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Mental Note

Sep 6, 2022

Suicide is one of those words that stops us in our tracks. Often, we treat it tenderly — acting like saying it too loudly will inspire someone to do something awful. But the truth is that not talking about suicide is what actually increases the chance a person with suicidal thoughts will act on them. 

So how do you...


Aug 3, 2022

Researching anxiety and mood disorders can be daunting - and deciding who is credible and what research holds up under scrutiny is even harder.

That’s why we made today’s episode!

Welcome to our little one-stop-shop-overview of the basics for anxiety and mood disorders. We’ll spend this episode asking an expert in...


Jul 13, 2022

Four years ago Jayne Mattingly discovered something was seriously wrong with her health. Not only was she starting to see a loss of mobility, but physicians told her these physical limitations would only progress for the rest of her life.

For this former dancer and self-described “doer,” losing mobility was...


Jun 15, 2022

Lor Sabourin knows a thing or two about resilience and the power of thoughtfully approaching a relationship - be it with a sport or gender.

A professional rock climber who grew up in Detroit, they spent years figuring out how to not hide their queer identity in a very male, heteronormative, and competitive world. Lor...


May 9, 2022

Growing up, Carrie Zhang - the founder of The Asian Mental Health Project - felt as though she had no right to talk about her mounting struggles with sadness and anxiety.


You see, her parents - two immigrants from China and Taiwan - could simply not understand why their child might be unhappy. After all, they had...