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This is What Anxiety Feels Like

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a 501C3 mental health non-profit organization. She lives with panic disorder and this is her podcast.

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    100 With @FiveSixer Norb Aikin - Be Kind to One Another

    In this episode, I interview an extremely special person, my dear friend Norb Aikin. He is the first author we published at Eliezer Tristan Publishing. His book 100 is a collection of poems that documents Norb's journey from heartbreak to insanity and finally ending at healing.

    Get a copy of 100 on Amazon

    As a Buffalonian who transplanted himself to Cortland, NY, Norb Aikin has been able to up his free-verse game in ways he couldn’t have imagined without a change of scenery. He has since won multiple Quill awards for poetry and blogging and is now hoping to win over the people who hold actual books. Read more at,, and by following him at and Twitter under the username Fivesixer.

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    High Tide Low Tide With @GumOnMyShoeBook and Fran Houston

    How Can You Be a Good Friend, When Your Friend Lives with Mental Illness? We all want to be there for our friends, but when your friend lives with mental illness it can be hard to know what to do, especially if you live far apart. Transatlantic best friends Martin Baker and Fran Houston share what they’ve learned about growing a supportive, mutually rewarding friendship between a “well one” and an “ill one.”

    “High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder” offers no-nonsense advice from the caring friend’s point of view, original approaches and practical tips, illustrated with real-life conversations and examples.

    No One Is Too Far Away to Be Cared for, or to Care

    Support your friend and celebrate each other, whether you live on the same street or oceans apart. Learn the key skills and attitudes you need for a successful caring friendship, and strategies to support your friend through episodes of mania, depression, and suicidal thinking, whilst also taking care of yourself.

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    Couragegrams With @StevenRatson

    Steven Ratson is a Canadian mental health advocate who is passionate about suicide prevention, due to the loss of his best friend and soulmate Mike. In this episode we dicuss a variety of mental health-related topics, and one of those is his project entitled Couragegram. Listen and learn more. Follow him @StevenRatson

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    Does The Camera Add Ten Pounds or Not? With @J_hillmark

    Hilary L. Jastram is the founder of J. Hill Marketing & Creative Services, an agency specializing in premier copywriting, editing and book editing for Fortune 500 brands and the “one-percent,” superstar entrepreneurs.

    Hilary is an author, editor at The Good Men Project, and contributor to Influencive, The Huffington Post and The Mighty, among other large-scale publications.

    Hilary is also the founder of Sick Biz, “An organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness.

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    Cereal Bar Glacier Bottle With Evan Morgenstern @Evanjm02

    We didn't know what to call this episode. So we chose words that made no sense. We discuss bottled water, which we've probably talked about before, Doritos, cats, what Irish names are hard to pronounce and other things like not burning pasta.

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    Life in Italics - Jennifer Kindhouse @JKindhouse

    Jennifer Kindhouse is one of my favorite people on the internet. She is an actor, a mom, and has a fun weird side that I love so much. She used to write a blog called MommyNaniBooboo and now she has launched - Because she wants to stress what's important in her world.

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    Weekender With Evan Morgenstern @EvanJm02

    Evan and I discuss being versions of ourselves and I wear depression pajamas. We are proudly sponsored by an awesome feminist website where you can read about mental health, humor, parenting, cats, and dogs! You can also get advice from Erin Khar on life and love. #AskErin @ErinKhar. We love @joniboloney the editor in chief!

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    Aaron Reynolds and @EffinBirds Are Fucking Here

    Aaron Reynolds makes a lot of weird stuff on the internet, he's the writer of @EffinBirds and @swear_trek and the curator of @BatLabels. In his spare time between being hilarious on social media, he's a software instructor, which is where most of his Effin' inspiration comes from. We talk about Batman the Animated series, and Stupid Hamlet too!

