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Podcast: What is Schadenfreude?

 We’ve all experienced it – that feeling of smug happiness at another person’s misfortune. From someone slipping on a banana peel to a jerk receiving a dose of instant karma, there’s something satisfying about this strange emotion. Why is that? Are we living in an “Age of Schadenfreude”? Should we feel guilty about feeling it? And for crying out loud, how do we say it in English?  Listen in to find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, England, London, General, Wales, Happiness, America, Bbc, States, University of Oxford, Emotion, Vincent


Podcast: Host Has a Panic Attack Live While Recording

 Panic attacks have a way of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like when you are recording a podcast. In this episode, Gabe has a panic attack in front of the microphone and decides that the silver lining is showing listeners that even someone in recovery has symptoms. Listen in to this episode to learn about panic attacks and see if Gabe makes it out okay. (Spoiler alert: He’s fine.) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “We call ourselves recovered, but these symptoms don’t ent...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, New York, Bipolar, Ohio, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Howard, Lisa, Kendall, Gabe, Sam s Club, People s Court, Auntie Anne


Podcast: What to Do About Toxic Relationships

 Toxic relationships come in many forms. They can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, and more. Most of us, at one point or another, will find ourselves in one… perhaps with a romantic partner, possibly a friend, or even with a family member. Even good relationships can sour and turn toxic. So what do we do when we realize that we’re in such a relationship? Listen for some excellent advice and information. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Re...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bullying, Wales, Youtube, Relationships, Vincent, Toxic Relationships, Gaslighting, Gabe Howard, Vince, Katie, Santa Monica California, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol


Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’” – Michelle Hammer   H...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Relationships, Alabama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Valentine, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Johnny, Gabe


Podcast: Service Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals

Service animals have been around for a long time, and we’re all familiar with them. These are animals (usually dogs) trained to assist persons with disabilities of one sort or another. We’re also seeing today a lot of “emotional support” animals. A lot of them. This week’s guest explains the difference between them, how they are used, and some surprising laws (or lack thereof) pertaining to them. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Military, San Antonio, Vincent, Mental Health And Wellness, Gabe Howard, Stephanie, University of Texas, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol, Killeen Texas, Stephanie Taylor


Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Wales, Depression, Afghanistan, Personality, David, Hawaii, Addiction, Recovery, Vincent, Wayne Dyer, Gabe Howard, Wayne, Vince


Podcast: Talking Parity and Advocacy with Patrick Kennedy

 Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy joins our hosts to talk about mental health and addiction parity, both at the federal and state levels. He shares information about new initiatives, dontdenyme.org and parityregistry.org, designed to help consumers file appeals on their own, if they feel they’ve been wrongly denied coverage by their insurance companies. They speak candidly about the problems faced with regard to parity by those who live with mental health or addiction issues. And fin...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, General, Wales, Interview, Congress, California, Washington, America, New York Times, Iowa, Cigna, Policy and advocacy, Naacp, Edward


Podcast: How to Let Go of Past Hurts

 It’s inevitable that we will suffer emotional pain as we go through life. Whether it’s from a death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or any number of other issues, sometimes the pain we experience becomes embedded to such a degree that we can’t seem to recover from it. We might dwell on past hurts to the point that it negatively affects our emotional health, preventing us from moving on and growing as we should. In this episode, we examine this kind of emotional baggage a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Grief And Loss, Vincent, Emotional Pain, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy


Podcast: How to Make the Transition to Adulthood Easier

 The transition from youth to adult is a difficult one for most people, filled with unexpected events and changes that we are ill-prepared for. Many find themselves seriously lacking not only the life skills needed, but also the psychological and emotional tools that would make this huge change easier. Our guest this week explains how we can use mindfulness to develop these tools and make adulting much less intimidating. Subscribe to Our Show! And Reme...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Wales, Los Angeles, Transition, Mindfulness, Ucla, Eta, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Johnny, Gabe, Vin


Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Psychiatric Medications

 Psychiatric medication gets a bad rap when it isn’t deserved, while simultaneously being seen by some as the end-all treatment for people living with mental illness. Our hosts both need their prescribed medication to live well, and that makes people around them ask questions ― some of which are weirder than others. Tune in to this episode to hear what they have to say.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “It took me so much pride to get over that I needed psychiatric medication.” – Mi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Abc, New York City, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Medication, Amtrak, Medications, Tupperware, Penn Station, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Rachel, Health Department


Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol


Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Just because your living with mental illness, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in all the weird superstitious customs our society loves so much. In this episode our hosts discuss their hopes for the new year, the resolutions they made, and how to have a good 2019 in spite of living with bipolar or schizophrenia. Listen in now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you’re not going to keep your resolutions, don’t beat yourself up by making them!” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Bip...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Seltzer, New York City, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Steve Buscemi, Casio, Times Square, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Diet Coke


Podcast: What Are Cognitive Distortions?

