26 episodes

In a world full of trauma, stigma and shame, two women (who are not medical professionals!) fearlessly fight to illuminate the dark corners of their minds! Come be alone with our thoughts with us!

This Could Get Dark This Could Get Dark

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 ā€¢ 16 Ratings

In a world full of trauma, stigma and shame, two women (who are not medical professionals!) fearlessly fight to illuminate the dark corners of their minds! Come be alone with our thoughts with us!



    In the season 1 finale Lauren and Bethany are joined by a special guest, Brice, to share the story of his son Greyson. He graciously shares the male's perspective of miscarriage, child loss and how he and his family grieved, healed and honor their son.Ā 


    Ā Hopeful Hearts Support Organization: http://www.3hopefulhearts.comĀ 

    Postpartum Mental Health Help for Dads: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-dads/Ā 

    Postpartum Healthline: 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)Ā 

    Loss and Grief in Pregnancy and Postpartum Support: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/loss-grief-in-pregnancy-postpartum/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Bottom Of The Lake

    The Bottom Of The Lake

    Bethany explains, in more detail than ever before, the trauma of her daughter's birth and her struggle with postpartum depression.

    Resources: EPDS Test - https://psychology-tools.com/epds/Ā 

    PPD HelpLine - https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helplineĀ 

    PrenatalĀ Depression Information - https://www.beaumont.org/conditions/prenatal-depressionĀ 

    Baby Blues Information - https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/first-year-of-life/baby-blues-71032/Ā 

    Depression during and after pregnancy information from the CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/features/maternal-depression/index.html

    Mom's Mental Health matters - https://www.nichd.nih.gov/ncmhep/initiatives/moms-mental-health-matters/moms

    Postpartum support international - https://www.postpartum.net/Ā 

    Call the PSI HelpLine:


    • 49 min
    Doesn't Everyone Panic In The Dark?

    Doesn't Everyone Panic In The Dark?

    In this week's episode, we hear Bethany's PTSD diagnosis and the specific therapy that has helped her through.

    *TRIGGER WARNING: Sensitive Content

    Book: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

    Website: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd

    *Click here to see Bethany's Documents*

    • 1 hr
    Peaks and Valleys, Man!

    Peaks and Valleys, Man!

    This week we dive into Lauren and Bethany's shared diagnosis of bipolar. Lauren then blows Bethany's mind with some facts revolving around the advancement in the diagnosis.

    National Suicide Prevention LifelineĀ 



    Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceĀ 


    WebMD Bipolar Disorder


    • 48 min
    The End of The Beginning

    The End of The Beginning

    In our final episode of the Genogram and Shadow Work MiniSode Series, Bethany explains what a worth exercize is and tells us how hers went. Everyone cries and Mister joins for a bit.

    Recommended Shadow Work Journal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/982950913/illuminare-shadow-work-workbookjournal

    • 31 min
    It's The Step Before The Libido

    It's The Step Before The Libido

    Lauren and Bethany are joined by a special guest to talk though functional medicine as an alternative to psychiatric medications.

    Mark Hyman




    Vagus NerveĀ 


    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

jenmkeeton ,

Totally relatable

These ladies get it. Every episode I can identify with. Hearing their stories validates my own journey-struggles and successes with mental health. A must listen!

ciodemunkey ,

Much Needed Conversations

Bethany and Lauren have boldly opened conversations on mental health by sharing their own struggles. They invite listeners along on their own paths of healing, sharing what they learn along the way and shining a light on the importance of normalizing mental health. Itā€™s refreshing to hear experiences that are so relatable.

nvisionweb ,

This is incredible!

There is still such a stigma surrounding mental health today. Bethany and Lauren are breaking down that barrier with their thought-provoking insight and genuine personal stories. It feels good to listen to something relatable. Thank you for having the courage to speak out.

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