A Mental Health Check-In (with Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Gary Mendell)
48 min

Our mental health is getting beat up during this pandemic: anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal ideation are all on the rise. Andy talks about it with two inspiring guests: Stephanie Wittels Wachs, the host of Last Day, and Gary Mendell, the founder of Shatterproof. Both have moving personal stories and are out to change how stigma, mental health, and addiction are talked – and thought – about. Helpful links if you need them in the show notes. 

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Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

  • If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. Contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime. 
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741
    • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  • You can find additional tips, tools and resources for taking care of your emotional health from the JED Foundation and the team at Last Day here: http://jedcares.org/lastday/
  • Listen to Season 2 of Last Day: https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/last-day/ 
  • Learn more about Gary’s work to end the stigma around addiction and his organization, Shatterproof, here: https://www.shatterproof.org/
  • For help finding high quality addiction treatment, visit https://treatmentatlas.org/ 
  • Read the CDC’s report on rising rates of mental illness, substance use, and suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm?s_cid=mm6932a1_w 
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Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
62: Bill Kristol & Evan Osnos
The Biden era is finally beginning, and his cabinet and prospective agenda are already exciting people across the political spectrum.  Al and James are fired up, and talk to political maven Bill Kristol (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) about the prospects for the Republican party, and why he’s a fan of Biden and the Democrats after Trump.  Then, journalist and author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, and What Matters Now, Evan Osnos (https://www.evanosnos.com/) , comes on to tell us about the real Biden and what we can expect from his administration internationally.  Verdict is, it’s looking good! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Evan Osnos Twitter (https://twitter.com/eosnos) Author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, And What Matters Now (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Joe-Biden/Evan-Osnos/9781982174026) Bill Kristol Twitter (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) Conversations With Bill Kristol  (https://conversationswithbillkristol.org/) Defending Democracy Together (https://www.defendingdemocracytogether.org/) Republican Voters Against Trump (https://rvat.org/) The Foundation for Constitutional Government (https://constitutionalgovt.org/) The Bulwark (https://thebulwark.com/) Email your questions to James and Al at POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: Four Sigmatic  Fuel your productivity and creativity with some delicious mushroom coffee. You’ll save up to 40% and get free shipping with Four Sigmatic when you go to: http://www.foursigmatic.com/warroom. United Harvest  If you value quality, flavor, and convenience when ordering your meat, check out www.unitedharvest.com (http://www.unitedharvest.com/) and be sure to use that promo code warroom to save 20% off your order of 50 dollars or more. Paint Your Life  Celebrate the moments that matter most with Paint Your Life (https://www.paintyourlife.com) .  Text politics to 64-000 for 20% off and free shipping on your order.
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