Kristen and Ch(ill)

Kristen and Ch(ill)

By Kristen Carney
A comedy podcast for the neurotic and over-thinkers, pining over everyday struggles and the minutiae of everyday life with an occasional emphasis on depression and mental health. The show was originally known as "Mentally Ch(ill)", hosted by Stevie Ryan and Kristen Carney until Stevie tragically passed away in 2017. RIP Stevie. We love you.
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#101 BACK TO THERAPY
In this first episode of the new decade, Kristen is joined by Resident Consultant Jen. They rehash the holidays, their recent dining out experience and why they still tip 20% or more. Kristen also gets into her first time back to therapy in 2 years and how much she likes her new therapist. They also talk about the depressing parts of the holidays, pee streams, and HOW EMPATHETIC RESIDENT CONSULTANT JEN IS. Thanks for listening! Find Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn. 
1:23:08
January 14, 2020
#100 Neuroses and Bodily Functions
In this momentous 100th episode (which should make this day the newest national holiday), Kyle and Kristen talk in-depth about bathroom habits because they’re mature. They also talk in-depth about neuroses and whether or not neuroses make people funny. Kristen also tells two stories about being a bad driver (but she’s actually a really good driver (Kristen wrote this obviously)). Find her (me) on Instagram @kriscarn and Kyle on twitter @filthykyle.
1:08:14
December 3, 2019
#99 Desperate for Human Touch and Kyle’s First “Regular” Appearance
Kyle is back for his FIRST OFFICIAL regular-weekly appearance. They talk about changing the name of the show, whether or not they’re actually narcissists, how Kristen is still lonely for human touch and meeting men at Starbucks. They discuss morning journaling and whether or not the senator involved in #fartgate really let one go or not. Get extras of the show at Patreon.com/kristenandchill
1:14:42
November 20, 2019
#98 The Normalizing of Narcissism
This week, two narcissists (Kristen and Kyle) talk about self-involvement, confidence and why being into yourself has become so en vogue and how it effects Kristen’s depression. They (Kristen) also won’t shut up about losing the episode they did that was never actually recorded, leaving them (Kristen) devastated. There’s also talk about cuddling with Neal Brennan, Joker (SPOILERS) and why Kyle should do the show weekly. If you want the show back weekly, TWEET to Kyle @FilthyKyle with #Kyleandchill and tell him you want him and the show weekly! I (Kristen) implore you. Get show extras, behind the scenes and goodies at Patreon.com/Kristenandchill
1:23:40
November 8, 2019
#97 Cancer n' more!
Kristen really lets lose in this episode about why she hasn’t had a show out in a month so bear with her. Kyle sure does!
1:34:13
October 10, 2019
#96 Seeking Approval and Spending $$$
In this episode, Kyle is back and listening to Kristen go on about the repetitive dreams she has about Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David and the approval she's afraid she'll never get from them. They also talk about the anxiety Kyle has surrounding spending money and driving in an unfamiliar city. Kyle admits to wanting to dress better, Kristen discloses her business venture and its controversial name and they commiserate about how much they hate bright colored cars. They also introduce a special segment for Kyle called "Ky the Movie Guy" where they fawn over Quentin Tarantino and his latest movie. If you'd like to hear the unedited and full version of this show, you can find it on Patreon.com/KristenandChill. You can find Kyle on Twitter @filthykyle and Kristen @KristenCarney and on Instagram @KrisCarn.
1:11:57
September 5, 2019
#95 Michael Rispoli, Rejections and Wearing Masks
This week Kristen hangs with actor Michael Rispoli who has an impressive film and television resume. But, more importantly, he’s got the perfect New York accent. He talks about the nuances of being a working class actor and how he had to thicken his skin to survive in show business. They also talk about collecting as many rejections as possible, how we all have a mask we wear that makes us feel safe and keeping friends and family close. Salad dressings and condiments are also discussed. You can find Kristen on twitter @KristenCarney or on Instagram @KrisCarn. 
1:10:14
August 15, 2019
#94 Saying YES and The Summer of Forced Fun
In this episode, Ralph Sutton host of The SDR Show joins Kristen to talk about seeing a therapist at the age of 5 or 6, not being married and about to turn 50 and whether or not Kristen really needs medication. They also talk about saying yes to everything and Kristen's "Summer of Forced Fun" or Ralph's version called "Summer of Do."  There's also chat about dinner etiquette and Ralph's bromance with his new friends.  Check out The SDR Show on Gas Digital and follow Ralph @iamralphsutton
1:07:25
July 31, 2019
#93 Is it Depression or Adulthood? What’s the Difference?
Inspired by last week’s episode, Kristen goes on and on about making better choices to help her depression while Kyle patiently listens. They also talk about having fun when you’re a kid versus when you’re an adult, being too self aware, dating, having someone in your life to make the monotonous moments feel not-so-monotonous and tubing. They also talk about being honest and complain about the fast food drive through. Follow Kyle on Twitter @FilthyKyle and Kristen on Twitter @KristenCarney or on Instagram @KrisCarn.
