Mental Health and the Asian American Experience, Discussion and Interview with @AninoXGaming - Twitch Ep34

Mental Health and the Asian American Experience, Discussion and Interview with @AninoXGaming - Twitch Ep34

Anino gave us a deeper look into the specific issues Asian Americans (yes, a very broad term) have to face when it comes to mental health. I truly value learning about this new perspective and hope you also find something new in it to take away for yourself.  

Anino can be found doing charity streams for Extra Life and is otherwise ready for a chat on Twitter @AninoXGaming.

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What is Burnout? Mental Health Chat with NotSoSpeedRuns

What is Burnout? Mental Health Chat with NotSoSpeedRuns

You may have been hearing more and about streamers and Youtubers alike experiencing burn out. What exactly is burnout? Can we prevent it? How? 
Speedy is the creator of Cast Together and is a great DM on his channel twitch.tv/Notsospeedruns

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Twitch S18 How Mental Illness Affects the Body with Guest

Twitch S18 How Mental Illness Affects the Body with Guest

We had another great guest! LPK was generous enough to share her anxiety story and how the mental illness has caused numerous GI issues. She talks about how running has helped her overall feel better and how her diagnosis has changed over the years.

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Twitch S12 Seasonal Affective Disorder With Guest

Hey guys!

I was super lucky to have a new guest on for this episode. Indeed, it was our first dude! (that isn't married to me). We talked about something very relatable right now, SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I asked our guest, Bryan, lots of questions about how this form of Depression has affected him and he was generous enough to not hold back. He was also incredibly helpful to those who added questions during the chat.

If you want to connect with Ziggy (and you should), check out his About Me and follow him on your preferred social media. He does voiceovers and is a huge part of the Twitch community.

Because this episode was a call-in, instead of attempting to make edits while you watch me do nothing and listen to a disembodied voice, I trimmed the beginning for time and made a podcast version. Let me know if you prefer this format and I will start making more.

Since I am rather unfamiliar with SAD, even though it is a form of Depression, I did some research to get a good overview of the clinical side of it. Here's where I went for that:

Can’t wait to see you next episode,

Mxiety 

#bethelight

Is Mental Illness Tied to Gun Violence

Is Mental Illness Tied to Gun Violence

I am so grateful that I get to do these shows live on Twitch because we ended up with a great, open conversation.

I was also able to focus on the facts and hopefully, dissipate some incorrect notions we have on the subject. While painting acorns. The finished craft looks pretty bad, but I am more happy that I was able to have a civil conversation (with disagreements with people on the internet.)

I hope you'll be able to stop by next time
(Thus 8 pm, Sun 7pm EST/Thanksgiving SUN only Noon)
Please note that I also sometimes do random IRL's while I research, so be sure to follow me on Twitch and get notifications to know when I am on. When I hit 50 followers, there's a coloring book page surprise awaiting everyone as thanks!

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Twitch S6 - Mental Illness Stigma and Making Rapunzel's Lanterns

Another Thursday, Another stream.

Except this one was different. I had a ton of people join and ask questions. After the 2 hours we spent together, I was certain that I set out to do something that was missing before.

I know...I know... 2 hours is a long time, but man, we talked about so much that it was hard to edit it down without the rest of the footage there for context. That's how the short video ended up being almost all facts. If you want to hear some numbers and hard statistics, then that is the cut for you.

As per what I found:
I compared the data in the US with a few European countries and confirmed that, yes, suicide rates do drop steeply in countries where mental illness isn't a taboo. Check these articles out if to see what else I found, if have some time.

Here's my list of sources: 
Mental Illness Stigma, Help Seeking, and Public Health Programs
Current Controversies in Psychiatry
Changes in the perception of mental illness stigma in Germany over the last two decades
Public beliefs about and attitudes towards people with mental illness: a review of population studies
Attitudes and stigma in relation to help-seeking intentions for psychological problems in low and high suicide rate regions
World suicide rates by country
Mental illness stigma, secrecy, and suicidal ideation
Collective levels of stigma and national suicide rates in 25 European countries
 

Keep talking, reading, and don't forget to #bethelight

Love,

Mxiety

 

Twitch S4 - Describing Depression Symptoms and Making a Pinboard

Twitch S4 - Describing Depression Symptoms and Making a Pinboard

Episode 4 was really cool, because I had more people join me in the Twitch Stream than ever before. Lots of chatting means we talked about other things outside of the original plan. And that's perfect! It means we are getting closer to the goal of getting people talking about mental health. I'll take these small wins any day.

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Twitch S3 - Scrapbooking and My Personal Depression Story

Twitch S3 - Scrapbooking and My Personal Depression Story

I shared what it was like to realize that I may have depression when I was 13. I talked about the foundation my mother laid out for my separation anxiety. I attempted to work a bit on a scrapbook I have long been meaning to put together, but turns out, talking is rather distracting.
See you Thurs @ 8 and Sun @7 PM EDT (until the end of this week, then it's EST)

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First Twitch Stream

First Twitch Stream

I had so much to say, so many misconceptions to beat up, I didn't know where to start and where to end. Will have to reel that in (get it, reel/real? nevermind). I'm going to work so that they only get better.

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