Mental Health Moment 32: Your Brain Needs to Go to This Place

On today’s show we welcome author, musician, painter, and hypnotist Darren Griffin to share his remarkable story of mental illness and his unconventional path to wellness. Without any previous mental health diagnoses, a severe medication mishap resulted in his brain injury and several mental health conditions. Suddenly his previously clinical study of the mind and mental health became his reality. Listen in as we discuss the trials of dealing with depression, anxiety, memory loss, and hallucinations brought on a brain injury. More importantly we celebrate the triumph in forgiving your weaknesses and embracing your strengths.

Mental Health Moment 31: Cool, Where’s My Sandwich?

This week on MHM we discuss mental health in our marriages and relationships. We’re also happy to welcome a special guest, Emily’s friend Melanie, who shares her point of view and experiences from having an open marriage. Not to spoil the episode but it turns out there’s a lot the same no matter how you define your relationship. To that end we talk about communication, boundaries, insecurities, stressors, anxieties, and the sometime endless “what ifs” that accompany any happy union.