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Author: Paul Gilmartin

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"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times

"Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today

"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire

"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

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Sexual abuse and incest can often fly below the radar because there isn't overt touching but as Tony M shares, his being raised in a sexually charged home has impacted his ability to trust and be intimate. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Baze personalized vitamins.  For 20% your first purchase go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental  Other Resources Mentioned The book Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adams  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The patient advocate who was diagnosed with Lyme disease at 11 offers advice for navigating the complex world of healthcare and mental health.  She discusses experimental/non-approved treatments (hyperbaric oxygen therapy and bovine colostrum therapy), integrative medicine, the complicated world of pharmaceuticals vs eastern remedies, the struggle to get to the "root cause" of health issues, and how to find a doctor that will be your best advocate.  She also discusses losing her mother to mental illness. More About Adrienne https://getwellbe.com/subscribe www.instagram.com/getwellbe www.facebook.com/getwellbe https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wellbe-podcast/id1403955889?mt=2   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the Untitled Dad Project podcast.  New episodes drop every week.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  For a free visit and free two-day shipping go to www.GetRoman.com/mental   Other Links Mentioned  Rejuvenative Foods  www.Rejuvenative.com    WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
Part reality show, part self-love school and the best makeover podcast out there. Hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (from By The Book) draw on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide guests with a prescription for their next life challenge, whether it's getting back into dating or starting a new career. The goal: for the guest to find the outstanding person who was there all along, and learn to love themselves more. We Love You (And So Can You) is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
"Dan From The Internet" aka @DanFromTheWeb discusses intra-race racism, growing up mixed-race (Latinx/Japanese/African-American) and sexually fluid in an emotionally neglectful household with a judgmental and homophobic father, and how he renewed a relationship with his mother after learning self-advocacy. More About Our Guest Follow Daniel at @danfromtheweb on Twitter his website danfromtheinter.net and his music news & reviews podcast called Audioface that can be found at www.audioface.show   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Baze.  For 20% off go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the RISK! podcast.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or go to www.Risk-Show.com  Other Links Mentioned  www.ThisJWLife.com WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The comedian (Anthony Griffith) and doctor of psychology (Dr. Brigitte Travis Griffin) open up about losing their 2-year-old daughter to cancer and how they learned to navigate the grief process through faith, love, and humor. They are the authors of the new book Behind the Laughter.   More About Our Guest  Anthony's Instagram handle is @TheRealAnthonyGriffith Anthony's Twitter handle is @MrLaffaLot  Buy their book Behind The Laughter here.   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a Calm premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode is sponsored by the March of Dimes podcast UnSpoken Stories.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or at www.unspokenstories.org This episode is sponsored by Baze.  For 20% off go to www.Baze.com and use offer code MENTAL Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
From the first season (2011). Paul interviews “Murph”, a retired serial felon who opens up about prison, the guilt of his crimes and leaving it all behind. Six years ago you might have labeled him a psychopath. Paul calls him a trusted friend.   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the new podcast Crazed.   Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
444 - Best Of: Jen Kirkman

444 - Best Of: Jen Kirkman

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From 2011.  Jen @JenKirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic “Fear Off” that leaves both of their souls emptied. Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11. Paul shares about the horror of being in an earthquake. More About Our Guest  www.JenKirkman.com  @JenKirkman   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------  
From 2011 - actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) opens up about his hilariously horrifying alcoholic bottom and how he has adapted to live with what might have killed most people. Follow Rob @RobDelaney or visit www.RobDelaney.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the Calm app, SquareSpace and the new podcast Crazed.   Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
Listener-Voted #1 episode of 2011 and for good reason. The Emmy-nominated writer/performer brings it. She opens up about her struggles, insecurities and fear of not being cut out to be a mother. Find her on social media @TeresaStrasser Teresa is the author of the awesome and hilarious book Exploiting My Baby.  For more about her go to www.TeresaStrasser.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The 53 year-old former gang-member has spent most of his life in prison and much of it in solitary confinement. He addresses his shame over the harms he caused, surviving prison, getting sober, going back to school and regaining custody of his children. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by  VariDesk standing desk solutions.  For more info go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by the new podcast Crazed.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts or go to www.CrazedPodcast.com     WAYS TO HELP THE MIHH PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
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Lisa

Huge trigger warning for food moralizing, body shaming and talk of people "eating themselves to death". Comparison of disordered eating (and eating at all) to a drug habit. Assertion that it would be better to be addicted to drugs than to be fat. These are all incredibly unhealthy and untrue opinions bolstered by the diet industry, medical fatphobia and body shame but are presented as fact and can be incredibly damaging to hear. So disappointed to hear it in a podcast i love so dearly.

