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January 19, 2022

Stopping Stupid Thoughts

For the month of January we are playing some of our favorite episodes of the podcast. Theresa is joined once again by Kelly Davis to chat about cognitive distortions as known as stopping stupid thoughts. They both share their personal familiarity with thoughts that are personally damaging and ways in which they’ve tried to improve on their process when those feelings occur. Recognizing the patterns is important but it’s not easy, it’s definitely a process.

January 12, 2022

I Think About Killing Myself But I Don’t Want To Die featuring Kelly Davis

For the month of January we are playing some of our favorite episodes of the podcast. Kelly Davis joins America to talk about her experiences with thoughts of killing herself but not necessarily wanting to die. This topic may be both difficult for the person having these thoughts and also for the people listening to these thoughts from people who care about them, but the conversation is important to have and Kelly helps explore how she changed her relationship with those thoughts. Kelly shares an importance piece of advice from a therapist regarding thoughts of suicide, they talk about the importance of finding a sense of purpose and how everyone’s story is worth listening to.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

January 5, 2022

Am I Sad or Depressed?

For the month of January we are playing some of our favorite episodes of the podcast. What is the difference between being sad and being depressed? America and Theresa discuss the warning signs when your sadness crosses over to depression. They also give some advice on what you could do if you are in these sad states, how they deal with their personal bouts of sadness and how you could attempt to turn it around.

December 29, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: Can You Stop Negative Thinking?

To wrap up the common intrusive thoughts series America and Theresa explore how you can try to stop negative thinking. They talk about all the things they’ve experienced while walking through all these intrusive thoughts and reflect on what they’ve learned about themselves. They discuss being emotionally reactive, trying to control your thoughts opposed to letting your thoughts control you and stopping to ask yourself: what happened, what do you feel and what do you need?

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org

December 22, 2021

I Will Go Crazy If I Don‘t Control My Racing Thoughts featuring Sydney Daniello

Sydney Daniello joins Theresa to explore the idea of controlling your racing thoughts. Sydney describes how she experiences her racing thoughts and Theresa shares how she gets stuck in her head as well. They talk about panic attacks and trying to talk yourself down and staying in tune with your body and mind.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org

December 15, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: I Need It To Be This Way

America and Theresa explore the intrusive thoughts surrounding control and needing it be one way. America struggles with this particular intrusive thought and Theresa offers an opposite perspective in her relationship.  They search for the root of where this thought comes from for America, the need to always be moving forward and what feelings she has if she doesn’t get everything done.

December 8, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: I‘m Scared Something Bad Will Happen To The People I Love featuring Jennifer Molina

Theresa is joined by Jennifer Molina to talk about the intrusive thought that something bad might happen to the people I love. Jennifer shares where she believes her anxiousness came from and some of the bad things that have happen during important events in her life. They talk about how Jennifer tries to overcome her fears and learning how to accept the things you can not control.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org

December 1, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: I‘ll Never Be Able To Do Anything featuring Drue Grit

America and Theresa continue their common intrusive thought series and they are joined by writer and director Drue Grit. Drue tells his story and they discuss the feeling that you'll never be able to do anything. They talk about fight or flight, positive affirmations, shifting a mindset, gaining self-confidence and knowing that if you genuinely are scared of something it means you care.

To learn more about Drue Grit’s new book series and his film work go to https://www.theincredibleexistenceofyou.com/

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org

November 24, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: I Am Worthless

America and Theresa continue their series on overcoming negative thoughts and this is about feeling worthless. America discusses how she had feeling of being worthless after her divorce and her struggles with having relationships following the split. They explain why feeling worthy is tied up in your value and identity, trying to just live in your power and your truth and how they both have come out the other side of these feelings of being worthless.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org

November 17, 2021

Common Intrusive Thoughts: No One Care About Me

America and Theresa continue their series on overcoming negative thoughts and this is about the feeling that no one cares about you. Theresa shares why her trauma plays a major role on why this intrusive thought really hits home. They talk about isolation and identity, why Theresa doesn’t like birthday parties and the trap of comparing yourself to others.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org