Episode 10: Anxiety, Support, and Being an Anxiety Ally

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderEpisode 10: Anxiety, Support, and Being an Anxiety Ally

In this episode, Jason talks about the do’s and don’ts of supporting someone with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. He lists some of the biggest mistakes he sees people make when trying to be helpful, what you shouldn’t say to someone with mental health struggles, and his top 10 things to do to actually be helpful.

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Show Notes

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Be An Ally

1. Listen
2. Be patient
3. Tell someone you care
4. Play the long game
5. Give a hug (with consent)
6. Be the safe person
7. Educate yourself
8. Speak up
9. Don’t Judge
10. Listen – I know I already listed this but it’s so important I listed it twice.

Jason’s Gratitude this week

• Everyone who is at least trying to be helpful

Episode 7 : Anxiety, Sanctuary, and New Year’s Resolutions

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, creating your own sanctuaries and an alternative to new years resolutions. While the new year is a time for change, it’s also the perfect time to reflect on everything you’ve survived and that’s something to be proud of.

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Show Notes

Jason’s Gratitude this week

      • Making it through the year in one piece.

    His recent life preservers are:

Episode 3 : Anxiety, Judgment, and What Other People Think

Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderIn this episode, Jason talks about dealing with the feeling of being judged, why that has so much power over us, and how hard it is to overcome in the moment. He also shares a gratitude related to a recent attack and the light on the other side.


Show Notes

Jason’s Gratitude this week

Toby [name changed for anonymity] at 7 Cups

His recent life preservers are:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Netflix and Pluto TV)

The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy trailer

Voxer app

Call to Action

Find a therapist in your area

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

General lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veterans Lifeline Confidential chat