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Take What Serves. Leave the Rest.

This podcast creates a safe space to talk about mental health. A former TV news anchor who‘s sharing his journey with anxiety & OCD publicly, your podcast host Bryan Piatt offers insight, wisdom and comfort for others maneuvering their mental health.

Take what serves you, and leave the rest.

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Riding The Wave of a Panic Attack

In this episode, Bryan talks to Dr. Chad Puffer about ways to maneuver the experience of a panic attack.

Dr. Puffer is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and the Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Services in Southern Minnesota for PrairieCare.

Dr. Puffer opens up about struggling with panic attacks in medical school, and shares what helped him. He also talks about what's happening in our bodies when we experience a panic attack, the difference between a panic attack & panic disorder, and helping men be vulnerable about their mental health.

As always, take what serves you - and leave the rest.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

KARE 11’s Rena Sarigianopoulos Shares Experience with Social Anxiety

In this episode Bryan talks to KARE 11 News Anchor and Reporter Rena Sarigianopoulos about her journey with social anxiety.

Rena says she's experienced anxiety in social settings for as long as she can remember. She talks about how social anxiety manifests for her and the importance of showing up for people. "Showing up for people is more important than anything that's going on in my head," Rena says.

You can follow Rena on Instagram: @renakare11

You can follow Rena on Twitter: @renakare11

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Choosing To Stay, with Sam Eaton

In this episode Bryan talks to mental health advocate Sam Eaton about his journey with depression and suicidal thoughts.

In 2011 Sam nearly took his own life, but made the decision to stay. He is now a speaker and founder of Recklessly Alive. He also is the author of the book, "Recklessly Alive: What My Suicide Attempt Taught Me About God and Living Life to the Fullest".

Sam shares what helps him maneuver his mental health, how we can best support someone who's struggling, and the incredible experiences he's had in his life since 2011.

Follow Sam on Instagram: @recklesslyalive

If you, or someone you know, is in need of immediate support you can call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

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