Hannah Mansfield is Joel's guest. She's a teacher and recent college grad, trying to figure out the best way to manage a recent bipolar diagnosis. At the time of this conversation, she just had to go on medical leave from her job.
Hannah writes a blog about her mental illness. You can follow it at https://mentalhealthspeaks.wordpress.com/
October 8, 2015: Joel talks with Amanda Rosenberg. She's a comedy writer, and she reminds us how healing it is to laugh. (Yay suicide humor!) She also talks about feeling numb, being falsely diagnosed, wanting friends to just listen, and drawing pictures of the staff while in Stanford psychiatric hospital.
We mention a few articles Amanda wrote for Medium. Here's one of them: http://bit.ly/AR_Medium
It's also Mental Health Awareness Week. Though shouldn't that be every week?