Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Episode 017 - Anxiety Experience Trailer and Social Anxiety Disorder

In this episode, A look at the Anxiety Experience Trailer and resources for folks with Social Anxiety Disorders.




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Resources Mention:


As mentioned in the video and in the game play, this might trigger an attack if you are have an anxiety or panic disorder, photosensitive epilepsy or depression.

The video is designed for people who do not have the condition to get a sense of what the experience looks like. 

View at your own risk.


  • Alesandro Salvati Anxiety Attack Experience Trailer https://youtu.be/HDSIy2aSUbI
  • Anxiety Attack Game for Windows http://neatwolf.itch.io/anxiety-attacks
  • The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety http://akfsa.org 
  • AKFSA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheAndrewKukesFoundationforSocialAnxiety
  • Anxiety.org page on Social Anxiety Disorders https://www.anxiety.org/social-anxiety-disorder-sad 
  • AnxietyBC free PDF download of tools and tips to deal with Social Anxiety http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/adult_hmsocial.pdf

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      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.

      Saturday, October 24, 2015

      Jody Aman's Video on Five Ways to Stop Panic Attacks

      Jody Aman is a psychotherapist that also writes about anxiety and panic issues. Her web site has books, videos and other offerings that provide help with people with these issues.



      This is one of her videos talking about five ways to stop panic attacks. I like number four, which is to use creativity to divert the energy of the attack.

      On her web site there are online programs for purchase on treating anxiety and panic disorders and two free programs: one on meditation skills and one on healing the emotional self. You'll need to provide your name and e-mail address but otherwise no cost.

      She also has a YouTube channel if you want to get a sense of her treatment style or other tips on handing mental health issues.

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

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      Tuesday, October 20, 2015

      Episode 016 Fail, Fail Again and M3 Mood Assessment Apps

      In this episode Pema Chodron's advice to fail again and a look at the M3 Test for Mood Disorders




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      If you have questions, comment or constructive feedback you can plop them down below - the comments are held in moderation until I can get to them because, you know, the others. Shhs. 

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      M3 Mental Health Screening Video

      In episode 016 I'll talk more about the M3 Assessment but this is one of the doctors that is involved with the project.

      The focus in this video is providing a tool for medical doctors to understand that a patient may have one or multiple conditions. You are peeping behind the curtain as to why this could be a good resource for doctors who are busy and need a trustworthy crib sheet.


       

      The questions were developed so that it would be easy for a medical doctor to understand that there could be a mental health component as well as a physical health condition.


      Tuesday, October 13, 2015

      Episode 015 ACES Too High and Shame

      In this episode, a look at ACES Too High and Shame in the public discourse.





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      Sunday, October 11, 2015

      Thoughts on John Oliver's Mental Health Video

      One day, there will come a time when comedians will return to making bland real life funny. In the meantime folks like John Oliver, Colbert, the recently retired John Stewart are doing the work of journalists.


      I get where he was going with this; you cannot and should not divert gun control/regulation discussions on that backs of mental health issues. Yet almost every GOP politician ran to embrace the need for mental health services because only the cray-cray are shooting up folks.

      Bullshit.

      Can't even have many public discussions about mental health issues without folks going off on the rails in the comments. And by rails I mean being mean, vindictive and hateful.

      Nor much laughter in this segment; there is some but dang, how much more do we have to experience before thoughtful, reasonable action can be engaged?

      There is a gentleman on Facebook, a gun loving retired police officer who is trying to get folks to think about appropriate registration of guns. The same as we do with automobiles, motorcycles and airplane owners. I don't think he has gotten a lot of traction in the mainstream press as yet.

      I don't even know if that is the answer or a part of one. But anything to keep the Klown Kar losers from jockeying on the backs of people with mental illness.

      Tuesday, October 6, 2015

      Episode 014 Depression and Worry Watch App for iOS


      In this episode, a look at Depression and an iOS anxiety app called Worry Watch.




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      Video From University of Michigan's Depression Toolkit

      Yep. That is the theme for an upcoming episode. To prepare for this journey, this is a video from the University of Michigan's Depression Toolkit site.




      Said to say it bunkies but you can have an anxiety or panic disorder AND have depression as well. You can have depression with anxiety or an anxiety disorder with a side order of depression.

      Hell no, it ain't fair.

      But there are things, treatments and resources that can help.