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Episode 6: Mike Billstrom on Unexpected Mentors, Overcoming Adversity, and Becoming Obsessed with Self-Improvement

This episode features a great interview with a new friend, Mike Billstrom from . Mike talks about how he had to grow up very quickly to overcome an extremely turbulent upbringing. He found himself in the throes of depression, anxiety, and terrible…

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Episode 5: Social Anxiety, Recovering from Sexual Abuse, and Migraine Hallucinations

Another awesome episode full of listener questions. Don’t forget to send in your questions to me on twitter () or via email (). In this episode, I cover these really interesting questions:
1- What can I do about my social anxiety when I have to…

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Episode 4: Ryan on Male Depression, Body Image, and Gaming

This is an awesome episode. I welcome my very first guest, Ryan, to the show. He is a buddy of mine from college and we talk about his experiences with depression. I am really happy with this interview because Ryan was so willing to talk candidly and…

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Episode 3: Anxiety Awareness, Panic Attacks, and Pets

In this episode I ask you for your reviews and take some wonderful listener questions. You can send your questions to  or email them to .
First question: What if I am too aware of my anxiety?
Second question: How to deal with panic…

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Episode 2: Anger, Low Cost Resources, and Cigarettes

In this episode, I make a few short announcements and then take a fewawesome questions from listeners. You can send your questions to or email them to.First question: How to avoid explosive anger like my dad?Second question: How can I find services…

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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast Episode 1

In this episode I introduce you to the new podcast and take two Twitter questions and one Reddit question. You can find me on twitter at . 
First question: Is seven medications for anxiety and depression just crazy?
Second question: What’s…

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How to Explain Depression: A Letter

In my first book, I wrote a letter from the point of view of someone dealing with anxiety. The idea was that you could take that letter verbatim or use it as inspiration to help those people in your life that just don’t “get it” to better understand what it is that you are dealing with….

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10 Obscure Emotions

Sometimes a psychotherapy session is really just a collaborative quest to find the right word to demonstrate to your client that you have heard them and know exactly what they mean. If only there was an exact word to describe feeling the feeling of being alone in a crowd or the sense of peace that comes from being inside…

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