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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.
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Kye Plant has 1 hour conversations with a different person every episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects (mental health [OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety] PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc) in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  

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Jun 29, 2018

Alice Sickface (Mental Health Worker; Body Positivity Influencer) spent one year with crippling depression (and some confusing health concerns).  Later she was diagnosed with an Underactive Thyroid (after her first doctor shrugged it off MANY times) which was the culprit.  She works in the mental health field yet still struggled with the stigmatization of her own mental health and the necessity for pharmaceuticals to treat her General Anxiety Disorder.  

We also talk about: 
IBS, 
panic attacks, 
mono (glandular fever), 
her greatest fear coming true (and her surviving), 
mental health related tv shows, 
dyspraxia, 
radical acceptance, 
CBT, 
"success", 
Against Me!, 
and SO much more!

Follow Alice on instagram: @alicesickface

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jun 11, 2018

Sabrina Benaim (poet/writer) explains how finding a squash-ball-sized tumor in her twenties led to her vocalizing her feelings and mental health struggles through slam poetry.  Her first mental breakdown was in tenth grade, but she wasn't diagnosed until she was 24.  When she was a kid, she felt like a weirdo, and learned to not talk about her feelings, but now she tours the world, sharing her poems with audiences, breaking down stigma and spreading awareness of mental health.  Sabrina and I alternate between laughter and seriousness in this wonderful episode!

We also talk about: 
writing as catharsis/therapy, 
travelling with mental illness, 
depression + anxiety, 
panic attacks, 
isolation, 
positive social media, 
dance as therapy, 
spirituality + meditation + tarot cards, 
synchronicities, 
John Mayer, 
powerful films, 
and MUCH more!

Sabrina is the author of Depression and Other Magic Tricks and can be found on instagram @badass_sab

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

 

Jun 4, 2018

BONUS episode!  I talk about my tumultuous + toxic love affair with cocaine and what eventually led to a suicide attempt last September.  Though suicide is often seen as purely negative, I found this experience to be life-changing and I think it needed to happen to me.

This is not a 'typical' episode because, as you see in the title, I interviewed myself.  I thought it would be a funny way to talk about something fairly "heavy".  I don't know if it ended up being funny at all...  But I think the episode is still very interesting--though I'm very nervous to share it.  People open up to me (and thousands of strangers who listen to Feelin Weird) every week about things that scare them, and 75% of guests (not a mathematician...) feel VERY nervous about doing it and are often hesitant to even share their stories, so I think it's important for me to share my WEIRD things as well (so I know what it's like).  In my opinion, it's VERY important to talk about suicide (ideations, attempts, and just suicide in general) and I'm happy to share my experience.

TRIGGER WARNING: I talk about suicide, drugs and cutting myself--also, there is mention of blood.  Please be cautious if any of those things trigger you!  I honestly don't find these things hard to listen to--I LOVE HEARING THESE STORIES--but I know everyone is different.

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

May 13, 2018

Stuart Ralph (host of The OCD Stories podcast) had his first OCD symptom at age 7 but didn't start treating it until age 26.  This is a very typical story for those with OCD because of misconceptions about the disorder.  Stuart breaks down those misconceptions in this hour long talk.  He shares his experiences with the disorder but also shares his WEALTH of knowledge!  I guarantee you know someone who has OCD and probably 80% of listeners won't actually be able to say what the disorder is (okay, i made that stat up...)

Stuart ALSO talks about 
ERP and ACT, 
OCD vs. OCPD, 
Pure O, 
Different types of OCD, 
private vs. public healthcare, 
fear of how others will react to your diagnosis, 
relapse, 
meditation & mindfulness, 
and SO much more!

It's been two years since I started this podcast and I want to thank you for listening--Feelin Weird is the best part of my life (though it's a struggle a lot of the time too). <3

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

May 6, 2018

Alli G (therapist + social worker for holocaust survivors) had her first OCD symptom at age 7; she tells the story of her struggles with it over the last couple decades.  She grew up in South Florida, a place known for plastic surgery and obsessive beauty standards, and, like many womyn, her eating disorder started at a young age as the result of a comment her mother made.  After college, she tried law school but later decided her true calling was therapy--which she now practices--and, might I add, it is SO refreshing to hear about a therapist who KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS and who TRULY cares!

