Today I listened to an awesome podcast by Hannah Hart and Hannah Gelb. They talked about medication in this episode and it was BRILLIANT!
I’d been following Hannah Hart for a while on YouTube now and even read her memoir which made me even more intrigued as I don’t know of other YouTubers who are so open and honest about their journey with mental health issues.
So when Hannah tweeted about this new podcast episode promising that they’d talk about the medication they take, I just had to tune in.
And they do not disappoint.
The first half of the podcast with HILARIOUS!
And I listened to all 50 minutes of it on the bus after ending work. It was the best thing I’ve done all week.
Although the sensitive me felt a little slighted when Hannah mentioned that she felt fortunate she didn’t have any mood disorders (or something to that effect) I guess it was with no ill intention, so I let that pass.
I’m glad I did as they went on to discuss their history with the various types of medication they’d taken over the years and their effects and side effects.
Parents, do note that this show is rated “Explicit” so if you want your kids to hear it, perhaps you might want to listen to it yourself first just in case. (They do mention having a lower sex drive as a result of certain meds and stuff like that. And they do swear a little, but nothing too vulgar.)
Now I must say that although Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Prozac and Adderall are universal and we get the exact same thing in pharmacies here, the American medical and insurance systems work somewhat differently from the health services in Singapore, so do take note of that.
Side note: You can definitely get access to psychiatrist that doesn’t cost $250/hour if you go through the polyclinic route in Singapore, which I talked about here, so if you’re on a budget, definitely check that post out.
I also liked how they shared their experiences with their therapists and psychiatrists, both the good stuff and the bad. Putting it all out there definitely helps those new to the system navigate their way around it.
Well, if you’ve got time while on your daily commute and if you’re interested in listening to an honest talk about medication for mental health, this is the podcast for you to listen to. Totally helps that it’s got plenty of humour.
Thank you for sharing your stories, Hannah and, uh, Hannah. 🙂
Till next time!