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Episode 15 | TRIGGERS- what they are and what we do

Episode 15 | TRIGGERS- what they are and what we do

January 17, 2022
Join mental health advocates Messy Beauty with Shaley and Julie Kraft as they tackle the topic of triggers. In this episode they define what a mental health trigger is and take a closer look at the various types. Shaley and Julie also open up about their own triggers (big & small), their reactions (healthy & unhealthy!), and ways they have learned to cope. It is their greatest hope that this episode offers insight, help, and hope. This is bipolar...
 
*sources: Five Ways to Take Control of Your Psychological Triggers - Karen D.Sullivan www.icfyb.com You Can Do Hard Things Podcast with Glennon Doyle
 
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Holiday Special 2021: Christmas- coping and keeping calm

Holiday Special 2021: Christmas- coping and keeping calm

December 15, 2021

SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE! Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they share about coping & keeping calm at Christmas! Is it really ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for them & their families? Does having bipolar disorder help or hinder them during the holidays? What tips & tricks do they have to reduce anxiety & stress? Julie and Shaley also discuss how this Christmas might still look different due to Covid-19. So, whether you’re in a bright place, a dull place, or somewhere in between, it is their greatest hope that in sharing they will offer encouragement and hope during this holiday season. This is bipolar... at Christmastime.

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JULIE KRAFT @julie.kraft.author www.juliekraft.com

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CONVERSATIONS WITH -Jared Diehl

CONVERSATIONS WITH -Jared Diehl

November 23, 2021

Introducing the third interview (our first with a man!) in our series called 'Conversations With'! In this episode, Shaley Hoogendoorn talks with 'Louder Now' podcast host and fellow advocate, Jared Diehl. Jared shares openly about his experiences living with bipolar disorder- from symptoms, getting help, stigma and medication, to the role his faith has played in his journey -all from the male perspective! Jared also gives advice and words of encouragement to those walking a similar path. His story is one of perseverance and inspiration. We feel honoured that Jared trusted us with his story. Jared's story is not over yet. This is bipolar...

*trigger warning - suicide attempt

Meet Jared: Jared is 36 and lives in La Verne, California. He is a regular patient at Tri-City Mental Health services and gives back to the community by sharing his testimony and struggles with mental illness. He participates in a program called Courageous Minds. Jared also works with the National Alliance of Mental Illness sharing his story with In Our Own Voice and Ending the Silence. He also hosts his own podcast called Louder Now. Jared also likes to write poetry, play hockey, run, watch movies, and make videos related to helping people with their mental health. He also loves his church in downtown Pomona and serves regularly.

 

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Episode 14 |  SHOWING UP - words that help

Episode 14 | SHOWING UP - words that help

November 3, 2021

Join mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft as they explore the topic of how to support a friend or loved one living with bipolar disorder or a mental health struggle. In this follow-up episode (be sure to watch ep 13 for the flip side), they explore healthy & helpful ways of 'showing up'. Saying and doing certain things can make all the difference in the world. Shaley and Julie talk about their own experiences of being encouraged by others, as well as share valuable feedback from our listeners. It is Julie and Shaley's greatest hope that this episode will offer insight and offer practical ways of supporting others. This is bipolar.....

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SHALEY HOOGENDOORN @messybeautywithshaley

JULIE KRAFT @julie.kraft.author www.juliekraft.com

THIS OR THAT - fall 2021 edition

THIS OR THAT - fall 2021 edition

October 18, 2021

Just for fun… a rousing round of 'This or That?' !! In this special bonus episode, Messy Beauty with Shaley & Julie Kraft candidly share about their favourite Fall things! Would they rather stroll through the city with a pumpkin spice latte in hand? OR pick apples in an orchard, dressed in flannel? Would they opt for a spooky halloween night or a cozy movie marathon by the fire? Tune in to find out their answers and so much more! 

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CONVERSATIONS WITH - Tatyana Frost

CONVERSATIONS WITH - Tatyana Frost

October 5, 2021

Trigger warning - self harm, suicidal ideation

Mental Health Advocate Shaley Hoogendoorn talks with Tatyana Frost about her experience living with bipolar disorder. In this episode, Tatyana shares her story, including an honest and insightful look at how & when her bipolar symptoms first surfaced. She also details seeking help, receiving a diagnosis, and what she has discovered about herself (and bipolar) since. Tatyana's story is one of struggle but also one of incredible strength and inspiration. We feel honoured that she trusted us with her story. Tatyana's story is not over yet. This is bipolar... 

