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 www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com

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episode 1: Native American Ellen Blackcloud


Ellen (a pseudonym) shares about shares about discrimination, growing up poor, living on a reservation, riding the line between native culture and "white people things" and tells her story of grooming and sexual abuse from her father, being "trapped"...


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 2020-01-03  2h15m
 
 

episode 2: Chronic Health Issues - Karolyn Gehrig


Karolyn suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disease that affects her joints and internal organs as well as being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. She rarely goes more than two weeks without a visit to the hospital. ...


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 2020-01-10  2h11m
 
 

episode 3: From Chaos to Purpose - Wendy Adamson


Despite her traumatic upbringing and becoming the woman (her mom) she swore she'd never be, Wendy went from an alcoholic PTA mother shooting at her husbands mistress to jail to getting sober and finding her life's purpose helping others and halting...


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 2020-01-17  1h49m
 
 

episode 4: Smothered & Entitled - Al Lubel


Al has always been a comedian's comedian, but mainstream success has always eluded him. Raised by a smothering anxious mother, fear and lack of independence have stunted his emotional growth. He talks about the fear of independence, sense of...


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 2020-01-24  1h40m
 
 

episode 5: Ask A Therapist - Katie Vernoy Returns


Therapist Katie Vernoy returns to answer listener questions about therapist/patient boundaries, when to report a client (in response to a very dark survey), what therapists get wrong and how to know when we're overwhelmed. More About Katie: website: ...


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 2020-01-31  1h43m
 
 

episode 6: Moral Injury - Veteran Tom Voss


The Iraq war veteran, author and advocate talks about PTSD and moral injury he battled after returning home and the positive effects meditating has had on his struggles. Tom is the author of For more on his experiences with meditation check out ...


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 2020-02-07  2h5m
 
 

episode 7: Physically Transitioning - Fallon Chavez


Fallon talks about her life as a trans woman; her desire to be "passable", how she feels about her voice, her experiences pre-op and post-op, the fetishizing of trans women, having bottom surgery and the bathroom dilemma.   More about Fallon: ,...


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 2020-02-14  1h41m
 
 

episode 8: Secrets & Trust - Sam Dingman


The writer/performer (winner of The Moth GrandSlam) opens up about the family secret that harmed his ability to trust and the eventual airing of it that improved his relationship with them. He also shares about his struggles to feel validated,...


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 2020-02-21  1h32m
 
 

episode 9: My Psych Ward Visit - Teresa Strasser Returns


The host/performer @TeresaStrasser returns to talk about her misdiagnosed, involuntary stay in the psych ward after breaking down as a severely sleep-deprived, mother battling shame and perfectionism. She and Paul share their fears and loves.  ...


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 2020-02-28  1h56m
 
 

episode 10: Ask a Sex Crimes Detective - Don Howell Returns


The retired sex crimes detective and speaker/author answers listener questions about the mentality of serial killers and  sex offenders, the legal system, victim rights and famous cases past and present. For more about Don go to Support Our...


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 2020-03-06  1h58m