Episode 63: Interview with Elyn Saks

February 1, 2017
Week #3, and just like that 20% done with the semester
Today’s Topic – Elyn Saks
My short review of The Center Cannot Hold and themes I noticed throughout the book:
  • Close friendships
  • Dignity in failure (medication)
  • Passion for her work as a coping skill
Join us today as we discuss…
Home Exercise this week

 Tell one other person about the goal you intend to achieve this semester. This accountability trick helps make the goal “real” if you’ve been holding it inside of you up until now, and also serves as a means to get started if you haven’t already.

Previous week’s home exercises
  1. Set a SMART goal with an approximate completion date of 3-4 months from now. It may help to think about your goal in terms of wellness.
  2. Complete the Personal Medicine Worksheet (link above), considering how it relates to your goal.
Interview coming up over the next week
If you have mental health issues and a success story to tell (current college student or former), I’d like to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the recovery strategies you learned! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy, but the invitation to come on the podcast and talk about your successes, as well as strategies you learned to help manage, stands for all. Please reach out.
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Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com
Today’s outro music was selected in memory of Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers, who passed away last week as a result of suicide. RIP Butch Trucks. This version of “Melissa” was performed lived by the Allman Brothers Family Incident (surviving members of Allmans, including Butch, along with members of String Cheese Incident) at Peach Festival 2016.

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