Al Interviews Paul Gilmartin | Comedian, Television Personality & Podcast Host

November 19, 2017

In this episode, Al interviews comedian Paul Gilmartin. Paul is the host of "The Mental Illness Happy Hour", a very popular, weekly audio podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends and the occasional doctor. His podcast is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts. In this episode, Paul discusses his lifelong challenges of dealing with depression and his personal insights into recovery. He also describes his career path from co-hosting the popular "Dinner and a Movie" to hosting his current podcast. Paul is witty, entertaining, and speaks with an honest vulnerability. You'll also find Paul on Facebook and on Twitter @mentalpod.

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Al Interviews Dennis Gillan | Mental Health Advocate & Motivational Speaker

November 5, 2017

In this episode, Al interviews mental health advocate & motivational speaker, Dennis Gillan. Dennis shares his powerful and inspirational story of surviving two separate sibling suicides. Learn more about Dennis, including how to book him for a speaking event at his website, dennisgillan.com. You'll also be able to find Dennis on Twitter @Dgillan

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Al Interviews Eddie Kedge | Writer, Advocate & Sexual Abuse Survivor

October 22, 2017

In this episode, Al interviews writer, advocate & sexual abuse survivor, Eddie Kedge. At age seven, Eddie was sexually assaulted by a stranger and forced to keep it a secret. Eddie shares what he calls, "The three pitfalls to the recovery of depression" and much more. You can learn more about Eddie, and see the actual newspaper article of this horrific incident, at his website eddiekedge.com. You can also find Eddie on Facebook. You'll also find Eddie on Pintrist and he Tweets @Eddie_Kedge.

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Al Interviews James Prescott | Author, Podcast Host & Coach

October 8, 2017

In this episode, Al interviews British author, podcaster, & coach, James Prescott. At the young age of eight years old, James' mother nearly died from an asthma attack. After essentially losing her short term memory, the dynamics of the family quickly changed. Hear James describe the challenges of growing up in a family struggling to deal with the aftermath of this traumatic incident. Dealing with his own anger for many years, James describes how he finally sought counseling at the age of twenty-five. You can learn a great deal more about James and the services he offers on his website at http://jamesprescott.co.uk. You can find his first book, the best selling Mosaic of Grace, by clicking here. You will also find James on Twitter @JamesPrescott77.

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Al Interviews Eric Thirteen | Hollywood Producer

September 24, 2017

In this episode, Al interviews Hollywood producer Eric Thirteen. Eric describes the challenges of producing a suicide-themed short film while dealing with his own struggles of depression. Witty and down-to-earth, you'll enjoy this episode as Eric shares his insights into living and working with the illness. You can find much of Eric's work at ericthirteen.com and his IMDb page here. He is also the co-host of a podcast titled, Double Feature, in which he and his co-host, Michael Koester, discuss two movies of all genres in-depth. Sign up here to find out where his latest short film, Disposition, will be playing! Finally, you can also find Eric as he tweets at @eric_x13.

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Al Interviews Steve Austin | Author, Life Coach, Speaker & Podcast Host

September 10, 2017

In this first episode, being launched on World Suicide Prevention Day, Al interviews Steve Austin. Steve is a life coach, author, speaker, and host of the #AskSteveAustin podcast. You can find more about Steve at iamsteveaustin.com. You can find his best-selling From Pastor to a Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible and other books by clicking here.

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