Ep 27: Graphic Memoir on Depression and Anxiety – Out Of The Woods, by Brent Williams

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(Replay – We will be back next week with recordings from our special LIVE episode!) Brent Williams joins us in studio all the way from New Zealand to talk about his beautiful, groundbreaking and inspiring graphic memoir: Out Of The Woods. Brent shares his journey with depression and anxiety as well as the struggles and lessons learned from sharing his story and writing this book. The book itself contains strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety and depression as well as capturing depression in a way that readers can relate to and understand. We talk finding the right therapist, the power of nature, elements of recovery, family, strength, friendship and so much more.

In one sentence Out of The Woods Is: “A graphic memoir to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety.”

For more information check out the Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

We highly recommend purchasing this book. You can order Out Of The Woods on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

We wrap up by discussing this article: 104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice: http://checkthesethings.com/104-year-old-japanese-doctor-recommends-14-healthy-pieces-advice/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk medications, side effects and traveling.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was the one that always had the answers, I was the strong one. So I was amazed when I couldn’t cope.”

“I just needed a therapist to hold me and let me cry for 3 months.”

“Adolescense is a cocktail for disaster.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re able to be honest about your emotions.”

“Unfortunately there’s not a quick or immediate way to get out of depression.”

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 52: Sobriety, Marijuana, Addiction, Family, The Eileen Lunzer Experience Part 2

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We’re recording again today from Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis with Joleen’s mom, Eileen Lunzer.  This episode Joleen and Eileen explore their relationship with each other, as well as their relationship with alcohol and addiction. They share stories and we ask questions and provide some insight into the journey to sobriety. We talk about the role alcohol plays in our lives and we talk about what defines an alcoholic. Eileen also talks about a new desire to try eating pot brownies and we talk about the slippery slope that marijuana can play in sobriety. We share some words of wisdom and we share our hope for a future where addiction isn’t stigmatized and is more understood.

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk about their awesome week working at ACME Comedy Club in Minneapolis! We had so much fun and have met so many amazing people. If you are new to the podcast this week and saw us at Acme WELCOME! Be sure to join our facebook page and facebook group. You can join the private group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540038079631032/

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Yeah, I love Taco Bell.”

“I tried edibles and it gave me anxiety and I didn’t have memories, so I don’t think you’re missing out on much.”

“Drinking gave me so much anxiety the next day! I was always wondering, what did I do? Who did I call? How did I get home?”

“From 90210: Give me your keys.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? What are your New Years Resolutions? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 51: Sobriety, Mental Health, Suicide, Faith, with Joleen’s mom, Eileen Lunzer

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We’re recording today from Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the one and only Eileen Lunzer! Eileen shares her path to sobriety and her mental health journey, as well as sharing her experiences being the mother to a child (Joleen) who was also dealing with addiction and depression. Eileen is open, honest and inspirational, as well as being a gosh darn delight! We may now know where Joleen gets her sense of humor from! We hope to have Eileen on again very soon, as this was such an important episode.

THE CHECK IN: Andy talks about presenting her first Marfan Webinar and Joleen talks about the huge loss her family has recently suffered and the unfortunate stigmas around addiction.

See Andy and Joleen at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis! June 26th-30th – Get your tickets here: https://acme-comedy-company-acme-comedy-company.seatengine.com/events/23538

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was Dianna Ross, and the Supremes!”

“She acts like she’s shy, but she loves the spotlight!”

“I love believing in faith, the afterlife and just not judging others.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? What are your New Years Resolutions? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 19: Fame, Family, Mental Health, with Jay Washington

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(Replay) Jay Washington is a rising star in the comedy and acting world. He is beloved in the industry as a happy, funny, outgoing performer. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but we find out that things aren’t always what they seem. Jay shares the pressures he faces as a black man to appear strong for his friends, family, and kids. He talks about some of the darkest moments in his life and how he has battled with severe depression and anxiety, stemming from the death of his mother at a young age. He shares how seeing a therapist and getting a diagnosis has been helping to change his life.

Also in this episode, Joleen shares some updates on her search for a depression and anxiety medication that works for her brain chemistry and some of the misconceptions around medications. Andy shares her fears about memory loss.

If you are having thoughts of suicide and need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and find help. For resources and contact information you can visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Memorable Moments:

“Do they have a Buzzfeed quiz, Are You Depressed?”

“How about in a perfect world, Tom Cruise doesn’t get to have an opinion about my life.”

“Who is this dude? I’m a regular black dude who just hangs around.”

“Everything I do, I do it for my kids.”

“Professionally I’m phenomenal. Personally, I’m a wreck.”

“I fought back tears like 4 times this episode!”

 

LINKS:

Do this research study and YOU earn $25 AND the podcast earns $25! Support our podcast here: impacthealth.io/dealwithit

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Jay Washington’s IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5013848/

Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjaywashington/

Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjaywashington

Jay’s Website: www.jaywashington.com

Listen to Jay’s Trusty Sidekick Podcast: http://www.trustysidekick.libsyn.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 27: Graphic Memoir – Out Of The Woods, by Brent Williams

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Brent Williams joins us in studio all the way from New Zealand to talk about his beautiful, groundbreaking and inspiring graphic memoir: Out Of The Woods. Brent shares his journey with depression and anxiety as well as the struggles and lessons learned from sharing his story and writing this book. The book itself contains strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety and depression as well as capturing depression in a way that readers can relate to and understand. We talk finding the right therapist, the power of nature, elements of recovery, family, strength, friendship and so much more.