We also talk about: 
listening + validating people instead of telling them to "calm down", 
psychoeducation (having to educate family members about your illness), 
growing up with a mentally ill father, 
being the symptom bearer of the family, 
her FIRST session as a therapist, 
skin picking, 
the positive aside of "mental illness", 
perfectionism, 
suicidal ideation (TW), 
medication (and how it saved her life), 
and SO much more!

Alli G is my new favourite person and I guarantee you will love her (and this episode)!

Two of the best quotes from this episode:

"If people could see the suffering that we have to go through, physically, on our bodies, mental illness wouldn't be a stigma.
People would be like, "holy shit--why didn't you get help sooner??" And we're like "I tried, but you told me I was being too dramatic--you told me to calm down!"

"you have to laugh to keep from crying. How else would you get out of bed everyday?"

 

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2018

Danika Ransome (mental health advocate), talks about her experience growing up with BPD--she also suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  She talks about her chaotic childhood and the bullying/violence she witnessed (TW) *there is one graphic scene*.  We also discuss nine symptoms of BPD, which gives the listener a better idea of what it's like to experience the disorder. 

We talk about using social media as a support system and creating a positive online presence. 
We also talk about body positivity,
self-medication,
self-harm (TW),
validation,
laughter as a coping mechanism,
dissociation + depersonalization,
fear of abandonment,
chaotic relationships,
anger, 
and SO much more.

Danika's instagram: @my_mh_journey

 

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Mar 25, 2018

Cher shares his experience with D.I.D. (the media has labeled it "Multiple Personality Disorder" though it is not a personality disorder.  Also called split personalities or multiplicity).  This disorder is a result of early childhood trauma of which he had lots of: (TW) an emotionally and physically abusive step-father, a homophobic/transphobic father and a doctor mother who didn't believe in medication or mental-illness.  Everyone has heard of D.I.D. from the media, but now we have a chance to hear first hand what it's like to live with it.  

Cher tells us about the various "alters" (alternate personalities) he had in earlier years. Cher and I also talk about coping with trauma and PTSD, being trans, shame spirals, (TW) suicide attempts, anxiety and depression, medication, therapy, being bullied, being misgendered as a child, and SO much more.

Thanks for listening!

 

Remember to rate/review/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (and subscribe in whichever app you use)!  

Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Feb 26, 2018

Haley O. talks about her experience with depression, PTSD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (called "BFRBs" eg. skin picking).  She talks about her early diagnosis of ADHD, OCD, and turrets (and later, anxiety and depression).  Haley also talks about the two major traumatic situations in her life that led to her BFRB and major depression (TW: one was sexual in nature).

We also talk about having sensitive nervous systems, PTSD, trauma and guilt, support groups, high-stress jobs, reaching out for help, courage, redefining "success" for yourself and SO much more.

Remember to rate/review/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (or whichever app you use)!  

Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Feb 11, 2018

An anonymous guest talks about coping mechanisms, rehab, therapists and health insurance.  She tells the story of how she was rejected from an out-patient program (rehab) after hitting a "bottom".  We also talk about drugs, alcohol, BPD, anxiety, depression, self-hatred, abstinence-based recovery, shitty AND good therapists/doctors, fear of being "too much", labels and diagnoses, self-sabotage, healing, meditation, meds, (TW) overdoses, drug interactions, creating our crazy-person-commune in Cincinnati and MUCH more.

It's been a while since I've posted one of these, but I'll be doing a lot more in the coming months!  I'm back in the proverbial saddle :)

Remember to rate/review/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!  

Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Nov 27, 2017

An anonymous guest talks about growing up with a mentally ill mother and a father who wasn't around.  These childhood traumas later turned into an addiction which led her to go to a rehab centre to learn how to heal herself and live a more fulfilling life.  We also talk about non-violent communication, self-esteem, being hard on yourself, difficulty in relationships (being hyper critical of yourself, your partner and your relationship), mindfulness, meditation, depression, anxiety, and much more.

Remember to rate/review/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!  

Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

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