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I’m Cassidy Quinn, and this is Mentally Together - because, whether you can see it on the surface or not, we're all trying to keep ourselves mentally together! And whatever our brains are experiencing, we're not alone - we're together! On each episode, I'll chat with someone who is willing to be open and honest about their own mental health and the lessons we can all learn to feel better. They’ll share their good days, bad days, and everything in between. Mentally Together is produced by Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.

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I’m Cassidy Quinn, and this is Mentally Together - because, whether you can see it on the surface or not, we're all trying to keep ourselves mentally together! And whatever our brains are experiencing, we're not alone - we're together! On each episode, I'll chat with someone who is willing to be open and honest about their own mental health and the lessons we can all learn to feel better. They’ll share their good days, bad days, and everything in between. Mentally Together is produced by Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.

    Do you have "eco-anxiety?" - with Dr. Thomas Doherty

    Do you have "eco-anxiety?" - with Dr. Thomas Doherty

    Do you ever feel scared about climate change? Anxious about global warming? Are you grieving the world as you know it? You are definitely not the only one feeling that way. Which is why there's now a term for this feeling: eco-anxiety.

    In his therapist practice, Dr. Thomas Doherty helps people with exactly that. He is a psychologist who specializes in applying an environmental perspective to mental health and well-being.

    And he's not new to this topic - in 2011, he co-wrote a paper with Susan Clayton called The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change, and that paper has been cited OVER 700 times.

    So I LOVED talking to him about his advice for those of us struggling with eco-anxiety, the mental health benefits of getting outside in nature, and how we can figure out our own environmental identity.
    Listen to Dr. Doherty's podcast here: https://climatechangeandhappiness.com/

    Read the New York Times article about climate change and therapy, featuring Dr. Doherty: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/health/climate-anxiety-therapy.html
    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together
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    • 53 min
    Mindfully Together: Mental Noting/Thought Labeling Meditation

    Mindfully Together: Mental Noting/Thought Labeling Meditation

    If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 4:30 in this episode.

    If you’ve ever thought, “I can’t meditate, because my brain always keeps thinking!” Mental noting, or thought labeling, might be a helpful type of meditation for you, because it lets your brain think, but then let go of the thought and come back to the present moment, instead of just going all the way down the thought path.
    For me, the more I practice this in meditation, the more I am able to do it in real life. Because if your brain is anything like mine, you might relate to the mode my brain can get in a lot - where I’ll get stuck ruminating and my brain just goes into an anxiety spiral and I can’t get out of it… but if I can observe what is happening, and note, “oh there goes my brain again” - it can take myself out of the spiral for a second and look at it more objectively, and maybeee stop the spiral.
    And that is what we’re going to practice in today’s meditation. We will be gentle with ourselves as different thoughts pop up, and we’ll just observe them, be aware of them, and then maybe try to release them. 
    So sit or lay down, relax, and let's meditate together!

    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

    Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.
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    • 16 min
    How to make a good cry a GREAT cry, and more grief and anxiety advice - with Tyler Feder

    How to make a good cry a GREAT cry, and more grief and anxiety advice - with Tyler Feder

    When you're stuck in your sad/anxious/grieving bubble, how do you get out of it? Lately for me, it's helped to talk to, listen to, or read something from someone who really gets what I'm going through. And listening to today's episode did that for me - because Tyler Feder gets it ALL - losing your mom, being anxious, battling ADHD, and more. 
    Tyler is an artist whose work explores big feelings, feminism, and pop culture. I was introduced to her work from one of my mom’s friends last year, who was so sweet and sent me this book after my mom died. It’s called Dancing at the Pity Party - it’s a graphic memoir about Tyler’s mom - her life, her death, and Tyler's grief. It’s definitely different from every other grief book I’ve read. But in a really cool way - because yeah, it’s sad, but it’s also somehow fun, because there’s all these drawings and sweet memories, and reading it just felt really relatable.
    If you are struggling with anything - a mental illness, the loss of a loved one, trauma, whatever it is - I think finding someone to talk to or listen to or read their book, from someone who’s gone through something similar, can be really helpful.
    So I LOVED talking to Tyler about her art, her grief, her mom, and body positivity.
    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests (including Tyler's 2 books!): https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together
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    Turning "Pain into Power" and practicing self-care - with X. Ari

    Turning "Pain into Power" and practicing self-care - with X. Ari

    Do you love trying different things for your mental health and figuring out which ones work? And then sticking with them, but also letting yourself switch it up when the routine isn't serving you anymore (and NOT beating yourself up about it if you miss a day/week/whatever!)? This week's guest is all about that.

