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It's Time We Talk About Suicidal Ideation

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Living With Treatment-Resistant Depression
Living With Treatment-Resistant Depression
In this episode, Mighty Host Ashley Kristoff chats with psychiatrist Dr. Patricia Ares-Romero along with patient and mental health advocate Sally, who is living with treatment-resistant depression. The trio discusses challenging-to-treat forms of depression, treatment options, and available resources. This episode of The Mighty Podcast is sponsored by Janssen. Podcast Transcript Link: https://themighty.com/topic/depression/the-mighty-podcast-living-with-treatment-resistant-depression/ Janssen Link: https://spravato.com Medication Guide: https://bit.ly/3NwFJPH Prescribing Information: https://bit.ly/3uGDOiY Check out Dr. Ares-Romero’s article for more information: https://bit.ly/3wYfeN4
52:09
October 05, 2022
Tips on Finding the Best Workplace for Your Mental & Physical Health
Tips on Finding the Best Workplace for Your Mental & Physical Health
In this special minisode, Mighty staff members Ashley Kristoff and Camara Rauen dive into the pros and cons of working from home and going to an office or dedicated workplace, and the impact both physical and mental health can have on those decisions. Connect on The Mighty: Join the conversation on your workplace preference! Join the The Water Cooler group and talk about navigating employment with living with health conditions. Join the Podcast Peeps group to talk about all things podcast. Read this story: If Working From Home Negatively Affects Your Mental Health, You're Not Alone
18:56
August 01, 2022
 Let's Get Real about Depression in the LGBTQIA+ Community
Let's Get Real about Depression in the LGBTQIA+ Community
In this episode, Mighty Host Ashley Kristoff sits down with LGBTQ+ advocates, Devin-Norelle and Ren Fernandez-Kim, to discuss their personal mental health journeys, the importance of normalizing the conversation about depression in the LGBTQ+ community and why they’re sharing their stories in a new campaign developed by and for the LGBTQ+ community, Depression Looks Like Me. Sponsored by Depression Looks Like Me by Janssen Neuroscience. #DepressionLooksLikeMe Podcast Transcript Link: https://themighty.com/2022/06/lets-get-real-about-depression-in-the-lgbtqia-community/ Check out DepressionLooksLikeMe.com for more information and resources: https://bit.ly/3MiPYpu To learn more about Ren Fernandex-Kem and Devin-Norelle see below: Ren: https://bit.ly/3M8yZX6 Devin-Norelle: https://bit.ly/3OjeF6r
01:00:42
June 27, 2022
I Have Bipolar, Now What?
I Have Bipolar, Now What?
In honor of World Bipolar Day, this episode tackles the lived experience of bipolar disorder. Mighty host Ashley Kristoff is joined by Rudy Caseres, a live-streamer, mental health public speaker, and storytelling event producer, Gabe Howard, a professional speaker, podcast host and author, and Sarah Jickling, a musician, podcaster, aerial artist and mental health advocate, for a discussion on the details that are important to know whether you're have the diagnosis or know someone with the disorder. They'll talk about their different paths to a bipolar diagnosis, the good and bad side of hospitalizations, and their suggestions for ways to create and build support before a moment of crisis. Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/3qMLtLc Mighty Podcast Peeps Group: https://themighty.com/groups/podcastpeeps/ Download The Mighty App: http://mgty.co/app Check out Gabe's podcasts and book on his site: GabeHoward.com Check out Sarah's music and podcast on her site: SarahsGoodBadLuck.com Check Rudy's blog and speaking content on his site: RudyCaseres.com
57:04
March 30, 2022
Living With Chronic Migraine
Living With Chronic Migraine
In this episode, The Mighty Host, Ashley Kristoff, discusses Chronic Migraine with neurologist Dr. Margo Butchee, MD, MPH and “My Crazy Good Life” food blogger, entrepreneur, and Chronic Migraine patient Becca Ludlum. They talk about the challenges of living with the disease, how to find a doctor, and a treatment path that Becca took on her Chronic Migraine journey. This episode of The Mighty Podcast is sponsored by AbbVie. Podcast Transcript Link: https://bit.ly/LivingWithChronicMigrainePodcast For Product Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide: https://bit.ly/39aHtef Check out Becca’s blog, “My Crazy Good Life”: https://mycrazygoodlife.com/
37:59
November 09, 2021
It's Time We Talk About Suicidal Ideation
It's Time We Talk About Suicidal Ideation
