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Mental Illness Matters

Two Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


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Chrissie Hodges and Kat Atwell tackle topics of mental health, the stigma of mental illness, and lived experiences of mental illness. Join us live every month on the first and third Sunday at 3pm MST to change the way the world views mental illness, one story at a time.

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Do you want to do mental health advocacy work, but have trouble balancing the time for yourself and work and family? Join Kat Atwell and Chrissie Hodges on Two Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest with our advocate guests Alison... more

Psychiatric hospitalization can be terrifying, lonely, but also necessary for individuals to gain insight and get the treatment needed for mental illness. The stigma surrounding being hospitalized can be daunting as well. Join us for a... more

Competitive OCD: 'My OCD is more severe than yours' Advocate Alison Dotson and Chrissie Hodges explore terminology used amongst OCD sufferers and experiences which not only hinders recovery, but can foster a sense of... more

Eating Disorders are often stigmatized and even 'envied' by individuals who do not understand the severity and misery they cause the sufferer. Kate will talk to us today about the reality of living in the hell of the eating disorder, bulimia. It's not... more

The Holiday season can be tough for many people, but especially difficult for individuals and family with mental illness. So many factors can cause misunderstandings and confusion outside even physical symptoms. Margaret... more

I have been hosting this show for almost 3 years, and have been unable to find anyone who will come on and openly discuss their experience with PTSD. Join me today as I speak with Hillaire Phillips to talk about her experience... more

Kay wanted to do something to help others who are suffering with mental illness. She took a risk and it certainly paid off! She created a facebook site where people can post their photo and a short description of what it is like to live with mental... more

It can be devastating to feel like you have lost your identity and the life you had when diagnosed with mental illness. Jody thought his life had been snatched from him when he found out he had Bipolar disorder. Luckily one encounter... more

Oftentimes we focus so much on the individual suffering with mental illness, we tend to overlook the impact it has on our families. Family deals with stigma, suffering, and pain as well and often feels helpless with their loved one and... more

Talking with Regal Fro, editor of The Emotional Detox Life about her incredible journey through psychosis and her resulting path to advocacy. I was mesmerized by Laqwanda's story-telling, how open she is about her experience, and her... more

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