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Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we're traditionally taught to suffer in silence. We have suffered in silence for far too long. It's our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it's ok to feel, it's ok to seek help, and most importantly you're not alone. Join us bi-weekly as we discuss our experiences, tips, and have conversations with occasional guests about all things mental health related.

A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast Dan and Paul

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we're traditionally taught to suffer in silence. We have suffered in silence for far too long. It's our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it's ok to feel, it's ok to seek help, and most importantly you're not alone. Join us bi-weekly as we discuss our experiences, tips, and have conversations with occasional guests about all things mental health related.

    Becoming Men.

    Becoming Men.

    Dan is rejoined by P to talk about some of their "OGs." We talk about some of the people who were instrumental in helping us become the men we are today. Dan talks about how one of his OGs that used to be heavily involved in the streets pulled him out of the streets, leading by example.

    P talks about how he and his brother bonded over weed in P's teenage years, making him a little more receptive to his guidance. P also shares a story on how Dan's cousin counseled him into not "making someone disappear."

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Coping.

    Coping.

    In this short episode, Dan talks about how he copes with being anxious. Before being prescribed medication a couple of years ago, Dan was forced to find ways to cope with anxiety and panic attacks. Boxing was one of the first things he found that helped, followed by high intensity workouts. He also talks about not talking through his issues or talking to anyone about his issues.

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    • 16 min
    F**k It! I'll Do It Myself.

    F**k It! I'll Do It Myself.

    Dan talks about not being able to ask for or accept help even if he needs it. A lot of people would attribute that to the male ego, but Dan thinks that it's a mixture of his distrust toward people, learned behavior, and not wanting to feel indebted.

    Dan also talks about being self-taught in multiple fields as a result of being unable or unwilling to ask for help. This led him to be accustomed to doing everything alone.

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    Dan
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    P
    Instagram: @PFromCharlotte

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    • 19 min
    Depressed in Isolation

    Depressed in Isolation

    Dan talks about battling depression during his self-quarantine and how he's lost the passion for podcasting, even questioning if he wants to continue being a podcaster. Dan gets depressed every single spring as discussed in previous episodes, but the additional stress and isolation from coronavirus pandemic have only amplified it. Dan also realized after 2 weeks of isolation that he needs small doses of human interaction. Things as minor as interacting with a cashier, or just being in the presence of people at the gym.

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    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
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    Dan
    Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs
    Instagram: @iAmDanOnDrugs

    P
    Instagram: @PFromCharlotte

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    You may also enjoy other podcasts on the @TheBREAKSMedia Network, a collective of some of the dopest podcast for the culture!

    • 20 min
    Pandemic Panic.

    Pandemic Panic.

    Dan personally knows 6 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID19) and he has been unnecessarily in direct contact with 3 of them for about a week. He also talks about why the virus is spreading so rapidly in New Orleans and how his employer is only adding to the problem by encouraging the spread of the virus. Dan compares the feeling in New Orleans to the feeling right before Hurricane Katrina. Much like Katrina, not many people are taking a life-threatening situation seriously. People are putting our lives at risk!

    Stay connected with us on social media.
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
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    Dan
    Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs
    Instagram: @iAmDanOnDrugs

    P
    Instagram: @PFromCharlotte

    For merch check out our online shop at AFewScrewsLoose.com/shop

    You may also enjoy other podcasts on the @TheBREAKSMedia Network, a collective of some of the dopest podcast for the culture!

    • 19 min
    Leave Me TF Alone! (But Don't)

    Leave Me TF Alone! (But Don't)

    Dan talks about the cycle of pushing people away or keeping them at a distance and then feeling lonely as a result. He also shares his anger-inducing jury duty story but then explains how he's normally the calmest in the middle of all-out chaos. Dan talks about how his anxiety manifests in anger, hostility, and subtle aggression. In his younger days, the aggression towards others wasn't so subtle. Lastly, he talks about how we all have that "f**k it" mode that we can be pushed into where consequences don't matter.

    Stay connected with us on social media.
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Instagram: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Facebook: @AFSLPod

    Dan
    Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs
    Instagram: @iAmDanOnDrugs

    P
    Instagram: @PFromCharlotte

    For merch check out our online shop at AFewScrewsLoose.com/shop

    You may also enjoy other podcasts on the @TheBREAKSMedia Network, a collective of some of the dopest podcast for the culture!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tamara tilthebreakof Dawn ,

The Social Network

This was such a good episode. It was relatable, and I appreciate the conversation about mental from a black man. This is needed. Looking forward to hearing more episodes.

TwiggyRingwald ,

A Safe Juxtaposed Space

I’m unsure of what the intent was but I know that every episode makes me comfortable to speak on my mental state. P and Dan have made it ok to speak on mental illness. Thank you for being so beautifully open and honest about such an ugly topic.

Legal Lies ,

A Few Screws Loose is exactly that.

Two men of color who suffer from mental illnesses discuss their thoughts and experiences.

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