4 helpful podcasts that deal with mental health - episode 43
Today's stories are part of a conversation that, culturally, we have difficulty with: mental health
1. Raw Data
"Most teenagers prefer texting. That's one of the main reasons CTL (Crisis Text Line) was started in the first place." — Leslie Chang, on Raw Data
A Chief Data Scientist explains the incredible insights that can be captured through crisis counseling text conversations.
2. The Mental Illness Happy Hour
"It was such a long process, it was like a year. And, I've only started feeling better -- more like myself in the last 3 or 4 months." — Maria Bamford, on The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Famous comedian, Maria Bamford, talks about using her struggles with mental health as part of her stand-up act.
3. Call Your Girlfriend
"You have to have a really good memory of the bad times to do the job that I want to do." — Heather Havrilesky aka Ask Polly, on Call Your Girlfriend
4. Interesting Vancouver Presents
"Up to that point, the only time I had heard about [bipolar disorder] had been in movies, basically, to describe crazy people. And I didn't feel crazy." — Sarah Jickling, on Interesting Vancouver Presents
Singer, songwriter Sarah Jickling describes what it's like to be diagnosed bipolar and how it has affected everyone around her.