1:20:20
July 19, 2019
#92 Deep Depression with True Crime Garage's 'The Captain'
This week Kristen hangs with one of the co-hosts of the popular podcast 'True Crime Garage.' And, much like crime, it starts out innocent and then gets really, really dark. The Captain talks about his battle with severe depression and frequent thoughts of suicide but NOT BEFORE Kristen complains about her bad haircut and divulges about her "crazy" weekend with Resident Consultant Jen. You know, all those subjects that *really* matter. You can find The Captain on Instagram @captainfathands and Kristen @KrisCarn
58:44
July 11, 2019
#91 Michael Kosta and Practical Therapy
Comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta is hanging out with Kristen this week talking about not feeling cool enough, talking to your therapist for practical advice, not just for emotional support and why they both should stop being curmudgeons. They also get into the minutiae of door locks, saying your name to people you might know and how having solutions to a problem miiiiight be a good idea.  Twitter: @MichaelKosta/@kristencarney Instagram: @MichaelKosta/KrisCarn
1:10:42
June 26, 2019
#90 Mark Normand and Hypervigilance
This week Kristen is joined by comedian Mark Normand to talk about going to therapy with a hangover, overthinking everything and what it was like growing up in a bed and breakfast in New Orleans. They also talk about being too aware, true crime television and when talking to someone for help in a store is just too much. Follow Mark on twitter @MarkNorm and Kristen @Kristencarney.
1:07:37
June 7, 2019
#89 Are You Too Cynical?
This week Kristen is joined by herself and talks about her fear of going out in public with her glasses, her new wave of depression and how she was dumped because she was too cynical. She also talks about people who pray in airports, treadmills and her "hierarchy of being a good person" theory. If you'd like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/KristenandChill. You can also follow Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn and the show @Kristenandchill
54:23
May 23, 2019
#88 Tearjerkers and Sitting and Staring
 Regular guest Kyle is back on this week’s episode to talk about movies. But, not *just* movies, but also crying at the movies, getting irrationally angry at the movies and of course, The Avengers. They also talk about comfort food, fear of bugs and why Kristen just sat and stared for the 2 1/2 weeks she had the flu. Follow Kyle on Twitter @filthykyle and Kristen @KristenCarney.
1:11:45
May 9, 2019
#87 Can Only Cry at One Thing
Comedian Patrick Schroeder of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly podcast joins Kristen to talk about all things annoying, including high fives, hugs and riding the train. They also talk about how he only can cry at sports related things, how he’s always wanted to be a mom and why on earth someone would want to talk to him. Follow Patrick on Instagram @Schrotime and Kristen @KrisCarn 
1:03:16
May 2, 2019
BONUS EP! Throw Back to Mentally Ch(ill)
This week, long time listener Beyza joins Kristen to share her experience growing up in an abusive home and what her experience has been like since her bi-polar diagnosis. She also talks about what it's like having a team of mental health professionals in the Netherlands and how they focus on having a daily routine. She also discusses what medications have and have not worked for her and she shares beautifully written words about the pain and love she has toward her mother. You can find Beyza and share your story with her on Instagram @Beyzc.  
53:09
May 1, 2019
#86 Nighttime Therapy and Getting Nowhere
Kristen is joined by comedian Seth Herzog to talk about his habits in therapy, flipping the switch on the therapist and why he goes to therapy late at night. They also talk about the color grey, Broadway, what it’s like having lots of friends and how criminals should dress a little nicer to commit their crimes.  Find Seth on Instagram @SethZog or on Twitter @thezog. You can also find Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn or on Twitter @KristenCarney. 
1:00:43
April 11, 2019
#85 The Mundane, Paper-cuts and What's the Point
Resident Consultant Jen and Regular guest Kyle are on this week's show discussing everything from social anxiety to what they wanted to be when they grew up. Jen also discusses why cutting her finger freaks her out so much and how her and Kristen changed roles for once when she freaked out and Kristen didn't. They also talk about standing at concerts, people who don't use their turn signals and why making the bed is so, so important. Please follow Jen and Kyle on Twitter @ifner24 and @filthykyle. You can find Kristen on Twitter @kristencarney or on Instagram @kriscarn.
1:13:54
April 3, 2019
#84 Sex, Therapy and Fart Jokes Are(n't) Funny
Mike Carano is BACK and joining Kristen for his 4th episode. They talk about pressing topics like not wanting to be awkward in meaningful moments, like sex and how much is sucks to screw up at therapy. They also get into losing something you love, what it's like to feel pleasure again after being depressed for so long and when to use the grocery divider thingy at the check out. Please subscribe, rate and share the show with a friend! Instagram: @mikecarno, @kristencarney, @kristenandchillpodcast
1:24:53
March 27, 2019
#83 Living in a Perfect World and Adult Bullying
In this episode of Kristen and Ch(ill), Kristen is joined by comedians Molly Harper and Jason Romaine. The trio talk about how beauty isn't happiness but they'd like it to be, how bullying isn't just for kids, gossip, texting and all other sorts of juicy things. They also discover whether their introverts, extroverts or omniverts and discuss rules for Facetime and Texting/Calling. Please support the show on Patreon! Patreon.com/mentallychill
1:26:15
March 19, 2019
#82 Speaking Up, Nail Biting and Airport Etiquette
In the second episode of Kristen and Ch(ill), Kristen is joined by comedian Alli Breen and writer, Dan Jordan. They talk about pain that “hurts so good”, nail biting, how they’ve managed to make friends and dog poo (the best part of the show, obviously). They also talk about airplane etiquette, A Star is Born and how creepy Kristen thought Dan was when they met (and still does). Thank you for listening! Follow Kristen on Instagram @kriscarn and on Twitter @kristencarney. And, if you feel so inclined, please support the show at Patreon.com/mentallychill
1:15:02
March 5, 2019
#81 New Year, New Pod: Kristen and Ch(ill)
In the first ever episode of "Kristen and Ch(ill)", Kristen is joined by regular guest Kyle and Resident Consultant Jen. The new format is a light-hearted, fun version of Mentally Ch(ill). I guess you can say its "Mentally Ch(ill) Lite". In this episode the trio talk about Things They Would Tell Their Therapist, The Sopranos, grocery carts and how to make friends as an introverted person/adult. And, stick around at the end for "Tough Love with Uncle Tony" for a dose of, that's right, tough love. Follow Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn and on Twitter @KristenCarney Thank you for listening!
