In this episode Nicolas discusses trying to triage meeting the current demands of their life loosely informed by their understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and The Wellness Recovery Action Plan. The former has proven to be more helpful as Nicolas works though their survival needs in hopes of being able to spend more time on meeting esteem needs.
In this episode Nicolas tries to puzzle through balancing their life. The topics range from balancing their personal finances to dealing with social security, holding a job and maintaining their political activism in a compromised environment. They also talk about The Just Cause Eviction Ordinance before the Chico City Council. If you are in support of A Just Cause Ordinance please show up tonight (1/7/2020) at 6pm for The Chico City Council Meeting to voice your support!
In this episode I talk about my reaction to Hillary Clinton running again. I also talk about my hatred of neoliberalism. I also mention local politics and how Vice Mayor Brown surprised me with a vote after a progressive grassroots campaign. I harken back to my Occupy ambitions and what I would like to see on both the local and national level. I briefly mention some radio production stuff and how as a friend pointed out no one starts out a professional right out of the gate. It takes years of training and experience to get to the professional level. And, even after 12 years I may not be quite there yet. Lastly I mention The Justice for Desmond Campaign and how and why I didn’t call 911 when I was in a mental health crisis last week.
In this episode I talk about a recent mental breakdown and the things that kept me alive. I also talk about the things that lead up to it and radio vs podcasting and the big question: What’s Next?
In this episode I talk about a wistful Facebook post that blew up on me. I try to explain my feeling that violence is a symptom of mental illness while making it clear that I speak from the experience of being mentally ill and suffering from violent outbursts. I talk about the value of mental health treatment for all and my wish to eradicate all weapons from the world (not just guns).