    The Sarah Fader Podcast is sponsored by Go to Ravishly where feminism, humor, and fun can be found! Follow them @ravishlydotcom

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    Undercover Introvert - With Elisa Camahort Page - @ElisaC

    I adore Elisa Camahort Page. In 2013 she helped me get to my first BlogHer conference. In this episode she talks about - social anxiety, being an introvert, acting but being a version of yourself on stage, moral episodes from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, BlogHer, political activism, being an Aries, honesty & integrity in business and empathy. Here's more about this lovely lady, who I embarrassed by telling her how awesome she truly is. Follow her on Twitter @ElisaC and learn more at

    Elisa Camahort Page is known as the co-founder and COO of scrappy start-up-turned-global women's media company BlogHer, Inc. She is now focused on writing (check out her debut book available for pre-order now) and consulting with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and organizations are driven to take their big ideas to the next level.

    More from Elisa herself: "As a consultant I act as a business catalyst, working with executives and entrepreneurs to identify, prioritize, and strategize their next big leaps. I also use my experience building diverse, inclusive community and workforce online and off to help any company, conference, or content site improve representation. I work with leaders at every level to assess opportunity, prioritize objectives, build strategies, and plan action. I absorb nuanced value propositions, market trends, and data to transform ideas into assets and crossroads into confident pivots and next level achievement. "

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    This is My Brave - With Jennifer Marshall - @BipolarMomLife @ThisIsMyBrave

    Jennifer Marshall used to spend her days as an agency recruiter for creatives. Her story took a dramatic turn when she experienced a manic episode. Over 12 years ago she suffered two manic episodes. After a series of doctor’s appointments she was officially diagnosed Bipolar Disorder – type 1.

    She is now a wife and mother of two young children, whom she loves dearly. She began blogging on Bipolar Mom Life, telling her story about being a mother with Bipolar Disorder. She was hospitalized four times within five years – two before her diagnosis was reached, and two more because she was attempting to shield her infant son (during postpartum psychosis) and her unborn daughter – and all were due to the fact that she was unmedicated at the time.

    Jennifer has grown after being diagnosed and learning to live with Bipolar Disorder. She has worked hard to find the right medications and a great therapist. She now strives to help others live with mental illness through her nonprofit organization, This Is My Brave, a platform where people share their stories live on stage through poetry, original music, comedy, and essay. The performances are professionally videotaped and are available for viewing on the This Is My Brave YouTube Channel. To date, This is My Brave has produced 34 unique shows across the US. The show has recently expanded internationally with two shows in Australia!

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    Purple Flags - With Ra Avis and Bill Friday - @Rarasaur and @ThatManFriday

    We tried to talk about the origin of purple flags. I forgot if we did. I know Ra and I were saying that red flags sometimes look purple to us because we don't want them to be red. Bill decided that we should ask the guy who wrote me an email back two years later if he was going to reply in another two years. This podcast was recorded from a closet in Long Beach, California. Bill and Ra are both poets and writers. @Rarasaur and @ThatManFriday on Twitter

    "Ra lives and loves in Los Angeles and the internet, where frightfully wondrous things happen. She is a once-upon-a-time inmate, a reluctantly-optimistic widow, an exponential storyteller, and also basically a dinosaur. Her story is a long one, but the short version is she (probably) loves you. @Rarasaur"

    Fictionary... 8 Megapixel Artist... Bloody Awful Poet, Bill Friday is a recently-published bender of Words, Voice, and Stuff. He is a former internet talk show host, and long-time Citizen Journalist. Currently, Bill is a part of the Writer’s Room for a television pilot in pre-production.

    He communicates with the outside world through his own little web territory ("

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    My anxiety is dead ass serious - with Ricky Defino @RickyFDefino

    Ricky and I talk about panic, Verizon, New York area codes, things you just don't say like "Manhattan" or "the subway and how to be nice to people when you don't actually know how because you're from New York. Ricky is so much fun! Follow him @RickyFDefino on Twitter and

    "My name is Richard De Fino. I'm a 33 year old writer and columnist living in Buffalo, NY. I was born and raised in the Bronx NY and had my fair share of unfortunate events throughout my childhood. My goal here is to use my written words as my own personal therapy and through that, I hope that my past and current struggles will resonate with my readers and make them feel less alone. When I am not writing, I enjoy spending time with my wife Andrea, our dog Zeke, and cat BeBe.

