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The intention of this show is to bring hope and community to those who are personally struggling with depression and anxiety or has a loved one who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Each week we will hear from those who have personal experience dealing with mental health issues as well as experts in the mental health world; from therapists and doctors to healers. We want to be your support system by sharing real stories and proving that community is vital to recovery. Together we can break the stigma around depression and anxiety and bring HOPE to the world.

Hope to Recharge Matana Poupko Jacobs

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 203 Ratings

The intention of this show is to bring hope and community to those who are personally struggling with depression and anxiety or has a loved one who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Each week we will hear from those who have personal experience dealing with mental health issues as well as experts in the mental health world; from therapists and doctors to healers. We want to be your support system by sharing real stories and proving that community is vital to recovery. Together we can break the stigma around depression and anxiety and bring HOPE to the world.

    Healing from BPD with Mindfulness (Hannah Galliers)

    Healing from BPD with Mindfulness (Hannah Galliers)

    Hannah Galliers has navigated through her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder, known in the United Kingdom as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Although Hannah's official diagnosis with BPD was recent, she has been on a healing journey through meditation and mindfulness practices and other therapies for several years. As with many people with BPD, she grew up in a broken environment where she was not allowed to process emotion. In college, she faced recovery from sexual assault, and shortly after, one of her best friends passed away. The realization that the path she was walking might lead to her death, pushed her to seek support for her mental health.
    It has taken years for Hannah to finally receive the official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Her upbeat demeanor and lack of skills to recognize and communicate her feelings kept the depth of her struggle from being recognized by both herself and the professionals she interacted with. Finally, when she got in to see a psychiatrist about a possible ADHD diagnosis, that doctor redirected her to BPD. Unfortunately, the best-known treatment for this disorder (DBT) is not readily available in England, so Hannah has not yet begun that course. The practices that have served her best in coping with BPD have been placing consistent structure in her day, reflecting on her long-term progress, and keeping her mindset open and positive.
    Hannah started this journey without a lot of support, but as she has chosen to be open about her struggles and work hard to feel better, she found the love of her life. She and her partner Michael, have a baby and a home and will soon be married. Michael has been very patient with her and been able to recognize when the illness is talking and not his beloved Hannah. Together, they navigated through pregnancy that was made more difficult not only by BPD but also COVID lockdown. Before Michael, she had typical experiences with romantic relationships: the ups and downs, emotional breakups, and instability… but today, there is hope. People like Michael do exist out there, who are willing to communicate, take everything with a grain of salt and a pound of patience, and to keep their loved one with BPD accountable to do what they need to feel better.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.
    If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.
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    Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? 
    Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind
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    Connect with Hannah:
    Facebook: Hannah Galliers
    Instagram: @Hannah Galliers
    Website: www.mymindfulnesscoach.co.uk/
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    “Everything that I’ve been through has led me to this moment, and everything I have now, I’m very grateful for, and I wouldn’t change it for anything

    • 44 min
    Borderline Personality Disorder: The Road to Recovery (Debbie DeMarco Bennett)

    Borderline Personality Disorder: The Road to Recovery (Debbie DeMarco Bennett)

    Debbie DeMarco Bennett grew up in a difficult home situation and moved to foster care as a teen. She went through her own Hell, and chose to go back, to help those who live there. For Debbie, recovery started with a diagnosis. She was hospitalized with dehydration. Because her emotions were so strong, her nerves caused her to throw everything up. Her partner and her best friend came to the E.R. and told her, that if she didn’t figure out what was causing these emotional responses and get help, they would abandon her. She told the hospital staff what her mental state was. The psychiatrist recognized some of her symptoms, did a diagnostic checklist, and diagnosed her with BPD. Debbie was relieved that there was a name for what she was experiencing, that she wasn’t the only one, and that the doctor had given her this hope: there was a treatment created specifically for people with her disorder called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and their hospital had groups where she could go through the skills training course.
    As she began recovery, Debbie started writing a blog and created a Twitter account where she processed and documented what she learned. Her hope, was that another human might read her account and relate to her story. Soon, she had thousands of followers and messages pouring in from readers, many of whom were asking how they could access a therapy group. She realized she could offer them the hope that she had found, and started DBT Path. Now, dozen staff members later, they are able to offer DBT groups and other supports to people who are currently struggling in the same way she had been just a few years ago.
    There is hope for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and their communities. People with BPD have often been through horrific amounts of trauma and just may be some of the strongest people alive. They are waiting to be given a chance to heal, improve their lives, and contribute all the good they have to offer to their communities. People with BPD are so often immediately dismissed as a “hopeless case” or rejected and feared because of their unexpected behaviors. The stigma around this diagnosis is stronger than of almost any other mental illness. However, with education and proof of recovery, that stigma is slowly lifting. As people are able to find the right support system and persevere towards healing, the illness is not as destructive.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.
    If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.
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    Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? 
    Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind
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    Connect with Debbie:
    Emotionallysensitive.com
    Phone: 415-326-DBT5
    Email: admin@emotionallysensitive.com
    Facebook:@EmotionallySensitive.DBTpath
    Twitter: @dbtpath
    YouTube: DBTPath
    Pinterest: DBT Path
    Instagram: @dbtpath
    Blog chronicling Debbi

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Breaking the Silence on Borderline Personality Disorder

    Breaking the Silence on Borderline Personality Disorder

    In this short solo episode, Matana outlines the coming episodes dedicated to discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with those affected by it. From being diagnoses to determining the elusive diagnosis, this crippling disorder causes shame, panic and few known treatment options. The stigma is real, but those suffering need not be alone. Join us in upcoming episodes and hear firsthand how those affected are determined to persevere.
    After a close friend loses her eldest son, Matana flew in to be there with her in time of tragedy. While Passover was too short of a Holiday, it provided the needed time to reflect about the important things in life and how we can each make a difference to those hurting around us.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.
    If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.
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    Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? 
    Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind
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    Suicide Hotlines:
    USA: 1-800-273-8255
    USA Crisis (Text): 741-741
    Canada: 1-833-456-4566
    United Kingdom: 116-123
    Australia: 13-11-14
    International Suicide Hotlines:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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    • 19 min
    The Teen Suicide Prevention Society (Jackie Simmons)

    The Teen Suicide Prevention Society (Jackie Simmons)

    Within the next 24 hours, more than 3,000 teenagers in the United States will attempt to take their own lives. Seventeen of them will succeed. Jackie Simmons' daughter, Stephanie, shared that statistic when delivering a speech which would change lives and inspire teens to come together with Stephanie's sisters and to create, "The Teen Suicide Prevention Society."
    When Stephanie was 14, she attempted suicide for the first time. Over the next several years, her mother placed her in different types of treatment programs, but never spoke with her directly about what she was going through. When Stephanie stood up and gave that speech, Jackie realized her huge mistake. Her daughter suggested to the audience, the solution to teen suicidality was prevention, not intervention, and that kids should be talked to about mental health, suicide, and strategies to deal with any difficulties they encounter before they were having a problem with it.
    That is the basis of their society. Today, they train people to be emotionally and mentally resilient and provide tools to talk with loved ones about suicide, before it appears to be a problem. Those who join the Teen Suicide Prevention Society receive a script on talking with their teens about suicide, tools to learn about where they stand, and to learn skills in mental and emotional resilience, and support from trained and professional staff. Joining is free, and access to most of the programs they offer are also free of charge.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.
    If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.
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    Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? 
    Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind
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    Connect with Jackie:
    Learn about & Join the Society
    YouTube Channel
    Jackie's Facebook
    Make a Donation
    Jackie's Book on Amazon: "Make it a Great Day"
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    Quotes:
    “[I am] able to say with absolute certainty, that the silence on this topic is killing us. It's deadly.” @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

    “Here's a myth: people who attempt to die by suicide, whether they die or not, they're not looking to die. They just can't figure out how to live. They just don't know how to live with the pain… It's not a fascination with death. It is literally, that's the only option they can see in that moment.” @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge
    “What if there's no sign of struggle? … the first sign is often a [suicide] attempt.“ @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge
    “The reality is according to Freud, suicidal thoughts are normal. They're part of the natural problem solving abilities of the brain. They're part of our worst case scenario mechanism. They are there for a reason they can spur problem-solving if we let it.” @JackieSimmo

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Being the Parent of a Child Battling Mental Illness (Avremi Gourarie)

    Being the Parent of a Child Battling Mental Illness (Avremi Gourarie)

    I had the privilege of talking with Avremi Gourarie about the life of his daughter Yocheved, her struggle with an eating disorder, depression and her heartbreaking recent death.
    On December 22, 2020, 24 year old Yocheved took her own life.
    Yocheved was a kind and thoughtful person. Loved by all. She was a top student, always maintaining perfect grades in school and at the time of her passing, was in the process of applying to PHD nursing programs. Posthumously, the family learned that she was accepted at Columbia University in their DNP program on track to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Unfortunately, her battle with mental illness raged, and she succumbed to it, not having fulfilled her dreams.
    Avremi shared with me all that their family had done to support Yocheved throughout her struggle. She attended a Modern Orthodox High School, which was less restrictive than the Chabad school that she had previously attended. They assembled a therapy team, which included a stint at a residential facility specializing in eating disorders. Family and friends provided the needed financial support and other provisions so they could focus on helping her life improve.
    The day of Yocheved's death came as a surprise to Avremi, who thought she was being supervised and making progress. The Gouraries and their community are still grieving, processing, and continuing to learn more about mental health issues as they ask themselves the hard questions - What happened?
    Avremi and I touched on so many important topics in this episode that we could not cover in such a short time. Stay tuned for more episodes covering such subjects of being the parent of a child battling mental illness, siblings of kids with mental illness, and how to balance religion with necessary treatments.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.
    If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.
    —————————————————————————
    Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? 
    Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind
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    Connect with Avremi:
    Instagram Facebook Twitter Soundcloud —————————————————————————
    Quotes:
    "It was very important to my wife and I that we didn't put religion ahead of cure." @AvremiGourarie @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

