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"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times

"Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today

"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire

"Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine

"Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly

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Mental Illness Happy Hour Paul Gilmartin

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    • 4.8, 5.2K Ratings

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times

"Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today

"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire

"Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine

"Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly

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    #499 Brianne Davis

    #499 Brianne Davis

    Paul's longtime support group friend shares about her sex and love addiction and how getting help for it helped her learn how to be intimate, stop cheating and using men, and finally becoming a mother.

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    #498 Best Of - Jimmy Dore

    #498 Best Of - Jimmy Dore

    A replay from 2011 (our 15th episode) - Paul's friend, comedian Jimmy Dore talks about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Topics include: depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success.  Check out Jimmy on YouTube or listen to the Jimmy Dore Show podcast.

    For more about Jimmy go to www.JimmyDoreComedy.com

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    #497 Best Of - Lia McCord

    #497 Best Of - Lia McCord

    What happens when a naive Texas cheerleader from an abusive home tries to pay for college by smuggling heroin in Bangladesh?  Probably not what you think. She also shares about survivor self-blame around incest.

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    #496 Best Of - Kristine Keese

    #496 Best Of - Kristine Keese

    The Holocaust survivor, mother, teacher and activist reflects on her coping mechanisms, her ability to find joy, feelings unique to motherhood, her childhood in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as a Jewish 7 year-old, and the special bond she forged with her mother, Eugenia Lubowski Krol, as they fled for their lives.

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    #495 Best Of - Greg Cheever Part 2

    #495 Best Of - Greg Cheever Part 2

    The second of a two-part interview from 2011 with Paul's sober friend; a former studio projectionist, dealer, fugitive and heroin-addict.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #494 Best Of - Greg Cheever 1 of 2

    #494 Best Of - Greg Cheever 1 of 2

    Originally recorded in the podcast's first year (2011) Paul sat down with his support group friend; a former fugitive, ex-con drug dealer, heroin-addict 60’s hippie, who has divorced four times, what’s not to love?   So many stories this one is a two-parter.  Part 2 next week.

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5.2K Ratings

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Not for everyone BUT FOR SURE, FOR ME!

Depending on what you’re looking for or the type of podcasts you’re used to listening to, this may take a few episodes. It may grab you immediately or take a few listens to get comfy. Once you get into this, you will (hopefully) realize how wonderful and helpful this podcast truly is. These podcasts have helped me through so many weekends and long nights. I absolutely love Paul and this show!

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Best of episode #29 is a must hear episode.

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Inviting, Honest, Insightful

I stumbled upon this podcast a few wks ago and find it to be a beautiful and funny coping resource... because so intertwined with healing and finding livable meaning is knowing that other people have similar frightening and depressive experiences too, and taking away the shame and secrecy from it all. Paul, your questions for guests are so great and really get to the core of what is happening in as much as it can be translated into language. Guests really dig deep because you seem to make them feel safe. Thank you! And I love hearing about your own life struggles. Tender stuff-

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