Surviving The Holidays and Shopping Ideas For Depressed Friends w/ Tall Paul Marlow

On this special holiday survival edition of MENTAL RADIO we talk to Tall Paul “Mr. Vancouver” Marlow is a personal trainer, model, and former draft pick for the Toronto Bluejays. He writes about his experiences coping with depression and PTSD on his blog  on through fitness, nutrition, and self care.  You can read about his … Read more

Getting Out Alive: Overcoming PTSD w/ Nikki Lynette

Nikki Lynette is an indie artist whose creative style is equal parts hip hop, alternative, and pop. She fuses mental health activism into her performances and has created a lane for her music that is uniquely her own. She wrote a play about depression and became the first black female playwright to have the development … Read more

Heavy Metal Therapy and Managing Mental Illness With Creativity

“Nick Cavalier is a director of films, commercials, branded content and music videos. A visual and character-focused storyteller, Nick is known for his high production value docu-driven films with poetic hero centered themes. His work is featured in multiple national publications including New York Times, VICE, Shorts TV, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Alternative Press, Funny Or Die, … Read more

Shauntay Burris: Therapy Cats

Shauntay Burris is a breeder of therapy cats for people with PTSD and mood disorders. She specifically breeds sphynx cats because they have an extremely gentle temperament. She started breeding sphynx cats after her therapist prescribed her a therapy animal for herself, and she began doing therapy work in hospitals, bringing the cats to patients. … Read more

Healing Depression with Integrative Medicine: Dr. Kim Celmer

Dr. Kim Celmer is a naturopathic doctor who practices in Seattle Washington. We talk about why a patient struggling with depression might want to consider seeing a naturopathic doctor, and the basics of how to eat as much healthy food as possible, even when you aren’t feeling well. We examine the many things that can cause depressive symptoms that can sometimes go overlooked by a psychiatrist.

Surviving Suicide: Mariangela Abeo

Mariangela Abeo is a photographer and storyteller who is the creator of the project Faces of Fortitude. Faces of Fortitude tells the stories of people touched by suicide by patients with a failed attempt or a family member or friend who lost a loved one. She captures the stories by taking portraits while listening to them tell their story. The results are displayed on her social media and in gallery showings in Seattle where she lives and works.