1:29:23
February 27, 2019
#80 SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT and Suicide Prevention with Dennis Gillan
In this episode, Kristen announces the show's name and format change to come in 2019. She also talks to suicide prevention and mental health advocate Dennis Gillan who lost BOTH of his brothers to suicide. He talks to Kristen about his experience, how he's healed, signs to look for and when to intervene. They also talk about being a misfit, Cheetos and people who comment on YouTube. Happy New Year! See you back here for Kristen and Ch(ill) in a couple of weeks. Check out Dennis at www.DennisGillan.com
1:14:49
December 31, 2018
#79 Therapist Kati Morton Answers Your (and my) Questions
Therapist and Youtube personality, Kati Morton answers listeners questions that range from everything to handling grief to toxic relationships. She also talks about how to find help for your mental health and her book titled, "Are u ok?" They also talk about changing your language to make life not feel like such a chore. For "Schizo-filmia" this week, Kristen talks about the awersome documentary and movie, "Grey Gardens"and why it's scarily close to her life at the moment. APOLOGIES for the crummy sound quality on this week's episode. Love you all!
1:11:32
December 22, 2018
#78 Chronic Nightmares and Always Losing
Kristen is on her own in today’s episode talking about the narrative she’s adopted of “always losing” and why it’s wrong and how she can change it. She talks about momentum, how to create it and/or change it. She also talks about having chronic nightmares and how mental illness and depression can effect your dreams. She also talks about Pete Davidson, a really evil man and a couple things she would tell her therapist.
43:30
December 7, 2018
#77 Having Friends with Depression
Resident consultant Jen, a school psychologist and one of Kristen’s oldest friends is on the show this week talking about what it’s like to have a friend who is struggling with depression. She talks about the techniques she has used to try to help Kristen out of it as much as she can as well as how to keep them in your life when they try to isolate themselves. They also talk about what they’re grateful for, Juliette Lewis and Jen shows off how deep she is in another round of Freudian Slips. Please share the show with a friend! Thank you for listening.
55:53
November 24, 2018
#76 The Voices in His Head
In this episode, Kristen talks to Wesley about the voices he’s been hearing in his head for over a year and half. After taking medication for schizophrenia, he found no relief. However, he believes there is a team of people communicating with him directly, three to be exact. He talks about how he’s dealing with it, how he got here and how he’s holding onto hope for the future. They also talk about American cheese and cars with spoilers. Thank you for listening. Please support the show if you can! Patreaon.com/MentallyChill
1:14:16
November 15, 2018
#75 Accepting Yo'self
Regular guest Kyle is back with Kristen to talk about self-acceptance or lack thereof and how it effects your mental health. And, Kristen talks about how she found it after seeing a picture of herself as a kid that she didn't hate. They also talk about empathy, the Mel Brooks film "High Anxiety" and what made them feel good this week. Follow Kyle on twitter @filthykyle and Kristen @KristenCarney. Thanks for listening!
1:02:31
November 2, 2018
#74 Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
Kristen’s cousin Kristy is on this week’s episode talking about living through two abusive relationships as well as two assaults she endured as a teenager. She talks about how despite the trauma she suffered, she’s found a way to be grateful for the terrorizing experiences. They also talk about how trauma ages your DNA, Kristen’s dream about Harvey Weinstein and when you accidentally spit on someone. Thank you for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/KristenandChill and follow Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn or on Twitter @KristenCarney
1:05:38
October 19, 2018
#73 Stress, Conversion Disorder and Stoicism
Kristen’s friend Dan is on this week’s episode talking about how the stress and emotions of being stuck in a legal battle led him to developing physical symptoms like loss of muscle control and vision changes and how he overcame them. He also talks about the 30 Day Stoic Challenge and what he’s getting out of it. They also discuss Jane Fonda’s mother’s suicide, ice soup and the worst alarm clock hypotheticals. Thank you for listening! If you’d like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/KristenandChill and follow Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn or on Twitter @KristenCarney
1:03:31
October 12, 2018
#72 Brain Technology and Rebuilding Your Life
Host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan Harbinger is here to discuss rebuilding your life, brain technology and the book Super Better. He also shares with Kristen how he has a new found respect for people who suffer with anxiety and how the gym helps keep him in a good frame of mind. Also discussed; headstands and not dressing like a bum. Check out Jordan on Twitter @JordanHarbinger
45:17
October 5, 2018
#71 How to Talk to Your Parents about Depression
Mentally Ch(ill) regular Kyle (@filthykyle) is back to discuss why he doesn’t talk to his parents about his problems and why he’s okay with it. Kristen tells a personal story about trying to talk to her mother about her depression and why it went awry. She also shares some tips on how to talk to your parents if you decide to share with them. They also discuss a suicide surrounding Stephen King, spitballs and a book about psychedelics for the treatment of depression and other problems called, “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan. Follow Kristen @KrisCarn on Instagram or if you’d like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/MentallyChill and please share the show with a friend. Thank you for listening!
