15 episodes

Mental is part of the Fade to Gray Network and it’s hosted by Seth Showalter and Michelle Collins. Together, their aim is to bring light to mental health issues and provide everyday people a space to share, process and take steps forward. Whether the interview be with someone with lived experience or a professional in the field, the key is being vulnerable and honest. Through this podcast, you will hear a variety of different topics including relevant mental health news, interviews with professionals in the field, stories of lived experience, and themed conversations.

Mental Seth Showalter, MHA, MSW, LCSW

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 43 Ratings

Mental is part of the Fade to Gray Network and it’s hosted by Seth Showalter and Michelle Collins. Together, their aim is to bring light to mental health issues and provide everyday people a space to share, process and take steps forward. Whether the interview be with someone with lived experience or a professional in the field, the key is being vulnerable and honest. Through this podcast, you will hear a variety of different topics including relevant mental health news, interviews with professionals in the field, stories of lived experience, and themed conversations.

    1-Balance of Power (Command and Control, The Power Within Series)

    1-Balance of Power (Command and Control, The Power Within Series)

    For the month of August, Michelle and Seth will be focusing on a new series dedicated to looking at the Stages of Power. Following the work of Janet O. Hagberg, they evaluate the different definitions of power and look at the 6 stages of power people go through in their life from a psychological lens. Throughout this series, Michelle and Seth will bring in the ideas of how power pertains to spirituality, to our recognition of God and how it impacts functioning within religious idealism. Then, in the month of September, they will unpack "deconstruction." For this first episode, Michelle and Seth evaluate and discuss the differing definitions of power, looking at the 6 stages that people experience and their psychological impact. This podcast can be found on Mental Podcast as well as the Fade to Gray Network. To learn more about the podcast and engage with the community, check us out on Facebook and Marco Polo. Apple Links: Mental: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental/id1502899441#episodeGuid=MentalPodcast.podbean.com%2Fa04db65c-01b9-3036-8946-774e495caf5c Fade to Gray Network:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fade-to-gray-network/id1518413107#episodeGuid=b233e37c-38f5-44ff-82b0-5b3bba0f4e9f

    • 43 min
    4- Changing the Script: Recovery from Imposter Syndrome (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    4- Changing the Script: Recovery from Imposter Syndrome (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    In this final episode, they review previous topics while exploring the possibilities of recovery from Imposter Syndrome. Is it possible? Michelle and Seth dive into discussions around "guilt vs. shame" and "judgment vs. evaluating."Seth owns up to feeling conformable with his Imposter and complained about not having the energy to fight back due to feeling emotionally exhausted. This opened the door to a discussion on what "recovery" looks like. Michelle and Seth spend time looking at practical and realistic strategies at battling our internal critic and the Imposter Syndrome in our lives. Remember: Imposter Syndrome does not follow a straight line. Not a comprehensive summary but some of the primary strategies reviewed included: self-affirmations, gratitude and thankfulness.This podcast can be found on the Fade to Gray Network as well as Mental podcast feed. It is a production of the Fade to Gray Network and cohosted by Michelle Colins and Seth Showalter. If you would like more information about Mental, please check out Mental or the Fade to Gray Network on either Facebook or Instagram. If you liked this episode, please leave us a star rating and review. It all helps!

    • 51 min
    3- Taming Your Internal Critic (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    3- Taming Your Internal Critic (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    For the month of July, Mental Podcast premiered it's episodes on the brand-new Fade to Gray Network feed. Now that all it's episodes have been released there, they are being released on here all at once as a series. :)  The third episode in the Imposter Syndrome Series is entitled "Taming Your Syndrome" and is available now. Listen in as Michelle and Seth discuss their internal critic. Put simply, the internal critic is a well-integrated pattern of destructive thoughts toward ourselves and others. It often presents as a negative and nagging voice. Michelle and Seth unpack how this plays out in their own lives and then explore strategies to combat it. This podcast can be found on the Fade to Gray Network as well as Mental podcast feed. It is a production of the Fade to Gray Network and cohosted by Michelle Colins and Seth Showalter. If you would like more information about Mental, please check out Mental or the Fade to Gray Network on either Facebook or Instagram. If you liked this episode, please leave us a star rating and review. It all helps!

