Episode 51 – Relationships and Mental Health

Mental Relationships


Maintaining relationships while struggling with our mental health can be incredibly difficult, both on us as the sufferer but also on the other person.  Together, Cheryl and I look at how we manage to maintain a successful relationship while we both struggle with our mental health.  We cover practical suggestions and other tips and tricks.  Why not join us?

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Talking Things Through
Practically Perfect

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Episode 48 – Advocacy Immunity

Advocates and Their Immunity – Myth?

It seems to be a common misconception that people think advocates have some sort of mental health immunity.  Like diplomatic immunity, it’s almost believed that advocates are exempt from some of the daily mental health struggles.  Is it true?  Is it something that you, perhaps, believe?  We have many myths, such as high-functioning depression, that are actually true, but is this one?  Truthfully, it always surprises me to hear it, but here I shall debunk the myth behind this.  Why not join me?

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Episode 45 – How Do I Make Others Understand?

The last two questions in my 6 Big Mental Health Questions series, we look at how to make other people understand and what we do after.  Difficult questions to answer, yet very important ones to find answers to, so I look into them more.

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Talking Things Through
Before the Morning
Overcoming Anxiety
Practically Perfect
Resources

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Episode 43 – How Do I Cope With This?


The second question in My 6 Big Mental Health Questions series asks the important one about coping with mental illness.  Whether newly diagnosed or not, a “veteran” sufferer or someone still finding their feet, it’s a question we’ve all asked at some point.  Well here are some of the ways I cope, some of the things that you can do and much more…with a surprise twist.

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It’s OK Not To Be OK
Successful Self-Care
Float, Don’t Fight
Knowing When Not To Fight

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Episode 42 – What Did I Do To Deserve This?

My 6 Biggest Mental Health Questions part 1 – What Did I Do To Deserve This?

We are told that we deserve what we’re going through.  If we are going through it, surely we deserve it, don’t we?  After all, we must have done something in a previous life, or we don’t have enough faith, or we’re just doing something wrong.  Or are we…?  In this 5-part series, I answer my 6 biggest mental health questions.

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Why I’m a Christian but Have a Problem With Religion

 
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Episode 40 – Float, Don’t Fight


When I advertised the Harrowing Void on Twitter the other day, someone wished me luck for floating across it. That set me thinking…how often do we fight the currents and courses our mental health tries to take us down? Perhaps it’s better to just float. Why? Find out in this episode!

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The Harrowing Void

Practising Self-Care

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A Frank Discussion feat. Hope Virgo

Eating Disorders with Hope Virgo

We are very pleased to welcome special guest Hope Virgo.  Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, to our podcast to have a discussion about eating disorders.  For our Eating Disorder Awareness week, we are looking at the issues surrounding anorexia and bulimia, what people who suffer with them go through and much more!  In this episode, Hope talks about her own struggle with anorexia and has an important message for others who struggle.  Join Cheryl and Alex as they discuss it with her.

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Episode 36 – Dealing With Disapproval


Disapproval.  It doesn’t seem to matter how hard we try, there are still people who will disapprove of what we’re doing.  Whether it’s been thought through brilliantly, made with everyone in mind, there are still people who will disapprove.  Often it can feel worse with depression or other mental health disorders, but how do we deal with that?

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Episode 35 – A Protective Factor


Following the suicide of Amy Nice, 21, I look at the benefits system, the care she received and the responsibility that should be taken.  I examine the “protective factor” that medical staff identify and reveal why I believe it is a load of rubbish.  Why not join me?

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Episode 34 – Medication Mentalities


Medication vs therapy vs other approaches…it’s an age-old debate nowadays.  There are many different mentalities.  Plenty of people take medication, plenty say therapy helped themPlenty say that you should never touch medication.  So what is the right answer?  I discuss that in this episode, breaking open both sides of this controversial topic and see what the best approach is.  The answer might surprise you!  Why not join me?

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