1:24:18
September 28, 2018
#70 Fear and Panic with Peter Mehlman
Seinfeld writer and producer, Peter Mehlman joins Kristen to talk about the panic disorder he developed as an adult and his intense fear of driving on the freeway. He also talks about his experience on Paxil and untoasted bagels. Before they chat, Kristen talks about Logotherapy developed by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl and two mental health patients killed during Hurricane Florence. She also talks about the Mentally Ch(ill) MERCH that is now available at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/mentally-chill-podcast/
45:47
September 21, 2018
#69 A Manic Mom and Music with David Wild
Music critic and Rolling Stone contributing editor, David Wild is on this week’s show talking about what is was like growing up with a mother with manic depression. He talks about how it effected him differently than his siblings and how he used music as an escape. They also talk about shame (the “Me Too” movement), L-Carnitine deficiency and Kristen opens the show with something about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. *PLEASE NOTE* There is a spoiler about the movie Three Identical Strangers so proceed with caution. Well, proceed through the entire show with caution. You can find David on Twitter @WildaboutMusic and Kristen @KristenCarney. SHOUT OUT to Joe for showing me how to equalize the volume! Check him out at SpotofJoe.com where he helps people infuse their lives with fulfillment and passion through content and example.
50:53
September 7, 2018
#68 Getting Sober and Drug Rehabilitation
Kristen's friend Colin Robinson was on Episode #59 talking about his addiction to drugs. He's back this week to talk about how he got sober and what being in a sober living house was like. They also talk about the mental state of his housemates and how he struggles today with sadness. They also talk about traveling the world and why it took Kristen SO LONG to let herself jump into a swimming pool. You can find Colin on Instagram @TheRealColinRobinson and Kristen @KrisCarn. You can also find the show on Patreon.com/MentallyChill
1:05:09
August 30, 2018
#67 Hiding Out, Drinking and Capturing Depression on Camera
Beauty photographer Hannah Kymych joins Kristen to talk about hiding out in her apartment for a month, her abusive relationship, competing in a cut-throat industry and drinking a lot. She also talks about depression documentaries and whether she thinks Instagram models are sad or not. Follow Hannah on Instagram at @hannahkymych and support the show at Patreon.com/Mentallychill
1:00:17
August 23, 2018
#66 Sports as Therapy and Dating with Depression with Paul Shirley
Ex-NBA basketball player, Paul Shirley joins Kristen to talk about how he used sports and basketball as therapy as a child and how it still helps him as an adult. He also talks about the OCD he had to have in order to make it to the professional level, having a father as his biggest critic and how he goes to therapy once a month. They also talk about dating with depression and do a few segments including "Who's Sadder" and "Schizofilmia" where Kristen talks about a movie NOT to watch but a book to read instead. Check out Paul's podcast "Stories I Tell on Dates" and follow him @PaulthenShirley and Kristen @KristenCarney on Twitter or on Instagram @KrisCarn. Also, if you'd like to support the show, please spread the word or go to Patreon.com/MentallyChill
1:08:41
August 17, 2018
#65 Darkness And Weight Gain
In this episode, Kristen talks to comedy writer and performer, Lauren Reeves about what it was like growing up in Alaska with little sun light and harsh conditions. They also talk about their relationships with their therapists, why Lauren fell into a spiral of drinking and weight gain and how she dug herself out of that hole. They also talk about SO SAD (summer-onset seasonal affective disorder) and they compete in a “Sad Off.” Follow Lauren on Twitter @LaurenReeves and Kristen @KristenCarney
1:01:21
August 3, 2018
#64 Anxiety Attacks vs Panic Attacks
In this episode, Kristen talks to herself (and to you) about the severe anxiety attacks she’s been experiencing lately and where they came from. How to stop them? She has no idea. But, she also talks about DNA tests and how they can help narrow down what anti depressants might work best for you and how it can reveal if you’re predisposed to depression. She also talks about what happened to her on Stevie’s birthday this year and what her anti depressant of the week is. Follow her on Instagram @kriscarn and on Twitter @kristencarney
52:45
July 27, 2018
#63 Fred Stoller & What's Right for YOU
In this week's episode, comedian and actor, Fred Stoller joins Kristen to talk about growing up when there weren't terms like "social anxiety" and having no concept that what he was was actually depressed. He also talk about not being accepted by his mother, not fitting in and being OK doing things that make you feel good, even if they're not socially accepted as things you should enjoy. They also talk about whining, their anti-depressants of the week and they do a brand new segment. Follow Fred onTwitter @Fred_Stoller
1:06:53
July 20, 2018
#62 Awards Won't Make You Happy
Emmy Award winning writer and stand-up comedian Kevin Avery joins Kristen to talk about feeling like you're never where you want to be in life and overworking yourself to compensate. They also talk about isolation, trying to find excitement as an adult and how winning awards won't give you happiness. Also, Kristen shares a movie she's excited about, Kevin talks about his anti-depressant of the week and bacteria causing anxiety and depression.
52:55
July 13, 2018
#61 Dr. Drew and Mike Carano
This week Dr. Drew Pinsky and Mike Carano join Kristen to talk about a smorgasbord of topics including religion and mental health, suicide, feeling like an impostor and OF COURSE, Mike and Kristen can't help but to indulge themselves in why they find living just SO DIFFICULT. Also, Dr. Drew and Mike discuss where they are on the "50 Shades of Gray (as in sad)" scale.
