Discussing Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Access to Mental Health Care

Discussing Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Access to Mental Health Care

I decided to do more research and update the Mental Illness/Gun Violence episode by leading another discussion around the topics. And, honestly, a bit unexpectedly, the chat during the live stream was amazing and civil. Heated...but civil. We had many people talking at once with so many great points, and we also made time to include facts.

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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 S10 Handling Holiday Stress And Making LED Tealight Snowmen

Twitch S10 Handling Holiday Stress And Making LED Tealight Snowmen

My research was pretty easy, in that all the major mental health outlets (and then some) have some kind of advice on how to reduce and better handle holiday stress as the season is upon us. Click inside to see a summary along with a link to the videos.

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Twitch S7 - Mental Health and Video Games

Twitch S7 - Mental Health and Video Games

This Sunday Pat joined me again! I did some research about how mental health can be affected by video games, specifically focusing on misconceptions/old research and new findings. 

I learned about surgeon simulation video games, how social video games make kids and how they help soldiers with PTSD cope and reduce their symptoms.

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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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Twitch S2-The Technical Difficulties Episode

Twitch S2-The Technical Difficulties Episode

Long story short, I only have one video this week, due to some lost footage. It's 29 mins and jam-packed with heartfelt, yet self-aware conversation.

I had an amazing guest. A long-time friend of mine and fellow corgi owner, who also suffers from anxiety, very generously opened up and helped me push through all the tough tech stuff. She was super honest and open, which helped me open up as well. We talked anxiety, carved pumpkins, stigma, diffirent types of symptoms and therapy.

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