124 episodes

Welcome to Acceptable Madness! My name is Scott McKinney and I have no problem admitting that I struggle with depression, and you know what? That's okay. I like using my words as an emotional outlet to talk through whatever struggles I'm having. I hope that I can use my experiences and words to help you too in this judgement-free zone. Enjoy the show and I hope you leave happier than you were when you got here.

Acceptable Madness Scott McKinney

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Welcome to Acceptable Madness! My name is Scott McKinney and I have no problem admitting that I struggle with depression, and you know what? That's okay. I like using my words as an emotional outlet to talk through whatever struggles I'm having. I hope that I can use my experiences and words to help you too in this judgement-free zone. Enjoy the show and I hope you leave happier than you were when you got here.

    I’m Taking a Break

    I’m Taking a Break

    I love this podcast, and that's why I think it's time for me to take a step back for a little while. I just haven't been feeling up to making new episodes, and with everything going on in my life, I'm just exhausted all the time. I want to take some time to step back and get into a better headspace, and I think that one way for me to do that is by taking some responsibility off my plate, and considering the fact that this is my 124 episode, I've had this responsibility for quite some time. I'm not giving up on the podcast; in fact, I have a lot planned for the future, but for right now, I just really need a break so that I'm excited about all the plans I have when I have more time to do them. I appreciate each and every one of you for listening. I'll be back soon, but I don't know if soon is a few weeks or a few months. Thanks, and I'll talk to you later. --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 21 min
    A Week in the Life of Scott McKinney

    A Week in the Life of Scott McKinney

    This week’s episode is going to be a relaxing one. Well, at least I hope so! I just sat back and talked about my life, what’s been going on, and how I’m coping with the everyday stresses of existing. I cover topics from school, to work, and even Halsey’s swollen butt. With range of topics like that, I’m sure it has something for everyone! I hope you enjoy! --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 32 min
    One Year With Pets: Are They Worth It?

    One Year With Pets: Are They Worth It?

    Of course! I love animals and always have. When I was young, I grew up with two dogs and many three cats, and the second I went to college, I missed the unconditional love that they provided. After Alex and I graduated from college, we went on a mission to get pets. Two months after we both started new jobs, we brought home two wonderful pets: our dog Halsey and our cat Leia. It’s been a little over a year since we got them, and in this episode, I’d like to talk about how I feel my life has changed with them around. --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 32 min
    Making a Plan: When to Do It and When to Stick to It

    Making a Plan: When to Do It and When to Stick to It

    Planning might be the most boring topic in the world, but it's still something that needs to be talked about. Planning is important in all walks of life, but I think that it's especially important when you struggle with mental illness. It helps you get a grasp on what is going on around you and put your life events into perspective, while also giving you some self-motivation to keep moving forward. That said, it can also seem like a bad thing when you don't feel the motivation to do what you've set out to do. That's what I talk about in this episode, and I hope you enjoy it! --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 33 min
    How Mastering Chess Can Improve Your Mental Health

    How Mastering Chess Can Improve Your Mental Health

    Admittedly, I'm no master of chess, so I don't know if this is true. That said, I've spent a lot of my free time playing chess recently and trying to become better at it. What I find crazy is how many parallels I've found between the game of strategy and my mental health. Maybe it's because I have an unhealthy obsession of the game and think about it all the time or maybe it's because there are actually parallels. No matter the reason, that's what I'm going to talk about this episode. I hope you enjoy! :) --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 34 min
    Your Mental Health and College

    Your Mental Health and College

    This is something that I think about every day, but I decided that it's finally time to make an episode about it. College is brutal. I don't care how smart you are, college is hard for a few reasons. I hated my undergrad because I didn't handle being away from home and having no friends well. It was also hard because I had nooooo clue what I wanted to do with my life. My masters is hard because it's a lot of work, but it's also more satisfying than my undergrad, even though I'm juggling this and a full-time job. My doctorate (which I haven't gone for) feels like an inevitability, and I honestly can't wait for it. So, how did I go from hating college to diving deeper? Well, I'm glad you asked! That's what this episode is about. I hope you like it. --- I am not a doctor, so do not treat this as therapy or medical advice. I just do this podcast with the hopes that it can help some people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Also, check out my book, Trying Not to Kill Myself, on Amazon!

    • 35 min

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Great podcast. Very honest and raw. I think it could help a lot of people, so I hope it gets out there for the right people to hear!

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