36 episodes

A LITTLE HELP FOR OUR FRIENDS is a podcast for people with friends or loved ones struggling with mental health. We share stories, musings, scientific findings, and evidence-based tips for how to cope with being close to someone suffering from psychological problems.

A Little Help For Our Friends Jacqueline Trumbull and Kibby McMahon

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

A LITTLE HELP FOR OUR FRIENDS is a podcast for people with friends or loved ones struggling with mental health. We share stories, musings, scientific findings, and evidence-based tips for how to cope with being close to someone suffering from psychological problems.

    Infertility Part 2: Our Personal Journey with Egg Freezing

    Infertility Part 2: Our Personal Journey with Egg Freezing

    To follow up on our previous popular episode on infertility (episode 30), Jacqueline shares her personal experiences as she goes through the egg freezing process and learning about her fertility issues. In this unique episode, we open up about our grief, worries, and conflicts about family planning when getting pregnant naturally is not an option. Be advised that this is a candid and emotional episode so it contains personal information, medical descriptions, and swearing.  

    • 59 min
    Interview with Dr. Jade Wu: Sleep Disorders

    Interview with Dr. Jade Wu: Sleep Disorders

    We spend about a third of our lives sleeping and yet sleep is a struggle for many of us. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jade Wu, a Board-certified sleep medicine specialist and researcher at Duke University School of Medicine, about sleep disorders, sleep hygiene, dreaming, and CBT treatments for sleep issues. 

    • 49 min
    Breakups Part 2: Ending Relationships

    Breakups Part 2: Ending Relationships

    Although breakups are complex and painful for all those involved, it is a unique challenge to be in the position of "dumping" someone. In this episode, we follow up on our previous episode on breakups by discussing the process of ending romantic relationships. Jacqueline discusses in depth her break up with Arie on ABC's The Bachelor. We also explain a guide to breaking up with someone from Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

    • 52 min
    Surviving Breakups

    Surviving Breakups

    Ending a romantic relationship is always challenging, for both the people in the relationship and the loved ones on the sidelines. In this episode, we discuss the different reasons why breakups are so painful and what we can do to help our loved ones going through them. 

    • 49 min
    Managing Burnout

    Managing Burnout

    Burnout is on the rise in the pandemic, as we struggled to keep up with our responsibilities while feeling more exhausted and unmotivated. As much as we'd like to blame Zoom fatigue, burnout is a serious syndrome that spans across different types of jobs and professional roles. In this episode, we define burnout and discuss how to address it. Kibby and Jacqueline share personal stories of burnout and the different manifestations it can take. 

    • 45 min
    Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum depression has been on the rise since new mothers take on this new role in the pandemic. Although becoming a parent is always challenging, the persistent negative feelings, irritability, trouble bonding with the baby, and other such experiences can be signs of this illness. In this episode, we invite Dr. Susan Karabell from the women's clinic at Weill Cornell to tell us what postpartum depression is, what are similar postpartum mental health disorders, how it's treated, and what loved ones can do to help.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

neaner05 ,

Amazing podcast, insightful and extremely helpful

So happy to have found this podcast. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do!

_karenrenee_ ,

Very interesting!

I love this podcast! It’s so refreshing and relatable yet very informative

O. Vad ,

Clear and relatable!

Kibby and Jacqueline present their info and insights in a really unscary way - very helpful for keeping oneself open to hearing uncomfortable truths!

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