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A podcast series with a focus on a variety of mental health topics designed to educate and empower you. We bring the professional and personal points of view together to talk about a wide range of topics across the neurodiversity spectrum. It's a must have resource for anyone struggling with mental illness within themselves or a loved one.
 
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“There is no telling what demons, snakes, and monsters live here in this grass.” Demons, monsters, and snakes, oh my! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and listener guest host Nick Gadman – as they try to hide in the tall, thick, grass growing everywhere in Onibaba (1964). Decades of […]…
 
In the second part of our 3 part series on psychiatric crisis, we continue our conversation with Alan Chan regarding psychiatric crisis and response. In this episode we cover a variety of topics like: - The role of biochemical components during the intervention process - How do we understand our triggers during a crisis - How can we recognize our t…
 
“Though horse and carriage are always the same, the driver is not. The last soul to die each year – the one who passes over at the stroke of midnight – is destined to be Death’s driver for the following year.” Sounds like a good gig except they left out the “one night is like […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In this special 3 part series, we welcome back mental health professional Alan Chan to the show. Alan takes us on a deep dive into psychiatric crisis response. In part one of our 3 part episode series we cover a variety of topics such as: - What part of your brain is working during a crisis (and what part isn’t) - How to shift out of the older part…
 
“Father, the bullet. Pepe the watchman has a silver bullet. Get it and use it. Use it on me, father! You must use it — do you hear? You must use it! You must!” Yes. He heard. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and listener guest host Alistair Hughes – […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In this special release episode we welcome back friend of the show Valinda Harlan to talk about the mental health affects of the current political climate and election. Please note - this podcast is not discussing politics or nor has a political agenda. We wanted to come together to have a conversation, no matter what side of the aisle you are on, …
 
In this episode we welcome back Dr. Kris Gowen who shares her story of grief, loss, and hope when she lost her best friend to cancer. Kris has an incredible story that took her on a nationwide journey that allowed her the space and time to mourn, sing karaoke, and discover joy after loss. We chat about how to create the space to find moments that c…
 
“In my hunt for food, I had become the hunted. This time I survived, but I was no longer alone in my universe. I had an enemy, the most terrifying ever beheld by human eyes.” You’ll get no argument here! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and guest host Ralph […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In this week's episode we welcome Tamilore Odimayo to the show to discuss men's mental health. Often overlooked or discounted, men can be cultural or socially conditioned to ignore or stuff down their feelings. Men are told by their upbringing that boys are allowed to feel only anger and happiness, and how this can cause confusion about the emotion…
 
“Just because something isn’t good doesn’t mean it’s bad.” But, in this case, it could be pretty great. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they get to know the members of the Merrye family, especially the one known as Spider Baby (1967). Decades of Horror: The Classic […]…
 
In this week's episode we welcome Dr. Jenny Elwell-Gerken to the show to talk to us about suicidality in the veterinarian field. Most people don't know that vets have one of the highest suicidality rates in any profession. Nearly 400 veterinarians died by suicide between 1979 and 2015, according to a CDC study published in January that analyzed mor…
 
“I have conquered science! Why can’t I conquer love?” That’s the age-old question, isn’t it? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they show some mad love for Peter Lorre’s performance in Mad Love (1935). Decades of Horror: The Classic EraEpisode 81 – Mad Love (1935) […]…
 
In this week's episode we are joined by Deanna Lugo who works for NAMI SW Washington, and her mother Deborah Davis. This mother/daughter teams pairs up to share the perspective of Deanna's mental health struggles from both the personal and the parent's point of view. In her youth Deanna struggled with "fitting into the box" of her southern baptist …
 
“Giants can run fast. They have long legs.” … and they sure are hungry! Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr, and Joseph Perry – as they journey to one of Bert I. Gordon’s many lands of the giants to witness War of the Colossal Beast (1958). Decades of Horror: The […]…
 
In this week's episode we welcome back friend of the show Jay Mohr to talk about fear, change, and growth. As always, we have a lively discussion with Jay about what keeps us stuck, the stages of self development, his view on guilt, and Jay's thoughts on manners. We love bringing Jay's sense of humor to mental health topics, and the energy he bring…
 
“Here, young maiden, take a potion of cat feces and dove hearts, boiled during the full moon. A drop of this in a man’s drink will soften his heart at once.” Yummy, yummy, yummy. I’ve got love in my tummy. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr and special guest host […]…
 
On this week's episode we bring back Jackie JacksonDaley to the show to talk about being a special needs mother. Jackie shares with us her journey with her son Lucas, who doctors didn't think could make it through the night when he was a baby. We talk about the trials, tribulations, and heartaches that come with raising a child with high medical an…
 
In this week's episode we talk with author Willa Goodfellow on her journey with Bipolar II Disorder. Willa is an Episcopal priest turned author (Prozac Monologues) who talked to us about her turbulent mental health journey. From an antidepressant-induced hypomania episode that hijacked her Costa Rican vacation, to the discovery that she had been mi…
 
