Episode 9: Sarah on a little bit of everything

This week I talk to Sarah Fader from Stigma Fighters! We talk about humour as a coping mechanism, physical exhaustion as a remedy for anxiety and not giving a fuck.

Stigma Fighters is another place where people can share their experiences with mental health issues, please check out and maybe consider contributing. They also have an anthology of submissions, and teeshirts for sale!

Episode 8: Neil on talking

This week I talk to Neil Studd. We talk about talking: talking to other people when you’re having a rough time, and how it can really help get through tough times. We also talk about social media and how that can be a blessing or a curse when it comes to mental health.

Further reading/links:

The Battle with yourself: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/battle-yourself-neil-studd
The Happiness Advantage: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Psychology-Performance/dp/0753539470
Screen Testing: http://screentesting.libsyn.com/

Episode 7: Ed on OSMI

Joining me on Inner Pod this time is Ed Finkler! Ed is a developer, podcaster, and as of this month, a full time mental health activist!

He founded OSMI, a non-profit dedicated to changing mental health in the tech community. Not only do they want to encourage people to be open about their mental health, they also have workbooks and resources so companies and organisations can change their thinking and processes around mental health.

We talk about his own mental health and how he went from tech talks at conferences to mental health talks to working full time for a non-profit dedicated to it, crowd-funding, what companies can do to help everyone with their mental health and much more.

OSMI is currently going through a funding round, with some great rewards for donating. Find out more and give if you can here.

Episode 6: Liv on recovery

Content notes: Addiction and recovery (alcohol, prescription painkillers), food and relationships to food.

I talk to Liv from Liv’s Recovery Kitchen! We discuss her recovery from addiction, moving to America to make it as a writer, moving from writing for recovery to writing as a career, and cooking and food.

Liv can be found at http://www.livsrecoverykitchen.com/ and I highly recommend checking it out, she does great interviews, and recipes, and some wonderful writing about healing and recovery.

Episode 4: Chad on Teenagerhood

This month I talk to Chad Gowler about growing up, mental health, and what adults can do for an with young people who are suffering mental health issues.

Trigger warnings for discussion of self-harm.

Chad and I talk about growing up:

  • Growing up queer
  • Growing up an outcast
  • Mental health and teenagers
  • Self-harm
  • Reactions of parents/teachers/authority figures to teenagers discussing mental health

Episode two: Anxiety with Mike Bell

Finally I can unveil episode two! I talk anxiety with Mike Bell. Mike has spoken and written about mental health for a few years now, and you can find some of his writing at his blog.

We cover: