Claim Ownership

Author:

Subscribed: 0Played: 0
Share

Description

 Episodes
Reverse
On July 16th, there's officially a new number to call (or TEXT!!) when you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis. 988 - it’s like 911, but for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or substance abuse or any other type of mental health crisis. When you call 988, you’ll reach a real human, who is trained to provide support and connect you with the help you need.Dr. Margie Balfour is a psychiatrist and the Chief of Quality and Clinical Innovation at Connections Health Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been working hard to advocate for this number and fight for implementation of 988.I loved talking to her about what this new number means for us and how we can use it, the warning signs we can look for in ourselves and our loved ones who are struggling, and what she sees as the future of mental health care.988 is a huge step, but there’s still so much more to be done. The 988 Implementation Act was introduced in Congress in March of 2022, but has not been passed yet. The goal is that when someone is in crisis, they have someone to call, someone to come, and somewhere to go if it’s needed. Of course, there is money needed to make people available to call, to show up, and to fund the places they might go. So the bill would provide federal funding and guidance for states to actually implement their 988 and crisis systems, including requiring all health insurance plants to cover crisis services, implementing a national suicide prevention awareness campaign, and providing funding for community-based crisis response centers.Read about the 988 Implementation Act: https://bit.ly/988implementationYou can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherSupport the show
Happy LGBTQIA+ pride month! The month where we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and living openly and authentically.It’s also a month to honor and celebrate the progress we’ve made in LGBTQIA+ rights… which ummm… sometimes it doesn’t feel like as much progress as it should??! If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, there have been more attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community - different states have been passing bills taking away LGBTQ+ rights, people have been attacking drag shows and trans people and other pride events… It’s all really upsetting. And that’s putting it lightly because I’m not putting this episode out to make you MORE upset about the state of the world… We’re all already feeling it this week, huh??Instead, this episode is to celebrate some wonderful humans in the LGBTQIA+ community. People who have graciously come on the pod to share their stories and experiences with mental health. And since identity is very much tied to mental health, they’ve shared stories about coming out, about becoming a drag queen, about queer representation in media, and online harassment…Clearly, the experience of everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is different, which you’ll hear in these stories. Some will talk about their amazingly positive experience coming out… while others had a much more negative experience. And some of these wonderful humans enjoy picking a label, and some that don’t identify with any particular one.Here are the wonderful humans we hear from in this episode:Poison WatersMegan MitchellLisa Cazes and Alizeé FalqueLianne SafferX. AriLogan LynnAlayna JoyGet your .gay domain here: www.godaddy.gayTry Pride Counseling: bit.ly/mentallytogetherpridePride Counseling Providing online therapy to the LGBTQ+ community, making help accessible and accepting of everyone.Support the show
If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 2:55 in this episode.If you’ve never meditated before, don’t worry, this  isn’t about getting rid of all your thoughts or feeling at total peace with everything, and you don’t even have to sit still.The meditation I’m going to lead you through today can actually be done walking around outside if you want. Because meditating in nature can be really wonderful!In this meditation, we're going to focus in on each of our 5 senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. If I’m really getting curious about what I’m seeing or smelling or hearing in any present moment, it’s a little easier for my brain to not get stuck going down a whole rabbit hole of anxious thoughts.You can go outside for this one, sit or lay down in your backyard, walk down the street, walk around a park nearby, or you can do it inside, sitting on the floor or a cushion or a chair, laying down. Whatever feels good and accessible to you today - there really is no right or wrong way to do this.So sit or lay down, or walk outside - and let's meditate together!You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Support the show
