Seven episodes in and its time for us to get to know MTH’s very own Eli. Not only has she been guiding Damian and Davey through the perils of making this show, she has also had her own mental health issues to deal with. After making some brave choices, Eli decides to share her history of panic attacks. Proving once again that sometimes just talking about something can help you start to recover and soon it all turns to laughter and love. Our three hosts help each other once again with their honest humour and words.
So what’s it like to be in your mate’s corner as they battle their mental health?Davey and Damian sit down and ask their best mates Simon and Ruairi just how it’s been for them. It’s a talk that surprises all involved as they learn just how deeply someone mental illness can affect those around you too. As Damian likes to say…Men Cry Too.
It’s the end of Mental Health Awareness Week and Davey and Damian finish the special LGBTQ+ series with a raucous session with their Trans friends, Sugar and Sam. Political correctness goes out the window as we learn to find joy in everyday sexism, what it’s like to be 8 months pregnant for 2 years and the difficulties of going through puberty as an adult. Expert tears, or laughter.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, in a one of special for their listeners studying away at university, Damian and Davey take a moment to reflect on the importance of supporting those around you in what is a brilliant, bizarre and baffling time for anyone. Its important to recognise when someone is struggling with their mental health and to make sure everyones takes time to talk.
Sex talk is on the cards once again as Davey and Damian get honest with Steve and Alex, two guys living life with HIV. Although there’s a lot of laughter and smutty talk along the way, it seems that one of the biggest challenges of living with HIV today is managing your mental health in the face of stigma and prejudice from even you own community.
With Mental Health Awareness week in full swing, Davey goes north of the wall to Scotland to hear more about how the stigma of sexuality itself can lead to poor mental health but, with the honesty of some new friends, he learns perhaps there are ways to fight back against your own thoughts?
The MenTalkHealth Team venture further into the world of LGBTQ+ Mental Health with their new friend and Lesbian-About-Town, Dom. Inevitably the conversation turns to tits, and the team learn that you can inherit more from your parents than just the family home. Come join them for more raw honesty and inappropriate laughter.
In the first of their special episodes for Mental Health Awareness Week that will see Davey, Damian and Eli hear stories of mental health from the LGBTQ+ Community, we meet Tara and Tabitha. Two strong women who do not let labels or their mental health stop them. With more of the refreshing honesty you will have come to know from our show, join us for a journey that covers the wonder of prozac, the “musical” community, an incorrect diagnosis and a thorough schooling on what is to be the ‘B’ in LGBTQ+. Talking about Mental Health just became a whole lot funnier…
It’s been a tough time for Davey and Damian since we last heard from them. Both have had their own setbacks and struggles with their Mental Health. And yet, as always, they find a way to talk, share and laugh with their infectious honesty. Be warned… There may be tears.
In honour of the brilliant Time To Talk Day, Damian and Davey open themselves up to a live Q&A from their listeners. Eli is on hand to keep firing those questions about Mental Health as we learn about Damian’s alter ego- Sandra- and discuss Davey’s anxieties about dressing up as Olivia Newton-John.