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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

December 18, 2019

I Hate My Body featuring Matt Gleason

Theresa and America are joined by Matt and all three of them have a discussion about their own personal struggles with their body image. Matt gets candid about his journey as a food addict and the guilt and shame that comes with that. They talk about some solutions such as attending groups like Overeaters Anonymous (which you can also do online), practicing self-compassion, attempting to have a healthy relationship with food and to wrap it all up Matt has an encouraging breakthrough.

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

December 11, 2019

Why Is Getting Better So Hard?

Attempting to get better is hard, especially when having to get in touch with your feelings and America and Theresa can certainly relate. They both picked up some bad habits as a kid when communicating feelings and they are now putting in the “ninja work” to try to break those patterns. The journey of emotional healing is hard but along the way you try to collect the tools that help better prepare you for the future.

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

December 4, 2019

My Mind Is Racing featuring Matt Gleason

America and Theresa are joined by Matt Gleason who is part of MHA's Oklahoma affiliate. Matt has dealt with depression, and the racing thoughts that comes with that, since he was a kid. Matt wasn't able to finally slow those thoughts down until later in life with the help of therapy, meditation and medication. The three of them discuss their racing thoughts, certain triggers, how they try to slow down their thoughts and how important it is to fight in the open.

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

 
 
November 27, 2019

Feeling Guilty

America and Theresa walk through what the definition of the word guilty is and what it means to feel guilty. When it comes to mental health and negative thoughts it is important to understand what is biological and what is environmental. When these thoughts occur ask yourself: What happened? How does it make you feel? What do you need to do?

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