113 episodes

Author, public speaker and suicide survivor Mequell Buck, along with her husband Adam, have an open and honest discussion about issues surrounding mental illness. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always insightful.

Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness Mequell Buck

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Author, public speaker and suicide survivor Mequell Buck, along with her husband Adam, have an open and honest discussion about issues surrounding mental illness. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always insightful.

    Ep. 110 - Are Generic Meds Identical?

    Ep. 110 - Are Generic Meds Identical?

    Mequell and Adam discuss the previous week (when Mequell was decidedly UN-lovely) to pinpoint the difference when a generic medication was swapped out by the new pharmacist for a different manufacturer. According to Jeremy A. Green, MD, PhD of John Hopkins University, generic medications are not fully identical and that is why they don't always work exactly same. Or in Mequells case, why they don't work at all no matter what New Slice pharmacist says.


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    • 27 min
    Ep. 109 - Andrew Ramirez: The Power of Self-Awareness and R.A.G.

    Ep. 109 - Andrew Ramirez: The Power of Self-Awareness and R.A.G.

    Mequell and Adam are joined by Andrew Ramirez, a school counselor living with Bipolar Disorder type 1, PTSD and OCD. Andrew is the face behind @bipolar_realtalk, an account Mequell follows because of his fabulous motivational (but realistic) posts about WINNING every single day. He lives by the acronym R.A.G. which stands for Routine, Awareness and Gratitude.

    Guys, Andrew is beyond cool, beyond insightful and extremely generous sharing his background and not only how he got to where he is today, but what he's learned from it as well. If I was a high school kid, I might have a bit of hero worship for Mr. Ramirez. Ok, let's be honest, I'm a grown up and I still have a bit of hero worship for him.


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    • 55 min
    Ep. 108 - Alexia Fast: Choosing to Share Her Story with a Bipolar Diagnosis as an Actor

    Ep. 108 - Alexia Fast: Choosing to Share Her Story with a Bipolar Diagnosis as an Actor

    Mequell and Adam are joined by the incredibly lovely actor Alexia Fast to talk about her experience living with a bipolar diagnosis. She shares why she has recently chosen to be public with her story and what it has looked like for her in the movie industry. She is charming and gracious and after listening to her episode, you will fall in love with her too, just like we did.

    Follow her at @purealexiafast on Instagram

    Alexia is an ambassador for the Stigma Free Society


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    • 53 min
    Ep. 107 - Dr. Kim Buck, PhD, LPC, CCS, CSAT: Prodependence vs Codependence

    Ep. 107 - Dr. Kim Buck, PhD, LPC, CCS, CSAT: Prodependence vs Codependence

    Mequell and Adam are joined by Dr. Kim Buck, PhD, LPC, CCS, CSAT Yes, that's a lot of acronyms but she's a whole lotta awesome so that checks out. She talks about the new direction of counseling with a prodependent focus instead of a codependent one. She discusses what healthy boundaries look like and how to support someone in crisis. Go listen! You are going to realize quickly that "a whole lotta awesome" is a massive understatement.

    https://familystrategies.org/kim-buck/

    https://www.amazon.com/Practicing-Prodependence-Alternative-Codependency-Treatment-ebook/dp/B09YWPDSG6






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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 106 - Kevin & Margaret Hines

    Ep. 106 - Kevin & Margaret Hines

    Mequell and Adam are joined by Kevin & Margaret Hines for their first ever "couples double date" on the podcast. It did a not disappoint. We hit the jackpot convincing Margaret to join us on the podcast along with Kevin and we absolutely love her humor and pragmatism. She offers some extremely insightful advice on how to thrive as a couple and truly become teammates battling against the illness and winning.

    Kevin survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. He was one of 0.1% of people to miraculously survive the jump. He travels around the world delivering his important message that no matter how hard things get, there are ways to cope and lift others so that we can all "Be Here Tomorrow". He is caring and powerful radiating kindness and a genuineness that is hard to come by.

    Separately, they are each incredible people who we are lucky to know. Together, they are an absolute powerhouse. You are invited to listen in on our "couples double date" but you have to bring your own treats.

    Instagram: @kevinhinesstory

    @marghines

    @hinesightpodcast

    Website: https://www.kevinhinesstory.com/


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    Ep. 105 - Points of Gratitude (next week is the Angry Episode)

    Ep. 105 - Points of Gratitude (next week is the Angry Episode)

    Mequell and Adam spend the episode talking about things they've been grateful for this year. Hint: the AMAZING listeners are top on the list. Thank you to all of you! Much Love xoxo Mequell and Adam



    mentalillnesswarrior.com


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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Parisevelyn ,

Path to Healing Starts Here

This is the podcast for you if you are either someone living with a mental illness or someone who wants to learn more. Mequell and Adam are a phenomenal team both as hosts and as a unit that offer insight into thriving with mental illness. They ask questions that help you see how far you have come and feature guests stories that are so helpful to understand. I love being able to have this podcast as a resource!

GH AZ ,

Super informational and helpful!

This is a great podcast for anyone who manages mental illness or bipolar 2. Also great for anyone with a family member or friend who struggles with mental illness. I really appreciate getting perspectives from both Mequell and Adam, it’s one of the reasons it’s so helpful! Thanks for doing this and spreading awareness about this topic!

ashleybarker89 ,

Ashley Barker

Great podcast for everyone! I have LEARNED sooo much listening to these two! The information they talk about can be used to improve all types of relationships!

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