1:24:55
July 6, 2018
#60 Dealing with Suicide
July 1st marks one year since Stevie's passing so Kristen has on musician Jae Jin to talk about his experience losing his close friend to suicide last year, beating cancer and his own suicidal thoughts. They also discuss finding hope, suicide statistics and making eggs in the microwave. Find Jae on Instagram @JaeJinMusic
57:38
June 29, 2018
#59 Addiction at 10 Years Old
Kristen’s friend Colin Robinson joins the show to talk about his struggle with drug addiction from the age of 10 and how he finally got sober. He talks about weighing only 88lbs at 6’2” tall after becoming addicted to meth and how addiction runs in his family. He also talks about AA and how there are more people than we realizing struggling with this affliction. They also discuss Heather Locklear’s recent admission to a mental health facility and why Blue Jasmine is one of Kristen’s favorite movies. Follow Colin on instagram @therealcolinrobinson and kristen @kriscarn www.Patreon.com/MentallyChill
1:07:59
June 22, 2018
#58 When Your Mom is Borderline
Comedian Jessica Michelle Singleton is on this week’s show discussing what it was like growing up with a mother with Borderline Personality Disorder and how it has effected her mental health. She also talks about being abandoned by her father, finding out she is a product of artificial insemination and how she stays busy to avoid dealing with her feelings. They also talk about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide as well as where Jessica is on the scale of “50 Shades of Gray”. You can find her on Twitter @JMSComedy and Kristen @KristenCarney.
1:21:06
June 15, 2018
#57 Crying in Public and Kate Spade
Comedy writer Carlos Herrera joins Kristen to talk about crying in a writer’s room and his brother’s tragic suicide three years ago. They also discuss giving up looking for help, the anxiety that comes with every day tasks like looking for a parking spot and depression/lack of depression among comedians. Also, Kristen gives away her secret recipe for the perfect depression mac and cheese and talks about her anti-depressant of the week. Follow Kristen on Instagram @kriscarn and Carlos @Herreracarlos
1:28:07
June 8, 2018
#56 Segment Extravaganza
Kyle Williams is back and joining Kristen in an episode dedicated solely to trying out new segments.
1:06:55
June 1, 2018
#55 Ketamine and Male Stigma
This week Kristen is joined by Trevor who has been getting ketamine infusions to help with his treatment-resistant depression. He talks about how it’s given him hope to to live a normal life and what it’s like being a male with depression and the stigma they face when talking about their emotions. Kristen also introduces two fun new segments and they discuss Mickey from Rocky and his mental health problems. You can find Trevor on Instagram @whisk3ytango and Kristen @Kriscarn.
1:03:12
May 25, 2018
#54 Panic and Meditation
In this episode, comedian Zara Mizrahi is on talking about the way she changed her mental health and panic around with meditation, herbal supplements and non-preachy veganism. She also talks about being the chubby kid and how she wakes up thinking she still is. They also talk about Meghan Markle and the upcoming royal wedding and Scott Hutchison's of Frightened Rabbit apparent suicide. Follow Kristen on Instagram @kriscarn and on twitter @KristenCarney
1:09:05
May 17, 2018
#53 Positivity. I know, gross.
Kristen is alone today talking about her recent experience with trying to be more positive and the good choices she's made over the past week. Also, because it's Mental Health Awareness month, Kristen suggests following MentalHealthAmerica.net's mental health challenge of being more positive for the mind and body. She also talks about getting out of abusive relationships and bad jobs and how your brain is lying to you.
53:56
May 11, 2018
#52 The Internet and Depression
This week, Mike Carano is back with Kristen talking about social media and how it messes with the mind. They also talk about Mike's job loss and how he's finding his new identity. Also, the two chat about putting self help book stuff into practice and DJ and music producer, Avicii's recent suicide. Follow Kristen on Instagram @Kriscarn and the show @Mentallychillpod
2:04:58
May 4, 2018
#51 Intuition and Hearing Voices
Medium Chris Medina joins Kristen this week to discuss the difference between hearing voices and being clairvoyant as well as what it was like growing up being so different from other kids. They also discuss the type of depression Chris believes Kristen suffers from and how shedding your old skin is the only way to grow. Also, later in the show they chat about Theresa Caputo's hair and Kanye's tweets. Deep stuff. Follow the show on Instagram @mentallychillpod and onTwitter: @chillmentally
1:05:37
April 27, 2018
#50 Stimulants & Waking Up the Brain
With the use of psychostimulants in America continually on the rise, Lyric Lincoln, a singer-songwriter joins Kristen to talk about her experience with Vyvanse and Adderall. They discuss its use for ADD, depression as well as binge eating disorder. Lyric also discusses her history with mental illness, an abusive relationship and how living in New York City perpetuated her depression. They also discuss Khloe Kardashian, St. John's Wart and recent news Mariah Carey shared about her mental health. Please rate and review! Thank you for listening!
1:01:38
April 13, 2018
#49 SEX and Depression. That's right. SEX, BABY.
Dr. Emily Morse from the Sex with Emily podcast joins this week’s show to talk about why depression effects your libido and sex drive and what to do about it. Kristen and Emily also discuss loss of virginity, how men and women get turned on in different ways and how Emily got so comfortable talking about the “forbidden act.” Kristen also talks about the not-so-sexy subject of bloating and how a Doctor got suspended for suggesting semen can make women “happy.” Please rate the show and follow Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn
56:47
April 6, 2018
#48 All About Stevie
In this special episode of Mentally Ch(ill), Executive Producer/Co-Creator of Stevie TV and comedian, Dan Levy joins Kristen to discuss Stevie.
