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Comedians and entertainers talk about their mental health and practice resilience skills. The world’s funniest people with the biggest feelings. We put the funk in dysfunction since 1865.

Mental Health Comedy Ed Crasnick

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Comedians and entertainers talk about their mental health and practice resilience skills. The world’s funniest people with the biggest feelings. We put the funk in dysfunction since 1865.

    Liz Glazer - Good Grief

    Liz Glazer - Good Grief

    We've never had a comic who is also a former law professor married to a Rabbi before. Liz Glazer http://www.dearlizglazer.com/ is all of that and so much more. She's funny and real and talks about the grief and loss of her baby daughter, and all that surrounded the experience, including the comedy that came out of the horror.If that's not enough for you, I don't know what to tell you. Find my partner, the amazing Jennifer Kolari here: https://www.connectedparenting.com/and visit us here: http://makelightmedia.com/podcast

    • 1 hr
    Diana Chao - Letters To Strangers

    Diana Chao - Letters To Strangers

    Diana Chao is a real leader on a mission to create a connection and awareness of global mental health. At 24 years old, she is a climate scientist and the founder of https://www.letterstostrangers.org/, the world's largest youth run mental health organization. Check out her amazing Ted Talk at 19 https://youtu.be/qDstuXvsJTEWe talk about her life at 13, dealing with so many personal and family issues, that for a time she lost her sight. Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, she decided to start writing letters, reaching out to strangers. And then inspired fellow students to do the same. Clubs formed at schools all over the world. Jennifer also gives tips about how to write to yourself, how to connect and get help through your own writing, how to get your brain out of survival mode. Diana was an immgrant from China and she talks about the importance of educating people about the mental health of immigrants, here in The U.S. and around the world. Find Diana on Instagram @dizzodin and @l2smentalhealth, and find jennifer here https://www.connectedparenting.com/Find us everywhere and here at http://makelightmedia.com/podcast

    • 53 min
    Almie Rose - DIY Meditation

    Almie Rose - DIY Meditation

    Almie Rose is a talented writer and voice actor. No one can speak with authority on American Girl Doll Lunches and do guided meditation for cryin' out loud. She has a unique perspective as a pop culture journalist and voice over actor for guided meditation which you can hear at places like Insight Timer. We talk about everything from how to deal with obsessive thoughts to how she started working doing guided meditations. And Almie take us through a 1 minute guided meditation that will change your day. Jennifer also has tips and practices on how to use your imagination to change the direction of your thinking. As she often says "where thoughts go, energy flows." Almie has an amazing blog, and the best name for a blog I've ever heard, go to Apocalypstick.com. And listen to her podcast Something About Astrology, which she co-hosts with comic and actor Chris Dotson who happens to be her husband. Find Almie on Instagram @apocalypstick and check out all of Jennifer's amazing work, media, classes and services at connectedparenting.com

    • 48 min
    Erin Parks Ph.D. - Eating Disorders

    Erin Parks Ph.D. - Eating Disorders

    Erin is a leading expert in Eating Disorder Therapy and Treatment. She's also a clinical psychologist and an innovator who is the co-founder of Equip Health. https://equip.health/ Equip is a ground breaking virtual treatment center. This allows families to get help and stay in their homes rather than have to travel thousands of miles away from where they live to get help for their kids and themselves. In this episode, Erin talks about Family Based Treatment and Equip takes insurance, they have a special arrangement with insurance companies so kids can get the care they need. This is about mental health, not some rare disease. Eating disorders are a mental health issue, and it involves something we all face, how to relate to our thoughts and feelings. Find all our shows here http://makelightmedia.com/podcast. Look for the good.

    • 52 min
    Patton Oswalt - Life, Death & Stuff

    Patton Oswalt - Life, Death & Stuff

    It's a new season and everything's brand new except for my brain wiring from the mesozoic era. Had a really great talk with Patton about an incredible range of stuff he's experienced in his life, especially the last few years. He's real, open and clear about things that could kill most people. I especially loved his show Annihilation, so moving, it woke me up, laughing and crying for real. Many years ago, along with a few other comics, Robin Jones who was running The Nuart in LA, had a midnight screening of It's a Wonderful Life for us. I will never forget the looks on our faces. Great conversation. Happy, Healthy New Year to you!

    • 43 min
    Kellye Howard - Getting Curious

    Kellye Howard - Getting Curious

    Actress/Comic/Writer/Producer Kellye Howard joins Jennifer and I. The life traumas that she's been through would destroy most people. From being diagnosed with Bipolar Mania to the loss of her young daughter and son. (can't even begin to imagine this) Rather than go under, she gets curious, explores her own childhood traumas and the patterns of her life. And then goes on to create a solo show "Crazy or Nah" which ran at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater. Find Kellye's amazing work, TV and Films, podcast and much more here: https://www.kellyehoward.com/ Brilliant, brave and bold! And then I stop crying long enough tohave a question from our friend; actress and writer Cathy Ladman about how to stop negative spiraling in our heads. Jennifer and I role play it; it's an honor just being nominated. That this negative voice is actually there to protect us, an ancient program, and we can respond; a two way conversation between thoughts, feelings and me. (not me, just saying this for a friend). Find Jennifer's classes, podcasts, services, video and audio here: https://connectedparenting.com/Find my stuff; content, programs, services and podcasts here: http://makelightmedia.com/Lookforthegood!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Should have more reviews

Great

Connor Kwiecien ,

One of my favorites

This podcast has it two of my favorite things: comedy and education. While I love to laugh, the fact that I’m able to learn and take away techniques and practices to better my own mental health makes this podcast a great listen that literally helps me feel better

FastTwitchMedia ,

Serious topic . . .

. . . delivered in a fun, helpful way. Co-hosts Crasnick and Kolari go deep on the stuff that bothers us and I can relate to them. Its non-clinical, they have a sense of humor about it and its extremely practical and helpful information. I subscribed immediately.

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