90 episodes

GOING MENTAL was born out of host Eileen Kelly’s desire to reckon with the shame she felt around her mental health journey. Despite early career success, internal struggles and a crippling personality disorder drove Eileen to leave her exciting New York City life behind and seek treatment at McLean — one of the oldest mental hospitals in the country. After five months and some serious self-discovery, she returned to the outside world looking for a way to disseminate what she'd learned in treatment and connect to others with similar experiences.

Each week, along with personal stories from Eileen, she interviews some of today’s most compelling media figures, artists, authors, and celebrities about their own mental health journeys, along with a range of experts who provide information and support around various mental conditions.

New episodes releasing every Thursday.

Going Mental with Eileen Kelly Eileen Kelly

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 799 Ratings

GOING MENTAL was born out of host Eileen Kelly’s desire to reckon with the shame she felt around her mental health journey. Despite early career success, internal struggles and a crippling personality disorder drove Eileen to leave her exciting New York City life behind and seek treatment at McLean — one of the oldest mental hospitals in the country. After five months and some serious self-discovery, she returned to the outside world looking for a way to disseminate what she'd learned in treatment and connect to others with similar experiences.

Each week, along with personal stories from Eileen, she interviews some of today’s most compelling media figures, artists, authors, and celebrities about their own mental health journeys, along with a range of experts who provide information and support around various mental conditions.

New episodes releasing every Thursday.

    Disordered Eating by Design with Author Emmeline Clein

    Disordered Eating by Design with Author Emmeline Clein

    Emmeline Clein is the author of the debut book - Dead Weight: Essays on Hunger and Harm. She received her MFA from Columbia and her writing has been published in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and The New York Times Magazine. She discusses her own eating disorder, why one of the most common mental illnesses is also the most treatment resistant, Western beauty ideals and the culture that keeps us sick, Kim Kardashian's met gala look and how we can actually help ourselves. 
     
    This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GOINGMENTAL and get on your way to being your best self.
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mental Health Check-In: Acceptance & Reclaiming Your Agency (Solo)

    Mental Health Check-In: Acceptance & Reclaiming Your Agency (Solo)

    In this solo episode, Eileen gives an update on her mental health and discusses how she incorporated DBT skills in practical applications during some recent professional milestones and personal challenges. She also shares some exciting life updates, including her LA house and upcoming projects. We round out the episode with a listener Q&A on relationships & friendships, finding fulfillment, pursuing passions, mental health self-care practices, and embracing the different stages of life.
     
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    • 50 min
    Why Do People Commit Suicide and How To Prevent It with Dr. Igor Galynker

    Why Do People Commit Suicide and How To Prevent It with Dr. Igor Galynker

    This week, we're sharing a classic episode with Dr. Igor Galynker. Whether this is your first listen or you're revisiting the episode, this conversation was so important to destigmatizing many assumptions around suicidal ideation and feels more topical than ever.
     
    Dr. Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Suicide Research and Prevention Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he’s developed and validated scales to determine the suicidal risk of patients. Dr. Galynker discusses the contributing factors to suicidality, prevention strategies, and his proposed suicide-specific diagnosis, Suicide Crisis Syndrome. 
     
    All donations made through the link below go directly to the Suicide Research and Prevention Laboratory.
     
    https://giving.mountsinai.org/site/TR/DIY/General?px=1239388&pg=personal&fr_id=1090
     
     
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    • 53 min
    Holly Madison: From Alaska to Playboy & Disney Adulting

    Holly Madison: From Alaska to Playboy & Disney Adulting

    Holly Madison is an American television personality and a former girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. She starred on the hit E! reality show The Girls Next Door for five seasons, which showcased life at the Playboy mansion as one of Hef’s three girlfriends. She is also a New York Times Best-Selling author and hosts the podcast Girls Next Level. She discusses growing up on the spectrum and her path to self-discovery, how a girl from a small town in Alaska ended up at the Playboy mansion, emotional abuse and control inside, competition amongst the girlfriends, leaving Hef, plastic surgery, Disneyland, and much more. 
     
    You can find Holly at @hollymadison on Instagram and catch her new series, Lethally Blonde, on ID and Max.
     
    For exclusive bonus episodes please visit: patreon.com/goingmental
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Annie Hamilton: Coming to Terms with Being the Unhinged Girl Online

    Annie Hamilton: Coming to Terms with Being the Unhinged Girl Online

    Annie Hamilton is a former aspiring actress, writer, performer, and niche internet celebrity in New York City. She discusses her online persona, the real life effects of being the “crazy girl” online, and how she differentiates between what’s real and fake, her recent breakup, multiple diagnoses, writing a TV show and movie, and why she'll never do another one-woman show.
     
    You can find Annie on Instagram at @soimwritinganovel and Twitter @ANNIE_HAM.
     
    For exclusive bonus episodes please visit: patreon.com/goingmental
     
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    More information at: Goingmental.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Debunking Personality Disorders with Dr. Brandon Unruh

    Debunking Personality Disorders with Dr. Brandon Unruh

    This week, we're sharing a classic episode with Dr. Brandon Unruh. Whether this is your first listen or you're revisiting the episode, this conversation was so important to destigmatizing many assumptions around personality disorders and feels more topical than ever.
     
    Brandon Unruh, MD, is the medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders at McLean hospital. We discuss the myths and common misconceptions surrounding personality disorders, treatment options, and new research in the field.
     
    For further information on personality disorders:
    https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org
    https://www.mcleanhospital.org/videos?f%5B0%3A9431
    https://emotionsmatterbpd.org
     
    For exclusive bonus episodes please visit: patreon.com/goingmental
     
    Follow @eileen on Instagram
     
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    More information at: Goingmental.com

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
799 Ratings

799 Ratings

duhlyd ,

Eileen!

You’re the best. So sweet and real. And so honest and wise.

Bibilymelo ,

Relatable

I love hearing from someone my age about the struggles we go through. Solo episodes are my favorite

Brendonimer ,

Love the pod.

I see other reviewers comment on being an interviewer vs. conversationalist. I don’t think Eileen should choose. I like hearing both.

I enjoy her interviews but also love love love when she talks with people in her circle like Annie, Sabrina, and Anna. I find her vulnerability in reflecting on her past refreshing.

I hope she interviews more people in her circle.

I would love to hear her interview some of her porn star friends like Rara Knupps and Stella Barry.

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