5 episodes

A fortnightly podcast for people looking to have conversations about mental health from a feminist perspective- by Smashboard

Therapy Tuesda‪y‬ Smashboard

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

A fortnightly podcast for people looking to have conversations about mental health from a feminist perspective- by Smashboard

    Therapy Tuesday- Talking to family about your mental health

    Therapy Tuesday- Talking to family about your mental health

    Power differentials between parents and children are obvious in family dynamics. In communities of color, the power differentials can remain even once children grow into adults and result in infantilization which can worsen mental health concerns. There is vulnerability for dismissal, bullying and not feeling supported. Conversations around mental health are uncomfortable and often stigmatized in different cultures. As a result, the experience of mental illness becomes isolating. In today's episode, we discuss some of the challenges around talking about emotional health concerns with family members. How do we break the ice? We'll also be talking about the importance of setting boundaries, navigating shame and guilt, and why agency is integral.

    • 9 min
    Therapy Tuesday - How do our bodies respond to mental health concerns?

    Therapy Tuesday - How do our bodies respond to mental health concerns?

    In this episode we will be talking about the connection between our emotions and our body, so a lot about the physiological health implications of psychological symptoms, They're also called somatic symptoms of mental health concerns or psychosomatic concerns,

    Feeling responses start first in our bodies. We walk on the street and someone honks too loudly and our heart races, we're in the middle of our texting conversation and we start smiling without realising that we're smiling, our hands get sweaty before an important meeting or our faces gets scorching hot in the middle of an argument. Our bodies are constantly communicating with us. Numerous studies have shown that our emotional systems prepare us for the challenges we could meet in our environment. They do this by adjusting the activation of our cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous system. Remember that song that instantly makes you miss someone and you experience butterflies in your stomach? Something like that could be excitement.

    So now that we know that our bodies have a way of communicating with us, it's important for us to think about how specific triggers may manifest in somatic symptoms and why.

    • 8 min
    Therapy Tuesday- Postpartum Depression

    Therapy Tuesday- Postpartum Depression

    This episode is particularly useful for young mothers, people planning parenthood, and those around them. We will be talking about postpartum depression and anxiety.

    The pressure on new mothers to be perfect and nothing but happy is unimaginable and often prevents them from seeking help for postpartum depression by inducing guilt. The deeply problematic trend of putting motherhood on a pedestal prevents mothers from speaking about valid health concerns, attaching stigma to the process of seeking help. Along with biological reasons, people might be prone to postpartum depression and anxiety due to their social locations and related mental health issues as well.

    Listen to this episode to understand what postpartum depression is, how to recognise the symptoms, the risk factors, and what support and healing can look like.

    ABOUT YOUR PODCAST HOST: Ruchita Chandrashekar is a behavioural health researcher and trauma therapist. You can follow her on Twitter @roocheetah

    Sound Mix: DEPOT RECORDS

    • 14 min
    Therapy Tuesday: Suicide and Suicidality

    Therapy Tuesday: Suicide and Suicidality

    Therapy Tuesday (Episode 1) - Suicide and Suicidality
    A fortnightly podcast where we try to unpack, contextualise, and understand what it’s like to live with psychological health issues.

    Published: 24 Nov 2020

    Topics discussed in this podcast maybe triggering for some people. 

    We talk about suicide and suicidality in this episode and try to find answers to some of these vexed questions: When someone opens up about their pain and vulnerabilities to you, what are they really looking for?  When factors like institutional discrimation lead to mental health issues, how can we break the stigma? How have the pandemic and the lockdown contributed to stress factors? What has the recent suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput highlighted? Do messages saying, “My DMs are open” really help those considering suicide? What are the more effective ways of supporting people who need help? How can you create a safe space for someone’s pain to exist? And what can you do if you are experiencing suicidal ideation?

    ABOUT YOUR PODCAST HOST: Ruchita Chandrashekar is a behavioural health researcher and trauma therapist. You can follow her on Twitter @roocheetah

    Sound Mix: DEPOT RECORDS

    • 13 min
    Therapy Tuesday: Intergenerational Trauma

    Therapy Tuesday: Intergenerational Trauma

    A fortnightly podcast for people looking to have conversations about mental health from a feminist perspective

    Published: 08 Dec 2020

    We decided to address intergenerational trauma in this episode. Systemic oppression, conflict, genocide, abuse, living in fear in a misogynistic environment, sudden or painful displacement- a lot of things can lead to traumatic stress that we can pass on to younger family members. The risk of creating a cycle of oppression runs high.

    What could be the intergenerational traumas we maybe carrying that could affect future generations? What can attachment styles look like? What have our previous relationships have looked liked? And more importantly what can healing look like?

    ABOUT YOUR PODCAST HOST: Ruchita Chandrashekar is a behavioural health researcher and trauma therapist. You can follow her on Twitter @roocheetah

    Sound Mix: DEPOT RECORDS

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Top Podcasts In Non-Profit