590 episodes

"Remarkable" - Psychology Today
"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times
"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
Named To Top Health Podcast List by: NY Times, Esquire, Slate, Oprah Magazine, Women's Health, Onion A.V. Club, Apple Podcast Staff

Mental Illness Happy Hour Paul Gilmartin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 5.7K Ratings

"Remarkable" - Psychology Today
"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times
"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
Named To Top Health Podcast List by: NY Times, Esquire, Slate, Oprah Magazine, Women's Health, Onion A.V. Club, Apple Podcast Staff

    #692 Foster Parenting - Michael Laurie

    #692 Foster Parenting - Michael Laurie

    Michael Laurie is an actor, a small group facilitator, and a parent. He talks with Paul about his road to recovery and shares his unusual story of becoming a foster parent, with all the love and pain that entails. 




    More about Michael Laurie:

    www.MichaelLaurie.com

    IG @MichaelLaurieus




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    • 1 hr 50 min
    #691 Nature & The Brain - Dr. Jeff Karp

    #691 Nature & The Brain - Dr. Jeff Karp

    Dr. Jeff Karp is a Harvard Medical School professor and bioengineer. He works in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives and has been recognized by MIT as being one of the top innovators in the world. He talks with Paul about his work, his relationship with nature, and how life led him to where he is now. Watch for his new book, LIT* Life Ignition Tools: Use Nature's Playbook to Energize Your Brain, Spark Ideas, and Ignite Action




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    • 1 hr 43 min
    #690 Married To An Addict/Alcoholic - Dana Killion

    #690 Married To An Addict/Alcoholic - Dana Killion

    Dana Killion is an author of mystery and memoir whose work is informed by her own life’s turmoil. She opens up about her marriage to a high-functioning alcoholic and how she has worked on her issues of codependency. Be sure to check out her new book, Where the Shadows Dance: He Got Sober. I Got Broken




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    To watch a video of Paul’s political satire (right-wing congressman Richard Martin), here is an old clip that’s still pretty funny. It’s from 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-P44ZkLS4. There are other clips but this is a good place to start.




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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #689 Raised To Present Well - Dr Kate Truitt

    #689 Raised To Present Well - Dr Kate Truitt

    Dr. Kate Truitt is a psychologist and neuroscientist who wants to share her own story of how she came to this work. Armed with her knowledge of the mind, she has worked to process her difficult childhood and the personal tragedy of losing her fiancé right before their wedding. Look for her new book Keep Breathing: A Psychologist's Intimate Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Rediscovering Life.

    More About Dr. Truitt

    Her new book, Keep Breathing (link below) comes out April 2nd

    Websites:

    Personal: www.drkatetruitt.com

    Clinic: www.drtruitt.com

    Educational: www.truittinstitute.com

     

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    Books & Give Aways for Promotion:

    Keep Breathing: A Psychologist’s Intimate Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Rediscovering Life (NEW)

                   - Free Keep Breathing Companion Toolkit on my website : www.drkatetruitt.com

     

    Healing in Your Hands: Self-Havening Exercises to Harness Neuroplasticity, Heal Traumatic Stress, and Build Resilience

    ⁃                    Free building resilience with neuroplasticity worksheets on my website: www.drkatetruitt.com




    Resources Paul Mentioned on the podcast for someone feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts (in addition to filling out a safety plan):Local Urgent Care ServicesNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: dial 988Crisis Text Line: text the word “home” to 741-741Emergency Medical Services 911


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    #688 First Responder PTSD - Therapist Donn Bradley

    #688 First Responder PTSD - Therapist Donn Bradley

    Donn Bradley is a therapist (LMFT) and a former first responder who shares his journey to discovering how much therapy and emotional processing is needed for EMTs, police, and anyone whose work requires the witnessing of violence and tragedy. Donn also opens up about his childhood and the death of his mother when he was young. 




    More about Donn

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/donn-bradley-brentwood-ca/746276




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    • 1 hr 39 min
    #687 Sex Work/Addiction/Pain - Margo Steines

    #687 Sex Work/Addiction/Pain - Margo Steines

    Margo Steines is a Dominatrix turned welder turned author. She opens up about her experiences as a sex worker, her battles with addiction, and her attraction to pain. She also discusses her memoir, Brutalities: A Love Story, where she reflects on her various lives while pregnant with her first child. 




    This episode is sponsored by Cerebral. For a prescriber, therapist, or both go to www.Cerebral.com/podcast and use offer code MENTAL for 15% off.




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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.7K Ratings

5.7K Ratings

imindia12 ,

the BEST podcast

I have been a loyal listener since 2019 and I still get so excited every Friday for the latest episode. Paul has the best sense of humor and is able to find light in even the darkest situations. This is the absolute best podcast and I would (and do) recommend it to everyone!!

Will Stop ,

Dana Killion

Sad that this woman can talk about her life and relationship, and the only responsibility/fault she can take for anything is her “silence.”
Come on. It seems that so many women can’t admit to any fault in relationships at all. They must be 100% victims. It takes two people and both have faults.

Paul____ ,

Thank you!

Because of this platform, I understand people better. Thank you for all you do!
God loves you! Though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will be with you. We walk through life’s journey, we don’t stay or stop in the depths of darkness, and we are not alone, He is with us!

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