Mental Illness Happy Hour

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episode 7: Religious & Sexual Orientation OCD - Kimberley Quinlan LMFT


Licensed therapist (LMFT) Kimberley Quinlan returns to talk about two types of OCD; Scrupulosity - a fear of sinning or having sinned, and Sexual Orientation OCD - an obsession about one's present or future orientation. She and Paul share their own...


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episode 6: Amy G - Male Attention & Safety


Paul's support group friend opens up about being addicted to male attention while also fearing them, feeling unsafe, love addiction, growing up without her bio dad (without explanation) and the power of vulnerability in healing.   Support Our...


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episode 5: Psychiatrist/Writer Dr. Paul Puri


The psychiatrist and tv writer (Chicago Med) shares about his childhood, why some of his peers overprescribe medications, the importance of talk therapy, some info on hypnosis and Paul opens up about his health fears especially around meds and...


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episode 4: Feeling Like An Outsider - Glenn Lutz


The author (Go F*%#, I Mean Find Yourself) opens up about being mixed race and battling depression and feeling like an outsider as far back as childhood. He and Paul share things they're grateful for and read inspirational quotes from his book. More...


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episode 3: BONUS: Introducing First Day Back


Ep Description: First Day Back is a podcast about people facing and trying to overcome life’s most challenging moments. Last season followed a woman coming back from her prison sentence. Now the show is back with a new story about a comedian who...


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episode 2: Bonus Ep - Listener Struggles/Secrets


Some "Shame and Secrets" surveys and some "Awfulsome" and "Happy Moments" surveys as well.


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   34m
 
 

episode 3: Fears & Loves w/Nora McInerney Live


The author (It's OK to Laugh and No Happy Endings) and host of the podcast Terrible Thanks For Asking returns in front of live audience in Minneapolis. She, Paul and the audience share their fears and loves and answer some questions. More About...


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 2019-01-18  1h50m
 
 

episode 1: Bonus Ep - Maternal Incest - Daniel M


After hearing mens' stories about experiencing incest (overtly or covertly) by their mothers, Daniel reached out to Paul with his story and has come to share it (with his girlfriend for support as well.)   This episode is sponsored by StitchFix...


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 2019-01-15  41m
 
 

episode 2: Our Inner Critic - Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood


The cartoonist (100 Demon Dialogues) delves into her struggles with the mean/critical voice in her head and how she is confronting the lies it tells her about herself. She also shares about her dad, the author of The Highlander, and their complex...


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 2019-01-11  1h51m
 
 

episode 1: Facing Her Fears - Courtenay Hameister


The writer/performer opens up about her anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, shame and body issues. She also reads excerpts from Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid Of Everything to Being Afraid Of Most Things, her hilarious new book about...


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 2019-01-04  2h2m