    I am a Columnist for Feminine Collective and a serialized writer for I've also been published in Buffalo Black Book, Two Cities Review, Purple Pig Lit and forthcoming in Nameless Digest in the spring of 2018 and Chickpea Magazine forthcoming in the Spring of 2018. "

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    Ask Erin About Love Shit - With Erin Khar @ErinKhar

    I talked to Erin Khar, Editor & Columnist of She writes a killer advice column called #AskErin. Ask her for advice on anything.

    "Hi, I'm Erin. I write about things like addiction, recovery, mental health, relationships, parenting, infertility, self-care, and my undying love for Beverly Hills, 90210. My work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. My weekly advice column, Ask Erin, can be read on Ravishly. My latest project is a forthcoming memoir that follows my recovery from a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction, as I learned to let go of shame, face the truth, and love and forgive myself." - Erin Khar

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    We Obviously Have A Sponsor - who is @RavishlyDotCom - With Evan Morgenstern @EvanJm02

    We obviously have a sponsor. The name of our sponsor is @RavishlyDotCom The reason we are talking about this SO much is that we are extremely excited. We would also like to thank Aura Bishop, Director of Promotions, for our podcast. In this episode, I call Lens Crafters and ask them to sponsor them. They don't know a lot of things. But they tell us that I can get glasses in an hour, they have lab coats and a lab and Luxottica owns it. Also, they do not carry my favorite brand of glasses called Legre. Does that sound French? Follow Evan @Evanjm02. I am afraid that Darren is sad that he has not been a guest on our podcast. But we need to get him on and spur the success of that podcast - The Virgin Chronicles.

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    I Feel High But I'm Not - Joni Edelman @RavishlyDotCom

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Joni Edelman. She is a beautiful person who I have written for at Joni and I talk about psych meds, the word "fuck," the weirdest love story you will ever hear in your life and exes. Ravishly is now proudly sponsoring my podcast. Evan and I are so thrilled. Follow Joni @JoniBoloney on Twitter. Follow Ravishly @RavishlyDotCom.

    Awkward third person bio: Joni M. Edelman is a body-positive feminist, wife, mom of five, editor in chief at ravishly(dot)com, (sometimes) RN.

    You can find her relevant, relatable writing around the Internet. Subject matter addressed includes, but is not limited to: body positivity, parenting, mental health, cake.

    Joni has appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Rachael Ray Show, Weekend Sunrise Australia, Canada AM, and Sirius Radio. You can read Joni's writing in The Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Scary Mommy, Buzzfeed, other less important places.

    Studies suggest the likelihood of you being bored to tears is rapidly approaching 93%, which is both understandable and expected.

    Actual bio: Greetings and good day. I'm Joni, a body-positive feminist, wife, mom of 5, and editor in chief at ravishly(dot)com. I write the things I want to read. I aspire to inspire.

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    Sex with Evan in Montana?

    Donate money to Evan and Sarah to get us a hotel in Montana. We will have a good story for you if you do that. or Paypal

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    Nothing Train To Nowhere - Sarah Fader- Finale - Read by Joy Pearson

    Part 4- Finale- of The Nothing Train to Nowhere is a short story by Sarah Fader. Julia doesn't know what her real name is. She doesn't know where Nowhere is, but she is about to find out as she escapes the pigeons. She discovers who she is on the Nothing Train to Nowhere.

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    The Nothing Train to Nowhere - Sarah Fader - Part 3- Read by Bill Friday

    Part 3 of The Nothing Train to Nowhere is a short story by Sarah Fader. Julia doesn't know what her real name is. She doesn't know where Nowhere is, but she is about to find out as she escapes the pigeons. She discovers who she is on the Nothing Train to Nowhere.

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    Nothing Train To Nowhere -Sarah Fader- Part Two Read by Joy Pearson

    Part 2 of The Nothing Train to Nowhere is a short story by Sarah Fader. Julia doesn't know what her real name is. She doesn't know where Nowhere is, but she is about to find out as she escapes the pigeons. She discovers who she is on the Nothing Train to Nowhere.

