Episode 24: Hurt People Hurt People.

Dan and P talk about how they've intentionally hurt people (and themselves) both physically and emotionally in the past. 18-20 years later there's not much remorse because we can still see the justification in our actions, even though each situation could've been handled better.

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Welcome to A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast!

Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we’re traditionally taught to suffer in silence. We have suffered in silence for far too long. It’s our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it’s ok to feel, it’s ok to seek help, and most importantly you’re not alone. Join us bi-weekly as we discuss our experiences, tips, and have conversations with occasional guests about all things mental health related.

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  • Episode 24: Hurt People Hurt People.

    Dan and P talk about how they've intentionally hurt people (and themselves) both physically and emotionally in the past. 18-20 years later there's not much remorse because we can still see the justification in our actions, even though each situation could've been handled better.

  • Episode 23: Fight Or Fight.

    P steps out on his own on his first solo episode and opens up about his upbringing and some of the traumas that led to his PTSD diagnosis. He talks about life after PTSD and why he feels like his life is essentially over. P talks about how he struggles with day to day tasks, and relies on his wife financially since his disability compensation isn't enough to cover their living expenses.

  • Episode 22: “I Need To Do Better.”

    To keep with our new weekly format, while P's working on his upcoming solo episode Dan briefly talks about his transparency and answers some questions about his mental health. He also poses a question of his own. On a first date, if your date tells you they take psychiatric medicine for Bipolar Disorder, how would you react?

  • Episode 21: Emotional Abuse.

    Dan and P discuss emotional abuse in the workplace, at home, and in relationships. Some of this abuse is subtle by design in order to leave plenty of room for gaslighting and other forms of manipulation, especially at work. We also talk about how college aged adult women are targets because of their lack of life experience.

  • Episode 20: My Pain. My Trauma. My Life.

    While cleaning off an old iPad Dan came across an old journaling app he used to write in. He shares his very last journal entry which was in 2016 and goes on to talk about some of the traumatic memories that came to mind after reading his journal.

  • Episode 19: NBGAF

    This week Dan and P share their experiences and opinions on how people generally don't give a f***. No matter how much you complain, no one really cares and the only people who listen are the people that almost have to listen. We doubt they care either. P also details more of his experiences in getting fired from the Fire Department for job related PTSD

  • Episode 18: Distressed Genes.

    Since P is a father of many, many, m-ma-mm-ma-many children, Dan wanted to know if he fears passing some of the traits of his mental illness on to his children. Since children often learn by watching, it's not hard to believe that they can learn and adopt "abnormal" behavior and think it's normal.

  • Episode 17: Black Sheep

    Dan and P are joined by Afro Becky (from Black Law and Legal Lies) to discuss their relationships with their families and how they’ve distanced themselves from people. Both of us are pretty insulated from the outside world, only interacting when we have to. P talks about how he really lives by the “no new friends” motto. We also discuss being treated differently because of mental illnesses and most importantly how and why we feel like Black Sheep.

  • Episode 16: Symptoms Return.

    We've both been going through rough times for a little over a month now. P has been off of his psychiatric medication totally for almost 2 years, until about 10 days ago. Recently P's insomnia, depression and heightened anxiety have returned big-time, prompting him to make an appointment with his doctor and be placed back on medication. P talks about what he was going through and his reaction to his medication and some of the altercations he's been in since adjusting to them.

  • Episode 15: Second Chances.

    Dan and P discuss second chances. Should past trauma and environmental conditions be taken into consideration when evaluating someone's actions? Many of our community's heros have checkered pasts. People like Tupac, Mike Tyson, Allen Iverson, Michael Vick, Jay-Z etc... have all done things at one point that were criminal in nature. If you look into their upbringings you'll see a lot of similarities.