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CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians

CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians

Author: Mari Fong

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Slaying your rockstar demons may be the greatest battle of your life! Never fear, the CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast is here, where musicians and experts such as Seether, Fred Armisen, Linda Ronstadt, and Killswitch Engage share their mental health solutions for wellness. A music journalist and life coach for musicians, host Mari Fong deep dives with her interviews to bring out the open and honest rockstar stories you want to hear, while mental health experts share their solutions for recovery. A great listen for musicians, those with mood disorders and anyone looking for inspiring stories of hope, resilience and recovery. Find solutions for recovery for anxiety, depression, mood disorders with addiction, panic attacks, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, PMDD, bipolar and more at checkyourheadpodcast.com. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”
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Mari Fong interviews Sal Rodriguez of WAR and Jeff Duke, Founder of Christ Powered Recovery.  Sal Rodriguez share how music, drinking alcohol and parties were part of his lifestyle growing up, and continued to addictions to cocaine and selling LSD as a teen. His obsessive compulsive behaviors made it hard to stop using but eventually found his solutions through Christ Powered Recovery and the 12 steps. Multi-platinum selling band WAR celebrates their 52nd anniversary in 2021.  Next, we have Sal Rodriguez's mentor and founder of Christ Powered Recovery, Jeff Duke, who  shares his knowledge on why the program worked for Sal and how to prevent relapse with our mood disorders and addictions. With 26 years of sobriety, Jeff shares common trials and tribulations with recovery and how a better life is waiting for you on the other side. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free and affordable solutions for mental health and addiction recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated.THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Michael Murphy, lead singer of Written By Wolves, and musician health expert Kat Jensen. Michael Murphy shares his story and solutions for anxiety and depression, where his goal to always be “the best” started to have a negative affect on him and his family. Michael explains why songwriting is easier than traditional therapy, and how making lists has worked wonders for him. We play a clip of “Help Me Through the Night” inspired by Michael’s anxiety. Written By Wolves dropped the “The Collab Project” EP made as a mental health initiative featuring collaborations with Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. and more. Next, Mari Fong, Life Coach for Musicians, and Kat Jensen, singer-songwriter formerly of Love Toyz, talk about the dangers of perfectionism and how it can be tamed to work for you, not against you. How perfectionism can creep into a musician’s life and wreak havoc on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. How mistakes show you the way to achieving your goals. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free and affordable solutions for mental health and addiction recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated.THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews country singer-songwriter Chase Bryant and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund Executive Vice President of Development & Artist Relations, Aric Steinberg. Chase Bryant shares his solutions for anxiety, depression and imposter syndrome recovery. After skyrocketing to fame, Chase Bryant found himself quickly playing with country superstars like Tim McGraw where the stress of fame took his toll and led him to a suicide attempt. Slowing his life down, being true to himself, and therapy have soothed his soul and helped calm his mood disorders. Next, Aric Steinberg of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund talks about how this 501(c)3 nonprofit can help musicians and others working in the music industry with financial assistance, especially during this pandemic. Sweet Relief and the CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast partner for the Add-A-Buck Program where artists donate $1 for each ticket sold to benefit musicians and their mental health. Aric shares how easy it is to apply for Sweet Relief assistance.“Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free and affordable solutions for mental health and addiction recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated.THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews singer-songwriter Cap Carter and USC's Director of Belonging and Loneliness Expert, Cat Moore. Cap Carter shares his solutions for depression and addiction recovery having experienced a painful childhood and the difficult divorce of his parents. Cap’s single “Relapse,” started out as an exit song but became the song that saved his life.  Addiction recovery with the 12-step program helped resolved connections with his father and begin a new chapter in his musical career. Next, we have loneliness expert and USC’s Director of Belonging, Cat Moore who guides us in how to make friends and lasting connections even during tough separations such as the pandemic. Cat shares the 5 components of making meaningful relationships and ways to feel like you belong wherever you go in life. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For 125+ free or affordable solutions for mental health recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Anna Gevorkian and Shaunt Sulahian of Satellite Citi on OCD and PMDD with Chris Trondsen, M.S., AMFT, APCC, OCD Specialist & Therapist.Satellite Citi share solutions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or  OCD and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. Shaunt Sulahian talks about his late OCD diagnosis and the havoc it wreaked on his life along with the ERP therapy that turned his life around. Anna Gevorkian shares on PMDD which is severe PMS that causes deep depression and anxiety and her solutions for recovery. We play a clip of "Empath" off their debut album Fear Tactics which drops Sept. 3, 2021.This mental health expert spent 3 years of his life house-bound by OCD before finding the therapy that saved his life. Expert Chris Trondsen is an OCD specialist, therapist, VP of the International Foundation's OCD SoCal affiliate and nationwide speaker and advocate for OCD. Chris Trondsen gives us OCD knowledge along with the therapy that has up to an 86% success rate. Chris talks about PMDD and how hormones and genetics can trigger mood disorders along with his solutions for recovery. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For 125+ free or affordable solutions for mental health recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews David Shaw of The Revivalists and solo artist, and Farid Hashemi, Wim Hof Certified Instructor. David Shaw shares his story of growing up with fears, insecurities and “not feeling good enough” which led to anxiety and drug and alcohol addiction. One long night of drinking led to a fateful night that shocked and scared the hell out of David, making him decide on getting clean and sober. Hear David’s solutions for recovery which include the Wim Hof Method, what he calls “anxiety training.” We play a clip of “Shaken” from David Shaw’s new, self-titled, debut album dropped in May 2021. Next, we have expert and certified Wim Hof instructor Farid Hashemi of E-motion Training who shares the secrets behind this unique method. Wim Hof developed these techniques after losing his wife to suicide which helped him recover both mentally and physically. Farid shares how training with Wim Hof on the snowy mountains of Poland changed his life, and how the “three pillars” of this method can benefit your life as well.  “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For 125+ free or affordable solutions for mental health recovery, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews musical guest Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace and The Weapon, and suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg of SAVE.org. Jesse Leach talks about how a toxic relationship triggered his anxiety and depression, how he came to realize the abuse, and what it took  for him to finally break away. Jesse talks about his mental health solutions which include therapy, micro-dosing, and power of nature. Next, world-renowned suicide prevention expert from SAVE.org, Dr. Dan Reidenberg, talks about how to spot the warning signs of someone who may be at risk for suicide. We also talk on what to do and say to that person that could possibly save a life. We play a clip of “The Burden of Belief,” the new single from Times of Grace’s album, Songs of Loss and Separation which dropped in July 2021. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* Donate to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtube Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews singer-songwriter Winona Oak and Richard "Wolfie" Wolf, meditation expert and author of In Tune: Music as a Bridge to Mindfulness. Swedish songstress Winona Oak was a 12-year-old when her panic attacks and anxiety began, triggered by her hormonal cycle (PMDD or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Winona  eventually became agoraphobic but help from loved ones along with mediation and other solutions, she finally found recovery. Winona’s SHE EP represents female empowerment and how she's grown as an artist through bravery. Next, meditation expert Richard "Wolfie" Wolf is also an Emmy-winning composer and multi-Platinum-selling music producer who’s worked with greats such as Prince, Freddie Mercury of Queen and Madonna. Richard shares his secrets on how music, mindfulness and meditation can soothe anxiety and bring daily benefits to your life. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”  For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Brian Wheat of Tesla and expert Karl Shallowhorn, mental health educator, speaker, coach and author of “Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps.” Brian Wheat of Tesla shares how he overcame bulimia, addictions, and lives successfully with panic attacks, depression.Brian Wheat’s autobiography entitled, Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla, tells how he survived and thrived through 39 years recording and performing with Tesla and touring with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and other iconic hair metal bands. Brian talks about his mother’s mental health issues, the one person who turned his life around, and how his autoimmune disease affects him mentally and physically. Brian shares the unexpected benefits he found from therapy and medication. Next, Mental Health First Aid Educator and expert Karl Shallowhorn shares his own journey with bipolar disorder and addiction and what finally led him to believe he could live a life without drugs. Karl talks about the “addictive personality” and how love and fear can be key motivators for change. Using the 12 Step Program for controlling addiction and how to live a life beyond your wildest dreams. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”  For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Ruby Carr and Natalia Panzarella of Bahari. Mari Fong (Life Coach for Musicians) and musician Kat Jensen discuss the Bahari interview, the benefits of journaling, and the medication naloxone or Narcan for the use of stopping an opioid overdose.  Natalia and Ruby share their story and solutions for bipolar, panic attacks and depression. The duo talks about how they bonded by helping each other with depression and other mood disorders, along with songwriting about their mental health. Natalia shares how losing her boyfriend to an opioid overdose inspired Bahari's new singles, "Jackie Kennedy" and "Bipolar" as well as the Luke Love Foundation, a nonprofit created in his name to fight opioid addiction and overdoses. Next, Kat Jensen and Mari discuss the Bahari interview and how journaling can be a creative and therapeutic way to express your emotions and confidential thoughts. They also share information on naloxone or Narcan, the medication used to immediately stop an opioid overdose and possibly save a life.  