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

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episode 23: Jessa Reed - Trailer Park Survivor

Few guests have revealed as much of themselves as Jessa, a comic and podcaster (Mormon and the Meth-Head)  We touch on being molested, fear of intimacy, addiction, mending relationships, sobriety, anger, psych wards, rejection, sexual fantasies...


 2018-06-07  1h56m

episode 24: Social Anxiety - Dr Ellen Hendriksen

The author of How To Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, and Harvard Medical School Psychologist shares not only the science of Social Anxiety and ways to deal with it but some of her own battles with it.  ...


 2018-06-15  2h2m

episode 25: Female Domestic Violence Against Males

Daniel looks back at his relationship with his soon-to-be-ex-wife; turning from the woman of his dreams to a dangerously violent and unpredictable stranger. He talks about the myths around female on male DV and his experiences before leaving her...


 2018-06-22  1h28m

episode 26: Sexism PTSD & The Body - Elizabeth Menzel

Elizabeth Menzel's life's work is understanding and healing trauma trapped in the body - including her own. Originally a trained physical therapist she became intrigued by the link between clients with fibromyalgia and a history of trauma.  She...


 2018-06-29  1h59m

episode 27: Brian Huskey - Codependency & Love

The improvisor/actor (Comedy Bang Bang, UCB, Adult Swim - Mr. Neighbor's House) shares about dealing with his co-dependency, urge to fix other people, play the resentful victim and how support groups help him. Older episodes can be found ad-free...


 2018-07-06  1h3m

episode 28: Meredith Erin - Trolls & SJWs

Paul and Meredith share their stories and thoughts about encountering internet trolls, Social Justice Warriors gone awry and self-righteous bullies.   Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for...


 2018-07-12  1h2m

episode 29: Art & War - Vietnam Vet Michael Duffy

He was just a kid who wanted to get into art school but when he was rejected, he instead got sent to Vietnam. Later he would use painting to process the traumas he experienced. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher...


 2018-07-12  1h26m

episode 30: Dealing With Addicts - Dr Cali Estes

Cali's specialty is speaking the truth to high-profile or wealthy people trying to get sober, especially when they're being enabled by family, hangers-on or the people they make money for. Topics are : codependency, low self-esteem & boundaries...


 2018-07-27  1h38m

episode 31: Fetish Shame, Meds & Martial Arts - Dylan Brody

The writer/storyteller discusses the lifelong struggle to make peace with his amputation fetish, his ups and downs with taking meds, inheriting his dad's pomposity, suicidal ideation and the benefits of martial arts in dealing with depression and...


 2018-08-02  1h52m

episode 32: ECT aka "Shock Therapy" - Beth May

At 27 Beth has had 68 ECT treatments aka "Shock Therapy" and while she attests to it's effectiveness in helping her with her bipolar episodes it has also taken a toll on her memory; including not recognizing her boyfriend of several years. Older...


 2018-08-10  1h46m