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Mental Health for Real People

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Episodes

Episode 248: Getting Personal Responding to My Own Journal Prompts

4/16/2021
Hello, friends! In this episode, I do something a little different and get personal as I answer a bunch of the prompts from my 100 free journal prompts from my upcoming Hardcore Self Help Workbook! Download my 100 free journal prompts right here! Sponsor: This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Bulldog Online. Bulldog Continue Reading The post Episode 248: Getting Personal Responding to My Own Journal Prompts appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:03:10:00

Episode 247: Health Anxiety During a Pandemic & Suicidality in Children

4/9/2021
Hello, friends. In this episode, I offer my advice on two very important questions. The first examines approaches to help combat health anxiety during the pandemic, while the second looks at how you can support a child who is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Hello Doctor Duff! I am writing to you from Norway. I have been Continue Reading The post Episode 247: Health Anxiety During a Pandemic & Suicidality in Children appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:48:16

Episode 246: Are Trauma Details Necessary in Therapy & Supporting Someone with BPD

4/2/2021
Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer two super important questions relating to whether it is necessary to talk about trauma details in depth in therapy, the worry of upsetting your therapist, and supporting someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. Back story: someone had a friend that they lost touch with. In the meantime they had Continue Reading The post Episode 246: Are Trauma Details Necessary in Therapy & Supporting Someone with BPD appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:30:38

Episode 245: Working Through a Complicated Break Up Alone & Confidentiality in Therapy

3/26/2021
Hello, Friends! In this episode, I answer a single listener question that has two parts. The first tackles the break-up of a relationship and working through this alone, while the second part takes a look at confidentiality in the world of therapy and finding a therapist that suits you. I have two questions for the Continue Reading The post Episode 245: Working Through a Complicated Break Up Alone & Confidentiality in Therapy appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 244: “Accidental” Overdose & Becoming a Psychologist with Bipolar

3/19/2021
Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer two really important questions that tackle issues surrounding suicidality, talking to your loved ones about your mental health, and becoming a Psychologist with Bipolar. This past week I was hospitalized for an “accidental “ overdose. I did accidentally take 600 mg of an XR medication. (Forgot I had Continue Reading The post Episode 244: “Accidental” Overdose & Becoming a Psychologist with Bipolar appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:31:57

Episode 243: Exploring Bisexuality in Marriage & Postpartum Anxiety During COVID

3/12/2021
Hello, friends! This is an interesting Q&A session where I offer my advice on two personal questions relating to exploring your sexuality when you’re married, and coping with postpartum anxiety and feelings of anger during COVID. Hey Robert, I hope you’re doing well. I’m a new listener and am writing to you about issues I’ve Continue Reading The post Episode 243: Exploring Bisexuality in Marriage & Postpartum Anxiety During COVID appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:50:17

Episode 242: Not Getting Better Fast Enough, COVID Financial Worries, Working on Yourself During Breakup

3/5/2021
Hello, friends! In this episode, I sit down and tackle a few listener questions relating to both varying and important topics including the worry that your psychiatrist will terminate their help if you don’t get better fast enough, heightened financial worries during COVID, and working on yourself during time out from your relationship. Will a Continue Reading The post Episode 242: Not Getting Better Fast Enough, COVID Financial Worries, Working on Yourself During Breakup appeared first on...

Duration:00:32:22

Episode 241: Coping with Loneliness & Negative Self Perceptions and Insecurities

2/26/2021
Hello, friends! In this episode, I take two important questions from listeners of the podcast and offer my advice for combatting loneliness, especially during the pandemic, and dealing with personal insecurities and negative self-beliefs within your relationship. Hi Duff, I’m a 32-y-o female with diagnoses of all the mental health things (anxiety/OCD/depression/binge eating/insomnia). I used Continue Reading The post Episode 241: Coping with Loneliness & Negative Self Perceptions and...

Duration:00:52:14

Episode 240: What I’ve Been Up To Lately

2/19/2021
Hey, everyone! In this episode, I take a step back to catch up with you all and talk about what I’ve been up to lately. I also want to give a shout out to Giving Voice to Depression, an awesome non-profit organisation that I am proud to be on the board for, Despite the pandemic, Continue Reading The post Episode 240: What I’ve Been Up To Lately appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:52:01

Episode 239: Collective PTSD, No-Showing Therapy, Caregiving with Anxiety, Depression Options

2/12/2021
Hello, friends. In this episode, I sit down and hit into a rapid-fire Q&A session. I offer advice on a selection of topics including collective PTSD, caregiving with anxiety, options for clinical depression, and what to do when you’re avoiding therapy. I’ve had PTSD from a very young age. IDK how I feel about “collective Continue Reading The post Episode 239: Collective PTSD, No-Showing Therapy, Caregiving with Anxiety, Depression Options appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:07:50

