Are You Mental? is a podcast about mental health.
There’s a lot more talk about mental health these days – which is great - but so many of us are a little unclear on what each mental health struggle is, what might cause them and what they’re like to live with. What’s happening in the brain when we’re anxious? When someone’s depressed, what are they actually experiencing? Why would an addict keep going back to the very thing that’s ruining their life? This podcast explores these questions and more.
Each episode is about a different mental health struggle. The host, Mick Andrews, speaks to two people who have lived the struggle and an expert who sheds light on what’s going on behind the scenes.
For more info on the show go to areyoumental.com
Trauma can shatter our world and leave us deeply scarred. But it doesn’t have to have the last word. Antonia and Preston bravely share their experience with trauma and how they made it through PTSD. Our psychologist, Nettie, is back to help us understand how trauma and PTSD work and how we can live through them.
Why would someone go to therapy? Does it really work? What happens in the therapy room? What type of therapist is best? Mick sits down with a psychologist, a counsellor and a psychotherapist to tackle these questions and more.
Schizophrenia can be a scary condition to have. It usually involves hearing voices and often comes with visual hallucinations and delusions that can mess with your idea of reality. We talk to Chloe and Chris about their intense journeys with Schizophrenia and our Psychologist, Nettie, who unpacks what Schizophrenia is and how it works.
Hard work is good for you right? Well... it is until it’s not. Mick talks to Olivia and Keith about when they hit shut-down from pushing themselves too far. And our psychologist, Nettie, explains what burnout is and how to avoid it.
Bipolar is more than just having ups and downs. It’s a potent condition that can really take hold of people’s lives. David and Sally openly share the roller-coaster ride Bipolar has taken them on while our psychologist, Nettie, explores what’s going on the behind the scenes.
Anton and Suzy tell their amazing stories of their battle with drug addiction and how they were able to leave drugs behind. They share with us what thoughts and feelings fuelled their addiction. Mick also talks to an addiction expert, Grant, who explores what a road to recovery might look like.
This podcast is one of the most informative and raw I’ve found on various mental health issues. I hope he continues this good work. I found so much validation and understanding and many times while listening thought “yes! That’s exactly what it feels like! They get it!” I especially loved the combination of interviewing people with actual experience living with the illness, and experts diving more into the why and how it works. Such a well rounded podcast that I enjoyed, which is a rarity 💜