On a very special episode of Mental Health Moment we are joined by Emily’s sister Jenny (also a social worker) and Felix Salazar. Felix tells his story of his wife who completed suicide about 5 years ago. Felix recounts the pain and emotions of the suicide of a family member and what he learned in his grieving process. Learn how everyone has their own way of grieving and there’s no perfect recipe to the emotional rollercoaster of suicide. Felix helps us all understand how family members of those who have died by suicide deal with the grief by embracing the grief.
This week we tackle the important subject of eating disorders and body image with special guests Heather Litster and Camille Kennard. Heather tells her story of her emotions and fears in struggling with an eating disorder while Camille, a licensed therapist, shares her tips for creating a positive self image.
It’s part two of our discussion about feelings. Now that you know the purpose of feelings, learn about what to do with them. We talk finding the right time and place to stop and reconcile your emotions, what to do when your outward appearance doesn’t match your inner feelings, and increasing your emotional vocabulary.
What is the point of feelings? Wouldn’t it be better if we didn’t feel feelings at all? Sometimes the answer may seem like “yes” but feelings play an important role in what makes us human. This week we talk the purpose of feelings and why processing what you feel is a healthier alternative than avoiding them.
More about what makes a good therapist. While most therapists are good at what they do, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are all created equal. We talk about what working with a good therapist feels like and why a therapist that was a good fit for someone else might not be the right therapist for you.