Ep 20: Is Mental Illness an Excuse for Poor Behavior?

 Living with mental illness often means you make many mistakes, especially when it comes to how you treat the people around you. Some people believe that, because they were symptomatic, no apology is needed. But is that actually true? Is not taking responsibility for the negative aspects of our disorders empowering. . . or not? Listen in!   SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW             “If we do something wrong because of a symptom of mental illness, do we have to apologize?” – Gabe Howard Highlights From ‘Mental Illness is NOT an Excuse’ Episode [1:30] Our first ever listener project! [3:00] Is mental illness an excuse? [4:25] Gabe’s story of apologizing after being diagnosed with bipolar. [7:15] Michelle’s story of flippin’ out when she was off her schizophrenia meds. [8:00] Are people who don’t take responsibility for their mental illness empowered? [11:45] Does our illness control us? [15:00] If we do something wrong because of a symptom of mental illness, do we have to apologize?   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...
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 Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s coming out. In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, our hosts attempt to record an episode, but Gabe breaks down and confides to Michelle that he isn’t doing well. The recorder was running and Gabe’s attempt at faking it until he makes it backfired. However, a...
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CONCLUSION: The present article embarks the available information on Aripiprazole with emphasis on its clinical pharmacology, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism and clinical trials. PMID: 30306873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionThis study suggests that psychiatric diagnosis is a predictor of experienced and anticipated workplace discrimination and the concealment of mental illness and that more support is needed for employees with common mental disorders and their employers to enable better workplace outcomes for this group.
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 Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work, where we’re exposed to all sorts of different stressors that take a cumulative toll. And many of us are already dealing with some sort of mental health issue unrelated to our jobs. Put together, it can be a recipe for a breakdown, which is why it’s so important to address mental health in the workplace. Host Gabe Howard shares his insights on the subject, including his story of being fired from a job due to his mental illness, and the ensuing years of exploring the nature of mental health at our places of employment. Subscribe to Our Show! An...
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