Do you ever feel scared about climate change? Anxious about global warming? Are you grieving the world as you know it? You are definitely not the only one feeling that way. Which is why there's now a term for this feeling: eco-anxiety.In his therapist practice, Dr. Thomas Doherty helps people with exactly that. He is a psychologist who specializes in applying an environmental perspective to mental health and well-being.And he's not new to this topic - in 2011, he co-wrote a paper with Susan Clayton called The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change, and that paper has been cited OVER 700 times.So I LOVED talking to him about his advice for those of us struggling with eco-anxiety, the mental health benefits of getting outside in nature, and how we can figure out our own environmental identity.Listen to Dr. Doherty's podcast here: https://climatechangeandhappiness.com/Read the New York Times article about climate change and therapy, featuring Dr. Doherty: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/health/climate-anxiety-therapy.htmlYou can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherRISE Brewing Co. Nitro cold brew coffee and tea with oat milk to create some good energy for you and your brain!Support the show
If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 4:30 in this episode.If you’ve ever thought, “I can’t meditate, because my brain always keeps thinking!” Mental noting, or thought labeling, might be a helpful type of meditation for you, because it lets your brain think, but then let go of the thought and come back to the present moment, instead of just going all the way down the thought path.For me, the more I practice this in meditation, the more I am able to do it in real life. Because if your brain is anything like mine, you might relate to the mode my brain can get in a lot - where I’ll get stuck ruminating and my brain just goes into an anxiety spiral and I can’t get out of it… but if I can observe what is happening, and note, “oh there goes my brain again” - it can take myself out of the spiral for a second and look at it more objectively, and maybeee stop the spiral.And that is what we’re going to practice in today’s meditation. We will be gentle with ourselves as different thoughts pop up, and we’ll just observe them, be aware of them, and then maybe try to release them. So sit or lay down, relax, and let's meditate together!You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+CareZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app.Support the showSupport the show
When you're stuck in your sad/anxious/grieving bubble, how do you get out of it? Lately for me, it's helped to talk to, listen to, or read something from someone who really gets what I'm going through. And listening to today's episode did that for me - because Tyler Feder gets it ALL - losing your mom, being anxious, battling ADHD, and more. Tyler is an artist whose work explores big feelings, feminism, and pop culture. I was introduced to her work from one of my mom’s friends last year, who was so sweet and sent me this book after my mom died. It’s called Dancing at the Pity Party - it’s a graphic memoir about Tyler’s mom - her life, her death, and Tyler's grief. It’s definitely different from every other grief book I’ve read. But in a really cool way - because yeah, it’s sad, but it’s also somehow fun, because there’s all these drawings and sweet memories, and reading it just felt really relatable.If you are struggling with anything - a mental illness, the loss of a loved one, trauma, whatever it is - I think finding someone to talk to or listen to or read their book, from someone who’s gone through something similar, can be really helpful.So I LOVED talking to Tyler about her art, her grief, her mom, and body positivity.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests (including Tyler's 2 books!): https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherZoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Do you love trying different things for your mental health and figuring out which ones work? And then sticking with them, but also letting yourself switch it up when the routine isn't serving you anymore (and NOT beating yourself up about it if you miss a day/week/whatever!)? This week's guest is all about that.X. Ari is an alt-pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate, who’s life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power.” She does that through her music, and by sharing her own struggles with mental health online and in-person, speaking at schools and other events. She’s so open about everything from anxiety to psychosis, and what self care activities help her get through it all. She even launched her own non-profit, called WisdoMania Foundation, that offers Songwriting for Wellness workshops to schools and communities.And for Mental Health Awareness Month - which is MAY, aka right NOW when this episode comes out - X. Ari is celebrating by putting on a whole festival dedicated to mental health, called WisdoMania Fest. It’s virtual, so you can tune in from home on May 15th and 16th, and try a huge variety of different self care activities, like meditation, yoga, art therapy, songwriting for healing and journaling. Want to join the festival (I'll be there!)? Buy your ticket at WisdoManiaFest.com and enter the promo code MENTALLYTOGETHER for 75% off!You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherZoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. RISE Brewing Co. Nitro cold brew coffee and tea with oat milk to create some good energy for you and your brain!Support the show
