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We speak with professionals, as well as those in the trenches...people who struggle with anxiety and depression and other mental health issues. And we break it down as simply as possible. Mental health is complicated... but I've learned that for some, living with it doesn't have to be. And a basic understanding doesn't have to be either. This is Simple Mental Health.

Simple Mental Health Jeff Allen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

We speak with professionals, as well as those in the trenches...people who struggle with anxiety and depression and other mental health issues. And we break it down as simply as possible. Mental health is complicated... but I've learned that for some, living with it doesn't have to be. And a basic understanding doesn't have to be either. This is Simple Mental Health.

    Frank King on Suicide Prevention and Postvention

    Frank King on Suicide Prevention and Postvention

    TW: Discussion on Suicide throughout episode




    In today’s episode, Jeff Allen is joined by Frank King, a TEDx coach and a writer for the ‘Tonight Show’. Additionally, Frank is a suicide prevention and postvention public speaker and a comedian. Frank shares his experience with depression and suicide, why people die by suicide, and how to recognize and help people who are suicidal. Moreover, he shares tips and insights about suicide prevention and postvention.

    In addition, he shares about passive suicidal ideation and its symptoms and the importance of humor in mental health. If you change perception, you can change prejudices.

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    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:01] Trigger warning for the episode

    [00:37] Introduction to the show

    [01:11] Meet our guest; Frank King

    [02:08] Frank’s ‘Tonight Show’ gig

    [04:41] Why the topic of depression and suicide is so meaningful to Frank

    [05:02] His experience with depression and suicide

    [07:05] Passive suicidal ideation and its symptoms

    [11:45] Why he decided to be a suicide prevention speaker

    [14:04] What Frank teaches in his talks

    [14:25] Suicide postvention

    [17:23] Depression symptoms

    [18:09] What to say to someone who is depressed

    [18:44] How to recognize someone who is suicidal

    [19:30] Why do people commit suicide?

    [20:17] How to help someone who is suicidal

    [22:23] What to do when you have suicidal thoughts

    [23:54] Perceived burdensomeness and suicidal thoughts

    [25:43] The importance of humor in mental health

    [27:58] Stigma surrounding men’s mental health

    [28:53] How to connect with Frank King

    [30:03] How to support this podcast

    Notable Quotes


    “Focus is an amazing thing; pick a lane, do one thing, go deep, not wide.”[12:56]
    “Suicide is the most preventable cause of death on the planet.” [15:57]
    “If you change perception, you can change prejudices.” [26:10]

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    Website: https://www.thementalhealthcomedian.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theMHcomedian
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMentalHealthComedian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theMentalHealthComedian/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mentalhealthcomedian/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankkingthemhcomedian/

    Book a free 30 minutes consultation with Frank King:  https://bit.ly/3MHxZcF

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    • 30 min
    Our stories: Matthew Moore

    Our stories: Matthew Moore

    In this episode, Jeff Allen interviews Matthew Moore, a reporter, and producer at KUAF 91.3 National Public Radio. Additionally, Matthew is a podcaster and a mental health activist. He shares his experience with mental health as a child and the stigma that surrounds mental health for Christians

    In addition, Matthew also shares how mental health stigma affects men and educates people on how to be more compassionate towards those struggling with their mental health.

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    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:27] Episode introduction

    [00:30] Matthew Moore’s bio

    [01:38] Matthew’s inspiration for podcasting and reporting

    [03:41] The favorite podcast series that he created

    [08:00] Why Matthew decided to seek the talk therapy

    [11:23] Matthew’s mental health

    [16:23] How stress and anxiety affected him as a child

    [18:31] His experience with the Church’s response to mental health

    [20:22] Hyper individualism and its impact on mental health

    [24:39] The stigma around mental health for Christians

    [26:47] Why men don’t talk about mental health

    [30:12] How to recommend therapy to someone you care about

    [35:02] How to connect with Matthew Moore

    [36:26] How to support this podcast

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewrmoore/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iammatthewrmoore
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewrMoore

    To listen to KUAF radio: https://www.kuaf.com/

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    • 37 min
    Our stories: Sadie & Kate

    Our stories: Sadie & Kate

    In today’s episode, Jeff is joined by Sadie Moore and Kate Johnson. Sadie and Kate are the hosts of the ‘Skate Hot Take’ Podcast, which focuses on topics that are important to today’s teens. In this episode, they share some of the sources of stress for teenagers. Additionally, they share how parents can help improve teens’ mental health by engaging in mental health conversations with them.

