Holistic Medicine and Mental Health

Join Tim and trained Naturopathic doctor, Veaney McIrvin, for a discussion about where holistic medicine/naturopathic medicine might fit in to your journey toward mental health. Don’t worry, there’s no preaching here…just two friends talking about possible tools to help you make some progress.

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From the Top Part 2: What Doctor Should I See?

Tim discusses various options for getting started with medical treatment once you’ve decided to go that route. Should you see a psychiatrist, a therapist, an internist, or all of the above? Or none of the above? It can all be so overwhelming, so tune in for a bit of sanity as you try to start the treatment journey.

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A Pastor’s Take on Mental Illness

In this episode, I’m talking to my longest time friend, Brad Mauldin. He’s a pastor at… We met when we were 12 at… We went through high school together and worked together after college and we have never been out of touch for any length of time in 30+ years. It’s really amazing for me to think of our history, and I’m so grateful for it.

Brad and I are going to delve into one of my favorite topics: Religion. Brad’s role at his church has largely been to counsel people who are in need of help for any and all reasons. He’s a trained counselor, and anyone who knows him will tell you he’s among the best listeners on the planet. People just feel safe with him naturally – a great quality in a counselor!

We are going to discuss the topic of how mental illness is handled in the modern Christian church. We will discuss shame, whether God is good, how God feels about sex outside of marriage, and much more. If you’re curious, the church where Brad works is what I would call a new wave evangelical church. Do’s and don’t’s and rules are less important than a relationship with Jesus that plays out individually, not in the same way for everyone. Check them out at atltrinity.org if you’d like.

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From the Top Part 1: How do I Know if I Have a Mental Illness?

 

In this new series of Mindful Minutes called “From the Top”, Tim walks through the basics of navigating the early roads of understanding your brain and it’s unique chemistry. Everything from understanding how to know if you should see a doctor, to finding the right kind of doctor, to finding the right meds, to managing your illness long-term will be covered in this series. Join us for this short-form series and know that you are not alone, no matter where you are on your journey.

 

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PTSD, Cannabis, and Hope for Healing

2019 Survivor contestant, Missy Byrd, is more than just a survivor on
TV. She’s survived a brain tumor while playing college basketball at
the Air Force Academy; the sudden loss of her father, something she
barely remembers due to the tumor; PTSD from all the events surrounding
her long-undiscovered ailment; and yes, even the TV show, Survivor. Tune
in for a frank discussion about the place of marijuana in treating
mental and emotional health issues. Or just tune in for Missy’s story.
You won’t be sorry!

Check out Missy here: https://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/216261/

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From Addiction to Advocacy

In this episode, Tim and Lindsey cover the gamut: ocd leading to addiction, childhood abuse, self harm…but Lindsey is here to let you know you can find a way through to a place of hope, of wanting to share your story with others, of wanting others to know they are not alone. Lindsey is fierce and tenacious and tender and kind all at once, just like so many who fight every day against the demons of mental and emotional trauma. You will be encouraged by her story! Find Lindsey on IG @tierneylindseytaylor

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Um, Did I Just Run Over Someone with my Car? OCD: The Doubt that Never Ends

Jeff Bell is a prominent radio journalist in the Bay area of California. In the darkest days of his battle with OCD, he couldn’t even get to the hospital to be with his possibly dying daughter because he was so worried he had hit a person when he had only hit a pothole. But Jeff has found hope and a way forward. Tune in to hear more from him.

About Jeff: Jeff Bell spends much of his time running the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, promoting the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges.  His A2A Spotlight features air weekly on KCBS and are distributed nationally by CBS News Radio.  A2A’s weekly “From Adversity to Advocacy” podcast can be heard online at Radio.com.

Jeff is the author of two books, “Rewind, Replay, Repeat” and “When in Doubt, Make Belief.” His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times.

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Medication, Hyper-sexuality, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Hope

Join Tim and Tosha Maaks for a frank discussion of what it’s like to live with Bi-Polar (type 1) disorder: Tosha shares about getting arrested (twice) for medication-related DUI’s, dealing with the common symptom of hyper-sexuality, and she offers plenty of encouragement and real-life advice.

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