John Cordray is a licensed therapist and a leading voice for emotionally healthy living. Discover what's keeping you from living the life you desire.
Learn what to do with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship conflicts as well as other emotions and behaviors that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.
John P. Cordray, LPC, NCC
Helping you feel better about life.
School Safety and Mental Health
It doesn't matter when you listen to this episode, if will always be relevant. School Safety is on the hearts and minds of most people all over the world.
Ep. 085, Signs of Depression
Signs of Depression
If you think you may have depression or if you think someone you know has depression this episode is for you.
Depression is an often misunderstood emotion and many simply try to deny it. But, depression should never be ignored.
In this episode, John talks about the difference between feeling, 'down-in-the-dumps' and full blown depression.
John talks about the current situation with the flooding in his home town to address this important topic.
A few signs of depression that John talks about:
Withdraw Sudden personality change Lack on interest Change in appetite and sleep patterns Learn what the biggest thing to do if you are depressed or if you want to help someone who is in this episode.
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Ep. 084, Does Faith Play a Role in Mental Health?
Does Faith Play a Role in Mental Health?
This is a great question from listener who asked me about my opinion about faith and mental health.
I am a Christian, in fact, I spent 25 years in youth ministry helping teens navigate the up's and down's of life and helping them live their live's for Christ. So, when I was asked this question I was eager to talk about it on my show.
As a therapist I offer Christian counseling, but only to those who desire it. I realize that many of my clients are not Christians, just like I know many of my listeners are not Christians, and I want to make sure they (and possibly you), understand that I do not judge you for believing something different than me.
I have talked with many Christians who struggle deeply with their mental health and therefore, struggle deeply with their faith that God still loves them.
In this episode I address some of the concerns within the church that I have heard from people who struggle with mental health issues.
Feeling judged by other Christians Feeling guilty for doubting God's love Feeling shame for not attending church as often Feeling all alone These are common feelings among Christians who struggle with mental health. If you have or are, feeling down or your faith is slipping because of your mental health, please try to hold on to the truth that God does indeed love you. I don't know why you are struggling, but I do know that God cares for you.
I hope this episode is encouraging to you!
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Ep. 083, Where Panic Attacks Come From and How to Stop Them
Where Panic Attacks Come From and How to Stop Them
If you have ever had a panic attack you know how scary it can be. In this episode, John talks about where panic attacks come from and what you can do right now, to stop them.
People often misidentify a panic attack for a heat attack. Although the two can have similar symptoms, they are much different.
Note: If you believe you are having a heart attack don't ignore it and get help immediately.
Common symptoms of a panic attack:
Heart races Hot flashes Sweaty palms and forehead Irrational thoughts Dizziness John provides helpful tips about what you can do right now to be proactive before your next panic attack. Panic attacks can come out of nowhere and it's best to know what to do when it hits.
Thanks for listening!
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Ep. 082, Don't Feed the Bully! How to Deal with External and Internal Bullies.
Don't Feed the Bully! How to Deal with External and Internal Bullies
Can you think of a bully you have had in your life? Maybe you're experiencing a bully right now.
In this episode:
John tells a story of almost getting beat up in high school by the meanest, toughest bully in his school and what surprised him. What to do with the internal bully. How to stand up to your bullies. Why standing up to a bully can be the hardest and best thing you can do for yourself. Every time you give into a bully and believe their harmful lies you feed the bully. The more you feed the bully, the bigger they get.
You can stand up to your bullies! Learn how to stand up to them the right way and you'll soon discover your inner strength.
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This was recorded for John's Patreon page.
I'm John Cordray, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Therapist and I own a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. I started podcasting and broadcasting video (Live & Edited) in 2015. I'm using Patreon to help find people who believe in the message that I am providing to help people around the world learn to cope with a mental illness. I hope to find individuals to support what I do with my podcast and videos to help me pay for equipment and to help cover other expenses that go into production.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Helping End the Stigma of Mental Illness One Show at a Time.
The Mental Health Today Show started as a podcast helping thousands around the world with mental health topics. The show recently added live video on Facebook Live, where John interviews guests and encourages people who struggle with a mental health issue. People who tune in live can also comment instantly to John and he is able to answer their questions in real time.
John also produces The Mental Health Minute as a short (PSA) with helpful tips.
99% of what I do online is free to the public, but it can be expensive to keep up with production costs. With your help I'll be able to continue to help thousands of people who need to know that someone like me (a therapist) is here for them.
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You can be one of my awesome "Producers" by supporting my work. There are 5 level tiers to choose from (every tier is a monthly subscription):
Junior Producer ($3.00/mo)
Executive Producer ($25.00/mo)
John's Inner Circle ($150.00/mo)
Current needs to keep the show on the air:
If you're not interested in becoming a producer (as mentioned above) you can choose to provide support for a specific need.
Podcast Hosting Services + App = $30.00 / mo
Social Media Distribution = $11.00 / mo
Facebook Advertising (to advertise the show) = $400 / mo
Video / Audio / Graphic Design Editing Software = $75.00 / mo
Mic = $65.00
Headphones = $20.00
Audio Mixer = $65.00
Cords = $65.00
Cloud storage (for videos) = $19.00 / mo
Q: How does becoming a Patreon work?
A: Patreon is a convenient way for content creators to be paid for their work. So many creators are doing great work and Patreon is often the only way they can get paid. In my case, for example, Patreon is the ONLY way I am paid for my work, and I put a lot of work into my show every week.
Q: I've never heard of Patreon, can they be trusted?
A: Absolutely, Patreon was established in 2013 and has over 70 employees working hard to make sure your experience is great! I trust them with my content too!
Q: How often do you publish your show?
A: I produce new episodes (podcasts & videos) every week. My goal is to produce two a week. As I find more supporters I will be able to produce even more! Once I have enough supporters to go full-time I will have a daily show M-F.
Q: Will I support you monthly or per creation?
A: All of my Patreon supporters are monthly supporters. You won't be charged every time I publish a new podcast or video. I think it's easier for you to budget your support this way.
Q: Is Patreon the only way you're being paid to produce your show?
A: Yes, I have been producing my show without payment since June 2015, but it has been difficult to continue to pay for production costs.
Q: What do you use to process payments?
A: Paypal is the payment processor that I use. This means you can pay from your Paypal account or use your credit card. Paypal is also a great because it's a universal payment processor to make it easy for international supporters.
Q: Are you really a therapist?
A: Yes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor
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I absolutely love John’s podcast. I actually first started following him on Periscope and found out about his podcast show. He gives helpful advice that is relatable and easy to understand. His energy is always positive and uplifting. Keep up all the great work John!
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I've listened to a number of John's podcasts and periscopes and he does a great job! I come from a family that didn't talk about mental illness, phobias, stress and anxiety. To a large extent John has been very educational for me and given me some practical knowledge about topics, scenarios and people we all interact with. Keep up the good work John. I look forward to hearing episodes!