    • 49 min
    2- The P(sychology) of Imposter Syndrome (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    2- The P(sychology) of Imposter Syndrome (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    For the month of July, Mental Podcast premiered it's episodes on the brand-new Fade to Gray Network feed. Now that all it's episodes have been released there, they are being released on here all at once as a series. :) The second episode to the Imposter Syndrome Series is entitled "The P(sychology) of Imposter Syndrome" and is available now. Listen in to learn about the 4 P's of Imposter Syndrome (Perfectionism, Procrastination, Paralysis, and People-Pleasing).In preparing for this episode, Michelle and Seth both realized that in order to discuss these concepts, vulnerability would be required. Therefore, they both share how these the 4 P's have played out in their own lives. This entire series may as well be an extended Mental Minute. The hope is that you will be able to relate to the different ways Imposter Syndrome often plays out.This podcast can be found on the Fade to Gray Network as well as Mental podcast feed. It is a production of the Fade to Gray Network and cohosted by Michelle Colins and Seth Showalter. If you would like more information about Mental, please check out Mental or the Fade to Gray Network on either Facebook or Instagram. If you liked this episode, please leave us a star rating and review. It all helps!

    • 50 min
    1- Am I A Fraud? (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    1- Am I A Fraud? (Imposter Syndrome Series)

    For the month of July, Mental Podcast premiered it's episodes on the brand-new Fade to Gray Network feed. Now that all it's episodes have been released there, they are being released on here all at once as a series. :)  Michelle Collins and Seth Showalter introduce a new series for the month of July called "Imposter Syndrome." At its most fundamental level, Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills." To kick off this series, both Michelle and Seth engage in an extended Mental Minute to unpack how the Imposter Syndrome has personally impacted their lives. This podcast can be found on the Fade to Gray Network as well as Mental podcast feed. It is a production of the Fade to Gray Network and cohosted by Michelle Colins and Seth Showalter. If you would like more information about Mental, please check out Mental or the Fade to Gray Network on either Facebook or Instagram. If you liked this episode, please leave us a star rating and review. It all helps!

    • 48 min
    Religious Deconstruction/Reconstruction

    Religious Deconstruction/Reconstruction

    Co-hosts Michelle Collins and Seth Showalter sat down to discuss the impact of religious deconstruction and reconstruction on one's mental health. This episode was originally aired on Facebook Live during the Fade to Gray Podcast's free online conference called "The Big Tent Revival." In this episode, Michelle and Seth unpack some of their own experiences with religious deconstruction and how it has shaped and/or impacted mental health perspectives.Michelle Collins hosts a podcast, in addition to Mental, called "Book Ish: The Canon Continues." In this podcast, Michelle aims to dismantle the sacred/secular divide, book by book. It's a podcast where Michelle reviews books that have made a substantial impact on people's lives. Check it out:Book Ish: The Canon Continueshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/book-ish-the-canon-continues/id1454848326

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

SBransom ,

Tough Conversations

I enjoy this podcast, and think it’s a great resource for anyone interested in the “inside baseball” type of view on the mental health field. The podcast is fairly new still and finding its footing but the audio is solid and the host is comfortable on the mic.

Life is good in the Lou ,

Informative, Entertaining and Practical

This is a great podcast for everyone. The episodes contain useful and practical tips and tools that can be practiced in your daily lives. It covers a wide variety of topics. Seth, as the host, is very personable and does a great job moderating the podcast. The content is interesting, real and sometimes raw, done in a very engaging manner. With each episode, I could easily think of a couple people that would benefit from hearing the podcast and will make recommendations to them. Life can be hectic and messy and this podcast will make it a little more manageable.

Oni_Okami90 ,

Awesome content

Such a well rounded podcast that covers very interesting topics concerning mental health!

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