How Are You Holding Up?

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This week, Chris and Lindsey are joined by special guest New Hologram to discuss Chronic Illness and its effects on depression! In it, they discuss the various maladies that New has dealt with, her process in discovering them, and ways she's handled the pain -- both mentally and physically -- in the hardest times. Helpful Links / Reading Material: New Hologram on Tumblr / YouTube / Instagram Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss therapy animals! Legality, the effects of having one, and of course, how dang awesome dogs are! (Sorry cat people, mostly dogs this episode.) Notes & Links: How Having a Dog Changed My Life in Prison A Day in the Life of Fraser, Pet Therapy Program Feel Good Link of the Week: /r/wholesomememes Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ webmaster@howareyouholdingup.com
Welcome to the inaugurual episode of How Are You Holding Up? A mental health podcast by the depressed, for the depressed. In this first episode, Chris and Lindsey lay out their cards on the table, discussing how and when they learned of their own depression, what steps they've taken to combat it, signs of a depressive episode, and the process of diagnosis and treatment. Feel Good Link of the Week: Ava's Demon Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ webmaster@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss taking baby steps out of a low mood, as well as small things you can reward yourself with -- as well as accepting the small steps without criticizing them. Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week!  Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey are taking a brief interlude, as the events of last week's podcast have taken their toll on their minds and bodies. Please send in your feedback, requests for episodes, questions for the hosts, or whatever you'd like to send to the sources below! Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! NEW SUBREDDIT! /r/HowAreYouHoldingUp Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey revisit dating and depression, from the perspectives of having been in a relationship for a few months, as well as attempting to date again. Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
Late episode this week, thanks for listening! This week, Chris and Lindsey are joined by special guest New Hologram from our Chronic Illness episode 40! In it, they discuss her unique perspective of suddenly being surrounded by people who are only now experiencing what she's experienced for years. They also discuss the methods she's used to survive the isolation and anxiety brought on by her chronic conditions. Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss the circumstances in which you may find yourself in a toxic friendship. The signs, symptoms, and potential solutions that you can take to rid yourself of unneeded "friends." Helpful Links / Reading Material: /r/LosAngeles Extra Life Charity! NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
CW: Suicide, suicidal ideation. This week, Chris and Lindsey, in honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, discuss suicide, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and the aftermath of suicide -- as well as helpful methods to combat those thoughts, ways to talk to someone going through an episode, and a number of apps and services dedicated to mental health! Helpful Links / Reading Material: Apps for Anxiety and Depression Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Text Line List of International Suicide Prevention Hotlines Feel Good Links of the Week: 7 Cups TalkLife   Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss perfectionism! In it, they define perfectionism, describe its effects on depression and anxiety, as well as the difficulties being a perfectionist has on one's social life, and ways to cope with it -- or make it an ally! Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! NEW SUBREDDIT! /r/HowAreYouHoldingUp Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss the feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness during a depression, and in general. In it, they discuss how they feel hopeless and worthless, what brings about those feelings, and the steps we take to fight those feelings. Thank you to listener Jenna for the recommendation! Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! NEW SUBREDDIT! /r/HowAreYouHoldingUp Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and special guest co-host James Scott discuss professional anxiety, impostor syndrome, and the entertainment industry. Helpful Links / Reading Material: Film History: A History of Film Podcast Scare You To Sleep Podcast Extra Life 2016 Details! Livestream Link: Los Angeles RedditorsDonation Link: Twitch.tv/losangelesredditors Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
Sorry for the tardy episode! This week, Chris and Lindsey take a Depression Self-Assessment test, and break it down a bit!  Helpful Links / Reading Material: Depression Self-Assessment Test Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss taking baby steps out of a low mood, as well as small things you can reward yourself with -- as well as accepting the small steps without criticizing them. Helpful Links / Reading Material: TIL Quote Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, just in time for all those "new year, new me!" resolutions, Chris, Lindsey and special guest Wren discuss their difficulties in handling depression and body image, as well as various forms of body dysmorphia, and eating disorders! Helpful Links / Reading Material: Own It Babe Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss Abandonment, particularly the fear of abandonment! In it, they discuss the signs you may have a fear of abandonment, as well as ways to cope with it. Helpful Links / Reading Material: Fear of Abandonment NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris is flying solo again in another fireside chat! In it, he discusses a bit of the darker thoughts and feelings going through his mind on a regular basis, how they affect him, and where he can take them. Helpful Links / Reading Material: Nothing this week. Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, thanks to a listener suggestion, Chris and Lindsey discuss self-doubt, especially in regard to seeking mental health help. In it, they discuss the foundations of these doubts, whether it's familial or societal-based, what normal and abnormal thought patterns are, and the various warning signs that you should seek help, as well as ways that professionals could assess you necessity for help.  Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss the joys and sorrows (and potential hatreds) of the world of Social Media! Facebook and Instagram in particular. Helpful Links / Reading Material: Fighting Depression with Photo Instagram NAMI Instagram Feel Good Links of the Week: SNOPES.COM   Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey are coming to you from a lunch break to discuss anger! In it, they discuss the different types of anger, how it manifests physically and mentally, as well as some tips for fighting off the feeling of anger, while not suppressing it. Thank you to listener Wyatt for the recommendation! We apologize in advance for the audio quality on Chris, as his mic apparently was having some difficulties. Recordings should go back to their regular quality next week  Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! NEW SUBREDDIT! /r/HowAreYouHoldingUp Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey go a little more in-depth in the discussion of Introversion vs. Extroversion, especially when it comes to depression! Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week! Feel Good Links of the Week: Simone's Robots Brother Nature   Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss the POSITIVES of depression, without glorifying it. Even in the darkest times, the parts that we survive almost always make us stronger for it -- and that's what we're talking about. Helpful Links / Reading Material: There's Nothing Deep About DepressionGilbert Gottfried's Aristocrats Joke -- CW: EXTREMELY NSWF/NSWL LANGUAGE Feel Good Link of the Week: Trying HumanQuestionable Content Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
This week, Chris and Lindsey discuss Lindsey's recent descent back into a depressive episode. In it, they discuss the subtle changes that start to mount up, as well as the darker thoughts, and the power of reaching out. Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
CONTENT WARNING: This episode goes into darker, traumatic themes being utilized in a humorous way. If you feel you may be triggered by death, abuse, this may be an episode to avoid. This week, while Lindsey is away at Wasteland Weekend, Chris brings in James Wyatt Scott to discuss their favorite form of humor: Dark Humor. In it, they discuss what dark humor is, some of its origins, the types of people who more often utilize it, and offense that can come from it. Helpful Links / Reading Material: John Cleese at Graham Chapman's Funeral Cheerful Nihilism Dark Sense of Humor Linked to Higher Intelligence NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
Hey gang! Hope you're all holding up as best you can. We're going to have to be making some changes, unfortunately, for the foreseeable future. We'll know more soon, but until then, we'll see you every other week! Helpful Links / Reading Material: None this week NEW PATREON IS LIVE! Links for the Show: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit | Patreon Email us @ mailbag@howareyouholdingup.com
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Podcast Details

Started
Jul 9th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
81
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
Yes

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