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 43: Lazy, Scattered & Other ADHD Labels - Jessica McCabe

"Bored", "lazy", "scattered" "hyper"; Are these fair or accurate labels? Is there anything we can do to help our brains or motivation? Jessica shares about her past struggles with these labels and how we can find what our brain likes so we don't fight...


 2018-10-26  1h42m

episode 44: Mania, Cancer, Communism & #MeToo - Sofiya Alexandra

The writer (Danger & Eggs) standup (Comedy Central: This is Not Happening) & podcaster (Reality Bytes) shares about her childhood under communism in the Ukraine, her battles with bipolar (loving the mania), surviving cancer and how to help or...


 2018-11-02  2h27m

episode 45: Chris Mancini - A Buffet of Anxiety

The filmmaker (Earbuds) podcaster (Comedy Film Nerds and Conversations From the Abyss) writer (Pacified: A Handbook For the New Freaked-Out Dad) and comedian sits down to talk about anxiety, depression, parental stress/anxiety and feeling career...


 2018-11-09  1h17m

episode 46: FOMO, Shame & People Pleasing - Mary Holland

The improviser/actor (UCB's Wild Horses) opens up about her struggles with feeling like a fraud, people pleasing, shame, FOMO, feeling undeserving or that her authentic self is just too much for people. Older episodes can be found ad-free...


 2018-11-16  1h42m

episode 47: LeeAnn Kreischer - Rural Southern Family Trauma

The wife of comedian Bert Kreischer shares about her relationship with her "party-animal" husband, and her tumultuous childhood split between a mentally-ill narcissistic mother, a lovesick broken father, and a grandfather with severe combat PTSD from...


 2018-11-23  1h59m

episode 48: Cartoons & Murder - Tonya McKenzie

One of her first memories is seeing her mother's boyfriend shot dead in front of her at four years-old. The mother she adored was fiercely protective of her except when it interfered with her dangerous lifestyle. A great chat about mental health -...


 2018-11-30  2h12m

episode 49: Back in My Parents' F-ing Basement - Live in MN w/Kjell Bjorgen

Recorded live in Minneapolis at Sisyphus Brewing, Paul and Kjell reunite and share stories of bombing onstage, panic attacks, depression, meds, feeling lazy, future tripping, anger at partners, living in parents' basements, self-doubt, dead-end jobs...


 2018-12-07  2h3m

episode 50: Dating Anxiety & Reproductive Issues - Becky Feldman

Coming from an anxious family, coupled with not fitting in, being bullied by her ballet teacher (and having red hair), then as a young teen, developing vaginismus, Becky spent her 20s resigned to never dating or having a partner. Surgery, talk...


 2018-12-14  2h15m

episode 51: Struggles w/Moderation, Identity & Survivor Guilt - Akshay Nanavati

Born in India, raised in Texas, 33 year-old Iraq War veteran, ultra-runner and global philanthropist talks about his lifelong struggles with moderation, getting his identify from his accomplishments or dangerous/crazy/extreme behavior, feeling...


 2018-12-21  2h9m

episode 52: 2018 Year Ender - Awfulsome Traditions

No guests, just some of Paul's thoughts on traditions and holidays; how we hide our feelings and some great, very honest (and one very dark) listener surveys including the best holiday Awfulsome moment yet.


 2018-12-28  53m