Jul 20th
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Colbert Williams

Lisa I think so!

Jul 22nd
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KK 26

paul, hope you're having a good time and getting some much needed rest and relaxation while you are away. I will be glad when you return. sincerely , kara.

Jul 19th
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Rita Moore

KK 26 Wow, great👏👏

Jul 19th
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KK 26

being from Mississippi, and being very familiar with the southern accent, LeAnns voice is so comforting to me. i also grew up in an area where every person that lived on that street was family. it was a very large plot of land with a dirt road that made a big circle and was named "Hilltop." and there was no speaking of feelings where I grew up either. so, not that I would ever do something like talk to someone about my feelings or a problem I'm dealing with, that would be crazy, LeAnn has a voice that I would want to hear in return to whatever I would be bitching about.

Jun 15th
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Debbie Halladay

I didn't receive out of this, what I had hoped for 😔 more on how the body changes, unlike the mind and what we are able to do and who we are when we look in the mirror

Jun 13th
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JMcA

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

May 29th
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Bella Ring

It sounds like her mom had BPD :(

May 26th
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Mia G

blech. emotionally available men. the worst. 👎

May 24th
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Nikki Casares Shettlesworth

thank you for sharing your story Amanda. I found you very relatable. peace to you.

Apr 10th
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Kirsten Ashley

I'm an ER nurse and I thought I'd clarify a few things. 1. You can transfer the infection to different parts of your body if you touched the infected area. ALWAYS wash your hands after using the restroom or any other contact. 2. HSV is similar to shingles and chicken pox in that it lives in the nerve endings in the effected area. One way to think of HSV in a less negative light that I have told myvpatients when they are diagnosed or having an outbreak is that shingles is the dormant form of chicken pox. If you have had chicken pox, you have a pretty good chance of having a shingles out break. The lesions are very similar, just in a different part of your body (the trunk). Are people that have had chicken pox dirty? No. It just so happens that this type of herpes virus is exclusive to the mucus membranes and genital area and only spread through contact there. I have a number of friends who have SEVERELY struggled, to the point of a suicide attept in one case, with this and I do my best to try and change the stigma and people's perception about it. Hope this helps someone out there 😊

Feb 24th
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Daniel Sheffield

Thank you for having this guest on. Although I am a man many of her feelings and experiences growing up really resonated with me.

Feb 8th
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perfect.paradox

I wish she touched more on "relationship OCD" - I live with this destructive OCD. I have yet to figure out a way to fight it often destroying relationships and my own happiness. I have created compulsions just to see if I can get through a relationship... lets just say, its ruining love in my life. until now...I haven't heard someone describe my life word for word. "fear of them not being the one" (therefore, end or avoid commitments) thanks for the great episode

Dec 29th
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J WIGHTMAN

heavy episode and great info

Dec 4th
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Caitlin Jayne Douglas

psychology

Nov 29th
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Henry Smith

continue to speak Truth

Sep 22nd
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Tw Thomas

hi Paul. I much appreciate your show, BUT... , i think maybe the shows, interview's, maybe have getting a little soft lately. I, along with many others, struggle with drug addiction. It seems like its been a while since their have been consistently dramatic, and seriously troubled guests on the show. Consistently the show's have become a bit soft and lighter hearted then in previous years. this isn't "dinner and a movie" this is about, or at least was in the past more about the show's title. The way it is lately more presented is a "im ok, your ok" fluff piece. I hope you, and soon, bring more interviews with people like me, people still deeply imeresd in their particular sickness. mine, being a former responsible, productive member of society. A huge contrast to my last 15 years of experiencing the highs and lows of a active junkie, with a true and predictable ever downward trend. thank you,. troy

Aug 24th
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Bella Ring

I found this podcast 4years ago when I was dealing with post pardon depression. this helped me so mush. listening help me not feel so alone and reminded me that slowly it will get better. Also listening to other people's stories help me understand people around me and my own feelings. thank you Paul ❤

Aug 3rd
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connie d

Paul- thanks for this. my mom was my primary abuser and i need to hear others talking about how abusive behavior does not relate to gender identity. i later got into abusive romantic relationships, some straight and one same sex. my worst was a woman and it took an order of protection and police to keep her away although she stalked me Anyway. it's not only men. I'm free and happy with a new, authentic love. thanks for this podcast.

Jul 31st
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Tamsheep

This is the most touching and relatable and eye-opening and beautiful thing I think I’ve ever heard. Thank you for sharing this. Much love from Germany ❤️

Jul 16th
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