The Dark Place: Conversations About Mental Health | Depression | Anxiety
The Dark Place: Conversations About Mental Health | Depression | Anxiety
About The Dark Place: Conversations About Mental Health | Depression | Anxiety
A shame-free space where people talk about how they care for their mental and emotional health. Common topics include anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. No matter the story, it will be met with compassion. Engage with the show and host Joel Kutz online at http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. We are not doctors. For questions about your own health, please consult a medical professional.
Camille Lowman is the founder of Yellow Project, a mental wellness subscription box. Topics include talking to kids about emotions, recovering from chronic pain, and getting in touch with your own self-care needs. Follow Camille: https://www.instagram.com/camille_lowman/ Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. We are not doctors. For questions about your own health, please consult a medical professional.
Kevin Hines is one of only 36 people to survive a suicide attempt by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge. In the past 17 years, he has now become an advocate for those with mental illness. He talked with me about managing his bipolar disorder, how to ask for help, and his work preventing veteran suicides. Plus, Joel reads Listener Dark Places. In this episode, Kevin talked about these resources: SAVE.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (+1 for active duty military and veterans) Crisis Text Line: Text CNQR to 741741 The Movember Foundation - "Unmute - Ask Him": https://us.movember.com/news/11507/ This episode is sponsored by Talkspace, an online therapy company that allows you to send messages with a licensed therapist via text, audio, or video. Visit talkspace.com/DARK and enter the promo code "DARK" to get $30 off youtr first month.
The 23-year-old journalist from Austin, Texas talks about living with anxiety, the experience of having a panic attack, and why "it's better to cry outside than it is to cry inside." Laura runs the newsletter Mental Health Day, which can be found at tinyletter.com/mentalhealthday. She is on twitter @laura__thomp (two underscores). This episode is sponsored by Talkspace, an online therapy company that allows you to send messages with a licensed therapist via text, audio, or video. Visit talkspace.com/DARK and enter the promo code "DARK" to get $30 off your first month.
The co-founder of mental health storytelling organization This Is My Brave joins to talk about her experience with bipolar disorder, postpartum psychosis, hospitalization, and helping others share their own stories. In the episode, Jennifer mentions a guest-post on her blog about a friend who visited her in the hospital. Here is the link: http://bipolarmomlife.com/just-ask-friend-can-make-difference/ Twitter: @BipolarMomLife Website/Blog: http://bipolarmomlife.com/ This Is My Brave: https://thisismybrave.org/
January 1st, 2017: The 29-year-old comedian (America's Got Talent) talks about the loneliness of living life on the road, searching for connection in his life, and his mental health awareness campaign called "Say It Anyway." Adam Grabowski Website: http://www.adamgrabowski.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/adamgrabowskicomedy Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamGrabowski Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamgrabowski/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AGComedy The Dark Place Website: http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkplacepod
Ranjan Subbiah is a 31-year-old living in Toronto. Topics include the ins and outs of medication, using comedy to frame mental illness, and explaining his condition to his family. Ranjan Subbiah Website: http://www.roominateless.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/roominateless The Dark Place Website: http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkplacepod
Miranda Yaver is a 29-year-old in academia. Topics include the recent loss of her friend to suicide, how her university has responded to her own mental illness, and the unrealistic standard of perfection put on people in prestigious careers. Miranda Yaver Website: http://www.mirandayaver.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirandayaver The Dark Place Website: http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkplacepod
20-year-old Dan tells us his story. Topics include his contentious relationship with his father, feeling like a burden, and finding his agnosticism. Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danfromtheweb The Dark Place Website: http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkplacepod
Armando Flores, who goes by the stage name "Social Anxiety", is an alternative hip-hop and spoken word artist. He discusses living with paranoid schizophrenia and depression, and how he has used his music to create a larger discussion about mental health. This episode also includes the premiere of his new song, "Mary Todd Lincoln". Social Anxiety Bandcamp: https://social-anxiety.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deathtosocialanxiety/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/asocialanxiety The Dark Place Website: http://darkplace.joelkutz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkplacepod
Hannah Mansfield is Joel's guest. She's a teacher and recent college grad, trying to figure out the best way to manage a recent bipolar diagnosis. At the time of this conversation, she just had to go on medical leave from her job. Hannah writes a blog about her mental illness. You can follow it at https://mentalhealthspeaks.wordpress.com/
October 8, 2015: Joel talks with Amanda Rosenberg. She's a comedy writer, and she reminds us how healing it is to laugh. (Yay suicide humor!) She also talks about feeling numb, being falsely diagnosed, wanting friends to just listen, and drawing pictures of the staff while in Stanford psychiatric hospital. We mention a few articles Amanda wrote for Medium. Here's one of them: http://bit.ly/AR_Medium It's also Mental Health Awareness Week. Though shouldn't that be every week?
Michele Rosenthal was just 13 when she suffered from a rare allergic reaction that left her a full-body burn victim. For over two decades she suffered from PTSD symptoms before finally self-diagnosing her condition and getting help. She talks to me about the lows—self-blame, anorexia, recurring nightmares—then the high of recovery. Michele is the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. Her new book is titled Heal Your PTSD: Dynamic Strategies That Work.
Joel chats with 31-year-old Cara Santa Maria, host of the podcast "Talk Nerdy." In this episode, hear how Cara has fought through depression to build a career as a host and correspondent for networks including Al Jazeera America, Pivot, The Weather Channel, and Nat Geo. She helps us understand the chemical side of mental illness, then helps us understand how it's changed her own life. Website: http://CaraSantaMaria.com Twitter: @CaraSantaMaria
At just 20 years old, Jessie is a badass filmmaker turning her Crohn’s disease diagnosis into a platform for compassion. For this hour she lets herself be vulnerable. Topics include being chronically ill, feeling isolated, dealing with the emotions around sex, and medication that makes you forget an entire month of your life. Jessie's short film: http://bit.ly/Jessie_Film Kickstarter for Jessie's documentary: http://bit.ly/Jessie_Doc
Emily is a motivational speaker. Today, she takes a break from baring her deepest insecurities and fears in front of large crowds to bare her deepest insecurities and fears to us on the podcast. Yet she's not afraid—she's empowered. She talks about growing up and never fitting in, discovering a worldwide community of mental illness survivors, and learning to comfort her inner child. You can't see it, but she's wearing a lot of lime green. More about Emily: https://about.me/LuvMily Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilywspeaks
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