1:02:54
March 30, 2018
#47 Inside a Modern Mental Hospital
Shae Savage joins Kristen to talk about what it was like checking herself into a mental hospital, living with Autism, why she didn't go through with her suicide plan and learning that she might be bipolar. They also talk about "patient dumping" and why Kristen thinks nipples look like pepperonis. Insta: @KrisCarn Twitter: @KristenCarney
1:01:52
March 22, 2018
#46 The Sad Clown Thing
This week Ry Doon, a comedian who's well known for his characters on Vine joins Kristen to talk about how he used comedy to cheer up his bi-polar mother and eventually, himself. They also talk about the way he uses skiing to cope when he’s feeling down and how broken hearts are the worst. They also do a “Who’s Sadder” about vapes and smokers and talk about Frued’s disgust with America as well as some sad and anxious NBA stars.
1:05:02
March 16, 2018
#45 PTSD and Struggling Well
This week Kristen is joined by Josh Goldberg, executive director of Boulder Crest, a wellness center for Veterans, Marine’s and their families. They discuss everything from PTSD to searching for the meaning of life to quadruple amputees and how they find the hope to keep going. They also talk about the book Josh co-authored called Struggle Well as well as his childhood as an “indoor Jew.” And, naturally, they also discuss 90’s boybands. If you’d like to follow the show we’re on Instagram @KristenandChillPod and if you’d like to follow Kristen you can follow her @KrisCarn www.Patreon.com/kristenandchill www.BoulderCrestRetreat.com
1:17:37
March 9, 2018
#44 Trauma Inheritance, Brain Donation and ADD
Kristen does something a little different this week and answers listener's questions on all sorts of things from why she started the podcast to her “diagnosis” of ADD. She also reveals whether or not she’ll donate her body to science and what her kids will inherit from her if trauma inheritance is real. She also talks about what motivates her to get out of bed in the morning, what movies she’s watching lately and if she listens to old episodes. If you'd like to follow Kristen you can find her on Instagram @kriscarn and on Twitter @kristencarney and the show on Twitter @chillmentally and on Instagram @kristenandchill. If you'd like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/mentallychill
1:07:33
March 2, 2018
#43 Isolation, Recharging and Plastic Surgery
Kristen’s friend Molly is on today’s episode to talk about the two years of isolation she felt while being unemployed and the toll it took on her emotionally. They also talk about The Real Housewives, people who indulge themselves in too much plastic surgery and of course, Fergie. If you’d like to support the show please go to: www.Patreon.com/kristenandchill. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @KristenCarney and on Instagram @KrisCarn
1:20:23
February 23, 2018
#42 Your Gut, Your Butt and Your Mind
Nutritional Therapist Kelsey Ale joins Kristen to talk about gut health, holistic healing and her own struggles with depression and her own self-harming behavior as a child. They also talk about testing your poo, doing nice things for yourself, why even irrational fears are rational and debate the silliest "Who's Sadder" yet. Want Kelsey to test your poo? Hit her up at http://www.kelseyale.com
1:11:43
February 16, 2018
#41 Seeing Yourself in a Fun House Mirror
It's just Kristen this week. She talks about self-perception and how it's not always accurate. She also discusses self-hate and why having someone to keep your thoughts in line is important. There is also a self-reflective "Who's Sadder?" 
50:55
February 9, 2018
#40 Cults, Abusive Moms and When Everything Feels Like a Chore
In this extra long edition of Mentally Ch(ill), Mike Carano is back to talk about his childhood with an abusive mother, two years living in a cult and his sister's tragic passing. He and Kristen also talk about how everything feels like a chore, leaving a mark on the world, suppressed anger, apologizing and LOTS OF OTHER THINGS. There is also another edition of "Freudian Slips" and a guest recommended "Who's Sadder." If you'd like to support the show: www.Patreon.com/kristenandchill. www.Twitter.com/ChillMentally
1:55:38
February 2, 2018
#39 Can You Beat Depression With Your Mind?
Comedian and second time Mentally Ch(ill) guest KT Tatara (@KTTatara) stops by to talk about being an emo teen, how trauma hits you a long time after it happens and whether or not depression is all in your head. They also debate a “Who’s Sadder?” for animal lovers and Kristen introduces a brand new fun segment called “Freudian Slips.” THANK YOU to all the Patreon subscribers. If you’d like to support the show: www.Patreon.com/KristenandChill. Follow Kristen Twitter: @KristenCarney Instagram: @KrisCarn Follow the show Twitter: @chillmentally Instagram: @KristenandChill
1:03:19
January 25, 2018
#38 Certified Insanity
Comedian Matty Goldberg joins Kristen to talk about the death of his podcast co-host and how his heroin overdose was a way of taking his own life. They also talk about childhoods and how they affect your future, getting off medication and the death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan.
58:40
January 19, 2018
#37 Riding the Ups and Downs
Kristen hangs with former child star of Mighty Ducks and Heavyweights, Aaron Schwartz to talk about surviving the emotional ups and downs of Hollywood. They also talk about Aaron's issues with body dysmorphic disorder and how he tries to beat it. There's also a child star "Who's Sadder?" and the return of "Depression Impression."