   At some point or another, virtually everyone has fallen victim to cognitive distortions – lines of thinking that are based on things that are simply not true. This doesn’t mean to the level of conspiracy theories, but even the tiniest things. In this episode, Psych Central founder, Dr. John Grohol, explains many types of these distortions, as well as how to address them in order to improve our lives. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Vincent, Brain And Behavior, Cognitive Distortion, Memory And Perception, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy, Computers in Human Behavior


Podcast: Can You Actually Recover from Bipolar or Schizophrenia?

 “I’m in recovery from mental illness,” is a common phrase in our circles. Sure, mental illness is replaced with the specifics – schizophrenia, bipolar, or depression, to name a few – but the idea that people consider themselves to be living a life free from the symptoms of mental illness is a common one. However, is it true? Is recovery actually a thing? Or are all these people just deluding themselves? Gabe and Michelle discuss this – and more – on this episode of A Bipolar, a Sch...
Tags: Psychology, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Recovery, Inspiration & Hope, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, SAMHSA, National Institute of Mental Health, BetterHelp, Gabe Gabe, Michelle You, A Bipolar


Podcast: How to Survive a “Not Bad” Christmas

 There are all kinds of suggestions out in the world about how to survive a bad holiday… holidays with people you don’t like, holidays with too many people, all kinds of bad holidays. But what about those holidays that are… well… not bad? Maybe not optimal, but in no way awful. Gabe and Vincent talk about how they are each spending Christmas this year, both of them having the “not optimal” version, but also a “not bad” version. Listen to hear their plans, and why they’re totally okay w...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Holidays, Wales, California, Santa Claus, Deadpool, Grinch, Santa, Humboldt County, National Security Agency, Elvis, Vincent, Holiday Coping, Gabe Howard


Podcast: Speaking to a Schizophrenic Before and After Daily Medications

 Resident schizophrenic, Michelle Hammer, is a different person when she first wakes up. Before taking her psychiatric medications, she isn’t as coherent, engaged, or energetic as we are accustomed to her being. For this episode – in a controlled environment – Michelle speaks with Gabe before taking her morning psychiatric medications so she can give the audience a small glimpse of how she feels when she starts each day. Listen in to this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Schizophrenia, Buffy, Medications, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Brooks, JEFFREY, Gabe, Caesar, BSP, Blanche, Joe Rogan, Long Island City, Tat


Podcast: A Delicious Ritual to Reduce Stress

  Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Instagram, Wales, California, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Stress, Mindfulness, Ohio, University of Pennsylvania, Kitchenaid, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don


Podcast: Can People With Mental Illness Be Happy?

 Those of us with mental illness are asked many questions about our feelings. For a lot of us, the most difficult one to answer is, “Are you happy?” It’s a difficult question to answer because happiness isn’t an easily defined concept. Most people assume that in order to be in recovery from mental illness a person must be happy. But is that really the case? Listen in to this episode to hear our thoughts on happiness, regret, and even a side story about Gabe’s first marriage.   ...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, John, Jack, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, SOL, GAF, Michelle Michelle, BetterHelp, A Bipolar


Podcast: Growing Up With a Mentally Ill Parent

 Growing up with a mentally ill parent can be a traumatic experience for any child. For Ally Golden, her mother’s mental illness was major depression, later diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. Ally’s book, A Good Soldier , chronicles her life growing up in this environment, with a mentally ill mother who frequently threatened suicide, and the psychological trauma that resulted for her. Decades later, her mother carried out her threat. Listen to hear Ally’s fascinating story....
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Washington, Suicide, Relationships, Borderline Personality, Cinderella, Ali, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Tori Amos, Vince, Gabe, Vin


PODCAST: Why People With Mental Illness Should Remove Toxic People From Their Life

 Living with mental illness means accepting that some things are out of our control. It also means tolerating annoyances like pillboxes, regular doctor visits, and the symptoms we just can’t quite get under control. But, does living with mental illness mean we have to keep toxic people around us? Do we, as people who are managing a severe and persistent illness, just have to take the abuse that people heap on us because at least we aren’t alone? In this episode, Gabe & Michelle e...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Friends, New York City, America, Star Trek, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Mars, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Vin, Michelle Michelle, BetterHelp


Podcast: Defying Bipolar Disorder

Charita Cole Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 21. After reaching recovery, she became very active in her local NAMI affiliate for many years. Recently, her book – Defying Bipolar: My Bipolar Life – was published. Her goal with the book is to show that people can live well with bipolar disorder, despite how the disease is often portrayed in the media. In this episode, she talks about her story and also shares her views on the ways mental illness is viewed in different ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Maryland, Wales, Interview, Book, America, Bipolar, United States, Ohio, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Baltimore County, National Alliance


Thousands go online for therapy. But does it work?

Counselling apps and videochats cut queues, but some critics voice ethical fearsFaced with joining a desperately long NHS waiting list, Joe Rackham opted for online counselling instead. “I just felt that I couldn’t wait any longer – I was motivated and ready to deal with my issues and quite liked the idea of doing so in the comfort of my own home,” said the 29-year-old, who lives in London. After an online search, he found a therapist whose profile suited his needs and booked a chat session for ...
Tags: Health, UK, London, US, Society, World news, Mental Health, NHS, Joe Rackham, BetterHelp



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