Pigletish Talks: Series 2
I know a lot of you are excited for the launch of series 2 of Pigletish Talks: The Anxiety Podcast, and don’t worry - it will go ahead on Tuesday, October 2nd as planned, but I would like to talk about it a little bit in the post and explain to you why it was pushed back until next week.
It would be ridiculous of me not to admit that some of the reason it has been delayed is because I have been ill myself. Moving cities has really thrown my mental health out of whack (even though ultimately it is a good thing, I promise) and it’s taking me a little bit of time to catch up with my own mind and my own anxiety, but there are some changes to the podcast and it’s so important to me that I let you know what’s coming up.
It’s absolutely undeniable that me and Sarah have had a lot of fun recording and sharing the episodes of Series 1, as well as being privileged to learn about other peoples’ journeys with their mental health and learn about various mental illnesses along the way. We are making some changes in series 2 and while we’re not zapping all of the fun out of the podcast, we really want to refocus on what’s important here, which is raising awareness, breaking down stigma and normalising the conversation about mental health. Which brings me to the upcoming series.
Mental illness is something that seriously affects the lives of those who are affected. It’s a difficult and complex thing to acknowledge that a PART of who you are is defined by something that you’re actively fighting and it’s important that those with mental illnesses are treated with empathy and respect.
In series 2, not only do I want to touch on some really serious issues, but I also want to make sure that the episodes are educational and empowering to those living with various conditions and disorders and that means that we’re going to be talking about some serious issues and sensitive subjects. As always, each episode may contain triggering content and, although I’ll do my best to highlight potential triggers in the episode descriptions, if you are in any doubt as to whether you should listen to a particular episode, I’d suggest that you seek advice from someone you trust who HAS listened - or you simply skip that episode all together.
While I might give anecdotal advice and tips during the series, it is no substitute for medical treatment and you should always seek professional advice. You can find a directory of worldwide helplines on the resource section of this website.
I am only human, I’m not trained in mental health and I can never be totally free from bias.
My commitment to you is that I am doing my utmost to get as much information as I can from medical professionals, psychological experts and academics and those who have personal experience relating to each subject we talk about and this, in part, is another reason for the delay.
If you have a topic you’d like to see discussed, or a question you feel you can’t find an answer to please comment below or dm me on Twitter, I’ll do my very best to find an answer.
While you’re waiting for the subject to launch, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app and subscribing to Pigletish Talks, and also check out #SelfCareTogether and get involved.
With all that being said, I hope you’re looking forward to the new series as much as I’m looking forward to sharing it and that you’ll continue to support the podcast. I’m so excited to share everything with you as I learn, I’ve literally got goosebumps just thinking about some of the episodes coming up…