You, Me, Empathy - Episode 09: Physical Effects of Mental Illness with Laura Donaldson

On Episode 9 of You, Me, Empathy, I chat with Laura Donaldson about the physical effects of mental illness. We talk about the aches and pains of depression, lethargy and brain fog, and that heavy, unavoidable "concrete block on your shoulders" feeling we get as people who deal with mental illness.

Trigger Warning: In this episode, experiences with suicidal thoughts are mentioned.

When it comes to mental illness, we often forget about the pain associated with our physical bodies. But it's something that should be discussed, as it's an integral part of our healing journey. Laura and I talk about the importance of listening to your body, the struggle in living in cold weather, and, of course, we talk about poop.

(We are now certified "poop buddies.")

Thanks for listening, and thanks for empathizing with us!

 The amazing Laura Donaldson

The amazing Laura Donaldson