1:09:10
January 12, 2018
#36 Antidepressant Withdrawal and New Year‘s Eve
Kristen talks about her experience getting off of Effexor, the antidepressant she's been on for years (besides for a few months last year) and how it has effected her mood. She also talks about what other people's experiences have been getting off of their meds and ways to cope, psychedelics, and how being alone on New Year’s Eve might be as bad as it sounds. Please support the show at www.Patreon.com/KristenandChill. And, follow the podcast on Twitter @ChillMentally Instagram @KristenandChill. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @kristencarney And, on Instagram @KrisCarn
48:05
December 29, 2017
#35 Crystals, Meditation n' Stuff
Kristen's positive (yet cynical?) doctor friend Stephanie chats with Kristen about all the things she does to stay positive and to keep herself in a good frame of mind. There is also one final Christmas themed Who's Sadder.
1:02:03
December 21, 2017
#34 The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Paul Gilmartin, host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour joins Kristen to talk about his sexual trauma as a child, group therapy and the medications it takes to keep his head above water. There is another Christmas themed Who's Sadder and a discussion about the testing done on the mentally ill in the mid-1900's.
1:15:43
December 15, 2017
#33 Depression in the Hispanic Community
Comedian Francisco Ramos joins Kristen to talk about his take on growing up in Venezuela and the United States and the different way the two cultures deal with mental health. They also talk some Christmas themed Who's Sadder and why our diet 12,000 years ago made the human race sad. www.FranciscoERamos.com
52:32
December 7, 2017
#32 Postpartum Depression and Getting Out of a Rut
Kristen hangs with her long time co-host Marni Kinrys from their dating advice podcast Ask Women. Marni talks about the postpartum depression she's been dealing with for the past year and all of the nasty things that come with it (not referring to the baby, I swear).
50:13
December 1, 2017
#31 Holiday Blues and Going to Dark Places
In this episode, Kristen chats with her friend Justin about being a long way from home for the holidays, filling the void by keeping yourself busy and the darkest time in Justin's life. They debate a "Who's Sadder?" of course and talk about Bedlam Asylum, Europe's oldest Mental Hospital.
45:44
November 25, 2017
#30 Your Negative Voice and Getting it to Be Quiet
In this episode, Kristen talks about her negative voice and how loud it is but ways to get it to quiet down. She also introduces a fun new segment and talks about those crazy Nazi's and how they killed hundreds of thousands of mentally ill. Ew.
53:50
November 17, 2017
#29 Rejection, Self Help and Meditation
Kristen talks with actor and photographer Jackson Davis about everything from the dates they went on to falling in and out of depression. They also touch on how to handle rejection, good self help books and Kristen's freak face. And, they do a play by play of a girl's stay in a mental institution.
1:08:15
November 9, 2017
#28 Sexual Abuse, Losing a Friend and Jerry Rocha
Comedian Jerry Rocha talks with Kristen about how he dealt with the death his best friend and comedian Mike DeStefano, his mother's sexual assault and emotional abuse he took from his ex-girlfriend. He also talks about never knowing his father and finding out about a sister he's never met. It's chockfull of emotions! Enjoy.
1:12:23
November 2, 2017
#27 Depression in the Black Community
This week, listener Danny joins Kristen to chat about what it was like growing up depressed in non-white culture and how depression was/is considered a "white man's" disease. They also talk about how it's handled in schools, on the streets and in the sheets (jk about the sheets part, it just sounded good). Thanks for listening!
1:03:38
October 26, 2017
#26 Losing Interest in Everything (but this podcast, of course)
Kristen chats with herself about losing interest in hobbies and activities she once loved. She also talks about how she actually used to love life and how she thinks she could get that love back. Also, a who's sadder with Harvey Weinstein and his "little friend." 
50:15
October 20, 2017
#25.5 BONUS EP. Getting Real. Almost Too Real.
Here's a minipod from Patreon that Kristen posts once a week. It's much more raw than the regular episodes. It's more of a depression journal than a podcast. Subscribe if you want to hear more of them: Patreon.com/MentallyChill.
08:59
October 16, 2017
#25 Eating Disorders and more! Yum.
On this episode is Kristen's roommate Diana. They talk about Diana's depression; how it causes her to not live up to her potential, when it all started and how keeping busy helped. They also talk about eating disorders and how Kristen finally got back to a healthy relationship with food. And, of course Who's Sadder!
55:17
October 13, 2017
#24 Rage is all the Rage
This week, Kristen ch(ills) by herself and talks about a lot of moments she's been overcome with rage and why she no longer has too much of it (for now). She also talks about Hugh Hefner's ladies, Prince Harry and the super fun, totally under utilized guillotine.
52:25
October 6, 2017
#23 Borderline Personality Disorder and Kyle!
In this episode, Kristen and Kyle talk about Borderline Personality Disorder and Comedian Pete Davidson's recent reveal about his struggles with it. They also talk about the Salem Witch Trials, Kyle's member and of course, Seinfeld.
48:11
September 29, 2017
#22 When You Gay and People Ain't Nice About It
Kristen chats with her childhood friend Denny about what it's like growing up as a homosexual in a conservative town, coming out and losing your father to cancer. Find Denny @Dennylovemusic.
1:15:54
September 21, 2017
#21 Support Networks, Hypnotism and Tom Brady
Kristen is joined by her friend Dan Jordan (www.cawpywriter.com) who is a Patriots fan (loser). They discuss support networks, support groups, bad ideas before stand up comedy shows and the best time to fly (for bad flyers). They also do a football themed Who's Sadder to kick of the football season and talk about why it's good to express your emotions. SORRY FOR THE BUZZING AND BACKGROUND NOISE.
