Let’s Unmask Mental Illness
Let’s Unmask Mental Illness
Name changed from “Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health!”
This is an authentic, uninhibited journey into my secret world–that I guess is not so secret now. I just want people to know that they are not alone and that there are people who do understand. I was able to hide everything so well that nobody ever saw the life of quiet desperation I was living. Trauma, Major Depression, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, isolation, fear, stigma, suicide and the inability to communicate it with those I loved.
You are not alone.
I am not alone.
Episode 31: The Illusion of Absence
Why do people stay in bad relationships? I dive into myself, and into some songs, to look for possible answers.
Bad relationships is a spectrum, not a black or white thing. They can abusive marriages, empty marriages, unhealthy workplaces, or even something as mundane as my continued following of the University of Miami football program. I remember better times.
There is something about comfortableness, something about the fear of the unknown, something about being seen.
Rob Thomas helps with this one. Anybody know how I can get in touch with him? Anyway…
Bonus Podcast Material
In my podcast, I sometimes mention supporting material, links, websites, or videos. You will find them here.
This is the scene from The Legend of Bagger Vance I spoke about:
Introduction to the Podcast
Putting a face with the voice. A short introduction video explaining a few things about me: the cap, aloha, and nakedness. No, there is no nudity in the video.
The Longer Introduction
Still trying to decide which one to use. Any help?
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The First “First” Episode
The inspiration for my podcast came from another podcast where I was interviewed about my new book. Leo Flowers, host of “Before You Kill Yourself!,” knew the secret behind my book and jumped right in with the big reveal coming first. We discussed suicide, boundaries (or lack thereof), depression and few other issues. I think I mentioned my book once or twice. He threw me into the deep end of the pool and then jumped in and we did laps as we discussed mental health issues.
On the Lighter Side of Things
The podcast and column are where I dive into deeper topics, serious issues. But I continually step out, dry off, and enjoy life. I share that side of me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and my personal website. Have you ever read the meme about how not to pay attention to people’s lives on Facebook because they only post the good stuff? That’s not me. I post everything. Never politics or serious issues. The adventures and the misadventures and the stupid things I do that lead to the misadventures. I always say that you can say what you want about me –and people do– but you can’t say I’m not entertaining. You are welcome to follow along for the lighter side of things.