72 episodes

A LITTLE HELP FOR OUR FRIENDS is a mental health podcast hosted by Jacqueline Trumbull (Bachelor alum, Ph.D student) and Dr. Kibby McMahon (psychologist, Intent FitHouse owner). The podcast sheds light on the psychological issues your loved ones could be struggling with and provides scientifically-informed perspectives on various mental health topics. As two Duke University clinical psychology Ph.D. trainees, Jacqueline and Kibby are learning along with you and share insights from their training on the relational nature of mental health. They mix evidence-based learning with their own personal examples and stories from their listeners. Episodes are a range of conversations between Kibby & Jacqueline themselves, as well as with featured guests including Bachelor Nation members such as Zac Clark speaking on addiction recovery, Ben Higgins on loneliness, and Jenna Cooper on cyberbullying, as well as therapists & doctors such as sleep specialist Dr. Jade Wu, amongst many others. Additional topics covered on the podcast have included fertility, gaslighting, depression, mental health & veterans, mindfulness, and much more. Season two is currently airing with new episodes each Wednesday. For more information, check out www.ALittleHelpForOurFriends.com

A Little Help For Our Friends Jacqueline Trumbull and Kibby McMahon

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 84 Ratings

A LITTLE HELP FOR OUR FRIENDS is a mental health podcast hosted by Jacqueline Trumbull (Bachelor alum, Ph.D student) and Dr. Kibby McMahon (psychologist, Intent FitHouse owner). The podcast sheds light on the psychological issues your loved ones could be struggling with and provides scientifically-informed perspectives on various mental health topics. As two Duke University clinical psychology Ph.D. trainees, Jacqueline and Kibby are learning along with you and share insights from their training on the relational nature of mental health. They mix evidence-based learning with their own personal examples and stories from their listeners. Episodes are a range of conversations between Kibby & Jacqueline themselves, as well as with featured guests including Bachelor Nation members such as Zac Clark speaking on addiction recovery, Ben Higgins on loneliness, and Jenna Cooper on cyberbullying, as well as therapists & doctors such as sleep specialist Dr. Jade Wu, amongst many others. Additional topics covered on the podcast have included fertility, gaslighting, depression, mental health & veterans, mindfulness, and much more. Season two is currently airing with new episodes each Wednesday. For more information, check out www.ALittleHelpForOurFriends.com

    Season 2 Wrap Up

    Season 2 Wrap Up

    We wrap up season 2 by reflecting on our episodes that focused on relationships, emotions and skills we can use to change our unhealthy patterns. Both of us have gone through our own personal, journeys with love, pregnancy, engagements, conflicts and intense feelings during this season. In this vulnerable final episode, we discuss lessons learned in our personal lives and on this podcast.

    We look forward to joining you all again for Season 3 this fall!
    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 27 min
    Envy

    Envy

    Only one basic emotion has the unique position of being one of the seven deadly sins and a criteria for a serious personality disorder: Envy! Envy is a feeling that comes from a desire to have what someone else has. Although it can motivate us to compete for resources and power, it can of course have an ugly side when it tips into aggression. In this episode, we discuss what envy is, who struggles with it, and tips from CBT for how to overcome it.

    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 45 min
    Jealousy

    Jealousy

    A little flare of jealousy when someone flirts with your partner may be exciting once in a while, but it can damage a relationship when it becomes intense or consuming. Unhealthy or "morbid" jealousy can reach levels of obsessive suspicions, controlling behaviors, checking emails and social media, or even violence. In this episode, we discuss unhealthy forms of jealousy, who is most likely to suffer from jealousy, and tips for improving a jealousy-ridden relationship.

    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 46 min
    Interview with Jared Glenn: Bridging Social Divides

    Interview with Jared Glenn: Bridging Social Divides

    A common question we get is "what to do with the Fox News dad?" In other words, how do we maintain our relationships with our loved ones during this time of social divide and polarization? In this episode, we discuss these issues with Jared Glenn, who evolved from a life as a professional fighter to a historian, academic, writer, and advocate for youth through the All Stars Project. Jared shares insights from his personal and professional experiences with racial, political and economic social barriers and gives us tips on bridging those gaps.

    Check out: Jared's Instagram: do.right.and.fear.nothing
    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Relationship OCD

    Relationship OCD

    Do you or your loved ones obsess about being in the right relationship or being with the right partner? Although those questions are very common in every relationship, at an extreme level could be considered relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD). ROCD is an understudied and relatively new form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that can interfere with intimacy or relational wellbeing. In this episode, we define ROCD, share the insights and tips from recent research, and speculate wildly about whether Jacqueline has it or not.

    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 49 min
    All about ASMR

    All about ASMR

    ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is a tingling, pleasurable sensation you can get from listening to certain sounds or visuals. This mysterious and curious phenomenon has inspired an explosion of internet communities and resources in recent years, with some notable mental health benefits. For this episode, we discuss this growing trend with ASMR content creator Danny Docile, who explains what ASMR is, how he got into this work, and even gives us a little demonstration! If anything, tune into this episode to hear Danny's lovely, ASMR-inducing English accent.

    Check out Danny Docile's ASMR channel: Danny Docile ASMR
    For more info, check out: www.alittlehelpforourfriends.com
    Follow us on Instagram: @ALittleHelpForOurFriends

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

KEB from NYC ,

It’s like getting drinks with your really smart, insightful friends

As someone who very naturally is incredibly curious about why our brains work the way they do, I totally adore this pod. There’s zero pretension to their conversations and you can tell this is two good, insightful friends talking about things that affect truly all of us. I’m not saying it’s better than therapy or even a substitute, but I feel much more equipped to parse through the kinds of things that come up in day to day life with their measured, humorous, refreshingly honest insights.

cwilhit ,

Love This Podcast!

Found your podcast after hearing you on Dear Shandy! So glad I did because I love this podcast already!

Kelsk123 ,

Love the mix of research and personal

Excellent dialogue. great personal stories. This podcast brings it all together for the everyday person who wants to learn! Thanks for a great pod!

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