We need to talk about mental health



We need to fight for mental health, not against the stigma of mental illness.

Special thanks to Elizabeth S., Tyler D., Anna H., Arnt J., Collin P., Evan A., Imran M., Sam D., Ryan L., Sophie Y., Ahmed Y, Israel P., Neuro Transmissions, Eric E., Eve P., Lauren K., BrainCraft, and Aaron F. for making this episode possible! Learn how you can help me make The Psych Show and get exclusive behind the scenes access in return at

Topics Discussed:
* mental illness stigma
* what is mental health?

Learn more:
* My anxiety/depression story:
* How stigma interferes with mental health care American Psychologist article:
* Geek Therapy Radio podcast mental health episode:
* Mentalhealth.gov definition of mental health:
* Rachel Star’s What is having SCHIZOPHRENIA like video:
* Seize the awkward PSA:
* Anna Akana’s maintaining mental health video
* Last week’s video – Why is it so hard to get good therapy?

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If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:
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