32 episodes

Real people...Real Issues...Real Talk. Destigmatizing misconceptions about mental health and encourage conversations about tough topics. We understand all of us are impacted by the effects of mental health in different ways. We want to highlight guests who are winning the battle, their very real struggles, and how honest talk can change the way we view mental health.  We want everyone to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together".

Mental Perk Karla Hutcherson; Brandi Mock

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Real people...Real Issues...Real Talk. Destigmatizing misconceptions about mental health and encourage conversations about tough topics. We understand all of us are impacted by the effects of mental health in different ways. We want to highlight guests who are winning the battle, their very real struggles, and how honest talk can change the way we view mental health.  We want everyone to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together".

    Mental Perk Vol 33: Discussing Modern Dating with Karla and Brandi

    Mental Perk Vol 33: Discussing Modern Dating with Karla and Brandi

    Karla and Brandi discuss the trials of modern dating with a nostalgic perspective. Tune in to hear details about social media, dating apps, first dates and so much more. While dating has many new challenges, one thing stands true: "You're Worthy...We're in this Together"!
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 39 min
    Mental Perk Vol 32: Trauma Happens...Choosing Not to be a Victim.

    Mental Perk Vol 32: Trauma Happens...Choosing Not to be a Victim.

    Dr. Sarah Wakefield, the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Science Center and the School of Medicine, talks about her career as a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist as well as the amazing community connections they are making through their medical school and psychiatry programs. Dr. Wakefield shares professional insight into mental health diagnosis and treatment and how her career progressed through the  journey of her own life threatening traumatic experience. Dr. Wakefield details her experience as a survivor while maintaining empathy to trauma and circumstance. This is a must hear addition to understand the true strength of instinct and the courage to survive.
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 51 min
    Mental Perk Vol 31: Karla and Brandi Discussing Celebrities and Mental Health

    Mental Perk Vol 31: Karla and Brandi Discussing Celebrities and Mental Health

    Brandi and Karla highlight the importance of mental health awareness through their discussion of celebrity mental health initiatives. The Mental Perk hosts get real with their audience and really dig into normalizing mental health conversations while showing real struggles throughout Hollywood. Mental health does not discriminate, and it definitely doesn’t have to debilitate. Tune in to this episode and email us your thoughts at karla@mentalperk.org!
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 34 min
    Mental Perk: Vol 30: Firefighters and Mental Health- Everything is OK....but not really!

    Mental Perk: Vol 30: Firefighters and Mental Health- Everything is OK....but not really!

    Justin Beamis is a firefighter who truly understands the challenges of first responders and mental health. Based on his own experiences, Justin is empowering  first responders through updated and interactive trainings and making sure departments throughout Texas are keeping up with the growing mental health statistics. Justin understands the  importance of spouses, significant others and family in helping first responders stay grounded and reduce incidence of mental health signs going unnoticed. Justins's powerful voice (yes... he was a radio personality in the past) uses his strengths to make an impact in mental health and positive change for first responders across the state.
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 45 min
    Mental Perk Vol 29: The Scourge of Fentanyl: One Pill Can Kill

    Mental Perk Vol 29: The Scourge of Fentanyl: One Pill Can Kill

    DEA Special Agent Eduardo Chavez discusses the growing crisis and distribution of illegal drugs across the United States, most importantly Fentanyl. Special Agent Chavez has a career that expands over 22 years with multiple roles in the agency and has been a national spokesperson for the DEA impacting his field throughout the country. He does not hold back on the important details every American should know about Fentanyl in order to understand the facts and make informed decisions.  Special Agent Chavez demonstrates his expertise and professionalism while being relatable to our audience. 
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 50 min
    Mental Perk Vol 28: The Key to Depression is Connection-We are Better Together!

    Mental Perk Vol 28: The Key to Depression is Connection-We are Better Together!

    Israel Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 25 years and the founder and director of the Sulpher Springs Counseling Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  In this episode Israel describes his battle after  a routine surgery had life altering complications and changed him forever. Israel's motto is "We are Better Together" and he talks about how the relationships and connections in his life brought him back from a life threatening illness and helped him understand the impacts of trauma and tragedy. Israel is a true example of  how the determination, love of life, and connection to others can provide strength and comfort in the darkest of times. 
    Support the show
    If you or anyone you know are struggling with a mental health issue, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm behaviors, please reach out for help, talk to someone you trust and connect with a mental health professional. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or hurting someone else, please call 911, go to your local ER or contact the national suicide hotline at 988. Mental Perk wants you to know "You're Worthy...We're in this together"

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Engaging and informative

"Engaging and informative health & fitness podcast! Expert guests, practical advice, and motivating discussions make it a must-listen for anyone interested in wellness."

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Perfect Podcast combo ~ Truth and Laughter

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