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February 26, 2020

I Feel Lonely

America and Theresa breakdown what it means to be lonely and the difference between being alone and feeling loneliness. They share moments where they’ve felt lonely in their lives, the value of finding your “go-to person” and attempting to discover some connections outside your friends’ circle. If you do experience loneliness you have to run a self-check and see if you can possibly improve your situation and make the time to make new friends; be brave and be open.

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

February 19, 2020

Mental Health Support Groups: What To Expect

If you’ve ever thought about going to a support group America and Theresa talk about what to expect when attending. They’ve both ran support groups, been a part of them online and Theresa enjoys in-person groups so they discuss the value and significance in support groups. They squash some common misconceptions, Theresa shares a turning point in her life attending a group and they go over the many forms of support groups.

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

February 12, 2020

Dealing With Mental Health At Work

Theresa and America talk about managing how to live with a mental health condition and how you can deal with it in the workplace. How do you disclose that you’re struggling with your mental health because it could possibly affect your work? They get into the specifics. Focus on your work environment, find a co-worker you can talk with honestly and familiarize yourself with your company’s policy on mental health.

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

February 5, 2020

How To Get Out Of A Funk featuring Emily Skehill and Whitney Ball

America has two guests on from MHA: Emily Skehill (Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services Associate) and Whitney Ball (Marketing and Outreach Manager). The three of them have a candid conversation on what it looks like when they get into a funk and the impact it has on their everyday lives. They talk about the differences between just being in a funk and being depressed, how they try to turn things around when they’re feeling off and how vulnerability is key.

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

January 29, 2020

What To Expect From Couples Therapy

They both offer two different perspectives on couples therapy: America has been to couples therapy before and Theresa is in the process of going to couples therapy. Theresa voices her concerns as she prepares for couples therapy and America gives her insight on what to expect. They talk about the importance of finding a therapist that fits for you as a couple, trying to find a common goal to get out of therapy together and the benefits of learning how to communicate better.

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

January 22, 2020

Does Being Positive Make You Happy?

America and Theresa both try to practice positivity but they definitely struggle with it at times and so do many others. They talk about the effects of positive psychology and their personal interpretations of it, how they both have used post-it therapy and how they balance their dark senses of humor with positivity. If you’re working on being more positive, seek out the things that make you happy; find your joy.

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

January 15, 2020

Why Do I Cry All The Time?

Right before they were about to record the podcast Theresa started to cry so the two of them explore Theresa’s current emotional state and why so many struggle with crying all the time. Crying may come with shame and vulnerability, but they talk about how sometimes feelings must come out because there’s no other place for them to go. When you feel like you’re about to cry, try to figure out why you’re crying, start to work through some of those things that made you feel overwhelmed and do not beat yourself up.

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

January 8, 2020

How Do I Find Balance In My Life?

Theresa and America struggle with finding balance in their lives. They give tips on how they try to balance their lives and how they attempt to reclaim the space in their schedules. Theresa shares the table metaphor, America explains why she no longer expects to find “true balance” for herself, the significance of self-care and how finding balance impacts your mental health.

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

January 1, 2020

I Can’t Get Over The Past

America and Theresa speak on why it’s difficult for some to get over issues that have happened in the past. They explain the importance to try to get to a place of acknowledging the issue, processing through those feelings and trying to work to get past them. Share with a friend, go online anonymously, write in a journal, start a podcast, whatever you do; your story has value so go tell your story and fight in the open.

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

December 24, 2019

What To Expect From Therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions around therapy and Theresa and America are here to clear the air. They talk about the process of finding the right therapist and how it’s like dating; plus the significance of figuring out what you want out of it. They both share their personal experiences of going to therapy for the first time, the importance of research beforehand and how they both went about cutting ties with therapists in the past.

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