54: How To Manage Mental Illness In Relationships (and 3 more questions from Patreon supporters)

54: How To Manage Mental Illness In Relationships (and 3 more questions from Patreon supporters)

As a small thank you to my Patreon supporters, I answer their questions as a Podcast, Blog, or Video.

Today I am answering 4 questions here:
- How do you manage relationships when one person has a mental illness?
- I struggle to talk when I am depressed. How can I express myself better?
- What can I do if my illness cannot be treated?
- How can I find work with acquired brain injury, and how do I deal with societies focus on perfectionism?

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33: Finding the balance between work and relaxation

33: Finding the balance between work and relaxation

Finding the balance between work and relaxation is vital for both mental health and productivity. Work too much, and you run the risk of becoming run down. Relax too much and your dreams will forever stay as dreams. 

In this episode I discuss my continuing journey to finding a balance between these two aspects of life. 

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31: On Writing Therapy For Mental Health

31: On Writing Therapy For Mental Health

Writing therapy is one of the core components of my ongoing mental health plan. When I feel a build of of mental pressure - I write!

The page listens and does not judge, and therefore you can tell it anything without fear. Writing enables me to collect, organise and express my thoughts. By writing them down, I am able to detach from them and let them go.

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25: Overcoming The Pointlessness of Life

25: Overcoming The Pointlessness of Life

When I am depressed, the 'pointlessness of life' becomes overwhelming.

This episode addresses why life can feel pointless, as well as some of the ways that I overcome those feelings.

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12: What Depression Feels Like

12: What Depression Feels Like

In this episode you will hear about Zachary's experiences with depression, the symptoms and impact on his day to day functioning.

"When I am depressed people want to cheer me up, which is a nice sentiment of course, but it doesn't address the issue completely. It is analogous to complaining that you cant understand a radio and to help, people keep raising the volume. You can hear it just fine, it is the tuning that is the problem"

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