5 Powerful Podcast Episodes about Mental Health!

Mental Health

Hey Thread-heads, Threadies, or whatever the kids call themselves these days!

As we go into the end of 2021 thinking about all the money we’re spending, all the time with in-laws, traveling on bad roads, etc…, it shouldn’t be a surprise that, for many of us, mental health woes are on full display. With that in mind, here’s a look back at some of 2021’s episodes of Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered about mental health (including one with yours truly as a guest).

So…here, for your listening and mental health pleasure, are…

The 2021 Mental Health Episodes:

Ep. 155 || Consult with a Therapist: Chris Gazdik returns to talk shop about mental health therapy:

Ben & Jason are raving fans of mental health therapy. But they had some lingering questions about the therapy process, and what healthy boundaries with a therapist look like.Why do therapists awkwardly stop talking in a session? Why don't therapists just tell you what to do? How "informed" should clients be about the goings-on of their therapist? Can you be friends with your therapist??And what on earth is up with quick fix  modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Are all CBT practitioners crocks??Learn more about our amazing guest Chris Gazdik at his website, https://www.throughatherapistseyes.com. Check out his podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/through-a-therapists-eyes-podcast/id1435009400?mt=2—–You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show!And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at http://www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcastThank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereYou can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!This podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media GroupSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 149 || Mental health & life insurance, loss of pets, seasonal affective disorder, what do ‘keep the faith’ and ‘do your work’ mean?

Jason and Meaghan are enjoying improved communication after hitting a rough patch. Ben's feeling the impacts of season affective disorder. Both Ben & Jason share the highs and lows from their fitness journey. What ramifications should you consider when seeking mental health therapy? Does it have an impact on life insurance policies? https://www.docrich.com/insurance_cautions.shtmlDid Rudy Giuliani really use biased hyper right-wing material he read on Facebook as a major component of his defense case?  https://www.businessinsider.com/rudy-guiliani-says-he-got-election-fraud-evidence-from-facebook-2021-10What happens if you make a mistake on the job in correspondence with potential clients? Does it matter?—–You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show!And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at http://www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcastThank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereYou can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!This podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media GroupSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 144 || Friend & returning guest Megan D. joins us to chat about her mental health journey:

It is so great to reconnect with former guests! Listen as Megan D. catches us up on her mental health journey. In addition to focusing on her mental health, Megan has also been an ongoing source of behind the scenes encouragement to Jason and Ben as they continue to grind away at producing Threads. It was a blast having her back in studio. Her authenticity is refreshing!If you are in the Grand Rapids area and need work done on your vehicle, be sure to take it to Ervines Auto Repair and say hi to Megan while you're there.–You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show!And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at http://www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcastThank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereYou can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!This podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media GroupSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 138 || How to Improve Your Mental Health:

We all know that it is important to see a mental health therapist. Ben and Jason have spent many hours encouraging listeners to seek this out. But what if there are barriers to seeing a therapist? What if there are smaller baby steps that need to be taken first? How can we work on our mental health, outside of the therapist's office?  Listen in as we discuss the answers to these questions! — stions!You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show! And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world.  If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from here You can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here! This podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media GroupSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 133 || Broken Like Me author Joe Reid joins us for a raw conversation about his mental health journey:

Joe Reid is founder of the Broken People mental health peer support group and author of Broken Like Me: An Insider's Toolkit to Mending Broken People. About his book, Joe writes, "I didn’t write it to make a lot of money, but out of a need to survive. It is born out of my story. I write about things in this book that made life easier, and at times, probably kept me alive. No one should have to wait to tell their story until they have everything figured out, and that’s what I’m trying to make sure you don’t have to do. If you feel broken, I wrote this for you." Joe exemplifies vulnerability and authenticity that is not often encountered. His raw honesty is refreshingly motivating. If you've ever felt broken, you will find yourself in good company with Joe. — You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show! And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show feel less alone in the world.  If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from here You can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here! This podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group  Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 129 || Physical vs. Mental Health: Stressed nurses making preventable medical errors, vicious cycle of obesity and depression, UK vs.US focus on mental health

Mental health is often discussed at length on the show, but rarely is physical health talked as often. Since early this year, Ben, Jason, and Mike have been on a journey towards better physical health. Along the way, they've been learning some valuable lessons and gaining insights about the connection between physical activity and improved mental health. This connection is something that has been observed in the healthcare field with nurses. During the pandemic, nurses were stressed out and suffering poor mental health conditions. This resulted in more preventable medical errors.  Ben, Jason, and Mike are all obese by the BMI standards. Obesity often causes depression, and kicks off a vicious cycle that includes anxiety and self-deprecating thoughts. Listen in to hear more about this cycle. We wrap by comparing perceptions of mental health in the US/UK, and touch one last time on the healthcare field's view of mental health. ——- You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story – there's something for everyone on this show! And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well – reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show feel less alone in the world.  If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 122 || Our wives sit down for an open conversation about our mental health. It’s raw, it’s real, but most importantly it’s honest. Jason reveals the results of his paternity test.

Listen in as our wives Meaghan and Andi join us to collectively share stories of our triumphs and failures, laugh together at ourselves, and learn from one another's experiences. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of our mental health as we balance marriage, kids, work and everything in between. Jason reveals the results of the paternity test.  You know how you feel when you have a really good conversation with someone? That's what we want to do for people who are struggling. We want them to feel seen, heard and understood. And we hope that by listening, they'll be able to find the strength and courage they need to keep going on their journey towards healing. NEW: If Threads has become a resource that you rely on, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy us some coffee to keep the podcast going or monthly support so we never have to worry about running out of fuel! Learn more at http://www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 119 || Our own blogger Chris joins us to talk about his fasting experience and mental health journey

Chris Calcagno has been writing blogs for Threads and came back for his third appearance on this episode. Chris was in a bit of a funk recently and was struggling with his mental health. We chat about the enlightenment he experienced after fasting, and Chris shares about some pretty dramatic steps he's taking to improve his mental health.   NEW: If Threads has become a meaningful resource for you, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy a cup of joe for us, or you can choose to be a monthly supporter. Learn more at www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast  Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Ep. 114 || “The Fight” that almost killed Threads, discussing listener Q’s, and getting real about our mental health

Well, we had another fight that about broke this thing we call Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. You could even say the podcast was hanging by a thread. Ben & Jason decided to work through the pain and brokenness, and found a stronger friendship on the other side. Jason shares about his mental health journey, and Ben admits that work really isn't going as well as he hoped it would.  NEW: If Threads has become a meaningful resource for you, consider saying thanks by taking part in our Buy Me a Coffee supporter platform. You can buy a cup of joe for us, or you can choose to be a monthly supporter. Learn more at www.buymeacoffee.com/threadspodcast  Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from hereSupport the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

Have a great end of the year, folks!

-CT

Christopher Tallon writes, podcasts, and…wait a second. Are you actually reading this? High fiveFollow me:

Website | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | Podcast | Contact

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: