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Dr. Lindsay Weisner, Psychologist, talks with smart, sweary women about shit that matters. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neuroticnourishment/support

Neurotic Nourishmen‪t‬ Lindsay Weisner

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Dr. Lindsay Weisner, Psychologist, talks with smart, sweary women about shit that matters. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neuroticnourishment/support

    Season Three, Episode 3: "But, Would You Tell Me If You Were Thinking About Suicide?"

    Season Three, Episode 3: "But, Would You Tell Me If You Were Thinking About Suicide?"

    Today’s episode was made for you, the listener. You, personally, I mean. You see, my dear listeners, I know who you are and what you struggle with. I know that you constantly strive to make your outside prettier than your inside, because damn, although mental health is important – and you know this – but, you live in a time or a town or a world where women are not supposed to age at all, and certainly not gracefully.

    You juggle a million hats. You have an idealized version of mom and wife and friend and daughter that you will never quite achieve. You don’t get sad, you go to the gym. You don’t get angry, you weigh your food and count your macros.

    You shrug off the shame that still lingers from your childhood or adolescence or 20something life. Maybe the shame is the result of something you did. Maybe it was something that was done to you, through no fault of your own. And yet, you power on.

    But for how long?

    Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a seasoned psychologist and the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. As psychologists, and as people, we have been taught what depression looks like. And if your outside doesn’t match your inside, if our view of depression doesn’t match what a person is putting out there, than these people, these feelings, maybe even your feelings, dear listener, are left overlooked and untreated.

    Dr. Rutherford’s book, and my conversation with her, proved to be an eye-opening experience. I now ask my patients not only “Have you had thoughts about suicide?” but also, a follow up question, “Would you tell me if you did?”

    For more information about Dr. Rutherford and this syndrome of Perfectly Hidden Depression, check out the links in the show notes. Usually I say that I hope you enjoy this episode. In this case, I hope you hear this episode with an open mind, and a new perspective on what you and/or your loved ones may be going through.

    Website:  https://drmargaretrutherford.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMargaretRutherford

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmargaretrutherford/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctor_margaret


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    • 55 min
    Season Three, Episode 2: What Would You Do To Save Your Child’s Life?

    Season Three, Episode 2: What Would You Do To Save Your Child’s Life?

    Season Three, Episode 2: What Would You Do To Save Your Child’s Life?

    In today’s episode, I struggle not to cry – because tears would do Jordan Ogman very little good. And my tears would probably be even less helpful to David Ogman, my current guest, new friend, and Jordan’s father.

    To understand this episode I think it helps if I explain how I connected with David: A few weeks ago I posted on my Facebook feed, asking if anyone had a story to share about living their best life during the pandemic. Or something along those lines.

    You see, as much as I bitch and complain about remote learning and never having a free moment to myself, the truth is that I have gotten to spend more time with my ten and twelve-year old children – who, yeah, are sometimes huge pains in the ass – than I would ever have spent otherwise.

    I have had the opportunity to complete my 200 hour teacher training, I have made some incredible friends on the other end of the universe, and I have managed to purchase more snarky shirts with funny phrases on them than I would have ever thought possible.

    But, I have also had a lot of bad, crappy, garbage-y days.

    So many of us discuss the bad, the isolation, the loneliness, the dear-god-what-I-wouldn’t-give-for-a-year-with-a-lot-less-excitement – it made me wonder, who out there is winning right now. Someone, somewhere, deserves to have a win.

    David’s answer shocked the sh@# out of me.

    David’s son, Jordan, is currently five years old. But, will he make it to age six?

    After a normal pregnancy and a slightly difficult birth that resulted in a week at the NICU, Jordan’s first year of life went…normally. But shortly after Jordan’s first birthday it became clear that there was a developmental delay that no one could fully diagnose.

    That’s because the disease that Jordan had been born with, TECPR2, was so new, and so rare, that the Jewish Genetic Screening that most Jews of Ashkanazi descent decide to undergo, had yet to develop a way to identify TECPR2 until a year after Jordan was born.

    The good news is, Jordan’s smile, charisma, and devotion to the Florida Gators managed to win over the heart of a researcher at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

    But research takes time. And money. And the pandemic – although it has been an economic blow for so many, has also given David a platform to raise awareness about Jordan’s condition. And more awareness means the potential to raise more money.

    To find our more about Jordan, or to donate money to Shand’s Hospital’s Research on TECPR2, visit www.savingjordan.org


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    • 42 min
    Season Three, Episode 1: Suicide, Silence and What Comes Next

    Season Three, Episode 1: Suicide, Silence and What Comes Next

    Season Three, Episode 1: Suicide, Silence, And What Comes Next

    In today’s episode I get to reconnect with R.R. Campbell, also known as Ryan Campbell. I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite conversations I have ever had while podcasting, and Ryan may very well be quickly becoming one of my favorite human beings.

    Our conversation starts with the power of words and what we should and shouldn’t say when discussing suicide and mental health issues. I am not a fan of tip-toe-ing around word choice and diction, because I believe intentions matter more.

    Ryan and I discuss what happens in the aftermath of a parent’s suicide attempt, the power of humor to get us through tough situations, and how to move forward after someone you love takes their own life. Spoiler alert: throwing yourself into your work – no matter how passionately you feel about your work – is just another form of escapism and/or addiction.