We share a clip of Bahari's single, "Jackie Kennedy." “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”  For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Nick Petty of The Happys and Sally Anne Gross, author of Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the Price of Musical Ambition and 30-year veteran of the music industry. Nick Petty shares his story of growing up with major depressive disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Nick symptoms started as a child. He took medication for his conditions but things got worse after his parents divorced. Nick got into music but also got into doing heroin and opiates which eventually led to addiction and a 14-month stint in jail. Nick describes how he turned his life around, made use of his time in jail, and finally rid himself of opiates. The Happys perform “I Just Don’t Know,” the new single to be dropped on June 4 off their upcoming album ADHD. Next, Mari talks with Sally Anne Gross, author of Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the Price of Musical Ambition based on the largest study on mental health in the music industry, funded by the charity Help Musicians UK. We also talk about the variety of opportunities for musicians in the industry beyond the stage.“Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Hannah Hooper of Grouplove and Hallie Lincoln & Hilary Gleason of Backline. Hannah Hooper shares her story of battling stage fright and recovery, while finding self-love and empowerment. Grouplove’s surprise 5th album, This Is This,  represents evolving, healing and a way to vent your emotions from the frustrations of the pandemic. A clip of their single "Deadline" is featured at the end of the episode.Hannah describes her experience with Adderall and how getting off the medication positively affected her as an artist. Hannah admits to such bad stage fright that she’d literally hide behind a mask. Hear how she overcomes and chooses to be a positive, empowered role model for women. Hannah believes Mac Miller helped her write the song “Broken Angel” after his passing. Hannah survives brain surgery and talks about the self-care she practices for good mental health. Next, experts Hallie Lincoln, clinical case manager, and Hilary Gleason, both co-founders of Backline, talk about how Backline.org assists musicians and their families in connecting them to mental help resources, support groups and recovery programs. How a musician’s lifestyle can sabotage their mental health and how to make mental health a priority while on tour and in daily life. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews guitarist Sean Long of While She Sleeps and Andrea Vassilev of DBSA, San Gabriel Valley. Sean Long share his story and solutions for recovery for anxiety, panic attacks, panic disorder and agoraphobia. While She Sleeps’s single “Nervous” off their new album Sleeps Society is based on Sean’s mental health journey and admits the song is the most important one he’s ever written. Andrea Vassilev of DBSA San Gabriel Valley explains panic disorder and how it can easily escalate to agoraphobia if untreated. She shares her thoughts on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication as treatment for panic disorder.  “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews pop singer-songwriter Gabbie Hanna and Cat Moore, USC Director of Belonging. Gabbie Hanna shares her story and solutions for anxiety, bulimia, depression and more. Growing up in a dysfunctional family and raised by narcissistic parents, Gabbie had a tough time making friends and connecting with others.  During a dark, lonely period of her life, Gabbie started posting videos of herself on Vine to try and make friends which eventually led to millions of followers. She talks about the pressures of being on the internet, cyberbullying and the danger of relying at "likes" and "follows" for your identity.  Gabbie shares her solutions using the power of healthy, loving relationships, forgiveness, and more. Next, loneliness expert, coach and speaker Cat Moore shares her story of being lonely for the first 24 years of her life and finally finding the secret to making friends and lasting connections. USC deemed her a "belonging expert" to teach students how to feel more connected while attending college and beyond. We end the episode with a clip of Gabbie Hanna’s single “Call Me Crazy” to be released on her upcoming album.“Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following and liking us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch and subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry and Carly Hester of NAMI, Philly and Clinical Social Worker. Chris Robertson shares his story of being manic depressive or bipolar disorder with anxiety and panic attacks along with his solutions for recovery.  Having recently dropped their album "The Human Condition," Chris talks about songs like "Push Down and Turn" and the struggles of depression and mania that come with his condition.  Close to committing suicide, he eventually finds help with therapy, medication and more. Chris also talks about self-medicating with drugs and alcohol that led to dire consequences.  Next, we have Carly Hester of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) speak on the difference between bipolar 1 and 2, and symptoms to look for. Carly also discusses the correlation between gut health and mental health, along with the many resources found through NAMI.org for those with mood disorders and their families.  “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch us on YouTube:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Grant DeCrane (Pray For Sleep) and Kat Parsons AKA Katharine Petzold (Psychotherapist & Licensed Counselor, Trauma Specialist).  Musician and lead singer Grant DeCrane of alternative rock band Pray For Sleep shares his story of sexual trauma, PTSD,  depression and anxiety.  