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    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:26] Episode introduction

    [01:31] What people misunderstand about them

    [02:12] Why they started the ‘Skate Hot Take’ Podcast

    [03:51] Some sources of stress for teenagers

    [05:45] The role of social media on mental health

    [10:04] Advice for newly admitted college students

    [13:12] Phoebe Bridgers’s first album

    [14:52] Impact of COVID-19 impact on mental health

    [19:16] Mental health days in schools

    [20:59] How they break the stigma associated with mental health

    [22:57] How parents can engage in mental health conversations with their kids

    [26:11] How they plan episode topics for their podcast

    [28:42] Where you can listen to the ‘Skate Hot Take’ Podcast

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    Let’s Connect!

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

    To listen to the ‘Skate Hot Take’ Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MTzUMiDKqgYljupGx6eaT?si=3b67501bf6074b1d

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    • 32 min
    Our stories: KSHE95's Lauren "Lern" Elwell

    Our stories: KSHE95's Lauren "Lern" Elwell

    In this amazing episode, Jeff interviews Lauren “Lern” Elwell from KSHE 95 in St. Louis, MO. Lauren is a radio host at KSHE 95 and an advocate of mental health awareness. She shares about the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of mental health awareness. Moreover, she shares what she does to improve her mental health and some of the holistic approaches she uses to fight depression and anxiety.

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:29] Episode introduction

    [00:47] Lauren’s bio

    [01:33] The Exit 90 show

    [05:32] AD Rowntree’s mental health podcast

    [06:08] How AD Rowntree coped with the death of his dad

    [06:51] Lauren’s origin and childhood

    [12:09] What inspired her to become a radio host

    [17:05] The genre of music she loves

    [20:54] What people misunderstand about her

    [23:11] How she deals with people’s opinions about her

    [27:24] Why she champions mental health awareness

    [29:42] Lauren’s perspective about her depression and anxiety medication

    [30:18] Holistic approaches she uses to fight depression and anxiety

    [30:24] #1 Hypnotherapy

    [30:30] #2 Acupuncture

    [32:28] The disadvantage of holistic treatments for mental health

    [34:39] Psychological impact of COVID-19 on Lauren’s mental health

    [43:43] What she does during her days off to improve her mental health

    [47:16] The side effects of mental health medications

    [53:11] Stigma associated with mental health

    [[55:25] How to connect with Lauren

    [55:52] How to support this podcast

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    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lern_fm/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lernvsradio
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/lernvsradio

    To download the KSHE95 app on App store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id519137732

    To download the KSHE95 app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jacapps.kshe

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    • 56 min
    Our stories: Honor Heindl

    Our stories: Honor Heindl

    One of the most important aspects of life is mental health. It encompasses a person’s emotional, cognitive, and social well-being. It includes our emotional responses to daily events such as success or failure, personal relationships, and work. It’s thus crucial to have skills to cope with the challenges that come with mental health.

    In today’s episode, Jeff Allen interviews Honor Heindl, a clinical social worker, on how to cope with mental health. Honor shares how she helps people shift from negative to positive ways of dealing with mental health. Additionally, she explains the stigma associated with mental health.



    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:27] Episode introduction

    [00:32] Honor Heindl’s bio

    [02:01] What people misunderstand about her

    [04:41] How Honor’s journey to art started

    [06:42] What her job as a clinical social worker entails

    [08:11] Honor Heindl’s mental health

    [11:29] How she deals with her lack of sense of belonging

    [13:33] Stigma associated with mental health

    [15:50] How she helps people shift from negative to positive ways of coping with

    mental health

    [18:26] Why she uses positive themes on her Instagram arts

    [20:41] Her source of inspiration for the podcast logo she designed

    [21:58] How to connect with Honor Heindl

    [22:57] How to support this podcast





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    Follow Honor on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agirlnamedhonor/

    Visit her website: https://agirlnamedhonor.com/

    Visit Honor’s art shop online: https://www.redbubble.com/people/agirlnamedhonor/shop

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    • 23 min
    Christmas 2021 - Three Mental Health Tips

    Christmas 2021 - Three Mental Health Tips

    Just some thoughts on mental health and the Holidays. Merry Everything, Everyone!

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

laurafr13 ,

Just what was needed

Jeff’s podcast is real and honest. Something that is needed especially in these times! Thanks for bringing awareness to mental health!

Jbirdstheword ,

Distinct, honest, & validating perspective

In an area that has been gaining in attention & commentary, this podcast offers a distinct, relatable, & substantive perspective. For those who experience mental illness, it offers insights from people w/similar experiences, and actionable reminders to care and advocate for yourself. Each episode leaves me with a feeling of being understood, and genuine hopefulness (no platitudes here!). If you love someone w/mental illness, this offers an honest glimpse into some of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of those who have worked/are working through the process of diagnosis, acceptance, intervention, and long-term management.

EH00 ,

Smashing stigmas

Very relatable discussions about something so many of us live with. These are the conversations that need to be happening!

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