Tatyana Tatyana Frost is a mental health advocate and writer working on her first memoir, The Madness Effect. On her Insagram account, @bipolar_writes, she educates and empowers people who have or know someone who has bipolar.

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Episode 13 SHOWING UP: words that hurt

Episode 13 SHOWING UP: words that hurt

September 20, 2021
NEW EPISODE! Join mental health advocates Messy Beauty with Shaley and Julie Kraft as they dive into the topic of how to support someone living with bipolar disorder or a mental health struggle. In this episode, they give a gentle but honest look at various unhealthy & often harmful ways of 'showing up'. Words can hurt. Although well-intentioned, actions aren't always helpful. Shaley and Julie share their own experiences of being hurt by others, as well as share valuable feedback from their listeners. It is Julie and Shaley's greatest hope that this episode will offer insight and shed shameless light on ways to avoid (unintentionally) hurting others. This is bipolar.....
*stay tuned for a follow-up episode which will explore the flip-side and offer some of the best ways to 'show up' for others!
 
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CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez- Part 2

CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez- Part 2

September 3, 2021
Trigger Warning: This episode contains a suicide survivor story.
 
Introducing PART 2 of the first interview in our new series called 'Conversations With'! Mental Health Advocate Messy Beauty with Shaley continues talking with Maria Fernandez about her unique experience living with bipolar disorder. In this episode, Maria shares more of her story, including what steps she has taken to manage her bipolar and live life to its fullest!
Maria's story is one of struggle but also one of resilience, survival, hope, and strength. Maria is real, honest, and brave and we feel honoured that she trusted us to hold space for her story. Maria's story is not over yet. This is bipolar...
 
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CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez -  part 1

CONVERSATIONS WITH - Maria Fernandez - part 1

August 18, 2021
Trigger Warning: This episode contains a suicide survivor story.
 
We are so excited to introduce the first interview in our  NEW series called 'Conversations With'. Mental Health Advocate Shaley Hoogendoorn talks to Maria Fernendez about her unique experience living with bipolar disorder. Maria shares with us what it was like to have mental illness from a very young age and how it affected every part of her life.  Maria's story is one of struggle and heartache but it is also a story of resilience and survival. Maria is real, honest and brave and we feel honoured that she trusted us to hold space for her story. Maria's story is not over yet. This is bipolar...
 
Meet Maria:
Maria is a dreamer, the kind of woman who's imagination delights in
museum tours, Broadway productions and salsa dance classes. She is a
lover of creativity in all its forms and she finds these pursuits to
be her greatest adventures, truest joys and most beloved passions. In
addition to these, she is also an advocate for mental illness who has
spoken about the realities of her diagnoses at Wraparound Conventions,
on the Catholic Radio Network station and at various youth groups. She
is a certified Peer Mentor and has been one of the leaders in the DBT
mentoring program at Compass Behavioral Health. Maria is passionate
about fighting stigma and creating a world of compassion,
understanding and love. You can connect with her through email at
mariaelizabethfernandez94@gmail.com

 

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Episode 12 HYPOMANIA: problems & pitfalls

Episode 12 HYPOMANIA: problems & pitfalls

July 7, 2021

In this episode, mental health advocates Shaley Hoogendoorn and Julie Kraft discuss hypomania. For them, hypomania has two sides- the bright but also the dark. In this follow-up to episode 11, they share what it feels like in their minds and bodies when the destructive side of hypomania rears its head. What are the problems & pitfalls? In what ways are their lives, and the lives of those around them, affected the most? Listen in as Shaley and Julie also share about how they spot warning signs and now manage the messy parts of hypomania. It is their greatest hope that this episode gives a real-life glimpse into the rocky side of the rollercoaster that is hypomania. This is bipolar...

*Note: Hypomania is a lesser form of mania and a symptom of Bipolar 2 Disorder. Neither Julie nor Shaley have had a full-blown manic episode and cannot speak to that experience. Mania and Hypomania have a shadow side and in no way do they want to glorify it. Please know that we take hypomania very seriously and are committed to their treatment plans, which for them includes medication.

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