40 episodes

A shame-free space where people talk about how they care for their mental and emotional health. Common topics include anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. No matter the story, it will be met with compassion. Engage with the show and host Joel Kutz online at http://darkplace.joelkutz.com

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. We are not doctors. For questions about your own health, please consult a medical professional.

The Dark Place: Conversations About Mental Health | Depression | Anxiety Joel Kutz

    • Mental Health
    • 4.2 • 109 Ratings

A shame-free space where people talk about how they care for their mental and emotional health. Common topics include anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. No matter the story, it will be met with compassion. Engage with the show and host Joel Kutz online at http://darkplace.joelkutz.com

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. We are not doctors. For questions about your own health, please consult a medical professional.

    #42: Todd & Vanessa Steinberg

    #42: Todd & Vanessa Steinberg

    Todd and Vanessa are the founders of Komuso Design, which sells jewelry engineered to help quiet the mind. They talk about how living a career-driven lifestyle led to stress, anxiety, and eventually a new life goal of spreading mindfulness and conscious living.

    • 38 min
    #41: Camille Lowman

    #41: Camille Lowman

    Camille Lowman is the founder of Yellow Project, a mental wellness subscription box. Topics include talking to kids about emotions, recovering from chronic pain, and getting in touch with your own self-care needs.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camille_lowman/

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. We are not doctors. For questions about your own health, please consult a medical professional.

    • 40 min
    #40: Joanie Barton

    #40: Joanie Barton

    The clinical therapist talks about recovering from the trauma and abuse of her childhood, healing herself through art, and practicing patience and gratitude.

    • 57 min
    #39: Steve Austin

    #39: Steve Austin

    The writer, life coach, and former youth pastor talks about recovering from being the victim of childhood sexual abuse, his suicide attempt, and his experience with how mental illness is viewed within Christianity.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #38: Kevin Hines (+ Listener Dark Places)

    #38: Kevin Hines (+ Listener Dark Places)

    Kevin Hines is one of only 36 people to survive a suicide attempt by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge. In the past 17 years, he has now become an advocate for those with mental illness. He talked with me about managing his bipolar disorder, how to ask for help, and his work preventing veteran suicides. Plus, Joel reads Listener Dark Places.
     
    In this episode, Kevin talked about these resources:
    SAVE.org
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (+1 for active duty military and veterans)
    Crisis Text Line: Text CNQR to 741741
     
    The Movember Foundation - "Unmute - Ask Him": https://us.movember.com/news/11507/ 
     
    This episode is sponsored by Talkspace, an online therapy company that allows you to send messages with a licensed therapist via text, audio, or video. Visit talkspace.com/DARK and enter the promo code "DARK" to get $30 off youtr first month.

    • 33 min
    The Dark Place: Laura Thompson

    The Dark Place: Laura Thompson

    The 23-year-old journalist from Austin, Texas talks about living with anxiety, the experience of having a panic attack, and why "it's better to cry outside than it is to cry inside."

    Laura runs the newsletter Mental Health Day. Subscribe at tinyletter.com/mentalhealthday.

    This episode is sponsored by Talkspace, an online therapy company that allows you to message a licensed therapist on your phone or computer. Visit talkspace.com/DARK and enter the promo code "DARK" to get $30 off your first month.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

THE NEVINS ,

Joel is a wonderful interviewer!

These podcasts are very informative and Joel handles every guest with grace and compassion. Please keep it up; so happy to see new 2020 episodes. Thank you!

Alexandria Lynn 09 ,

Thank You Joel

These podcasts have helped me get through some really though days. I suffer from treatment resistant depression, OCD, ADHD, and daily anxiety. Some days I just can’t bare these feelings coming at me all at once and my racing mind and irritability. I turn on this podcast and it helps me stop feeling lonely. Thank you Joel, you’ve helped me so much.

Colonel Skip ,

Raw and real

Steve Austin opens his heart and life in episode 39, sharing about his childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, shame, and eventual suicide attempt. This interview is handled with great compassion. Steve’s story and road to recovery will serve as a beacon to many . Check it out.

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