The Mental Illness Spotlight
About This Show
The Mental Illness Spotlight is a podcast that fights the stigma of mental illness by featuring the stories of people with various mental health diagnoses. The podcast participants will share their experiences, discuss treatments and symptoms, take listener questions, and debunk stereotypes in order to educate community members about mental illness. This podcast is a project of Inside Our Minds, an anonymous and uncensored storytelling project working to share the experiences of people affected by mental illness in the Pittsburgh area. By sharing these stories, Inside Our Minds hopes to inspire open discussion about mental illness and foster connection among members of our community.
Most Recent Episode
Eating Disorders: "You're Really Skinny... But Not In a Good Way."
“You’re really skinny.” “Thanks!” “I don’t mean that in a good way.” “Eating a candy bar put a smile on my face. Eating became my comfort.”
Eating disorders receive a lot of media attention, and often seem romanticized or presented as a rite of passage through adolescence. In this month’s powerful episode of Inside Our Mind’s The Mental Illness Spotlight, our panelists Amy, Cara, and Marissa discuss their experiences living with and living through eating disorders.
Among other related topics, join The Mental Illness Spotlight as we discuss the emergence of their eating disorders, challenges in receiving treatment, recovery, body dysmorphic disorder, social media, and the connection between bullying and their eating disorders.
Content warning: self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bullying, descriptions of binging and purging.
For more Inside Our Minds and The Mental Illness Spotlight Podcast, visit www.insideourminds.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @insidemindspgh.
Also check out Panelist Cara’s local chapter of Project Heal, theprojectheal.org/chapters-heal/pittsburgh-2, or theprojectheal.org and Panelist Amy’s Youtube Channel, Amilia TheGeek, and Twitch Amiliathegeek!
Panelists: Amy, Cara, Marissa
Hosted by: Max Chis
Production Team: Kate Mafrica Langford and Alyssa Cypher