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 1h51m. Bisher sind 507 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 32: #499 Brianne Davis

Paul's longtime support group friend shares about her sex and love addiction and how getting help for it helped her learn how to be intimate, stop cheating and using men, and finally becoming a mother. More About BrianneSecret Life Podcast iTunes: Website: HuffPost Article:https://tinyurl...



episode 31: #498 Best Of - Jimmy Dore

A replay from 2011 (our 15th episode) - Paul's friend, comedian Jimmy Dore talks about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Topics include: depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success.  Check out Jimmy on YouTube or listen to the Jimmy Dore Show podcast. For more about Jimmy go to Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling...



episode 30: #497 Best Of - Lia McCord

What happens when a naive Texas cheerleader from an abusive home tries to pay for college by smuggling heroin in Bangladesh?  Probably not what you think. She also shares about survivor self-blame around incest.



episode 29: #496 Best Of - Kristine Keese

The Holocaust survivor, mother, teacher and activist reflects on her coping mechanisms, her ability to find joy, feelings unique to motherhood, her childhood in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as a Jewish 7 year-old, and the special bond she forged with her mother, Eugenia Lubowski Krol, as they fled for their lives.



episode 28: #495 Best Of - Greg Cheever Part 2

The second of a two-part interview from 2011 with Paul's sober friend; a former studio projectionist, dealer, fugitive and heroin-addict.


 2020-07-10  1h19m

episode 27: #494 Best Of - Greg Cheever 1 of 2

Originally recorded in the podcast's first year (2011) Paul sat down with his support group friend; a former fugitive, ex-con drug dealer, heroin-addict 60’s hippie, who has divorced four times, what’s not to love?   So many stories this one is a two-parter.  Part 2 next week. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18...


 2020-07-03  1h22m

episode 26: #493 Listener Struggles

Paul reads submissions from listeners about the challenges in their lives.


 2020-06-26  53m

episode 25: #492-B Introducing Imani State of Mind

Imani State of Mind is a new podcast from Stitcher that demystifies mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way. Dr. Imani Walker (Bravo’s Married to Medicine) equips listeners with the right language and tools to normalize this stigmatized topic, in addition to finding laughter and light in navigating these struggles. Listen now in your favorite podcast app!


 2020-06-25  7m

episode 25: #492 Susan P

Paul's support group friend shares about her experiences as a black woman in America, her addiction to unavailable men, the wreckage of her acting out sexually and being a child in Atlanta during the Atlanta child murders. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www.teencounseling...


 2020-06-19  1h27m

episode 24: #491 Ted Lyde Returns

Paul's friend and fellow comedian/podcaster (Learning Not To Swear) returns to talk about George Floyd's murder, systemic racism, the police, looting, being a black father in America and the pandemic. Follow Ted on IG and TW @TedLyde FaceBook Learning Not To Swear Podcast Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18...


 2020-06-12  44m