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    Supporting People to Find Their Own Paths - With Sera Davidow

    Sera Davidow has been a part of The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community's leadership team since the RLC's conception in 2007. She is also a founding member of the Hearing Voices USA Board of Directors, a filmmaker, and a regular blogger for Mad in America, as well as a mother of two. Sera identified as a survivor of trauma including traumatic experiences both within and out of the mental health system. Read her blog at

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    Evan Shoos Away His Wife With Statia Manger

    We don't actually know what this episode is about. There's a lot of ADHD references, complaints about society and the blogging world. We also discuss a man who hid inside a woman's couch. Statia Manger is a hilarious person and I love her. Follow her @OriginalStatia on Twitter. Evan is my Amazon Boyfriend - follow him @EvanJm02 on everything including Twitter.

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    Time Problems With Evan Morgenstern

    Evan and I rush to make an episode happen. There's a hole in my tooth and I don't want to die. Follow him @Evanjm02 everywhere - twitter, facebook or Instagram.

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    Rosh Hashannah Failures

    Evan and I are bad Jews. We also want to create a situation where Evan gets to review Ceasar Salads all across Brooklyn and Manhattan. We discuss male and female razors.

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    Techological MacGyvers With Evan Morgenstern

    Evan and I are across the country from each other. We don't know how many miles because we are Jews. We DO know how to use FaceTime because Skype failed us. Today has been a bad day, except that Evan made it better.

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    Foot Problems and Text-o-Phobia With Evan Morgenstern

    Evan and I talk about texting and when to end a conversation, preferably with emojis, so that it isn't awkward. Evan has an arthritic toe and probably needs surgery. Podiatrist is a magical word. Evan can be found on Twitter @Evanjm02 . Listen to The Virgin Chronicles on iTunes.

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    The Future is Unknown

    Evan and I talk about Northern State, the female rap trio from Long Island. We don't know why, but the people at Warby Parker are obviously all on Prozac.

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    Hair Care With Erez Shek

    Erez and I talk bipolar things and he has no hair but a great personality. Isreali people are not rude, they are in a rush. "They were in a desert for many years." - Erez. Follow him here:

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    Evan Gave Blood Today

    Sarah has a problem with compulsive texting. Evan advises her and talks about his lack of blood; he is O positive. We've realized that we are Libras with O positive blood types and both born in 1979.

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    Evan Gave Blood Today

    Sarah has a problem with compulsive texting. Evan advises her and talks about his lack of blood; he is O positive. We've realized that we are Libras with O positive blood types and both born in 1979.

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    It's Not Your Journey- With Rebecca Lombardo

    In the summer of 2013, Rebecca faced one of the biggest struggles of her life. After losing both her mom to lung cancer in 2008, and her brother to an accident (on her birthday) in 2011, she felt as if she was drowning. Her physical health continued to deteriorate, and the migraines that were once just a nuisance became a constant. They would sometimes last 6-7 days at a time and were cause for countless trips to the emergency room.

    Trying to pick up the pieces of her life after her mother’s death, she attempted to work a couple of retail positions, but found that she was just unable to work due to her condition. Her depression was just too much to take and she fell apart. She knew there was no way she was going to come back on her own this time. She attempted to take her life and was hospitalized against her will in a horrible place. ​ Rebecca was released the first week in July. Her PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief were overwhelming, so she decided to begin writing again. When the words began to flow easier and easier, she decided that she would be willing to turn it into a blog. She hoped others could see her struggle and know that it’s a vicious cycle, but it can be overcome. She desperately wanted it to help her get past all the trauma of these experiences. As her writing went on, she would receive more and more feedback from total strangers, sometimes in other countries, that would thank her for telling her story. They were grateful that because of her, they were now able to get help. ​ On August 23, 2015, It’s Not Your Journey was released on Feeling accomplished and proud, Rebecca now hopes to go on and help an even broader audience. Rebecca is now an advocate for mental health, a blogger for the Huffington Post and a podcast host. ​ She will celebrate 15 years of an incredibly happy marriage on August 3, 2016

    Follow her on Twitter @BekaLombardo

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    How OCD Are You?

    In this episode, we talk about how we don't want to be needy but we still need people to respond to us. The OCD quizzes are disingenuous; not everyone who THINKS they have OCD actually has this mental illness. Also, you can donate to us here:

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    Hope is Dope - With Chris Boutté

    Chris is the author of Hope: How I Overcame Depression Anxiety and Addiction. You can follow this excellent person on Twitter @TheReWiredSoul.

