Mental Health Myths - Mxiety on Twitch

Mental Health Myths - Mxiety on Twitch

Myth #1: Mental illnesses aren’t real illnesses
Fact: Mental illnesses are stressful, don’t go away on their own, and are real health problems with effective treatments backed in science

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Interviews With BeccPlays and Grant Ellis

Hey There!

This week we had two guests with two sets incredible information as a result.

First. I am sure you’ve heard of Dungeon’s and Dragons, but can you fathom that someone could make a living out of creating incredible table top experiences? Moreover, he makes them with mental health awareness in mind, as a survivor of assault himself? Grant Ellis does just that. He shared his journey, and his resolution to make others smile in the world. He then responded to numerous questions about tabletop gaming, inclusivity and promoting a positive atmosphere for all players everywhere. He described his life mottoes and was an all around incredible guest.

You can learn more about him here: https://twitter.com/wisepapagrant
https://www.patreon.com/GrantREllis

Then on Thursday we saw Beccplays again! You may remember her from our episode on impostor syndrome. Well, she’s back and bravely chose to share about how she experienced experienced gaslighting with someone she believed to be a friend. It’s been over a year and she's finally ready to tell her story to help prepare others, explaining the signs, the warnings and how you can heal once the contact is ceased.

Go listen and then check out Becc on Twitter and Twitch

Thank you for stopping by to check out these sources and don’t forget to #bethelight

-Mxiety


References For Grant Ellis Episode:
Blackmon, WD. Dungeons and Dragons: The Use of a Fantasy Game in the Psychotherapeutic Treatment of a Young Adult. Online: Apr 2018. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1994.48.4.624

Raghuraman, R. S. (2000). Dungeons and Dragons: Dealing with emotional and behavioral issues of an adolescent with diabetes. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(1), 27-39.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0197-4556(99)00025-8


References For Beccplays Episode:

Abramson, K. (2014), TURNING UP THE LIGHTS ON GASLIGHTING. Philosophical Perspectives, 28: 1-30. doi:10.1111/phpe.12046

Reviewed by: David NS, Psy.D. Wiki How: How to Recover from Gaslighting. Wiki. Accessed Sept 18, 2018

Dashnaw D. Gaslighting and Marital Conflict. Couples Therapy Inc. Accessed Sept 18, 2018.

Greenberg, E Ph.D. Are You Being "Gaslighted" By the Narcissist in Your Life? 7 signs that your partner is feeding your self-doubt on purpose. Psychology Today. Sep 03, 2017.

Robin Stern R, Ph.D. Are You Being Gaslighted? Are you in a gaslighting relationship? Here is how to tell. 200. Accessed Sept 18, 2018.

Perfectionism: What Is It and Who Suffers From It?

Perfectionism: What Is It and Who Suffers From It?

Perfectionism isn't fun, but we live in a society where it's seen as lazy and inattentive when mistakes are made. This conversation, like so many, was eye-opening as to how many people constantly worry about this matter. How this affects our daily mental health.

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What's A Panic Attack And What To Do If Someone Is Having One [Mxiety Twitch Ep55]

What's A Panic Attack And What To Do If Someone Is Having One [Mxiety Twitch Ep55]

The question that I probably get asked the most is: How do I help someone going through a panic attack? It's usually followed by someone inevitably asking: what does a panic attack actually feel like? Fear not, answers are finally here!

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Celeste is an incredible streamer and fellow mental health advocate. She very generously opened up about her story of learning to love and understand herself. She is a Puerto Rican immigrant who was raised Catholic. Only when she made it almost to the end of college was she able to get a diagnosis and start understanding her Panic Disorder, ADHD and Depressive episodes.

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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 S17 How To Support Loved Ones Who Have Mental Illnesses

Twitch S17 How To Support Loved Ones Who Have Mental Illnesses

L is a close friend of mine and was an amazing guest this episode. He has spent most of his life being a great friend and support to those with mental illnesses. He broke down all the myths: Are depressed people a burden? Are panic attacks annoying? Is it hard to help others? Let me know how you support others in the comments!

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Twitch S14 Natural Alternatives for Depression and Anxiety

Twitch S14 Natural Alternatives for Depression and Anxiety

We talked about made medication, now we talked about the alternatives. There is actual research done on the effectiveness of Tryptophan, Yoga, CBD, Fish Oil, St Johns Wort, Valerian Root, Melatonin, Meditation, and Folic Acid and it's all discussed in here.

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Twitch S13 Is It Worth Taking Medication for Depression?

Twitch S13 Is It Worth Taking Medication for Depression?

We finally breached the topic of medication and mental illness. We discussed the research surrounding the concept and the stigma and usual hesitation around it. The beautiful people in my chat did a phenomenal job in keeping the conversation going, so be sure to check out the full ep as well as the shortcut. I shared a few personal stories too, so let me know what you think and if your experience has been any different in the comments.

This subject also has a lot of speculation around it, as to how it's usually funded. I tried to double check that my sources were not paid off by pharmaceutical companies with special interests, but if you catch an issue, definitely let me know.

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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