    "There's so much pain for [parents whose children have committed suicide]. There's so much loneliness because they feel like failures and what they need to know that they're heroes, heroes." @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge
    "She refused to consider going to any kind of nutritional counseling for eating disorder."@AvremiGourarie @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge
    "The reason, I suspect, is because an eating disorder is something that it gives them control of something. If you're going to get nutritional support for it and they tell you, "You can't do this, but you got to d

    • 53 min
    Searching for God in the Garbage (Bracha Goetz)

    Searching for God in the Garbage (Bracha Goetz)

    Bracha Goetz walks us through her journey to finding purpose in her life. Her search began at age 12 when she started wondering what the point of anything was and feeling very empty inside. She thought there must be more to life than what those around her do and expected her to do. She began her struggle with food, experimented with drugs and sought out religions and philosophical schools of thought.
    As an adult in medical school, Bracha came upon a Jewish school in Israel for those searching for truth and clarity. It was there she encountered the Almighty and found true fulfillment for the first time. Her desire for junk food diminished drastically. 
    Her transformation lay in teachings by Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of Aish HaTorah, called the 5 Pleasures. We must first understand the core truth of creation, that humans were created to find the most pleasure they can on this planet. There are five basic levels of pleasure in the human experience.
    (1) The physical five senses, the most basic level of pleasure - food, nature, music , etc.
    (2) Love -  appreciation for other human beings. 
    (3) Meaning-- having a reason behind what you do and connecting to your community in a deeper way. 
    (4) Creativity -  the joy of creative freedom and using our natural gifts for a purpose. 
    (5) Transcendence, or clarity. When you can perceive and understand truths about God, people and the world around you and about yourself.
    We typically dwell in levels one through three.  Levels four and five are rare, but when we experience them, we never forget them and continue to pursue them. Many people turn to addiction, including disordered eating, because they have not reached higher levels of pleasure and purpose. Almost all addiction is seated in the first level - the physical. When not fulfilled in the higher levels or not finding spiritual connection in the physical world, we seek more and more pleasure in the lower levels. Unfortunately, those pursuits can never provide what we seek.
    If you have trouble finding joy and purpose in your life, try some of the exercises suggested by Bracha. Try noticing small things that are pleasurable to you. For instance, focus on an orange and notice its color, fragrance, texture, flavor - and any other pleasurable details. Connecting to what you eat the way it was intended, is a spiritual experience, which will deeply connect you to the universe and to your creator. If you have experienced emotional trauma, it will be challenging, but don’t give up.
    If you find yourself doing something unhealthy, pause. Try switching activities. Dance around the house. Interact with other humans. Go outside. Then come back to that bag of chips and see if you still desire them as strongly. Oftentimes, you will find you were not truly feeding your soul, only your temporary, physical pleasure sensors. If you do finish that bag of chips, observe how you feel afterwards. Do you feel more whole? More clear and purposeful? Grateful? Or did it make you feel bad about yourself?
    We hope you take the time to find pleasure in the "small things". What do you do? We'd love to hear. Share your thoughts with us in our private Facebook group.
    Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!
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    Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!
    There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.
    https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

hope to recharge fan ,

Ty for saving my life

I was a 17 year old boy with the attention to killing myself Ure podcast has changed the whole way of living and now I am Living happily with a new family because of Ure podcasts

Chaiaf ,

If you only subscribe to one podcast..this is it.

I was a bit skeptical about mental health podcasts. I feared they might be fluffy or not have real scientific basis. And it could be those type do exist. Not in this arena. Matana is the anti-fluff. Her podcasts, it feels like as a listener, are well researched and have interesting speakers who all speak from the heart. Matana really walks the walk as she brings her own vulnerability to her show which made me feel like she really gets the challenges of mental illness and any listener is lucky enough to be in a judgement free zone. Keep them coming Matana and bless you for creating this forum!

julieallyson ,

Comforting and interesting

This podcast gives hope and inspiration to people struggling with anxiety.

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