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FOT #13 - Mental Health First-Aid for the workplace, laughing at Old Settler's Remedies, how using comedy facilitates healing

Flight of Thoughts

Release Date: 02/11/2019

My friend Charlie (Paramedic/911 call-taker) joins me to share some mental health first aid tips that you can use in the workplace when noticing a co-Worker is struggling or needs support

We discuss the different symptoms and peer-support interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and disorders of psychosis.  We explain the neurological processes of each disorder and how to react to assist someone experiencing a crisis related to them.  I also share the latest research on how psychedelics can be used to heal addictions and mental health disorders!

Dark comedy is an amazing tool to process trauma and are effective measures to tell if you have healed or have processed passed traumatic experiences.  We explain the neurological processes that make being “offended” a choice we just overcome unless our immediate life is threatened.  Being offended at jokes or words people use will ruin your sense of true threat and danger by confusing your fight or flight circuits.  Overcoming negative emotions and working to process them make us stronger.

We also look at a book of Old Settler’s Remedies and laugh at how they used to treat medical problems and emergencies hundreds of years ago!

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This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open-dialogue.  Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!