    X. Ari is an alt-pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate, who’s life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power.” She does that through her music, and by sharing her own struggles with mental health online and in-person, speaking at schools and other events. She’s so open about everything from anxiety to psychosis, and what self care activities help her get through it all. She even launched her own non-profit, called WisdoMania Foundation, that offers Songwriting for Wellness workshops to schools and communities.
    And for Mental Health Awareness Month - which is MAY, aka right NOW when this episode comes out - X. Ari is celebrating by putting on a whole festival dedicated to mental health, called WisdoMania Fest. It’s virtual, so you can tune in from home on May 15th and 16th, and try a huge variety of different self care activities, like meditation, yoga, art therapy, songwriting for healing and journaling.

    Want to join the festival (I'll be there!)? Buy your ticket at WisdoManiaFest.com and enter the promo code MENTALLYTOGETHER for 75% off!

    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Mindfully Together: 15-minute Loving Kindness Meditation

    Mindfully Together: 15-minute Loving Kindness Meditation

    If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 7 minutes into this episode.

    This is the 5th edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.

    Today I will lead you through a 15-minute loving kindness meditation, where we will be sending out loving kindness to all living beings (yes, yourself included). It sounds really cheesy, but for me, this type of meditation has really helped me feel more compassion for myself and others. I mean, if you think about everything you do in life, everything you go through, everything you help other people with, can you think of anything that being a little more loving and kind DOESN'T make better?
    So get comfy (like, actually comfy!) and enjoy this meditation.

    Read more about the benefits of loving kindness meditation here.

    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

    Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)

    • 25 min
    Trying medications, getting diagnosed, and preventing suicide - Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque (part 2)

    Trying medications, getting diagnosed, and preventing suicide - Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque (part 2)

    Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque are two friends who bonded over their mental health struggles. Now, they’re using those struggles as inspiration for a short film challenging misconceptions about bipolar disorder and breaking down the stigmas around it. It’s called Up and Down. Lisa is the writer, director, and producer, and Alizée  is the lead actor and associate producer.

    This is part 2 of our conversation - in this episode, we talk about their experiences with medication when it comes to their mental health, what led to Lisa (and her mom) being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and how the pandemic led to Alizée finally being diagnosed with ADHD.
    This episode DOES discuss some  serious topics, including addiction and suicide. If you or anyone you know is experiencing some of those feelings, please reach out to a professional for help. You can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. And please take care of yourself, and only listen to this episode if and when you are ready.
    You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
    Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

    Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Zamsky ,

Thank you for this Podcast

Covid has sucked for me, but your podcast is a bright light. I looooove it!!!

Kira Rosemary ,

Looooove

What a brave new podcast! I admit I love to listen to podcasts at 1.5 speed because I need info fast. This pod was almost enough to warrant a real speed listen. Tucker is so eloquent in how he speaks about mental health, and Cassidy asks pointed questions that help bring a new light to this space. I cannot wait for the next episode!

ASchoen0812 ,

Beneficial, Important, Relateable

This podcast is great, much needed content. Mental health is something that still has stigma attached to it, and outlets like this podcast are beneficial and helpful in working through that. Cassidy's TV interviewing skills shine in this outlet, and her personality/style help make this often serious content relateable. It's like talking through life events with a friend. The podcast is peppered with light-hearted moments, and asks questions that are important for us to ask in our own lives. Useful information comes out of it, and I'm glad to have this new content from Cassidy.

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