Hi Guys, welcome back!

I’m not feeling great right now, so we get straight into the news. In honor of World Bipolar Day (March 30, 2019), my news story is all about the use of antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar disorder. . It’s controversial, sure, but very interesting.

My interview today is with Sarah Zecchini of She’s putting together an artistic exhibit showcasing artists with mental illness. If you’re in Oregon, please go!

You can also find Sarah at Instagram and Facebook at Definitely check out the Instagram, it’s gorgeous.

As for me, I’m @thatbword1 on Twitter, @thatbwordpod on Facebook, and @thatbwordpod on Instagram!

oh, and CALL ME! Leave me a voicemail at 330-353-9633.

Love you guys! Talk soon.


Hey Guys!

I almost can’t believe it myself – my new therapist has quit and moved on to another opportunity. That makes three therapists to have done so within a year and a half. I know it’s not me, but I kinda feel like it’s me.

For the news today, I talk a little bit about the rise of the psychiatric Emergency Room ( ).

My guest this week is Rahul, founder of the Perth Active Depression Support Group, emphasis on “active”. You can find him at @PerthADSG on Twitter or at

Talk to you soon!

Karen Unrue

Hi Guys!

My co-host this week is Jessica, and she’s got some news to share with you. In addition to the news about the FDA clearing esketamine for use and United Healthcare losing a lawsuit, I mean.

Moving on to the interview, I speak with Karen Unrue, who is just a delight! I think you’ll enjoy listening to this one as much as I did recording it.

Thanks so much for listening!

Mike and Ryan from Pop Psych 101

Hi, thanks for downloading!

I’ve been doing fairly well this week. A couple issues with anxiety, but that’s nothing new. It is the first time it’s happened in a little while, though. I’m not sure what that means – I’ve been taking my medication just as I have been, I don’t think any more stress is in my life over the past couple of weeks. So far, though, it’s at a dealable level.

I DID, however, screw up. I didn’t refill a prescription. I ran out, but thankfully I was able to get a sample from my doctor’s office to get me through. Whoops.

This week I talk about the Cost of Mental Health Care  and 10 Habits of Successful People with Bipolar Disorder.

My interview for the week is with Mike and Ryan from the Pop Psych 101 podcast – you should definitely check them out! We talk about the representation of mental health in the media.

I’d love it if you would contact me!

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Phone: 330-353-9633. – leave me a voicemail!

Damian K

What? Another episode?

Indeed it is, and this week we’re talking about your gut bacteria, lying about brain cancer, and how clinicians tell the difference between bipolar disorder and BPD.

My guest this week is Damian K of the Mindful Bipolar Podcast (and accompanying blog)!

Thanks again for downloading! Hit me up on twitter @thatbword1!


In this week’s episode:

I talk a little bit about my decision to look for another job.

In news and reviews, I examine an article from the Washington Post about algorithms designed to – without our knowledge – assess our mental health.  Please, let me know what you think about this issue at

My guest this week is Holly.  We discuss a range of topics including the concept of a “favorite person” in the context of BPD.

Thanks, Guys!  See you next week!

Aubrey Good

In this week’s episode:

Guess what?  I’m still sick.  Luckily I recorded a great interview with Aubrey before this foul disease laid me low.

We have our first ever sponsor!  Not only that, but it’s topical.  Go to to sign up for a daily email with a dbt skill to practice.  I’ve been getting these emails for a few days and they have some really good insights.  If you check it out, be sure to let me know what you think!

My interview this week is with Aubrey from the International Bipolar Foundation.  I hope you enjoy!

As always, email me at or find me on twitter @thatbword1




Dennie Maverick

In this week’s episode –

I’m super sick.  As a consequence, you don’t have the pleasure of my dulcet tones in your head.  Apart from a brief mention of New York and Virginia making mental health education mandatory, it’s straight on to the interview.

The interview this week is with Dennie Maverick, who is writing the memoir “Crazy and Proud of It”.  You can find her on twitter at @author_bipolar

Thanks for listening, guys!

See you next week.


ECT with Becky from Chicago

In this week’s episode:

It’s been a sucktastic weekend for me, but I’m still stable.  I guess that says something good about the Vraylar!

In the news, the WHO has classified Gaming Disorder as a mental illness.

Video Game Addiction Is Now Officially Classified As A Mental Illness

My interview today is with Becky from Chicago.  We discuss her experiences with ECT, medication, and the stigma surrounding both.

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Understanding BPD with John Emotions

In this week’s episode:

I tackle some sensitive subjects in this one, so be aware that this episode could be distressing to some people.  If it’s not for you, don’t worry about it.  I’ll see you next week.

So the past week saw the death by suicide of Anthony Bourdain.  This has prompted me to look into WHY the suicide rate in the U.S. seems to be skyrocketing.  Essentially, it’s a funding issue.

John Emotions of Bipolar Style and the J. Lilly Show joins me to discuss our experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Trust me, “personality” is the operative word here!

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