Part 1- Mental Breakdown to Breakthrough: An Artist's Journey Through Therapy with Guest Ruth
Sh!t That Goes On In Our HeadsMarch 26, 2024x
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Part 1- Mental Breakdown to Breakthrough: An Artist's Journey Through Therapy with Guest Ruth

Ruth delves into her mental health ordeal after consuming a laced brownie in 1977, detailing breakdowns, therapy struggles, and her journey through paranoia and low self-esteem

**Trigger Warning:** This episode discusses sensitive topics including hallucinations, being taken advantage of, helplessness, anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Listener discretion is advised. If you are experiencing any of these feelings, please consider skipping this episode and remember that there are resources available to help you.

**Episode Description:**

Ruth's story takes us through her experiences with severe mental health issues that began in college, involving an incident with a PCP-laced brownie, which led to intense and life-threatening hallucinations. Her narrative offers a profound insight into the devastating impact of drug misuse and the complexities of navigating mental health in a world that was less accepting and understanding of these issues in the past.

**More About Ruth:**
- Ruth's background as an artist and author, and her transition from architecture to art.
- The triggering event of consuming a PCP-laced brownie and its aftermath.
- Ruth's ongoing battle with paranoia, anxiety, depression, and recurring mental breakdowns.
- The challenges she faced with the healthcare system and finding effective therapy.
- Her journey towards healing and coping strategies.
- Memoir "Journey of the Self-Memoir of an Artist" was published in 2020.
- Website:

**Resources for Mental Health Support:**
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA):
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
- Mental Health America:
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Ruth's experience is a stark reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the need for compassion and understanding towards those struggling. Her resilience and ability to transform her struggles into strength are truly inspiring.

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Thank you for joining us on this journey, and remember, it's okay to not be okay. Just make sure you're talking to someone. Stay tuned for more episodes where we delve into the unspoken and often misunderstood aspects of mental health.


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S05E10 - Part 1- Mental Breakdown to Breakthrough: An Artist's Journey Through Therapy with Guest Ruth

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