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    Chicks And ADHD - With Mark Wilson M.D

    As a pediatric and general psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist/psychiatrist, I approach the assessment and care of my clients with depth and breadth, incorporating a systems approach (assessing and treating the systems of school and work, peers, romantic partners, families, parents, etc) as well as an eclectic individual approach based primarily in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but incorporating a number of cognitive-behavioral and relaxation techniques, as well as interpersonal and dialectical behavior therapy techniques. @markwwilsonmd

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    Shame and Anxiety - With Melissa A. Woods

    Melissa A Woods is the author of Getting Past Anxiety, an inspirational novel to reclaim your life (Aviva Publishing, 2017), and published works from the University of Washington Memoir Anthology of Writing (University of Washington, 2013). She holds a BA in Fine Arts with a minor in photography from Seattle University and a certificate of Memoir from the University of Washington. Her passion to help others led to a successful practice as a Licensed Massage Practitioner for over twenty years aiding people with anxiety. “I could relate to the client while on my table,” she has said. “I wanted to help them heal.” Melissa has had personal experiences with anxiety disorder. “I feel people’s pain and I know what it’s like to walk in their shoes,” she said. Her book, Getting Past Anxiety will inspire and motivate the reader to take action to overcome anxiety and reclaim their life. She resides in Los Angeles and Seattle with her family. Follow her on Twitter @Melissa_A_Woods

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    #WorkWithToday With Katie Klaubusich

    We are talking about #WorkWithToday as mental health awareness hashtag that encourages people to share their experiences with embracing the right now. Join us on Twitter sharing what your today is like! Katie Klabusich is a contributing writer for The Establishment and host of The Katie Speak Show on Netroots Radio. Her work can also be found at Rolling Stone, The Toast, Rewire, and Bitch Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @Katie_Speak.

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    Trying to Get to New York - With Darick Taylor

    Darick is a literary studies major at The New School in NYC, or he hopes to be starting in August 2017. He is a writer and has been featured on Stigma Fighters and the OCH Literary Society. Follow him on Twitter @Taylck

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    Loneliness - With Samara

    It's human to be lonely, yet there is shame in it. We are "supposed" to seek out the company of other humans. I want to address the real feelings of isolation and loneliness without shame or guilt. If you are lonely out there, I salute you.

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    How Do We Get Corporate Sponsors? With Evan Morgenstern

    We haven't gotten a corporate sponsor...yet. In this episode, we speculate on who could potentially give us money. Some options include prescription drug companies, Lindsay Lohan (also welcome to be a guest), Purell, Angry Orchard Cider, and not Wellbutrin.

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    The Misfits- With Brandon Ha

    Brandon Ha is the Creative Director at Break Yo Stigma, a social media campaign focused on breaking the shameful stigma of mental illness. Inspired to create change in the mental health community from his own personal experience living with bipolar disorder, he seeks to end the shame preventing many people all over the world from seeking proper mental health care. Brandon currently collaborates with Bay Area mental health organizations including NAMI Santa Clara County and Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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    From Counselor to Advocate - With Sheila O'Donnell

    Sheila is a support worker and social work student turned mental health patient. She is embracing irony. She is a blogger and a mother who is passionate about fighting stigma She is occasionally funny and lives with bipolar disorder type II and PTSD

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    Borderline Personality Disorder - With Dr. April Foreman

    Dr. April Foreman is a licensed psychologist serving veterans. She treats Borderline Personality Disorder. She is an awesome human being and we only used the word "fuck" three times in the episode.

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    What Not to Say About Mental Illness and Cartoon Analysis - With Aaron Smith

    From Aaron: My name is Aaron J. Smith (aka CulturalSavage). I am in my thirties, a father, a writer, Jesus obsessed, a dreamer, and kind of a mess.

    I spent most of my 20’s focusing on church activities and doing things I loved to do: helping people think better about Jesus, the Bible, faith, and church. At some point, I got burned out, cynical, and began to question if the way we do church really makes sense. Now I’m kind of in a weird post-evangelical spiritual wilderness where I’m dissatisfied with the church but hungry for God.

