The Challenges and Next Steps for Mental Health Advocacy

Have you listened to the Conquer Worry podcast on mental health advocacy yet? If not, I strongly urge you to check out the conversation Jay Coulter had with advocates Andy Behrman and Gabe Howard. Their discussion covered a number of the different challenges facing mental health advocacy and they talked about some potential solutions, or […]

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The Effectiveness of Mental Health Advocacy- Conquer Worry Podcast

Jay Coulter, mental health advocate and founder of Conquer Worry will be focusing on the effectiveness of mental health advocacy in his next podcast, and will be interviewing two other advocates, Andy “Electroboy” Berhman and Gabe Howard. It’s a topic that I’ve written about on this blog before, and I’m eager to hear what these three guys […]

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Podcast Episode 5: Heroes and Their Shortcomings

This week I talk about what happens when the people you look up to let you down. Here’s the link to the letter I mention in the episode and here’s a post I wrote a few months ago along similar lines.

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Podcast Episode 2! Friendship and Warning Signs

It’s a new episode of the podcast! And my first interview- I sat down with a good friend of mine to talk about our friendship, how it’s been impacted by my mental health issues and have a great discussion about warning signs and how to deal with people close to you who may be suffering.

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Paul’s Letters: Podcast Episode 1

The inaugural episode of the podcast is a little heavy- I recount the circumstances that got me started with this blog in the first place, tell the story about what happened leading up to my suicide attempt, and what comes next.

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Mindfulness Meditation for Treating Depression

I’ve found a great podcast on mindfulness meditation as a treatment for depression that I wanted to share: “Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy” from Mark Williams and Danny Penman. It covers some of the differences between mindfulness meditation and transcendental meditation (TM), how mindfulness is effective as a treatment based on what is known of neuroscience […]

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Podcasting, blogging and mental health

Commemorating ten years of podcasting Slate has published a few different pieces on the medium, including an interview with Marc Maron, a podcasting great and a favorite here at Paul’s Letters, as well as an article on how podcasts, including Maron’s, are helping us talk about mental health issues. As you can tell from the posts […]

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