Let’s talk about mental health

Episode 7

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25th May 2019

7:00pm

Ep 7: How a Major Health Scare Made Me Fear the Worst

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In this week's show, I want to talk about my recent health scare, which I touched upon in my last episode where I talked about my weight loss journey.

After the 8-week period was over, I took a little break to celebrate. While I wasn't exercising, I did continue with my smoothies, etc. However, following a dinner I had the evening after finishing the challenge, I took a turn for the worse.

It felt as though I was having a heart attack. I'd had a similar problem last year, but this felt a little different. No matter what I did, I just couldn't shake the severe pain that I was in.

In this week's show, I share what happened, the various things I went through, and why it's important to be aware of this, as your physical health is important to your mental health.

For more resources, please visit the Mental Health and Me website, where you'll find practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Episode 6

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18th May 2019

10:44pm

Ep 6: Finding a Positive Mindset to a Healthier Life

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In this week's show, I want to talk about how I lost over 30lbs in 8 weeks, and how a positive mindset helped me to a healthier life, and the impact that can have on your mental health.

I'll be honest - it wasn't easy. There were a lot of things I had to give up, or reduce greatly, while adding things to my diet and lifestyle that I didn't necessarily want to add.

But having changed my mindset, and gone through the 8 week program, I've definitely noticed an impact on my overall health - mental as well as physical.

This is something I'll dive into more on future shows, but today I want to give you an idea of what I went through, and how you can follow some of the steps I took if you want to make a physical change in your life.

For more resources, please visit the Mental Health and Me website, where you'll find practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Let's keep the conversation going.

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Episode 5

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14th Apr 2019

8:16pm

Ep 5: How Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health Combine to Help You with Your Mental Health

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In this week's show, I want to talk about how the combination of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness plays an important part on our mental health journey.

You have to better the whole package if you expect to see results. Mental, physical, and spiritual states all have to be aligned. Mind, body, and soul.

The way I see it is, you can have the best body in the world, physically in shape, eating the best foods, and running marathons while lifting weights… but if you don’t take care of your brain and your heart, you will still be unhappy.

For more resources, please visit the Mental Health and Me website, where you'll find practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Episode 4

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10th Apr 2019

10:52pm

Ep 4: Why Being Awkward is Perfectly Normal

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In last week's show, I spoke about why it's okay to not be perfect. Striving for perfection only helps to increase anxiety and, by association, depression. And that's the last thing we need added to our everyday journey with our illness.

Today I want to expand on that, and share why it's also okay - in fact, perfectly normal - to be awkward. Because while we may feel that being awkward makes us look foolish, often we're our own worst critic and the only one who's actually noticing our awkwardness.

For more resources, please visit the Mental Health and Me website, where you'll receive nothing but a warm welcome, support, love, and reassurance.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Episode 3

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1st Apr 2019

1:39am

Ep 3: You Don't Need to Be Perfect

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Last week, I recorded an episode of Mental Health and Me while under what I can only call "not the best circumstances". While I could have left the episode up, I really wasn't happy with it, as you'll found out in this new episode. I'll still share the topic of the previous episode three, probably in next week's show.

Today, though, while I share what happened last week, I want to talk about why you don't need to be perfect. Why whatever you do, you should be proud of, because you actually had the courage to do it.

It's okay to do things over. It's okay to not settle for things the first time you do them. Because we're not perfect, and that means we're allowed to do things over. And over. And over again. Allow yourself to breathe, and simply try again until you feel comfortable and confident with your own results.

For more resources, please visit the Mental Health and Me website, where you'll receive nothing but a warm welcome, support, love, and reassurance.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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About the Podcast

Mental Health and Me
Practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.
Anxiety and depression have been plaguing me for years. I've had my ups, downs, and down so low I hit rock bottoms. This is my journey with mental health.

My hope is by putting it all out there, I might be able to help others see that they’re not alone. You'll hear positive anecdotes, inspirational messages, along with practical self-care and wellness tips to help you through your journey as well.

I hope you’ll find this podcast inspiring and encouraging. I cope, and maybe I can help lighten your load too.

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Jaclyn Brown

Welcome to Mental Health and Me, a safe place for people who suffer from mental illness, who want to learn to cope with it, to control it, and eventually overcome it.

My name is Jaclyn Brown and I am not a therapist. I am a mental health and wellness advocate and my experience comes from over 20 years of battling both depression and anxiety.

I have learned to manage my illness, and I want to help you manage yours as well.

If you’re looking for ways to fight and beat anxiety or depression, this is the place for you. If you’re looking to support someone with mental illness, this is the place for you.

We don’t have to struggle alone. We are in this together. Break the stigma surrounding mental health. Let’s talk about it.