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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
    • 4.8 • 26 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. 82 - Mental Illness and goal setting

    Ep. 82 - Mental Illness and goal setting

    Mequell and Adam discuss the stressors, realities and benefits of setting goals in a way that will work when living with mental illness. They also talk about how to best support as a cheerleader and encourage the setting of healthy, realistic goals for your mental illness warrior.  




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    • 39 min
    Ep. 81 - Kelsey Williams

    Ep. 81 - Kelsey Williams

    Mequell and Adam are joined by a listener (and self proclaimed Fan Girl ;) Kelsey Williams. She shares her story being diagnosed with bipolar and her experience through college, as a newlywed, pregnancies and being a young mom while working with medications, psychiatrists and counseling. She has put in a tremendous amount of work and has some brilliant advice for others in her stage of life. I especially love the advice from her excellent counselor to do something in these five areas each day: 1-physical,  2-emotional, 3-sexual, 4-intellectual and 5-connection. Well done Kelsey! 


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    • 53 min
    Ep. 80: Crystal Bowman, LMFT - The Importance of Evolving as a Parent

    Ep. 80: Crystal Bowman, LMFT - The Importance of Evolving as a Parent

    Mequell and Adam are joined by licensed marriage and family therapist Crystal Bowman for a discussion about the importance of evolving as a parent and allowing room for growth. Parenting is always a challenge but even more so when our children are working through their own mental health and mental illness issues. They address some listener questions about the rise in popularity of labeling common challenges in relationships as toxic or traumatic and how we can love and support our children from afar when they distance themselves.



    Arizona Family Institute






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    • 54 min
    Ep. 79 - Balancing Extended Family Relationships and Obligations

    Ep. 79 - Balancing Extended Family Relationships and Obligations

    Mequell and Adam respond to a listener question of how to manage obligations (and sometimes guilt) that comes from extended family. Saying no to events and things that will overspend us is always tricky but even more so when it's with people we love (hopefully ;)  Listen in for ideas on how to avoid 'stepping in it' and yes, it's from stories and experiences that we did in fact step in over the years. Perfect timing before the holiday season!


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    • 40 min
    Ep. 78 - Quentin Brown (Clinical Psychologist) on LGBTQ+ suicide

    Ep. 78 - Quentin Brown (Clinical Psychologist) on LGBTQ+ suicide

    Mequell and Adam are joined by Clinical Psychologist Quentin Brown for a fascinating discussion on specific issues LGBTQ+ individuals face and why suicide statistics are four times higher in this demographic. He shares his own experience of coming out as a gay man and experiencing suicidal ideation and thoughts for the first time. Most importantly he shares how we can help, support and hopefully prevent these individuals from experiencing loneliness and hopelessness by letting them know you belong here exactly where you are and exactly the way you are.


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    • 37 min
    Ep. 77 - Why Peer Support is Vital for Our Kids: Sam Buck

    Ep. 77 - Why Peer Support is Vital for Our Kids: Sam Buck

    Mequell and Adam are joined by Sam (resident young adult and brains behind the scenes) for a discussion about why peer support is vital to help our teens and why peers provide a support role that can't be filled by parents. He shares his own experiences and offers ideas on how to be the best freakin friend ever and what to do if going to your parents is not a realistic option.  And yeah, you're all gonna want to be his best friend after listening to this. 


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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!

Bipolar Newbie ,

New to the Crowd

I’m newly diagnosed with Bipolar and have found Mequell and Adam a huge help in accepting and embracing this new diagnosis. As a health care professional I am ashamed to say I didn’t recognize my own struggles with mental illness until a recent “mental breakdown” forced me to live life at a slower pace. I was contemplating suicide and felt no one understood and that if I did make it through the darkness somehow my partner of 6 years would walk away. I now know it is possible to have a thriving, loving, and successful marriage as well as life with my newly discovered friend Bipolar.

bdh6 ,

Incredible podcast!

Adam and Mequell are SO authentic, insightful and amazingly generous to share so many of their experiences with all of us so that we have more tips, resources, and positive thoughts on how we can all thrive and have a stronger mental awareness. Everyone should have a listen.

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