Each week Emily (a licensed clinical social worker) and her guest discuss issues related to mental health, therapy, and self-care
Mental Health Moment 34: Feeling All the Feels All at Once
Welcome back everyone! Did you miss us? We're back from our "sabbatical" by featuring an awesome interview with Amanda. She shares her personal mental health journey dealing with anxiety, depression, a divorce, and childhood trauma. We discuss prioritizing mental health, finding the right therapist, and how to get out of your own way to get the help you need. Together we'll discover the power of being vulnerable, being open, and finding a safe space in therapy. Listen in to find out why therapy is sometimes like spring cleaning.
Mental Health Moment 33: Even If I Try to Fail I Can’t
This episode we welcome Emily's youngest sister Becca to the podcast as she shares her story of her lifelong struggle with mental illness. As part of her journey we discuss major depressive disorder, self harm, and anorexia, along with a myriad of treatments like as therapy, inpatient hospitalization, and the sometimes controversial electro convulsive therapy or ECT. In the end, we learn the importance of focusing on the big picture of mental health and never giving up.
Mental Health Moment 32: Your Brain Needs to Go to This Place
On today's show we welcome author, musician, painter, and hypnotist Darren Griffin to share his remarkable story of mental illness and his unconventional path to wellness. Without any previous mental health diagnoses, a severe medication mishap resulted in his brain injury and several mental health conditions. Suddenly his previously clinical study of the mind and mental health became his reality. Listen in as we discuss the trials of dealing with depression, anxiety, memory loss, and hallucinations brought on a brain injury. More importantly we celebrate the triumph in forgiving your weaknesses and embracing your strengths.
Mental Health Moment 31: Cool, Where’s My Sandwich?
This week on MHM we discuss mental health in our marriages and relationships. We're also happy to welcome a special guest, Emily's friend Melanie, who shares her point of view and experiences from having an open marriage. Not to spoil the episode but it turns out there's a lot the same no matter how you define your relationship. To that end we talk about communication, boundaries, insecurities, stressors, anxieties, and the sometime endless "what ifs" that accompany any happy union.
Mental Health Moment 30: Don’t Worry It’s Herbal
This week we present Emily's presentation at BYU Women's Conference, titled: "When We Feel Like a Broken Vessel: The Challenges of Anxiety and Depression." We invite you to follow along with the presentation slides. We're super happy (and lucky) that the presentation audio was recorded and that we're allowed to share it with everyone on the podcast. It certainly was a surreal experience to be invited to speak to such an amazing group.
Mental Health Moment 29: Google Can Tell You the Weather and Brené
We're back with a great episode about shame! Bet you never thought you'd ever read that. This week Emily's sister Jenny joins us on the podcast to talk all things shame. We discuss the difference between guilt and shame, where guilt is feeling bad about your actions, shame is a poor view of self that is not beneficial. Additionally we discuss how men and women feel shame differently, how we can allow ourselves to make mistakes, and how empathy is the antidote to shame. Plus we talk *a lot* about sociopaths.