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June 29, 2022

Getting the Most Out Of Medication Treatment

Emily Skehill and David Riley are back to explore getting the most out of your medication treatment. They talk about discussing expectations with your doctor about what you want from your medication and the first steps to take after you fill your prescription. Emily and David share when they started taking medication and the process of where they are now in their medication treatments, being consistent with taking your medication to know if it’s helping and trying to tell the difference between medications that work and those that aren’t working.

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

June 22, 2022

Should I Start Medication?

While Theresa and America are taking a break, friends of the podcast Emily Skehill and David Riley take over to talk about deciding when you should start medication. They both discuss their personal circumstances when deciding to start medication and how it varies person-to-person. They talk about some signs of when you should explore medication, trying to balance improving symptoms while also trying to curb side effects and how you should be your biggest advocate.

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

June 15, 2022

I Hate Therapy

America and Theresa talk about the process of therapy and how it’s been a love/hate relationship. They compare therapy to exercise and how it’s hard work but also how it can be really beneficial. There are discussions about why people hate therapy, setting the goals you want out of your sessions and how healing practices are diverse.

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

June 8, 2022

Should I Go To Therapy?

Theresa and America explore the topic of therapy for those that are debating on whether they should go or not. They both have gone to therapy and they describe what events unfolded to make them see a therapist for the first time. They recall trying to talk their support system before seeing a therapist, targeting when you need to see a therapist and some reasons why a therapist can be helpful.

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

June 1, 2022

Tell Someone About Mental Health featuring Raquel Kelley

Theresa and America are joined by Raquel Kelley (writer, television producer, and host of the MOMGUL Podcast) to talk about how they tell people about their mental health. Raquel shares details on why her mental health is a “we” problem, not just a “me” problem. They talk about experiences with Postpartum depression, the story behind Raquel’s book and the relief of telling some else about your mental health.

From more information about Raquel Kelley and her new lift-the-flap book for moms Where'd I Go? visit: https://www.raquelkelley.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

May 25, 2022

I Can’t Hold It Together

America and Theresa talk about the feelings they get when they feel like they can’t hold it all together. While exploring metaphors America relates to spinning plates and Theresa resonates with having her sack of flour being too full. They think about why these metaphors resonate with them and how they both differ, signs of when they are close to their breaking point and trying to set boundaries.

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

May 18, 2022

I’m Afraid My Mental Illness Will Come Back featuring David Riley

America is joined by David Riley, a person with lived experience, to explore the fear that your mental illness will come back. David shares his mental health experiences and the energy he spends trying to suppress those thoughts of his mental illness returning. They talk about keeping track of your sleep schedule and eating habits, wrestling with the idea of permanency and the significance of feeling worthy of support.

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

May 11, 2022

Does Exercise And Eating Well Help Your Mental Health?

Theresa and America dive into how exercise and eating well can impact your mental health. Theresa needs accountability to motivate her to exercise and America shares some science supporting the benefits of eating right. They talk about ways they both try to maintain healthy eating habits and the emotional rewards that come with both eating bad foods but also the positive feelings you get after you exercise.

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

May 4, 2022

I’m Losing My Mind

It is Mental Health Awareness Month and America and Theresa cover the unsettling feeling of losing your mind. They share warning signs of when they think they are the brink of losing their mind and how it affects the people around them. They talk about how the little things add up and the difficulties of asking for help when you feel out of 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

April 27, 2022

What’s Wrong With Me?

Theresa and America ask: what’s wrong with me? There is a discussion about being content and also building insight. They talk about how to try to take personal accounting, recognizing the things you need to work on and adding a label to help you get better.

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