Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Show 112 - Resources for Attorneys, Lawyers Who Have A Problem

Today’s show is about stress and depression resources for lawyers, attorneys, and for the benefit of people that work around them.

I also got a little something for men that have mental health issues and  a touch of future tech that will alert you if your heart is beating a little too fast.





Hear ye, hear ye, don't be so stubborn. If you are thinking about taking your own life  or you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


US News and World Report article on men's reluctance to seek mental health. It speaks to the reasons for the stigma and what to do about it.

Inside of that article is a mention of ManTherapy.org with content specifically designed for men about mental health issues.

Still under testing but the EmotionsCheck device and app look promising. It would alert you that your heart rate is rising and to begin a calming process.

ABA Journal news story on attorney shooting during holiday party.

ABA Working Group to address mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession.

Jeena Cho and Karen Gilfford have a book out called The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation. There is also a meditation page that you can download and use when you need a bit of peace.

Dan Lukasik has the blog Lawyers with Depression.

Men Get Depression has a free booklet in English and Spanish on how to recognize depression, understand what is happening to you, treatment options and resources.

Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic video on Depression and Addiction in the Legal Profession.

American Bar Association Stress page with some tips, definitions and a long list of articles written by other attorneys who know how you feel.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Show 111 Introduction to Medical Marijuana Information Resources

Look, I know a lot of people that use marijuana for symptom control. Unfortunately a lot of people use it to control their anxiety symptoms. It doesn’t cure it, you don’t get a grip as to why your body is out of alignment and my bias is that it could be a part, maybe a small part of your overall treatment plan.

Or not. You as an adult can make a informed choice.

If you live in a state that has legalized marijuana then this might be a good time to gather information about the weed and start building your knowledge base.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


National Institute of Mental Health visual representation chart on levels of anxiety disorder.

Live and Let's Fly article about woman attempting to board airplane with peacock. An adult peacock. United Airlines said no, three times before she got to the airport.

Elementa is a site that talks about women, business empowerment and has a section on the site about Cannabis 101

Medical Jane is a website that provides information about the medical applications of marijuana and related products.

Green Street goes into details about medical sublinguals, what they are, what they can do for you and why it might be a good choice, or not.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Show 110 Delta Airlines New Policy for Emotional Support Animals and Quick Look at Bridge Phobia

Lots to jabber about dogs on planes, hospitals, drinking and then taking it to the bridge but in this case it is the fear of bridges. Or is it?

One of goals of the podcast is to talk about things that are not comfortable. Or a direct cause and effect; if you do this you will fix that. Sometimes that does happen – especially in regard to breathing practices. Sometimes it does not.






Ring the bell! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Routers story on Delta Airlines reviewing their emotional support policy.

Delta Airline official policy on trained service dogs and emotional support animals. I've also included a link to the form you will have to fill out before flying with the animal.

CNBC story about Intermountain Hospital teaming up with other hospitals to make their own generic drugs. There is also the official PR information press release from the participating hospitals.

The Mayo Clinic has an understandable page about phobias and treatment options.

ADAA has a screener quiz to help you clarify if you have a phobia or phobia adjacent disorder.

The Simply Noise app can help you with finding the right sound for your needs, that could be a frequency noise or a sound of nature. Windows users can go to the download section of the website and select the items that will give them an audio balm.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Show 109 The Amygdala and Panic Attacks

Part of your treatment is to figure out what is tripping the false alarm and replace it with better filtering instructions. So we gotta talk about the Amygdala.





You can't check out now, things are jumping. If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Double-blind study on how Chamomile Capsules Ease Anxiety Symptoms for mild to moderate general anxiety disorder. It is a small group of people but it did have an calming effect.

Full study report from the Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychology on sleep deprivation and repetitive negative thoughts. There is a more accessible interpretation of the study at Newsweek Magazine.

Helpguide.org page on panic attacks and panic disorders. American Psychological Association page also have info on panic attacks.

The Amygdala in 5 Minutes video by Joseph LeDoux that gives a better idea of what it does and the body functions that are affected. Keep in mind the dude is a neuroscientist so it might be challenging to understand everything he is saying.

For those of you that don't know what self-care means I suggest a visit to The Self Care Journey.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. treatment.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Show 108 - Treatment Resource Quckie

Still trying to catch some down time to relax and write. These two goals are not necessarily compatible but I gotta do what I gotta do.  If you are new to the podcast a mention of the treatment options and four accessible resources.

Don't forget to check out the resource page if you want to check out prior resources mentioned in the podcast.




If the tide is high and you need help to hold on please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, factual and accessible information about the anxiety spectrum.

Anxiety BC resources for anxiety engagement and treatment.

American Psychology Association page on stress management techniques.

Anger Leads to Anxiety page on TinyBuddah


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Show 107 - Dealing with Fear and Music Therapy Resources

In this episode, ways to handle or control your fear. I can’t tell you what to do; just offer options. Some options and resources I agree with and others I’ll give a side eye. I am biased. I am human.




Curse the darkness. If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 

From NAMI, a guest post by Chelsetia Davis on Improving Your Own Mental Health

News story via the CBC - Man in southwestern Ontario charged after family attacked with bat amid shouts of 'ISIS'

Reuters news story by Lisa Rapaport about music therapy might ease depression.

British Journal of Psychiatry Music Therapy for Depression; it seems to work but how?

The Effects of Music on the Human Stress Response from the PLoS One

From the University of Minnesota How to Deal with Chronic Fear and Anxiety

Mark Tyrell's Uncommon Help.me has a sensory tip on how to be re-centered in your space when an attack happens it is part of his 5 Sure-fire Ways to Overcome Fear and Anxiety Today

If you know and understand what mantras are Tiny Buddha has 4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D Ten Skills to Manage Fear and Anxiety in an Unsafe World

For those of you that want your healing on the rough side or more direct I commend your attention to How to Permanently Overcome Fear at The Mind of Steel.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Show 106 Anger and Anxiety

Everybody is lit up and ready to strike. At anything. I was reading a post and in the comments accounting were fussing about what they knew to be true.

Accountants!

People who want to see it before they count it. But there they were arguing points of minutia and ready to draw blood for it. There is a better way. There are options you can use to rev it down a peg or two.




Don't let the dark voices get you down, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Health News from NPR has more on the CVS/Aetna merger, looking at what consumers stand to lose or gain. CNBC interview with the honchos from CVS and Aetna on the proposed merger.

University of Florida Health Podcast with transcript on how doodling can help you feel better. Reader's Digest has a detailed but consumer friendly version of the study.

Google has an app called Auto Draw; you can draw lines and play with the AI or you can make full blown images that you can download. You can access the app from your phone, tablet or computer.

Brain Pickings and Ursula K. Le Guin on Anger

Helpguide.org on anger and anger management. You might also want to check out the Emotional Intelligence Tool Kit

Dr. Stan Hyman on Anger Management Techniques: 31 Tips to Tackle Your Temper

Tara Brach has a 55-minute class on the mindfulness of anger.

Five Reasons You Get Angry by Robert Tabbli, LCSW maybe one of these folks bears a passing resemblance to someone you know.

Gary from Pathway to Happiness has a different approach. In Understanding Anger: Why Anger Isn't Irrational.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.