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 1h49m. Bisher sind 557 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 42 days 42 minutes


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"...


 2020-01-03  2h16m

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. ...


 2020-01-10  2h12m

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...


 2020-01-17  1h50m

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...


 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: ...


 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 ...


 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: ,...


 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,...


 2020-02-21  1h33m

episode 9: Sleep Deprivation - 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.  ...


 2020-02-28  1h57m

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...


 2020-03-06  1h59m