If you want to skip the intro and get straight to the meditation, skip to 7 minutes into this episode.This is the 5th edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.Today I will lead you through a 15-minute loving kindness meditation, where we will be sending out loving kindness to all living beings (yes, yourself included). It sounds really cheesy, but for me, this type of meditation has really helped me feel more compassion for myself and others. I mean, if you think about everything you do in life, everything you go through, everything you help other people with, can you think of anything that being a little more loving and kind DOESN'T make better?So get comfy (like, actually comfy!) and enjoy this meditation.Read more about the benefits of loving kindness meditation here.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show
Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque are two friends who bonded over their mental health struggles. Now, they’re using those struggles as inspiration for a short film challenging misconceptions about bipolar disorder and breaking down the stigmas around it. It’s called Up and Down. Lisa is the writer, director, and producer, and Alizée  is the lead actor and associate producer.This is part 2 of our conversation - in this episode, we talk about their experiences with medication when it comes to their mental health, what led to Lisa (and her mom) being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and how the pandemic led to Alizée finally being diagnosed with ADHD.This episode DOES discuss some  serious topics, including addiction and suicide. If you or anyone you know is experiencing some of those feelings, please reach out to a professional for help. You can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. And please take care of yourself, and only listen to this episode if and when you are ready.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
Lisa Cazes and Alizée Falque are two friends who bonded over their mental health struggles. Now, they’re using those struggles as inspiration for a short film challenging misconceptions about bipolar disorder and breaking down the stigmas around it. It’s called Up and Down. Lisa is the writer, director, and producer, and Alizée  is the lead actor and associate producer. Lisa was diagnosed with bipolar disorder herself in 2018, and grew up helping support her bipolar mom as well. And Alizée has ADHD and social anxiety, both of which I relate to a LOT.So I loved talking to them both about how they connected as friends because of their mental health struggles, how they’ve learned to help each other through the tough moments, and what they hope to share about bipolar disorder in their upcoming short film.(Loved talking to them SO much that this is part 1 of 2 - hear more from Lisa and Alizée next week!)Donate to their film's Indiegogo campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/up-and-down-short-filmYou can see behind-the-scenes of the film on social media from Alizée, Lisa, and Up and Down film.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. RISE Brewing Co. Nitro cold brew coffee and tea with oat milk to create some good energy for you and your brain!Support the show
Why do I still keep talking about my grief on the pod? Because it's still something I'm dealing with and figuring out every day, and I know I'm not alone in that. So here's what happened when I went across the world to China to cover the Olympics, and hit the 6-month mark since Mom died while I was there. If you've ever felt sad... maybe you can relate.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherZoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. RISE Brewing Co. Nitro cold brew coffee and tea with oat milk to create some good energy for you and your brain!Support the show
When it comes to our mental health, there are SO many things we can try to get ourselves feeling better. Do the same things work for everyone? Is something that helps one person guaranteed to help you too? Is anything ever guaranteed to help? No... But that doesn't mean we can't try. So we looked back at every episode from 2021, and pulled out one super useful nugget from each smart guest. It's basically the SparkNotes version of mental health tips...! This is part 2 - hear 15 more tips in part 1, last week's episode!You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
It's a new year - but no, you do not have to be a new you. However, if you're listening to this podcast, there's a good chance you want your brain to feel a little better this year. So we looked back at every episode from 2021, and pulled out one super useful nugget from each smart guest. It's basically the SparkNotes version of mental health tips...!You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
Have you ever been to  support group? I hadn't, until a couple of months ago - I was going down a grief rabbit hole on the internet, just looking for advice and other people to relate to and who knows what… but I came across a local bereavement support group for people who have experienced the same type of loss that I have with my mom. So I decided, what the heck, let’s try this… I've only been to two so far (it's monthly), but it's definitely been helpful to me.Brennan Wood is the executive director of Dougy Center, the National Grief Center for Children & Families. They provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and families who are grieving can share their experiences before and after a death. Brennan is also the secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. And, she was once a grieving child herself. But I’ll let her tell you more about that.She’s also an author of a book coming out in January, called A Kids Book About Grief.So I loved talking to Brennan about how she started talking about her grief, how we can help kids talk about theirs, and how there really is no “right” way to grieve.Pre-order Brennan's new book, A Kids Book About Grief: https://bit.ly/kidsbookgriefCheck out Dougy Center: dougy.orgBooks recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
