mental health

Episode 40: Ariel of @Carpe_That__Diem, Part 1

If you’re involved in the Spoonie community on Instagram, you’ve probably come across Ariel L. of @carpe_that__diem, who blogs about living in a disabled trans agender body, mental health, working with a SD (service dog), and death positivity. An academic by training and trade, Ariel’s perspective is eloquent, enlightening, and engaging. He uses this interview…

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Episode 34: Vincent Sabella

Writer and filmmaker Vincent Sabella lives with OCD, depression, anxiety, and schizoaffective disorder. In 2013, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; he has been in remission for six years. Vinny’s film Elizabeth Blue was written after a harrowing year during which many of his medications, with which he is diligent, failed. His husband, Joseph, has been his…

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Episode 27: Lara Bloom

Lara Bloom is the international Executive Director of The Ehlers-Danlos Society. Finally diagnosed with EDS at the age of 24 (after many years of chronic pain and frustration), she channeled her healing into patient advocacy. Her job is to raise global awareness of rare, chronic, and invisible diseases, with a focus on the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes,…

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Episode 20: Alison Yates

Alison Yates is a multi-hyphenate creative living in Los Angeles. A comedienne and actor, producer, writer, photographer, social media manager, website designer, and skincare consultant (phew!), she performs sketch and comedy regularly with Second City and the Groundlings, and has a production company called The People Zoo. She’s been featured on several TV shows, including…

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Episode 14: Paige Fockler

Paige Fockler is a performer and podcaster who lives with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She is the host of Greetings From Depression, a podcast in which she interviews individuals who live with mental illness, and aims to create an environment in which discussions about mental health are acceptable, productive, and completely de-stigmatized. In this…

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Episode 11: Michele Sherman, MFT

Lauren interviews another amazing health practitioner in this episode: Michele Sherman, MFT. Michele is a specialist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, which can be extremely useful in overcoming traumas of all shapes and sizes. She runs a practice out of Encino, CA. Key links mentioned in this episode: Michele Sherman, MFT Psychology…

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