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Sound Mind Live and Consequence of Sound present Going There. Hosted by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mike, the weekly series aims to create a safe space for musicians to have honest, healthy conversations about mental health.

Each episode covers the experience of artists and creatives as it pertains to specific issues, be it depression, anxiety, addiction, whatever they bring to the table. In the end, the goal is to de-stigmatize these topics and learn from each other.

So, join us at the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

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Sound Mind Live and Consequence of Sound present Going There. Hosted by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mike, the weekly series aims to create a safe space for musicians to have honest, healthy conversations about mental health.

Each episode covers the experience of artists and creatives as it pertains to specific issues, be it depression, anxiety, addiction, whatever they bring to the table. In the end, the goal is to de-stigmatize these topics and learn from each other.

So, join us at the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    Gerard Way, Julien Baker, and DeathbyRomy on Coping With Isolation (Live at Unwound and Unplugged)

    Gerard Way, Julien Baker, and DeathbyRomy on Coping With Isolation (Live at Unwound and Unplugged)

    As part of National Day of Unplugging, which reminds us all to put away the smart devices just for a day and find healthier ways to connect, Sound Mind Live teamed with NDU to present Unwound & Unplugged, an acoustic concert and mental health panel livestream.

    Hosted by Dr. Mike Friedman, the panel featured Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Julien Baker, and DeathbyRomy, who shared stories of their own mental health battles, dealing with isolation, and how meaningful social connections are more important than ever during the pandemic. 

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 40 min
    Mykele Deville on Coping With Racism and Generational Trauma

    Mykele Deville on Coping With Racism and Generational Trauma

    Mykele Deville joins the show this week to discuss how he copes with the effects of systemic racism and inter-generational trauma on mental health. In particular, the Chicago artist discusses how these stresses can result in a core belief of being unlovable.

    The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective artist also talks about how he addresses social justice in his music while making sure that he creates “freedoms” for himself to be able to engage in the self-care that he needs to help bolster his mental health.

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 41 min
    Jenna Andrews on Struggling with Anorexia Nervosa

    Jenna Andrews on Struggling with Anorexia Nervosa

    Blockbuster singer-songwriter Jenna Andrews joins the show this week to discuss her history with anorexia nervosa. She details her harrowing experiences with weight-related bullying as an adolescent, the likes of which included verbal and physical assaults.

    Later, Andrews describes how she recovered from anorexia nervosa and how she continues to work on her ongoing recovery. This includes the ways she developed a healthy body image and how music is an integral part of her lifestyle.

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 42 min
    Ian Sweet's Jilian Medford on Confronting Trauma

    Ian Sweet's Jilian Medford on Confronting Trauma

    Jilian Medford of Ian Sweet joins the show this week to discuss the effects that early trauma had on her mental health. She shares how the effects of her trauma expressed itself in different symptoms, particularly more steady anxiety, anger, or panic.

    The Los Angeles singer-songwriter talks about the search for the right therapy and how the COVID pandemic has complicated that already difficult process. She also revisits the years she spent struggling to find the best combination of treatment for her.

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 39 min
    Pentatonix's Kevin Olusola on the Need for Foundational Healing

    Pentatonix's Kevin Olusola on the Need for Foundational Healing

    Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix joins the show this week to discuss the effects stereotypes can have on mental health. He talks about the racism and anti-immigrant bias that his own parents faced and the psychological traumas he witnessed through his family. He explains how those traumas and the stereotypes he faced on his own were triggered watching the murder of George Floyd.

    Later in the conversation, the singer-songwriter/producer introduces the concept of “foundational healing”, a societal healing that needs to occur to confront and address the damaging effects that stereotypes have on mental health and well-being.

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 41 min
    Jason Isbell on the Politics of Mental Health

    Jason Isbell on the Politics of Mental Health

    Jason Isbell joins the show this week to discuss his struggle with alcoholism. The singer-songwriter explains how he's attained years of sobriety following his addiction, which was, in part, triggered by the stress and pain from years of touring. He shares how he's had the opportunity to engage in rehabilitation, the 12-step program, and therapy.

    The Grammy-winning artist also describes his thoughts on tackling the mental health crisis on a public level, including how different economic and political systems may influence our sense of self-worth. He goes on to describe some of the changes we would need to make as a society to optimize, rather than damage, our mental health and well-being.

    Presented by Consequence of Sound and Sound Mind Live, Going There with Dr. Mike is a new interview podcast series in which clinical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman talks with musicians about the crossroads where music and mental health meet.

    • 45 min

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