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Mental Health

We share stories and techniques about all things to do with the mind. Mental health, mindset, overcoming adversity and personal development.


On this episode of the Mindset By Dave Podcast I am talking about Understanding PARASOCIAL Relationships with Emory S Daniel Jr PhD

Parasocial relationships are one sided relationships where a viewer/fan/follower of a person forms a bond through the other person's public actions. Think a person who feels closer to a celebrity than they are for example and you're along the right lines.

However given the fact that it isn't just celebrities that live their lives in the public eye nowadays, parasocial relationships are on the rise, with people forming these kind of attachments with streamers, influencers, bloggers and more.

As such we thought it would be a great idea to talk about parasocial relationships, to help define them and the discuss how to navigate them from either side of the aisle!

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Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist and an author of some (if I do say so myself) rather good books!

In this episode we get into mental health from a completely different perspective of the lived experience we have been speaking a lot of lately and now delve into the world of what is actually happening inside of our heads when we experience mental illness.

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June 3, 2021

Bipolar Disorder

On today's episode I share a personal story, that of my life living with bipolar disorder.

Throughout June I am raising money for Bipolar UK to help them help others struggling with this condition.

I have struggled with it since 14 years old and it has been an ongoing journey of discovery learning how to live with it. Figuring out if I can control it, and trying not to let it control me too much.

Here I will share bipolar disorder as experienced through my eyes!

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It's REBRAND time! As you may have noticed there's been a little break from the podcast and I am using this time to shake things up a little.

We are back now as The Mindset By Dave Podcast with renewed values and a renewed direction and I hope you will join me on this journey.

In this episode we talk about crafting your life, asking your self what parts can I control, what parts can't I and what changes do I need to make to get the life I truly want?

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RekItRaven is the guest on this episode and she delivers an interview that is both powerful and in places heartbreaking. Raven's life is a story of a woman who has faced death and now is no longer afraid to tackle the important issues head on. In this awesome interview she talks us through her experiences of mental health and racism and how the two have impacted each other.

Our life experiences have an impact on our mental health, this is something most of us agree on, so it seemed very obvious to me that people who have lived with racism would be feeling this impact on their mental health too. But apparently that isn't obvious to a lot of people.

When someone opens up about a trauma around abuse we sympathise, but when a person of colour opens up about trauma related to racial abuse they are routinely told to "shrug it off", "let it go" or "be a bigger person".

We get into all this and more so get comfy as we maybe make you a little uncomfrtable as Raven shares her hard hitting truth. Be sure to go give Raven some love over on twitch as well as twitch.tv/rekitraven

This interview was recorded live over at my channel twitch.tv/mindsetbydave where we have 1-2 guests everyweek on Tuesday daytime and Saturday evening UK time.

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We hear often that diet can impact your mental health and although the FOOD we consume is part of this I believe your "Mental Health Diet" is about everything you consume from corned beef to content!

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This is a subsection of my interview with Gabie which contains just the breathing exercises for your easy access!

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Gabie Lazareff or Whole Health Gabie as she is known online is a Yoga teacher who amongst other things is out to help streamers look after their health... so I let her look after mine!


We have a great conversation about starting out with things, having patience, yoga, breathing and so much more!


Then we do an interactive breathwork session with 3 exercises. All of which are on this recording, but also the second recording is just the exercises for if you want to use them again in the future without cycling through the podcast!

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Today we are raising awareness of a service that is availbale in various parts of the UK that most people don't even know about.


In Lancashire it is called Minds Matter, but in other parts of the country is called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies or IAPT.


Emma shares her story of how she got involved in this line of work and gives some insight on the kinds of help that are available.

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Adam Parsons aka Up4TheChallenge has a different story of suicide than any you may have heard before.

Struggling with his mental health along with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Adam has faced many difficulties along the way.

We talk about appropriate vibes and how anger isn't always a bad thing.

Through this story we laugh, we cry, we share some pretty strong opnions.

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