279 How To Improve Your Mental Health with Sarah Fay, PhD, Author of Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses
Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
Welcome to the second part of a two-part series on neuro-diversity and mental health. If you happened to miss the first one, you can check out our dialogue with M.E. Thomas on psychopathy (FYD 277). On this episode of Christopher Lochhead: Follow Your Different, we talk about how to improve your mental health. And who better to have that conversation but with Sarah Fay, PhD. Sarah Fay is a bestselling author, and her new book is called Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses. Apple books said Sarah’s new book is “a powerful memoir by a deeply compelling person and a fantastic writer.” Whether you are curious about neuro-diversity, or looking for ways to improve your mental health, you can’t go wrong with listening to this episode. The world that Sarah Fay lives in The conversation starts off on the topic of how Sarah is processing the world we live in today. As someone who was in the vacuum of the academe for a while, one might not even notice the world outside. Sarah admits that she pretty much missed the Obama administration while she was working on her PhD. There is a certain appeal of the academe of being away from the world and being surrounded by actual books, and being in pursuit of knowledge. That is, until the world comes calling. How things have changed Sarah shares that she has been writing about how different things have changed for her and how she saw herself. One of the things she has noticed is the change in her mental health, and how it has changed for the better. “I was writing about how different things have changed for me and how I see myself. Now as someone who had a mental illness, I believe I’ve been cured. There’s no evidence to suggest that we cannot fully heal from mental illness, even serious mental illness like what I had.” – Sarah Fay Sarah finds the notion that mental illness only lies dormant at times very pessimistic, as it sets the precedent that it could never be fully healed. The Metaphor of Mental Illness Sarah shares the metaphor of mental illness that she absolutely loves, which is much like breaking a bone. “When you break a bone after it heals (which I didn’t know, this is in physical medicine), the point of the break becomes the strongest part. And so if we think of mental illness, or some sort of psychosis as a break, then we heal stronger.” – Sarah Fay And if you look how resilient and strong people are who have recovered from mental illness, it makes a whole lot of sense for Sarah. To hear more from Sarah Fay and how to improve your mental health, download and listen to this episode. Bio Sarah Fay (Ph.D., MFA) is an award-winning author and mental health advocate working to improve how we think and talk about our mental health. Her experience of being diagnosed with six different mental health disorders and finding no relief led her to write her journalistic memoir Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, an Apple Best Books pick that was hailed in The New York Times as a “fiery manifesto of a memoir.” Sarah has shared her story on NPR’s 1A, Oprah Daily, Salon, NPR’s KERA/Think, The Rumpus, in The Los Angeles Times, and more. Pathological has been featured in Forbes, mindbodygreen, Thrive Global, Lit Hub, Psychology Today, and others. Links Connect with Sarah Fay! Website | Instagram We hope you enjoyed this episode of Follow Your Different™! Christopher loves hearing from his listeners. Feel free to email him, connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and subscribe on iTunes!
Pathological: More than a Diagnosis, feat. Sarah Fay (Type 5) [05-048]
After reading Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, I was delighted to have the opportunity to sit down and discuss the book with author Sarah Fay. In this exploration of the ways we pathologize our human experiences, Sarah opens the door to a new conversation about mental health. In this episode, Sarah shares: How and why do we categorize ourselves to make everyday life easier How any diagnosis can turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy Her recommendations for when you are handed a diagnoses Why recognizing signals in your body can help you learn how to process feelings and emotions Sarah Fay (Ph.D., Iowa MFA) is an award-winning author and mental health advocate working to improve how we think and talk about mental health by moving the conversation away from simplistic diagnoses and toward a deeper understanding of our mental and emotional lives. Her personal experience of being diagnosed with six different mental health disorders and finding no relief led her to investigate the diagnoses we receive and to write her journalistic memoir, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses which Apple Books chose as one of the Best Books in March. Sarah has shared her story on NPR, Salon, and more. I hope you find this conversation as fascinating as I did. Be sure to share the episode with your friends and family.
