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Mental Illness Happy Hour Paul Gilmartin

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"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times

"Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today

"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire

"Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine

"Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly

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    #515 Best of - Dwayne Perkins

    #515 Best of - Dwayne Perkins

     Dwayne @funnyDP was born to a fifteen year-old mother in the projects of Brooklyn and he was a fighter.   Strong-willed, rebellious and intelligent, he eventually harnessed his temper so it could work in his favor.  He sheds light on his statement “I lived my life to prove I wasn’t a mistake.” This episode originally aired in 2012. 

    Dwayne’s standup has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central Presents and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  Dwayne’s blog can be read at www.averyfunnyblog.com and he can be followed on Twitter @funnydp

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    #514 Mara Wilson Returns

    #514 Mara Wilson Returns

    Author and actress Mara Wilson @MaraWilson talks about her recent struggles with chronic illness as well as managing her OCD and anxiety. She also answers audience questions and chats with Paul about projects she has in the works.

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    #513 Melinda Hill

    #513 Melinda Hill

    Comedian, writer, actress, & podcaster (Let's Process This) Melinda Hill @RealMelindaHill talks about growing up with a parent with untreated bipolar, always being the new kid at school (she moved 21 times) working through unhealthy coping mechanisms, and coming out the other side of it all by getting help.

    Be sure to visit melindahill.com to see her various projects and check out her new standup special "Inappropriate". Follow her @RealMelindaHill

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    #512 Anxiety - Joe List

    #512 Anxiety - Joe List

    Comedian and podcaster (Mindful Metal Jacket) Joe List @JoeListComedy talks about how he manages anxiety and panic attacks and what ultimately led him to asking for help and finding sobriety. Be sure to check out Joe's new YouTube Comedy Special "I Hate Myself".

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    #511 Intimacy Struggles - Monica Padman

    #511 Intimacy Struggles - Monica Padman

    Podcaster (Armchair Expert, Monica and Jess Love Boys) and actress Monica Padman @mlPadman sits down with Paul to unpack her struggles with intimacy, self-image, and growing up Indian in a white community.

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    #510 Virtual Reality & Mental Health - Nanea Reeves

    #510 Virtual Reality & Mental Health - Nanea Reeves

    Nanea Reeves is the CEO & Co-Founder of TRIPP, a mobile app focused on creating mood altering experiences in virtual reality. She talks about VR research and her own struggles that led her to where she is.

    For more about Nanea and TRIPP go to www.Tripp.com

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Entertainment and Education all in one

Somehow this show is able to blend raw, painful, emotional stories with humorous and relatable moments. Easily my new favorite show.

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Good stuff!

This is my favorite podcast! I am a mental health professional, and I find every episode powerful, entertaining, informative, and meaningful.
Just like I have never been to a bad meeting, I have never heard a bad podcast of the mental illness happy hour!

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