Warning this episode discusses serious issues. If you get upset easily, please do not listen.
We all have had days where nothing goes as planned. We wonder why we even got out of bed. A couple of these days lead to a pretty bad week. Before you know it you are in a downward spiral that you can’t get out of. It seems in our society that “mental health” or “depression” is a bad word or carries with it a negative connotation. If you need to see a psychologist or psychiatrist that you are looked down on. Why is it? When you are sick, you go to see a doctor. If you have a toothache you go to see a dentist. But, if you are depressed, you are supposed to “tough it out.” To us that seems idiotic. Seeking help for a problem is the sign of intelligence and should never be looked down on, no matter what it is.
In this week’s episode we talk about mental health, depression, and suicide. We feel that these subjects are not talked enough about and we wanted to shed some light on them. We all live a complicated life, some more complicated than others. It is has we handle it that separates good from bad. We are not here to say that life is easy, not at all. We know that when you talk about your problems openly with your support system that it can have a positive effect. This is especially true for the special needs community, people with disabilities, advocates, and caregivers.
Mike talks about what was the motivation factor in his mental health when he was in high school.
Mike and Tim discuss suicide and their personal stories with suicide.
Find out why Mike does not like the word “cope”.
Find out how humor has helped Mike in his situation.
Hear what Mike’s biggest fear is.