How did a geologist with a PhD from Stanford and no theater training co-create and produce an acclaimed play about mental health? And why is he dedicated to #disruptstigma? The answer to these questions (and more!) can be found on this week’s Minding Your Mind Podcast with Zack Burton, co-creator of The Manic Monologues.
Minding Your Mind Podcast
Minding Your Mind Podcast
Hosted by Minding Your Mind speakers Jordan Burnham and Evan Transue, the Minding Your Mind Podcast features interviews with people from all walks of life.
Through these intimate conversations, Jordan and Evan bring us real stories of experience and hope that include a message for everyone listening.
In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s episode of the Minding Your Mind podcast share the history on how women worked to destigmatized breast cancer. Jordan talks about the stigma that *used to* (<<
In Random Acts of Kindness Week it’s fitting our podcast guest is LGBTQ+ and mental health advocate Juan Acosta. Juan began his activism at 13 channeling kindness, is a published author as part of Lady Gaga’s book “Channel Kindness” & is a reporter on the Born This Way Foundation Channel Kindness platform. Hear the story of how he drafted and got passed a historic proclamation in his hometown and how that moment propelled him into the life he has today.
Host Jordan Burnham and founder of Sober Evolution Austin Cooper have an enlightening conversation about Austin’s path to sobriety, why he talks so publicly about recovery, the Five Second Rule, asking for help (even for directions!), and harnessing the power of the internet for good.
Jordan interviews national award-winning speaker Emily Torchiana about being cyber-bullied in high school, her journey as a mental health advocate, and how she started the non-profit organization Lost Got Found, which aims to reduce stigma by educating students and encouraging others to share their stories.
World-renowned mental health advocate and suicide survivor Kevin Hines discusses his experience in managing his mental health, the mind-gut connection, surviving a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge, and his work as an advocate.
Comedian, author, and mental health advocate Sara Benincasa talks about agoraphobia, humor, and her recipe for self-care.
Psychologist Leo Flowers discusses overcoming mental health adversity, his experience as a former D1 football player, his experience as a psychologist and suicide prevention.
Martin Khodabakhshian discusses his career as an ESPN producer and how he is able to incorporate mental health education with some of the world’s best athletes.
Jennifer Marshall talks about managing her mental health, sharing her path to recovery and what led her to become the co-founder and executive director of This Is My Brave- a platform to bring stories of mental illness and addiction into the spotlight.
TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast mentions a suicide attempt.
USS strongman heavyweight national champion, Joey Szatmary, wants people to know that there is no stereotypical picture when it comes to someone who deals with mental health challenges. Depression, anger issues, and suicidal ideations were not things that most of the people in Joeys life knew that he dealt with. Through working with counselors, finding a passion in weightlifting, and developing simple strategies that he can count on, Joey completely turned his situation around.
Minding Your Mind Podcast Ep. 7: Trauma, Activism & Healing In The Black Community, With Dr. Carol Labor
Jordan Burnham interviews Dr. Carol Labor on intergenerational trauma in the Black community and the importance of activism moving forward. Utilizing her lived experience of depression and trauma, Dr. Carol Labor specializes in psychoeducation on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in vulnerable communities. She shares her insight and her journey on finding her voice through lived experiences and advocating for others.
In this episode, Evan Transue and Lucas Wolfe discuss Lucas’ new book ‘My Perfect Life: How Depression Almost Ended It and How I Found Purpose Through Pain” and how the book relates to Minding Your Mind’s mission.
TW/CW: Aaron and Evan discuss childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and trauma. If any of these topics are upsetting for you, please take care while listening, take a pause, and come back when you feel ready.
In this interview Aaron discusses trauma during his childhood and his unhealthy way of coping with it in the form of substance misuse. Aaron shares his story today to spread hope and encourage others to reach out for help when needed. Aaron is currently thriving in his recovery because of the treatment he received.
An interview with Autumn Farr, founder and CEO of Toi
Minding My Mind is a podcast series by Jordan Burnham where he discusses current events and relevant topics. In this episode, Jordan discusses George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement and what allyship means.
Teaching During a Pandemic: an interview with Jill Gleeson around her experience teaching during COVID-19 and what she’s learned from her students.
Graduating During a Pandemic: an interview with RJ, a graduating
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