    When I was 28, I was diagnosed Bipolar 2. I write about what a life with a mental illness looks like. I’m an advocate for removing the stigma of mental health. I’ve been featured on HuffPost live to talk about living with a mental illness and spoke in 2014 and 2015 at the Shattering Stigma conference.

    I’ve been blogging for 10 years or so and am in the process of writing my first full-length book. I currently am featured in Father Factor, StigmaFighters Anthology (Volume 1), and was a staff writer for Bedlam Magazine. I am also a contributor to The Good Men Project. Follow him @CulturalSavage on Twitter.

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    Perfectly Hidden Depression - With Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a clinical psychologist, who has practiced for over twenty years in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Since 2012, her work has been found on her own website ( , where her eBook, “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy” is available for free download. She’s the current mental health columnist for Midlife Boulevard, writes an advice column on Vibrant Nation, and hosts a regular FB Live video session on depression for The Mighty. Her expertise can also be found on The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Psychology Today, and The Gottman Blog. Dr. Margaret has recently launched a podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford, where you can listen to her direct and down-to-earth advice.

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    GMP Suicide Chat - With Michael Kasdan

    Michael Kasdan is an IP attorney, Adjunct Prof @NYULaw, Dir. Special Projects @GoodMenProject, Dad, coach, teacher/student. He is interested in social justice, startups, writing & sports. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelKasdan. Read his writing at

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    Side Real Catalyst - With Abbie Zebrowski

    Abbie is a published writer and poet who creates with passion and conviction. She doesn’t shy away from the truth and often writes about her personal journey with depression and anxiety. Abbie is a fierce mental health advocate determined to promote awareness and fight stigmas.

    You can find Abbie’s work on The Good Men Project, Stigma Fighters, The Lithium Chronicles, HastyWords, and The Seeker’s Dungeon. @orr_ab on Twitter.

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    Sexy Time - With Lisa Davis

    Lisa is the host/producer of a podcast called Talk Healthy Today. It is a show created by AIM Media (Clean Eating Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Better Nutrition Magazines and more!)

    It airs on RadioMD, iHeart Radio Talk, TuneIn, Stitcher,iTunes, UberRadio, and TalkStreamLive. Lisa is also the host and producer of It's Your Health on 2 NPR and several commercial stations. Follow her on Twitter @healthmediagal1

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    Cold Calls to Dad - With Evan Morgenstern

    Evan and Sarah call Sarah's dad to ask for her bat mitzvah photo album. Other than that we don't know what happened. Tune in and find out. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evanjm02 and on his podcast The Virgin Chronicles.

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    Music Wife - With Erika Reva - Debunking DID

    Erika is a writer and photographer who's spent her life working in the arts in some capacity. Working hard with different people, groups and organizations globally spreading awareness about Mental Illness. Personal goals: ~End the Stigma surrounding mental health. ~Eat cupcakes ~Save as many ferrets as possible. ~Spread awareness in regards to Chronic illnesses and Dissociative disorders. Follow them on Twitter @TheWeInMe

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    Free Tayco - With Tayco

    Taylor Nicole is a young author and mental health and foster care advocate based out of New England. Taylor is the author of the memoir Free Tayco. Find her on Follow her @TaycoWrites on Twitter.

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    We're Fucked (with the Backstreet Boys) - and Jason Mayo

    Jason Mayo is a blogger, writer, TV production person, author, and amazing friend. Sometimes we eat hamburgers together and he is also Jewish. One time he made a YouTube video showcasing The Sony Dream Machine alarm clock circa 1984. @Outnumberedisme on Twitter.

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    Crafting and Anxiety

    I started AK Kerani as a 19-year-old freshman in college. Though at first it was just a platform to sell knit goods I had been working on, I watched, sometimes behind the scenes, as it became a revolution. I live each day with the hope of making the dark days of those around me better and believe with all my heart that mental health is a universal pursuit.

