By Rebecca Lee Douglas
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A lighthearted podcast about mental health and mental illness
||CleanPreviously on GROUP (Fear, Fun, and the Future)||We look back at some goofy mental health moments from the show's history, and Rebecca shares a big announcement about the future of the podcast. More info and resources at www.grouppodcast.com.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet’s Talk About Suicide||On this episode of GROUP, we debunk some dangerous myths about suicide, and we break down what to do if you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts. We do so with the help of psychotherapist and suicidologist, Dr. Stacey Freedenthal, author of “Hel||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnxiety Exhibition: Fear of Small Talk & Post Office Panic||Oh no, my hairstylist is trying to make conversation with me! Oh god, the bartender is judging me because of my drink order! So many things to worry about every gosh darn day! On this episode of GROUP, we break down some of the seemingly mundane things.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrief Stories #2: Depression vs Grief||In our final episode on grief, we continue our conversation with Professor George A. Bonnano and learn about the differences between grief and depression. We hear from John W. Evans, author of the award-winning memoir, “Young Widower,” about the com||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrief Stories #1: No Such Thing As Stages||As part of our continued conversation about grief, we speak with Professor George A. Bonnano, expert on bereavement and author of “The Other Side of Sadness.” We learn the evolutionary purpose of grief and the dangers of assuming that everyone shoul||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPsych Meds & Strange Psychiatrists||Between episodes on grief, here’s a mini episode on meds! Rebecca tells GROUP friendapist Catherine Drury that she’s been feeling depressed. She went to see a new psychiatrist to discuss medication, and the appointment was… weird… and bad. Defin||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTragedy Plus Time: A Comedian on Life After Death||British comedian Cariad Lloyd is the creator and host of Griefcast, a podcast featuring comedians talking about death. In this episode of GROUP, Rebecca chats with Cariad about the strange process of watching their loved ones die, the connection betwee.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Shrink Knows My Problems, But Not My Name||An investigation of the polarizing medium of online therapy, where the ability to remain anonymous has inspired folks who would usually balk the idea of psychotherapy to seek help from counselors on the internet. We hear from a psychologist about her f.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Li’l Robot Therapist||Woebot is a digital friend who teaches strategies for dealing with anxiety and depression, but can this new A.I. bot really improve your mental health? Rebecca and Ian give Woebot a try and share their excitement (it’s super helpful for tracking your||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Think I Love You, So What Am I So Afraid Of?||Romantic relationships may bring passion, comfort, and intimacy. They can also make you puke with fear! This episode of GROUP is dedicated to love, dating, and of course, anxiety. Rebecca speaks with Hattie Cooper, author of The Anxious Girl's Gui...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Find A Good Therapist||Finding a good (affordable) therapist who fits your needs can feel impossible. How do you do it?! GROUP breaks down the process step-by-step with Dr. Anna Charbonneau, author of Talk It Out: How to Find the Right Therapist and Get What You Need to Feel.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReframe Ur Brain: Dealing with Negative Thoughts||An entire show dedicated to breaking down and dealing with the unhelpful/critical thoughts we have about ourselves (cognitive distortions). Psychotherapist Catherine Drury guides us through seven different distortions with the help of chuckle-inducing .||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety + Booze = Hangover Blues||You're not crazy! You just drank a little too much last night & now your brain is being annoying.||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBloody Hell, It’s Social Anxiety!||For some folks, a party or networking event is a great way to meet new people. For others, it can be a panic-inducing HELLSCAPE! In this episode of GROUP, we deep dive into the minds of people with social anxiety, featuring mental health blogger Clair..||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Fries: When It’s Not Just Picky Eating||GROUP breaks down an eating disorder that, unlike anorexia or bulimia, has nothing to do with body image. ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) can look a lot like picky eating, but it’s physically and psychologically very different. We he||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive Panel Discussion: I Have Mental Illness & You Can Too!||Rebecca moderates a live panel on mental health and mental illness, celebrating the launch of the new "Sweat Stains" zine. Panelists include: former New York Times health reporter Catherine Saint Louis, host of "Let it Out" podcast ...||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeasonal Affective Disorder and Talking Bunnies||Autumn can be great: sweaters are dope and pumpkins are cool, but for people with Seasonal Affective Order (or SAD), it signals the beginning of of several months of clinical depression. In this episode of GROUP, we break down how the disorder works...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNarcissists, Psychopaths, and Donald J. Trump||Is Donald Trump a clinical narcissist? Does he have a personality disorder? Is it ethical for mental health professionals to publicly diagnosis him without conducting an official assessment? GROUP tackles these questions and more with help from narciss.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't Ask Me About My Junk: Mental Health & The Trans Community||It's not great for your mental health when strangers are constantly asking you about your g******s, and for folks in the trans or gender-nonconforming community, that's not even the tough stuff. This GROUP is all about mental health and being...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Chill Out When You're FREAKING OUT||Don't panic. You've got this under control! GROUP "friendapist" Catherine Drury shares some basic tips and recommendations for readjusting your mood when you catch yourself spiraling. Additional details and resources available at gr...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Shut Up, Brain!)||Mimi is worried she's murdering people. Emily takes two-hour showers. What's up with their brains? Oh, it's OCD! In this episode of GROUP, Ian and Rebecca dissect Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with the help of Dr. Sarah Parker, a therapi...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSleep & Mental Health||How much does poor sleep mess with your brain? Rebecca and Ian discuss with the help of Dr. Shelby Harris, a behavioral sleep medicine expert. Rebecca shows off her sleep setup (including her 20 lb weighted blanket); and we hear two intimate stories re.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShould I Get an Emotional Support Animal?||Does interacting with animals improve your mental health? Rebecca and Ian go on a quest to find out. We hear from a nursing student whose Yorkshire Terrier helps prevent panic attacks. We weigh the mental health benefits of pet ownership with Anthrozoo.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCompulsive Self-Grooming||Rebecca compulsively picks at her nails. Ian used to bite the inside of his cheeks. In this episode of GROUP, mental health counselor Merrill Black explains how compulsive self-grooming works and how to treat it. We also hear the story of a young woman.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExposure Therapy & Creepy Crawlers||In this episode of GROUP, Rebecca and Ian chat about phobias, including Rebecca's own fear of spiders. We hear from an exposure therapist who treats people with severe phobias and listen to the story of a guy who got over his fear of spiders with ...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
WOW! Smart and Fun.
Really good interviews, funny and enlightening content, and two hosts with the right personalities to explore othewise sensitive topics in mental health. GREAT STUFF! I hope to listen to many more!
Funny & Poignant
Everyone is a little crazy. This podcast is encouraging people to open up about it and connect over it..
I'm so glad this show exists. I love the way they approach mental health in a fun a smart way. Can't wait for more!