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September 15, 2021

How Many Mental Illnesses Can One Person Have? featuring Kevin Rushton

Theresa brings back Kevin to explore the question: how many mental illnesses can one person have? They talk about how a diagnosis can be empowering but also the stigma that comes with labeling yourself with certain diagnoses. They discuss how one diagnosis can be a symptom of another and why a diagnosis should help serve you in your recovery and growth.

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

September 8, 2021

Am I Toxic?

America and Theresa dive into the topic of toxic people and they ask whether they think they can be toxic. They give some examples of toxic behaviors and trying to recognize some of the red flags. They talk about the spectrum of being toxic and trying to find out where toxic behavior originates from.

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

September 1, 2021

Can People Change?

Theresa and America discuss whether they think people can change and they turn it on themselves and ask each other if they think they can change. They talk about how we judge people and how we set expectations of the people around us. They have a conversation about appreciating small changes, giving people some credit for trying to change and why context is so important.

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

August 25, 2021

I Don’t Want To Deal With People

America is dealing with some personal issues and it’s caused her to not want to deal with people today. America shares with Theresa her current situation and how a negative person has popped back up in her life. They talk about processing emotions, how your emotional energy affects your personal relationships and America comes to the realization that the way she feels really comes from a place of protection.

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

August 18, 2021

What Mental Illness Do I Have? featuring Kevin Rushton

Theresa and Kevin share their experiences with their mental illnesses and when and how they were diagnosed. Kevin remembers the first time he recognized he had a mental health problem and it wasn’t until he took a psychology class when he was ready to put a label to how he felt. They talk about why labeling your mental illness can help, they have conversations around PTSD and insomnia and also the value of continuing to evaluate your metal illness.

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

August 11, 2021

How Do I Call My Friends Out?

Theresa and America explore how they each call their friends out. America is direct and Theresa is a conflict-avoider so they talk about how they confront their friends from different perspectives. They discuss the timing of when to have a serious conversation with your friends, how to bring up how you feel and also finding the friends that you feel comfortable with calling you out as well.

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

August 4, 2021

Making Friends As An Adult

Theresa and America talk about the difficulties of making friends as an adult. Theresa shares her insecurities she developed when she was younger trying to make friends and how that plays out now as an adult. They discuss why the quality of a friend becomes more important when you're an adult, recognizing what you are trying to get out of a friend at this stage in your life and how you must know yourself to know what you’re seeking in a friend.

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

July 28, 2021

What Makes A Good Friend?

America and Theresa explore the traits that make good friends.  They both ask each other whether they feel they are a good friends and why. They discuss examples of behaviors that make bad friends, like being selfish and monopolizing conversations, and why it's about the quality vs. quantity of friends.

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

July 21, 2021

I Hold Grudges

America and Theresa talk about the positives and negatives of holding grudges. America recognizes she holds grudges and she explains how she sees it as a strength but also how it could be a problem. They talk about how holding grudges can be a form of control, why intentions matter and why Theresa feels she needs to protect herself more.

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

July 14, 2021

I Feel Awkward

Theresa and America talk about feeling awkward. They share instances when they’ve been awkward around people and they try to get to the bottom of why they can be awkward. They discuss social anxiety, moments that exacerbate awkwardness and just accepting who you are.

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