Mental Illness Happy Hour

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episode 50: #517 Out of Control Sexual Behavior - Jess Levith LMFT


Sex therapist and Paul’s longtime friend, Jess Levith, helps unpack the sexual shame that we can sometimes feel and offers tips on how to be present and feel "in your body". More about Jess Levith LMFT web site jessicalevith.com Twitter  @jesslevithmft Medium (the writing blog)  https://medium.com/@jesslevithmft Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18...


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 2020-12-11  1h31m
 
 

episode 51: #518 Gabby Lamb


Comedian and actress Gabby Lamb sits down with Paul to talk about intimacy issues, shame, and facing your demons. She also opens up about her struggles with anxiety and how life recently led her down the path of sobriety. More About Our Guest  Follow Gabby on Twitter @GabbyALamby Follow her on IG @GabbyLamby Check out her YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlQE-2txHpk&feature=youtu.be Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling...


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 2020-12-18  1h37m
 
 

episode 52: #519 Best Of - Nikki Glaser


From 2012. The standup comedian opens up about hitting bottom with anorexia as a teen, only to discover ten years later, her food issues haven’t disappeared.  She and Paul talk about self-medicating and caring too much about what other people think. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at  www...


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 2020-12-25  1h21m
 
 

episode 52: #520 Best Of - Jessie Perez


The former East L.A. gang member has been dodging bullets for years – sometimes literally sometimes figuratively. Though he walked away from his criminal ways years ago, he opens up about the mindset that made that life seem like a good choice, the high that comes from being shot at, dealing with tragedy, finding God and what it felt like to be a Chicano in 1970’s Los Angeles. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www...


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 2021-01-01  1h20m