Mental Illness Happy Hour

Updated: 05 Apr 2024 • 589 episodes
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"Remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly Named To Top Health Podcast List by: NY Times, Esquire, Slate, Oprah Magazine, Women's Health, Onion A.V. Club, Apple Podcast Staff

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Dana Killion is an author of mystery and memoir whose work is informed by her own life’s turmoil. She opens up about her marriage to a high-functioning alcoholic and how she has worked on her issues of codependency. Be sure to check out her new book, Where the Shadows Dance: He Got Sober. I Got Broken This episode is s

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Dr. Kate Truitt is a psychologist and neuroscientist who wants to share her own story of how she came to this work. Armed with her knowledge of the mind, she has worked to process her difficult childhood and the personal tragedy of losing her fiancé right before their wedding. Look for her new book Keep Breathing: A Ps

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Donn Bradley is a therapist (LMFT) and a former first responder who shares his journey to discovering how much therapy and emotional processing is needed for EMTs, police, and anyone whose work requires the witnessing of violence and tragedy. Donn also opens up about his childhood and the death of his mother when he wa

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Margo Steines is a Dominatrix turned welder turned author. She opens up about her experiences as a sex worker, her battles with addiction, and her attraction to pain. She also discusses her memoir, Brutalities: A Love Story, where she reflects on her various lives while pregnant with her first child.  This episode is s

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Swamy Gopalsamy is a coach who specializes in helping people recover from depersonalization and derealization. As someone who has lived through it himself, he has first hand knowledge of these conditions and what can help you manage them. In this episode, he shares his own personal journey and offers management tactics

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Dr. Devika Bhushan is a pediatrician and the former acting Surgeon General of California. She is also someone who lives with Bipolar Disorder. She opens up about her personal journey to finding a diagnosis and how she’s on a professional and personal mission to fight the stigma associated with mental health struggles. 

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