May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Professionals

May 5, 2017

#95: May in Mental Health Awareness month so on this episode we've decided to address the very confusing world of mental health professions in the United States and how their portrayals in media are a challenge for everyone. We hope this episode helps spread awareness about the similarities between the different professions and how even mental health professionals themselves don't have all the answers.


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GFT, Fate of the Furious beat The Force Awakens, C2E2, 13 Reasons Why

April 28, 2017

Ep. 94: We have a new show on the Geek Therapy Network! It's called GFT. Check it out. We discuss the importance of popular media in the context of Fate of the Furious beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opening weekend box office record. Josué recaps a panel he was on at C2E2 in Chicago called "The Value of Mental Illness: Finding Resilience in Pain", which included Robbie Thompson, Tana Ford, and more. Finally, we have a more in-depth discussion of 13 Reasons Why now that Lara has seen every episode.

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Queers and Comics Conference, 13 Reasons Why

April 21, 2017

Ep. 93: Lara shares some highlights from the Queers and Comics Conference and Josué shares more thoughts on 13 Reasons Why now that he watched the entire series.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Therapeutic Role-Playing Games (Wheelhouse Workshop at PAX East 2017)

April 21, 2017

Ep. 92: Here is the audio from Wheelhouse Workshop's PAX 2017 panel "The Past, Present, and Future of Therapeutic Role-Playing Games" aka "Please Don't Punch the GM: Adventures in Gaming Therapy" aka "Please Don't Punch the GM: FURTHER Adventures in Gaming Therapy." Adam Davis and Adam Johns join Josué to talk a bit about their experience at the panel.

You can find Wheelhouse Workshop at www.Wheelhouse-Workshop.com.


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How Video Games Can Save the World w/ Asi Burak

April 21, 2017

Ep. 91: This episode is an interview with Asi Burak, CEO of Power Play, the Chairman of the organization Games for Change (G4C), and co-author of Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World. This interview was previously posted on Headshots.

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13 Reasons Why, Chicago Med, Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, Iron Fist, Ghost in the Shell

April 14, 2017

Ep.90: Content Warning: Suicide

This week we briefly talk about the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why (see Jedi Counsel for more discussion), two episodes of Chicago Med, the live-action Beauty and the Beast, and Josué shares some (probably) unpopular opinions about Power Rangers, Iron Fist, and Ghost in the Shell while addressing the many relatable themes in each.

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The Power of Storytelling

April 7, 2017

Ep. 89: Micaela Blei, storyteller and Senior Manager of The Moth Education Program, chats with Josué about the power of storytelling. 

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The Bodhana Group and Save Against Fear w/ Jack Berkenstock

March 31, 2017

Ep. 88: Jack Berkenstock comes on the show to talk to us about the Bodhana Group, Save Against Fear, and using tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice.

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Exploring Mental Health Through Fictional Characters w/ Jedi Counsel’s Dr. Kathryn Gordon and Brandon Saxton

March 24, 2017

Ep. 87: This week Josué interviews Dr. Kathryn Gordon and Brandon Saxton from Jedi Counsel, the newest show on the Geek Therapy Network. Their show explores mental health through fictional characters so we talk a little about their show, the DSM, media's responsibility to show correct portrayals of mental health and more.

You can find Jedi Counsel at www.Jedi-Counsel.com.

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Logan / Wolverine Extravaganza!

March 10, 2017

#86: We're celebrating the release of Logan with a true story of Wolverine helping someone out through a tough time, our favorite versions of the character, and finally, at the end, a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie. 

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