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October 14, 2020

Am I Burned Out or Depressed?

America and Theresa give the key differentials between the feelings of being burned out or being depressed. They both explore their current mindset and how they personally identify the warning signs. They talk about the things they do to take care of themselves, how friends can help and giving themselves the space to figure out what they need.

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October 7, 2020

I Don’t Want To Change

Theresa and America piggyback off their conversation last episode about dealing with change and they now dive into when you just don’t want to change. They talk about how the hardest part is the preparation for big life shifts and the emotional component that comes with change. They discuss the toughest things they have tried to change about themselves, how music helps them and how they attack both small and big changes. 

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

September 30, 2020

Dealing With Change

America and Theresa talk about everything that comes with having to deal with change. They discuss the expectations that come with change and the stages of grief when a life shift occurs. They talk about how they prepare for change, how the word carries a negative connotation and society’s obsession with it.

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

September 23, 2020

Am I Having A Midlife Crisis?

Theresa and America try to figure out together whether they are going through a midlife crisis. They discuss what the term means to each of them and how expectations play a big part in a person’s identity and self-confidence in any stage of life. They navigate through the existential questions that come with a midlife crisis, the role of culture on this topic and explore the series of events that got them to this place.

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

September 16, 2020

Why Am I Crazy On My Period?

America and Theresa have a conversation about what happens physically and emotionally before, during and after they have their period. They discuss mood swings, feeling irritable, the warning signs of when their period is coming and how they both can differentiate their emotions because of their period vs. their normal everyday emotions. They also talk about hormonal shifts, the pros and cons of birth control, when they had their first conversation about periods and the importance of having that ongoing dialogue.  

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

September 9, 2020

Therapy Isn’t Working

Theresa and America explore what it looks like when therapy isn’t working and they recall situations when they knew that therapy wasn’t helping. They give examples of what kinds of characteristics they look for in a therapist and how it’s different for everyone. They discuss the idea of breaking up with your therapist, how timing is important and also some different therapy options.

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

September 2, 2020

Past Trauma Affects My Relationships

America is back for an emotional discussion with Theresa as they both unload their feelings about how their past trauma is still coming up and affecting their current relationships. America shares how a recent argument escalated because of her past experiences plus Theresa divulges her past trauma and how it has caused her to put up walls in her relationships. They’ve both found that when they lash out it is out of fear to protect themselves, but they are trying to navigate through the painful process of working through their past trauma to improve themselves and their relationships.

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

August 26, 2020

Is Anxiety Different For Men? featuring Kevin Rushton

Theresa chats with Kevin Rushton about his personal experiences with anxiety and where he thinks his anxiety stems from. Kevin describes his upbringing in a strict religious household in Seattle and how it made it hard on him to show his emotions in school. They discuss the stereotypes of men and emotions, Kevin shares his firsthand experiences as a man with anxiety and while the feelings of anxiety may never pass Kevin has found a way to change his relationship with it.

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

August 19, 2020

I’m Still Grieving featuring Caren Howard

Theresa talks to Caren about her journey of grieving. Caren lost her mother when she was 9 years old but she's realizing now that she never grieved her loss when she was younger and those feelings are finally coming out. Caren shares how her family deals with their emotions, how she cried over her mom’s death but never grieved the loss and how we must show ourselves compassion with grief.

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

August 12, 2020

I’m Mad I Can’t Control Things featuring Erin Wallace

Theresa teams up with Erin Wallace to discuss the feelings of frustration when you can’t control things. They talk about the impact of the pandemic, processing through anxiety and anger and how the feelings of anger turn into projection. They have a dialog about how they process their anger, the risks of trying to change people and how it’s important to identify, recognize and acknowledge your feelings. 

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