Episode 20 – Finding Light in the Dark

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When suffering with depression, anxiety, bipolar or any other mental health struggle, it can frequently feel as though we’re struggling to get through the darkness while looking for the light.  Sometimes it feels like the light is some mythical entity that exists only in our imaginations.  But when we press forwards, there is the chance that we can find that light.  Here, I talk about some of my tips for finding the light in the darkness.  Why not join me?

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Through the Dark

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Episode 19 – Inaction’s Iniquity

Sometimes we might think we can get away with sitting back and doing nothing.  If we don’t get involved, it’s not our problem, right?  Unfortunately that makes us just as culpable as if we deliberately did the wrong thing.  Join me for this episode where I follow on from how we are meant to take ownership of our problems.

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Episode 18 – If Not Us, Then Who?

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Episode 18 – If Not Us, Then Who?

In today’s society, we’re so good at talking about wanting changes. Regardless of what they’re for, we will talk about them a lot and get offended if it doesn’t happen. But when it comes down to standing up for what we believe in and making that change? We’re not so good at that, are we? Join me as I talk about this further.

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The Onus – We’re Here For You

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Episode 17 – The Power of Perspective

When we’re in the middle of our situation, going through the darkness and we’re struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel, sometimes a shift in perspective or even a completely different perspective can be useful. We might not see the progress we’re making but other people around us might. Join Alex as he looks at the power that perspective can have on our walk with mental health.

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Episode 16 – The Joker

Time for a little bit of my journey in here! Fans of Batman will invariably know the Joker, whether it’s Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson or Mark Hamill or anyone else, they will know him.  Others will undoubtedly know the aforementioned character but how does this fit in with me?  Well, I’m a bit of a Joker and there are a lot of things about him that I’ve found I identify with over the years.  Why not take a listen and find out?

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The Joker Post: http://pushingbacktheshadows.com/2017/12/07/alex-and-the-joker/

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Episode 15 – Relapse

Relapse

Whenever we go through recovery or treatment for an illness, there is a chance that we will relapse.  For most people, they beat themselves up because they’ve relapsed.  They think they should be better than that, should be stronger than that, yet in reality it’s OK to relapse.  Join Alex as he talks about his own relapse and how relapsing should really be viewed.

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Relapse: http://pushingbacktheshadows.com/2017/07/24/relapse/

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A Very Mental Christmas – Day 5 Podcast

Family Fandangos

Do you struggle with managing your mental health at Christmas?  Do depression and anxiety keep you from enjoying the festive period?  Join Alex and Cheryl as they bring you their top tips for making it through a very mental Christmas!

Spending time with family can be a wonderful thing but sometimes it can be difficult, particularly when struggling with mental health issues.  How do we make it through a Christmas family gathering?  When things get loud, we can struggle.  Join Alex and Cheryl as Alex talks about last Christmas, his breakdown and how he suggests you can get through it this year!

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A Very Mental Christmas – Day 4 Podcast

The Most Stressful Time of the Year

Do you struggle with managing your mental health at Christmas?  Do depression and anxiety keep you from enjoying the festive period?  Join Alex and Cheryl as they bring you their top tips for making it through a very mental Christmas!

Christmas comes with so many stresses that, sometimes, instead of being the most wonderful time of the year, it actually becomes the most stressful time of the year.  Join Alex and Cheryl as they talk about reducing that stress and how you can better manage your mental health through those stresses.

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A Very Mental Christmas – Day 3 Podcast

Festive Finances


Do you struggle with managing your mental health at Christmas?  Do depression and anxiety keep you from enjoying the festive period?  Join Alex and Cheryl as they bring you their top tips for making it through a very mental Christmas!

Managing our finances isn’t always easy at the best of times, what with unexpected bills springing up or repair charges and other necessities.  At Christmas, with all the Christmas shopping, we have an even greater pressure upon ourselves.  Check out Alex and Cheryl’s tips for managing your finances and mental health at Christmas!

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A Very Mental Christmas – Day 2 Podcast

Working Wonderland

Do you struggle with managing your mental health at Christmas?  Do depression and anxiety keep you from enjoying the festive period?  Join Alex and Cheryl as they bring you their top tips for making it through a very mental Christmas!

In this episode, we look at how to manage with office parties, Secret Santas and other wonderfully festive workplace events.  Why not take a listen?

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