Memoirs of Madness
About This Show
What is your Memoir of Madness? We all have one. Memoirs of Madness podcast is part of the Mental Health News Radio Network. Host Melanie Vann, masters level psychotherapist, life coach, and equine therapist is the Program and Advocacy director for MHNR Network. She is also co-host on another network podcast Empowered Empaths. Melanie has over 15 years experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a multitude of populations to include those who suffer from depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and many more. What she learned from her experience as a clinician is that she gained much more from her clients that she could have ever offered them. She was inspired by those who persevered despite chronic mental illness and multiple traumas. She interviews real people who tell real stories of their experiences with mental health and how they overcame obstacles to find hope and healing.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Lost In Thought with Lily Bailey
Beautifully written and astonishingly intimate, Because We Are Bad recounts a childhood consumed by OCD. As a child, Lily created a second girl inside her mind - “I” became “we” - to give order to the fears and compulsions that shadowed every moment of her life. As she charts her journey from checking on her younger sister dozens of times a night, to mentally reviewing lists of hundreds of her perceived wrongdoings, to eventually seeking psychological help and finding new ways to navigate a world that refuses to stay in check, Bailey offers readers a nuanced and urgent portrait of an often-misunderstood condition.
Lily Bailey is a model and writer. She became a journalist in London in 2012, editing a news site and writing features and fashion articles for local publications including the Richmond Magazine and the Kingston Magazine. Lily lives in London with her dog, Rocky. Written when she was just 21 years old, Because We Are Bad is Lily Bailey’s first book.
Tune in to hear host, Melanie Vann, and Lily discuss her journey through OCD and how she has been able to overcome her struggles and live a meaningful life.
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