Ep. 108 - Alexia Fast: Choosing to Share Her Story with a Bipolar Diagnosis as an Actor
Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness
by Mequell Buck
5d ago
Mequell and Adam are joined by the incredibly lovely actor Alexia Fast to talk about her experience living with a bipolar diagnosis. She shares why she has recently chosen to be public with her story and what it has looked like for her in the movie industry. She is charming and gracious and after listening to her episode, you will fall in love with her too, just like we did. Follow her at @purealexiafast on Instagram Alexia is an ambassador for the Stigma Free Society --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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Ep. 107 - Dr. Kim Buck, PhD, LPC, CCS, CSAT: Prodependence vs Codependence
Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness
by Mequell Buck
5d ago
Mequell and Adam are joined by Dr. Kim Buck, PhD, LPC, CCS, CSAT Yes, that's a lot of acronyms but she's a whole lotta awesome so that checks out. She talks about the new direction of counseling with a prodependent focus instead of a codependent one. She discusses what healthy boundaries look like and how to support someone in crisis. Go listen! You are going to realize quickly that "a whole lotta awesome" is a massive understatement. https://familystrategies.org/kim-buck/ https://www.amazon.com/Practicing-Prodependence-Alternative-Codependency-Treatment-ebook/dp/B09YWPDSG6 --- Send in a voice ..read more
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Ep. 106 - Kevin & Margaret Hines
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by Mequell Buck
1M ago
Mequell and Adam are joined by Kevin & Margaret Hines for their first ever "couples double date" on the podcast. It did a not disappoint. We hit the jackpot convincing Margaret to join us on the podcast along with Kevin and we absolutely love her humor and pragmatism. She offers some extremely insightful advice on how to thrive as a couple and truly become teammates battling against the illness and winning. Kevin survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. He was one of 0.1% of people to miraculously survive the jump. He travels around the world delivering his ..read more
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Ep. 105 - Points of Gratitude (next week is the Angry Episode)
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by Mequell Buck
3M ago
Mequell and Adam spend the episode talking about things they've been grateful for this year. Hint: the AMAZING listeners are top on the list. Thank you to all of you! Much Love xoxo Mequell and Adam mentalillnesswarrior.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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Ep. 104 - Not PRO Meds necessarily, just Anti NOT Meds
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by Mequell Buck
3M ago
Mequell and Adam go through the whole discussion of why they landed on meds. (For a revisit of all the other avenues they tried refer to Ep. 5: Sifting through Treatment Options). Even though they are solidly in the camp that medication is required for her management, there are people who are able to maintain stability and manage using different treatment options. The key is to WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS! No one should be making the decision to go on or off meds unless working with a psychiatrist. Aaaand the main reason Mequell and Adam are so loud with beating the medication drum is because it s ..read more
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Ep. 103 - Jen Hilderbrand: Hope Gives Gala!!!
Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness
by Mequell Buck
4M ago
Mequell and Adam are joined for a few precious minutes by the amazing Jen Hilderbrand as she prepares for the 3rd Annual Hope Gives Gala. Kevin Hines, Golden Gate Bridge suicide survivor and filmmaker, will be the featured speaker for this years event. In 2016, Mental Health America awarded Kevin their highest honor, The Clifford W. Beers Award for his efforts to improve the lives of and attitudes toward people with mental illnesses. To say we are giddy with excitement would be a massive understatement. We are so privileged to work with the incredible foundation Hope Gives and to have the oppo ..read more
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Ep. 102 - Why Ask For Help? What Should I Say?
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by Mequell Buck
5M ago
Mequell and Adam talk about the benefits of letting people in and site the 988 Suicide Hotline for examples of what you can say to ask for help. It takes way too much energy trying to hide how we're really doing and also takes away others ability to truly help us. Asking may not be as hard as you think. https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/ mentalillnesswarrior.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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Ep. 100 - What Suicide Attempt Survivors Wish their Families Knew
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by Mequell Buck
5M ago
Mequell and Adam share from the Advocacy for Change Project things that suicide attempt survivors wish their families knew. Some of them might surprise you! Tune in to hear ways that we can show love after a suicide attempt and ways that society sometimes shames those reaching out for help. https://mentalillnesswarrior.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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Ep. 98 - What Role do Life Coaches Play in the Mental Illness World?
Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness
by Mequell Buck
6M ago
Mequell and Adam address a frequently asked question about what role do life coaches play in the mental illness world? There is no substitute for qualified, licensed and experienced professionals when dealing with something as serious and nuanced as mental illness and the stakes are too high to be wrong. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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Ep. 97 - Paris Scobie - The Importance of Tracking
Mequell Buck: Thriving with Mental Illness
by Mequell Buck
6M ago
Mequell and Adam are joined by Paris Scobie, host of the Live Well Bipolar Podcast and author of Crooked Illness, for an incredible discussion. Paris shares her own story of her bipolar diagnosis and the work that she put in to become stable and happy. She's a rockstar y'all!!! https://www.instagram.com/livewellbipolar/ https://mentalillnesswarrior.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mequell-buck/message ..read more
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