We're all constantly working on ourselves and our brains, right? That is definitly true for Malick Mercier. On his social media, you'll see him talk about mental health, aviation - one of his goals is to become a pilot one day - and all the other things he’s manifesting for himself in his life. He calls himself "Gen Z’s journalist," and he's constantly putting himself out there and is using his voice for good! So I loved talking to Malick about OCD and exposure therapy in the middle of a frickin’ pandemic, how to look for and see love in the world, and how Gen-Z might be the best generation so far at asking for help.PS we recorded this episode back in June - it's all still relevant today, but just FYI in case you notice Malick mentioning, "it's getting warmer out!" 🤣You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show
Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate! But whether you're celebrating or not, I think we can all use a little extra gratitude. This is the 4th edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.Today I will lead you through a 10-minute gratitude meditation, where we will be checking in with our breath and tuning into the gratitude in our lives. It sounds cheesy, but for me, remembering that I have things to be grateful for does sometimes help me through the sad days (I also totally recognize that there are times this can NOT help at all...). Another thing that's really been helping me lately is just checking into, "hey, how am I actually feeling right now?" And meditating helps me be able to do that. It's helpful, even when how I'm "actually feeling" is depressed, anxious, or all of the above... So get comfy (you don't even have to sit still) and enjoy this meditation.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
Hi friends! Apparently you all want to keep talking about sad things... because I asked you if you'd rather have an interview episode this week or another episode about my grief... and you picked GRIEF! If you're feeling sad or you've ever felt sad or you know anyone who's sad... maybe you can relate. In this episode, I talk about the various stages of grief I'm experiencing after the loss of my mom, what's helping me right now, what I'm struggling with, and I answer some of your questions about grief. I know this is all sad stuff to be talking about, but it definitely helps me to talk about it outloud, so I hope it can help some of you too.The grief book I mention in this episode is It's OK that you're Not OK by Megan Devine - find that and other books recommended by MT guests here: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together/You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
Michelle Hammer is an activist, who makes videos and other content about her experience living with schizophrenia. Because, turns out, most of us don’t really know much about what schizophrenia actually is. She spends her time passionately fighting stigma, and even created a clothing brand to do just that - it’s called Schizophrenic.NYC, and its designs are intended to start conversations about mental health. They feature slogans like, “It’s not a delusion, you’re incredible.” and “Define normal.”So I loved talking to Michelle about what schizophrenia actually looks and feels like, why getting her correct diagnosis was the best thing that ever happened to her, and how we can keep breaking down the stigma around mental illness.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show
This is the second edition of Mindfully Together, a series of meditations we'll doing here on Mentally Together. Get comfy and listen up, and we hope it provides a few minutes of calm and relaxation in your day.Today I will lead you through a 10-minute breathing meditation, where we will be checking in with our breath - not trying to change it, just noticing how it feels in this moment. For me, tuning into my breath has become a really useful tool for my anxiety, ADHD, and just everyday life. When my brain starts bouncing all over the place, or I get stressed or upset about life, I try to remind myself that I have my breath, and I'm ok, right now.So get comfy (you don't even have to sit still) and enjoy this meditation.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show
Logan Lynn is a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, TV personality, activist, and a huge advocate for mental health.  He's currently getting ready to release his 10th studio album, New Money, which comes out on January 21st, 2022!I loved talking to Logan about trauma-informed therapy, making the internet a better, safer place, and living life as an open book.This episode DOES discuss some  serious topics, including addiction and suicide. If you or anyone you know is experiencing some of those feelings, please reach out to a professional for help. You can always reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. And please take care of yourself, and only listen to this episode if and when you are ready.You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-togetherMentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/cassidyquinn)
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store