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 renews his interest in psychology and starts to explore Non-violent Communication techniques by trying to connect their needs with the needs of others. This causes them to reexamine the generation talk in the last two episodes and express a desire to try and connect with and understand older people.
In this episode I describe the struggle I am having with the primary effects of the psychiatric meds I’ve been prescribed following my mental breakdown. I also describe an interview with an intern that I’ll be airing for my first Big Idea Show this week and the struggle I am having to frame the interview within the context of the show. Finally I touch on my binary brain and how that parallels with older people’s struggle to understand the concept of the non-binary gender identity.
In this episode I talk about my experience with 7 Cups of Tea and volunteering with HopeXchange. I also talk about trust and a trust game that Meagan recommended. Finally I mention that it is Suicide Prevention Month and talk about what to expect if you end up in a crisis unit
If you are feeling suicidal Call 1-800-273-8255 in The United States for help. If you are close to making an attempt dial 911!
In this episode I explore how we as individuals arrive at personal truth and how much that can differ and contrast with other people’s truths. I bring up a number of examples of times where two people have different truths and one must pick one over the other including suicide versus living out your full life.
As someone who has been suicidal before and made a few half-hearted attempts, I explain the psychology of suicide. How logical it seems and how hard and condescending it is to listen to another truth when you are suicidal. Lastly I explore why it is that suicide is considered an abnormality in western culture
If you are feeling suicidal please be open to other truths. Call 1-800-273-8255 in The United States for help. If you are close to making an attempt dial 911!
In this episode I react to the terror attack in Charlottesville. I talk about the awful emotions it brought up. How do you handle Nazis? Do you let them speak? How do you handle law enforcement that you can’t trust? I also talk about Pride and being bisexual. Finally I wrap things about by talking about being Bi-polar and studying mood disorders.