Tyler May and Laura Benson talk with Mike Mains about his journey through depression and mental illness towards becoming a professional musician. He was completely honest and open with us about his deepest wounds and how through music and counseling he has been able to heal, showing other strugglers his scars that tell the story, “You are not alone.”
We’re back with Season 2 of Mr. Feels! Tyler May and Laura Benson share their personal stories of brokenness, severe depression, bipolar disorder, the journey towards healing and wellness. We also talk about how our perspectives on mental health have changed and evolved throughout the years.
We talk with singer-songwriter Tyson Motsenbocker about the roles that nostalgia and grief have played in his life. Tyson talks about walking to San Francisco from San Diego after his mother’s passing and how her life is threaded throughout his story and music.
We talk with Nate Henry of the band Sherwood and the Don't Feed The Trolls podcast about all the mental hurdles that come from being a frontman in a band to becoming a parent. We delve deep into the aspects of true vulnerability and the dangers of creating a facade.
We talk to Jordan Cope and Jarvis Johnson of the Sad Boyz podcast about comedy and mental health. We discuss everything from using comedy as a coping mechanism to analyzing work from stand up comedians like Bo Burnham who talk about mental health.
We talk to Daniel Davidson about anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and OCD. Mental illness often affects all aspects of life, but OCD is especially controlling in how it affects the mind. We explore the differences between obsessions and compulsions and answer questions like, "If I am not my own thoughts, then who am I?"
We talk to audio engineer & producer, Jon Paz, about working in a creative field while having to deal with the affects of depression. We explore the negative aspects of imposter syndrome and our problematic sources of identity.
We interview our friend Cassandra, a makeup artist in LA, about depression, isolation, and the grieving process after the loss of a loved one. Grief manifests itself in many ways and it was good getting to talk about how Cass and those around her handled the grieving process.
This week we interviewed Laura's friend and collaborator Stellar. Stellar's depression gave her unique opportunities in her communities and her creative outlets. We were fortunate to hear her perspective on mental health issues.
This week we interview former sportscaster Nathan Barnett. We talked about the difficulties of balancing depression and career. Nathan gives us a unique look at what it is like in a high stress job in the public eye.