Episodes

This week we completely switch gears. In light of the recent mass shootings, current stances on the causes of mass shootings, as well as potential laws being introduced to help prevent mass shootings, we’re going to just scratch the surface on some of the real facts behind mental illness and mass shootings. The opinions listed in this podcast are completely my own, and supported by actual statistics. I am in no way giving any type of opinion or stance on gun control, but simply providing information I found on the mental health of those who commit mass shootings.

www.fbi.gov/file-repository/act…-2016-2017.pdf/view
www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-…gun-reporting-laws 
www.nami.org/learn-more/public-…ith-mental-illness
www.amhca.org/blogs/joel-miller/…idence-based-facts

In today’s bonus interview episode, I speak with Rebecca Chamaa, who not only has Schizophrenia, but is also a Schizophrenia advocate. She has countless resources available for people who are either suffering with Schizophrenia themselves, or knows somebody close to them who is suffering. You’ll here her discuss some of her personal experiences and opinions on Schizophrenia classification, as well as promote some of her own personal resources. Please see links for her Facebook page, blog, and books available on amazon. 


www.facebook.com/ajourneywithyou2/
ajourneywithyou.com/
www.amazon.com/PILLS-POETRY-PROS…&s=gateway&sr=8-2
www.amazon.com/Guided-Mental-Ill…&s=gateway&sr=8-1

In today’s episode we discuss one of the most widely popularized mental illness, made famous by countless movies and tv shows, Schizophrenia. We’ll take you on a wild ride, into the mind and outside of reality, while discussing myths, diagnostic criteria, causes and risk factors, and treatment.

https://hekint.org/2017/01/23/portrayal-of-schizophrenia-in-movies/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/delusional-disorder
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519704/table/ch3.t22/
https://www.instagram.com/awkwardapostrophe/?hl=en
https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/features/schizophrenia-investigating-the-role-of-the-immune-system/20200305.article?firstPass=false
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354443
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/health/mental-illness-risk-higher-for-children-of-older-parents-study-finds.html
https://health.usnews.com/conditions/mental-health/schizophrenia/articles/inside-the-schizophrenic-brain
https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/evidence-and-research/learn-more-about/25-schizophrenia-fact-sheet
https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Living-with-a-Mental-Health-Condition

In this weeks episode, we dive head first into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. As usual we discuss the diagnostic criteria, causes and risk factors, treatments, and more!

http://beyondocd.org/information-for-individuals/clinical-definition-of-ocd
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.shtml
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/pandas/index.shtml
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/brain-stimulation-therapies/brain-stimulation-therapies.shtml

In this weeks episode we take a deep dive into Borderline Personality Disorder. As usual we go over diagnostic criteria, the causes and risk factors, treatment options and we’ll hear from one of our listeners what day to day life is like living with BPD. Thanks for listening!

In our first episode, we take an in-depth look at Bipolar Disorder, addressing the myths and stereotypes, while discussing the diagnostic criteria, causes, risk factors, and treatments. We also get the opportunity to talk with Deborah Matthews about her personal experience living with Bipolar Disorder. Deborah also has a blog called Suddenly Bipolar in which she discusses her day-to-day life, struggles, and celebrations. If you are interested in checking out her blog, you can visit her website at http://www.suddenlybipolar.com. Links for all of the resources collected from today’s episode are listed below. Thanks for listening! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and share the link with your friends!

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-medication-guide.htm/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355961
https://online.epocrates.com/diseases/48836/Bipolar-disorder-in-adults/Diagnostic-Criteria
https://www.psycom.net/bipolar-disorder-causes
https://www.dbsalliance.org/education/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-disorder-statistics/
https://www.bbrfoundation.org/content/study-identifies-separate-brain-network-disturbances-bipolar-disorder-states
https://www.bbrfoundation.org/content/exercise-may-treat-cognitive-symptoms-bipolar-disorder-restoring-brain-activation-patterns

In this intro episode, I briefly explain what A5YLUM is, and what we’ll be discussing throughout this podcast. Thanks for listening! All references for this episode are listed below:
http://www.sountrap.com
http://www.createyourownlogo.com
http://www.A5YLUMpodcast.com