1:00:41
September 15, 2017
#20 OCD, Intrusive Thoughts and, Kyle!
This week, Kristen has Kyle back and they discuss Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, weird ticks they have and superstitions. They also have the best/worst Who's Sadder debate in the show's history along with a conversation about releasing the suicide episode. They also discuss Christine Chubbuck, the news reporter who committed suicide on air in 1974.
1:17:08
September 7, 2017
#19 Getting into Flow, Gray Skies and MORE ANXIETY
This week on Mentally Ch(ill), Kristen, sans a guest, talks about achieving flow as a way to forget about life for a while. She also gets into the color gray, Chelsea Handler's anxiety and why smart people are usually the sad ones. And, of course debates with herself in "Who's Sadder." Thank you to everyone who has donated on Patreon!
54:42
September 1, 2017
#18 Social Anxiety, Making the Guest Sad and Coffee
In the 18th episode Kyle, who shared the title of “Class Clown” with Kristen joins the show. They talk about social anxiety, lost dreams and where to get good coffee to wake your brain up. Also, an extra Who’s Sadder and how Instagram behavior can show if a user is depressed. Our apologies for hitting the table and the mic over and over.
1:17:36
August 24, 2017
#17 PTSD and My Friend Jen
In this episode of Mentally Ch(ill), Kristen talks with "resident show consultant" Jen about PTSD and how convicted murderer Jodi Arias tried to use it in her defense. They also list 13 Reasons Why NOT and debate "Who's Sadder" from some beloved sitcoms of the 90's. Also, shout out to everyone who sent in intro jingles.
1:02:14
August 18, 2017
#16 Me, Myself and I... Wish Stevie Was Here
In this episode, Kristen sits down with herself. She talks about Stevie's memorial, her experience reaching out to her through a medium, SNL and "Dr. Death's" paintings. Please share the show with a friend. Enjoy!
48:41
August 10, 2017
#15 Mike Carano, Anger and Avoidance Behavior
Kristen chats with her favorite person in LA, Mike Carano. He's a podcaster and photographer but should be a comedian. They talk about having similar brains that can never be happy. They also chat about how gut bacteria effects your emotions and Bettie Page, the infamous pinup model who most don't know, ended up in a mental institution.
1:20:51
August 3, 2017
#14 Jeff Garlin, ADHD and Smiling at Yourself
Kristen sits down with Jeff and finds out he's been on Lexapro for 5 years. She also finds out that he smiles at himself every morning which in turn makes him smile more. Hopefully this is the start of a new morning routine for Kristen and for you.
53:49
July 27, 2017
#13 Neal Brennan
The first show back since Stevie's death. Stevie loved Neal and would have been thrilled to have him on. He and Kristen discuss Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, not being so hard on yourself and stand up comedy.
49:16
July 21, 2017
#12 RIP Stevie - Beautiful Butterfly
In this episode, Kristen discusses Stevie and the future of the podcast. Love you Stevie. Apologies for all the background noise.
46:15
July 4, 2017
#11 Death, Grieving & Lithium
In this week episode we discuss the death of Stevie's Grandfather and how losing someone close can affect your depression. Also, lithium.
1:05:34
June 29, 2017
#10 Barfing & Dating
This episode of Mentally Ch(ill) includes stories about Stevie & Kristen's weekend of barfing (separately, not together) and dating with depression.
1:08:51
June 16, 2017
#9 Loneliness & Napping
Kristen and Stevie discuss being lonely and napping with depression. They also attempt to sing Fiona Apple and Frank Sinatra, so prepare yourself.
1:07:33
June 6, 2017
#8 Microdosing, TMS & Coming off meds
Kristen talks about coming off her meds, Stevie talks about her TMS treatments and they both talk about the 30 year old teenagers in 13 Reasons Why.
1:05:28
May 24, 2017
#7 Alcohol, Weed & Heartache
This week Kristen and Stevie talk about drinking with depression, smoking with depression and getting dumped with depression.
52:33
May 16, 2017
#6 Wet wipes & Therapy, featuring Will Weldon.
Stevie's depressed about a date she had with a hoarder, Kristen explains why she hates air fresheners in bathrooms and we welcome comedian guest Will Weldon.
1:02:55
May 9, 2017
#5 Low Self Esteem & The Super Fun Lobotomy
Kristen's lazy eye, Stevie's scarface, low self esteem and 1950's housewife lobotomies.
1:02:40
May 2, 2017
#4 Bullying & Social Media Stalking
This week we talk about Stevie's social media stalking addiction and being bullied as kids.
56:25
April 25, 2017
#3 Prozac, Sad Twinning & Mind Analytics, featuring K.C. from Healing Path Recovery.
Stevie and Kristen's dog both start Prozac, we talk dating with depression and a new technology called Mind Analytics with KC from Healing Path Recovery.
55:19
April 18, 2017
#2 Let's hear it for the boy, featuring KT Tatara.
This week we welcome our first guest, comedian KT Tatara. KT talks therapy, Lexapro and death. He even gives us our first pep talk. This all sounds much darker than it is.
1:10:43
April 10, 2017
#1 Hello Cruel World
We actually did it! Our very first episode. Welcome to Mentally Ch(ill) with Kristen Carney and Stevie Ryan. We're pretty awkward in this episode, but we will find our groove. Hopefully. Oh, and thank you to Rackoe for our dope artwork.
1:02:14
April 4, 2017