Show 103 - Defining the Bogeyman of Mental Health

One of the definitions of a bogeyman is a person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear. Go on and try to insert that term into a conversation.

It will kill that conversation in the space of a moment. This is my attempt to define the terms and hope it helps you find what is your place in those terms.

If it is getting too heavy lay down that brick and make the call, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

You still can contribute to Movember and if you or a friend need access to health care go to

Article in Stars and Strips regarding the mental health waivers for people with certain mental health conditions to be able to join the Army.

White Noise Generator from Relaxio for Android and iOS devices.

The World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Mental Disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Health page about Mental Health Conditions.

The Mayo Clinic also has a tutorial on Mental Illness with a list of symptoms to help you evaluate if you think you have a problem.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.