    In my spare time, I can be found writing songs at the keyboard, jetting off on long runs, out on the town with friends, relaxing with family in New York City or Texas or laughing. I'm grateful to my entire team at AK Kerani and my passion and dream is to continue to take the company to new heights! Follow her on Twitter @AKKerani Find her crafts on

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    Show Up - With Peter Michael Marino

    Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based performer, producer, writer, director and teacher. He is the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T*ts”, Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out”, and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” David Mills: Shame!, Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” More info at:

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    The Formerly Anxious Dietitian Who Helps People Lose Weight The Right Way - With Michelle Shapiro

    Going into her senior year in high school, 5’ 9” Michelle Shapiro weighed 240 lbs. The recommended weight range for a 5’ 9” woman is 144 - 176 lbs.

    Michelle lost 60 lbs. in 6 months by starving her body with 500 calories a day. Today, she is 26 years old, and ultimately ended up losing a total of 80+ lbs. to get to her current weight range of 155-157 lbs.

    Dealing with the side affects has been an 18-month process with the help of Dr. Rob Kachko, a licensed naturopathic physician, as her coach.

    Today, Michelle is a Registered, New York State-certified Dietitian who specializes in hormonal issues and weight loss, nutritional counseling, food intolerance, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes prevention and treatment, and heart disease.

    Michele’s story could help readers understand the dark side of weight loss. And the deep psychological affects. Especially the countless health providers who said she was simply depressed and dealt with the problem with a myriad of pharmaceuticals.

    It was not until she found a way to repair her metabolism that her anxiety and depression was in check.

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    Serial Killers and Drinking on Meds- With Evan Morgenstern

    Evan and I discuss serial killers, The Road Less Travelled, OCD, and pot. Is Evan a serial killer? You tell us. Follow him @Evanjm02 on Twitter. And listen to The Virgin Chronicles on ITunes and Soundcloud. Please sponsor us. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs for everyone.

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    WIn The War With Your Mind - With Gabe Berman

    Gabe Berman is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly endorsed by Deepak Chopra, and after a 25 year battle with anxiety, sadness, and not-enoughness, he woke up. Now, thankfully, he's teaching people to win the war with their mind. Complete, true, enlightenment.

    Easily. In one phone session.

    and you can find my books here:

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    Fractals, Mania, and Acid With Laurel Roth Patton

    Laurel Roth Patton has been published in anthologies including Stigma Fighters Anthology Vol. 2 and First-Class Times, and in the journal Teacher Librarian: "Karaoke in the Library," an idea inspired by an unplanned karaoke performance while manic. An education junkie, she holds an MFA, MLIS, and a BA in Jungian Interpretations of World Creation Myths. Laurel is furiously polishing her memoir of mania, Too Marvelous For Words, which chronicles the wonder, horror, and absurdity of mania.

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    Bipolar Superhero with Lance Burson

    Lance Burson is a writer and comedian living with four women in Atlanta. He is the author of two books available on Amazon and Follow him on Twitter @LanceBurson.

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    New York Makes Me Anxious

    Living in New York City makes me anxiety worse. I want to move to Portland, OR.

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    Bipolar Buddies With Gabe Howard

    Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer, mental health activist, and sought-after speaker and educator. He is the recipient of the 2014 Mental Health America Norman Guitry Award, placed second in Health Central’s LiveBold competition, was a 2015 WEGO Health Awards Finalist in the Health Activist Category, received a Best of the Web – Blog award, and was a 2014 Mental Health Hero.

    In his writing, speaking, and in life, Gabe is direct, charismatic, and approachable. He loves interacting with people and he discusses the serious topic of mental illness with the right blend of education and entertainment.

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    Anxious in BK With Stef Ploof

    Stef Ploof is an anxious cat mother of four and computer geek living in Brooklyn. She despises skim milk and cancels plan frequently.

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    Is Big Bird Schizophrenic?

    In this solo episode, I speculate as to whether or not Big Bird has paranoid schizophrenia.