Is a Mental Health Diagnosis a Lifeline or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? with Sarah Fay • 234
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We will learn: Why your mental health diagnosis is not your identity. Surprising questions to ask your doctor when you receive a diagnosis. Why our conversation about mental health has stagnated and how to progress it. Did you know that there’s absolutely no way to measure or prove that you have any of the common (or uncommon) mental health diagnoses? This has a ton of negative implications including overprescribing and misdiagnosing. The other big issue with the inaccuracy of these diagnoses is that your mind is powerful. And most people begin to identify with their diagnosis. So today we’re talking about how mental health issues are diagnosed and how you can use this knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to your mental health. Our guest is Sarah Fay. She’s on the faculty at Northwestern University and the founder of Pathological: The Movement. She is also the author of "Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses". Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/234 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self. Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations. Support Mind Love Sponsors See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 1080: Sarah Fay Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
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My guest today is Sarah Fay, an author and mental health advocate. Her devotion to changing the conversation around mental health led her to create Pathological: The Movement, a public awareness campaign devoted to empowering people to make knowledgeable decisions about their mental health. The topic is her new book Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Fay’s six psychiatric conditions Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Psychiatric industrial system One of the most common diagnoses is Major Depressive Disorder Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
A Mental Health Diagnosis Shouldn't Define You with Sarah Fay PhD
One of the many things that I am grateful for when it comes to this podcast is the platform it has become for discussing mental health. Sarah Fay (PhD, MFA) is an activist and author of PATHOLOGICAL: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses. Her book calls for a new conversation about mental health diagnosis based on rigorous transparency. With exquisite detail and a precise presentation of facts, she digs up her own life at the root to finally ask, Is a diagnosis a lifeline or a self-fulfilling prophecy? We talk about pill shaming, over-identifying with a diagnosis, the possibility of recovering from a mental illness, and more. She writes for many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and The Paris Review. Currently, Sarah is on the faculty at Northwestern University and the founder of Pathological: The Movement. This episode is brought to you by WHOOP and Travelzoo. Travelzoo inspires members to get out and travel to destinations that might not be top of mind. Becoming a member is FREE and simple. Visit www.Travelzoo.com/signup. WHOOP isn’t just another fitness wearable - it’s designed to provide personalized and actionable data based on your body. Go to WHOOP.com today and use code WHIT at checkout to save 15% today. Produced by Dear Media
Sarah Fay: ...recovery is possible and mental illness is not proven to be chronic
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Nationwide, almost one in five people are living with a mental health condition. Our guest on this episode, activist and author Sarah Fay, is one of those who’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness. In fact, Sarah Fay has been diagnosed—or rather, misdiagnosed—with six mental illnesses over the last 30 years. She writes about her experience and raises important mental health questions for all of us in the new book, "Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses". Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! -->Aurate: Aurate is a fine jewelry brand which offers amazing quality at affordable prices. Because Aurate sells directly to you, without the middleman markup, they can offer the same quality as traditional 5th avenue brands at a fraction of the cost. Aurate’s gold feels substantial and the diamonds sparkle and shine. Aurate is looking to set the standard for women because they deserve the best—always reminding them to set the gold bar high! Go to www.auratenewyork.com/nobodytoldme and use promo code nobodytoldme to get 20% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarah Fay on The Challenges of Mental Health Diagnoses
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Sarah Fay is an author and activist. Her writing appears in many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The New Republic, Longreads, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, The Millions, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and The Paris Review, where she served as an advisory editor. She is currently on the faculty of the English departments at Northwestern University and DePaul University. In this episode, Eric and Sarah discuss her book: Pathological: A True Story of Six Misdiagnoses But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Sarah Fay and I Discuss the Challenges of Mental Health Diagnoses and…Her book, Pathological: A True Story of Six Misdiagnoses Defining mental illness and how mental health diagnoses come from the book, “Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM). Her many diagnoses of mental health disorders in her lifetimeHow DSM diagnoses lack validity and reliability How chemical imbalance theory has been debunked and cannot be provenThe problems with primary care physicians diagnosing psychiatric conditions and overprescribingHow mental illness diagnoses can often become our identityThe different schools of thought on treating mental health conditions with medicationEmotions are vibrations in our bodies and responses to our thoughtsPathological: The Movement and the three important questions to ask yourselfSarah Fay Links:Sarah’s WebsitePathological: The MovementInstagramFacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Sarah Fay you might also enjoy these other episodes:Rethinking Mental Health with Eric MaiselGabe Howard on Mental HealthSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E12: Interview with Sarah Fay Shaaf, Confidence Coach & Yoga Instructor
Routines & Habits with Sarah Fay Schaaf 🔥🎙 The best thing I could have done for myself in order to walk through the fire and rise from the ashes was to establish a morning routine/ritual AND learn to be unapologetic in my own authenticity. Confidence Coach & dear friend, Sarah, gets candid and encouraging on this week’s episode about the importance of being intentional with how to spend your time, especially if you are feeling low or lost. If you want more from this incredibly real & beautiful, inside & out, human, check out her site sarahfayschaaf.com and her Instagram for more podcast episodes @showitoffpodcast 💋🧡--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/melanie192/support
This is part two of our interview with Sarah Fay. Context is going to be a critical conversation in ten years’ time. Your personal data, the value of that date to you and others will matter in millions of different ways. This means we need to be aware of how and what the value will look like as personal becomes both digital and physical. Context will be everything. If Cambridge Analytics taught us one thing is that there is magic (good and dark) that comes from seeing deep meaning in new combinations of data to show feelings and openness. It can be used for good or evil, but it is going to be used. Personal data will be at least a trillion-dollar annual industry (bigger than 150+ of each of the world’s economies).Personal data awareness is vital for the future, our futures. What personal data is going to mean going forward as we cross this chasm, ten years from now for everyone (protection and getting in on the action and getting payback from it) is going to be something we each have to think about.
Context is going to be a critical conversation in ten years’ time. Your personal data, the value of that date to you and others will matter in millions of different ways. This means we need to be aware of how and what the value will look like as personal becomes both digital and physical. Context will be everything. If Cambridge Analytics taught us one thing is that there is magic (good and dark) that comes from seeing deep meaning in new combinations of data to show feelings and openness. It can be used for good or evil, but it is going to be used. Personal data will be at least a trillion-dollar annual industry (bigger than 150+ of each of the world’s economies).Personal data awareness is vital for the future, our futures. What personal data is going to mean going forward as we cross this chasm, ten years from now for everyone (protection and getting in on the action and getting payback from it) is going to be something we each have to think about.