Grant begins counseling but still experiences panic attacks and self-harm by cutting. His feelings of guilt and self-blame  are relieved by therapy and music.Grant shares the coping skills learned in therapy that lead to his recovery and healing. Pray For Sleep become advocates for mental health for teens and young adults by creating the Screamback Program (screamback.org). Next, Mari talks with Kat Parsons, a musician, singer-songwriter and psychotherapist specializing in trauma, depression and anxiety.  Kat talks about the emotions often experienced after sexual trauma, ways to deal with the aftermath, imposter syndrome, and the many reasons behind why musicians seem to experience more mental health issues than other career occupations. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/Support our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch us on YouTube:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Jordan Benjamin (grandson), then Mari Fong (Life Coach for Musicians) talks with Kat Jensen. Jordan Benjamin AKA grandson shares his story of living with symptoms of bipolar, his manic episodes, and his family history of bipolar and other mood disorders. His ADHD-like impulsivity as a youngster, acting out in school, his relationship with pot and other substances. What does grandson keep in his mental health toolkit? The importance of finding creative outlets, his experience with meditation, the dichotomy of emotions, and the power of manifestation. Being an activist with his charity the XX Resistance Fund and how you can participate in positive social change. grandson’s debut album Death Of An Optimist dropped on December 2020 and his single, “Dirty” currently #9 on the Billboard Charts. We share a clip of grandson’s “In Over My Head.”Mari talks with Kat Jensen on how to deal with life when it gets overwhelming and we feel “in over our heads.” What it means to “catastrophize” with ways to resolve it, and the proven, positive mental and physical effects of CBD oil. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcastWatch us on YouTube:  checkyourheadpodcast.youtubeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Linda Ronstadt (singer-songwriter) & Dr. Ish Major (Psychiatrist, Relationship Coach, “Marriage Boot Camp”). Linda talks about her Mexican heritage and traditions in the documentary, “Linda and the Mockingbirds.” Her thoughts on immigration and the mental toll and trauma for children separated from their families at the border, racism, and importance of making a difference in this world. How she’s living with progressive supranuclear palsy, her favorite books, and her life during the pandemic. Next, the preacher of love, Dr. Ish Major on choosing the love we deserve, the one habit that makes you love yourself more, dealing with shame and getting to acceptance, and how our scars make us beautiful. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.” For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3* THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcast* Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BJN--waRV1rKMM2OVwkSw/featured Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews India Shawn (singer-songwriter) & Dr. Ish Major (Board Certified Psychiatrist, Relationship Expert, “Marriage Boot Camp,” “Tamron Hall Show,” author of Little White Whys). R & B artist India Shawn shares her experience with toxic relationships, co-dependency, growing up with a single, therapist mother and an alcoholic father, bad dating patterns, and her own struggles with alcohol. Taking accountability, becoming self-aware, what’s in her mental health toolbox, and Wellness Wednesdays. India performs “Be Myself" with Ron Avant of The Free Nationals. Next, Dr. Ish Major talks about pandemic relationship issues, the one question asked before getting frustrated with your partner, how to increase your lovability level, telling your story from the end, narcissists, how to attract more loving relationships, and how to fall more in love with yourself. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”  For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/* DONATE to our mission at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3 * THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcast* Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BJN--waRV1rKMM2OVwkSw/featured Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
Mari Fong interviews Shaun Morgan and Corey Lowery (Seether) & Dan Reidenberg, PsyD (SAVE.org, Suicide Prevention expert).  In 2007,  Shaun Morgan's brother Eugene died by suicide. In 2012, Shaun and Seether created the Rise Above Fest to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental illness. Shaun and Corey of Seether share their stories of struggling as musicians, fathers and husbands during the pandemic and how it's led to frustration, depression and anxiety. The aftermath of suicide, using drugs and alcohol to escape, and the eventual grief counseling. How Shaun and Corey cope through the pandemic and what they do to improve their mental health on a daily basis. Partnering with Dr. Dan Reidenberg of SAVE.org for the Rise Above Fest. Top suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg  shares risk factors, protective factors, warning signs, and what we can all do for those who are having suicidal thoughts and behaviors. How medical conditions can trigger mood disorders, and the importance of listening. How your words and actions can help save a life. “Be brave, ask for help, and be persistent in finding the mental help that you need.”  For free or affordable mental help, visit: http://checkyourheadpodcast.com/ Thank you for supporting us through our website at checkyourheadpodcast.com or on our patreon.com page. Every dollar is appreciated, every listener is appreciated <3 THANK YOU for following us on social media @checkyourheadpodcast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BJN--waRV1rKMM2OVwkSw/featured Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/checkyourheadpodcast)
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