our Core Emotions - Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW

The certified psychoanalyst, author of It's Not Always Depression:Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self and AEDP psychotherapist opens up about her struggles with...


 2019-06-14  1h40m

episode 23: Alec MacDonald aka @AlecWithPen

The popular cartoonist @AlecWithPen shares his history with depression, anxiety, failed relationships, a wealthy but distant family, his type A Olympian dad, low self-esteem, trying to find his passion & how he finally channeled it into his...


 2019-06-07  2h11m

episode 22: Aging and Happiness - Dr Andrea Brandt

The 77 year-old veteran psychotherapist, teacher and author shares her insights into how we can embrace aging and mortality to deal with feelings of irrelevance and anger and find contentment thru acceptance, mindfulness and purpose.  Dr. Brandt...


 2019-05-31  1h34m