On the same day as Gabe’s father-in-law’s memorial service, a synagogue was attacked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gabe wonders if Michelle, as a woman of the Jewish faith, is processing the synagogue attack differently than he is. During the discussion, it is evident that both events affected our hosts, but in different ways.
Gabe listens as Michelle warns about living life in fear of danger. Michelle listens as Gabe discusses delivering the eulogy for a man he didn’t particularly get along with when he was alive.
Whether you live with mental illness or not, everyone deals with regret, fear, and/or grief. So, this episode should really be listened to by everyone on earth. If you’re wondering if this episode is meant for you, Gabe and Michelle feel confident the answer is “yes.”
“ Acknowledging the bad things and the sad things can make it better.”
– Gabe Howard
Highlights From ‘Regret, Fear, or Grief’ Episode
[1:00] Gabe and Michelle talk about the recent shooting targeting a Jewish temple.
[5:00] Gabe and Michelle discuss things that scare them.
[7:30] Gabe’s story of a friend dying by suicide.
[11:00] Our hosts discuss dealing with fear.
[12:00] Gabe discusses his father-in-law’s funeral.
[21:00] Stigma and judgment about mental illness is discussed.
[27:50] Michelle discusses being triggered at a wedding.
Meet Your Bipolar and Schizophrenic Hosts
GABE HOWARD was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2003. Now in recovery, Gabe is a prominent mental health activist and host of the award-winning Psych Central Show podcast. He is also an award-winning writer and speaker, traveling nationally to share the humorous, yet educational, story of his bipolar life. To work with Gabe, visit gabehoward.com.
MICHELLE HAMMER was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 22, but incorrectly diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18. Michelle is an award-winning mental health advocate who has been featured in press all over the world. In May 2015, Michelle founded the company Schizophrenic.NYC, a mental health clothing line, with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. She is a firm believer that confidence can get you anywhere. To work with Michelle, visit Schizophrenic.NYC.