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Depression and Grief: I Feel Numb The series on grief continues and on this episode they explore the stage of depression and feeling numb. They both share how they experience feeling numb and the disconnect that comes with it. They talk about how some people pull away during this stage, differences between depression and introversion and how all these stages do eventually get better.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
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Depression and Grief: I Feel Numb The series on grief continues and on this episode they explore the stage of depression and feeling numb. They both share how they experience feeling numb and the disconnect that comes with it. They talk about how some people pull away during this stage, differences between depression and introversion and how all these stages do eventually get better.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
F**k It: Anger and Grief *This episode of “In The Open” contains explicit language*
Theresa and America continue their series on grief and in this episode they focus in on anger. There is a discussion on when they both get to the attitude of just “f**k it” and when they respond to anger. They talk about how they process anger individually, how they attempt to move past it and all the experiences across the anger spectrum.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
Bargaining: It’s Better On The Other Side Last time they talked about the stage of denial and in this episode Theresa and America go over the bargaining space. They talk about two sides of bargaining: wishing you were somewhere else and processing through it to alleviate the guilt. There is a discussion about acceptance and why bargaining isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
Denial: It’s Never Going To Get Better America and Theresa start a new series on grief and on this episode it is about the stage of denial. There is a focus on the trap of thinking things aren’t ever going to get better when experiencing grief. They talk about the grieving process and control, when avoidance can be helpful and hurtful and how it’s hard to move past denial when you haven’t allowed yourself to be sad and grieve.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
Dealing With Mental Health At Work Theresa and America talk about managing how to live with a mental health condition and how you can deal with it in the workplace. How do you disclose that you’re struggling with your mental health because it could possibly affect your work? They get into the specifics. Focus on your work environment, find a co-worker you can talk with honestly and familiarize yourself with your company’s policy on mental health.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
Am I Broken? Am I Broken? Theresa and America have asked themselves this question and it’s something they’ve had to work through, so they navigate through these intrusive thoughts. They talk about how these thoughts make you feel like an outsider and even wonder if they’ll ever be “normal.” There is a conversation about self-worth, how being broken doesn’t mean you have to stay broken and how Theresa helped heal through the metaphor of the “broken vase.”
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact podcast@mhanational.org
Getting the Most Out Of Medication Treatment Emily Skehill and David Riley are back to explore getting the most out of your medication treatment. They talk about discussing expectations with your doctor about what you want from your medication and the first steps to take after you fill your prescription. Emily and David share when they started taking medication and the process of where they are now in their medication treatments, being consistent with taking your medication to know if it’s helping and trying to tell the difference between medications that work and those that aren’t working.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
Should I Start Medication? While Theresa and America are taking a break, friends of the podcast Emily Skehill and David Riley take over to talk about deciding when you should start medication. They both discuss their personal circumstances when deciding to start medication and how it varies person-to-person. They talk about some signs of when you should explore medication, trying to balance improving symptoms while also trying to curb side effects and how you should be your biggest advocate.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
I Hate Therapy America and Theresa talk about the process of therapy and how it’s been a love/hate relationship. They compare therapy to exercise and how it’s hard work but also how it can be really beneficial. There are discussions about why people hate therapy, setting the goals you want out of your sessions and how healing practices are diverse.
To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org
To submit questions, comments or ideas about future topics on the podcast, contact  podcast@mhanational.org
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