[Podcast] Ep14: Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

In this episode I speak with Brian LaBelle and Kylee Wall, two members of my initial test group. This conversation was inspired by a blog that Kylee wrote for Creative Cow back in February entitled “How Are You Doing? Really…” that discusses the darker side of our business…mental illness. Brian, a post-production supervisor by trade, has firsthand experience with bipolar disorder as two of his brothers committed suicide because of the disease.

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Topics of Conversation:

• Our personal experiences and exposure to mental illness

• Manic depression and bipolar disorder

• Warning signs of depression vs. “having a bad day”

• How to communicate with people who suffer from depression

• The tendency towards mental illness in creative fields

• Using better health to prevent the tendency towards depression

Neurofeedback for treating traumatic brain injuries and depression

Tom Cruise vs. Brook Shields and postpartum depression

• Proper diet to prevent depression

• Brian & Kylee’s results from the test group

• Daily activity to balance stress

• The placebo effect of choosing to be healthy

• The Fitness In Post Spartan Race team!

Useful Links:

• Zack’s blog post for American Cinema Editors

• The Akasha Center

• Podcast with Dr. Edison de Mello pt 1

• Podcast with Dr. Edison de Mello pt 2

• Podcast with Dr. Michael Mark about Neurofeedback

• Replacing a lost Fitbit

 Bulletproof Coffee

 Upgraded Brain Octane Oil


 The Sacramento Spartan Super

 The Malibu Spartan Sprint

Our Guests:

 Kylee Wall

• Brian LaBelle

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martin, show notes were prepped by Maciek Kaliskiand the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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I am the founder of Fitness In Post and the chief editor of this site as well as the host of the podcast. My mission is to help you sit less, focus more, and survive the brutal stress of a sedentary lifestyle in front of a workstation.I am not an expert in fitness or nutrition. I have been a film & tv editor for 15 years (Empire, Burn Notice, Glee). I have lived in the trenches, and I have experienced firsthand the consequences of living a sedentary lifestyle in the dark. After a decade of experimentation I have found lasting solutions to staying healthy while still thriving in my career. And that's why I built Fitness In Post for all of us.It's time to take back your health and start investing in yourself.