In one sentence Out of The Woods Is: “A graphic memoir to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety.”

For more information check out the Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

We highly recommend purchasing this book. You can order Out Of The Woods on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

We wrap up by discussing this article: 104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice: http://checkthesethings.com/104-year-old-japanese-doctor-recommends-14-healthy-pieces-advice/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk medications, side effects and traveling.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was the one that always had the answers, I was the strong one. So I was amazed when I couldn’t cope.”

“I just needed a therapist to hold me and let me cry for 3 months.”

“Adolescense is a cocktail for disaster.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re able to be honest about your emotions.”

“Unfortunately there’s not a quick or immediate way to get out of depression.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

 

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
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Ep 19: Fame, Family, Mental Health, with Jay Washington

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Jay Washington is a rising star in the comedy and acting world. He is beloved in the industry as a happy, funny, outgoing performer. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but we find out that things aren’t always what they seem. Jay shares the pressures he faces as a black man to appear strong for his friends, family, and kids. He talks about some of the darkest moments in his life and how he has battled with severe depression and anxiety, stemming from the death of his mother at a young age. He shares how seeing a therapist and getting a diagnosis has been helping to change his life.

Also in this episode, Joleen shares some updates on her search for a depression and anxiety medication that works for her brain chemistry and some of the misconceptions around medications. Andy shares her fears about memory loss.

If you are having thoughts of suicide and need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and find help. For resources and contact information you can visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Memorable Moments:

“Do they have a Buzzfeed quiz, Are You Depressed?”

“How about in a perfect world, Tom Cruise doesn’t get to have an opinion about my life.”

“Who is this dude? I’m a regular black dude who just hangs around.”

“Everything I do, I do it for my kids.”

“Professionally I’m phenomenal. Personally, I’m a wreck.”

“I fought back tears like 4 times this episode!”

 

LINKS:

Do this research study and YOU earn $25 AND the podcast earns $25! Support our podcast here: impacthealth.io/dealwithit

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Jay Washington’s IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5013848/

Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjaywashington/

Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjaywashington

Jay’s Website: www.jaywashington.com

Listen to Jay’s Trusty Sidekick Podcast: http://www.trustysidekick.libsyn.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 14: Alex Stein updates us on the Therapist Challenge – Part 2

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We check in with Alex 4 weeks after he decided to see a therapist for the first time and we get the full scoop. (If you haven’t already, listen to episode 13 to get the beginning of the journey.) What did he learn, what fears did he have, what was surprising and how was it helpful? He goes over his entire process and explains what it was like from start to finish. We even talk waiting room etiquette including a technique called “Smile, nod, move on.” And we touch on fears and misconceptions and we also compare therapy to Catholic confessionals.

We begin the episode talking about gym class with health conditions. Joleen and Andy share embarrassing gym class stories and Andy shares her experience with special ed gym. Joleen shares how deep cleaning your carpets can affect anxiety and OCD. Alex and Joleen share how to hide sweaty hands.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

 

Memorable Moments:

“I want to be vulnerable too!”

“Be the fart girl you want to see in the world!”

“Don’t mess with me. I’ll barf in the drinking fountain!”

“It’s like when you have those really good talks with a friend, and you don’t feel guilty about putting things on them.”

“Sharing your experiences can and does help and inspire others.”

 

LINKS:

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Find a therapist near you: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

Follow Alex Stein on Twitter: @thisalexstein

Follow Alex Stein on Instagram: @thisalexstein

Alex’s website: www.alexsteincomedy.com

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

The Marfan Syndrome Support group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marfansyndrome/

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 13: Alex Stein takes the Therapist Challenge – Part 1

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Do you have a desire to see a therapist but are having a hard time taking the leap to schedule that first appointment? The unknown can be scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions and fears that people have about seeing a talk therapist. Today, we talk to Alex about his thoughts and fears, and we encourage him to take the therapist challenge and schedule an appointment. Alex agrees! And he plans to share his experiences to inspire others as well. Be sure to tune-in to the next episode for part 2 to see how it went!

Also in this episode: Andy tries her first kombucha! We talk bloody noses, the school nurse, and swim class. Joleen talks about the undesirable side effects of anti-depressants and shares what she’s recently been dealing with.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

We leave you with listener comments about depression medications and Kombucha.

 

Memorable Moments:

“I don’t want to pay for disappointment!”

“I know what the therapist is like, I’ve seen the Sopranos.”

“I like to move around and dance. Dance like a horse!”

 

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here.

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Find a therapist near you: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

Follow Alex Stein on Twitter: @thisalexstein

Follow Alex Stein on Instagram: @thisalexstein

Alex’s website: www.alexsteincomedy.com

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter: @dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram: @dealwithitpodcast
Like us on Facebook

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