Finding Joy and Hope in Mental Illness – Episode 15 – The Chasing Joy Podcast with Jenn Orcutt
May is mental health awareness month. I wanted to dedicate an episode to the topic on the show because it’s a topic close to my heart, and many of my listeners’ hearts as well. While I’ve definitely in my own life seen a huge improvement, I still believe there is so much misinformation and stigma around mental illness. In reality, whether it’s yourself or someone you love, I’m sure you know someone who has struggled.
On this show I have my friend, girl boss inspiration and graphic designer Jenn Orcutt back on the show. You might remember Jenn from episode 4 when we talked all about dating. She’s back and more insightful and lovely than ever. I love this show because it really felt like two friends diving deep into meaningful conversation. Jenn had so many interesting insights and shared practical tools that have helped her not only feel better, but grow as a person through her mental health journey.
I left the conversation feeling uplifted, hopeful and energized. I hope you do too.
On this episode we talk about
- Jenn & my experiences with our own mental health
- how to reach out for help
- how mental illness looks different on different people
- the tools we’ve used to help us grow, heal, thrive
- why therapy is amazing
- how to find the right tools to help you process your feelings
- creating a support system & how to help others help you
- how to navigate difficult life transitions
- social media’s impact on our mental health – how do we find a balance?
- how to get unstuck
This episode is perfect for anyone who
- has struggled with anxiety, eating disorders, depression or OCD
- has someone they love who has struggled with mental illness
- is curious about other’s experience with mental health
- wants to learn tools to cope in anxiety triggering experiences
- is looking for a little hope
- needs a reminder that they aren’t alone or crazy
- is in a period of stressful change or transition
Connect with Jenn
Hang out with the Joy Squad on Facebook for your daily dose of health, wellness and joy filled conversation. (and you’ll get sneak peeks on new things coming to the blog and podcast first)
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