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  • Psychotherapist Allan Clarke & his partner Aisling help you with your mental health every fortnight and they have the craic whilst doing it!
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Episodes
  • May 16 2022

    "I spent 15 months hospitalised in psychiatric wards.'"

    Episode 90:

    We're straight talking The Psych Ward with author Peter Vox. Peter is a former teacher in the Bronx who grew up in a family with a history of mental illnesses and is the author of The Psych Ward Notes. Peter tells us how his health anxiety and existential thoughts developed early in childhood and after a suicide attempt he was hospitalised in various psychiatric wards. He discusses schizoid patients, electroconvulsive therapy and if it really is like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

    Allan got sunburned playing golf in Portugal but he's riling over "ripe & ready" avocados while Aisling still has the Keanu Reeves crush from childhood but is bemused at her TikTok profile picture theft.

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

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    1 hr and 46 mins
  • May 2 2022

    "Men don't really talk about this, we don't really hear about men in violent relationships.'"

    Episode 89:

    It's out monthly check in, no particular theme just what is going in ours and the greater world. We discuss the ongoing case of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard, their toxic relationship, the often unspoken domestic violence on men and Amber Heard's diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. We have covered men in Abusive Relationships & Borderline Personality Disorder in the past, click the links or check our back catalogue.

    We return from London - definitely not Aisling's favourite place. Allan quite weirdly is smiling at the traumatic origins of Marvel's Moon Knight but he is most definitely not smiling after being made to watch 50 Shade of Grey by Aisling!

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • Apr 18 2022

    "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism'"

    Episode 88:

    STMH 2.0 is go! Peter steps out and Aisling steps in. We're straight talking autism with Kella aka Awakened Neurodivergence. We discuss ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Kella also tells us also about her OCD. We discuss some of the characteristics of autism like stimming, eye contact, social and, sensory issues, the levels of autism diagnosis and we clear up some of the biggest misconceptions. Allan discusses his own experience of being diagnosed and Aisling shares what it's like to be a neurotypical partner of someone that is neurodivergent.

    As it is the first podcast with Aisling as the brand new co-host, we discuss our background of how we met so it's a bit of a longer episode but that just means more laughs! Aisling is a fantastic new asset to the podcast as she opens up about her experience of anxiety and panic attacks. Find out how people in public think their chemistry is "magnetic" and how they fell in love over inappropriate memes about Allan's mother!

    We are finally active on TikTok, you can follow us @stmhpodcast, as is our username on all the social media platforms.

    Follow Straight Talking Mental Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email hello@stmhpodcast or check out www.stmhpodcast.com

     

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    2 hrs and 12 mins

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