A lighthearted take on mental health by best friends of 13 years who have recovered from two different eating disorders. Take a backseat into the lives of Clara and Liz as they navigate adulthood with recovered EDs and a variety of mental illnesses. With candid dialogue and a little humor, we can work together to change the conversation and erase the stigma behind mental illness.
We’re already 2+ months into 2021 and the girls are back in business! Episode #5 explains what the hell is happening with the podcast (SPOILER: we can’t be trusted).
Clara and Liz get into the horrific experience of trying a Teatox – and its irreversible consequences, along with panic attacks/therapeutic coping mechanisms, the health dangers of bulimia, and wrap up by asking for YOUR feedback on what kinds of content you want to hear in future episodes of Sike Ward.
After a short (and slightly longer than anticipated) break, Clara and Liz take on cancel culture and its effects on mental health, talk through the different subsets of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and celebrate #NationalComingOutDay2020 with a surprise! Finally, the girls answer your questions about managing ADHD while in school, talking to a friend you know is struggling with an eating disorder, and coping mechanisms to help end self harming behavior.
The girls kick off episode 3 with a gentle reminder that it’s OK to not be OK. They discuss setting boundaries with others and love languages within relationships. Later, they work on a “core beliefs” exercise. Last but not least, questions! How to tell your parents that you’re feeling suicidal? What’s the difference between a panic attack & an anxiety attack? How do I know if I’m mentally ill or just "dramatic"?
In episode 2 the girls dive deeper into OCD, ADHD, BPD, and depression. They advise you on how to talk about mental health with a partner and give tips and techniques to cope with anxiety/panic attacks. Finally, they answer your questions. What does a diagnosis feel like? How do you stop comparing your body to others? What's the first step in overcoming an eating disorder?
An introduction into the inner workings of Liz and Clara’s minds. We bounce around from Liz telling her parents about her bulimia to Clara’s first experience at a psychiatric hospital. We remind you all that thoughts are just thoughts and answer your questions about eating disorder recovery.