Episode 38 – Holly

In this week’s episode:

I talk a little bit about my decision to look for another job.

In news and reviews, I examine an article from the Washington Post about algorithms designed to – without our knowledge – assess our mental health.  Please, let me know what you think about this issue at becky@thatbword.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/09/04/mental-health/?utm_term=.0a57d7ff4f46

My guest this week is Holly.  We discuss a range of topics including the concept of a “favorite person” in the context of BPD.

Thanks, Guys!  See you next week!

Episode 37 – Discussing Dissociation with Kathy

In this week’s episode:

I’m sorry I’ve been away so long! But I promise this episode will be worth the wait.

It turns out that team sports and cycling are the best exercises for your mental health:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-exercise-that-helps-mental-health-most-1534777677

Yet another “psychedelics will save the world” article:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/21/17339488/psychedelics-mental-health-michael-pollan-lsd-psilocybin

Bipolar disorder in older adults:

https://www.psychcongress.com/article/optimizing-treatment-bipolar-disorder-older-adults

The Interview this week is with Kathy from Discussing Dissociation (discussingdissociation.com).  

She is a DID specialist with tons of insight into the disorder, and our conversation was very enlightening.

Thanks for listening, See you next week (promise)!

 

Episode 36 – Samantha’s Story

Samantha's Story

In this week’s episode:

It’s an interview – only episode, but what an interview! I talk to Samantha about that often left-out B Word – bisexuality – and eating disorders.

Thanks for downloading!

Episode 35 – Jason Miller

Hi guys, I’m excited to tell you about That B Word’s first sponsor, My Dialectical Life. Every day, you will recieve a new email focusing on one
aspect of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. I’ve been recieving these emails and they give you something to practice every day. If you’re interested in DBT it’s definitely worth a look. Go to http://www.hopeforbpd.com/my-dialectical-life-dbt-selfhelp/ for more information or to sign up.

In this week’s episode:

Plumbing issues?  Ugh.  But let’s not dwell.

It’s Minority Mental Health month, so I’ve chosen and article written for minorities.  I hope this white girl did ok with it.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-talk-about-mental-health_us_5b450d8ce4b0c523e263b100

My guest this week is former  guest blogger Jason Miller.

I highly suggest reading his blog before listening!

You can find Jason on the interwebs at www.bipolarisbeautiful.com
or at inspirational and emotional courage on Facebook.

Thank you for listening!

becky@thatbword.com

@thatbword1 on twitter

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Episode 34 – Aubrey Good

In this week’s episode:

Guess what?  I’m still sick.  Luckily I recorded a great interview with Aubrey before this foul disease laid me low.

We have our first ever sponsor!  Not only that, but it’s topical.  Go to http://www.hopeforbpd.com/my-dialectical-life-dbt-selfhelp to sign up for a daily email with a dbt skill to practice.  I’ve been getting these emails for a few days and they have some really good insights.  If you check it out, be sure to let me know what you think!

My interview this week is with Aubrey from the International Bipolar Foundation.  I hope you enjoy!

As always, email me at becky@thatbword.com or find me on twitter @thatbword1

 

 

 

Episode 33 – Dennie Maverick

In this week’s episode –

I’m super sick.  As a consequence, you don’t have the pleasure of my dulcet tones in your head.  Apart from a brief mention of New York and Virginia making mental health education mandatory, it’s straight on to the interview.

The interview this week is with Dennie Maverick, who is writing the memoir “Crazy and Proud of It”.  You can find her on twitter at @author_bipolar

Thanks for listening, guys!

See you next week.

 

Episode 32 – Heather from On The Aspie Side, Part 3

In this week’s episode:

Bryan is back to help me with this week’s news!

My interview this week is the conclusion of the Heather of On the Aspie Side series.

Sorry it’s a little late this week, time got the better of me!

See you next week!

Episode 31 – ECT with Becky from Chicago

In this week’s episode:

It’s been a sucktastic weekend for me, but I’m still stable.  I guess that says something good about the Vraylar!

In the news, the WHO has classified Gaming Disorder as a mental illness.

Video Game Addiction Is Now Officially Classified As A Mental Illness

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/video-game-addiction-could-soon-be-classified-as-a-mental-health-disorder-can-you-prevent-it-2017-12-27

My interview today is with Becky from Chicago.  We discuss her experiences with ECT, medication, and the stigma surrounding both.

mentioned in the episode:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcranial_magnetic_stimulation#History

Email me at becky@thatbword.com\

and please rate, review, and subscribe!

 

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Episode 30 – Understanding BPD with John Emotions

In this week’s episode:

I tackle some sensitive subjects in this one, so be aware that this episode could be distressing to some people.  If it’s not for you, don’t worry about it.  I’ll see you next week.

So the past week saw the death by suicide of Anthony Bourdain.  This has prompted me to look into WHY the suicide rate in the U.S. seems to be skyrocketing.  Essentially, it’s a funding issue.

http://www.businessinsider.com/anthony-bourdain-kate-spade-suicide-rate-mental-healthcare-costs-2018-6

https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.eventlist&state=OH

John Emotions of Bipolar Style and the J. Lilly Show joins me to discuss our experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Trust me, “personality” is the operative word here!

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