Posts in mental health
#15: Healing Our Wounds With Music (Mike Mains)

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 also talked about his songwriting process which incorporates heartache and battles with mental illness into his newly released album When We Were in Love. Other struggles talked about in this episode include problems with finding identity, marital tensions, obsessing in despair, and vulnerably sharing one’s own heart.

https://mikemainsmusic.com/

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Music:

Breathing Underwater & Around The Corner by Mike Mains & The Branches

Driftless Pony Club

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#14: Our Stories and Bipolar (Tyler & Laura)

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.

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Mr. Feels Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrFeelsPodcast

Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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Season 2: What is Mr. Feels?

Begin here if you’re new to Mr. Feels! Tyler May and Laura Benson kickoff Season 2 by explaining what the Mr. Feels podcast is all about and what Season 2 will look like!

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Mr. Feels Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrFeelsPodcast

Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#13: Nostalgia, Grief, and Songwriting (Tyson Motsenbocker)

 

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 discuss songwriting and how people tend to mirror vulnerability and honesty when someone offers it. All around this episode addresses the different ways we frame things in our minds and how we can come to terms with loss and pain.

Tyson: https://twitter.com/tmotsenbocker

Tour: http://www.tysonmotsenbocker.com/

Tyson Motsenbocker episode on Don't Feed The Trolls:

https://soundcloud.com/trollspodcast/episode-25-grief-and-loss-with-tyson-motsenbocker

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#12: From Being in a Band to Being a Parent (Nate Henry)

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 talked about how our decisions in our 20s can sometimes carry over to later years of life and the different pitfalls of public success. We delve deep into the aspects of true vulnerability and the dangers of creating a facade. 

Nate Henry: https://twitter.com/NateHenrysays

Don't Feed The Trolls Podcast: http://www.trollspodcast.com/ iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-feed-the-trolls/id1078770216?mt=2

Tyson Motsenbocker episode: https://soundcloud.com/trollspodcast/episode-25-grief-and-loss-with-tyson-motsenbocker

Sherwood (Nate's Band): http://sherwoodmusic.net/

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Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#10: Mental Reset (Taylor Behnke)

We talked to YouTube Creator, Taylor Behnke about what it’s like to have to return home after a downward depressive spiral in order to reset mentally. Taylor has such a unique perspective, which led to a very insightful conversation with many different layers to it. In addition to focusing on returning home and doing a hard reset mentally, we touched on several topics with Taylor such as family, death, grief, home, resetting, creating online video, activism, political campaigning, being a female, black, and queer creator with a public audience, harassment, and creating for change and empowerment.

Taylor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsradishtime

Taylor's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/itsradishtime

Creators For Change Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJClOAhRBM&t=0s&index=1&list=PLXscNb1pmFys04gVXLLvBrZ2X8JiNpdFo

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Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#9: OCD and Mental Struggles (Daniel Davidson)

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?"

Blog post on the episode: https://mrfeelspodcast.com/blog/2018/3/1/ocd

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Daniel Davidson:  https://twitter.com/DanzD_23

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#8: Being A Creative With Depression (Jon Paz)

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. Jon talks about his experiences in creative industries while dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, and the death of his father.

Jon Paz:  https://twitter.com/jonpaz & jonpaz.com

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Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#6: Anxiety and Relationships (Sienna Mooney)

We interview Sienna from the Make New Friends podcast and talk about the ways depression and anxiety affect our relationships.

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Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#5: Creativity, Community, and Depression (Stellar Dutcher)

 

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.

Stellar: https://www.facebook.com/stellarsings

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Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#4: Balancing Depression and Career (Nathan Barnett)

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.

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Mr. Feels Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrFeelsPodcast

Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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#3: ADHD (How To ADHD)

This week we had Jessica and Edward, the creators of the YouTube channel HowtoADHD. We talked about all things concerning the ADHD brain and also delved into a good conversation about depression.

The raw HowtoADHD video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHd48MbyBzY

ADHD and Relationships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbyN8REIhMk

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Laura: https://www.instagram.com/laurabensonmusic/

Tyler: https://www.instagram.com/tylermaymedia/ https://twitter.com/TylerMayMedia

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Music by Driftless Pony Club

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