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Living with Depression

Living with Depression

June 10, 2019

Living with depression has been one of the biggest obstacles of my life. Even though I've learned to overcome the situations it comes with, you never forget your worst days and events. The days where even your favorite food or gift wouldn’t cause you to crack a smile. Sadly, many people think depression is just another way of saying you're feeling sad. This misconception can lead to a person not getting the help they need. That’s why I'm going to be talking about with this… thing that I've lived with for decades. Meet my unwanted partner, depression.

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"I'm Fine. Living with Depression by Jake Tyler" TedX Talk (Youtube)

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5 Activities That Make Me Happy

5 Activities That Make Me Happy

June 3, 2019

Life is full of problems and challenges. It can be something simple like a flat tire as you’re driving back home, or finding out a loved one has passed away. No matter how hard things may be, it’s important to have and recognize the things that make you happy, even on the worst days. These are the things that fill you up as you leave your home, ready for life's challenges. In this episode I’ll be talking about five things that keep me happy and looking forward to the future.

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31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health (MentalHealthAmerica.net)

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The List

The List

May 27, 2019

A pen and paper can be your best friends or your worst enemies. Writing what you're feeling requires tremendous honesty and in 2009 I spent countless hours writing a 20 page list of things that I did not like about myself and wanted to change. I still have this list and decided to begin sharing it with you. This is a very real episode as I'm honest about my struggles with depression a decade ago, so trigger warning for people that may feel uncomfortable hearing comments about suicide, anxiety and depression. 

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Write to yourself by using FutureMe.org

 

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Learning to Love Myself

Learning to Love Myself

May 20, 2019

There’s a saying about helping yourself before helping others and I believe it’s absolutely true. I didn’t who I was growing up because of my mental health challenges. I couldn’t look at myself in a mirror.

One thing I always craved was being able to interact with other people without looking and acting awkward, but I didn’t have anyone I could actually speak to. What I realized was that in order to get along with others I first had to learn to get along with myself.

May is #MentalHealthMonth, so let's share our stories to motivate others that recovery is possible. We can all live happy, healthy and productive lives.

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Grab a pen and paper, visit a comfortable location outside your home and write activities you would like to do by yourself!

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The Patient & Mental Health Stigma

The Patient & Mental Health Stigma

May 13, 2019

Being branded or labeled doesn't feel good, right? In this episode I share my opinions and experiences being labeled a "Mental Health Patient" and how those around me treated me differently once they found out I was diagnosed with mental health challenges.

May is #MentalHealthMonth, so let's share our stories to motivate others that recovery is possible. We can all live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Do you think this show can help support others in their road to wellness? If so, consider sharing and reviewing on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app.

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"What They Don't Tell You About Mental Illness" by Elizabeth Medina (TEDx Talk)

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Why Am I Happy to Fail?

Why Am I Happy to Fail?

May 5, 2019

It's the beginning of a new journey! In this debut episode I explain why I decided to name the Podcast "Happy to Fail". It's related to a disturbing goal from my past that I transformed into my daily motivation to achieve happiness. I also share the mental health challenges I was diagnosed with as a child, and what persuaded me to work on this show.

May is #MentalHealthMonth, so let's share our stories to motivate others that recovery is possible. We can all live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Do you think this show can help support others in their road to wellness? If so, consider sharing and reviewing on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app.

-- Recommended Resource --

"The State of Mental Health in America, 2018"

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Welcome to Happy to Fail

Welcome to Happy to Fail

April 17, 2019

Welcome to the Happy to Fail Podcast! In this show we'll defy the expectations that people living with mental health challenges can't live happy and productive lives. Episodes will focus on chapters of my life that made me who I am today: A supportive family member who loves to work and enjoys a strong cup of coffee in the morning. 

If you're ready to join me in this journey then subscribe to the Podcast feed. New episodes every Monday, beginning May 6th, 2019!