In this episode Mighty host Ashley Kristoff is joined by Imadé Nibokun, a writer and mental health advocate who founded Depressed While Black, Marie Shanley of Mxiety, a Twitch streamer, and mental health advocate and Matt Rivera, an actor, mental health advocate, and owner of Neto Keto Foods. They discuss the topic of suicidal ideation, their lived experiences along with the misconceptions around it. They provide ideas on how to support loved ones experiencing suicidal ideation as well as noting actionable ways to improve the way mental health and suicide are thought and talked about. Content Warning: Suicide, suicidal ideation National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text ‘HOME’ to 741741 International resources: https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp Additional suicide prevention resources: https://themighty.com/suicide-prevention-resources/ Transcript: bit.ly/SuicidalIdeationPodcast Podcast Peeps Group: https://themighty.com/groups/podcastpeeps/ The Mighty App: http://mgty.co/app Imadé Nibokun: instagram.com/depressedwhileblack Rebuild: Help formerly incarcerated individuals with therapists of color here: bit.ly/REBUILD2021 Matt Rivera: https://www.instagram.com/ramborivera/ Los Angeles LGBT Center: https://lalgbtcenter.org/ Marie Shanley Find more work from Marie: https://mxiety.com/ The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook: https://kathrynhgordon.com/2021/07/11/the-suicidal-thoughts-workbook-is-available-now/
01:09:14
September 29, 2021
The Reality of Living With ADHD
The Reality of Living With ADHD
In this episode Mighty Host Ashley Kristoff is joined by Mighty staff members Camara Rauen and Monique Vitche as well as Conor Bryan to talk about living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They’ll discuss how ADHD impacts the way they see the world, the differences in their diagnostic journeys and a few lighthearted and relatable anecdotes about living in a neurotypical world. This episode was sponsored by Talkspace: go to https://bit.ly/Talkspace2021 to get $100 off with code MIGHTY Transcript: bit.ly/ADHDPodcast Podcast Peeps: https://themighty.com/groups/podcastpeeps/ The Mighty App: http://mgty.co/app
01:07:14
August 02, 2021
 Chronic Illness Misconceptions
Chronic Illness Misconceptions
In this episode Mighty Staff members Ashley Kristoff, Heidi Cope and Kat Harrison along with Mighty Super Contributor Charles Mickles discuss their experience living with chronic illness and the misconceptions they have faced along the way. This episode was sponsored by Talkspace: go to https://bit.ly/Talkspace2021 to get $100 off with code MIGHTY Charles Mickles: https://themighty.com/u/charlesmickles/ Transcript: bit.ly/cimisconceptions Podcast Peeps: https://themighty.com/groups/podcastpeeps/ The Mighty App: http://mgty.co/app
55:37
June 29, 2021
Living With a Rare Cancer
Living With a Rare Cancer
In this episode, Mighty host Ashley Kristoff interviews patient advocates Michele Nadeem-Baker and Terry Evans about their experiences with a rare cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including their diagnosis journey and how they found a supportive community. This episode of The Mighty Podcast is sponsored by Pharmacyclics and Janssen Oncology. Know Your CLL: https://knowyourcll.com/
36:11
May 17, 2021
Self-Acceptance as a Tool in Mental Health Healing
Self-Acceptance as a Tool in Mental Health Healing
In this episode, Mighty Staff members Ashley Kristoff and Brittany McCoy talk with Minaa B., a therapist, writer, wellness coach and mental health educator, about her book “Rivers Are Coming,” her experiences with healing, finding self-acceptance and the power of writing and poetry. Please be advised this episode covers topics that may be triggering such as self-harm and suicide. If you’d like to avoid this section, it occurs from 6:02-6:30. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Minaa B’s Website: http://bit.ly/MinaaBWebsite “Rivers Are Coming”: http://bit.ly/RiversAreComing Minaa B’s Instagram: http://bit.ly/MinaaBInstagram Episode Transcript: http://bit.ly/TMP2Transcript
46:11
March 22, 2021
PTSD & Mental Health During the Pandemic
PTSD & Mental Health During the Pandemic
Welcome to the first episode of The Mighty Podcast! In this episode, Mighty Staff members Ashley Kristoff, Camara Rauen, Sarah Schuster and Brittany McCoy share relatable mental health stories, discuss PTSD and touch on how they’ve been coping during the pandemic. Please be advised this episode covers topics that may be triggering such as sexual abuse, pet death and trauma in general. DSM-5 PTSD Diagnostic Criteria: http://bit.ly/3qPcdc4 Dr. Margaret Rutherford Live: http://bit.ly/3qKEWyx Check out The Mighty App: http://mgty.co/app PTSD Alliance: http://bit.ly/3dBoVau The Mighty's PTSD Educational Resource: http://bit.ly/2NvITsH
58:24
February 23, 2021
Welcome To The Mighty Podcast
Welcome To The Mighty Podcast
Welcome to The Mighty Podcast! In each episode, we’ll dive into topics around mental health, chronic illness, rare disease, disability and more. Take this journey with us by subscribing! Continue the conversation on The Mighty with a community who gets it: https://mgty.app.link/PodcastPeeps
01:09
February 08, 2021