Episode 11 – Elle, Redux

In this week’s episode:

I’ve been a bit under the weather this week, having taken 2.5 days off of work.  Luckily, I feel a bit better just in time to get together an episode!

In news and reviews this week, I came across an article that just made my blood boil.  It’s a Guardian article that talks about a lawsuit filed by a US former prisoner.  He alleges that severe neglect and abuse, in addition to not being provided adequate mental care, caused him to suffer sever delusions culminating in his gouging out his own eyes. (sorry).

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/08/prisoner-gouges-out-eyes-colorado-boulder-mental-health-lawsuit

In this week’s interview, I welcome back friend of the show, Elle.  She wanted to share some of her struggles with benzodiazapines and the stigma she has faced.

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Episode Ten: Erick Myrthil

In this week’s episode:

I was swinging pretty wide this week – from being happy and dancing to barely able to drag myself to the shower in the morning.  Still, I feel more stable than I have in a long time.

In news and reviews this week, I look at an article about new research that shows childhood trauma is inheritable by future generations.  And suddenly my life makes a lot more sense.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/29/childhood-trauma-can-inherited-future-generations-new-study/

It appears that health insurers are still not putting mental health on par with physical health when it comes to paying out claims.  Who’s surprised?  No One?  That’s what I thought.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/29/567264925/health-insurers-are-still-skimping-on-mental-health-coverage

My guest this week is Erick Myrthil, a recovering benzodiazapine user and addiction advocate.  Erick puts his phone number where his mouth is, and he makes himself available for phone calls with anyone who is struggling.  He is also the author of The Boogeyman In The Orange Bottle, due out soon.  I’ll make a mention when it is available. Check out his youtube channel for lots more.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Dyce2G3000

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Episode 9 – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

In this week’s episode:

It’s a rough week for many people, your humble hostess included.  I’ve opted for a short episode this week, but will return next week with gusto! (I mean, probably.)

There some newsworthy items of note:

AI Controlled Brain Implants – Treatment or Terrifying?

Let’s Pay Attention to Gay Men’s Mental Health

Advocacy in Ohio

See you next week!

Episode 8 – Elle

In this week’s episode:

I lost a friend this week to stroke.

In News:

The interview this week is with Elle, who is diagnosed with Bipolar and Borderine Personality.

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RIP DAN

Fire and Rain

By James Taylor

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can’t remember who to send it to

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again

Won’t you look down upon me, jesus
You’ve got to help me make a stand
You’ve just got to see me through another day
My body’s aching and my time is at hand
And I won’t make it any other way

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it’ll turn your head around
Well, there’s hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
To come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you, baby, one more time again, now

Thought I’d see you one more time again
There’s just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I’d see you, thought I’d see you fire and rain, now

 

A Conversation With “O”

In this week’s episode:

Honestly, I recorded this yesterday and I can’t remember a lot of what I talked about.  I think there was something about this video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47y5bo8wtqM

It was also Veterans’ Day, so I talked a bit about Veterans’ Mental Health.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/amid-plague-of-veteran-suicides-advocates-struggle-to-reach-a/article_4866de89-3472-55fc-b6e5-587a7608cb25.html

https://www.va.gov/vetdata/

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

Also, If anyone has anything they’d like me to review, let me know!

My interview this week is with O from episode four.  We chat a bit about family life with bipolar disorder, kids, genetics, and the impact on spouses.

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