A Difficult Mind

A Difficult Mind

Of Borderlines, by Borderlines and for everyone. Interviews and news on Borderline Personality Disorder and broader mental health issues.

  1. Thumb 1534100472 artwork

    Alternatives to 'Reovery'

    Keith Gottschalk talks about the aftermath of the Alternatives 2018 conference in Washington and explores the question: 'what is this thing called recovery?'

  2. Thumb 1532365814 artwork

    Anger and Everything After - BPD Rage and Arrested Development

    Keith alone today (Alyssa was camping - lucky her!) Alternatives 2018 conference - why is it important - the role current politics and society play in developing 'mental disorders.' A discussion on the mystery of arrested development in BPD and how and why it happens. This is a 'hot' podcast ep as I pretty much let loose with a lot of emotionally charged and pointy dialog.

  3. Thumb 1531666185 artwork

    A Difficult Mind - Alternatives 2018

    Alyssa Cypher and Keith Gottschalk talk about the Alternatives 2018 conference to be held the week of July 29 in Washington DC and it's importance to not only the Mad Pride Movement but to all manner of mental peer counseling and anti-stigma movements around the country.

  4. Thumb 1531078847 artwork

    A Difficult Mind - Getting to Know Us

    Trigger Warning for childhood abuse, abusive imagery. Keith and Alyssa, well, we really haven't given our listeners a proper introduction so we remedy that in this podcast.

  5. Thumb 1530463302 artwork
  6. Thumb 1529871272 artwork

    A Difficult Mind - Suicide Issues, the killing on Antwon Rose Jr

    Alyssa Cypher and Keith Gottschalk discuss the national response to the high profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and look at the issues of mental health surrounding the local police shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr.

  7. Thumb 1529260746 artwork

    A Difficult MInd - NYC Redux, Suicide, Hurt Feet and Border Rant

    In which Keith has a bad day where he overmedicates but feels the need to continue a podcast where he talks about New York, suicide and punishing children. No, this not about Sid Vicious but I went by the Chelsea Hotel.

    Anyway, take it for what it's worth - it's freeform, no break stream of conscientiousness. Alyssa will be back for next week to keep me on the straight and narrow. Well, as much as possible.

  8. Thumb 1527970571 artwork
  9. Thumb 1527438992 artwork

    A Difficult Mind - What is the Power Threat Meaning Framework?

    Keith Gottschalk and co-host Alyssa Cypher discuss what the new Power Threat Meaning Framework could mean to Psychiatry and the way it looks at people - a move away from drug based therapy toward a more holistic approach - a revolution in how we look at Mad people.

  10. Thumb 1526845789 artwork

    A Difficult Mind interview w/Alyssa Cypher

    Alyssa Cypher and I discuss her Pittsburgh based group 'Inside our Minds:' how and why it was formed and what it has accomplished. We also discuss the mental health model and the Mad Pride' movement as well as the stigma kids face in school for being 'different' in the rush for safety after shooting incidents such as the one in Santa Fe, Texas

  11. Thumb 1526234626 artwork

    How I Got PTSD

    In this episode, I get very personal and somewhat emotional with you as I discuss the SWAT raid on my house which gave me my PTSD (although I already had it from childhood, but that's another story). The whole episode started out as a misunderstanding at work. You may not believe it, but it happened.

  12. Thumb 1525539735 artwork

    Manning Up or man down?

    It's Mental Health Awareness Month and I talk about a 'Men's Health' magazine story about how the strong and silent shtick is killing men. Also, you may be able to go to your shrink and ask for some Molly (ecstasy) for PTSD. That and the usual musical interludes.

  13. Thumb 1524938437 artwork

    Your Lamotrigine is Useless; Will Chatbots Replace Shrinks?

    I'll be taking about the latest news - lamotrigine is no better than a placebo (sucks to be me - I'm on it) and a chatbot with AI that might someday take the place of your therapist - and more, with the usual musical interludes.

  14. Thumb 1523833012 artwork
  15. Thumb 1523220648 artwork

    A Difficult Mind Interview with Alex Solomon

    OK, still a little rough on the production side - been a while since mixing from a board. Interview with Alex Solomonwho has BPD and wrote a piece on her condition at Medium.com. Show elements: This Week in Mental Health and Personal File

  16. Thumb 1522614228 artwork

    The Introduction

    A very rough and somewhat unpolished introduction to my podcast.

Back Home