It's said that our outer world matches our inner world, and even if that is half correct, we've got a lot of work to do. 2020 is a dark time, and many people out there are experiencing mental health challenges with no prior experience. What We're Not Talking About is a podcast to help us do the work we've been forced to. This podcast aims to talk about the things, well, we're just not talking about. From mental health challenges exaggerates by race, sexuality, ability, biology, sexual trauma, political strive and so much more, we share the stories and insights from mental health experts in a multitude of fields. We'll explore mental health from a variety of angles and a variety of experience.
The Evolution of Self with Amy Demone
In this episode, host Amy D, shares her gratitude to listeners for supporting the show, and the Empathy Front. She shares how she has evolved over the past few years through the death of her father, a cancer diagnosis of her mother, assuming legal guardianship over two individuals, and how that has impacted where we’re headed in life.
Show notes at: https://www.theempathyfront.com/50
What It's Like to Be Diagnosed with Bipolar in Your 50s with Bob Krulish
Diagnosis of mental health may be seemingly ordinary these days, but before 2010, mental illness was a taboo subject that no one dared to talk about. Living undiagnosed and experiencing a different way of processing than those around him, Bob began to seek answers to a lifelong problem that seemed to be damaging his life.
In this episode, we cover what it’s like to be living with undiagnosed mental illness and how it can affect the relationships you keep, the moments you experience, and the person you become.
Show notes at https://www.theempathyfront.com/49
You Are Not Alone in the Struggle with Mental Illness with Tommy Dahlborg
We repeat you are not alone! Mental illness can sometimes feel like a lonely place, but an army of individuals who have endured the struggle of managing their mental health who are here to lend a shoulder to learn on Tommy Dahlborg is one of those people. In this episode, Tommy shares his experience of being diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and why it went undiagnosed for so long. Tommy is also the host of the Strength Thru Vulnerability Podcast, who shares about difficult things on his guest’s heart, much like he does on this podcast. Tommy is here to remind you that you are not alone.
Show notes at: https://www.theempathyfront.com/48
Surrendering to Love and Death with Larry Indiviglia
Fear is a funny thing. It keeps up from surrendering to love and death. It prevents us from experiencing the rich vastness of the human experience. It prevents us from feeling both the good and the bad, and avoiding it helps us think in more control. But sometimes, we have to let go. In this episode of What We’re Not Talking about, larry Indiviglia shares his beautiful and heartwarming story of falling in love with his late wife Gayle and how he let go of fear in the face of death.
Show notes at: https://www.theempathyfront.com/47
Why Toxic Spirituality and Mental Illness Don't Mix with Alysa Wolfe
Toxic spirituality is a lot more harmful than we realize. Focusing only on the positive prevents the people in pain from being seen, feeling understood, and being advocated for. It allows individuals who have always sat in the privilege to continue to sit there.
Alysa Wolfe and Amy D sit down to share their experiences working with individuals ( no names) who have acted out of integrity for personal gain. The two will share tips on recognizing if you have someone who may be the ego in disguise and how to avoid their influence at all costs.
Show notes at: https://www.theempathyfront.com/46
Why People Cheat: Stress, Overwhelm and Low Self Esteem with Zach Mathers
Have you ever wondered the real reason why people cheat? On today’s episode, Zach Mathers shares his honest, open, and raw experience of cheating on his partner and how the two of them successfully navigated the betrayal together.
Rebuilding is hard, and sometimes facing the underlying feelings of what drives someone to cheat can be even harder. Zach shares his stories with others with hopes that they too can learn more about the real reason people cheat and what to do to get the help you need to heal.
Show notes at: https://www.theempathyfront.com/45
Normalizing Mental Health Talks
Amy does an incredible job normalizing and encouraging more discussions around mental health. Even if you’re not ready to hire professional help, you’ll be inspired by all of the guests who did! Definitely a must listen!