I'm a fourth year medical student who lives with bipolar disorder. The mission of this podcast is to make listeners feel more comfortable discussing mental health. I'll share my own experiences and thoughts, but also interview other mental health advocates that have influenced my life. My life is easier living openly about my mental health, and I want to convince you to live the same way.
77 - Neelou, guest from the most downloaded episode, returns
Neelou first came on the podcast for episode 3, the most downloaded episode to date! She discussed how panic attacks and anxiety caused her to leave medical school. On that original episode, she walks us through the journey of making her way back to health and medical school. Today, I follow up with her, 2 years after that recording. Neelou shares how she continues to manage her anxiety and navigate the stress of a medical student.
76 - Monica Ketchum - How Depression from Accidental Poisoning and Postpartum Differ
Monica is a 2nd year medical student who I met playing basketball years ago. She has lived with depression, but in a variety of situations. She attributes her first severe episode of depression after she was accidentally poisoned and spent days in the ICU. She talks about how her mind changed after this trauma. She then discusses her experience with depression after the birth of her second child, and how COVID is making this obstacle all that much more challenging. Monica wants the audience to understand that talking to a therapist doesn't have to be a long term commitment. Monica explains how she benefited from therapy on a schedule that adapted best to her schedule.
75 - @sportandpsych - Sarah Bradley
This is the story of a NCAA All American runner who shares her experiences with bipolar disorder. She talks about dealing with bulimia nervosa, and depression. She shares how she feels her bipolar disorder helped her athletic performance. We discuss our different relationships with sleep and exercise. We talk about coping strategies we've both developed to manage bipolar disorder. Sarah also shares her path in nursing school, and her plans for the future to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
74 - Bruce Dechert - Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Bruce Dechert has over 30 years of experience working in substance abuse treatment. We met while working at a recovery center together, and I think of him as a mentor. Bruce enjoys focusing on family dynamics, and customizing patient's needs in joint sessions with their loved ones. We discuss addiction, recovery, COVID, and communication.
73 - Rochelle Clementson - my mother & illustrator of "We ALL have Something"
My mother, Rochelle Clementson, comes on to discuss where we got the idea for our children's book, "We ALL have Something." We talk about how my friendships growing up influenced the creation of this story. My mother was an elementary art teacher for decades, and helped make this story appropriate for kids age 5 - 12. We discuss the challenges we faced, and our hope for how this story helps your family.
72 - Irasema Fonseca Gonzalez - Imposter syndrome, starting medical school, COVID, BLM
I speak with Irasema, a medical student, for her second time on my podcast (Ep. 16). We discuss the stress and challenges of starting medical school, and Imposter Syndrome. We dive into how COVID has impacted Irasema's personal life significantly, and also how it has changed in academic experience. As a Latina woman, Irasema describes what the BLM movement means to her, and changes she hopes to see.
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Logan is doing so much for mental health advocacy in so many ways. He’s a great guy. So intelligent, insightful, and honest in a way that is really refreshing.
Love This Podcast!!
I think Logan does an amazing job interviewing a variety of guests from all different backgrounds, while sprinkling in his medical knowledge and experience with his own mental health. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn more about mental illness!
As someone who also had a “textbook” bipolar episode like Logan did, I think his perspective is refreshing and honest. His guests are interesting and shed light on an array of important and totally relatable mental health topics. If you are looking to trudge through some difficult subjects but end up feeling uplifted, this is the podcast for you.