“You don’t think I sat there all evening with an eight-foot mamba in my pocket?” No, she thought you were just glad to see her. (Too easy?) Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they discover which is the most dangerous animal found in Murders in the Zoo […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In this week’s episode we are joined by Kevin Briggs, TedX Speaker and most commonly known as the “Guardian of The Golden Gate Bridge”. Kevin was a California Highway Patrol officer noted for his work in suicide intervention, having dissuaded more than two hundred people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay. Kevin retir…
 
“What you see is real. What’s done is done and what I’ve done is right. It’s the work of science.” Who can argue with science, right? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, Jeff Mohr, and guest Sammie Cassell – as they get all sciency with The Brain that Wouldn’t Die […]…
 
“I kissed her as she lay there in the coffin; and her lips were cold.” He was expecting something else? Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a trip back to the pre-code days with White Zombie (1932). Decades of Horror: The Classic […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In honor of pride month we are re-running one of our favorite episodes with special guest Stephen Herndon. Stephen is a mental health professional that specializes in queer youth. We break down what LGBTQ+ is, discuss the gender fluidity movement, and why the queer population is particularly vulnerable to mental health struggles. We shine a spotlig…
 
“I don’t like to see anybody buried naked. … I don’t … I just don’t.” Did that really need to be said? Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in The Comedy of Terrors (1963), an AIP production filled with horror icons. Decades […]By Jeff Mohr
 
In this week's episode we are joined by some very special guests to have our first ADHD Roundtable Discussion. We welcome back Brendan Mahan (ADHD Essentials), Rene Brooks (Black Girl, Lost Keys), and Aurora Remember Holtzman (Embracing Intensity) to the show to talk about ADHD, impulsivity, parenting, rejection sensitivity, and physical symptoms t…
 
In this weeks episode we are releasing the audio version of our Relationship & Marriage Rescue workshop from April 15th, 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Friend of the show Melissa Parnell talks to us about how to stay connected, or reconnect, with your partner during stressful and uncertain times. Many relationships faced new challenges and…
 
In this episode we welcome back Tra'Renee Chambers to the show. Tra'Renee is is Emmy winning television personality and radio DJ on the popular JAM'N 107.5 station in Portland, Oregon. We are grateful to have an open conversation with Tra'Renee about George Floyd, the state of racial trauma in America, why BIPOC are tired of having conversations ab…
 
In this weeks episode we are releasing the audio version of our Managing Anxiety workshop from April 8th, 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Friend of the show Cory Anton talks to us about the anxiety cycle, what anxiety can look like if you've never experienced it before, the role of the media in anxiety, and flight/fright/freeze response. Th…
 
Josh Adam Myers from The 500 Podcast & Pete Turner from The Break It Down Show join me to talk a lot of music, a little arguing, usual making fun of Pete and lots of laughter with the accompanying silliness. Put Your Name On It! Catch Up with Jay Mohr on: IG @jaymohr37 Twitter @jayMohr37 YouTube Facebook @jmohr37 or @MohrStories…
 
“I shall not be back… but something will.” These are portentous words indeed uttered by the antagonist in this episode’s featured film. Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a deep dive into Hammer-land and discuss The Devil Rides Out (1968). Decades of […]…
 
In this episode we welcome Jay Mohr to the show. Most known for his wide body of work in Hollywood (Saturday Night Live, Jerry Maguire, Last Comic Standing, Mohr Stories) Jay is no stranger to dealing with mental health issues. We have a candid conversation about his struggles with addiction, his panic attack on SNL, guidance from Sarah Silverman o…
 
In this episode we welcome back friend of the show Kara Radecki with Ancora Counseling to talk about co-dependency and people pleasing. Kara shares with us the intersections between attachment style and co-dependent tendencies, who is at higher risk of co-dependent relationships, the effects of people pleasing on self esteem, and how important it i…
 
In this episode we welcome Dr. Neera Ghazziuddin to the show to talk about pediatric bipolar. Dr. Neera is an Associate Professor and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Her research and clinical interests include treatment-resistant depression in adolescents, early onset bipolar disorder, cat…
 
In this episode we welcome back friend of the show Cory Anton to talk about mental health stigma. We break down some of the truths of the therapeutic process, being patience during the treatment process, how stigma effects those with diagnoses, and how stigma prevents people from seeking the care they desperately need. Cory and I talk about medicat…
 
“Oh, the dead don’t bother me. It’s the living that give me trouble.” Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they take a trip to an American west populated by a vampire gunslinger and a passel of excellent character actors to experience Curse of the […]…
 
In this episode we welcome Mara McLoughlin to talk about Autism. We talk about some common sensory behaviors displayed by children with autism, the importance of building social skills, communication styles, and the importance of setting the environment up for success for people with autism. Mara brings some great example of why making adjustments …
 
“You gotta hit ’em right in the puss with the grenades if you wanna stop ’em major!” Seems like that goes without saying, doesn’t it? Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Chad Hunt, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they do there best not to fall into the sand vortex found in Invaders from […]By Jeff Mohr
 
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