Episode 238: Support Group Problems & Grad School Doubts

2/5/2021
Hello, friends! This is an interesting Q&A episode where I take a look at two super important questions relating to problems that can be associated with support groups and group therapy, and coping with anxiety, depression and doubts in Grad School. So in the past few months I’ve been trying to get educated on my Continue Reading The post Episode 238: Support Group Problems & Grad School Doubts appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:05:55

Episode 237: 20 Tips to Help You Focus

1/29/2021
Hello, friends! This is a Q&A come deep dive episode where I tackle a single question that focuses on ADHD. I offer my advice and provide some top tips for improving attention and productivity. So I did really well with your anxiety and depression books. I have bipolar disorder and anxiety. But I also have Continue Reading The post Episode 237: 20 Tips to Help You Focus appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:04:24:56

Episode 236: Mental Health within Couples & Coping with the Winter Blues

1/22/2021
Hello, friends! In this Q&A, I tackle two interesting listener questions relating to couples who both go through dips in their mental wellness at the same time, and coping with the winter blues and what you can do to help yourself feel better! I was wondering if you could offer some advice on couples who Continue Reading The post Episode 236: Mental Health within Couples & Coping with the Winter Blues appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:25:30

Episode 235: My Wife Gets Real about Psychiatry Frustrations

1/15/2021
Hi, friends! This is the first episode with Joelle on in the new year. A LOT has happened since she was last on the show. We get cozy on the couch and talk about everything from voluntary hospitalization to the journey of finding a psychiatrist. I have to be honest with you all that this Continue Reading The post Episode 235: My Wife Gets Real about Psychiatry Frustrations appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:09:08

Episode 234: Getting Through a Breakup

1/8/2021
Hello, friends! Happy New Year – welcome to the first episode of 2021! This is an episode inspired by a single question relating to breakups! Talking from recent experience, I offer my best advice to help get you through and process the emotional turmoil that can come with a breakup. Have you done a podcast Continue Reading The post Episode 234: Getting Through a Breakup appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:26:16

Episode 233: Rapid Fire Part 2 – Pandemic Alcoholism, All or Nothing Thinking, Bad Pharmacies, and More

12/17/2020
Hey, everyone! This week is basically a continuation of last week’s episode. I am not at the park this time, but I continue cracking away at the questions from our Facebook community in rapid fire fashion. Enjoy! Here are the questions that I cover in this episode, sent in from members of the private Hardcore Continue Reading The post Episode 233: Rapid Fire Part 2 – Pandemic Alcoholism, All or Nothing Thinking, Bad Pharmacies, and More appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:52:23

Episode 232: Rapid Fire Q&A – Sleep Apnea, Dating After Abuse, and More

12/10/2020
Hello, everyone! Today’s episode is a less prepared version of Q&A than I usually do. The house was a little chaotic, so I took a microphone and recorder to a local park, had a seat, and spontaneously answered some of your questions. All of the questions from today’s episode come from the private Hardcore Self Continue Reading The post Episode 232: Rapid Fire Q&A – Sleep Apnea, Dating After Abuse, and More appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:50:32

Episode 231: A guided meditation to get you through 2020

12/3/2020
Hello, friends. In this episode, I walk you through a calming meditation to help you get through the rest of the year. It has been designed to help you reconnect to the things that keep you going! There will be ad breaks in the main episode, but the full uninterrupted version is available for free Continue Reading The post Episode 231: A guided meditation to get you through 2020 appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:30:38

Episode 230: Distancing Yourself from Family & Grieving for a Much Loved Pet

11/26/2020
Hello, friends! This is a Q&A episode with two super important and interesting listener questions relating to coping with grief after losing a much-loved support dog, and being able to successfully distance yourself emotionally from family. Question from Instagram: My dog was a support dog. I rescued her 6 years ago and she has been Continue Reading The post Episode 230: Distancing Yourself from Family & Grieving for a Much Loved Pet appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:32:23

Episode 229: Never Setting Boundaries & How Much Better is Enough?

11/19/2020
Hello, friends. This is a super interesting Q&A which answers two important listener questions. The first relates to never setting personal boundaries, putting everyone first before yourself, and the second tackles the difficult question, how much better is enough? I’ve noticed that all descriptions of anxiety include the element of ‘rudeness’ – that people might Continue Reading The post Episode 229: Never Setting Boundaries & How Much Better is Enough? appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:31:40