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Podcasting about Mental Illness with Paul Gilmartin

Podcasting about Mental Illness with Paul Gilmartin

Jess and Margy are recording live from LA Podfest. We feature an interview with Paul Gilmartin of The Mental Illness Happy Hour. This episode contains discussions about mental illness and child abuse. Listener discretion advised.   The Mental Illness Happy Hour Paul started the show in 2011 because he felt it was needed He didn’t know he would someday make a living off the show People get so wrapped up in not laughing about this subject matter, but a little humor can be healing You either have that skill or you don’t It’s important to be respectful Paul tells all guests that nothing is too dark or off limits, and that he will delete the episode afterwards if the guest asks The things that you are most nervous to talk about are the things that are most healing to other people Empathy is everything, so it’s good to stay in the moment and not prepare too much How do you make a space to have such vulnerable conversations? Paul gets emails from people all over the world who were thi