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    Working It Bipolar Style - With H.M. Jones

    H.M. Jones is the award-winning author of Monochrome, a NIEA and B.R.A.G Medallion dark fantasy about depression, motherhood, and self-worth. She is also a mental health blogger, featured on HuffPost Women, Stigma Fighters, Feminine Collective and other wonderful sites. Her fiction writing ranges from poetry to science fiction and anywhere in between. In her real-life time, she is the mother of two children, three chickens, one mutt and one chubby cat. She is also the wife of Mr. Jones, who is her rock. You can find out more about her on twitter @HMJonesWrites and

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    The Lithium Chronicle - Nicole Lyons

    cole Lyons is a force of nature disguised as a writer, a social activist, a voice for the downtrodden, and a powerful poet with a delicate touch. She is a published author and poet featured in the books Feminine Collective’s RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I, Love Notes From Humanity; The Lust, Love, & Loss Collection, and Stigma Fighters Anthology Volume One. Her essays and poetry have also been featured in Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, The Mighty, The OCH Literary Society, Anti-Heroin Chic, Sidereal Catalyst, and OTV Magazine.

    With an official release date of April 18, 2017, HUSH, her first collection of poetry is available for preorder now in the FC bookstore: HERE

    Nicole was inducted into The Mental health Writer’s Guild in 2015 for her work on The Lithium Chronicles, Psych Central, The Mighty, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

    Nicole is a speaker and event coordinator with a Canadian nonprofit that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention in children and teens, and she lives a good life in beautiful British Columbia with her brilliant daughters an amazing husband. From a sunny porch in downtown BHV, Nicole is enjoying a glass of wine, and working on her second collection of poetry. Follow her on Twitter @LithChronicles

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    Pot For PTSD - With Jessie Gill

    Jessie Gill, RN is a cannabis nurse and writer with a background in holistic health and hospice. After suffering a spinal injury, she reluctantly became a medical marijuana patient then quickly transitioned into an advocate. Her site, combines science with personal insight to educate and combat the stigma against marijuana users. She’s been featured on Viceland and bylines include GoodHousekeeping, Cosmopolitan, MSN, and more. Follow her @Marijuana_Mommy on Twitter.

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    Allie Burke - Queen of The Surreal

    Allie Burke is the best-selling author of eight literary publications including the acclaimed Paper Souls, the first entry into "sick-lit" of its kind. Her writing has been called defiant and brutally honest, earning her the title "The Queen of the Surreal" by critics all over the world.

    A Paranoid Schizophrenia survivor, Allie is Executive Director of the 501C3 non-profit organization Stigma Fighters. She is the founder of the OCH Literary Society. She has been featured in Women's Health Magazine and VICE. In her spare time, she eats gluten-free pizza with her cat. Follow her @AllieBurkeBooks on Twitter. Learn more about OCH at Learn about Stigma Fighters at

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    Anxiously Taking Risks With Kim and Nina

    Kim Perkins is a doctoral candidate in positive organizational psychology who conducts leadership training for science, tech and arts organizations, large and small. She’s also a writer, coach, Burning Man organizer, and former professional athlete. Find her at and on Twitter, @imperativeform. Nina Rubin is a Life Coach with a Gestalt approach (a here and now perspective). Formally trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Nina now enjoys working with individuals and groups on projects, self-growth and next steps. She is an avid baker and cook, and loves taking mini adventures. You can read Nina’s blog and learn about her work at

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    Inevitably Avitable

    An internationally touring comedian who became a viral sensation across the globe, Adam Heath Avitable demonstrates to audiences everywhere why The Chive calls him one of the Top 25 Comics to Watch, and why he was called “Perhaps the Funniest Man in Orlando” by the Orlando Business Journal. From George Takei to Ashton Kutcher, everyone’s talking about Avitable. The author of the best-selling humor book “Interviews with Dead Celebrities”, he has earned a reputation as a “wickedly sharp writer, dark and funny, twisted in all the right ways.” Follow him on Twitter @Avitable

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    Effexor is The Divorce Drug -With Rosemond Perdue

    Rosemond is lifestyle/divorce blogger. She has been sharing tales of divorce, dating and life after divorce since 2014. When she is not writing, she enjoys lying in the fetal possession and obsessing about her hair. Follow her journey at or follow her on Twitter @RoundItRosie

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    Steve Austin - Self Care For The Wounded Soul

    Steve is a motivational speaker and life coach, specializing in self-care, faith, mental health, suicide prevention, and messy grace. He is offering FREE 20 minutes Self Care Coaching sessions! Sign up here:

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    Amazon Boyfriend

    Evan Morgenstern and I talk about mental health, vaginas, pancakes (briefly) and Amazon.

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