I ramble. It's just who I am. Haha.
Why do we compete with others when we should be competing with ourselves? Why do we set ourselves up for failure? Let's go in depth a little bit... it's important to remember that we only need to focus on being better versions of ourselves than we were yesterday or five years ago.
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So let's talk about self care... why do we not practice self care more? Especially in times like we're living in. Give more more ideas than what I talk about in this episode... leave me and others more ideas. How do you practice self care? Write a list, post it on social media, and use the hashtag #behindtheillnesspodcast.
POLL: Should I post the audio from my mental health chats on Twitch on the podcast? Should I post the video to YouTube? Or both?? Let me know on any of the social media accounts! I'll post an official poll on social media as well so be on the look out for that!
Ali talks about the benefits of video games for our mental health, tells her story of why video games mean so much to her, and asks for feedback about what you think about video games and how they help your mental health.
If you want to watch Ali stream games and talk mental health during the stream, go to Twitch.tv/HappyNerdGaming!
Ali talks about the mental health themes and inaccuracies in the movie Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix. Part 2 (as randomly thought of by Ali in this episode) will be uploaded as S2E10! New website: www.writtenbyalivee.com/behindtheillness
Please be aware of the trigger warning in the beginning of the episode.
Ali talks about The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a movie about a teenager battling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and guilt after his best friend dies by suicide and his aunt dies in a car accident.
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Ali talks about Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig, which talks about living in a world of technology that encourages us to be anxious, unsocial, and sometimes even mean humans.
Buy the book here: www.behindtheillness.com/links along with the other three books Ali has reviewed on the podcast.
New episode every Friday, ready to go for your morning commute.
Ali talks about Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig, a book that she calls her favorite. In the book, Matt talks about his experiences with depression and suicidal thoughts, all while advocating for and inspiring those who battle with depression.
Go to www.BehindTheIllness.com/links to purchase the book.
New episodes of Behind the Illness every Friday, ready first thing in the morning for your commute to work.
Season two is upon us! Ali starts a book review series starting with Are U Ok? by Kati Morton. Are U Ok? is a guide to caring for your mental health and is what Ali considers to be somewhat of a "mental health bible."
In episode 8, Ali talks about the importance of communication when talking with others who don't suffer from mental illness, as well as the communication with someone who says its "all in our heads."