    Ryan (R.R.) Campbell is an International Book Awards finalist, the Craft Development Chair for the Wisconsin Writers Association, and the founder of the Writescast Network.

    His published novels include Accounting for It All and Imminent Dawn, which debuted as the number one new release for its genre on Amazon. Its sequel, Mourning Dove, is now available in print and ebook with most major retailers.

    Ryan has also been an instructor for the University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies in Writing program. He has been an invited speaker at conferences and seminars including the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Write by the Lake, UntitledTown, Lakefly Writers Conference, WisCon, and Great River Writes. His short-form fiction has been featured in Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow, among others.

    Ryan lives in Stoughton, Wisconsin with his wife, Lacey, where they co-own and operate Kill Your Darlings Candle Company, which makes candles for the wordsmiths of the world.

    Ryan’s newest book, And Ampersand: Short Stories on Endings and Beginnings (of a Sort) is available for preorder at www.books2read.com/andampersand.

    You can find more about Ryan at

    ryanrcampbell.com

    Twitter: @iamrrcampbell

    Instagram: @iamrrcampbell

    Facebook: facebook.com/iamrrcampbell


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    • 57 min
    Season Two, Episode 34: Justin Shanes: The Lawyer Who Said F**k It and Made People Laugh

    Season Two, Episode 34: Justin Shanes: The Lawyer Who Said F**k It and Made People Laugh

    Justin Shanes is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles. Having left his job as a corporate litigator in 2009, he began performing standup comedy and improv around New York before eventually getting hired to write for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

    Daytime Emmy for Word Girl, he ultimately began writing for the NBC sitcom Superstore, where he is currently a supervising producer. He is from Plainview, New York, and despite a two week-long misunderstanding on my part, he did NOT go to Georgetown.

    Justin is a great guy, a good sport – he tolerated me! – and someone to follow on Twitter @justinshanes

    And don’t forget to watch the new season of NBC’s Superstore, which airs Thursday, October 29th at 8 PM


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    • 50 min
    Season Two, Episode 32: Darius Baxter, The Selfish Giver

    Season Two, Episode 32: Darius Baxter, The Selfish Giver

    Season Two, Episode 31: Darius Baxter, The Selfish Giver
    Darius Baxter, CEO of GOODProjects, has made a vow to get 500 families out of poverty by 2030, and he thinks he is selfish. Because he enjoys giving to people, he enjoys empowering the impoverished community of South West Washington, D.C., and he enjoys paving the way for children in the projects to find a way out of the pattern they were born into.
    Darius is a fellow Georgetown alum, who met his best friends and co-founders in college. All three men grew up poor, with a childhood that could have left anyone traumatized. In Darius’s case, his father’s murder when he was 9-years-old resulted in being homeless, as his schoolteacher mother struggled to make ends meet.
    In 2016 GOODProjects began a summer camp to keep children off the streets and out of harm’s way, and employed older teens as counselors, to work and mentor these campers, or Dreamers, as they are referred to. Dreamers are fed three times a day and engage in academic enrichment, as well as fun and trauma counseling.
    In 2020, GOODProjects also began to pair Family Success Managers with the parents of the Dreamers in order to guide them towards self-sufficiency and out of poverty.
    This non-profit has done great things, and at 25-years-old, Darius is only at the beginning of the amazing work he will do throughout his life.
    For more information on how you can help, visit www.goodprojects.organd be sure to follow Darius on Instagram @Darius Baxter or @GOODProjectsDC and on Twitter @DariusiBaxter

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    • 44 min
    Neurotic Nourishment: Season Two, Episode 33: Ariel Elias: Comedians Can Change The World

    Neurotic Nourishment: Season Two, Episode 33: Ariel Elias: Comedians Can Change The World

    Ariel Elias, a Kentucky Jew turned NYC transplant, was not named after The Little Mermaid, FYI. And if you had any doubt, listen to the comedian kick ass in a Roast Battle -- no way some fish-girl could rip someone's soul out with a smile.   
    A lot of people in the entertainment industry have taken on new jobs during the recession of the pandemic, but Ariel's job is potentially game-changing. Ariel works for the 2020 Census Department (go to www.2020census.gov and you can fill it out online). Ariel spends her days knocking on doors in an attempt to find out more about what the individuals in a certain community need in order to better themselves.   
    Sometimes people answer. Sometimes assholes like me duck behind the couch and loudly whisper to their children to be quiet and pretend no one is home.  (What, like you never pulled that shit?)  
    The thing is, the results of the 2020 Census are as important as the results of the 2020 election. Perhaps even more so.   
    (Disclaimer: You should get off your ass and vote, I am by no means excusing you from November 3rd)  
    Data collected from the 2020 Census is used to determine the number of people in a given community, the most important needs of that community, and therefore how government money should be allotted for supplemental aid such as improvements for schools, roads, healthcare, Medicaid, educational programs such as Head Start, mental health services, and nutrition assistance programs. These services are essential for the survival of some of the disenfranchised or impoverished communities. But, without the information from the census, we lack the numbers to convince the government to spend the money.   
    Equally important, population determines the the number of seats each state is allotted within the House of Representatives. And that can clearly be a game changer.  Please, please, please spread the word about participating in the 2020 census. And please, please, please follow the amazing Ariel Elias on Twitter and Instagram @ArielSElias

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