91 episodes

Psychotherapist Allan Clarke and his journalist son Kamron host a weekly podcast where they discuss all things mental health related with guests... whilst having "the craic."

Straight Talking Mental Health Allan Clarke & Aisling Mailer

    • Health & Fitness

Psychotherapist Allan Clarke and his journalist son Kamron host a weekly podcast where they discuss all things mental health related with guests... whilst having "the craic."

    90:The Psych Ward (Peter Vox)

    90:The Psych Ward (Peter Vox)

    "I spent 15 months hospitalised in psychiatric wards.'"

    Episode 90:

    We're straight talking The Psych Ward with author Peter Vox. Peter is a former teacher in the Bronx who grew up in a family with a history of mental illnesses and is the author of The Psych Ward Notes. Peter tells us how his health anxiety and existential thoughts developed early in childhood and after a suicide attempt he was hospitalised in various psychiatric wards. He discusses schizoid patients, electroconvulsive therapy and if it really is like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

    Allan got sunburned playing golf in Portugal but he's riling over "ripe & ready" avocados while Aisling still has the Keanu Reeves crush from childhood but is bemused at her TikTok profile picture theft.

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    89: Check In (Johnny & Amber)

    89: Check In (Johnny & Amber)

    "Men don't really talk about this, we don't really hear about men in violent relationships.'"

    Episode 89:

    It's out monthly check in, no particular theme just what is going in ours and the greater world. We discuss the ongoing case of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard, their toxic relationship, the often unspoken domestic violence on men and Amber Heard's diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. We have covered men in Abusive Relationships & Borderline Personality Disorder in the past, click the links or check our back catalogue.

    We return from London - definitely not Aisling's favourite place. Allan quite weirdly is smiling at the traumatic origins of Marvel's Moon Knight but he is most definitely not smiling after being made to watch 50 Shade of Grey by Aisling!

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    88: Autism (Kella)

    88: Autism (Kella)

    "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism'"

    Episode 88:

    STMH 2.0 is go! Peter steps out and Aisling steps in. We're straight talking autism with Kella aka Awakened Neurodivergence. We discuss ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Kella also tells us also about her OCD. We discuss some of the characteristics of autism like stimming, eye contact, social and, sensory issues, the levels of autism diagnosis and we clear up some of the biggest misconceptions. Allan discusses his own experience of being diagnosed and Aisling shares what it's like to be a neurotypical partner of someone that is neurodivergent.

    As it is the first podcast with Aisling as the brand new co-host, we discuss our background of how we met so it's a bit of a longer episode but that just means more laughs! Aisling is a fantastic new asset to the podcast as she opens up about her experience of anxiety and panic attacks. Find out how people in public think their chemistry is "magnetic" and how they fell in love over inappropriate memes about Allan's mother!

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Episode 87: Smiles & Riles 2 (S’long Pete...Again!)

    Episode 87: Smiles & Riles 2 (S’long Pete...Again!)

    "The man is a devil!'"

    Episode 87:

    The second in our check in series! Don't get too attached though as Peter leaves the podcast again! Not to worry though, we'll be continuing on and relaunching STMH 2.0 with a new co-host! Find out all about it on this week's episode. Before Peter goes though, he'll be telling you (sort of) why he is leaving for good this time and why it has him smiling. We also talk about "The Slap" and you can hear why testing positive for covid wasn't even the most exciting thing to happen to Allan on Monday!

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 86: Addicted Child (Richard Capriola)

    Episode 86: Addicted Child (Richard Capriola)

    "Every child is vulnerable to being captured by alcohol or drugs - every child!"


    Episode 86: 


    This week we are talking to author Ricahrd Capriola about his book "The Addicted Child." Richard tells us some of the warning signs to look out for with teenagers and substance abuse, some of the underlying issues which can lead to addiction, the impact of drugs on the developing brain and what not to do as a parent if your child is abusing drugs.


    Allan & Peter discuss the mental health challenges of being a father after a correspondence from a dad who is feeling suicidal, we're riled at the dramatic rise in the cost of living, Peter jumps on the Encanto buzz and Allan has parenting wins and fails.


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 85: Smiles & Riles #1 (The Art of Compromise)

    Episode 85: Smiles & Riles #1 (The Art of Compromise)

    "The situation in the Ukraine is breeding a lot of anxiety for people'"


    Episode 85:


    Surprise!!! We're back. You wanted weekly, we'll meet ye half way and give you every two weeks. This is our first check in episode, no particular theme but we look at the world as always, through the lens of mental health. We discuss the anxiety the situation in Ukraine is breeding, Allan goes back to the gym and notices the societal shift since he was last there. We also discuss the recent controversy around The 2 Johnnies misogynistic remarks and once again, Peter's horn let's him down but our former co-host Kamron has him smiling.


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    • 1 hr 34 min

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