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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 • 21 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.

    Sam Demma - Lights-Camera-Small Consistent Action!

    Sam Demma - Lights-Camera-Small Consistent Action!

    Sam Demma is a 22 year old Ted Talker, a Youth Motivational Speaker an Entrepreneur and more. He inspires Students, Schools, Teachers, Companies everywhere. At 22 I knew a guy named Ted; that’s where I was at 22. On this episode Sam talks about the power of Small Consistent Actions. His goal was to play pro soccer and he was on his way as a teenager who played at a very high level, being invited to live with the pros in Europe over a summer. To find out what happened between that time and starting a movement based on picking up trash, listen to Sam. Also, Jennifer and I also explore motivation, changing your thinking, rewiring your brain, how your brain talks to you and how you talk to it. We talk about having a growth mindset, possibilities and how the word “yet” can change the way you approach life, to imagine possibility, to use “ladder” thinking. Thinking in very small steps. When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, he didn’t start with the words “That’s One Giant Leap for Mankind.” And we explore a skill of how to build community around a purpose, something that you value, that’s important to you, something that you love. Even in conversation, you can hear what a great speaker sounds like. Also interesting to me; was the way he pauses before he speaks. Find out all about Sam here: https://samdemma.com/ and if you haven’t seen it, check out his Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/sam_demma_small_consistent_actions and check out all of Jennifer’s amazing work, services, media, classes, books and community for skills, resilience, parenting, self parenting here: https://connectedparenting.com/ #LOOKFORTHEGOOD

    • 37 min
    Lorenzo Lewis - The Confess Project

    Lorenzo Lewis - The Confess Project

    Lorenzo Lewis is the founder of The Confess Project; an organization that trains Barbers to become Mental Health Advocates. They are committed to building a culture of Mental Health for Black Boys, Men and their Families. The project has trained over 1,300 barbers all over the country. It’s working in a big way and changing people’s lives in underserved communities. This whole movement; A Mental Health Barbershop Movement is personal to Lorenzo. It comes right out of his life. As a youth, he was incarcerated, suffered from all kinds of mental health issues. He learned about the power of confession and that we’re at our best when we are vulnerable. He also had an Aunt who had a beauty shop, and ther he saw this community come together and share their problems, while getting their hair done. This is where it all comes from. The idea of putting advocacy and mental health support where people congregate, where they go, that’s where a movement can happen. And if Barbers can be trained to become mental helath advocates can other groups? With this work, Lorenzo and the members of The Confess Project are teaching the world, that Mental Helath is not only a personal issue, it is a community issue. Find out more and help here https://www.theconfessproject.com/ and find out about Jennifer’s community of classes, services, podcasts and support groups here https://connectedparenting.com/ #LOOKFORTHEGOOD

    • 48 min
    Alex Herschlag - Frontal Lobe Hoedown

    Alex Herschlag - Frontal Lobe Hoedown

    Alex is an old friend, a great comedy writer and an Emmy winner for Will & Grace. But on this show; it’s about the frontal lobe, how to connect with it and be aware when we’re offline. We talk about being dads and in fact Jennifer has always said that bei

    • 41 min
    Wayne Federman - Flight Club

    Wayne Federman - Flight Club

    With a new HBO Special about the life of George Carlin and The History of Standup out, it’s always great to talk with Wayne about generalized anxiety and how to respond. He’s such a great guest because he’s genuinely interested, somewhat skeptical, wants

    • 49 min
    Richard Villa - Not So Straight Outta Compton

    Richard Villa - Not So Straight Outta Compton

    Richard Villa is a comedian and actor whose material is now about his life which has been an emotional rollercoaster. If you grew up selling crack cocaine on the streets of Compton with your dad and family at age 10 or 11, then Richard’s story would be fa

    • 50 min
    Andy Kindler + J. Elvis Weinstein - Cancel Check-In

    Andy Kindler + J. Elvis Weinstein - Cancel Check-In

    How great it was to talk with and listen to Andy & Josh! We thought spiraled around cancel culture and a comedian’s job to deal with whatever is going on and find a way in. Andy talks about noticing that when he gets reactive and angry about something he

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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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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